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3 Reasons Good Workers Don't Get Jobs (And What They Can Do About It)

3 Reasons Good Workers Don't Get Jobs (And What They Can Do About It)

With nearly 13 million unemployed Americans, you'd think there be no such thing as a worker shortage. But many U.S. employers continue to say that they can't find people to fill certain jobs. A recent CareerBuilder survey showed that despite the nation's high 8.2 percent unemployment rate, 38 percent of... Read More »

U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much

U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much

If you're thinking the labor market feels lousy, just released data from the federal government will bolster your suspicions. The Labor Department said Friday that data from the nation's employers showed that they added only 69,000 jobs in May, far fewer than the 150,000 that analysts had expected, while a... 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 »

Weekly Claims For Unemployment Rise But Trend Is Positive

Weekly Claims For Unemployment Rise But Trend Is Positive

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to a seasonally adjusted 377,000, after a nearly four-year low the previous week. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased 21,000. Applications had plummeted two weeks ago... Read More »

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls As Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls As Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON -- A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest... Read More »

U.S. Military, Taco Bell Top List Of Job Openings In August

U.S. Military, Taco Bell Top List Of Job Openings In August

Despite ongoing sluggishness in the U.S. economic recovery and fears of a double-dip recession, the economy continues to create jobs, albeit at a pace many wish would pick up. Job openings in the U.S. rose 4.5 percent in August compared to July, the second consecutive month of increase, according to analysis... Read More »

10 Recession-Proof Jobs That Are Hot Right Now [Infographic]

10 Recession-Proof Jobs That Are Hot Right Now [Infographic]

Very few industries seem to be hiring in this economy, beyond the much-hyped tech sector. However, there are careers -- many of them that pay well -- that are expected to grow by leaps and bounds in the next few years. Not surprisingly, many of the 10 jobs highlighted in the graphic below involve health care... Read More »

Jobs Seekers Beware: 6 Red Flags To Avoid

Jobs Seekers Beware: 6 Red Flags To Avoid

Searching for a job is never easy, but in this economy the challenges facing job seekers have never been greater. The jobless rate remained stuck at 9 percent in mid-August and a significant percentage of Americans -- 9.2 percent -- are working merely part time even though they desire full-time work, according... Read More »

12 Biggest U.S. Job-Killing Companies

12 Biggest U.S. Job-Killing Companies

The nation's anemic recovery continues to create jobs, albeit at a pace that is failing not only to keep pace with population growth, but also with a rising number of layoffs. Job cuts have come fast and furious in recent weeks, as businesses as diverse as pharmaceutical companies, retailers, state... Read More »

To Ward Off Worker Burnout, Facebook Allows Workers to Try New Gigs

To Ward Off Worker Burnout, Facebook Allows Workers to Try New Gigs

Though there are fewer technology start-ups these days compared to the heyday of the dot-com bubble of the 1990s, there's no shortage of ambitious workers eager to get ahead and perhaps strike it rich. Logging seemingly endless hours, however, can take a toll on motivation and employees' attitudes. That's... Read More »

Unemployed? Blame it on the Cold

Unemployed? Blame it on the Cold

Hey job-seekers, we now have another thing to blame for the lack of gigs out there. That's right, jobless claims are back up-the government reports that the number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance surged to a 2-month high last week. There were 482,000 initial job claims filed in... Read More »

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