Temporary jobs becoming a permanent fixture

Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: temporary work. From Wal-Mart to General Motors to PepsiCo, companies are increasingly turning to temps and to a much larger universe of freelancers, contract workers and consultants. Combined, these workers number nearly 17 million people who have only […]

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Many cities face long waits to regain lost jobs

Most U.S. cities won’t regain all the local jobs lost in the recession until 2015 or later. Top performers: College towns, oil centers, military base communities. More than half of all U.S. metro areas won’t regain the jobs lost in the recession until the second half of 2015 or later, an analysis for the U.S. […]

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Initial jobless claims fall by 23,000

Fewer Americans are applying for unemployment benefits according to the newest numbers out of the Labor Department on Thursday. Initial jobless claims dropped by 23,000 last week as more signs point to a recovery in the American jobs market. Initial claims are down to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 from 363,000 the previous week, while the […]

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Immigration overhaul raises job market issues

Would immigration overhaul increase the number of guest workers in the IT field? And at what cost to Americans? The debate on how wide the nation’s borders will open for future immigrants has sparked a discussion about what comes next for America’s tech industry. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, introduced in […]

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Aviation Company offers tours, jobs

Friday job fair aims to attract new workers, explain business The newest resident business at Melbourne International Airport hosts a job fair Friday, looking for 50 people to fill its first phase of hiring, with hundreds more jobs to come available in the near future. MidairUSA, an airplane repair and refurbishing company, is having its […]

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