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  • Obama Announces $600M Job-Training Initiative

    During a visit to a community college in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced an initiative to create job training programs, including apprenticeships. The initiative will focus on training workers to fill jobs for which there's currently a shortage of skilled applicants, and will rely on existing Labor Department funds.

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  • Do You Manage Remote Workers? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

    Managing people is hard enough when you work with them, face to face. Throw in the potential technical glitches and accountability issues of dealing with reports who work from home, and your job gets that much harder.

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  • Phyllis Schlafly Thinks Pay Equality Will Make It Harder to Get Married

    Single women with careers, would you like to get married someday? Well, Phyllis Schlafly, conservative speaker and founder of Eagle Forum, thinks that if you want equal pay, you better give up on those dreams of finding a soulmate.

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  • The 5 Best Employers in the US for 2014

    Want to be happy at work and well-compensated for your labor? The healthcare sector might be the place to look. Together with PayScale, Business Insider recently released their top 50 list of the best employers in the country, and healthcare companies -- like No. 1 for the second year in a row Celgene Corporation -- cropped up frequently.

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  • How Cubicles Became a Symbol of Workers' Discontent

    Hate your office cubicle? Science backs you up. In a research paper, Harvard Business School doctoral candidate Ethan S. Bernstein found support for a "transparency paradox," in which job performance declines as workers become more visible to managers. In other words, most modern offices are a disaster from a productivity standpoint. But is the cubicle, specifically, so deserving of our ire?

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  • Are You Expecting a Raise This Year?

    Workers expect a 4.5 merit pay increase in 2014, according to the quarterly report Global Workforce Insights for Compensation, which is released by consulting firm CEB. Benefits Pro further reports that employees expect an increase in bonus pay of 2.9 percent, a 1 percent increase from last quarter.

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  • Sleep More, Work Better

    Need another excuse to make time for a good night's sleep? Getting the recommended seven to eight hours might mean the difference between being just OK at your job and being the office rock star. Sound far-fetched? Consider this.

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  • 3 Terrible Pieces of Career Advice for Women

    Are you sick of just about every buzzword or phrase that applies to women's careers in the 21st century? You're not alone. Being a woman with a career in 2014 means navigating a minefield of conflicting advice and ideologies. Here are the biggest pitfalls to dodge.

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  • 3 Effective Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

    In a perfect world, every worker would have access to a standing or treadmill desk, or enough time to fit in a few short workouts during the day. Needless to say, most of us don't work and live in a perfect world.

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  • Is It Still Worth It to Study Humanities?

    Take a look at the top schools in PayScale's College ROI data package, and one thing quickly becomes clear: If you want to become a millionaire (or at least, a hundred-thousandaire) by working, majoring in a STEM field is a good foundation. But that doesn't mean that majoring in humanities is a waste of your time, even from a financial perspective.

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  • LinkedIn Shows Us Why It Pays to Be Adaptable [infographic]

    If your dream job opened up across the country -- or in a totally different industry -- would you go for it, or would you let the opportunity go by? If you're like many of us, you might be inclined not to even apply. That's partly because adaptability, while valued by employers, is a rare trait in job applicants.

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  • Learn to Love 'Bad' Grades, Make More Money Later On

    Why do fewer women major in STEM fields? In part, research suggests, it's because they don't want to risk earning less-than-amazing grades -- even if a B in a science field would allow them to graduate with a better-paying degree than an A in humanities.

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  • Would You Miss HR, If Your Company Got Rid of It?

    Human resources gets a lot of flak from other departments in the company. Much of the good they do (administering benefits, for example) is invisible, while their less enjoyable duties (handing out pink slips) are right out in the open for all to see. Recently, a few companies have done away with HR altogether, replacing some functions with software that automates payroll and benefits, etc. But are workers really better off without an HR department?

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  • These 5 Companies Employ the Most Low-Wage Workers

    The debate over raising the minimum wage revolves, to a certain extent, around the idea that paying low-wage workers more money might cause their employers to cut hours or stop hiring altogether. And while there's evidence to support the idea that some companies would respond to a federal minimum wage hike by hiring fewer workers, that doesn't necessarily mean that employers of low-paid workers would do so out of strict necessity.

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  • Would You Keep Your Job, Even If You Won the Lottery?

    The "Do What You Love" movement is problematic, to say the least: it undervalues labor performed by people with less access to education, and subtly shifts the blame for poor working conditions on laborers themselves, instead of employers and legislators. But it is worth it to think about what you'd do, if finances didn't dictate that you absolutely had to keep your job, no matter what. For one thing, it might illuminate some things about what your future goals should be.

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  • Employees 'Recalled' Mozilla's Former CEO

    Brendan Eich lasted two weeks as CEO of Mozilla before pressure from employees led to his resignation. The reason for that pressure? Eich's $1,000 donation to California's Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in the state.

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  • How the Heartbleed Security Flaw Affects You at Work

    Monday night, security researchers reported the discovery of the Heartbleed bug, a serious security flaw affecting the software that encrypts the transaction of private data on many major services, like Yahoo and Flickr. (A snapshot of many vulnerable sites is available at Github.) If you use any of these services at work, your concerns aren't just personal, they're professional.

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  • Hating Your Job Can Wreck Your Health

    It's rare to make it through an entire career without ever having a bad job, but there's a big difference between a boring gig and a soul-crusher. The former is a stepping stone to something else; the latter can affect your attitude toward your specific career and the working world in general. Hang on long enough, or endure too much, and it can even make you sick.

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  • 3 Tips for Giving Amazing Presentations -- Even If You Hate Giving Presentations

    When's the last time you heard someone say they loved giving presentations? And yet, most of us will have to, at some point or another in our lives. Our careers may depend on it.

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  • Interview Body Language Tip: Don't Stare, Because That's Creepy

    Now more than ever, it's important for interviewers to like you. Given candidates who are equally matched in terms of credentials, skills, and experience, a hiring manager will pick the person they like the most. There's just one problem: most of the advice we've been getting about body language is giving us habits that come off as, well, kinda creepy.

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