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January layoffs down 24 percent from 2011

Jan 31, 2013
According to a new report, January layoffs were up 24 percent from December but down 24 percent from the previous year, which could indicate relatively low unemployment rates for the month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to release the latest unemployment numbers on Friday.
Posted In: Unemployment, Economy, Jobs

Hey, remember the president's jobs council?

Jan 30, 2013
Two years ago President Obama created a council to advise him on ways to create jobs. What did it accomplish?
Posted In: Jobs

Born on Inauguration Day: Finding a global perspective

Jan 17, 2013
Chistopher Ashcraft was born on January 20, 1985, the day of Ronald Reagan's second inauguration. Today, Ashcraft says traveling around the globe has given him new perspective on the American experience.
Posted In: Jobs

Walmart promises to hire vets: What are the challenges?

Jan 15, 2013
Even with big promises from major employers such as Walmart, the employment of returning military poses challenges.
Posted In: Walmart, Jobs, veterans

Robbed on the job: Advice on fighting wage theft

Jan 4, 2013
Imagine working and not getting paid for it. It's more common than you might think. Wage theft happens when companies cheat workers out of earned income. Labor advocate Kim Bobo talks about the pervasiveness of this problem and how to fight it.
Posted In: wage theft, low-wage workers, minimum wage, Jobs, labor

Ringing in the New Year: So where are the jobs?

Jan 4, 2013
The U.S. economy adds 155,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate remains steady at 7.8 percent.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

Economists cautiously hopeful ahead of monthly jobs data

Jan 4, 2013
Private payroll data points to an encouraging trend in service-related jobs that are key to economic growth.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, jobs report

High school grads head straight for jobs in Montana

Dec 28, 2012
We've told you about the energy boom unfolding in the Northern plains states. Centered in North Dakota, the industry is quickly spilling over into Montana.
Posted In: montana, Oil, Jobs

What could happen to jobs and labor in 2013

Dec 28, 2012
As we all patiently await the new year -- and the fiscal cliff -- what will happen to the labor force remains unclear. But there are some clues as to what we can expect.
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, 2013, labor

Delta swamped with flight attendant applicants

Dec 24, 2012
Delta has at least 22,000 applicants for 400 flight attendant openings. Flying may have lost its glamour, but a job in the skies has other benefits.
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs, Delta

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