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The Cities Hit Hardest By The Recession: Brookings Institution (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a new report out this week, the Brookings Institution tracks the uneven impact of the downturn on employment levels across the country's 100 larges...

What Dems Don't Want Mentioned in the Rand Paul/Civil Rights Debate

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Those same Democrats expressing outrage at Paul's criticism of the Civil Rights Act have no problem accepting a deregulated labor market that lets employers fire and discriminate against you for all sorts of preposterous reasons.

Make the Job Interview About the Pain

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

You can use the pain-spotting approach to zero in on what's most pressing about the job opening the manager is looking to fill. What isn't working? What are the stakes, in other words?

Just Listen -- A Job Interview is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

An interview is a terrible thing to waste and as they say, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." To help you make the best first impression, check out and heed this advice:

A Cavalcade of Crappy Video Resumes: Must Prospective Employers Put Us Through This Indignation?

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

With our current job climate, to get a foot up on the employment ladder it seems that job-seekers need to create a video resume. Why do they put us through this?

Sam Stein Talks Job Growth On 'The Ed Show' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Obama was in Buffalo. Sam Stein was in studio. The HuffPost reporter visited with Lawrence O'Donnell, who was guest hosting Thursday's "Ed Show" on M...

What Do You Do?

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

Tell me, and the world, about your work through the Department of Labor's Career Video Challenge. We are asking America to create short videos highlighting 15 in-demand occupations.

Comcast Customer Service Reps Talk About Why Their Job Sucks

The Consumerist | Ben Popken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Come, come hither. Step into the flesh of a Comcast customer service rep. Doesn't it feel nice? Yes, yes. This is what it's like to work for Awesome C...

Albany's New Wage Theft Bill Could Halt the Hidden Crime Wave

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Nearly a billion dollars were stolen in New York City last year. The crooks in question are corrupt bosses who steal their employees' earnings by paying less than minimum wage.

What Is Arianna Reading Next For HuffPost Books? You Do It Every Day...

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

It's something that you do every day, you like it sometimes and at others you don't. You're probably taking a break from it to read this post.

12 Industries That Will Be Adding Jobs Very Soon (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Daniele Sahr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are we nearing a rebound in hiring? If the anecdotal evidence is any indication, we certainly are. According to Manpower's quarterly Employment Outloo...

Thanks to the Politicians, We're All 'Hard-Working' Now

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

Being unemployed, as many ex-MPs are now discovering, is hard. But if you haven't got a job in this country, you'd better get one thing straight. You're scum. Even my pest controller thinks you're vermin.

Best Countries For Women Workers (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to a new study published by the World Economic Forum this week, women in nearly every country have not yet reached employment parity with me...

Jobs for the Taking! Why No Takers?

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aimee Liu

The 2010 Census will go ahead, just as it has every ten years since 1790, but the mystery is why, in this economy, so many Census positions are taking so long to fill.

Occupations Made Obsolete By Technological Innovation

npr.org | Carolyn Beeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As computers and automated systems increasingly take the jobs humans once held, entire professions are now extinct. Click through the gallery below to...

Jobs + Identity: Who You Are vs. What You Do

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Farai Chideya

Many of us describe ourselves as our jobs. We don't say "I work as a baker," but instead "I am a baker." Or "I am an accountant/engineer/police offi...

COLUMN: I'm Graduating, I Don't Have A Job, And That's Okay

The Daily Pennsylvanian | By Juliette Mullin | Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 1:14 Am | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Lately, I've been having the same conversation on repeat. It doesn't matter whom I'm talking to or where I am, everyone loves asking the same question...

How to Find a Job in Denver Public Relations

Ef Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ef Rodriguez

If you don't want to find a job, that's your business. But if you'd like to get some Denver cheddar, here are some things to avoid -- all of which I observed in the past few weeks.

Architecture Students Struggle To Find Work

Minnesota Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University architecture senior Lauren Weingartner said her teachers are honest about the dire state of her intended profession. Weingartner, presid...

Oh, You Mean That Job Market?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

There is another job market. It's not the be-a-good-boy-or-girl job market of Black Hole resumes lobbed over the transom and ignored forever. That job market is broken. Forget about it.

Underemployment Near 20 Percent

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. workforce lacked adequate employment in January and struggled to make ends meet with reduced resources and bleak job pro...

Record Breaking Numbers Of Americans Hate Their Jobs

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

A recent report courtesy of ABC News claims, "Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy with their jobs" -- with only 45 percent saying they liked their job.

Shahien Nasiripour

Is Obama Doing Enough To Create Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as one in 10 Americans remain unable to find work and President Obama has established job creation as his "number one focus" this year, the legis...

They Love Me, So Why Don't They Hire Me?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

Don't you love shiny, sparkly people who use up your time and flatter you with cappucino and ask your opinion? They are getting what they want -- your time and good ideas -- and you're getting bupkus.

Shahien Nasiripour

Unemployment Rate Drop Is Good News But It's Likely To Rise Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The surprising drop in the unemployment rate released Friday may seem like good news, but experts expect the rate to rise in the months ahead. Among ...