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  • Five Signs You May Get Laid Off Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
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    CNBC.com spoke with human resource experts to find out the five tell-tale signs that you may need to update your resume.

  • Cool Jobs You've Never Heard Of Friday, 25 May 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Technically, the recession is over, and on paper, there has been positive job growth for months. Unfortunately, “technically” and “on paper” don’t cut it for people who have been out of work for a long time. For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for work that falls outside of the parameters of the everyday.What follows is a list of jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary. Some of them pay well, some have salaries that

    For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary.

  • Power Dressing for Success Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 2:33 PM ET
    “Dress for the job you want” goes the old adage. Today’s power dresser knows that clothes are an important part of projecting an image of success and confidence in the corporate jungle.“Power dressing is about learning to present yourself in the most dramatic way,” said Alan Flusser, owner of a New York City-based custom shop for men. “It’s about dressing in a manner that projects importance or success.”The road to haberdashery success is not as clear-cut as in years past, since employees have m

    Seeking to land that promotion or nail that key meeting? Power-dressing experts shared their top tips for projecting an image of success as you climb the corporate ladder.

  • Part-Time Athletes Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    On January 29, 2012, the New York Times ran a  about Greek Olympic athletes. The nation’s debt crisis has forced Greece to implement austerity measures, which affected its ability to fund its athletes’ training.Their stipends are chronically late, their training centers have closed and their coaches aren’t being paid. It’s a surreal situation for the birthplace of the Olympics to find itself in.As in Greece, the governments of many other countries throughout the world have financed the athletic

    Many countries finance their Olympic competitors, but not the United States, where athletes fund their own training.

  • Paychex CEO: Sales Up for First Time in Two Years   Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 6:44 PM ET
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    Martin Mucci, Paychex president & CEO, discusses his company's prospects and what would happen if the Supreme Court actually overturned Obamacare. Sales are up for the first time in two years, he says.

  • Jobs Employers Can't Fill Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    The U.S. gross domestic product has been climbing, according to the  While this is good news for the overall economy, it represents a problem for the trucking industry, which  to haul the nation’s goods.Transport Capital Partners’ fourth quarter Business Expectations Survey indicated that the driver shortage had improved ever so slightly since August, which TCP’s Richard Mikes attributed to aggressive recruiting on the part of carriers. However, 70 percent of carriers still reported persistently

    Despite the perception about a lack of work, there are jobs that employers can’t fill. Applicants may lack training, or the jobs may not pay enough. Whatever the reason, jobs in many major sectors going unfilled.

  • Ways to Play the Monthly Jobs Report Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
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    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, notes that the improved labor reports will continue to drive the derivative jobs plays.

  • Wage Rise, Tight Labor Market Pushing Firms Outside China Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 1:19 AM ET
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    China, once considered the "workshop of the world," is now seeing many international companies shift out as they find it difficult to cope with rising wages and a tight labor market.

  • The Workers That Vanished Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
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    There’s been a steady decline in the unemployment rate, but there’s a catch. The definition of “unemployed” only includes people who sought work in the last four weeks and excludes everyone else, including the underemployed and the long-term unemployed. What have they been doing since they fell off the radar?

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Australia Seen as Ideal Home for Expats Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | 9:27 PM ET

    Australia beat out the United States and Singapore to take top place among expatriates as an ideal residence for quality of life and career prospects, according to an international survey released on Thursday.

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    “There’s no fear in this market right now. They’ve absolutely crushed volatility,” one options trader said. In the week ahead, traders will be watching testimony from Bernanke and earnings from Coke, Disney & more.

  • Welders

    January's surprisingly strong jobs report suggests that first quarter growth forecasts may be too low and that the Fed may have to rethink its stance on interest rates and further easing.

  • Job Creation Improves, but Slowly in January Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 8:05 PM ET
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    Employment growth in January was likely more sluggish than in December, but one tiny glimmer may be an increase in hiring by small and startup businesses.

  • Jobs Are Biggest Issue of Next Decade: Pandit, Others Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 7:18 AM ET
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    Employment is the most important issue facing the world over the next decade, Vikram Pandit, chief executive of Citigroup, along with the other co-chairs of the World Economic Forum, told journalists in Davos Wednesday.

  • Countries With the Best Holiday Entitlements Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    It's that time of year again, when workers go on leave, businesses shut down and the general work-life balance scale dips heavier in the social direction. But employees in some countries have it especially good, with generous government-mandated holiday entitlements.With that in mind, we've put together a list of the top 10 countries with the highest number of statutory paid holidays per year, according to human resources consulting firm Mercer's Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines. The

    Some of the results may surprise you and some of the benefits may make you envious.

  • Acceptable Job Interview Lies Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 2:39 PM ET
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    Some experts say that job seekers often lie and that interviewers expect this, but the level of ‘lie’ can make or break the interview. CNBC.com spoke with experts and asked them if there are lies told at job interviews that are acceptable. Some responses might surprise you.

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • World’s 10 Biggest Employers Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 4:46 AM ET
    The world economy is once again in a precarious position as governments in developed countries cut spending, while the private sector braces for another slowdown. Unemployment rates in many developed countries are running in double digit percentages, creating a jobs crisis.In the midst of this, some of the world’s largest companies in Western and emerging markets aren’t cutting jobs, in fact they are adding to their payrolls.We’ve put together a list of the world’s 10 largest employers among pub

    We’ve put together a list of the world’s 10 largest publicly listed employers. Find out which companies have the world's biggest workforces.

  • Joyce Russell - EVP & President, Adecco Staffing U.S. Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:49 AM ET
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    "Make no mistake— there are still challenges for women in the workplace, even 40 years after we entered the workforce. But over the course of my career, I’ve learned that the key to success lies in ... hard work, determination and relationships with people," says Joyce Russell,  EVP and President of Adecco Staffing U.S.