Job Growth Stalls As New Businesses Fail To Take Off

Job Growth Stalls As New Businesses Fail To Take Off

By Jeremy Greenfield As the Great Recession gives way to a non-recovery, the American dream of starting a business and making it big is dying -- and with it, the most significant driver of new jobs in the U.S. economy. Read More »

Staying Positive Is Key As Job Market Heats Up In July

Staying Positive Is Key As Job Market Heats Up In July

By Jeremy Greenfield and Kyle Stock, Special to AOL Jobs As heat waves blazed through the nation in July, the job economy warmed up a bit too, adding 117,000 non-farm jobs and bringing the unemployment rate down to 9.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was more than economists expected. The... Read More »

June Numbers Tell Job Seekers to Get New Skills

June Numbers Tell Job Seekers to Get New Skills

By Jeremy Greenfield, Special to AOL Jobs Just when hope beckoned from the job market, anemic growth in June suggested job seekers may have a more difficult time finding work as the U.S. economy added only 18,000 jobs and unemployment rose to 9.2%. Economists had predicted that as many as 100,000 more... Read More »

10 Reasons You Can Be Fired

10 Reasons You Can Be Fired

By Kelly Eggers Nobody wants to get fired. Most people avoid it by generally doing good work and keeping complaints about their jobs to themselves or close family. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are many things that can get you fired beyond the obvious; you don't have to burn down the office... Read More »

Job Seekers Should Look to Pockets of Good News Amid Weak May Job Numbers

Job Seekers Should Look to Pockets of Good News Amid Weak May Job Numbers

By Kyle Stock After two big gains in March and April, employers took a step back from hiring in May -- way back. Skittish employers were even more hesitant to hire in May as the private sector added only 83,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 9.1%., according to the jobs report from the... Read More »

How to Get Paid What You Deserve

How to Get Paid What You Deserve

By Jane Porter Money is always a tricky topic to broach with your boss. If you think you're being underpaid, finding out what you're worth and doing something about it can improve your personal bottom line. "If you don't ask, you don't get," says Sunny Bates, author of the book, How to Earn What You're... Read More »

Five Myths of Multitasking

Five Myths of Multitasking

By Kelly Eggers How many tabs do you have open in your Web browser right now? How many of them are work-related? How many of them are centered on the same task? Multitasking, conducting two unrelated tasks at the same time, causes errors that could cost you your job, say experts. Read More »

Three Finance Jobs That Could Make You a Millionaire

Three Finance Jobs That Could Make You a Millionaire

Working on Wall Street has always been the road to riches. Goldman Sachs employees, on average, were paid $439,700 last year. Those at Morgan Stanley got $256,596. Bank of America paid an average of $122,491, but that included lower level commercial banking jobs as well as high-flying positions at the... Read More »

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