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Party On Class Of 2013: Real World Offers Dim Job Prospects, Low Wages

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Party On Class Of 2013: Real World Offers Dim Job Prospects, Low Wages

Bummer job prospects and deflating wages await most of the graduating class of 2013, a new report finds. The Great Recession and its aftermath have decimated job prospects and earnings for young workers, a new Economic Policy Institute  (EPI) report shows. In The Class of 2013: Young Graduates Still Face Dim Job Prospects, EPI researchers Heidi […]

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Americans See Best Quality Job Market In U.S. In Five Years

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Americans See Best Quality Job Market In U.S. In Five Years

By Dennis Jacobe, Gallup Chief Economist– Twenty-six percent of Americans say now is a good time to find a quality job — the highest since March 2008. This is also up from 22% in March and from 21% a year ago, but not much different than the 25% who said the same in January. At the […]

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What Employers Want – Top 10 Skills For Job Candidates

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What Employers Want – Top 10 Skills For Job Candidates

What makes an ideal job candidate? Of course, top candidates need to have the requisite major and GPA, and relevant work experience, but it’s their soft skills that make them ideal. In terms of the skills that differentiate candidates, employers responding to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2013 say they want […]

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Mega-Commuters: 600,000 Workers Have 90-Minute Or More Commute

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Mega-Commuters: 600,000 Workers Have 90-Minute Or More Commute

By ROBERT SCALLY— I was once among an elite corps of mega-commuters. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, mega-commuters are about 600,000 full-time American workers who commute at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to get to work. About 8.1% of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer, according to a new […]

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Labor Demand Weak, Online Help Wanted Ads Down 158,000 In March

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Labor Demand Weak, Online Help Wanted Ads Down 158,000 In March

Online Labor Demand drops 158,000 in March Labor demand down 77,000 in Q1 of 2013 Q1’13 decline follows three years of strong Q1 growth since the end of the recession March is mixed with drops in Healthcare, Sales, and Office workers outstripping increases in Management, Business, and Computer workers Download the National Historical Table.  Online […]

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Online Labor Demand dips 44,400 in February

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Online Labor Demand dips 44,400 in February

Online Labor Demand dips 44,400 in February February online labor demand little changed following two months of strong gains …read more   Subscribe to WWOW’s posts by email: [subscribe2]

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Surprisingly Robust Job Growth Ahead of Sequester

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Surprisingly Robust Job Growth Ahead of Sequester

Surprisingly Robust Job Growth Ahead of Sequester Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report Kathy Bostjancic, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis, The Conference Board …read more  

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In U.S., Government Hiring Levels Modest Before Sequester

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In U.S., Government Hiring Levels Modest Before Sequester

Government job creation in the U.S. was modest at +3 in February, before the sequester — essentially unchanged from +4 in January. At the same time, nongovernment job creation improved slightly to +21 last month from +18 in January. …read more  

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Infographic: What Employers Want

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Infographic: What Employers Want

Infographic: What Employers Want Despite high unemployment, some U.S. employers can’t find enough workers with the right qualifications to fill their jobs. While the U.S. economy is growing slowly, there are industries and areas of the country — such as those at the center of the oil and gas boom — that are expanding rapidly. […]

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Wanted Local Workforce For The Global Oil And Gas Industry

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Wanted Local Workforce For The Global Oil And Gas Industry

ILO News— Wanted: A local workforce for a global industry. Global demand for crude oil and natural gas is growing, leading to a surge in investment and increasing worldwide demand for skilled workers. Global energy demand will increase by 35% from 2010 to 2035, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). New sources of oil […]

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