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Job Openings at Record Low; 4 People in Need of Every 1 Job Open

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their December report on Job Openings and Labor Turnover which shows more bad news.  At the end of December, there were 2.7 million job openings available, which was the lowest since they started reporting these numbers 8 years ago.  Job hires are ...

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Caterpillar Employees Satisfied Overall; Company Offers 2,000 Early Retirement

In today's tight economy, companies are being forced to take a step back and look at their operation as a whole, and reevaluating what makes sense for them into terms of both workforce and operations.  For many, this means laying-off individuals in order to survive, for others this means ...

CEO All-Stars; How Fortune’s Picks Stand with Employees

Fortune Magazine recently listed five notable business leaders to watch in the coming year. While the business world may think these individuals are at the of their game, what do their employees have to say? Would they be sad to see them go? ...

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January job cuts hit 35-year high, effects seen in Glassdoor reviews

With all of the news of layoffs last month, it shouldn't come as a surprise that nearly 600,000 jobs were lost in January -- the largest one-month drop since 1974.  However, seeing that large of a number at once is still pretty shocking.  It's estimated that with these latest figures...

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Finding an Even Better Job

With the hundreds and thousands of lay-offs over the past few months, there is no doubt that there are a lot of people looking for work right now. For some, they are looking to get any job they can to help pay the bills, but for others, perhaps this is an opportunity to take a step back f...

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Obama Salary Caps and Transparency

As we've written about a few times on the blog, the first few weeks of Obama's presidency has included a number of interesting, job-related milestones.  The most recent of these is Obama's salary cap for those who received government bailout money.  The cap is set at $500,000, and af...

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Would More Salary Transparency Have Helped Lilly Ledbetter?

Last week, the first piece of legislation President Obama signed into law was the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.  Ms. Ledbetter had filed suit against Goodyear, alleging her Goodyear Salary was less than her male counterparts, many of whom she had trained during her nearly 20-year tenure and had...