Even with an impressive skill set, many Iraqi refugees have trouble finding jobs in the U.S. To help, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C. is working to help bridge the communication gap. Janet Babin has more.
History tells us employment tends to lag in the economic cycle. Jobs return once demand for products and services goes up. But commentator and economist Mark Thoma says factors like technology are throwing a wrench into the jobs equation.
More than 49,000 jobs were lost in May, according to the latest government report. That pushed the unemployment rate up half a point to 5.5% -- the biggest increase since 1986. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner announced the closing of four truck and SUV plants. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains how jobs will be affected and how the company plans to revive its electric car, the Chevy Volt.
South Africa's economy relies on as many as 5 million foreign nationals. But when mobs attacked these foreigners last month, more than 50,000 of the migrants fled. Gretchen Wilson reports how that could hurt the country.
The largest labor union in Britain, UNITE, has agreed to merge with The United Steelworkers, one of this country's biggest unions. The deal will create the first transatlantic labor group. Stephen Beard reports.
A lay-off can be a pretty shocking thing, but take things one step at a time. Tess Vigeland talks to personal finance expert Liz Pulliam Weston about logical things you can do to prepare for a job cut.