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The people behind September's job numbers

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.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, hiring
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Looking for potential in future employees

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

Jul 27, 2012
According to Fox Business reporter John Stossel, businesses are hiring, Americans just don't want "those kind of jobs."
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, work ethic, john stossel
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Study: Visa law prevents companies from hiring best workers

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 for the economic geography of America.
Posted In: hiring, Science, H-1B visas
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Why companies practice 'stack rating'

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?
Posted In: human resources, hiring, Microsoft, Jobs
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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
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HR specialist worries about 'skills gap' in job market

Mar 14, 2012
Beth Kelly says many employers are ready to hire, but they just can't find people with the right qualifications.
Posted In: hiring, skills gap, Jobs
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Employment report: The Christmas bump

Jan 6, 2012
Temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.
Posted In: jobs report, bureau of labor statistics, U.S. Labor Department, hiring
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New survey: CEOs aren't hiring

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.
Posted In: business roundtable, hiring, Jobs
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The best and worst cities for jobs

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...
Posted In: employees, hiring, job seekers, jobless, Jobs, labor, Labor Department, Unemployment

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