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 »
By Lucia Mutikani
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, pointing to a steady pace of job gains.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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 »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »