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  • The Embarrassing State of Parental Leave in the US
    American working parents continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to parental leave. We'll take a look at how this troubling reality has grave effects for parents and, especially, the US economy.
  • Top 5 States for Job Growth in 2014

    A weak December jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics not withstanding, 2014 is poised to be the year for job growth in the United States, according to Moody's Analytics. Of course, even if the economy does generate the 2.6 million jobs predicted, those gains won't be felt equally in every state.

  • Senate Fails to Extend Unemployment Benefits

    Over one million Americans who lost their unemployment benefits in recent weeks will remain without support, after legislation faltered in back-to-back votes in the Senate on Tuesday.

  • For the First Time, Half of Members of Congress Are Millionaires

    Last week, unemployment benefits expired for over a million Americans. Also, a report revealed that over 50.1 percent of Congress are millionaires.

  • BLS Jobs Report: Economy Added Only 74,000 Jobs in December

    Economists predicted an addition of more than 190,000 jobs for December 2013, which makes today's Employment Situation Report unexpected bad news. Total non-farm employment increased by just 74,000 jobs in December, bringing the yearly average per month up to 182,000 per month -- identical to 2012's numbers. Unemployment, meanwhile, dropped to 6.7 percent, a new five-year low. So what's going on?

  • ADP Jobs Report: Economy Adds 238,000 Jobs in December

    The last month of 2013 was the strongest overall for job gains, according to the ADP National Employment Report for December. Gains of 238,000 jobs were significantly higher than the previous month's 215,000 jobs, and greater than the 200,000 jobs predicted by economists.

  • 5 Tips for the Long-Term Unemployed to Land a Dream Career
    If you’ve been unemployed for more time than you would like to admit, and can’t seem to find a job, then listen up. Here are five tips to help you get that break you deserve and, hopefully, land the job of your dreams.
  • How to Explain Long Periods of Unemployment on Your Resume

    Given the state of the economy over the past couple of years, you'd think employers would be more understanding about gaps in a potential hire's CV. But even a prolonged recession can't change human nature, and no matter how unfair it is, hiring managers tend to pursue employed candidates more ardently than folks with long stints of unemployment.

  • 3 Tips for Working Parents to Negotiate Flex-Schedules
    Flexible work arrangements have made returning to work a viable option for mothers who want to continue their careers, post-baby. Here are some tips for working moms to negotiate their way to flex-schedule freedom and, hopefully, get closer to achieving work-life balance.
  • How to Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Even on a Tight Budget
    There are few things in life that make you feel better than giving to others, especially during the holidays. However, when money's tight, charity is often the first to go. We’ll show you how even your spare change can make a big difference this holiday season.
  • Jack Welch: 'The Four Es and a P' of Hiring
    Just as businesses need to understand their customers in order to effectively market to them, candidates also need to know what hiring managers are looking for in order to get noticed and get hired. Jack Welch helps job seekers to get a leg-up on the competition with “The Four Es and a P” of hiring.
  • So You're Unemployed: Here's What to Do

    Increasingly, getting laid off (or worse, fired) seems to be part of life. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone among your acquaintance who hasn't, at some point, found themselves unexpectedly unemployed. Still, better to have a plan of attack than to rely on "misery loves company."

  • ADP Reports an Increase of 215,000 Jobs

    The ADP National Employment Report is out for November, and the news is rosy: the economy added 215,000 private-sector jobs from October to November -- more than the 170,000 jobs predicted by economists.

  • How Facebook's Graph Search Is Good for Your Career
    Facebook has become one of the most renowned forms of social engagement and sharing for people around the world -- and now it’s taking it one step further. We’ll examine how Facebook has now adapted its platform to cater to the needs of the professional world, too.
  • Would You Choose Being Healthy Over $1 Million? This Football Player Did
    If John Moffitt continued to do his job for about another year, he would have easily made over a $1 million. Instead, the now-former professional football player decided he wouldn't risk his long-term health for the money.
  • Technology Giveth Jobs and It Taketh Them Away
    We've all read the studies showing that machines are expected to take over millions of jobs from humans in the not-so-far future, suggesting that a terrifying I, Robot type of world awaits us. But do we really need to fear competition from robots?
  • It Gets Worse, Not Better, for the Long-Term Unemployed
    Research shows the unemployed fall into a deeper and deeper hole the longer they are jobless and their plight isn't expected to end anytime soon.
  • Is a Baby Boomer Hogging Your Job?

    Younger workers have a famously high unemployment rate. Last month, workers aged 20 to 24 had a 12.5 percent unemployment rate, while those aged 25 to 34 had an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent -- the national average for October. Workers aged 55 and over, though, had an unemployment rate of only 5.4 percent. What gives?

  • Want to be Successful? Then Get Comfy with Uncertainty
    A person's career rarely ever turns out the way he expected, oftentimes leading to feelings of failure and regret. We'll show you how expecting the unexpected on your career path is one of the best ways to set yourself up for success in the end.
  • The Jobs Report Is Finally Out, But Does It Tell Us Anything?

    The economy added 204,000 jobs during the month of October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and unemployment increased slightly to 7.3 percent, compared to 7.2 percent for September. However, due to the government shutdown, there's some question as to whether that information is both accurate and significant.