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<a href=http://www.gallup.com/poll/162131/employment-situation-improves-april.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication target=_blank >U.S. Employment Situation Improves in April, Payroll to Population Up</a>

By JENNY MARLAR, Gallup— The U.S. Payroll to Population employment rate (P2P), as measured by Gallup, was 44.5% for the month of April, up from 43.4% in March. This is the highest P2P rate so far in 2013, but is still more than a percentage point lower than the 45.7% seen last October, the highest […]

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=4802 target=_blank >More Companies Looking Outside To Hire Their Next CEO</a>

New Report from The Conference Board Examines CEO Succession in the S&P 500 During 2012, 27.1% of S&P 500 companies facing a CEO succession hired an outsider for the top job, according to CEO Succession Practices: 2013 Edition, a new report by The Conference Board released today. The rate confirms an upward trend recorded since the 1970s, […]

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Wage Theft And Predatory Corporations – When The Boss Steals Your Pay

This article on wage theft is part of an ongoing AlterNet series, “The Age of Fraud.“ By LYNN STUART PARRAMORE, AlterNet— Imagine you’ve just landed a job with a big-time retailer. Your task is to load and unload boxes from trucks and containers. It’s backbreaking work. You toil 12 to 16 hours a day, often without […]

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Analysis Finds No Real Shortage Of U.S. STEM Workers

The so-called shortage of U.S. workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields may be creation of multi-national companies that want to keep wages low. Contrary to many industry claims, the study finds that U.S. colleges and universities provide an ample supply of highly qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates. In new […]

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Gallup: U.S. Employee Engagement Improves

By DANIELA YU, JIM HARTER, and SANGEETA AGRAWAL, Gallup— Thirty-six percent of managers and executives were “engaged” in their jobs in 2012 — meaning they are deeply involved in and enthusiastic about their work and actively contributing to their organization. This is the highest level of worker engagement across 12 different occupation types and is […]

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Working From Home: Workers Work Harder, Better For The Environment

TeamViewer, a provider of remote control and online meetings software, announced the findings of its Telecommuting for Earth survey of 500 American adult office workers aged 18 and older, conducted online by uSamp in April 2013. The survey, aimed at determining the environmental impact of working from home, found that big majorities of Americans say […]

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=4794 target=_blank >CEO Confidence Continues To Improve</a>

The Conference Board’s Measure of CEO Confidence, which had increased in the fourth quarter of 2012, improved again in the first quarter of 2013. The measure now reads 54, up from 46 in the previous quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses). “CEO Confidence improved again, but still […]

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How Much Unemployment Was Caused By Two Economists’ Mistaken Math?

By DEAN BAKER— How much unemployment was caused by Carmen Reinhart’s and Ken Rogoff’s arithmetic mistake? That’s the question millions will be asking when they see the new paper by my friends at the University of Massachusetts, Thomas Herndon, Michael Ash, and Robert Pollin. Herndon, Ash, and Pollin (HAP) corrected the spreadsheets of Carmen Reinhart and Ken […]

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Global Pay Trends: Are Wages Converging World Wide?

By Philippe Egger, Director, ILO Bureau of Programming and Management– Unlike several other disciplines, economics is far from being an exact science. It is often hard to find clear answers about basic economic facts and trends. Take wages, for instance. Half of all employed people rely on wages for a living. These wages tend to reflect […]

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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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