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  • 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.

  • Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Spouses

    Yesterday, Starbucks announced a plan to develop a hiring program for veterans and military spouses.

  • Is Gen X the Lost Generation?

    Most of the big news in our Generations at Work data package is about Baby Boomers and Millennials. The former can't retire; the latter can't start their careers. But what about Gen Xers, the erstwhile slackers and marginally employed baristas of every workplace trend article of the '90s?

  • The 4 Cities Creating the Most Middle-Income Jobs (Are All in Texas)

    A third of Americans consider themselves lower class, according to Pew research, compared with a quarter before the recession. The reason? The decline of mid-skilled, mid-wage jobs.

  • Job Search for Over-50 Workers Especially Difficult
    A new poll released this week shows older workers are unemployed longer than their younger counterparts.
  • Financial Hardship Forcing Gen Y Back Home With Mom and Dad

    Millennials are more likely to have to move back home with their parents after starting their careers than previous generations. Almost 28 percent of Gen Y workers have been forced to move in with their folks, due to financial hardship, according to data gathered for PayScale's Generations at Work study.

  • These 3 Companies Have Cut the Most Jobs So Far This Year

    Just 10 companies are responsible for 20 percent of planned cuts for 2013, according to data from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, as reported by MSN.

  • Shortcuts to Landing Your First Job [infographic]
    The unemployment rate for recent college graduates is an alarming 7.9 percent. We’ll examine an infographic start-to-finish guide on successfully landing your first job post-graduation.
  • 50 Shades of Tar Pits: Students Make Big Bucks on Dinosaur Romance Novels
    Texas A&M students Alara Branwen and Christie Sims were having trouble making ends meet. Branwen worked in a supermarket; Sims tutored. That is, until they discovered a lucrative niche ebook market, and made a killing writing human-dinosaur, uh, "love stories." (Note: Alara Branwen and Christie Sims are not their real names, and if you click on the links above, you'll understand why.)
  • Surviving the Emotional Effects of a Job Transition
    It happens every day. Someone decides to change careers, suddenly loses a job, or lands an assignment in an entirely new field. During this job transition, however, some powerful emotions can crop up – including fear, overwhelm, depression, guilt and even anger. While this is a natural effect of a job change, not having a plan to manage these emotions can set you up for a career meltdown. Learn how to survive even the most difficult of job transitions with these helpful tips from a career coach.
  • Top 10 Cities For Recent Grads Looking For Work
    You got your degree and enjoyed your last summer vacation. Now you want a job, but where should you go?
  • U.N. Says Americans Rank No. 17 in Happiness
    People in the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica and Mexico are living happier lives than Americans, according to the latest United Nations World Happiness Report.
  • Illegal Taxpayer-Subsidized Vacations

    Unemployment insurance exists to help people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. It is neither severance pay nor paid vacation.

  • 3 Ways Your Big, Fat Mouth Can Cost You Your Job

    When it comes to the world of work, what you say can be as important as what you do. No matter how casual your work environment, making the wrong comments (or the wrong comments to the wrong people) can get you fired in a hurry.

  • The 5 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make
    Here at PayScale, we’ve highlighted the success stories of many career changers from all walks of life, age groups, and backgrounds. However, what we haven’t discussed in great detail are some of the potential pitfalls of switching careers. Any career change has a 50/50 chance of going either good or bad. For the brave at heart, a career change can be the best thing to happen to an individual seeking a new and better opportunity.
  • Why Are 36 Percent of Americans Not Looking for Work?

    The amount of people unemployed and not looking for work in the United States -- 90 million -- is growing at unprecedented levels, according to recent NPR report.