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These Are The Workers Who Quietly Make This Country Run

These Are The Workers Who Quietly Make This Country Run

Forget the celebrities. These are the men and women who make America work.

On Labor Day, recognize America's truly great workers. Read More »

3 Tips for Post-Labor Day Job Search

3 Tips for Post-Labor Day Job Search

In the staffing world, everyone in my industry knows that September brings an uptick in hiring. Managers come back from summer vacations after Labor Day and realize that they need to hire before the end of the year. That being said, while there will be more jobs available, they won't all translate into public... Read More »

Do American Workers Need More Vacation Time?

Do American Workers Need More Vacation Time?

If you're like most Americans, you probably feel like Labor Day snuck up on you. That's because you spent most of the summer working -- or looking for work. The majority of American workers don't use up all their vacation time, most of them leaving an average of 11 days on the table, according to one survey (via... Read More »

7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

For many Americans this year, the very concept of a federal holiday for Labor Day might seem like a cruel joke. Labor Day is supposed to be a break from the grind, a time to celebrate workers, but considering the high unemployment rate, many jobless Americans would probably prefer to be working instead. But... Read More »

The Sneaky Way People Take Summer Fridays

The Sneaky Way People Take Summer Fridays

Not many workplaces have "summer Fridays" -- that genteel tradition of closing down around lunch once a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. According to a survey done by Ultimat Vodka, just 12 percent of employed adults get this perk. Officially, that is. Because anyone who's tried to start a new project... Read More »

More People Applied For Unemployment Benefits

More People Applied For Unemployment Benefits

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence that the job market isn't improving. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 414,000. Read More »

Unemployed Face Tough Competition: Underemployed

Unemployed Face Tough Competition: Underemployed

By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER LEONARD WASHINGTON (AP) -- The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent unemployment rate suggests. America's 14 million unemployed aren't competing just with each other. They must also contend with 8.8 million other people not counted as unemployed - part-timers who... Read More »

10 Ways to Spend Labor Day Improving In Your Career

10 Ways to Spend Labor Day Improving In Your Career

This article was originally featured on OnlineDegrees.com. Labor Day weekend doesn't just mean the end of white pants and the beginning of the NFL season. The holiday began in 1882 as a celebration of the economic achievements of the American worker. This year, you can use the long weekend to invest in some... Read More »

Calling In Sick? So Is Everyone Else!

Calling In Sick? So Is Everyone Else!

Summer may be a time of joy for schoolkids and sun worshippers, but it's no picnic for employers. New research shows that there's a marked decrease in employee productivity during the summer, and that's not good for business. According to new data in the Replicon Productivity Index, the slump begins the... Read More »

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