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Where the Best-Paying Temp Jobs Are Now

Where the Best-Paying Temp Jobs Are Now

If you've got the skills, these industries are hiring

A new study shows a big leap across America in jobs for temporary workers. Here are the skills that are most in demand, and where you need to be to use them. Read More »

Birthday Parties and Bounced Checks: The Five Situations Every Freelancer Dreads

Birthday Parties and Bounced Checks: The Five Situations Every Freelancer Dreads

It's not easy being free

For all the rewards, there are many challenges to being a freelance worker. Here are five of them. Read More »

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Navigating the waters of freelance and contract work

Navigating the freelance and contract work waters. How temporary jobs can be just as rewarding as full time work and can often lead to a dream job Read More »

Woman Goes 'Behind The Kitchen Door' And Exposes Restaurant Industry

Woman Goes 'Behind The Kitchen Door' And Exposes Restaurant Industry

Saru Jayaraman uncovers workplaces of heartbreak and poverty.

From five star restaurants to fast food chains, restaurant workers endure deplorable conditions, Saru Jayaraman argues. Read More »

Jobs Where Most People Hate Their Coworkers

Jobs Where Most People Hate Their Coworkers

A new report identifies 10 occupations where people can't stand their coworkers.

Payscale report identifies 10 occupations where people have the worst coworkers. 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 »

20 Companies Hiring In July

20 Companies Hiring In July

Summer job market may be competitive, but these employers are hiring. Read More »

10 Highest-Paying Temp Jobs

10 Highest-Paying Temp Jobs

One way to get a foot in the door of a desirable employer is to get hired as a temp. This year, 40 percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers, compared to 36 percent last year, according to an annual forecast by CareerBuilder (an AOL Jobs sponsor). Of these companies, 42 percent plan to... Read More »

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

They show up each year in malls and department stores like clockwork, seemingly eager to hear every child's Christmas wish list and pose, broadly smiling for photos. And, of course, there's that unmistakably hearty "Ho, ho, ho!" that signals that the holiday season -- and Santa Claus, himself -- has... Read More »

FlexJobs: Yes, They Do Exist ... Thanks to This Woman

FlexJobs: Yes, They Do Exist ... Thanks to This Woman

By Cheryl Lock, LearnVest.com When Sara Sutton Fell began her search in 2006 for a flexible, professional job that would allow her to grow in her career and be a good mother, she came to a realization that would change her life: Flexible work was hard to come by. Read More »

Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

With unemployment hovering around 8 percent, you'd think unemployed workers would be champing at the bit to take a job -- any job. But shipping companies such as UPS Inc. and GSI Commerce Inc. can't find enough workers to staff warehouses in Louisville, Ky., a region with a 7.5 percent jobless... 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 »

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 »

Seasonal Jobs: Top Companies Hiring For The Holidays

Seasonal Jobs: Top Companies Hiring For The Holidays

For many weary out-of-work Americans, the upcoming holiday season brings the potential for much-needed seasonal jobs. Employment-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas forecasts retail payrolls to increase by 700,000 during the final three months of 2012, up from the 660,200 seasonal jobs added... Read More »

Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

One of the disadvantages to most part-time jobs is the lack of benefits. But Starbucks Corp. doesn't discriminate, providing the ubiquitous coffee chain's 95,000 part-timers with full health insurance benefits. For many who lost full-time jobs during the Great Recession and got part-time gigs at Starbucks,... Read More »

5 Surefire Ways To Turn A Part-Time Gig Into A Full-Time Job

5 Surefire Ways To Turn A Part-Time Gig Into A Full-Time Job

One of the ways people are surviving in this tough economy is by cobbling together part-time or temp jobs. According to a July 2012 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8.2 million workers are employed part-time or in temporary positions, working without job security or benefits. Is it possible to turn... Read More »

4 Ways To Get The Edge In Your Job Search

4 Ways To Get The Edge In Your Job Search

By Vickie Elmer Almost every week, I receive or read two or three reports showing hiring momentum is increasing. Manpower's second-quarter Employment Outlook Survey showed "growing optimism" on hiring, with 9 in 10 U.S. employers expected to either add staff or make no changes to it through June 30. Some 35... Read More »

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