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Survey: U.S. Companies Add 238,000 Jobs, Most in a Year

Survey: U.S. Companies Add 238,000 Jobs, Most in a Year

U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction jobs. Read More »

Starbucks Commits To Hiring 10,000 Veterans And Spouses By 2018

Starbucks Commits To Hiring 10,000 Veterans And Spouses By 2018

Starbucks joins Walmart and JPMorgan Chase with plans to boost veteran employment

The private sector has committed itself to hiring veterans of the post-9/11 wars. Starbucks announces a plan to hire 10,000 more. Read More »

Private-Sector Employers Add Modest 166,000 Jobs in September

Private-Sector Employers Add Modest 166,000 Jobs in September

A survey shows U.S. businesses added 166,000 jobs last month, a sign of only modest improvement in hiring. Read More »

GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would give private-sector workers who more than 40 hours a week the option to take paid time off instead of being paid overtime. Read More »

ADP: U.S. Private Sector Hiring Slowed In March

ADP: U.S. Private Sector Hiring Slowed In March

NEW YORK -- U.S. private employers added 158,000 jobs in March, the smallest gain in five months and falling short of analyst 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 200,000 jobs. The... Read More »

Many Federal Workers Out-Earn Private Sector Labor

Many Federal Workers Out-Earn Private Sector Labor

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the government's generous pension system means that overall compensation is significantly higher, a government study released Monday said. Once pension... Read More »

What To Expect From The Job Market In 2012

What To Expect From The Job Market In 2012

By Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder In getting America back to work, the bottom line has been and will continue to be slow and steady growth. Recovery has been gradual since mid-2009, and it will persist in this way over the course of the next year. But that doesn't mean 2012 won't be positive for the... Read More »

Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

The debate over federal employee pay is an old and always fiery one. Every year, the Federal Salary Council comes out with a report that states that federal workers receive significantly less pay compared to private workers in similar jobs. Then conservative think tanks strike back with their own analyses,... Read More »

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