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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... Read More »

Pre-Election Jobs Report: Increased Hiring, 7.9% Unemployed

Pre-Election Jobs Report: Increased Hiring, 7.9% Unemployed

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and the jobless rate ticked higher as more workers restarted job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has dragged on President Barack Obama's re-election chances. Employers added 171,000 workers to their payrolls last... Read More »

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. Read More »

Private Sector Added 158,000 Jobs In October, Highest In 8 Months, ADP Says

Private Sector Added 158,000 Jobs In October, Highest In 8 Months, ADP Says

NEW YORK -- U.S. companies added 158,000 jobs in October, data from a payrolls processor showed on Thursday, in a revamped report on the private sector labor market. That was the most private sector jobs added in eight months, according to Bloomberg. The historical data for the ADP National Employment Report... Read More »

Oil, Gas Boom To Create 3.5 Million Jobs By 2035, Industry Report Claims

Oil, Gas Boom To Create 3.5 Million Jobs By 2035, Industry Report Claims

By Roberta Rampton The U.S. oil and gas boom is cutting into jobless numbers, supporting a total of 1.7 million jobs this year, a number that will swell to almost 3 million by 2020, a leading consultant said in a study released on Tuesday. The report by forecaster IHS Global Insight is part of a series... Read More »

How People Job Hunt In 2012 [Infographic]

How People Job Hunt In 2012 [Infographic]

By Susan Ricker While catching up with a college friend, I asked how her job search was going. She shared some common frustrations over applying for jobs: how time consuming it was, how random the entire process sometimes felt, and how irritating it was to not hear back from hiring managers. But perhaps the... Read More »

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... Read More »

Tepid Jobs Report Better Than Expected: Employers Added 162,000 Jobs In September

Tepid Jobs Report Better Than Expected: Employers Added 162,000 Jobs In September

NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 162,000 jobs in September, topping economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 143,000 jobs. Read More »

How To Stay In The Hunt After Landing A Good Job

How To Stay In The Hunt After Landing A Good Job

By Hannah Morgan First, congratulations to the those of you who have landed a job recently. But guess what? Your job search isn't over. The economy is still unstable, in fact, it may never be stable. For you to feel like you have control over your career, you need to constantly keep your eyes open for your... Read More »

Study: Metro Area Cities Slow To Recover From The Recession

Study: Metro Area Cities Slow To Recover From The Recession

The 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. saw their rate of economic expansion slow down in the second quarter of 2012 from the first quarter, with cities in the Northeast hit hardest, according to a report on Tuesday. Cities across the country have been struggling to regain their financial footing... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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