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A 20-Hour-a-Week Job Can Lead to 40

A 20-Hour-a-Week Job Can Lead to 40

A 6-year job search yields hope for full-time work

Part-time jobs can lead to full-time. Persistence is important in job search today. For some it takes significant time to find work Read More »

The Case for Kicking Back During a Job Search

The Case for Kicking Back During a Job Search

Why it's wise to take a little break

Even if you're unemployed, taking a guilt-free break can pay off by putting you in a better state to find a new job. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week. Read More »

Ask Jack: Fired Coworkers, Just Say No, and Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Fired Coworkers, Just Say No, and Job of the Week

You have work questions. Jack has answers.

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

Former Yahoo Executive's Severance Is Larger Than CEO's Salary

Former Yahoo Executive's Severance Is Larger Than CEO's Salary

Henrique de Castro only worked at Yahoo for 15 months

Former Yahoo chief operating officer Henrique de Castro received a $58 million severance package despite only working at the company for 15 months. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels. Read More »

Does 'Out-of-Work' Mean Damaged Goods?

Does 'Out-of-Work' Mean Damaged Goods?

Don't let being let go hurt your chances of getting hired

Were you let go and fear employers see you as damaged goods? If so, read this... Read More »

5 Things You Should Do Right After You're Fired

5 Things You Should Do Right After You're Fired

Know that you will be OK.

Breaking down the things do in the days following your firing to get back on track, including maintaining your schedule and handling expenses. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to Near 7-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to Near 7-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years. Read More »

UPS Un-Fires 250 Workers It Axed For Participating In Walkout

UPS Un-Fires 250 Workers It Axed For Participating In Walkout

Employees will still serve a 10-day suspension

UPS has re-hired the 250 drivers it fired for participating in a walkout. After receiving criticism, the company made a deal with the local Teamsters union. Read More »

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

How to answer the question 'Why were you let go?'

No one likes the experience of being fired, but there are ways to get back out there and find a job that's a better fit. Read More »

Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Equally Qualified For Jobs

Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Equally Qualified For Jobs

Research tracked different aspects of job performance

A new study has found that the long-term unemployed make equally strong hires as employees who have shown a consistent work history. Read More »

U.S. Maintains Solid Job Growth Pace as Winter Fades

U.S. Maintains Solid Job Growth Pace as Winter Fades

U.S. employers maintained a solid pace of hiring for a second straight month in March, further evidence the economy was shifting into higher gear. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

More Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits than expected last week, but the underlying trend points to some strength in the labor market. Read More »

How to Stay Motivated When Unemployed

How to Stay Motivated When Unemployed

Tips from legendary basketball coach Bobby Hurley

How job hunters can learn motivation from the famous coach who builds winning teams from the ranks of disenfranchised teens. Read More »

Steve Jobs' Brutal Reaction To News He'd Gotten a Google Employee Fired

Steve Jobs' Brutal Reaction To News He'd Gotten a Google Employee Fired

This emoticon has never looked so evil

New documents show that Steve Jobs, angry over a violation of a non-compete deal, reacted to news that he'd gotten a Google employee fired with a :) emoticon. Read More »

BP Employee Fired After Note to Boss Goes Viral

BP Employee Fired After Note to Boss Goes Viral

"Fire me if you must." ...Um, okay?

A man who posted an irate note to his boss has been fired after the note, which excoriated her for showing up late, went viral on Reddit and social media. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Near 4-Month Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Near 4-Month Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and touched its lowest level in nearly four months. Read More »

Levi's, Toys 'R' Us Slash Jobs

Levi's, Toys 'R' Us Slash Jobs

Two big names are laying off hundreds after poor sales

Two iconic American companies have announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs to meet a tough competitive environment. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, pointing to some underlying strength in the labor market. Read More »

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