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Google Doodler Jennifer Hom working at Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters.

Original artwork and whimsical doodles have been a daily feature of Google’s home page for more than 15 years. The first doodle was introduced in 1998 when founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page left to attend the Burning Man music festival, and wanted to let Google users know they would be out of the office for …

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Job seekers meet with a Sacramento Police Department recruiter during the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair at AT&T Park on August 25, 2015, in San Francisco.

The unemployment rate for veterans has dropped to its lowest level in seven years, thanks to an all-hands-on-deck push by government and corporate America to hire veterans. According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the jobless rate for veterans — a population of nearly 20 million— dropped to 3.9 …

3D printing jobs on the rise

Mary Thompson takes a look at employment growth in the 3D printing industry.

Job growth rebound

The jobs number crushes economists’ estimates. Hampton Pearson digs into the October employment report.


Job growth surged in October, rebounding from a late-summer slowdown that raised concerns about whether global slowness was infecting the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls grew 271,000 for the month, a sharp jump from weak August and September numbers. The headline unemployment rate declined to 5.0 percent. A broader …

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You job may be killing you. No, really. Employment-related stress can cut the number of years people live, according to a study from researchers at Harvard and Stanford that was discussed on Wednesday in Washington Post’s Wonkblog. Factors such as unemployment, layoffs, or other types of job insecurity, lack of health insurance, and low control …


Wage levels of American workers continued to diverge last year, as a greater share of overall earnings came from the highest earners. The median earnings of American workers were about $29,850 last year, up about 6 percent from 2013, according to data released this week by the Social Security Administration. But the distribution of earnings …

Blue collar reality

Phil LeBeau reports on why the manufacturing sector is still struggling to create jobs.

Apple, After Jobs

For nearly two months, a slew of big American and foreign companies have been announcing major layoffs, clouding the outlook for the employment picture.

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New-age-y job perks that once seemed exclusive to hip start-ups are making their way through all kinds of HR departments now. But do companies that offer them have ulterior motives for doing so?

Jobs preview

Trying to find a job can be frustrating, especially when you’re just starting out. It’s not unusual to send out resume after resume and go on interviews, then not get an offer.

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President Barack Obama speaks about jobs during an event at the White House on Oct. 7, 2015. The event had workers, employers, unions and other advocates in attendance.

President Barack Obama tackled the so-called “gig” economy — and the growing number of Americans who move from one temporary job to the next without benefits — in a summit at the White House on Wednesday. The president, as well as leaders from business and tech start-ups, touched on other labor-related topics including minimum wage, …

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Already have plans to spend that big end-of-year bonus on something special? You might want to stop dreaming. While you’re at it, you might want to stop planning too. A recent study proclaimed troubling news for workers: For the fifth year in a row, employee bonus pools will come in below target, according to benefits …

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Students at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

Dear college freshmen, Congratulations—this is the start of an exciting new chapter! It’s a time to have fun and learn as much as you can. And, while you’re not graduating until 2019, you need to start now figuring out what you want to do after college and how to land your dream job. Getting a …

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Ron Widup, Shermco Industries CEO

Sweetwater, Texas, 225 due west of Dallas, made its mark in the late 1800s as a railroad hub. Today, it’s known for the power of wind that blows in off the prairies. Sweetwater is the county seat of Nolan County, home to 1,371 turbines, according to Sweetwater’s Chamber of Commerce. It is also home to …