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How to Land The Ultimate Summer Job If Your Name's Not Obama

How to Land The Ultimate Summer Job If Your Name's Not Obama

How you can find work as a PA

Malia Obama, First Daughter, went to Hollywood for a day to work as a Production Assistant on Steven Spielberg's new show on CBS. Read More »

Obama Drafting Executive Order Targeting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Obama Drafting Executive Order Targeting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

It's still legal to fire workers for being LGBT in 32 states

Amid growing impatience with Congress, President Obama has asked his staff to draft an executive order targeting LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Read More »

First Lady's Secret Service Detail Went Hunting Cupcakes

First Lady's Secret Service Detail Went Hunting Cupcakes

Looked for bakery made famous by Sex and the City

A Secret Service agent assigned to Michelle Obama searched for a gourmet cupcake while the First Lady visited with a couple after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read More »

4 Presentation Tips To Awe Your Boss And Clients

4 Presentation Tips To Awe Your Boss And Clients

What do Steve Jobs, Michael Bay and Obama have in common?

Anyone can become an engaging and memorable speaker. Follow these four crucial techniques to take your presentations to the next level. Read More »

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

The U.S. Senate abruptly postponed until Tuesday a vote on a White House-backed bill to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans. Read More »

More Jobs Created Under Obama Than Bush, Nonpartisan Report Finds

More Jobs Created Under Obama Than Bush, Nonpartisan Report Finds

Getty Images President Obama has been called a job-killer and worse. But in his over four years in office, Obama has already presided over the net creation of more American jobs than did his predecessor, George W. Bush, in his eight in the White House. That's the conclusion of a new analysis released Tuesday by... Read More »

State Of the Union: Obama Unveils Ambitious Jobs Agenda

State Of the Union: Obama Unveils Ambitious Jobs Agenda

It's not a surprise that jobs and the economy featured prominently in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. But still, Obama mentioned the word "jobs" 46 times in speech, more than he did for any of his prior presidential addresses, signifying what will be the focus of his second term.... Read More »

Obama's State Of The Union To Focus On Jobs And The Economy

Obama's State Of The Union To Focus On Jobs And The Economy

By Grace Wyler President Barack Obama will pivot back to the economy and jobs during his State of the Union Tuesday, shifting away from the progressive social agenda that he pushed in his second inaugural address. Senior White House officials say that the Obama will use the State of the Union to "outline his... Read More »

World Trade Center Workers Leave Poignant Graffiti Messages

World Trade Center Workers Leave Poignant Graffiti Messages

On most jobs, scribbling a message on, say, a wall would be frowned upon. But for the 1,000... Read More »

Gay Rights Groups Push Obama To Ban Discrimination Against Gay Workers

Gay Rights Groups Push Obama To Ban Discrimination Against Gay Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees. The drive comes as Obama included an unexpected declaration of support for gay rights in his inaugural address Monday,... Read More »

Obama Look-Alike Larry Graves In Demand For Inauguration Season

Obama Look-Alike Larry Graves In Demand For Inauguration Season

The lanky man has the security detail, the prominent ears and the U.S. flag pin, but substitute teacher Larry Graves is no Barack Obama. He's a professional look-alike. Graves and the president have something else in common, too: a frantic schedule leading up to the inauguration. Read More »

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

For much of the 20th century, America's unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers -- mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants. But as the U.S. has moved from a manufacturing economy to a service-based one, the face of... Read More »

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »

Michigan Teachers Join Union Protests, Thousands of Students Forced To Miss School

Michigan Teachers Join Union Protests, Thousands of Students Forced To Miss School

Thousands of Michigan teachers skipped school Tuesday to protest new right-to-work laws that were signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. About 12,500 attended the protest and three were arrested according to the Detroit Free Press. Read More »

LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

By John Rogers LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the work of the people who file the invoices for the TV sets that arrive from China and the cars that come from Japan goes all but unnoticed as those products and countless others make their way across the United States. Not this week, however, after about... Read More »

Obama Signs Whistle-Blower Protection Law

Obama Signs Whistle-Blower Protection Law

WASHINGTON -- During President Obama's first term as president, Obama was criticized often for his tough stance against government whistle-blowers. The administration charged six people under the 1917 Espionage Act -- more than all past presidencies combined. "Leaks that favor the president are shoveled out... Read More »

Unemployment Rate Falls In 75 Percent Of States

Unemployment Rate Falls In 75 Percent Of States

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing. Unemployment rates are now below 7 percent in 23 of the 50 states. The Labor Department says rates rose in seven states in... Read More »

Fiscal Cliff: Will It Lead To Massive Layoffs?

Fiscal Cliff: Will It Lead To Massive Layoffs?

Now that the election is over, the No. 1 political buzzword in America is "fiscal cliff." And it's because Congress and President Obama are wrangling over a looming perfect storm of deadlines. On Jan. 1, 2013, the George W. Bush-era tax cuts will expire and automatic federal spending cuts are simultaneously... Read More »

Uruguay President, Jose Mujica, Donates Most Of His Pay To Charity

Uruguay President, Jose Mujica, Donates Most Of His Pay To Charity

If the world has an impoverished president, it may be Jose Mujica, the current head of state in Uruguay, the South American nation of some 3.3 million people that's about the size of Washington state. As BBC News reports, President Mujica (pictured above) shunned the luxurious house that Uruguay provides... Read More »

Will Gay Marriage Change The American Workplace?

Will Gay Marriage Change The American Workplace?

One of the most striking results of Election 2012 was that gay marriage initiatives were passed by popular vote in three states (Maine, Maryland and Washington). Read More »

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