• Japan jobless rate falls to 3.5 percent in August Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- Japan's jobless rate shrank to 3.5 percent in August and the availability of jobs held steady at the highest in 22 years, reflecting recent improvement in the labor market.

  • Wage theft may be costing low-income workers billions Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    About a quarter of workers were paid below minimum wage within the last week and three-quarters said they weren't paid for overtime, NBC reports.

  • Merry Christmas! Hiring may hit dot-com boom level Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    A Now Hiring sign to attract seasonal employees

    Christmas season retail hiring is expected to significantly outpace the level seen in 2013.

  • Now hiring: Macy's to add more holiday workers Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    A Macy's employee helps a customer at a Macy's store in Chicago. Macy's is expected to hire more workers this holiday season.

    Macy's plans to add 86,000 seasonal workers across its namesake and Bloomingdale's department stores this holiday.

  • The Week Ahead: Final quarter underway     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to next week's top business and financial stories, including September's expected jobs report, pending home sales and how the automakers did.

  • Conn.: Below-minimum wage paid at Mystic Pizza Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn.— The Connecticut Department of Labor has ordered Mystic Pizza, made famous by the 1988 Julia Roberts movie of the same name, to pay 110 employees more than $105,000 in wages for being paid less than minimum wage or not receiving overtime pay.

  • Six tips for unemployed executives Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    There is no shame in being unemployed—even if you're an executive. So shake the stigma and check out these tips from a headhunter.

  • Unlikely voice switches sides on minimum wage hike Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    McDonald's employees protesting for a higher minimum wage outside the McDonald's annual shareholder's meeting in Oak Brook, IL.

    In Thursday's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Richard Parsons—former Time Warner CEO and interim LA Clippers CEO—runs the gamut from minimum wage to European economies to scandals in sports

  • *Durable goods orders fall 18.2 percent on transportation. WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in August posted their biggest drop on record after an aircraft-related boost, but a rebound in business spending plans pointed to underlying strength in the economy.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000. Yet the four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell for the second straight week to 298,500.. Michigan: Down 2,473, due to fewer layoffs by wholesalers. New Jersey: Down 1,573, due to fewer layoffs in hotels, restaurants and construction.

  • Applications for US unemployment rise 12K to 293K Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of data flurry Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, ahead of data on the labor market and durable goods. *Weekly initial jobless claims data, due at 8:30 a.m., may provide investors with some insight on the health of the labor market.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. INCREASE EXPECTED: Economists forecast that weekly applications rose 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 300,000, according to a survey by FactSet.

  • Global talent crisis continues: Hays CEO     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays, highlights that there is a talent "mismatch" in Europe and the U.S., where the skills available are not in sufficient supply for the vacancies created.

  • LA gives preliminary OK for $15.37 minimum wage Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    Workers at LA hotels would see their wages rise to $15.37 an hour under a measure given preliminary approval by city leaders.

  • Wyoming unemployment up to 4.6 percent Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up slightly to 4.6 percent in August, the same as it was a year ago. The Department of Workforce Services says the state's unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in July and increased in August with the loss of about 950 jobs. The agency says the state has gained 4,700 jobs over the past 12 months.

  • JJ Kinahan, Chief Strategist of TD Ameritrade, says the slump in September's employment index is more worrying than the HSBC flash purchasing managers' index.

  • Toys R Us to again add 45,000 holiday workers Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 PM ET
    Shoppers at a Toys R Us store in Arapahoe County, Colo.

    The announcement follows news from J.C. Penney and Target, which said last week they will keep their hiring figures flat for 2014.

  • Advice to IBM management: Don’t be jerks Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    IBM's pay-to-play memo to employees is disturbing, says career coach Marie McIntyre. Here's some advice for IBM management.

  • German Amazon workers on strike for higher pay Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:06 AM ET

    BERLIN— Workers at four of Amazon.com' s German distribution centers have started a two-day strike in a long-running dispute over wages. Amazon employs some 9,000 people in total at nine locations in Germany. Amazon says its distribution warehouses in Germany are logistics centers and employees already earn wages on the upper end of that industry.