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  • The Workers That Vanished Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    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.

  • “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.

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    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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.

  • Fast trader Steve Cortes says this sector is a better read on the labor market than Friday's expected jobs report.

  • Telecommuting Becomes A Retention Tool Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    Companies that allow or encourage their employees to work from home, rather than come to the office, are more interested in maintaining a happy workforce than achieving any direct cost savings.

  • Paychex CEO on Unemployment     Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Paychex attributes the company's growth to increases in both checks per client and revenue per check, with Martin Mucci, Paychex president & CEO and Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Hong Kong Expats Losing Out in Asia Salary Stakes Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 1:46 AM ET

    Japan takes the top spot in Asia in a global survey that measures expatriates' net take-home pay, with South Korea coming in second and Hong Kong a surprise number 10.

  • America's Highest-Paid Jobs 2011 Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to peruse or even where to live. With data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics , BLS, CNBC.com took a look at the most highly-compensated occupations in the country, based upon BLS job definitions. The BLS also breaks down average salaries geographically and by industry, which can help job seekers understand the areas to look in order to find where

    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to persue or even where to live. So, what are the highest paying jobs in the country?

  • 10 Most-Hated Jobs Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 4:54 PM ET
    At one time or another, we have all known at least one person who has hated his or her job. That person may have suffered silently or vented constantly, but at the end of the day, there was no question that this person was truly unhappy with the thing that they spent at least 40 of their waking hours every week, for 51 weeks a year.The reasons for job dissatisfaction vary. Low pay, irregular hours and lack of a window to sit next to are all assumed to be culprits, and to be sure, they can all co

    Click ahead to see the ten jobs with the highest levels of employee unhappiness, according to data collected in 2011. The results may surprise you.

  • US to Close 800 Computer Data Centers Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    The federal government plans to shut 40 percent of its computer centers over the next four years to reduce its hefty technology budget and modernize the way it uses computers to manage data and provide services to citizens. The New York Times reports.

  • Pace of US Layoffs Lowest Since 2000: Challenger Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
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    Planned job cuts rose to 41,432 jobs in June, an 11.6 percent increase on May, but the overall pace of downsizing is at the lowest level for 11 years, according to the monthly jobs report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.