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  • Cool Jobs: Fiber Optic Project Manager

    Cool Jobs: Fiber Optic Project Manager

    Just one word: Plastics.

    This week's picks also include a tech opening at a plastics facility, a directorial role at a great nonprofit, and more. Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Construction Jobs

    Now Hiring: Construction Jobs

    Hardhat not included

    We round up the ten most exciting jobs now hiring in the construction industry. Continue Reading

  • Cool Jobs: Now Hiring Bluegrass Academy Instructor

    Cool Jobs: Now Hiring Bluegrass Academy Instructor

    Pickin' through this week's best openings

    We round up the most interesting jobs now hiring, in a range of industries - from healthcare to music to entertainment. Continue Reading

  • 5 Companies Hiring In May

    5 Companies Hiring In May

    These employers are hiring for many different positions

    Still looking for a job? Start your search with these 5 companies that have openings now. Continue Reading

  • Cool Jobs: Golf Director Wanted

    Cool Jobs: Golf Director Wanted

    It's that time again

    Rounding up the coolest job openings of the moment, in industries including hospitality, medicine, and engineering. Continue Reading

  • Cool Jobs: Now Hiring Space Experts

    Cool Jobs: Now Hiring Space Experts

    How much do you know about avionic power systems?

    For this week's cool jobs, we've rounded up openings in the fields of technology, medicine, academia, and more. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Employers Post Fewest Job Ads In 5 Months

    Employers Post Fewest Job Ads In 5 Months

    WASHINGTON -- Employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests that hiring will likely remain modest in the coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings dropped by 100,000 to 3.56 million, the fewest in five... Continue Reading

  • It's Not Just A Low-Wage Recovery

    It's Not Just A Low-Wage Recovery

    Factories that make aircraft, cars and machinery have made up a good chunk of the job gains over the past two years, as have hospitals and doctors' offices. Continue Reading

  • U.S. Job Openings Dipped In August

    U.S. Job Openings Dipped In August

    The number of U.S. job openings fell slightly in August, a troubling sign for a labor market that is recovering at a painfully slow pace. Job openings -- a measure of labor demand -- dropped to 3.56 million from 3.59 million in July, the Labor Department said on Wednesday in its monthly Job Openings and Labor... Continue Reading

  • More Bad Jobs News: Employers Posted Fewer Jobs In July

    More Bad Jobs News: Employers Posted Fewer Jobs In July

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in July than in June, further evidence that hiring may stay weak in the coming months. Job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.67 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's down from June's 3.72 million job openings, which... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

    Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

    For the country's 12.8 million unemployed, it may seem like the jobs just aren't out there. The average jobless American is out of work, after all, for nine months. But a somewhat different lament is coming, increasingly, from the employer's end: They can't find good enough people to fill all their open... Continue Reading

  • 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.... Continue Reading

  • Employers Advertise More Job Openings In May, But Slow To Hire

    Employers Advertise More Job Openings In May, But Slow To Hire

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than April, a hopeful sign after three months of weak hiring. Job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's up from 3.4 million in April. It's also the second-highest... Continue Reading

  • Anti-College Crusader Peter Thiel Backtracks, Then Reverses Again

    Anti-College Crusader Peter Thiel Backtracks, Then Reverses Again

    Remember Peter Thiel? The billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal creator has made a lot of headlines over the past few years for his contrarian opinions -- and his willingness to put money behind them. Creator of the Founder's Fund, a group dedicated to funding "bold, audacious ideas," he has become known for... Continue Reading

  • 3 Fields That Had A 19% Increase In Job Openings Last Month

    3 Fields That Had A 19% Increase In Job Openings Last Month

    By Dawn Kawamoto, The Motley Fool Been pounding the pavement in a job search? Try going back to nature. Farming, fisheries, and forestry job openings increased by a whopping 19.3% between March and April, according to a report (link opens PDF file) released Tuesday by jobs board SimplyHired.com. That number... Continue Reading

  • Employers Hiring Again? Job Openings At Nearly 4-Year High

    Employers Hiring Again? Job Openings At Nearly 4-Year High

    By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies in March posted the highest number of job openings in nearly four years, a sign that hiring could strengthen in the coming months after slowing this spring. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 3.74 million job openings in March. That's... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 5 Companies With Lots Of Job Openings, Too Few Applicants

    5 Companies With Lots Of Job Openings, Too Few Applicants

    Some small business owners say they're hiring but they can't find employees, despite millions being unemployed. The improving economy is hurting us. Owner: David Greenberg Company: Parliament Tutors LLC Location: New York City Annual revenue: Projected to be $600,000 this year We used... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Job Openings Fall From Post-Recession High

    U.S. Job Openings Fall From Post-Recession High

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of U.S. jobs openings fell in January from a 3½-year high. The modest decline suggests hiring could continue at its healthy pace but may not accelerate. Continue Reading

  • How To Prepare For A Career Fair

    How To Prepare For A Career Fair

    By Mona Abdel-Halim As the end of the fall semester approaches, many students and employers begin to think about attending career fairs to connect with one another. These events are particularly important for college seniors graduating in December - but they're also a great way to screen candidates for your... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Job Openings Fall In August As Labor Market Stagnates: Report

    U.S. Job Openings Fall In August As Labor Market Stagnates: Report

    WASHINGTON - The number of jobs waiting to be filled fell in August, underscoring the pain in the labor market where millions of unemployed workers have been shut out of the economic recovery. There were only 3.06 million available jobs at the end of August, down from July's downwardly revised 3.21 million,... Continue Reading

  • Job Openings Rose In June, Though Levels Are Low

    Job Openings Rose In June, Though Levels Are Low

    By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employers posted more job openings in June and layoffs fell, a sign that hiring could improve a bit in the coming months. The number of available jobs rose to 3.1 million, up from 3 million in May, the Labor Department said Wednesday. It was the highest total... Continue Reading

  • Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

    Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

    Unemployment numbers may have gone up in May, but at least there's some good news from the job front: Online advertised vacancies were up 148,800 in May to 4,471,200, with thousands of new openings listed in eight occupations including sales, office and administrative support. According to the latest... Continue Reading

  • U.S. March Job Openings Highest in 2-1/2 Years

    U.S. March Job Openings Highest in 2-1/2 Years

    U.S. job openings in March were the most in 2-1/2 years, a government report showed on Wednesday, pointing to a firming labor market tone. Job openings -- a measure of labor demand -- rose 99,000 to 3.12 million, the highest since September 2008, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and... Continue Reading

  • Job Openings On the Rise

    Job Openings On the Rise

    There were 3.1 million job openings on the last business day of February 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics -- that's the highest number in two and a half years, and a marked increase from the 2.7 million job openings in January. Meanwhile, job search website CareerBuilder saw a 23... Continue Reading

  • Job Openings Rise to Highest Point Since Sept. '08

    Job Openings Rise to Highest Point Since Sept. '08

    By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer Businesses in February posted the largest number of job openings in more than two years, evidence that hiring is picking up as the economy grows. The Labor Department said Wednesday that employers advertised 3.1 million available jobs that month, the most... Continue Reading