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Labor Participation Rate Keeps Falling While Millions of Jobs Go Unfilled

(96) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 10:06 AM

The labor participation rate for March fell to 63.3 percent -- a new 34 year low, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also shows a very troubling picture for people aged 20 to 24 looking for work with...

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Mayer vs. Sandberg: More Flexibility, Less Telecommuting?

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 3:50 PM

Female business leaders have been speaking out lately. On the heels of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to ban telecommuting, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has released a new book described by many as a call to action for women in the workplace. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to...

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Sheryl Sandberg's Can of Worms

(4) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 10:39 AM

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, misses a key factor in becoming a parent when she suggests that employers should be able to ask female employees about their family plans.

Employees who add a child to their household have a greater burden to provide for their family than employees who...

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Five Ways to Not Get Sued When Posting on Social Networking Sites: A Warning From Virginia

(11) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 1:20 PM

Facebook is a place for socializing -- a virtual tavern or playground (depending on your age) where people joke, vent, share, re-connect, view and brag about everything from what they ate to their child's latest achievement. Yelp, on the other hand, is for giving feedback on businesses, while LinkedIn is...

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How Will Obama or Romney Fill the Millions of Jobs Currently Open?

(7) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 1:31 PM

This week, the two men running for president of the United States will debate each other for the first time. In an unprecedented move, the Commission on Presidential Debates has announced subject themes for each of the three debates. Wednesday's debate will take place in Denver and is designed to...

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Hiring Companies and Unemployed Job Seekers Both Need to Adapt

(204) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 10:09 AM

Former President Bill Clinton, during his speech at the Democratic National Convention, pointed to the biggest issue with American jobs today: "There are already more than 3 million jobs open and unfilled in America," he said, despite a high number of Americans out of work.

Regardless of where your politics...

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No Job Experience? Olympians Don't Have Much Either

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 1:38 PM

A lack of job experience and employment history can be a poor indicator of a candidate's potential -- just ask an Olympian. Olympic athletes are returning from London with gold, silver and bronze along with red, white and blue medals. While some may take a short break and return to...

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Did Wall Street Punish Yahoo's Marissa Mayer for Being Pregnant?

(2) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Yahoo stock got a boost Monday night after it was announced that former Google executive Marissa Mayer would become the company's new CEO. Unfortunately, the stock lost its gains later, after the media focused its attention on the fact that Mayer is pregnant and due to give birth...

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