Dim Outlook for Holiday Jobs

The New York Times is reporting that as the economy sputters, prospects are dimming for unemployed workers who were banking on a seasonal retail job to carry them through the holidays. After a disappointing back-to-school season, many retailers say they intend to barely increase their seasonal jobs from last year, when hiring was among the

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At Small Bizs, Hiring Slips

The Wall Street Journal says hiring momentum among small businesses reversed course last month following eight months of modest growth, a national report released Wednesday shows. Businesses that employ fewer than 50 workers cut 14,000 jobs, as did businesses with between 50 and 499 workers, according to payroll company Automatic Data Processing Inc. and consultancy

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Labor Day 2010

I would like to dedicate this Labor Day holiday to the 14.9 million women and men who, through no fault of their own, lost their jobs in the economic downturn. I’ve been there. I feel your pain. Days upon days looking for a job. Just looking for a job becomes a job, a non-paying job.

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Now Hiring 15 Million!

With the number of jobless Americans still on the rise, a startup company in Atlanta wants to be the tiny fish that feeds the multitude by offering all of them a source of income. Is it legal? Yes. 2PONS Magazine, a printed coupon publication, launched its “Now Hiring 15 Million” website last week and plans

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Be A Job Prize Hunter

Jobprize allows job seekers to offer a “prize” to in-the-know employees to refer them to and help them land a job, reports Coolbusinessideas.com. Anyone can go to the website and post a profile about his or her background. What makes this different from other job search sites? Job seekers pay a prize to employees in

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Welcome To The Gig Economy

Unemployment rates in most states fell in June, which means fewer people unemployed, right? According to the experts, it isn’t that more people have jobs — it’s that fewer people are still looking for work. Apparently if you aren’t looking for a job, the government doesn’t consider you unemployed. The insanity of this logic is

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Odd Job: Content Reviewer

According to The New York Times, Ricky Bess spends eight hours a day in front of a computer near Orlando, Fla., viewing some of the worst depravities harbored on the Internet. He has seen photographs of graphic gang killings, animal abuse and twisted forms of pornography. One recent sighting was a photo of two teenage

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