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Counselors Providing Free Tips for the Unemployed

December 26, 2012 No Comments

A holiday tradition continues this year, when the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas holds its 27th annual “job-search call-in.” Tomorrow and Friday, discouraged job seekers can get free career tips by calling (312) 422-5010. Professional career counselors will be taking calls from 9 am to 5 pm CST on both days. The event is […]

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Key Trends in HR
Part 3: Businesses Embrace Many Flex-Work Options

December 21, 2012 No Comments

What trends have been shaping human resources in recent years, and what are the expectations for 2013? To provide insight, Revive My Career is running a three-part series covering key developments in HR. Part 1 examines the sophisticated world of recruiting and hiring technology, which employers are using to increase efficiency and find the best […]

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Key Trends in HR
Part 2: Firms Reward Stars, and Benefits Expand

December 20, 2012 No Comments

What trends have been shaping human resources in recent years, and what are the expectations for 2013? To provide insight, Revive My Career is running a three-part series covering key developments in HR. Part 1 examines the sophisticated world of recruiting and hiring technology, which employers are using to increase efficiency and find the best […]

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Key Trends in HR
Part 1: Companies Seek Advanced Technology

December 19, 2012 No Comments

What trends have been shaping human resources in recent years, and what are the expectations for 2013? To provide insight, Revive My Career is running a three-part series covering key developments in HR. Part 1 examines the sophisticated world of recruiting and hiring technology, which employers are using to increase efficiency and find the best […]

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Job Growth Beats Expectations in November

December 7, 2012 No Comments

Although economists expected Hurricane Sandy to lower job creation in November, the government reported today that it didn’t have a major impact on the employment numbers. For that reason, job growth last month — which totaled 146,000 — was higher than predicted. The employment gains were spread across many areas, including retail trade, professional and […]

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Voters Favor Obama’s Plan for Boosting Employment

November 7, 2012 No Comments

The 2012 campaign is history, and President Barack Obama has won re-election — despite Americans’ concerns about the sluggish economy. Ultimately, voters decided to give him another four years to try to improve economic conditions. They sided with his approach to job creation, which emphasizes the need for federal spending. Obama’s second-term agenda includes the […]

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Unemployment Rises Slightly as Job Growth Revs Up

November 2, 2012 No Comments

Election Day is just around the corner, and voters have one final jobs report to consider before the big event. The report, which was released today, shows stronger job growth than many had expected. While economists had forecast a gain of 125,000 new jobs in October, employers actually created 171,000 jobs. Meanwhile, more people entered […]

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Jobs: Comparing the Obama and Romney Plans

October 26, 2012 No Comments

During political campaigns, candidates promise the world. If you just vote for this person, we’re told, all the country’s problems will be solved, and sunny days will be here again. After the election is over, though, reality eventually sets in. In this year’s presidential race, both candidates insist that they know how to improve the […]

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Employment Picture Brightens in September

October 5, 2012 No Comments

The nation’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in nearly four years, and the economy added 114,000 jobs last month, the government reported today. The jobless rate dropped from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent in September. It’s a major political development for President Obama, because it’s the lowest level of unemployment since he took […]

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Report Shows Weak Job Growth in August

September 7, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. Labor Department has released the latest payroll numbers — and the results are disappointing. Last month, employment was up by 96,000, below expectations of 130,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent, but the decline happened for the “wrong” reason, according to Nigel Gault, chief U.S. economist at […]

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