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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Early 2006

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Early 2006

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits falls to its lowest level in more than 7 years, as the job market continues to recoup. Read More »

Unemployment Survival Kit: How to Cut Costs, Corners and Coupons

Unemployment Survival Kit: How to Cut Costs, Corners and Coupons

Understanding your biggest expenses

Lisa Casino-Schuetz of Neighbors Helping Neighbors has assembled some helpful tips and suggestions about surviving in the midst of long-term unemployment. 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 »

What To Do If You Can't Find A Job

What To Do If You Can't Find A Job

Five alternatives to getting discouraged on an extended job hunt

Tried everything from networking to social media and still struggling to find work? Here are five steps you can take if your search isn’t producing results. Read More »

Chrissy Teigen Was Fired From a Forever 21 Modeling Job For Being 'Fat'

Chrissy Teigen Was Fired From a Forever 21 Modeling Job For Being 'Fat'

Teigen: "They suck and I hate them."

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen revealed that she was once fired off the set of a Forever 21 shoot because they thought she was too 'fat.' 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 »

Can I Be Fired Because My Boss Knows I'll Be Leaving?

Can I Be Fired Because My Boss Knows I'll Be Leaving?

At-will employees need to be careful with what they divulge

Your boss finds out you're planning on leaving. You haven't given notice. Can they replace you? Our AOL Jobs employment expert answers this reader question. Read More »

Advice to Parents From a Boomerang Kid

Advice to Parents From a Boomerang Kid

A 26-year-old photographer will take the couch over giving up his dream

Moving back home was a last resort for photographer Damon Casarez, but he managed to use the experience to jump-start his career. Read More »

Can I Be Fired For Piercings That Were Okay Until They Changed The Dress Code?

Can I Be Fired For Piercings That Were Okay Until They Changed The Dress Code?

Can an employer change appearance rules after you are hired?

Your appearance was fine until your employer changed the dress code. Now it isn't. Is that legal? Our employment law expert answers this reader question. Read More »

Weekly Roundup: Fighting Back Against Long-Term Unemployment

Weekly Roundup: Fighting Back Against Long-Term Unemployment

Stay positive and keep your job search on track

Long-Term Unemployment is bad for your physical, psychological and financial health. Stay positive and fight back with expert advice from around the web. 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 »

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Help and hope for the long-term unemployed

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Labor Market Continues to Firm

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Labor Market Continues to Firm

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Job Market Recovery Intact

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Job Market Recovery Intact

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but not enough to change views the labor market was strengthening. Read More »

U.S. Economy Adds 217,000 Jobs in May

U.S. Economy Adds 217,000 Jobs in May

U.S. employers maintained a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: Getting Fired & Getting Back in the Game

The Weekly Roundup: Getting Fired & Getting Back in the Game

There are ways to accelerate the process

Chances are you will get fired at some point in your career. The quicker you make a plan and implement it, the sooner you will be back on track. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Up, But Job Market Still Strengthening

Weekly Jobless Claims Up, But Job Market Still Strengthening

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a firming labor market. Read More »

Professor Gets Canned For Appearing on Beer Label

Professor Gets Canned For Appearing on Beer Label

Christian university found charity appearance inappropriate

Charleston Southern University fired a popular sociology teacher because his face in an elaborate beard appeared on a beer can for a charity event. Read More »

Miami Dolphins Scout Tending Ill Wife Moves to Sue After Firing

Miami Dolphins Scout Tending Ill Wife Moves to Sue After Firing

Scout fired after new leadership questions remote arrangement

17-year Miami Dolphins scout working from home for the past decade so he can tend to his sick wife moves towards suing team following his firing. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop More Than Forecast Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop More Than Forecast Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market. Read More »

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