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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »