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5 Jobs You Thought Were Safe From Outsourcing But Aren't

5 Jobs You Thought Were Safe From Outsourcing But Aren't

The debate over job creation has dominated the political landscape of 2012. And with good cause, too, given the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. With so many out of work, it's maddening to many that from 2000-2010, 2.4 million people have been hired by U.S. multinationals in jobs outsourced abroad,... Read More »

10 Industries Set To Boom

10 Industries Set To Boom

By Rick Newman It's hard to predict the future, especially if you're still struggling to figure out what's happening in today's economy. But predicting the future is exactly what you need to do if you're enrolling in college, starting a fresh career, or investing in new skills. The pace of change in the... Read More »

Google Named The 'Most Attractive Employer' In The World -- Again

Google Named The 'Most Attractive Employer' In The World -- Again

Google is still No. 1. For the fourth year in a row, the Internet company has come out on top of Universum's global index,"The World's Most Attractive Employers." The survey is compiled from 144,000 job seekers working in 12 nations across the globe (including Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom.) The poll... Read More »

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

As we settle into summer, the big question is: What is the jobs outlook? The most recent reports from the National Association for Business Economics offer wildly different conclusions. There isn't even a consensus on whether the jobs outlook is bleak. But there are some valuable tips and insights that can... Read More »

Federal Workers Received Whopping $439 Million In Bonuses Last Year

Federal Workers Received Whopping $439 Million In Bonuses Last Year

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars. That's how much a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee was paid last year under a presidential program that recognizes exceptional performance on the job. The government worker, a veterinarian, was paid $179,700 in base salary and given a $62,895 "service bonus" for... Read More »

Francesca Holding's CFO Fired For Loose Lips In Social Media

Francesca Holding's CFO Fired For Loose Lips In Social Media

Gene Morphis was active in social media and forged a frank, sassy persona online despite, at 62, not fitting the stereotype of a Facebook user. While working as the chief financial officer at Francesca Holdings, a boutique women's clothing and accessories company, Morphis recently posted the following update on... Read More »

Large Layoffs Loom On Wall Street

Large Layoffs Loom On Wall Street

By Stephen Gandel Perhaps the only thing more broken than Wall Street's business model is its staffing strategy. After adding thousands bankers in the past two years, financial firms again appear to be on the verge of cutting that many positions and then some. Consultants and Wall Street recruiters say... Read More »

U.S. Growth Slowed At Year's Start But Some See Rebound

U.S. Growth Slowed At Year's Start But Some See Rebound

By Paul Wiseman and Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Don't panic yet. The government reported Friday that the economy got off to a tepid start this year, but that doesn't foreshadow a repeat of the near-standstill that happened in 2011. "The economy is firmly on a growth trajectory," said Sung Won... Read More »

More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

The owner of three Subway shops won an award that no boss would want to receive. After workers in Anil Dhawan's stores in Vancouver, British Columbia, complained that they were pressured to waive their right to overtime pay, labor activists there awarded Dhawan the "Bad Boss Award." The Employee Action and... Read More »

Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

One thing many U.S. workers were conditioned to accept during the recent recession was stagnant wages. But with the economy rebounding, more workers than not say they expect a raise this year, according to a new survey by Glassdoor.com. And they might not be deluded. Earlier this year, another survey... Read More »

Survey: 20 Percent of Workers Have No Clue What CEO Looks Like

Survey: 20 Percent of Workers Have No Clue What CEO Looks Like

Some high-profile companies -- Facebook, for example -- have such highly visible CEOs that you don't have to work there to know who runs the place. But if you couldn't pick your own CEO out of a line up, don't worry, because you're not alone. Read More »

Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

What are some hot entry-level jobs that recent grads should be seeking out this year and why? -- Jennifer E., Philadelphia, PA Read More »

Companies Hiring In Large Volume

Companies Hiring In Large Volume

By John Smith, senior vice president of enterprise sales at CareerBuilder December often becomes a transition month for job seekers. As the busy holiday season approaches, calendars get filled with parties. Relatives come into town for a visit. Children have a few weeks off from school and need to be... Read More »

For Bankers, The Era Of The Revolving Door Draws To A Close

For Bankers, The Era Of The Revolving Door Draws To A Close

One of the secrets of finance is that the banking world has a history of working in a lot of ways like a basketball league. You may be a star, but your killer jump shot barely matters if your team is in last place. Or to put in actual terms, what bank you work at is as important as your analyst skills. So if... Read More »

Win a $10,000 Scholarship By Sharing Your Inspirational Story

Win a $10,000 Scholarship By Sharing Your Inspirational Story

Young or old, it can be easy to forget what first inspired us to get into our industries or choose our careers. It can be even harder to remember the way it felt when we got our first job or first paycheck, and the ultimate satisfaction of that first big win that also won the respect of our first boss. Read More »

How You Can Start Making A Difference -- Today

How You Can Start Making A Difference -- Today

Ready to do your part to get America back on its feet and working again? Here are some ideas and inspiration to get you started. Read More »

10 States Losing The Most Jobs To China

10 States Losing The Most Jobs To China

China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a manufacturing job in the U.S. may pay $50 an hour, when salary and benefits are factored in, Chinese factory laborers make little more than a few hundred dollars a month. Read More »

8 Companies Where Employees Are Losing Hope

8 Companies Where Employees Are Losing Hope

By Douglas A. McIntyre Some companies become so badly damaged because of changes in the competitive markets or due to poor management decisions that their employees lose hope. This may result from the belief that the corporations they work for have little future, or that they will be laid off as their... Read More »

The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

For many people looking for employment, the promise of job security is a definite plus. Yet for those just starting out in their job search -- or even just considering their major in college -- finding a job that is going to be financially secure and personally rewarding can be a challenge. For those who have... Read More »

Obama To Congress: 'Pass This Jobs Bill'

Obama To Congress: 'Pass This Jobs Bill'

By DAVID ESPO WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wasting no time, President Barack Obama is pitching to the public his $447 billion jobs program of tax cuts and new spending after bluntly telling Congress to "stop the political circus" and fix the economy. Read More »

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