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How a part-time economy impacts consumers

Jun 12, 2013
To cut corners and increase profits, businesses are increasingly hiring more part-time or temporary workers. But that plan may backfire, when those workers become consumers who don't want to spend.
Posted In: part-time jobs, Jobs, temporary staffing

Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued recovery

Jun 7, 2013
Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's council of economic advisers, discusses the latest jobs report and what it means for the recovery.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, Unemployment

Consumers are upbeat even as job creation lags

Jun 7, 2013
Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.
Posted In: Jobs, consumer confidence, jobs report, Unemployment

Fed dread unsettles markets

Jun 6, 2013
Uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's next move is throwing investors for a loop and unsettling markets. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, explains what the 'Fed Dread' is all about.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock, Jobs, jobs report

Layoffs are down, but will hiring be up?

Jun 6, 2013
Overall layoffs have decreased since last year, but some industries in particular are cutting back.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, layoffs, Unemployment

Private sector job gains and the Fed's next move

Jun 5, 2013
Payroll processing company ADP reports 135,000 private sector jobs were added last month, falling below analyst expectations. Will the weak numbers cause the Federal Reserve to stick to stimulus?
Posted In: adp, Federal Reserve, Jobs, jobs report

The difference between a paid and unpaid internship? A job later

May 30, 2013
Students may want to think twice about working for free: interns who get paid are almost twice as likely as their unpaid counterparts to get a job offer when they graduate.
Posted In: Jobs, internships

Jobs for youth today spares economic burden tomorrow

May 27, 2013
Could the government solve the youth unemployment problem?
Posted In: college graduate, Jobs, Unemployment, unemployed

Reality show puts firing power in the hands of employees

May 24, 2013
"Does Someone Have To Go?" is a new reality show on the Fox network. It allows office mates the authority to fire their co-workers in an attempt to repair the workplace environment. A cruel concept or a smart way to weed out unproductive employees?
Posted In: tv, Fox, reality tv, Jobs

What do home sales have to do with the job market?

May 23, 2013
Domestic migration, when you move from one place in the country to another, plunged in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Now things are looking up.
Posted In: housing market, housing prices, mortgage, Jobs

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