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Hiring rebounds as U.S. employers add a solid 196,000 jobs

by Associated Press Apr 5, 2019
Hiring rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain.
A 'now hiring' sign hangs on the door of a Staples store in Lower Manhattan, January 4, 2019 in New York City.
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Construction backlog has builders upbeat, but workers are hard to find

by Adrian Ma Feb 11, 2019
According to a recent survey, 78 percent of construction contractors are having a hard time finding workers to fill open positions.
According to a recent survey, 78 percent of construction contractors are having a hard time finding workers to fill open positions.
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Some job openings aren't real. Here's why.

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 6, 2018
What the JOLTS report can tell us about the state of the labor market.
Job seekers arrive at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for The Opportunity Hiring Fair in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2017.
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Are narcissistic CEOs bad for business?

by Molly Wood Oct 15, 2018
Chief executives high on the narcissism scale may interview well, but flail long term.
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CEOs say trade uncertainty is restraining hiring and investing

by Reema Khrais Jun 6, 2018
CEOs aren’t feeling as optimistic about the economy as they did earlier this year. A quarterly survey from the Business Roundtable shows CEOs have lowered their expectations for hiring, spending and sales over the next six months. They’re nervous about the…

Getting an H-1B visa is becoming more difficult

by Jana Kasperkevic Apr 2, 2018
The applications for 2018 are open.
President Donald Trump speaks after touring Snap-On Inc. in Kenosha, Wisconsin, April 18, 2017.
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4 ways a tight labor market affects hiring

by Kimberly Adams and Eliza Mills Mar 2, 2018
It's a great time to be a job seeker.
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As immigration deal stalls, "Dreamer" business owners deal with uncertainty

by Jana Kasperkevic and Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 2, 2018
The political stalemate makes planning ahead “very difficult.”
Demonstrators rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program near Trump Tower in New York on Oct. 5, 2017.
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No degree required: More tech employers looking for skills rather than a diploma

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 13, 2018
These type of jobs are most likely to be offered with small companies.
Tech is an industry that a lot of young people want to go into.
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How recess can make students better job candidates

by David Brancaccio Dec 19, 2017
Giving students short breaks each day can do a lot.
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