Employment

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Less-educated Americans desperate for work may not be finding a job online for one simple reason: The job they want isn’t being posted there. A new analysis of online job postings, released Wednesday by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, finds that most jobs for people with a college education are now posted …

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Here’s a reason to embrace your inner guitar player or secret poetry writing habit: It may be making you better at your day job. Employees who did something creative after work—like knitting, drawing or even playing a video game that required creative thinking—were more likely to be helpful and creative problem solvers on the job, …

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CareerCast is out with their annual ranking of the 10 best and 10 worst jobs for 2014, and let’s just say that math and science guys everywhere are about to high-five. Nine out of 10 of the best jobs fell into the STEM career category (science, technology, engineering and math), with the “numbers guys,” in …

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The latest tactic to close the gap between men’s and women’s wages: Just talk about it. President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday prohibiting federal contractors for retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their compensation with one another. It’s a move advocates hope will help those employees feel more comfortable comparing pay stubs—and perhaps …

Where the jobs are

Mary Thompson reports from Houston, Texas where National Oilwell Varco brought employee training in house developing their own pipeline of talent.

March Employment Report

A pretty solid jobs report for March with 192,000 jobs added to the economy and sharply higher revisions in job gains for the previous two months of this year keeping the unemployment rate unchanged at 6.7 percent.

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Twenty-four feet above the ground, 43-year-old Mark Evans is straddling an iron beam. Hooked into a safety harness, he inches his way across the beam as a safety instructor watches his progress from below. Evans is undergoing height training at National Oilwell Varco‘s (NOV) technical college, a 34,000-square-foot facility in Houston. The aim of this exercise …

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March’s jobs report was a just-right brew for stocks, strong enough to show an improved hiring picture but soft enough to keep the Fed from moving quicker to reduce monetary stimulus. Nonfarm payrolls for March totaled 192,000, slightly below 200,000 forecast, and the unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, above the expected 6.6 percent. However, revisions …

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This is a breaking news story. Check back here for details. Job creation returned to form in March as companies shook off some winter blues, albeit in a manner slightly below Wall Street expectations. The economy added 192,000 new jobs for the month, while the unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent, according to the …

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More proof that Americans are workaholics: Even when we get paid vacation, many of us don’t take it. A new survey of employees finds that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took all of their vacation days last year. What’s worse, 15 percent took none of their vacation days at all. The …

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Human resources workers increasingly complain about millennials showing up unprepared or acting unprofessionally at job interviews. And with 44 percent of millennials underemployed, their parents may actually be more to blame than a weak job market. What the millennial generation wants from work Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm, …

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New reports show the economy is bouncing back. Will that translate into a strong employment report on Friday?

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You know what has to be done, but it doesn’t make it any easier. You’ve done all the research, asked all the questions and mulled over your options, and you know that moving on from your current company is the right thing to do. You wince, imagining the look on the face of your boss …

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It’s job-hunting season on campuses across the country, and the anemic job market is adding some extra stress to spring for many millennials. Recent college graduates are facing less unemployment than those without college degrees, but a study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found they are still contending with a nearly 8 …

Hiring our heroes

More than a million military veterans are currently employed. The Hiring Our Heroes initiative aims to fix that. The program connects private sector employees with military veterans and their spouses through resume banks and job fairs like the one held today in New York City.