U.S. job growth was less than expected in August and the unemployment rate dropped to a 4½ year low as workers gave up the search for work, which could delay the Federal Reserve scaling back its massive monetary stimulus later this month. Read More »
What's the best way to get ahead? It's long been assumed that being nice puts you at a disadvantage, inviting people to trample over you as they make their way to the corner office. In fact, studies have shown that CEOs are four times more likely to be psychopathic than regular workers.
Adam Grant, a management... Read More »
By Aaron Guerrero
You may be a social media junkie, hopping from one site to another. But if your employer suspects you check your friend's Facebook wall more than your work emails, he may be entitled to make you hand over your passwords.
Lawmakers across the country have begun weighing social media privacy... Read More »
Have you ever called in sick due to an allergy attack? Did you neglect to mention that it's the huge stack of paperwork on your desk that caused the allergic reaction? Or maybe you have a migraine but failed to explain it's from your annoying co-workers.
The list of personal "ailments" used to get a day off... Read More »
Employees at Walmart, the world's largest retailer, are striking for the first time in 50 years. It's hard to believe it took so long. Walmart Stores Inc. is a massive corporation, yet many workers receive low wages and are denied benefits.
But a couple of big myths about retail workers keep the public from... Read More »
If there's one position that both presidential candidates can agree on, and it may be the only one, it's that outsourcing jobs overseas, or "offshoring," is absolutely terrible for American workers. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama proposed a 20 percent tax credit for companies that return offshored... Read More »
A Muslim worker at a Dell Inc. plant in Nashville was arrested Friday and charged with attempted terrorism after she allegedly threatened to harm other employees, authorities say.
A co-worker at the plant, owned and operated by CEVA Logistics, told Nashville Metro Police that Amal Ahmed Abdullahi (pictured... Read More »
If you're like most Americans, you probably feel like Labor Day snuck up on you. That's because you spent most of the summer working -- or looking for work. The majority of American workers don't use up all their vacation time, most of them leaving an average of 11 days on the table, according to one survey (via... Read More »
It's customary that when a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the city sends a representative to the funeral. But when former Sgt. Susan Graziosi posted a complaint on her Facebook page, chiding the mayor for not sending someone to services for an officer from Pearl, Miss. Graziosi was fired,... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Every job has its ups and downs, but riding an elevator seems like an unlikely source for stress. However, a 15-second ride may push some people's buttons. CareerBuilder's latest study of more than 3,800 workers nationwide reveals the most unusual and annoying behaviors workers have witnessed... Read More »
When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal.
There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies got slightly more out of their workers this spring after scaling back on hiring. The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up.
The Labor Department said Wednesday that the increase... Read More »
A New York City janitor lost his job after he allegedly offered a high school student "as much money as she wanted" to let him suck her toes.
The janitor, Harley Joseph, was employed at LaGuardia Community College in Queens and fired in February after the unnamed student reported the incident, New York's... Read More »
The long slow, slog that is improvement in the labor market continued in July, the Labor Department reported Friday. For many job seekers, that means the difficulty that many have experienced in landing a new position remains.
As the Labor Department reported, employers added 163,000 jobs last month -- far... Read More »
Most workers seek a career that progresses upward -- taking them from entry-level employee to midlevel manager to senior leader. But not everyone has dreams of being the boss. Some people enjoy being a producer, rather than a manager; and still, others would rather work in middle management than in the... Read More »
For many unemployed Americans, the need to find a job, any job, has made them susceptible to con artists promising easy riches through work-at-home schemes and similar frauds.
They include Barbara Beatteay, a 58-year-old cancer patient and stroke survivor who was unemployed, bankrupt and struggling to pay... Read More »
All Sophia Ellison wanted was a new smartphone to replace her damaged one. But what she got instead, she says, was humiliated and angry after learning that a Best Buy clerk, who was supposed to move the contents of her old iPhone to a new one, instead said he copied its photos -- including some "racy" ones --... Read More »