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Idle Hands Not Only the Devil’s Workshop; Cost $100 Billion Annually

While many American workers might believe that -- and behave as though -- they have too much work to do and too little time to get it done, there is ...
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January Layoffs Up 38% Year Over Year, Down 3% Month Over Month

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for January, reporting that layoffs in the month fell 2.8% year over year and rose 37.7% ...
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The 5 Best Jobs in America for 2018

If you are among the nearly 40% of Americans (and over half of millennials) looking for a new job now or who plan to be looking soon, you might want ...
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2017 CEO Departures Lowest Since 2004

A few high-profile chief executive officers were replaced last year, but the total number who left came in at its lowest level since 2004. There were 95 CEO departures in ...
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December Hiring Up 24% Year Over Year: LinkedIn

Increases in hiring grew at 10.4% year over year nationally in December, with the highest growth rate coming in Houston and the lowest in Washington, D.C. For the month of ...
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Happy New Year From Allergan: You’re Fired

Drug giant Allergan PLC (NYSE: AGN) announced its intention Wednesday to fire more than 1,000 employees and eliminate another 400 job openings as it continues to cut costs ahead of ...
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4.5 Million US Workers Get Wage Increases on January 1

While a lot of attention has been focused recently on bonuses and increased wages at a handful of U.S. companies following passage of the Republican tax legislation, far more American ...
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Is Now the Best Time to Be a Temporary Worker and in the Gig Economy?

At the end of 2017, it turns out that the official unemployment rate is barely 4%, and overall wage growth has been rather slow to catch up with inflation and ...
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Unemployment and Payrolls Remain Strong in November

The U.S. Department of Labor showed yet another strong payrolls and unemployment report. The official unemployment rate for November is at a 17-year low, and payrolls surprised higher with a ...
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Jobless Claims Add More Base for Strong Payrolls and Unemployment Report

Another solid jobs number is setting the tone for Friday's unemployment and payrolls report. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that weekly jobless claims for the week of December 2 ...
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November Job Cuts at 7-Month Low

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for November, reporting that layoffs in the month rose 17% year over year and 17% month ...
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ADP Sets Strong Stage for Labor Department Payrolls

It is no secret that economic growth has picked up in 2017, and it is no secret that the employment picture is looking better than it has at any point ...
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Best Places to Work — 2018

Anyone who's been in the workforce for a few years has probably discovered that not all companies are created equal, especially when it comes to being good places to work. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Head Lower as Continuing Claims Tick Back Up

U.S. jobless claims fell yet again in the week ending November 25. This is a continued signal of a very robust labor market, but the financial markets are likely going ...
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Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 2.2%, Alaska’s at 7.2%

Alaska, the 49th state to join the Union, on January 3, 1959, had the highest unemployment rate of any state in October at 7.2%. Hawaii, the 50th, which became a ...
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