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States That Produce The Most Jobs (Not What You Think)

States That Produce The Most Jobs (Not What You Think)

Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing, but these states, including a few surprise ones, are showing healthy and diverse growth. For many, the economic recovery won't be real until there's solid job creation every month. Though the pace of hiring picked up in 2011-2012, recent months have... Read More »

World's Largest Jet Maker To Open U.S. Plant, Plans Hiring Spree

World's Largest Jet Maker To Open U.S. Plant, Plans Hiring Spree

By Kelli Dugan, Karen Jacobs and Tim Hepher Airbus is about to get a Green Card. Plans to build a $600 million plant in Mobile, Alabama to produce A320 passenger planes will give Europe's jet maker a strategic foothold on U.S. soil while breathing life into American manufacturing. By retracing the... Read More »

Jobless Claims Up, Employers Still Not Hiring Enough

Jobless Claims Up, Employers Still Not Hiring Enough

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, suggesting hiring remains sluggish. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000, an increase from an upwardly revised 380,000 the... Read More »

UN: 'Green' Policies Can Create Up To 60 Million Jobs

UN: 'Green' Policies Can Create Up To 60 Million Jobs

GENEVA -- The U.N. agencies for labor and environment say nations can achieve a net gain of 15 million to 60 million jobs over the next two decades by taking better care of the planet. Read More »

Why It's Good News That Everyone In Your Office Is Job-Hunting

Why It's Good News That Everyone In Your Office Is Job-Hunting

Never heard of "job swooshing" before? It's a jobs creation phenomenon that occurs post-recession. Ask anyone who has been in the HR, recruiting and staffing industry for decades and they'll tell you: Job swooshing is the first sign of recovery in the job market. Here's why. Read More »

What It Takes To Land A Job In Social Media

What It Takes To Land A Job In Social Media

By Whitney Parker Social media management is a trending career path for 2012, and entry-level strategists are in high demand. In nearly every industry nationwide and even globally, businesses are turning to young, tech-savvy professionals to help them navigate social networks - seeking more sales, better... 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 »

Apple Has Created Over Half A Million U.S. Jobs, Report Says

Apple Has Created Over Half A Million U.S. Jobs, Report Says

Apple Inc.'s reputation has received a battering in recent months as stories emerged of child labor, forced overtime, minimum-wage violations, unsafe conditions, and suicides at its contracted factories in China. If people are angry about your reliance on cheap, exploited, foreign labor, it's smart PR to... Read More »

Waste Not, Want Not: Bottle-Deposit Laws Create Jobs, Study Finds

Waste Not, Want Not: Bottle-Deposit Laws Create Jobs, Study Finds

Americans like to think they're doing their part to keep the environment clean when they set out plastic containers, glass jars and newspapers by the curb each week for collection. When it comes to boosting employment, however, a new study suggests that bottle-deposit programs not only result in increased... Read More »

Jobs, Energy, Values Top Issues In Obama Address

Jobs, Energy, Values Top Issues In Obama Address

In his State of the Union speech before Congress last night, President Obama sought to reassure recession-weary Americans that the economy is on the right track, by naming proposals aimed at helping the beleaguered middle class. He called it a "blueprint for an economy that's built to last," and one that... Read More »

Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices. It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Read More »

Obama To Talk Jobs In Michigan, Raise Money In NYC

Obama To Talk Jobs In Michigan, Raise Money In NYC

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama was making a pitch Thursday about the job-creating potential of investing in clean energy before talking up his re-election at a pair of fundraising events with high-dollar campaign contributors. Obama planned to tour a Holland, Mich., factory... Read More »

Congress Has A Shot At Passing Jobs-Creating Bills

Congress Has A Shot At Passing Jobs-Creating Bills

By JIM ABRAMS WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Congress gets back to work after Labor Day it will have the chance to achieve something that has largely eluded it for the entire year, passing legislation that might actually create jobs. With the battering debate over the debt ceiling over, the stage is set for... Read More »

Refocusing On Economy, Obama Sets Midwest Job Tour

Refocusing On Economy, Obama Sets Midwest Job Tour

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bruising debt fight behind him for now, President Barack Obama is planning a Midwest bus tour later this month that will focus on jobs. The White House on Wednesday confirmed plans for the trip the week of Aug. 15 but didn't release details. Read More »

Gallup: Job Creation On Hold As Employers Remain Cautious

Gallup: Job Creation On Hold As Employers Remain Cautious

The stalling economic recovery has had job creation on hold for months now, and there's little indication that the labor market is improving, a new survey shows. Job creation in July wasn't much different than the modest levels reported in May and June, according to the Gallup Job Creation Index. July's... Read More »

President Obama's Council On Jobs Heads To Silicon Valley For Job-Creation Ideas

President Obama's Council On Jobs Heads To Silicon Valley For Job-Creation Ideas

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Members of a presidential task force are scheduled to convene in Palo Alto to solicit ideas from Silicon Valley businesses on how the public and private sectors can team up to create jobs. Read More »

If the Stock Market Is So Up, Why Are Jobs So Down?

If the Stock Market Is So Up, Why Are Jobs So Down?

Now is the summer of our discontent. Yes, I got the "Richard III" quote wrong. But season aside, Shakespeare's words from the 16th century pretty much sum it up. This summer has seen Charlie Sheen dive off the deep end, the Casey Anthony trial divide the nation, Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelity come to... Read More »

Was the Stimulus Worth $278,000 for Each Job Created?

Was the Stimulus Worth $278,000 for Each Job Created?

It's become the most charged word in the American political lexicon -- jobs. The 2012 election is beginning to heat up, and an unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent might both bedevil the incumbent White House and prove a godsend to Republican challengers. Read More »

The Great Debate: Give the States the Power to Build Jobs

The Great Debate: Give the States the Power to Build Jobs

By Muhtar Kent and Ram Charan The opinions expressed are their own. While the long-term fundamentals of our economy remain strong, America is struggling to recover from the Great Recession. With unemployment rising to 9.1 percent in May, we need more jobs, and we need them now. The good news is that we... Read More »

World's Data Doubles Every Two Years, Creating Mega Job Opportunities

World's Data Doubles Every Two Years, Creating Mega Job Opportunities

The world's information is more than doubling every two years-with a colossal 1.8 zettabytes to be created and replicated in 2011, according to a study. Creating, managing storing and securing that data is a monumental task that could create jobs for hundreds of thousands. Read More »

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