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Jobs Report: US-Based Foreign Employers Don’t Care About Politics

Jobs Report: US-Based Foreign Employers Don’t Care About Politics

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the country awaits the monthly jobs report for August to assess the state of the economy, it’s a good opportunity to look at the other side of the employment coin: The foreign-based U.S. employers who employ about…

August Job Numbers: Last Ones Before Voting Begins

August Job Numbers: Last Ones Before Voting Begins

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Election Day isn’t until Nov. 6, which gives Democrats and Republicans three more monthly jobs reports to anticipate, right?Not exactly.  Although job numbers for August, September and October will be…

Jobless Claims Fall to 365,000 Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 365,000 Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dropped by 12,000 last week to wrap up the month of August, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Sept. 1, the number of people filing for benefits fell to 365,000.  …

Unemployment Rates Showcased in Convention States

Unemployment Rates Showcased in Convention States

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today in Charlotte, N.C.,  President Obama must make his case for a second term against a backdrop of 8.3 percent national unemployment, and the rate in the stat…

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Bullish on Job Growth

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Bullish on Job Growth

Labor Secretary Bullish on Job Growth(NEW YORK) — Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who’s been on the job for four years, marked Labor Day with an appearance at a labor-themed picnic in Ohio, one of the states President Obama needs to carry if Solis is …

Labor Day 2012: Where The Jobs Are

Labor Day 2012: Where The Jobs Are

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck at 8.3 percent, the job market can best be described as weak in most parts of the country and for many industries. But well-paid jobs are available, and some employers ha…

Labor Day 2012: Unemployment Remains a Struggle, Especially for Long-Term Unemployed

Labor Day 2012: Unemployment Remains a Struggle, Especially for Long-Term Unemployed

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Labor Day honors workers after labor protestors were killed in a railroad strike over wages and work hours in 1894. The protests began in Pullman, Ill. and spread across the country. This Labor Day, unemployment remains…

Labor Day 2012: 8 Biggest Layoff Announcements

Labor Day 2012: 8 Biggest Layoff Announcements

PRNewsFoto/Verizon Wireless(NEW YORK) –  It seems it’s going to be another tough Labor Day for labor. The U.S. unemployment rate is 8.2 percent, with most jobs lost this year from local and federal government.In the private sector, many companies…

Wells Fargo Fires Employee for False Dime Crime in 1963

Wells Fargo Fires Employee for False Dime Crime in 1963

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(DES MOINES) — In 1963 a 19-year-old Richard Eggers committed a crime, putting a fake dime into a laundry machine in Carlisle, Iowa.  Eggers was spotted by the local sheriff and was convicted of operating a c…

Husband Surprises Wife with Billboard to Help Her Job Search

Husband Surprises Wife with Billboard to Help Her Job Search

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SYLVAN, Ohio) — There’s love and then there’s this kind of love.It involves buying space on two giant billboards in two of the busiest intersections in town and putting your wife’s picture on them, listing all …

Jobless Claims Stay Put at 374,000

Jobless Claims Stay Put at 374,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After climbing twice in a row, jobless claims remained unchanged last week, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Labor Department.For the week ending Aug. 25, the number of people filing for benefits s…

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Scott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — At 42, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s star has risen so far so fast that his party’s signature economic policy bears his name.Wednesday night, as he accepts the Republican nomination for vice president, Ryan will tr…

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Scott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — At 42, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s star has risen so far so fast that his party’s signature economic policy bears his name.Wednesday night, as he accepts the Republican nomination for vice president, Ryan will tr…

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Paul Ryan to Pledge 12 Million New Jobs in Four Years

Scott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — At 42, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s star has risen so far so fast that his party’s signature economic policy bears his name.Wednesday night, as he accepts the Republican nomination for vice president, Ryan will tr…

Jobless Man, 52, Occupies Street Corner in Employment Quest

Jobless Man, 52, Occupies Street Corner in Employment Quest

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — On a busy street corner in New York stands a balding, 52-year-old man. He holds a sign: ‘HIRE ME.’ So far, nobody has—and he’s been doing this every weekday for a month. But Vincent Giordano is no quitter. “…

Report: Many Still Looking for Work, Taking Pay Cuts

Report: Many Still Looking for Work, Taking Pay Cuts

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics examines how people who lost their jobs between January 2009 and December 2011 are doing.The report shows that 56 percent of those who became unemployed foun…

Romney Says Big Business ‘Doing Fine’ After Criticizing Obama for Similar Remarks

Romney Says Big Business ‘Doing Fine’ After Criticizing Obama for Similar Remarks

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Image(HOPKINS, Minn.) — Mitt Romney Thursday night said that big businesses are “doing fine,” using similar language that the presumptive nominee has hammered President Obama for using to describe th…

Jobless Claims Rise to 372,000

Jobless Claims Rise to 372,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to climb last week, rising by 4,000, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Labor Department.For the week ending Aug. 18, the government reports the number of people filing for b…

Vice President Joe Biden: ‘Detroit’s Getting Back Up’ Economically

Vice President Joe Biden: ‘Detroit’s Getting Back Up’ Economically

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DETROIT) — Revving up a crowd at a Detroit high school, Vice President Joe Biden offered up one of his father’s old adages to illustrate the tenacity the people of Detroit possess as their city works to recover from the c…

Stress Is Just Like a Full-Time Job

Stress Is Just Like a Full-Time Job

David De Lossy/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Back at the job from your summer vacation?  Feeling stressed already?  Welcome to the club.Seventy-three percent of respondents from the 2012 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive …

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