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How Hard Do You Work for Thanksgiving Dinner?

How Hard Do You Work for Thanksgiving Dinner?

It's that time of year for getting cozy, sipping cider and looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. How many hours do you need to work to get ready for turkey time? Depending on your job, you may need a couple of hours or a couple of days to pay for the best meal of the year. Read More »

Race And Gender Have Huge Impact On Income, But Not As Much As Education

Race And Gender Have Huge Impact On Income, But Not As Much As Education

A report from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms once again that higher degrees really are worth the heavy cost, when it comes to the boost it gives your lifetime earnings. Your level of education has more of an effect on your salary than your race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, English-speaking ability or... Read More »

Newborn On Nigeria Payroll, Earning $150 A Month

Newborn On Nigeria Payroll, Earning $150 A Month

By Yinka Ibukun LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A newborn baby in Nigeria got added to a government payroll, earning about $150 a month for the last two or three years, a discovery indicative of the widespread corruption starving the oil-rich West African nation of much needed funds, authorities said Friday. 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 »

Artists Make More Than Average Workers

Artists Make More Than Average Workers

They are usually their own boss, and they make more than the median worker. But the catch of making it in this industry is that you have to be talented. The arts, whose workers, according to a new research paper put out by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), have a median salary of $43,000, which is... Read More »

401(k) Matches Restored By 75 Percent Of Companies

401(k) Matches Restored By 75 Percent Of Companies

By David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Most of the companies that either suspended or reduced their 401(k) matches during the economic downturn have reinstated them, business consultant Towers Watson said in a study released Wednesday. An analysis of 260 mid- to large-sized companies shows that 75 percent... Read More »

Employees Who Use Macs Tend to Earn More

Employees Who Use Macs Tend to Earn More

Oh you know the type. The business professional who's a walking advertisement for Apple Inc. He'd rather be caught being driven to the office by his mother than using Windows XP. Well, it turns out, even if he's rushing to spend his paycheck on the latest iPhone, he's probably still left with more money than... Read More »

How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

By Skip Freeman It's a question that you can expect to be asked sooner rather than later during a job interview. It's a question that seems to be a "loaded" one in every sense of the word, and usually that's in fact what it is. It's a "trick" question too. It's designed to quickly and efficiently eliminate... Read More »

Buying Generic Products Instead Of Brand Names Can Lead To Less Pay

Buying Generic Products Instead Of Brand Names Can Lead To Less Pay

Thriftiness is a great virtue today for most Americans, 42 percent of whom are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Brand names are an excess fat that many cut first, opting instead for supermarket generics or dollar store fare. But choosing generic products to improve your finances might actually be self-defeating.... Read More »

How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

By Heather R. Huhman Have you ever run across a job posting that asked you to include your "salary requirements" or "salary history"? This can be a difficult subject to approach during your job hunt, particularly if you had a high salary at your last position or have no salary history whatsoever. For job... Read More »

The Gender Wage Gap: A Historical Perspective [Infographic]

The Gender Wage Gap: A Historical Perspective [Infographic]

Last week, Western Sugar Cooperative in Denver agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a claim that it discriminated against its female employees. As reported by The Associated Press, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission said that the sugar processor denied women training, promotions and year-round... Read More »

Employee Can Keep $27,000 Overpayment, Court Says

Employee Can Keep $27,000 Overpayment, Court Says

Workers who get overpaid because of an accounting error usually find they have to pay the money back. But in Australia, a court has ruled that an employee of a recruiting company can keep about $27,000 paid to her in error because the overpayment prevented her from getting unemployment payments. Read More »

8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is about to get a little better. Or at least in eight states which have announced plans to increase the state minimum wage. The states include Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Florida and Vermont. The first five have already announced the specifics of the minimum wage... Read More »

Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

Here's what real people from across the country earn in industries far and wide. See how your paycheck matches up – or maybe get some ideas for your dream job. Read More »

THE Question You MUST Get Right in the Interview!

THE Question You MUST Get Right in the Interview!

By Skip Freeman As discussed in a previous blog (Winning the Face-to-Face Interview by "leading the Witness"), in an interview you actually have much more power than you might think. Still, during the course of the typical job interview, either on the telephone or face-to-face, you can expect to be asked a... Read More »

Which Jobs Truly Lead To Job Satisfaction?

Which Jobs Truly Lead To Job Satisfaction?

By Denene Brox Which jobs truly lead to job satisfaction? It's a question that online salary database Payscale.com set out to answer by asking workers across a broad spectrum of employment to rate their overall job satisfaction. The results may surprise those who think that money alone brings job happiness. Read More »

Equal Pay Will Exist -- But Not Until 2109

Equal Pay Will Exist -- But Not Until 2109

Equal Pay is on the way. If by "on the way," you accept 2109. That's the year analysts with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) expect pay disparity will disappear between the genders. The number was calculated based on the current pace of change. The year 2109 was the expected date for top levels of... Read More »

New York City Sewer Worker Makes $772,000 -- In One Year

New York City Sewer Worker Makes $772,000 -- In One Year

Many Americans long for that day when the ship finally comes in. For several New York City employees that day arrived last year when they raked in more than $700,000. One of the group, Gerald Mistretta, a city sewer worker, made more than the police commissioner, the schools chancellor and the mayor --... Read More »

As Labor Day Looms, U.S. Workers Busier Than Ever [Infographic]

As Labor Day Looms, U.S. Workers Busier Than Ever [Infographic]

With the Labor Day holiday looming, it would seem that many more Americans would find a way to kick back, relax and enjoy the fleeting days of summer. But we're an industrious bunch, so it may come as little surprise that the vast majority will find themselves busy with some enterprise this weekend, a new... Read More »

If The Office Is Closed Due To Hurricane Sandy, Will You Be Paid?

If The Office Is Closed Due To Hurricane Sandy, Will You Be Paid?

With Hurricane Sandy on its way, AOL Jobs is republishing this story. With a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, I thought it would be important to address what the employer's obligations are if they close the office due to a natural disaster. Whether an employee is entitled to be paid when the... Read More »

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