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Study: 1 In 2 Professionals Will Be Independent Contractors By 2020

Study: 1 In 2 Professionals Will Be Independent Contractors By 2020

Why Becoming A "Business-of-One" Can Be Better For Your Career

New study shows why more contemporary workers are leaning toward freelance work instead of traditional full-time jobs. Read More »

Your Job Isn't What The Employer Promised: Is That Illegal?

Your Job Isn't What The Employer Promised: Is That Illegal?

I recently received this question from a reader. Q: I was hired for a specific job with a specific job title. Months later, my employer changed my title without asking me and made me work in a role that I neither wanted nor was qualified for. I wouldn't have left my prior job for the newly changed job title.... Read More »

The Freelance Life: One Man's Journey To Becoming His Own Boss

The Freelance Life: One Man's Journey To Becoming His Own Boss

When Brooke Dixon move to New York and began looking for work a few years back, the Web developer turned to freelancing to earn a living and found himself in demand. But he quickly discovered that there was a downside: getting paid on time -- or at all. Dixon (pictured above) says he was hired to build a new... Read More »

Desperate Job Seekers Continue To Fall Prey To Work-At-Home Scams

Desperate Job Seekers Continue To Fall Prey To Work-At-Home Scams

For many unemployed Americans, the need to find a job, any job, has made them susceptible to con artists promising easy riches through work-at-home schemes and similar frauds. They include Barbara Beatteay, a 58-year-old cancer patient and stroke survivor who was unemployed, bankrupt and struggling to pay... Read More »

Walmart's Tireless Cost-Cutting Drives Down Workers' Wages, Report Says

Walmart's Tireless Cost-Cutting Drives Down Workers' Wages, Report Says

Walmart is often credited with lowering the prices of consumer goods. Now the big-box retailer is being credited -- or more precisely, blamed -- for driving down some workers' wages and benefits. According to a new report by a pro-labor group, the National Employment Law Project, workers employed by... Read More »

Locked-Out American Crystal Workers Alter Plans

Locked-Out American Crystal Workers Alter Plans

By Dave Kolpack FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The daily protests by union workers outside the American Crystal Sugar plant in Moorhead, Minn., have become sporadic, and nine months into the company-imposed lockout, the only hint of the ongoing contract dispute Monday was a pro-union poster someone had nailed to a... Read More »

A Top-Paid New York News Anchor Gets The Heave-Ho After 32 Years

A Top-Paid New York News Anchor Gets The Heave-Ho After 32 Years

One of New York City's longest-serving TV news anchors is getting the boot. After more than three decades, Sue Simmons, who reportedly is the top-paid local news anchorwoman in the country, was told last week that her contract with WNBC won't be renewed when it expires in June, according to New York Post... Read More »

Finnish Unions, Employers Approve 2-Year Pact

Finnish Unions, Employers Approve 2-Year Pact

HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish trade unions and employers organizations on Monday signed a two-year labor contract that raises wages by some 4.3 percent for more than 2 million people, or 94 percent of the country's working population. Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen described the deal as "historic," saying... Read More »

GM Workers Expected To Approve New Union Contract

GM Workers Expected To Approve New Union Contract

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- Factory workers at General Motors are likely to approve a new four-year contract with the company. Negotiators for GM and the United Auto Workers union agreed to a tentative contract on Sept. 16. Union members have until Wednesday morning to vote. Most local unions with... Read More »

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