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U.S. Service Industry Grows At Slowest Pace In 17 Months

U.S. Service Industry Grows At Slowest Pace In 17 Months

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- Restaurants, hotels, retailers and financial companies saw more business in July, but the broader U.S. service industry experienced its weakest growth in 17 months. The report Wednesday from the Institute for Supply Management confirms other data that show the... Read More »

Office Humor: Fast-Food Workers Flummoxed by Funnymen [Video]

Office Humor: Fast-Food Workers Flummoxed by Funnymen [Video]

Would you like fries with that? Employees at fast-food restaurants tend to have fairly simple, repetitive days at work. The process of taking customers' orders, preparing food and serving it as quickly as possible is an oft-thankless job. Some jokesters from around the world have made an effort to spice up... Read More »

Now Hiring: Restaurant Industry Adds Half Million Jobs

Now Hiring: Restaurant Industry Adds Half Million Jobs

While the recovery is stalling in some industries, the restaurant industry is really cooking. Restaurants are expected to add 425,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.6 percent increase over the March 2011 employment level, according to the most recent National Restaurant Association projections. Read More »

Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

Unemployment numbers may have gone up in May, but at least there's some good news from the job front: Online advertised vacancies were up 148,800 in May to 4,471,200, with thousands of new openings listed in eight occupations including sales, office and administrative support. According to the latest... Read More »

Food Service vs. Retail: Which Pays Best?

Food Service vs. Retail: Which Pays Best?

In 2011, the retail industry is expected to grow by over five percent, creating half a million new jobs, according to industry researchers. The food and beverage industry is also expected to grow, though not as dramatically. As the economy rebounds and consumers start spending again, new job opportunities... Read More »

Four Jobs Everyone Should Have

Four Jobs Everyone Should Have

Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder Before I started working in "the real world," I had several part-time jobs. I babysat. I worked in fast-food restaurant. I worked in retail. I worked as a waitress at a bar in my hometown. And each time I came home complaining after a hard day's work, my mom would... Read More »

Where Women Work: 20 Most Common Occupations

Where Women Work: 20 Most Common Occupations

You've Come a Long Way Baby... Or Have You? Think back to the most common jobs that women held in your mom's day, and if that's not far enough back, think about your grandmother. Do secretaries, nurses, teachers and retail sales clerks come to mind? Now think about the most common jobs for women today:... Read More »

Restaurants That Satisfy Job Hunger

Restaurants That Satisfy Job Hunger

There was a time when the phrase "Would you like fries with that?" was a running joke lampooning jobs in the food service industry, but no longer. With so many positions disappearing in other industries, people are more willing to do what it takes to put food on their own table-including putting food on someone... Read More »

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