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A job lined up right after college. Fancy that.

Sep 4, 2013
Many college freshmen embark on their first years of higher education this week. Wouldn't it be nice if at the end of their journey a job was waiting for them? In Alabama, the two year-college system is collaborating with private companies to train students and help them land a job after graduation.
Posted In: college, higher education, college tuition, Jobs, employment

Fifteen percent of American adults are offline

Aug 30, 2013
Data released this week by the Pew Center shows that 98 percent of Americans now live in an area with access to broadband internet. Despite that, 15 percent still don't use the internet at all.
Posted In: internet access, employment

Retail earnings disappoint on slow economic recovery

Aug 15, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses the latest retail earnings.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, employment, wages

BMW, Dollar General sued for job discrimination

Jun 12, 2013
The government is suing BMW and discount retailer Dollar General, saying their use of criminal background checks unfairly discriminates against African Americans.
Posted In: discrimination, employment, background check, BMW

Construction is back in Southwest, but where are the workers?

May 14, 2013
Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.
Posted In: southwest, arizona, construction, employment

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

May 3, 2013
Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, employment, Unemployment, wages

Want a job? Get an internship first

Mar 8, 2013
A survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education reveals that what really stands out for employers in the resumes of recent college graduates is internship experience. But are colleges doing a good job preparing grads for work?
Posted In: internships, employment, higher education

Resume guide: 3 tips to make your CV standout

Mar 6, 2013
If you are hitting the job market, the one thing you'll need is a good resume. But how do you get yours to the top of the heap?
Posted In: resume, Jobs, employment

Internships become the new job requirement

Mar 4, 2013
In a survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education, employers said they value internships more than many other credentials when it comes to hiring.
Posted In: internship, employment, higher education

GDP drops 0.1 percent but other economic indicators continue to rise

Jan 30, 2013
A Commerce Department report out today shows that GDP fell 0.1 percent last quarter, but consumer spending, business investment and employment continue to rise.
Posted In: GDP, Economy, consumer spending, investment, employment

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