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Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Months

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Months

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

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October as employers shrugged off a government shutdown. Read More »

20 Companies Hiring In August

20 Companies Hiring In August

Still looking for a job? Start your search with these companies. Read More »

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers slowed their pace of hiring in July but the jobless rate fell anyway, mixed signals that could make the U.S. Federal Reserve more cautious about drawing down its huge economic stimulus program. The number of jobs outside the farming sector increased by 162,000, the... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Labor Market Recovery Grinds On

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Labor Market Recovery Grinds On

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, although the level still appeared to point to healing in the nation's job market. Read More »

U.S. Employers Add 195,000 Jobs in June; Jobless Rate Stays at 7.6%

U.S. Employers Add 195,000 Jobs in June; Jobless Rate Stays at 7.6%

Employers added 195,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said Friday, while the unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent as more people entered the workforce. Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly 5½ Years

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly 5½ Years

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in nearly 5½ years last week, signaling labor market resilience in the face of fiscal austerity. Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall Sharply to 5-Year Low

Jobless Claims Fall Sharply to 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to its lowest level since the early days of the 2007-09 recession. 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 »

Survey: Craziest Excuses For Calling In Sick

Survey: Craziest Excuses For Calling In Sick

Have you ever called in sick due to an allergy attack? Did you neglect to mention that it's the huge stack of paperwork on your desk that caused the allergic reaction? Or maybe you have a migraine but failed to explain it's from your annoying co-workers. The list of personal "ailments" used to get a day off... Read More »

Employers More Likely To Hire Criminal Than Long-Term Unemployed [Infographic]

Employers More Likely To Hire Criminal Than Long-Term Unemployed [Infographic]

Employers have been open about their disdain for the unemployed -- some companies even specify in ads that they will only consider candidates who already have jobs. But according to a new survey, companies would sooner hire a worker convicted of a misdemeanor than the long-term unemployed. Bullhorn, a maker... Read More »

Top Employers of Veterans

Top Employers of Veterans

By Bridget Quigg Once they've received their last paycheck from Uncle Sam, where do most military folks go to find the next one? It turns out that many don't travel far. Former military members often get picked up by companies that work directly with the federal government and the military. Online salary... Read More »

Read This Before You Sign That Severance Agreement

Read This Before You Sign That Severance Agreement

Question: I feel that I am being discriminated against at my job. I have worked there for 20 years with no problems at all. In the last month I have been written up once for something that has always been done with no problems. Today I was confronted with a severance package. I am totally confused by all of... Read More »

Does It Finally Pay To Be A Whistleblower?

Does It Finally Pay To Be A Whistleblower?

The news has been filled lately with stories about whistleblowers getting staggeringly big pay outs for exposing wrong-doing at their workplaces. On Tuesday, Associated Press reported that former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld got what may be the largest award ever -- $104 million from the Internal Revenue... Read More »

How Bad Is The Job Market?

How Bad Is The Job Market?

Despite a disappointing August jobs report, a new survey suggests that the employment picture will brighten in September. Read More »

10 Jobs In High Demand In 2012 And Beyond

10 Jobs In High Demand In 2012 And Beyond

If you're job hunting, you've likely heard that some employers are having difficulty filling positions -- as incredible as that might seem in an era of 8-plus percent unemployment. The reasons that many in-demand jobs go unfilled vary, with some businesses saying they're unable to find suitable candidates,... Read More »

Tech Employers Use Raunchy Videos To Recruit

Tech Employers Use Raunchy Videos To Recruit

Tech companies, competing for talent, are producing edgy videos. Read More »

Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

For the country's 12.8 million unemployed, it may seem like the jobs just aren't out there. The average jobless American is out of work, after all, for nine months. But a somewhat different lament is coming, increasingly, from the employer's end: They can't find good enough people to fill all their open... Read More »

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal. There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »

U.S. Job Openings Rose To 4-Year High In June

U.S. Job Openings Rose To 4-Year High In June

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May. That's the most since July 2008.... Read More »

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