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Hiring of New College Grads Expected to Rise 5 Percent

Hiring of New College Grads Expected to Rise 5 Percent

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The job market appears to continue to improve as hiring is expected to increase 5 percent for new college graduates, according to an annual survey by the Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institut…

Energy, Internet-Related Jobs Are Booming, Survey Finds

Energy, Internet-Related Jobs Are Booming, Survey Finds

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While the jobs market continues to improve slowly, a new survey out Wednesday finds that several sectors and parts of the country have been booming in the past three years.“Drilling crude petroleum, natural gas…

Amazon to Hire More than 50K Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Amazon to Hire More than 50K Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Amazon.com is ramping up its workforce at its fulfillment centers across the U.S.“In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full…

Holiday Hiring Begins: Where the Jobs Are

Holiday Hiring Begins: Where the Jobs Are

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The holiday season is approaching and retailers across the nation have already begun announcing plans to add staffers to the payroll this year.  According to retail trade association National Retail Federation, …

Toys R Us to Hire 45,000 Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Toys R Us to Hire 45,000 Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the end of the year approaches, retailers are revving up for the holiday shopping season.  And for some, that means adding on to payrolls to help deal with the influx of customers.Toys R Us is the latest big…

Many Employers Looking to Hire this Summer, Survey Finds

Many Employers Looking to Hire this Summer, Survey Finds

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Looking for a summer job?  Well, there’s good news for you.  A new report out Wednesday by CareerBuilder.com says employers in many industries are boosting their hiring plans.”We found that 29 percent of em…

Obama’s Hiring: Campaign Puts Videographers in Key States

Obama’s Hiring: Campaign Puts Videographers in Key States

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Obama campaign is preparing to expand its already sizable and costly digital media operation, seeking to hire and deploy several “one-man-band” videographers in key states to help boost grassroots …

Private Hiring Slowed in April, ADP Reports

Private Hiring Slowed in April, ADP Reports

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hiring among United States employers dropped in April with the fewest jobs added in seven months, sending a foreboding signal ahead of the Labor Department’s jobs report on Friday.Private employers added 119,00…

Employee Screening Resumes as Hiring Goes Up

Employee Screening Resumes as Hiring Goes Up

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Finally, some good news on the jobs front.  According to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 40 percent of companies added jobs in the first quarter of 2012, up from 36 percent during…

Is Your Social Media Content Hurting Your Chances of Getting Hired?

Is Your Social Media Content Hurting Your Chances of Getting Hired?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Job seekers know that first impressions count, but many hiring managers who use social media to check out prospective employees say they get their first impression well before the face-to-face interview, and very ofte…

Texas City Weighs Hiring Ban on Smokers

Texas City Weighs Hiring Ban on Smokers

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — In times past, discriminatory employers posted signs saying: “Irish [or fill in the blank] Need Not Apply.” Now the city of Ft. Worth is considering saying that same thing to smokers.Though 29 states have…

US Jobs Market Continues to Show Signs of Improvement

US Jobs Market Continues to Show Signs of Improvement

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.S. jobs market really is getting better, according to the findings of two new private surveys.CareerBuilder’s quarterly report says more employers are planning to add to their workforce.”Thirty percent of emplo…

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