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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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Which Cities Have the Best and Worst Job Markets?

Nationwide, employment numbers seem to be picking up. But when you break it down by city, all things certainly aren’t equal — so which ones have the best and worst job markets?

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How Many Workers Lie About Being Sick When Taking Sick Days?

When an employee takes a sick day, there is always going to be some suspicion about how he or she really is. This goes double if the “must have been something I ate” excuse comes on a Monday or a Friday.

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Guess What? Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is a Waste of Time

Here’s something that you are going to very tempted to tell your boss. According to 150 years of studies — yes, 150 — on productivity, having employees work more than 40 hours a week does more harm than good to the bottom line.

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