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Jobless Claims Jump to 368,000

Jobless Claims Jump to 368,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims shot up last week, rising by 38,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Jan. 26, the number of people filing for benefits jumped to 368,…

Are You Over-Qualified for Your Job?

Are You Over-Qualified for Your Job?

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many Americans may be working in jobs for which they’re over-qualified.The Center for College Affordability and Productivity calls it the “new normal” — there’s more college graduates and fewer jobs th…

Ashton Kutcher Hospitalized after Fruitarian Diet for Steve Jobs Film

Ashton Kutcher Hospitalized after Fruitarian Diet for Steve Jobs Film

Sundance Institute(NEW YORK) — Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized with pancreas problems after following to a fruit-only diet to play the role of Steve Jobs for the biopic Jobs film, which premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival, USA Today reports…

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Criticizes “jOBS” Biopic Film

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Criticizes “jOBS” Biopic Film

ABC News(NEW YORK) — After viewing a preview clip from the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said the filmmakers got it all wrong.“What I saw was just so far from anything that really happened or said in those days…

Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in Five Years

Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in Five Years

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to fall last week, dropping by 5,000 to hit the lowest level in five years, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Jan. 19, the nu…

Jobless Claims Tumble to 335,000

Jobless Claims Tumble to 335,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims turned around in the second week of January, falling by 37,000, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Jan. 12, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 335,000….

Veterans Group: Walmart’s Veterans Initiative Is Step in ‘Right Direction’

Veterans Group: Walmart’s Veterans Initiative Is Step in ‘Right Direction’

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart’s promise to hire any honorably discharged veteran in his or her first 12 months off active duty seems like a noble one, but how good is the pay?In the U.S., the average wage for a full-time hourl…

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart is reportedly going to announce on Tuesday a plan to hire almost any veteran who wants a job, marking one of the biggest job commitments ever made by a company.The New York Times reports that America’s …

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart announced on Tuesday that it is rolling out a program this year to hire almost any veteran who wants a job, marking one of the biggest job commitments ever made by a company.The effort is set to begin o…

Jobless Claims Jump to 371K in First Week of 2013

Jobless Claims Jump to 371K in First Week of 2013

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims rose by 4,000 last week to kick off the new year, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Jan. 5, the number of people filing for benefits jumped to 371,000. The previous we…

Asking to Be Paid ‘Under the Table’ Among Job Interview Blunders

Asking to Be Paid ‘Under the Table’ Among Job Interview Blunders

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Making a good impression during a job interview will undoubtedly improve your chances of landing a position, while committing a blunder will probably result in a lost opportunity. 
Asking to be paid “under…

Unemployment Rate Stays at 7.8% as 155K Jobs Added in December

Unemployment Rate Stays at 7.8% as 155K Jobs Added in December

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs to their payrolls in December, keeping in line with expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.Economists had anticipated seeing between 150,000 and 160,000 jobs ad…

Jobless Claims Rise to 372K Ahead of December Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Rise to 372K Ahead of December Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims wrapped up the month of December increasing by 10,000 last week, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The agency said on Thursday that for the week ending Dec. 29, the number…

Top 10 Most Stressful and Least Stressful Jobs

Top 10 Most Stressful and Least Stressful Jobs

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Looking for a low-stress job?  Being a full-time university professor is the least stressful career for 2013, according to jobs site CareerCast.com.It’s the first time that career has won the title of least stressfu…

Labor Market Most Likely Held Up in December, Economists Project

Labor Market Most Likely Held Up in December, Economists Project

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Economists say employers most likely added jobs in December at roughly the same pace as November, demonstrating that the U.S. labor market held up amidst wrangling in Washington over the fiscal impasse, Bloomberg New…

Jobless Claims Drop to 350,000

Jobless Claims Drop to 350,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dropped by 12,000 the week before Christmas, according to the latest report from the Labor Department.The agency said on Thursday that for the week ending Dec. 22, the number of people filing for…

Jobless Claims Jump to 361,000

Jobless Claims Jump to 361,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims snapped their downward streak last week, jumping by 17,000, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.On Thursday, the agency reported that for the week ending Dec. 15, the number…

Fiscal Cliff Could Put 20,000 NASA Jobs at Risk

Fiscal Cliff Could Put 20,000 NASA Jobs at Risk

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The “fiscal cliff” might be a “fiscal black hole” for the aerospace industry.NASA could face an 8.2 percent budget cut, resulting in the loss of over 20,000 jobs, if the government’s sequestration plan …

Jobless Claims Fall to 343K After November Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 343K After November Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims fell during the first week of December following a better-than-expected monthly jobs report, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Dec. 8, the number of people filing for …

Job Seekers May Have Luck in Early 2013

Job Seekers May Have Luck in Early 2013

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you’ve been looking for a job, you may have some luck early next year.The employment firm Manpower says 17 percent of American businesses plan on hiring new workers in the first three months of 2013.”Twelve of the…

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