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Does a tight labor market mean more jobs for young people?

Apr 19, 2018
With the weekly jobless claims out Thursday, we look at whether the tight labor market is creating opportunities for younger workers. Are employers more willing to look at — and train — younger workers? And are young workers prepared for the jobs that are available? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Flu season could cost employers billions of dollars

Feb 12, 2018
This flu season could cost businesses at least $15.4 billion in lost productivity, according to one employment consulting firm.
A sign advertising flu shots is displayed at a Walgreens pharmacy on Jan. 22, 2018 in San Francisco, California. 
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2017 jobs picture was rosy, but are we at full employment?

Dec 29, 2017
2017 was a good year for jobs. Over the past year, (November 2016 to November 2017, the latest figure available), unemployment’s fallen by half a percent to just 4.1 percent. And according to orthodox economics, that means we’re hovering around full employment. Basically, the model says: If unemployment falls lower, employers will be so desperate […]

How recess can make students better job candidates

Dec 19, 2017
Giving students short breaks each day can do a lot.
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Would E-Verify keep undocumented workers off payrolls?

Jun 6, 2017
Advocates of stronger immigration enforcement want to require employers to use the online vetting system.
Immigrant laborers Jose, right, from Mexico, and Christian, from Honduras, perform "house leveling" work on a damaged home in New Orleans.
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The wages-to-jobs ratio is out of whack

May 5, 2017
Our tight labor market should be driving up pay. What gives?
A job seeker fills out registration forms before entering a career fair.
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How to ace a job interview? We asked a manager

Apr 21, 2017
Is it OK to bring up salary in an interview?
Prepare for the one interview question you're dreading the most.
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Taking the temperature of employer health plans

Nov 1, 2016
This year's menu of health care options for employees hits peak prices.
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What's a "good job"?

Oct 18, 2016
The Marketplace-Edison Research Economic Poll finds that health benefits and a good working environment are among the top attributes of a "good job."
Seventy-three percent of respondents in our economic research poll said health benefits are "essential" to a good job.
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