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Unemployment: First Time Jobless Claims Soar To 360,000

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Unemployment: First Time Jobless Claims Soar To 360,000

By METEOR BLADES, Daily Kos Labor— First-time claims for unemployment benefits took an unexpected leap for the week ending May 11, rising to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the Department of Labor reported. That’s 32,000 above the previous week’s revised figure of 328,000, originally reported as 323,000. It was the biggest climb since the aftermath of Hurricane […]

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Are You Unemployed Over 55? Grey Haired And 55 Or Older Need Not Apply

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Are You Unemployed Over 55? Grey Haired And 55 Or Older Need Not Apply

By R.W. GREENE— To judge from unemployment rates, you might think it’s not too hard to pull off the trick of finding a job while having grey hair and being 55 or older. After all, the unemployment rate last year for people aged 55 and older stood at 6%. That number has even improved slightly […]

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Developing Nations’ Youth Employment: Informal, Underpaid, Unemployed

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Developing Nations’ Youth Employment: Informal, Underpaid, Unemployed

ILO News– Two thirds of working age youth in some developing countries are either unemployed or trapped in low-quality jobs, according to the ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013 report. In six of the ten countries surveyed, more than 60% of young people are either unemployed, working but in low quality, irregular, low wage jobs, often […]

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March Job Openings Hires Down, 3.1 Job Seekers For Every Job

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March Job Openings Hires Down, 3.1 Job Seekers For Every Job

By ELISE GOULD, Economic Policy Institute— The March Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), released May 7, 2013, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows job openings fell slightly in March to 3.8 million, a decrease of 55,000 since February. While job openings are similar to where they were about five years ago as the economy was […]

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New Website Offers Jobseekers Answers, Advice Direct From Recruiters

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New Website Offers Jobseekers Answers, Advice Direct From Recruiters

Jobepdia.org is ready for prime time. The HR Policy Association, which represents senior human resource executives and recruiters at more than 340 of the largest U.S., announces the official launch of its jobipedia.org website. The site went live test mode in October 2012. Jobipedia.org is designed to provide personal, free and timely answers about job searches and […]

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Great PLaces To Work? How To Unlock Inside Information On Employers

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Great PLaces To Work? How To Unlock Inside Information On Employers

By VICKIE ELMER— Look inside before you commit to walk through the gates or guard station every day. Do your due diligence on an employer before you sign on as an employee. Starting today, there’s another way to peek in to corporate cultures: It’s Great Rated! a “social search engine for workplace culture,” developed by the […]

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100,000 Jobs Mission Says 64,628 U.S. Veterans Hired Through 1Q 2013

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100,000 Jobs Mission Says 64,628 U.S. Veterans Hired Through 1Q 2013

The 100,000 Jobs Mission announced April 17, 20913, that its member companies have collectively hired 64,628 U.S. military veterans through the first quarter of 2013. JPMorgan Chase and ten other companies with the goal to collectively hire at least 100,000 veterans by 2020 launched this private sector initiative in early 2011. In two years, the […]

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Average Starting Salary For New College Grads Up 5.3%

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Average Starting Salary For New College Grads Up 5.3%

The average starting salary for new college graduates earning bachelor’s degrees has increased 5.3% from last year, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s April 2013 Salary Survey — the first look at starting salaries for the Class of 2013 — found that the average starting salary […]

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Employers Report A 4 Week Window Between Job Interview And Offer

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Employers Report A 4 Week Window Between Job Interview And Offer

How long can a new college graduate expect to wait for that first big job offer after an interview? If a job offer is extended, how long will he or she have to accept or reject it? The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2012 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey found that, on average, employers hiring […]

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Engineering Dominates Top-Paying Majors

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Engineering Dominates Top-Paying Majors

Geeks rule when it comes to starting salaries for new college graduates. Engineering majors claimed seven spots on the list of top 10 highest paying majors for 2012-13 bachelor’s degree graduates, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers April 2013 Salary Survey. You can make all the nerd jokes you want, but these […]

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