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Summer Hiring Forecast: Where The Jobs Are

Summer Hiring Forecast: Where The Jobs Are

It's no secret that employers have been slow to staff up. The unemployment rate has inched down only recently to 7.5 percent. But a new analysis suggests that a significant number of employers plan to hire temp workers for the summer. On Thursday, CareerBuilder released its annual summer hiring forecast, which... Read More »

Fearful Women Shun Maternity Leave, Study Reveals

Fearful Women Shun Maternity Leave, Study Reveals

America is the only modern, industrialized country that does not offer paid maternity leave to new mothers. And in the U.S., 51 percent of new mothers lack paid leave from their employers. Now, a new study finds that many of those women who do have maternity leave from employers aren't using it in full. The... Read More »

Survey: Creepiest Requests From Bosses

Survey: Creepiest Requests From Bosses

If you're like most workers, you probably navigate a number of complex relationships every day. Hard-to-please customers. Temperamental co-workers. But of course, your relationship with the boss is paramount, and handling that can become all the more challenging if your boss places unreasonable, perhaps even... Read More »

Finding A Spiritual Career

Finding A Spiritual Career

In this holy season of Easter and Passover when so many Americans are focused on faith, some of them likely are even considering a religious calling. Those thinking of making religion a life's work are probably not surprised that religious organizations are far from the typical U.S. workplace. But this also... Read More »

Now Even File Clerks Need A College Degree

Now Even File Clerks Need A College Degree

The country's current jobs crisis isn't a crisis for everyone. In February, college graduates had an unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent. But the unemployment rate for Americans over 25 with no college was over twice that, and for those without a high school diploma, a staggering 11.2 percent. Many of the jobs... Read More »

The World's Hardest Jobs To Fill

The World's Hardest Jobs To Fill

In the past, we've addressed how the U.S. economy is experiencing a growing skills gap – companies are struggling to find highly skilled workers to fill open positions. Yet this isn't just a U.S. issue – employers across the globe are feeling the effects of unfilled job openings on their bottom... Read More »

Manufacturing Is Coming Back To The U.S. -- And Hiring

Manufacturing Is Coming Back To The U.S. -- And Hiring

Is American manufacturing poised for a comeback? The manufacturing industry lost 6 million jobs in the first decade of this century, but many experts say that the turnaround has already begun. According to one estimate by the Boston Consulting Group, as many as five million more positions could be recovered by... Read More »

15 Companies Staffing Up In February

15 Companies Staffing Up In February

By Debra Auerbach If your New Year's resolution was to get a new job, hopefully by now you've kicked your job search into high gear. Here's a list of 15 companies that are hiring now. Click on the links below to learn more about the opportunities available at each company: Read More »

Employers Tell The Weirdest Interview Mistakes They've Seen

Employers Tell The Weirdest Interview Mistakes They've Seen

If you're job hunting, presumably you know not to stuff into your pocket the candy sitting on the interviewer's desk. And you know that the proper way to greet the president of the company is with a handshake, rather than a hug. Read More »

The Work Buzz: Job Market Forecast For 2013

The Work Buzz: Job Market Forecast For 2013

Employers are heading into the new year with cautious optimism. The economy has been growing at a gradual but steady pace and is poised to stay on this path in 2013, barring major disruptions. More employers are expecting to hire than in recent years, but the modest recovery, along with the weakened global... Read More »

Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

If you are job hunting during the workday, you are not alone. According to a new survey by Right Management, a whopping 86 percent of workers said that they plan to actively seek a new position in 2013, up slightly from 84 percent in 2011. Yet statistics show turnover is actually slowing down, and people are... 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 »

Top Reason Employers Don't Hire Veterans

Top Reason Employers Don't Hire Veterans

By Brent Rasmussen, president, CareerBuilder North America The unemployment rate for veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq, though declining, is still considerably higher than the general population's rate. While military veterans possess a great deal of the business-friendly skills that employers look for in... Read More »

4 Manufacturing Jobs Making A Comeback

4 Manufacturing Jobs Making A Comeback

Machinists, engine assemblers and other production jobs also on the upswing, nearing their pre-recession employment levels. Read More »

Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

Survey after survey is showing that seasonal hiring is on the upswing, the highest its been in years. Now there is even more good news for job hunters: more employers say they are planning to turn seasonal hires to full-time, permanent employees. CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs sponsor, surveyed 2,494 hiring... Read More »

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

Employers need to stop blaming Facebook. At least if you believe the results of a new nationwide survey commissioned by TrackVia, the maker of a cloud-based application platform. The survey asked 300 workers to name their biggest time wasters. Only 5 percent respondents cited Facebook, Twitter or another... Read More »

Lunch Break: Tech Tools That Can Help And Harm Your Job Search

Lunch Break: Tech Tools That Can Help And Harm Your Job Search

What's the defining characteristic of working in the digital age? Computers have changed many things, but the Internet and social media provide workers with greater ability to both promote and express themselves. Especially when you feel that you've lost your job unfairly. Given that "anyone with a Facebook... Read More »

A Job Interview On Ellipticals? Welcome To The Wellness-Crazed Workplace

A Job Interview On Ellipticals? Welcome To The Wellness-Crazed Workplace

When Rachel Cooper went for a job interview at a Maryland company last August, she wasn't sure what to expect. After all, it was her first job interview since graduating from the University of Miami. But the 23-year-old never imagined she'd be fielding questions from an interviewer who was working out on an... Read More »

New Sites Promise More 'Scientific' Method To Job Hunting

New Sites Promise More 'Scientific' Method To Job Hunting

The job search has long been an inexact science. You send out a blitz of resumes, network with everyone you know, and keep your fingers crossed. But several new, job-search sites are claiming to be bringing more precision to the process, using Google-like technology and elaborate algorithms. Two... Read More »

A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

As the nation's baby boomer generation has aged, there's been a corresponding increase in demand for workers to provide health-care services. It comes as little surprise then that the health-care sector has added an average of 28,000 jobs a month during the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor... Read More »

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