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More Workers Are Telling Their Employers to Take This Job and Well, You Know…

The job picture might look bleak overall, but there are a lot of positive signs that things could be turning around.

One of the most interesting indicators are the number of workers who are quitting their jobs.

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What Industry Has the Highest Unemployment Rate?

It goes without saying that times are tough, but it’s been on some than others.

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Why Are So Many Workers Suing Their Employers?

The recession resulted in nine million Americans getting pink slips from their employers, with the workers who remained often forced to pick up the slack by putting in longer hours for the same pay.

Now some of those employees have filed suit demanding overtime wages to which they say they were entitled but never received.

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What Are the Best and Worst Jobs in 2012?

Economists say we are on the road to recovery from the recession and certain indicators of financial health are on the rise, like fewer unemployment claims and wage growth. New jobs are also on the rise, but the climb is slow and, according to a new report, not all job opportunities are good ones.

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What Profession Could ‘Mad Men’ Be Bringing Back in Style?

April 25 marks the 60th anniversary of Administrative Professionals Day, but a new survey reveals those who hold such jobs are increasingly using a far less modern term to describe themselves: secretaries.

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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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Can Taking Your Dog to Work Really Make Everyone Healthier?

We already know chronic stress can make you sick, especially when that stress comes from work. So, if you need something to bring to the office to help you cope, look no further than man’s best friend.

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How Is the Local Job Market? [POLLS]

The unemployment rate has been trending down for the last few months, but that isn’t always the best indicator of strength in the job market because it doesn’t take into account the unemployed who have stopped looking altogether.

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