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Higher Minimum Wage Correlates With Job Growth

Higher Minimum Wage Correlates With Job Growth

Trend bodes well for the American worker

Twelve of the 13 states that raised their minimum wage since the beginning of the year have experienced more job growth than lower-wage states. Read More »

7 in 10 Employees Value Skills Training More than Degrees

7 in 10 Employees Value Skills Training More than Degrees

Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q2 2014)

The Employment Confidence Survey monitors four indicators of employment confidence: salary expectations, job security, job market and company outlook. Read More »

23 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter

23 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter

How to be a genius, like this cat

In a recent Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared their advice on good habits you can establish. Read More »

3 Free Easy Ways To Brave The Digital World

3 Free Easy Ways To Brave The Digital World

You 'can' teach an old dog new tricks. Pick one and learn it

Three tips to become more digitally savvy and position yourself better for the current jobs marketplace. Read More »

Have You Seen These Dinosaur Thieves?

Have You Seen These Dinosaur Thieves?

Couple caught filching valuable dino replica from Raleigh museum

Police are asking for help identifying two thieves who stole a replica of a baby dinosaur from Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Read More »

13 Intelligent Reasons to Spend More Time on LinkedIn

13 Intelligent Reasons to Spend More Time on LinkedIn

Don't Put Off Your Use Of LinkedIn...Here's Why:

Statistics that will make you see why spending an hour or so on LinkedIn each week could help your career dramatically. Read More »

Pilot Mistake Means Pingpong Balls Rain on Highway

Pilot Mistake Means Pingpong Balls Rain on Highway

That wasn't hail

A pilot who dropped 3,000 pingpong balls that were redeemable for prizes missed a crowd assembled for the stunt and instead hit a nearby interstate. Read More »

10 Popular Jobs That Are Quickly Disappearing

10 Popular Jobs That Are Quickly Disappearing

These careers are going the way of the dodo

Is your job headed for the trash pile? A new study by CareerCast revealed the top 10 professions predicted to lose the most jobs by 2022. Read More »

Could You Get Discovered on Social Media? These People Did

Could You Get Discovered on Social Media? These People Did

The surprising, simple way social serendipity can change your life

When you use social media effectively, you greatly increase the odds of stumbling across exactly who and what you want to stumble across: Read More »

Expect Continued Job Growth In Second Half of 2014

Expect Continued Job Growth In Second Half of 2014

Employers creating new roles in social media, mobile technology

The 2014 midyear forecast shows employers are expecting forward movement in all categories of hiring. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Healing Job Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Healing Job Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession. Read More »

The Competitive Effect: 10 Metros With High Post-Recession Growth

The Competitive Effect: 10 Metros With High Post-Recession Growth

Houston tops the list

New research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists explains why some metropolitan areas have been thriving more than others. Read More »

Fireworks: Pretty To See, Deadly To Be Around

Fireworks: Pretty To See, Deadly To Be Around

Sometimes even professionals learn that fireworks accidents and mistakes can be disastrous

Some of the worst fireworks disasters since 2000, with videos of explosions and the aftermath of destruction that was only supposed to be entertaining. Read More »

Supreme Court: Partial-Public Employees Not Required to Contribute to Unions

Supreme Court: Partial-Public Employees Not Required to Contribute to Unions

Decision affects thousands of workers in Illinois

Supreme Court ruled that thousands of home health care workers cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union's costs of collective bargaining. Read More »

Toss Your Resume, Polish Your EQ

Toss Your Resume, Polish Your EQ

Your ‘emotional intelligence’ could get you the job

Look at this picture. Is she happy? Scared? Sad? Your answer helps rate your emotional intelligence. Businesses are now using EQ tests to pick who to hire. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop a Bit in Latest Tally

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop a Bit in Latest Tally

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell marginally last week, but continues to point to an improving labor market. Read More »

Think Before You Post: Your Online Presence Can Cost You a Job

Think Before You Post: Your Online Presence Can Cost You a Job

Pump up those privacy settings

Fifty-one percent of employers who research job candidates on social media say they've found content that led them to not hire the candidate. Read More »

Admit It, You Actually Like Work Better Than Your Family

Admit It, You Actually Like Work Better Than Your Family

Study shows most of us less stressed on the job

A new study shows your stress levels decrease at work and rise at home. Does that mean you like your job better than your family? Not necessarily... Read More »

Study Asks, 'Is Your Job Meaningful?'

Study Asks, 'Is Your Job Meaningful?'

Job meaning and job satisfaction are not the same thing

Payscale has just released a study on job meaning as it relates to compensation, and the results are exhaustive, revealing, and maybe a little sad. Read More »

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