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4 Reasons Why You Are Still Unemployed

4 Reasons Why You Are Still Unemployed

If you haven't been successful landing a new gig, maybe it's time to stop and take a look at your tactics. Don't assume you haven't found a job because the economy is poor; there are jobs out there. It is up to you to demonstrate how and why you are a good match. Consider the following tips to help you land a... Read More »

Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

When it comes to enforcing the nation's labor laws, the agency responsible for investigating charges of discrimination and harassment has no shortage of work. Workers routinely file complaints with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which then investigates them and decides whether to bring suit against... Read More »

Louisiana Workers Kept In Slave Conditions, Lawsuit Claims

Louisiana Workers Kept In Slave Conditions, Lawsuit Claims

NEW ORLEANS - A group of Filipino guest workers who allege in a lawsuit that their Louisiana-based employers subjected them to inhumane working and living conditions claim company officials have threatened some of them with deportation unless they drop the case. A federal judge on Monday issued an order barring... Read More »

Is Facebook Derailing Your Job Search?

Is Facebook Derailing Your Job Search?

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you revealing more than you should on one of the most popular online social networking sites? Facebook has become so much a part of how we stay connected that some of us are forgetting that those connections often extend well beyond our anticipated audience. Read More »

Don't Burn Bridges Anymore: Quitting Your Job Gracefully

Don't Burn Bridges Anymore: Quitting Your Job Gracefully

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Ask anyone who has ever been involved in a play, and they'll tell you the importance of knowing which side of the stage to exit. Heading off in the wrong direction could have you coming face-to-face with actors trying to enter the stage or heading to a fictional location... Read More »

Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

Silicon Valley with its many high-tech firms is one region well known for its ample -- and sometimes quirky -- work perks. Not be outdone, Boulder, Colo., a city long known for its left-leaning politics and concern for the environment, is also a haven for workers who enjoy all manner of employer-paid... Read More »

Florida Employer Found Guilty Of Firing Woman Over Jury Duty

Florida Employer Found Guilty Of Firing Woman Over Jury Duty

A Florida woman who sued her former employer for firing her while reporting to jury duty is breathing easier after a court ruling earlier this week found she was discharged illegally. "I'm very happy that the judge decided on the right thing to do," the employee, Juanita "Jane" Trejo-Beverly (pictured),... Read More »

Growing Number Of Frustrated Workers Opt To Quit

Growing Number Of Frustrated Workers Opt To Quit

It may be hard to believe, but even with the nation's unemployment rate stuck at around 9 percent, there are plenty of workers calling it quits. Fed up with lack of opportunity or having to "do more with less," a greater number of employees are heading for the exits. Nearly 1.1 million workers left their... Read More »

The Job Market For Bachelor's Degree Holders [Infographic]

The Job Market For Bachelor's Degree Holders [Infographic]

The escalating cost of a college education has many young people wondering whether a bachelor's degree is worth the expense. Given the current lackluster state of the job market, some are deciding that it's not worth going into debt for tens of thousands of dollars only to find themselves on the unemployment... Read More »

More Jobs Being Created Online, Report Says

More Jobs Being Created Online, Report Says

With the nation's unemployment rate continuing to languish at around 9 percent, many unemployed workers are left to wonder where the jobs are. A new report suggests they're increasingly found in the online world. What's more, these new employment opportunities aren't limited to the high-tech sector, but are... Read More »

How To Spot a Really Good Company

How To Spot a Really Good Company

Who would you rather do business with – a company that is good to its employees and customers, contributes positively to the communities in which it does business, and is a good steward of the planet – or a company less than worthy on one or more of these fronts? For most of us, the answer is... Read More »

DA: Yogurt Store Owner Put Naked Employee In Box

DA: Yogurt Store Owner Put Naked Employee In Box

ALHAMBRA, Calif. -- The owner of a Southern California yogurt shop has been charged with attacking an employee, removing her clothes, binding her with tape and locking her in a box. Read More »

Why it Takes Forever for an Employer to Get Back to You

Why it Takes Forever for an Employer to Get Back to You

From an employer's point of view, it's an embarrassment of riches, or option overload, if you will. Hiring managers are now taking up to twice as long to fill positions, not because they're having trouble finding viable candidates, but because there are so many good prospects out there, they're afraid that... Read More »

You Took a Demotion; Now What?

You Took a Demotion; Now What?

Five years ago, Bill M's star seemed to be shining brightly as he accepted his second promotion in three years at a major financial services firm. Then, amid budget-tightening last fall, the company gave him an unappealing choice: a lower level position or a severance package. With two kids, a stay-at-home wife... Read More »

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