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Does 'Out-of-Work' Mean Damaged Goods?

Does 'Out-of-Work' Mean Damaged Goods?

Don't let being let go hurt your chances of getting hired

Were you let go and fear employers see you as damaged goods? If so, read this... Read More »

Levi's, Toys 'R' Us Slash Jobs

Levi's, Toys 'R' Us Slash Jobs

Two big names are laying off hundreds after poor sales

Two iconic American companies have announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs to meet a tough competitive environment. Read More »

How to Survive 3 Layoffs in 2 Years & Still Get a Job Quickly

How to Survive 3 Layoffs in 2 Years & Still Get a Job Quickly

From unemployed to popping champagne - jobseeker success story

What do you do when you get laid-off 2X in 6 months? You seek career advice to help you build a gameplan to change your job search strategy and career path. Read More »

It's Not Still 2009? Employers Continue to Face Challenges Post-Recession

It's Not Still 2009? Employers Continue to Face Challenges Post-Recession

58 percent of employers say it feels like recession isn't over

The Great Recession may have ended in 2009, but employers and jobseekers still report things haven't turned around the way they hoped they would post-recession. Read More »

How to Answer 5 Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed

How to Answer 5 Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed

The employed get bonus points just for having a job

It may not seem fair, but if you're unemployed you have to work extra hard to overcome skepticism of potential employers. Here's how to do that in an interview. Read More »

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Navigating the waters of freelance and contract work

Navigating the freelance and contract work waters. How temporary jobs can be just as rewarding as full time work and can often lead to a dream job Read More »

Jobless Benefits Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Jobless Benefits Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly clear an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt. Read More »

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

The U.S. Senate abruptly postponed until Tuesday a vote on a White House-backed bill to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans. Read More »

'My Daddy Got Fired' - Talking To Kids About Job Loss

'My Daddy Got Fired' - Talking To Kids About Job Loss

Keeping lines of communication open is key

Job loss is tough on you. But what about how it impacts your kids? Two clinical psychologists advise you on how to talk to them and calm their fears Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Months

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Months

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; 4-Week Average At Pre-Recession Level

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; 4-Week Average At Pre-Recession Level

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to a near five-year low, a sign of economic health that could help convince the Federal Reserve to wind down a bond-buying stimulus program. Read More »

How To Explain Your Resume Gaps To Employers

How To Explain Your Resume Gaps To Employers

5 strategies that will give yourself a fighting chance at getting the job.

Whether you were self-employed, an at-home parent, or just a member of the long-term unemployed, here's what to say to get hired. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Up; Still Point To Healing Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Up; Still Point To Healing Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week but was near its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the U.S. economy. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 5½ Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 5½ Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5½ year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market. Read More »

How To Get Hired Without A Degree

How To Get Hired Without A Degree

Career coach and blogger Marty Nemko reconsiders his belief that college is always worth it. Here's why. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly as Jobs Market Improves

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly as Jobs Market Improves

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week in a sign the U.S. labor market continues to improve at a moderate pace. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Could Point To Strong Hiring

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Could Point To Strong Hiring

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits dropped more than expected last week to its lowest level in four months, a possible sign that hiring could pick up in July. Read More »

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, pointing to a steady pace of job gains. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week in line with the recent moderate pace of jobs growth. Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Continues To Heal

Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Continues To Heal

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week, nearing its lowest level in five years in a sign of resilience for the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

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