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Workers 55-Plus To Outnumber Younger Employees For The First Time

Workers 55-Plus To Outnumber Younger Employees For The First Time

Whether out of economic need or simply a desire to continue working, many baby boomers aren't leaving their jobs anytime soon. In fact, so many workers 55 and older are staying in the workforce, The Atlantic reports, that by year's end their numbers will surpass those who are aged 25 to 34. And the trend is... Read More »

GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

U.S. workers have been dealing with the effects of outsourcing for years now. But in a trend that many no doubt would like to see continue, General Motors Co. has committed to bringing back technology jobs it now outsources. The automaker currently outsources about 90 percent of its information-technology... Read More »

The History Behind All That U.S. Jobs Data  [Infographic]

The History Behind All That U.S. Jobs Data [Infographic]

Even casual observers of business news have likely noticed that the federal government spews out information about the nation's economy and its people at a seemingly unstoppable pace. From weekly reports on initial claims for jobless benefits to monthly reports on prices, employment, goods production and... Read More »

3 Reasons Good Workers Don't Get Jobs (And What They Can Do About It)

3 Reasons Good Workers Don't Get Jobs (And What They Can Do About It)

With nearly 13 million unemployed Americans, you'd think there be no such thing as a worker shortage. But many U.S. employers continue to say that they can't find people to fill certain jobs. A recent CareerBuilder survey showed that despite the nation's high 8.2 percent unemployment rate, 38 percent of... Read More »

Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

In an era when so many American workers have seen their wages stagnate or even fall, paychecks for top executives have climbed astronomically higher. And higher. A new report shows that despite public outrage, the trend continues. Salaries for the 200 top-paid CEOs rose 5 percent last year to a median $14.5... Read More »

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Low-wage, unskilled labor was once its competitive edge, but now China is quickly rising as the world's largest supplier of college-educated workers. By 2030, China alone will account for 30 percent of the world's new college-educated workers, predicts a study by... Read More »

Employees Admit Social Media Is A Waste Of Their Time [Infographic]

Employees Admit Social Media Is A Waste Of Their Time [Infographic]

A growing number of people are tweeting and using Facebook from the office, but that doesn't mean they think it's a good use of their time. Or company resources. In fact, according to a new survey, a majority of American workers (51 percent) think using social media at work hurts productivity. The survey... Read More »

8 Employers Buck Outsourcing Trend, Bring Jobs Back To America

8 Employers Buck Outsourcing Trend, Bring Jobs Back To America

For decades, Americans watched helplessly as U.S. businesses outsourced, shipping good-paying jobs overseas. But now, the trend seems to be at least slowing a bit, as some employers are heeding President Obama's call for "insourcing." Starbucks Coffee Co. is perhaps the latest example of a company bringing... Read More »

Nearly Half Of Employers Ban Workers' Use Of Social Media [Infographic]

Nearly Half Of Employers Ban Workers' Use Of Social Media [Infographic]

It's no secret that Americans "like" social media. About 56 percent -- or nearly 175 million -- have a profile on social-media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. But, many employers are leery -- if not, panicky -- about their employees' use. In fact, a whopping 42 percent have prohibited workers from... Read More »

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier At Work

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier At Work

American workers are increasingly miserable on the job. No wonder: Those who survived mass layoffs during the recent recession often were rewarded with more work for the same or less pay. A survey released last fall found that nearly a third (32 percent) of U.S. workers considered quitting their jobs, up 9... Read More »

Florida Sheriff's Deputies Fired For Allegedly 'Loafing' On The Job

Florida Sheriff's Deputies Fired For Allegedly 'Loafing' On The Job

Here's a lesson for government employees: If you're found slacking, not only can it be really embarrassing when taxpayers find out, it may land you in the unemployment line. At least that's what happened in a Florida case involving six lawmen in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office; their names were... Read More »

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including... Read More »

U.S. Growth Slowed At Year's Start But Some See Rebound

U.S. Growth Slowed At Year's Start But Some See Rebound

By Paul Wiseman and Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Don't panic yet. The government reported Friday that the economy got off to a tepid start this year, but that doesn't foreshadow a repeat of the near-standstill that happened in 2011. "The economy is firmly on a growth trajectory," said Sung Won... Read More »

Florida Worker Drug Testing Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Florida Worker Drug Testing Law Ruled Unconstitutional

MIAMI -- A Miami federal judge has declared that Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for state workers is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Thursday that blanket testing of some 85,000 workers violates the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The... Read More »

New Rights Employers Have To Give Transgender Workers

New Rights Employers Have To Give Transgender Workers

As of Monday, almost 1 million Americans have a federal protection that they never had before. In a historic vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided unanimously that discrimination on the basis of gender identity was discrimination on the basis of sex. Transgender Americans suddenly got a... Read More »

Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

Restaurant managers don't usually clean ovens, mop floors or serve food. But it was having to perform such mundane tasks and not getting properly paid to do them that led several Boston Market Corp. employees to sue the chain for overtime pay. The employees alleged in a 2010 lawsuit that the Golden,... Read More »

5 Jobs That Employers Are Begging To Fill In 2012

5 Jobs That Employers Are Begging To Fill In 2012

It's a conundrum: Many employers have jobs that they can't fill even though millions of Americans want and need work. A recent Right Management survey of 600 employers found that 90 percent of them are finding it difficult to fill key positions, despite the nation's historically high unemployment rate. Read More »

Despite Amazon's Rosy Reputation, Workers Allege Host Of Abuses At Warehouses

Despite Amazon's Rosy Reputation, Workers Allege Host Of Abuses At Warehouses

The maltreatment of workers at factories in China has recently put much focus on electronic-gadget maker Apple Inc. But it's another technology icon -- Amazon.com Inc., the massive Internet retailer that sells everything from books to shoes to cleaning products -- that is drawing scrutiny for the way it treats... Read More »

Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

One thing many U.S. workers were conditioned to accept during the recent recession was stagnant wages. But with the economy rebounding, more workers than not say they expect a raise this year, according to a new survey by Glassdoor.com. And they might not be deluded. Earlier this year, another survey... Read More »

Job Hunters Cry Foul Over Employers' Use Of Background Checks

Job Hunters Cry Foul Over Employers' Use Of Background Checks

If you've gotten a new job in recent years, you've probably been subjected to a criminal or credit background check. More than 90 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks on job hunters, and 60 percent do credit checks, according to a McClatchy Newpapers report. But job hunters are starting to... Read More »

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