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Bizarre Boss Requests – 5 Ways To Say No And Not Get Fired

Bizarre Boss Requests – 5 Ways To Say No And Not Get Fired

By VICKIE ELMER— Bosses’ requests can be bizarre – and occasionally illegal. Take for example, the boss who asked a co-worker to spy on senior management. Or the one who asked to have her dog’s toenails clipped. Then there’s the one who asked a colleague to serve as a surrogate mother for his child. All […]

Global Youth Employment Gains Wiped Out By Slow Economic Recovery

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Global Youth Employment Gains Wiped Out By Slow Economic Recovery

ILO News– Despite some regional differences, the global youth unemployment rate continues to rise and is projected to reach 12.8% by 2018 – wiping out the gains made at the start of the economic recovery, according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013 report. Behind this worsening figure is an even more worrying picture, revealing […]

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<a href=http://www.gallup.com/poll/162176/workers-predicting-job-loss-pre-2008.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication target=_blank >One-Fifth U.S. Workers Predict They Will Lose Their Jobs In 2013</a>

By ALYSSA BROWN, Gallup— Eighteen percent of U.S. workers say it is “very likely” or “fairly likely” they will lose their job or be laid off in the next year. That’s more than said so prior to the 2008 economic downturn, although similar to more recent years. At the same time, 35% say it is […]

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The New Rules Of American Work: The Truth About Employers

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The New Rules Of American Work: The Truth About Employers

By ROBERT SCALLY— If there ever really was any kind of social contract between American workers and employers there is little doubt it is nothing but a memory. America’s 21st century’s work rules in are firmly rooted in employers’ take-it-or-leave-it attitude toward their workforces. Big companies and the people that run them – employers – […]

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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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Older Workers Delay Retirement, No End In Sight For Many

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Older Workers Delay Retirement, No End In Sight For Many

The Conference Board—Even as stock prices rise, unemployment drops, and overall recovery takes hold, more U.S. workers than ever are delaying retirement, according to a report by The Conference Board, Trapped on the Worker Treadmill? “It’s disconcerting that the two years in which the U.S. economy seemed to finally, if fitfully, turn the corner also left […]

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Job Tenure Up, Turnover Down But US Job Tenure Still Short 5.4 Years

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Job Tenure Up, Turnover Down But US Job Tenure Still Short 5.4 Years

Job tenure was up in 2012, as those Americans who have jobs are staying in them longer. Overall job tenure in the United States was up in 2012, but U.S. job tenure is still shorter than many assume. The median (mid-point) length of time on the job for American workers in 2012 is just 5.4 […]

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Youth Unemployment Worldwide: Millions Not Working, Not Studying

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Youth Unemployment Worldwide: Millions Not Working, Not Studying

ILO News— Youth unemployment around the world has driven millions of young people to essentially give up looking for a job, warned the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new report. The youth unemployment rate (at 12.6% in 2011) would be a full percentage point higher if it included the number of young people who […]

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Meet The New Boss: The Biggest New Job Challenges

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Meet The New Boss: The Biggest New Job Challenges

Workers starting 2013 with a new job may find learning the ropes to be their biggest challenge, a new Accountemps survey suggests. Forty-four percent of employees and 60% of managers interviewed said mastering new processes and procedures tops their list of concerns when starting a new job at a new company. One in five respondents (20%) from each group cited getting to know a […]

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Rise Of Middle Class Jobs In The Developing World Could Spur Growth

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Rise Of Middle Class Jobs In The Developing World Could Spur Growth

ILO News- The number of middle class workers in the developing world has risen sharply during the past decade, potentially creating a much-needed boost to future growth and consumption in these economies. New figures in the ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2013 show that 42% of workers in developing countries – nearly 1.1 billion workers – […]

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