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The people behind September's job numbers

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 5, 2012
Newly hired, unemployed and looking, discouraged and out of work: Meet five Los Angeles area residents who put faces on the September employment picture.

Looking for potential in future employees

by Jeff Horwich Sep 25, 2012
If you're looking for a job or trying to get ahead in this economy, there's some age-old wisdom that would seem to apply: play up your accomplishments. Seems obvious, but maybe that's in fact not your best plan of attack.

Plenty of jobs, lazy Americans just don't want them

by Jeremy Hobson Jul 27, 2012
According to Fox Business reporter John Stossel, businesses are hiring, Americans just don't want "those kind of jobs."

Study: Visa law prevents companies from hiring best workers

by Scott Tong Jul 18, 2012
There's a new report out today that provides one explanation for why companies aren't hiring the people they want to hire: A visa program to bring in the best and brightest from around the world is capped, and doesn't account…

Why companies practice 'stack rating'

by Jeff Horwich Jul 6, 2012
The other day on its website Vanity Fair previewed an article about life at Microsoft. And it details a particular human resource practice that drove employees up the wall: something called "stack rating." What exactly is it?

The Purple Squirrel: Is the hiring process broken?

by Tess Vigeland 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."
Face-to-face interactions are becoming increasingly rare as more employers rely on computers to screen potential employees.
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HR specialist worries about 'skills gap' in job market

by Beth Kelly Mar 14, 2012
Beth Kelly says many employers are ready to hire, but they just can't find people with the right qualifications.

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Employment report: The Christmas bump

by Joel Patterson Jan 6, 2012
Temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.
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New survey: CEOs aren't hiring

by Joel Patterson Dec 14, 2011
In a recent survey, two-thirds of CEOs of big U.S. companies indicated they won’t be adding jobs for the next six months.
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The best and worst cities for jobs

by Jaclyn Giovis Mar 3, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department will release its February jobs report on Friday. And that got us thinking about - location, location, location. The...