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Dump that internship

Jun 15, 2012
Spending summers working for no money seems like something students must do to land a job after graduation. But author Ross Perlin says there's more value in flipping burgers during the school break.
Posted In: Commentary, internships, Jobs, employment, college

How to get a job, in charts and graphs

Jun 1, 2012
This week's Marketplace Money Piggy Award goes to a consultant who presented the interview process in witty, pithy infographics.
Posted In: piggy bank award, employment, job

Patent wars boost patent lawyers

May 29, 2012
With tech companies in expensive battles over patents and copyrights, intellectual property lawyers are in the money.
Posted In: patents, law school, employment, intellectual property

'Supercommuters' board airplanes to get to work

May 18, 2012
Think your commute is long? Turns out a rapidly growing number of commuters are flying to get to work.
Posted In: commute, planes, employment, Jobs

From little white to blatant: Lies are lies

May 18, 2012
We all tell little lies -- politeness practically dictates that we do. But there are some serious consequences when even small lies enter your resume.
Posted In: employment, resumes, lying, Jobs

The argument for work sharing

May 7, 2012
Economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers discuss the idea behind work sharing, which would allow workers to get partial benefits when companies cut parts of their job.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, work share, working

Taking your kids to work

May 4, 2012
Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day has evolved since it was first started -- for daughters only -- 20 years ago.
Posted In: kids, parenting, Jobs, employment, Entrepreneurship, women

Krueger: Job market recovering, more work remains

May 4, 2012
Alan Krueger, chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the latest jobs report and whether the numbers for April are mediocre.
Posted In: Jobs, employment

Employment numbers? Ignore them.

May 4, 2012
Our New York bureau chief Heidi Moore tells us why we shouldn't be moved by the monthly jobs numbers.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, Unemployment

Planned job cuts up 7 percent in April, education hard hit

May 3, 2012
State and local budget deficits led to a surge in job cuts in education, and high gas prices hobbled the transportation industry, sending monthly planned layoffs up in April, according to job firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas
Posted In: Jobs, employment

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