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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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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 …

Jobs market takes a hit

Fewer jobs than expected were created last month, raising concerns about the economy.


The U.S. economy created 142,000 jobs in September, a number that missed expectations and could cool expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates soon. Unemployment held at 5.1 percent, according to the Labor Department. A separate member that includes those who are working part-time for economic reasons or have not looked for …

Logistics labor shortage

Morgan Brennan explains why the transportation sector is experiencing a shortage of much needed workers.

The future of employment

With a spike in companies announcing layoffs, is the labor market at a turning point?


This is a breaking news story. Please check back for further updates. Private companies topped expectations for job creation in September, adding 200,000 new positions thanks in part to a boost from large companies. Small firms with fewer than 50 employees have been the primary engine of job creation during the post-recession recovery, but that …

Caterpillar slashing jobs

China’s slowing economy and low oil prices prompt Caterpillar to slash its revenue forecast and jobs.


Caterpillar announced Thursday that it expects to permanently reduce its workforce by 4,000 to 5,000 by the end of 2016. It said the cuts could reach 10,000 through 2018. The reductions are part of a corporate restructuring that the company said will lower operating costs by about $1.5 billion annually once implemented. Caterpillar also lowered …

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Shoppers pay for items at a Macy's Inc. store in New York.

In line with one widely watched holiday hiring forecast, Macy’s said Monday that it will hold its seasonal hiring to last year’s levels. Last week, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said it expects retailers to add roughly 755,000 seasonal hires to their payrolls in the final three months of the year. That level would …

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Interviewing for a job can be a long and tortuous dance akin to getting an MRI of the brain. It requires a lot of patience in a stressful situation, as manager after manager pounds you with questions like so many banging magnets. But not always. Glassdoor.com has released its first “Candidates’ Choice Awards,” where job …

Airbus… made in America

Europe’s largest plane maker has officially started building commercial jets in Alabama.


It’s mid-September, which means your human resources department is probably planning vacation calendars for 2016. If there’s specific time you’re looking to take off, it’s best to submit your hours as far in advance as possible; you’re competing with everyone else in your company for those prime weekends. But the industry you’re in can have …