TOKYO, July 29- The availability of jobs in Japan rose to the highest in 22 years, in an encouraging sign that a tighter labour market will boost wages and support consumer spending. However, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, rose to 3.7 percent from 3.5 percent in the previous month.» Read More
Stocks bounced back from a swine flu-induced drop Monday as traders scooped up shares of drug makers and pharmacies.
Things move quickly in this Digital Era. Twitter has gone from hot novelty to jumping the shark in two quarters. Boomers and Gen X’ers, having arrived very late to the Facebook party, have given Twitter a big embrace early – not willing to be beaten to another social networking punch. And what serious career manager isn’t signed up with LinkedIn, the dominant business networking site?
The following is the full text of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's "Housing, Mortgage Markets and Foreclosures" speech issued in Washington Thursday and delivered before before the Fed conference on Housing and Mortgage Markets:
As I reported in the last post, a group of 13 California Republican legislators has come to Reno, Nevada, to find out why businesses are leaving the Golden State for the Silver State. It's not rocket science, and the politicians on both sides of the Sierra know it.
This recession is getting wild. Faced with a $15 million budget shortfall, the Bronx Zoo is being forced to hand out pink slips to hundreds of animals, including deer, antelopes, lemur and porcupines.
If any evidence is needed that businesses bear a responsibility that goes far beyond concerns such as bottom lines and the happiness of investors, one could do worse than consider the case of Flint, Michigan.
Credit conditions are not improving and construction financing to build from the ground up is not available, says Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization.
The head of the FDIC, Sheila Bair said we are past the economic crisis stage and are on a path to recovery. "We're in the clean up stage now" said Bair. She added that she is seeing "glimmers of hope" in the California housing market. Go Sheila.
When asked this question, I decided this was the most provocative insight I’d heard in a very long time.
Now that taxes have been filed, it’s time to kick back and still think about money. As a jobseeker, whether employed or unemployed, you need to think about money because it affects the timing of your search, the sectors you want to target, and the way you position yourself.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim.
The number of people who changed residences declined to 35.2 million from March 2007 to March 2008, the lowest number since 1962, when the nation had 120 million fewer people.
You receive a personal letter from a well-known businessman. “The obvious first choice is you,” he writes. Should you be flattered?
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Suzy Welch, author and columnist, has developed a principle to apply to your biggest career decisions.
The subprime mortgage crisis is for the most part over. Now the second housing crisis is upon us. Too much debt, too little income.
As the world grapples with headlines about bailouts, bankruptcies and pirates, a lone dove has emerged on YouTube to save the global economy.
I have interviewed well over 10,000 candidates and probably hired several thousand of them. Throughout these thousands of interviews, and thousands of hires, I have honed a very important skill: I can identify EXACTLY what impresses an interviewer and EXACTLY what doesn’t.
I have spoken to three prominent headhunters in the past couple of weeks. They all confirm what most of us have known for a long time: the odds against securing a new position via an executive recruiter are long.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday that the U.S. recession had done lasting harm to household finances and that regulators must protect consumers from willfully confusing forms of credit.
UPS said Friday that talks with DHL about carrying some of its air packages have ended, scuttling a venture that originally was expected to generate up to $1 billion in annual revenue for the world's largest shipping carrier.