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  • Widening skills gap stalls jobs growth   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Widening skills gap stalls jobs growth

    Alan Krueger, Princeton University, and Eric Spiegel, Siemens U.S.A. president and CEO, provide perspective on the labor shortage in the U.S. and the need to train workers for the new digital economy.

  • 1/3 of Singapore employees plan to resign this year Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:40 AM ET

    Three in ten Singaporean employees are considering turning in their resignation letters this year to search for a new job, according to a new survey.

  • Japan Inc says sayonara to long working hours Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 7:39 PM ET

    Japan’s salary-men are saying sayonara to the country’s culture of overwork — with the backing of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • Starbucks' employees assets: Economist   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    Starbucks employees assets: Economist

    Starbucks is upping its tuition plan to offer all eligible employees a 4-year, full-ride through Arizona State University's online degree program. Nicole Smith, chief economist at the Georgetown University Center, discusses education and the workforce.

  • U.S. job openings surged to a 14- year high in February the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, lifting oil prices. "That JOLTS report was certainly quite strong and strong employment equals strong gasoline demand," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. May crude was up $1.65 at $53.79 a barrel at...

  • "That JOLTS report was certainly quite strong and strong employment equals strong gasoline demand," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. May crude was up $1.11 at $53.25 a barrel at 12:10 p.m. EDT, having traded from $51.17 to $53.46. Brent May crude was up 48 cents at $58.60, having swung from $57.02 to $59.09.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- U.S. job openings surged to a 14- year high in February but a steady pace of hiring suggested employers are having trouble finding suitable workers, a trend that could put upward pressure of wage growth. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 168,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.1 million, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job...

  • U.S. job openings at 14-year high in February Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 7- U.S. job openings surged to a 14- year high in February, a sign that the labor market remains on a solid footing despite a sharp slowdown in job growth last month. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 168,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.1 million, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey on...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday after a weaker-than-expected jobs report drove expectations that the Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. In currency markets, the U.S. dollar index moved between a decline of 0.2 percent and a rise of 0.7 percent, and Wall Street equities came off their highs as the dollar...

  • Jobs reality check: Who's hiring?   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    Jobs reality check: Who's hiring?

    Following Friday's jobs report, Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network president and CEO, expresses concern about the future of hiring and wages.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations that the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over Friday's surprisingly weak jobs report.

  • 2015 college grads may have missed the hiring wave Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:22 PM ET

    Employers expect to boost hiring of recent college grads this year, but students currently on the hunt may have missed their shot.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- The dollar cut early losses on Monday but continued to feel the carry-over effects of a disappointing U.S. jobs report from Friday that throws into question the timing for a U.S. interest rate increase. "The market is underweight dollars and looking for opportunities to buy dollars because even with the weak NFP number last month I really don't...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over Friday's surprisingly weak jobs report. Labor Department data showed U.S. employers last month added 126,000 jobs, the lowest number in more than a year and well below expectations.

  • *Fed seen delaying rate hike after unexpectedly weak jobs data. *U.S. dollar edges up after recent weakness. NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as a weaker-than-expected jobs report was seen as postponing the Federal Reserve's first interest rate increase in nearly a decade.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over faltering economic growth spurred by a surprisingly weak jobs report on Friday. Labor Department data showed U.S. employers last month added 126,000 jobs, the lowest in more than a year and well below...

  • *Gold at 7- week peak, other metals rally. NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, April 6- Gold rose 1 percent to a seven-week high on Monday, climbing for the second straight session after U.S. jobs rose at the slowest pace in more than a year, fueling expectations the U.S. "I think people are feeling comfortable being long gold after the payrolls data," said Yuichi Ikemizu, branch manager at...

  • *Oil rises after Saudi Arabia raises prices to Asia. NEW YORK, April 6- The dollar weakened further on Monday but stocks on Wall Street rose after a disappointing U.S. jobs report on Friday likely postponed the Federal Reserve's first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. "The market seems to be very confused whether bad or good news is good news," said Randy...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. "We had a big rally last Friday after the jobs report, so this is just the fading of that rally," said David Keeble, global head of interest rate strategy at Credit Agricole in New York. New York Fed President William Dudley, a voting member on the Federal Open Market Committee, struck a dovish tone on Monday, saying the U.S. central bank will need to "...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- The dollar weakened further on Monday as it continues to feel the carry-over effects of a disappointing U.S. jobs report from Friday that throws into question the timing for U.S. interest rate increase. The euro held above the $1.10 mark, but one strategist sees dollar strength returning. You might have a few people positioning for that move...