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Australian Unemployment Likely to Rise As Hiring Slows

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Australian Unemployment Likely to Rise As Hiring Slows

From the Sydney Morning Herald: Employment growth is tipped to slow from its already sluggish pace in the coming months, as businesses continue to shy away from hiring new staff. The ANZ Bank yesterday (10 Oct. 2011) said the number of job advertisements fell 2.1% in September, the third monthly fall in a row and […]

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Repealing Florida’s Anti-Dwarf Tossing Law Means Jobs For Dwarfs

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Repealing Florida’s Anti-Dwarf Tossing Law Means Jobs For Dwarfs

From Miami New Times: Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne, is tired of Florida’s Big Brother government standing in the way of people getting jobs. Jobs that include being tossed around by drunk dudes specifically, so he’s on a mission to repeal the state’s two-decade-old ban on dwarf tossing. “I’m on a quest to seek and destroy […]

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Barely There Job Growth in the U.S.

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Barely There Job Growth in the U.S.

The Friday, 7 Oct. 2011, Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 103,000 jobs were added in September. The jobs number includes about 45,000 striking Verizon workers returning to work, making the number net new jobs created in September about 58,000. This sluggish job growth continued the trend of the past five […]

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Study Finds Internet Job Search Reduces Time Unemployed By 25%

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Study Finds Internet Job Search Reduces Time Unemployed By 25%

A new study conducted by professors from University of Colorado and the University of California finds that conducting and Internet job search reduces the time spent unemployed by an average of 25%. The discovery directly contradicts a 2004 study showing that using the Internet actually prolonged unemployment. “In 2004 the researchers came up with two […]

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Unemployment Low in Some Rural Areas Due to Oil and Tourism

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Unemployment Low in Some Rural Areas Due to Oil and Tourism

Rural America is starting look like a good place to do business and find a job. For various reasons, many rural counties in the U.S. have unemployment rates drastically lower than many urban areas and the nation as a whole. From the Daily Yonder: Unemployment in rural America continued to edge down in August, staying […]

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Conservatives in UK Want Jobseekers to Work Harder

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Conservatives in UK Want Jobseekers to Work Harder

From The Guardian (UK) — Jobseekers will have to do more to prove they are seeking work or face losing benefits in measures likely to be announced at the Conservative party conference. At present jobseekers have to satisfy two criteria: putting together a CV and seeking information about a job, which ministers believe are not […]

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Nokia Outsources 2,300 Jobs to Accenture, More Layoffs

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Nokia Outsources 2,300 Jobs to Accenture, More Layoffs

Nokia said Friday 30 Sept 2011, that it completed outsourcing 2,300 engineering jobs to Accenture. The move is related to the phase-out of its Symbian software development and support activities. Nokia’s share of mobile phone market plummeted from 40% in 2008 to 29% in the first quarter of 2011. The company had planned to cut […]

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Salaries Up For Engineers Despite Weak Economy

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Salaries Up For Engineers Despite Weak Economy

Salaries for engineers are rising, despite the weak economy and a higher-than-normal of unemployment rate for this occupation, according to the IEEE-USA, a unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. For all engineers, median income, including salary, commissions, bonuses and net self-employment income, increased from $113,500 in 2009 to $118,000 in 2010, or […]

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Online Job Listings Declined in August, 3.5 Seekers for Every Job

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Online Job Listings Declined in August, 3.5 Seekers for Every Job

The number of online advertised job listings  were down 43,500 in September to 3.94 million, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series, released today, 28 Sept. 2011. The September drop follows a decline of 164,000 in August and a decrease of 217,000 in July. The Supply/Demand rate stands at 3.50, indicating there were 3.5 unemployed […]

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Google Millionaire Asks Obama “Will you please raise my taxes?”

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Google Millionaire Asks Obama “Will you please raise my taxes?”

President Barack Obama on Monday, 26 Sept. 2011, was pitching his job-creation at at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley when he received an unusual request from a Google millionaire. At a town-hall meeting conducted with social-media firm LinkedIn that was dubbed “Putting America Back to Work,” […]

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