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  • 10 Jobs That Grew More Than 30 Percent This Year

    10 Jobs That Grew More Than 30 Percent This Year

    By Susan Ricker Staying up-to-date on economic trends is essential in a job search. An occupation you may be interested in could be declining in growth, while a similar role might be popping up at companies everywhere. Pulling data from national employment resources, CareerBuilder's Supply & Demand... Continue Reading

  • Jobless Claims Jumped Last Week, Tropical Storm Isaac Blamed

    Jobless Claims Jumped Last Week, Tropical Storm Isaac Blamed

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped to the highest level in two months, although the figures were skewed in part by Hurricane Isaac. Applications increased by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 382,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's... 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

  • Manpower Survey Says Employers Pull Back On Hiring

    Manpower Survey Says Employers Pull Back On Hiring

    By Nick Zieminski Most U.S. employers are unwilling to add workers because of uncertainty around November's elections, the federal budget, and the effect of Europe's slowdown, according to a quarterly hiring survey by ManpowerGroup. The jobs outlook in the United States is holding steady even as it weakens... Continue Reading

  • GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

    GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

    By Tom Krisher DETROIT -- General Motors is opening a new computer center in Austin, Texas, where it plans to hire up to 500 people. The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology... Continue Reading

  • 4 Big Challenges Veterans Face As Job Hunters -- And How To Overcome Them

    4 Big Challenges Veterans Face As Job Hunters -- And How To Overcome Them

    According to the July employment situation summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans who served from September 2001 to present was 8.9 percent. While the rate has greatly decreased from 12.4 percent a year prior, it's still several points higher than the national... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Jobs Growth Slows In August

    U.S. Jobs Growth Slows In August

    Looking for a job? Click here to get started. By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. jobs growth slowed more than expected in August, setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to pump additional money into the sluggish economy next week and dealing a blow to President Obama as he seeks reelection in... Continue Reading

  • Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest In A Month

    Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest In A Month

    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to its lowest level in a month, an upbeat signal for a labor market that has struggled to create enough jobs. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 365,000, the... Continue Reading

  • Worker Productivity Up By 2.2% In Q2

    Worker Productivity Up By 2.2% In Q2

    By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON – U.S. companies got more output from their workers this spring than initially thought, especially as the pace of hiring slowed dramatically. Rising productivity can boost corporate profits. It can also slow job creation if it means companies are getting more from their... 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

  • Is Your Employer Going To Start Layoffs? 12 Warning Signs

    Is Your Employer Going To Start Layoffs? 12 Warning Signs

    By Rebecca Thorman Want to safety-proof your job? Learn the following 12 signs to stabilize your career, and discover when it's time to escape a sinking ship: Continue Reading

  • Want A Tech Job? Here's Why It's Time To Move To San Francisco

    Want A Tech Job? Here's Why It's Time To Move To San Francisco

    By Colleen Taylor The visual evidence of boom times returning to San Francisco is all around the city: Apartments are nearly impossible to find, rents and home prices are shooting up, fancy new restaurants are popping up daily, and the transit system is packed. Now, actual data is backing it up. Continue Reading

  • Laid-Off Workers Who Find Jobs Take Deep Pay Cuts

    Laid-Off Workers Who Find Jobs Take Deep Pay Cuts

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay. Only 56 percent of Americans laid off from January 2009 through December 2011 had found jobs by the start of this year, the Labor... Continue Reading

  • What To Do After The Job Interview

    What To Do After The Job Interview

    By Miriam Salpeter The ultimate purpose of your resume is to land an interview. John Kalusa is a nationally recognized writer who speaks about corporate sales, recruiting, and personal career management. With more than 25 years of experience as a strategic recruiting, human resources, and sales and marketing... Continue Reading

  • Job Security Doesn't Exist: 5 Ways To Thrive Anyway

    Job Security Doesn't Exist: 5 Ways To Thrive Anyway

    By Heather Huhman In today's world, everyone is a temporary worker. Even if you're an executive at a well-established company, your job could be temporary. Working for yourself? There's no telling how long your business might last. Particularly in a down economy and a tight job market, it's important to... Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Rate Up In 44 States In July

    Unemployment Rate Up In 44 States In July

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates rose in 44 U.S. states in July, the most states to show a monthly increase in more than three years and a reflection of weak hiring nationwide. Continue Reading

  • Why The Jobs Recovery Favors Single Workers

    Why The Jobs Recovery Favors Single Workers

    By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As the economy slowly recovers, single people are finding jobs much faster than their married peers. Single men and women lost about 5 million jobs during the financial crisis, and have since gained back 90% of them, according to the Labor Department. That's not... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Up By Only 2,000

    U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Up By Only 2,000

    By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level consistent with modest gains in hiring. Unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department said. The less... Continue Reading

  • Auto Industry Fast Adding Jobs -- 236,000 And Counting

    Auto Industry Fast Adding Jobs -- 236,000 And Counting

    By Pete Bigelow, AOL Autos Strengthened interest by consumers and government in fuel-efficient vehicles has accelerated job growth throughout the U.S. auto industry, according to a recent report by a consortium of environmental advocates. The U.S. has added 236,600 jobs in the industry since June 2009, and... Continue Reading

  • A Positive Sign For Job Hunters? U.S. Jobless Claims Dip

    A Positive Sign For Job Hunters? U.S. Jobless Claims Dip

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly fell last week, government data showed on Thursday, suggesting a modest improvement in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 361,000,... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

    U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies got slightly more out of their workers this spring after scaling back on hiring. The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the increase... Continue Reading

  • Northeast Indiana: Hundreds Of Factory Jobs Go Unfilled

    Northeast Indiana: Hundreds Of Factory Jobs Go Unfilled

    By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- Northeast Indiana has a peculiar problem. There are hundreds of factory jobs ready for the taking as the area's manufacturing sector has come back to life after the recession. 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

  • More Hiring In July, But Jobless Rate Up To 8.3 Percent

    More Hiring In July, But Jobless Rate Up To 8.3 Percent

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers in July hired the most workers in five months, but an increase in the jobless rate to 8.3 percent will probably keep expectations of additional monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve intact. Nonfarm payrolls rose 163,000 last month, the Labor Department... Continue Reading

  • How All The Good Jobs Disappeared

    How All The Good Jobs Disappeared

    By Rob Wile Between 1979 and 2010, jobs paying at least $37,000 per year and having health insurance and a retirement plan fell from 27.4 percent in 1979 to 24.6 percent in 2010. It never should have happened - the American workforce is older and better-educated than ever before right? Continue Reading

  • Private Sector Shows 'Respectable' Job Growth In July

    Private Sector Shows 'Respectable' Job Growth In July

    By Leah Schnurr The pace of job creation by private employers slowed modestly in July to 163,000 new jobs, though the gain still topped economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Continue Reading

  • Discrimination Against The Unemployed Is Common, But You Can Fight It

    Discrimination Against The Unemployed Is Common, But You Can Fight It

    Ironically, it's easier to find a job when you already have a job. Unemployed job seekers are subject to a "damaged goods" bias; some employers assume a great candidate would already have a job. A new study, which will be presented at next month's Academy of Management's annual meeting, suggests there is... Continue Reading

  • One Easy Thing You Could Do To Help Your Job Prospects

    One Easy Thing You Could Do To Help Your Job Prospects

    Each time you meet someone through an internship, volunteer work, networking events, conferences and career fairs, go low-tech to correspond with them. Continue Reading

  • Is It Realistic -- Or Reckless -- To Follow Your Dreams?

    Is It Realistic -- Or Reckless -- To Follow Your Dreams?

    By Matthew Tarpey "Follow your dreams." "Do what you love and the money will follow." Job hunters and the unemployed constantly hear this advice, but is it always good advice? Continue Reading

  • 6 Quick Tips For Transforming A Summer Job Into A Full-Time Gig

    6 Quick Tips For Transforming A Summer Job Into A Full-Time Gig

    By Lindsay Olson If you took a summer job to make a little extra cash but figured once fall began you'd be done with it, consider this: That summer job just might be your ticket to full-time work. Employers take less risk in hiring you for the summer, but can see how reliable you are for more permanent... Continue Reading