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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

The intern's life

Jun 8, 2012
"Intern Queen" Lauren Berger shares how to get the most from an internship or an intern. And host Tess Vigeland also discusses her day as an intern for a TV show. Does she have the chops to make it in Hollywood?
Posted In: internship, summer jobs, interview, Jobs

The Purple Squirrel: Is the hiring process broken?

Jun 8, 2012
Author Peter Cappelli discusses the pitfalls of the online-based job application process and how it is preventing employers from capturing the elusive "purple squirrel."
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, human resources, job applications

Americans aren't paying attention to jobs reports

Jun 7, 2012
Taking a look at Gallup's latest data on whether people pay attention to the government's unemployment reports, and whether they feel the economic recovery is on the right track.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Why geography matters in fixing U.S. unemployment

May 31, 2012
Location, location, location. Economist Enrico Moretti says in his new book that it's more important than ever to move to areas with highly educated workers in order to find employment.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Silicon Valley

Monthly layoffs hit eight-month high

May 31, 2012
A study this morning from job outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas found layoffs rose in May to their highest level in eight months.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, GDP

May shows dismal employment numbers

May 31, 2012
The U.S. economy added less jobs than expected in May. At the same time, the number of workers filing for unemployment benefits rose, and the number of planned layoffs in hit an eight month high.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, GDP

Serving up jobs to ex-cons

May 30, 2012
It's tough to get employment if you've been convicted of a felony. But some companies in the Chicago area hire only ex-cons.
Posted In: Jobs, ex-convicts, Food

Your economic predictions: Shadow or no shadow?

May 28, 2012
Last Groundhog Day we asked a couple economists to predict the economic future. Today we asked them to do it again.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Fiscal policy

One day at a time for the long-term unemployed

May 25, 2012
There are millions of Americans who've been out of work for more than six months. One woman shares how she stays hopeful.
Posted In: Unemployment, long-term unemployed, Jobs

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