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    Jobless Rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K Jobs Lost in Aug.

    Jobless Rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K Jobs Lost in Aug.
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since June 1983, as employers eliminated a net total of 216,000 jobs. The level of job cuts is less than July's upwardly revised total of 276,000 and is the lowest in a year. Analysts expected the unemployment rate to rise to 9.5 percent from July's 9.4 ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Learn From the Recession: Choose a Strong Company

    [photo:156116] Countless individuals were laid off or fired in the last two years due to their companies’ dire financial situations. Whether you are currently unemployed or employed but thinking of working somewhere else, you should know how to avoid this scenario in the future. Your safest bet is to select a new company with a high profitability ratio. In short, companies ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012

    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012
    600,000 over three years. 273,000 deemed mission-critical. That's how many people the Partnership for Public Service projects the federal government will need to hire by 2012 to fill growing needs as well as replacing a baby-boomer workforce set to retire. These numbers and other hiring projections are listed just in time for some Labor Day reading in the third edition of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Jobless Numbers Largely Unchanged from Last Month

    Jobless Numbers Largely Unchanged from Last Month
    APRIL 2011-- The nation’s unemployment rate was largely unchanged from February’s 8.9% , reported in March. And, new applications for unemployment benefits fell by 10,000 in the last week of March to 382,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported. However, a story in the Huffington Post this week calls attention to the “real unemployment rate”, which includes people who have been on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways to Get Rich After College

    6 Ways to Get Rich After College
    When I graduated college I was interning for $12 an hour making cold-calls to financial firms. For me, the thought of being able to afford certain luxuries almost seemed out of the cards. Everyone feels that way after getting their degree. It's a very big hill to climb, but take it one step at a time, make intelligent decisions and try ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    First Time Tax Filing Explained

    First Time Tax Filing Explained
    April 15th is fast approaching— the nationally dreaded tax day. But don’t despair. While this may represent a challenge if it’s your first time filing, it can also pay off big if you wind up with a refund. The long and short of it is, you won’t know if you’re owed a refund until you file. But completing the whole process ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College

    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College
    While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations. Such lessons are actually not taught in courses, they’re learned throughout the experiences in college courses, social life and other daily activities. Here are some valuable life lessons you learned ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +38
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    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur

    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur
    A good friend of mine recently announced to me that she is going to take the plunge - she is finally moving from corporate employee to entrepreneur. Sounds exciting right? No-one standing over your shoulder, the ability to call your own shots, and being able to take on great projects that you will enjoy....well, becoming an independent consultant or solopreneur requires ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Testing for Your Future

    Testing for Your Future
    Standardized tests, like the ACT and SAT, aim to measure your knowledge before you enter college and often times, in order to enter college. Similarly, there’s a new trend on the horizon: post-college testing of graduates to assess how much you’ve learned for your future employer to evaluate. It’s called the Collegiate Learning Assessment (referred to as the CLA+) and it’s ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Drinking at College: More Reason Than Ever to Say No

    Drinking at College: More Reason Than Ever to Say No
    Last summer, as another crop of 18-year-olds was heading off to college for the first time, college presidents around the country started to question whether the country's legal drinking age still makes sense. Those open to lowering the legal age suggested that one way to curb binge drinking on campuses would be to make drinking less clandestine. By allowing undergraduates to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Places to Find Green Jobs

    8 Places to Find Green Jobs
    APRIL 2011 — Earth Day is April 22 this year. And if you care about the environment, and are looking for a job, you’re in luck. “Green jobs” has become a political phrase, tossed around by politicians. But there’s a practical side to it too—a growing job landscape, ripe for the plucking. With green jobs, you can help clean up the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? Companies Hiring 2014 Seasonal Employees

    Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? Companies Hiring 2014 Seasonal Employees
    The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, estimates that the holiday shopping season accounts for about 20 percent of the industry’s annual sales. As a result, it’s clear why retailers want to ensure they’re properly staffed to handle the holiday shoppers. This year, retailers are expected to hire more than 800,000 seasonal ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +28
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    House Nears Dramatic Expansion of College Student Aid

    House Nears Dramatic Expansion of College Student Aid
    WASHINGTON _ The House of Representatives is expected this week to back overhauling _ and simplifying _ how college students receive financial aid. The rules for awarding and repaying loans would remain unchanged, but the government would make all loans itself, ending the practice of subsidizing loans made by private lenders. The Obama administration, which has made revamping the student loan ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    America's Favorite, and Least Favorite Countries

    America's Favorite, and Least Favorite Countries
    A recent Gallup poll asked Americans whether their opinions of 20 places in the world were favorable or unfavorable. Here is what they said... Are you surprised by the results? Would you have picked different countries? Sound off in the comments! Interested in International Jobs? Find out how to work abroad!
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Seasonal Employment Job Tips

    Seasonal Employment Job Tips
    Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Have you thought about securing seasonal employment? If not, the time is NOW! Most retailers count on the holidays since the season accounts for at least 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, National Retail Federation. As a result, most retailers boost hiring practices right before the holidays in ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Students Should Consider Consequences of Getting Inked

    Students Should Consider Consequences of Getting Inked
    Whether it’s flaming nautical stars, bold Chinese symbols or a massive tricolored dragon, tattoos are becoming very popular with college students. While some think tattoos are cool and creative, students should practice restraint when getting inked because hey can cause problems in formal situations. Body art is too distracting at weddings, funerals or graduation, among other occasions. [widget:news_callout_2] Generally, as long as ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Colleges’ Anti-Scholarship Policies

    Colleges’ Anti-Scholarship Policies
    What seems like an oxymoron may actually be reality. Colleges are making it difficult, if not impossible, for students to attend school completely free of charge, even if they receive scholarship aid. Often times, schools require students to pay a portion of their tuition bill out of pocket, regardless of the amount a student has been given for financial aid. What’s ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless

    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless
    Owning at least one credit card has become the norm on college campuses. Nevertheless, credit card ignorance continues to exist at universities throughout the nation. Credit card companies have historically targeted the college-age population. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] “Credit cards are extremely useful for younger people,” business professor Glenn MacDonald said. “They solve a problem younger people have.” Among these problems are access to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Have You Considered Consolidating?

    Have You Considered Consolidating?
    No matter what type of loan you take out, it comes with its own interest rate. It can seem like a riddle when trying to keep track of your loans and payments. When it comes to loans, consolidation can be a great option. In consolidating your loans, it can become easier to handle because, essentially, your multiple loans will become one ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    The Participation Problem Solver

    The Obama Administration's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is charged with finding, amplifying, and scaling innovative solutions to social issues. The office’s five full time staff members are innovating where they can and asking others to fill in where they can’t. Not quite a year old, the office has written its job description on the fly, figuring out ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1