Entry-Level Jobs

A Guide To Your First Entry-Level Job

A Guide To Your First Entry-Level Job

10 things new graduates absolutely need to know

The working world is an environment that's far different from school. Read More »

Best Employers In Worst Industries

Best Employers In Worst Industries

These employers offer better pay and benefits than competitors.

Certain industries are known for not treating their workers well. These employers are exceptions. Read More »

Social Service Agency Fires $9/Hour Worker For Not Buying A New Car

Social Service Agency Fires $9/Hour Worker For Not Buying A New Car

The employer called it "willful misconduct." A court disagreed.

The employer called it "willful misconduct." A court disagreed. Read More »

7 Surprisingly Good Jobs You Can Land After A Retail Gig

7 Surprisingly Good Jobs You Can Land After A Retail Gig

A low-wage retail gig can be the start of a strong career. Read More »

The Death Of Unpaid Internships: What It Really Means For Workers

The Death Of Unpaid Internships: What It Really Means For Workers

Is this the end of unpaid internships, and would that be a good thing? Read More »

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

In today's competitive job market, it can be hard to imagine that there are jobs that pay well but don't require years of experience. But many sectors offer high-paying entry-level jobs that are appealing to mid-career changers or recent college graduates (who are likely eager to get out from under a mound of... Read More »

Coffee Shop Worker Quits Via Song -- But Was It Fake? [Video]

Coffee Shop Worker Quits Via Song -- But Was It Fake? [Video]

A job for many workers is just a paycheck -- an often dreary way to pay the bills. That may be why so many Americans are keen on (or at least dream of) quitting their jobs in an over-the-top fashion. There are a number of recent examples of "extreme quitting," including one by Joey DeFrancesco, who video... Read More »

The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

It's been more than five weeks since Hurricane Sandy roared across the Eastern Seaboard, devastating the lives of thousands residents in New York, New Jersey and several other states. Many are still dealing with the fallout caused by damaged homes, destroyed possessions and lost wages. They include New... Read More »

Bangladesh Factory Fire Survivors: Give Us Our Jobs Back

Bangladesh Factory Fire Survivors: Give Us Our Jobs Back

By Julhas Alam DHAKA, Bangladesh -- As 112 of her co-workers died in a garment-factory fire, Dipa Akter got out by jumping from the third floor through a hole made by breaking apart an exhaust fan. Her left leg is wrapped in bandages and she has trouble walking. Now she wants back in. "If the factory... Read More »

Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal jobs can be a good way for students to earn money while on break from their studies. But for many adults, including parents and retirees, temporary jobs are a reliable source of much-needed extra income during the holiday season. Seasonal job seekers will find it a bit easier this year than last... Read More »

Pizza Delivery Man, Not Tipped, Pees On Customer's Door [Video]

Pizza Delivery Man, Not Tipped, Pees On Customer's Door [Video]

It's not unusual for workers who rely on tips for the bulk of their income to get upset should a customer fail to leave a gratuity. But a Pizza Hut delivery driver really went out of his way to express his displeasure at getting stiffed -- by peeing on a customer's door. The incident happened last week... Read More »

Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

Like many part-time employees, Bintou Kamara would like to work more hours. Employed as a cashier at a flagship Ambercrombie & Fitch store in midtown Manhattan, Kamara, 22, says that she works as few as five hours a week and is paid $9 an hour. Kamara's predicament is made all the more difficult by a... Read More »

Amazon.com Will Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Amazon.com Will Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees at its fulfillment centers across the U.S., as the company and its rivals gear up for the winter holiday season. Retailers typically add seasonal staff in the weeks leading up to the holiday shopping season to... Read More »

The 3 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

The 3 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

Employees at Walmart, the world's largest retailer, are striking for the first time in 50 years. It's hard to believe it took so long. Walmart Stores Inc. is a massive corporation, yet many workers receive low wages and are denied benefits. But a couple of big myths about retail workers keep the public from... Read More »

Target's New 'Amazing' Script For Training Employees Leaked

Target's New 'Amazing' Script For Training Employees Leaked

Big corporations have long used relentlessly cheery speeches and other tools to motivate employees. But sometimes those efforts can come off as trite, childish and downright cheesy. Target Corp., apparently, is no exception. As Gawker reports, the big-box retailer is rallying its employees to provide... Read More »

Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

Large retailers are gearing up to hire throngs of seasonal workers to help with the increased customer traffic many expect for the holidays. They include Kohl's Corp., the nation's third-largest retailer, which plans to fill nearly 52,700 seasonal jobs at its 1,134 stores, as well as at its distribution... Read More »

Jobs That Won't Be Outsourced Anymore

Jobs That Won't Be Outsourced Anymore

Many U.S. workers at call centers have seen their jobs shipped overseas in recent years as companies sought cheap labor as a way to cut costs. Beyond lost jobs, the moves also resulted in complaints by consumers about having to deal with foreign-accented employees at call centers in far off places such as... Read More »

10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

In this era of high unemployment, many parents and students wonder which college degrees pay off -- and which don't. A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education looked at earnings and unemployment rates among recent and seasoned degree holders as well as those with graduate degrees and found... Read More »

Unpaid Internships: What You Should Know About Working For Free

Unpaid Internships: What You Should Know About Working For Free

Since graduating from Yale in 2010, Catherine has had five internships, all at New York nonprofit theater companies. Four were unpaid positions. One of them, which was "approaching a full-time schedule" over six months, gave her a $600 stipend. To make money, she also worked as a nanny, an after-school... Read More »

Interns: When Should I Hire Them?

Interns: When Should I Hire Them?

How do I know when it's an appropriate time to hire interns for my startup? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to... Read More »

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