Employment

  • Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

    Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

    By Tami Luhby Men have been steadily disappearing from the workforce for more than half a century. In the 1950s, nearly every man in his prime working years was in the labor force, a category that includes both those who are employed and those actively applying for jobs. The "participation rate" for men ages... Continue Reading

  • Employers Plan To Hire Most Workers Since Financial Crisis

    Employers Plan To Hire Most Workers Since Financial Crisis

    By Madeline Will NEW YORK -- More employers in the United States plan to hire workers next quarter than in any period since the fourth quarter of 2008, according to a survey by Manpower Group, the global employment services giant. Manpower's quarterly survey released Tuesday found most employers around the... Continue Reading

  • 20 Companies Hiring In June

    20 Companies Hiring In June

    By Debra Auerbach Summer starts this month, and if you're finding it tough to stay indoors and focus on your career, look for ways to balance your job search with warm weather activities. Set a daily schedule so you have some structure to your day; for example, allot a couple hours each morning for research and... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

    GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

    Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would give private-sector workers who more than 40 hours a week the option to take paid time off instead of being paid overtime. Continue Reading

  • Best-Paying Summer Jobs

    Best-Paying Summer Jobs

    Getting a summer job is a rite of passage for many young people. In addition to earning wages to help pay for tuition or make car payments, it's where many first-time employees learn the fundamentals of work -- showing up on time, teamwork, communicating effectively, managing workloads and more. But summer jobs... Continue Reading

  • 20 Companies Hiring In May

    20 Companies Hiring In May

    By Debra Auerbach College graduation season is here, and as students don their caps and gowns, they're thinking ahead to what's next -- whether it's going back to school, starting a career or taking another life direction. Those that are entering the workforce may not always know where to begin. A good place to... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • Best Job In America Is ...

    Best Job In America Is ...

    In an unstable economy, do good jobs even exist? Of course, some jobs will always be better than others. And to figure which is the best job right now, CareerCast.com, the employment website, every year examines a variety of factors, from physical demands to stress and hiring outlook. On Tuesday, it released its... Continue Reading

  • March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

    March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

    Jin Lee/Bloomberg By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- American employers hired at the slowest pace in nine months in March, a sign that Washington's austerity drive could be stealing momentum from the economy. The economy added just 88,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate ticked a tenth of a point lower to 7.6... Continue Reading

  • 15 Companies Hiring In April

    15 Companies Hiring In April

    As the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers." If you've been weathering the tough job market, perhaps putting extra effort into your search this month will lead to a blossoming of career opportunities come May. Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    In today's competitive job market, it can be hard to imagine that there are jobs that pay well but don't require years of experience. But many sectors offer high-paying entry-level jobs that are appealing to mid-career changers or recent college graduates (who are likely eager to get out from under a mound of... Continue Reading

  • 10 Highest-Paying Temp Jobs

    10 Highest-Paying Temp Jobs

    One way to get a foot in the door of a desirable employer is to get hired as a temp. This year, 40 percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers, compared to 36 percent last year, according to an annual forecast by CareerBuilder (an AOL Jobs sponsor). Of these companies, 42 percent plan to... Continue Reading

  • Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

    Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

    Companies are making substantial gains in productivity but aren't sharing much of the gains with workers. Continue Reading

  • Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly, As Labor Market Improves

    Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly, As Labor Market Improves

    The jobless claims suggest that employers are hiring again. Continue Reading

  • How To Survive A Horrible Interview ... And Still Get Hired

    How To Survive A Horrible Interview ... And Still Get Hired

    What was your worst interview experience? What were the hardest questions you've been asked? Please post your questions in the comments section below, and then come back here Friday to listen in. Continue Reading

  • Life After 'Dirty Jobs': Mike Rowe Busts The Myths About Blue-Collar Work

    Life After 'Dirty Jobs': Mike Rowe Busts The Myths About Blue-Collar Work

    Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' is unemployed, but he has plenty to say about what's wrong with how Americans view blue collar jobs. Continue Reading

  • How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

    How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

    I've been at the career-reinvention wheel for nearly two months now, and I've applied for exactly one job. That's because I'm rethinking my new identity and direction. Last week I made a major leap forward as a result of talking to Karen Kang, a personal-branding guru and author of BrandingPays: The Five-Step... Continue Reading

  • 10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

    10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

    Many people would love to find a six-figure career. But in this tepid labor market, many high-wage earners, including even attorneys, are finding that jobs remain elusive. Still, Glassdoor.com reports there are careers with plenty of job openings that offer handsome salaries. The employment website recently... Continue Reading

  • Why Job Hunters Need To Start Using Google Plus

    Why Job Hunters Need To Start Using Google Plus

    Though Facebook still dominates the social-media landscape, Google Plus is quickly gaining a following among savvy job seekers who view the service a useful tool for job search. In fact, with some 343 million members, Google Plus has surpassed micro-blogging site Twitter and is second only to Facebook in its... Continue Reading

  • 8,500 New Work-From-Home Job Openings This Week

    8,500 New Work-From-Home Job Openings This Week

    Work-from-home careers were once the domain of ambitious housewives who wanted to make a bit of extra money by selling cosmetics or housewares while still raising their kids. Not anymore. According to latest Census Bureau figures, nearly 1 in 10 workers work from home, as both men and women, baby boomers and... Continue Reading

  • Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

    Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

    When it comes to career advice offered on Twitter, there's no shortage of so-called experts. So whom do you turn to? AOL Jobs has compiled this list of the 13 best job experts who routinely dispense insights into landing a job or a new career through Twitter, the popular microblogging social media... Continue Reading

  • 10 Most Stressful Jobs In The U.S.

    10 Most Stressful Jobs In The U.S.

    Stress on the job has many sources. You may have a demanding boss or clients to please, work odd hours, or the duties themselves may occasionally put your health and well-being at risk. In fact, consistently putting oneself in the line of fire -- literally or figuratively -- is characteristic of the most... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Least Stressful Job In America Is ...

    Least Stressful Job In America Is ...

    With all the challenges facing today's working Americans, having a low-stress job can go a long way toward improving quality of life. What makes a job low stress? CareerCast.com says it's a combination of factors, including work environment, job competitiveness and risk. The employment website recently... Continue Reading

  • Jobless Claims Drop Sharply, As Employers Curb Layoffs

    Jobless Claims Drop Sharply, As Employers Curb Layoffs

    By Christopher Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 29,000 last week to a seasonally... Continue Reading

  • Best Big Companies To Work For

    Best Big Companies To Work For

    Finding a great place to work for many workers can be a challenge, especially in this economy when so many are content just to have a steady paycheck. The soft labor market, though, doesn't necessarily make it easier -- even for large global companies -- to find top talent, which is why so many of them still... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Military-Friendly Employers

    The Top 10 Military-Friendly Employers

    The jobs picture for many veterans has improved significantly during the last year, though those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, in particular, still face challenges in finding employment. Programs, such as those spearheaded by President Obama, have helped to spur interest among employers in hiring... Continue Reading

  • 7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

    7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

    October's employment report released earlier this month showed continued steady improvement in the job market. But hiring remains sluggish; a number of employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. As the Labor Department reported Tuesday, job openings... Continue Reading

  • Election 2012 and Jobs: The Most Offbeat Ballot Measures That Actually Passed

    Election 2012 and Jobs: The Most Offbeat Ballot Measures That Actually Passed

    While President Obama's win Tuesday has garnered lots of attention, ballot initiatives approved by voters in six states that boost wages and may result in more jobs in some niche industries -- and threaten jobs in another -- are also noteworthy. Some are praised as breakthrough measures. Others (such as a... Continue Reading