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17 Dream Jobs For Nerds And Geeks

17 Dream Jobs For Nerds And Geeks

By Susan Ricker In a memorable episode of "Star Trek," Gandalf said, "Use the force, Harry." Whether or not you're a nerd, you most likely know that four separate movies and TV shows contribute to that joke. "Nerd" used to be a negative social label, but now it can be used to describe anybody with an... Read More »

15 Companies Hiring In March

15 Companies Hiring In March

By Debra Auerbach March is a great month, because it means that spring is finally here. The new season begins on March 20, and for the many Americans experiencing frigid winter weather, the milder temperatures can't come soon enough. Read More »

Unemployment Falls To 7.7% As Employers Are Hiring Again

Unemployment Falls To 7.7% As Employers Are Hiring Again

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts. Read More »

15 Companies Staffing Up In February

15 Companies Staffing Up In February

By Debra Auerbach If your New Year's resolution was to get a new job, hopefully by now you've kicked your job search into high gear. Here's a list of 15 companies that are hiring now. Click on the links below to learn more about the opportunities available at each company: Read More »

Bankrupt American Airlines Plans To Hire 1,500 Workers

Bankrupt American Airlines Plans To Hire 1,500 Workers

By Samantha Bomkamp NEW YORK -- Wanted: A few good recruits for an airline that's seen better days. To replace some of its departing staff, American Airlines will hire 1,500 flight attendants starting next month, with training beginning in January. Read More »

Manpower Survey Says Employers Pull Back On Hiring

Manpower Survey Says Employers Pull Back On Hiring

By Nick Zieminski Most U.S. employers are unwilling to add workers because of uncertainty around November's elections, the federal budget, and the effect of Europe's slowdown, according to a quarterly hiring survey by ManpowerGroup. The jobs outlook in the United States is holding steady even as it weakens... Read More »

Worker Productivity Up By 2.2% In Q2

Worker Productivity Up By 2.2% In Q2

By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON – U.S. companies got more output from their workers this spring than initially thought, especially as the pace of hiring slowed dramatically. Rising productivity can boost corporate profits. It can also slow job creation if it means companies are getting more from their... Read More »

A Sign That The Frozen Job Market Is Thawing

A Sign That The Frozen Job Market Is Thawing

By Chris Taylor NEW YORK -- If there are no jobs out there, someone forgot to tell Andrew Gordon. In late August, the 25-year-old started a new gig as a web specialist in the communications and marketing department of the American Health Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit in Clarksburg, Md. The job is a big... Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama To Announce Additional Hiring Push For Vets

First Lady Michelle Obama To Announce Additional Hiring Push For Vets

By Nancy Benac WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama is traveling to the electoral battleground of Florida on Wednesday to announce that 2,000 businesses around the country have hired or trained more than 125,000 military veterans and spouses in the past year, exceeding a White House goal of 100,000 by the... Read More »

U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies got slightly more out of their workers this spring after scaling back on hiring. The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the increase... Read More »

Northeast Indiana: Hundreds Of Factory Jobs Go Unfilled

Northeast Indiana: Hundreds Of Factory Jobs Go Unfilled

By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- Northeast Indiana has a peculiar problem. There are hundreds of factory jobs ready for the taking as the area's manufacturing sector has come back to life after the recession. 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 »

Only 23% Of U.S. Companies Plan To Hire In The Next 6 Months

Only 23% Of U.S. Companies Plan To Hire In The Next 6 Months

By Mike "Mish" Shedlock, Global Economic Trend Analysis According to the latest survey from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) hiring over the next six months looks grim. Read More »

Hopeful Sign For Jobs: Unemployment Claims Fall To 4-Year Low

Hopeful Sign For Jobs: Unemployment Claims Fall To 4-Year Low

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell sharply to the lowest level in four years, a hopeful sign for the struggling labor market, government data showed on Thursday. Read More »

Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses increased hiring in June, suggesting the job market could be recovering after three sluggish months. Read More »

Unemployment Claims Drop This Week, But Hiring Still Weak

Unemployment Claims Drop This Week, But Hiring Still Weak

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications fell to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. That's down from... Read More »

Job Openings Drop To 5-Month Low, As Employers Cautious About Hiring

Job Openings Drop To 5-Month Low, As Employers Cautious About Hiring

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.4 million in April, down from 3.7 million in March. The... Read More »

U.S. Applications For Unemployment Benefits Plummet

U.S. Applications For Unemployment Benefits Plummet

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by the most in more than three months. The figure was a hopeful sign one day before the government releases the April jobs report. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment aid... Read More »

U.S. Job Market Is Improving, Economists Say

U.S. Job Market Is Improving, Economists Say

By Paul Wiseman WASHINGTON -- Hiring through the rest of 2012 will lag the brisk pace set early this year. But it will be strong enough to push the unemployment rate below 8 percent by Election Day. That's the view that emerges from an Associated Press survey of 32 leading economists who foresee a gradually... Read More »

Employers Posted More Job Openings In February

Employers Posted More Job Openings In February

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Employers posted slightly more job openings in February, suggesting that modest hiring gains will continue in coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 3.5 million job openings in February. That was a slight increase from a revised... Read More »

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