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  • Health Care: Waiting Is the Hardest Part
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 8:55 AM ET
    American healthcare reform

    What many business owners, analysts and experts say is that no matter what happens with the Supreme Court, some sort of closure is needed to the healthcare debate.

Features

  • Job Growth: Why the US Remains Stuck in Neutral
    By: Mark Koba
    Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Career Fair

    What the latest employment figures mean, experts say, is that getting the U.S. back to work remains—and is expected to be—a slow and painful process.

  • Fighting the War For Talent Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:22 PM ET

    The demand-supply mismatch helps explain why so many human resource managers — at large firms and growing start ups — are working overtime these days, building their brands, bragging on Twitter and Facebook, and even making old-fashioned investments in training.

  • From Hire to Retire Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:21 PM ET
    Retirement

    For companies that are looking to ensure their employees are prepared for retirement, it requires more than handing over a brochure explaining 401(k) plans and paperwork for their signature.

Related

  • High Tech Worker Shortage: Has Anything Changed?
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    Alarm bells over the lack of high tech workers in the U.S. have been ringing for years. Most analysts say the problem is worse, but some say it's overblown.

  • Why Business Owners Fear Obamacare Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:16 AM ET

    Business owners were front and center in the debate over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act this spring. As the country awaits a decision from the Supreme Court, a look at the arguments for and against the law.

  • Manufacturers Pay a Bounty for Skilled Workers Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    Welder

    America's manufacturers are struggling to find enough qualified workers. Over the last two years the number of manufacturing job openings in the U.S. has more than doubled, and some companies are offering signing bonuses.

Slideshows

  • America's Highest Paying Jobs 2012 Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
    Salary is among the most compelling factors for individuals deciding on a career path, a degree or even where to live, since some areas pay higher salaries, on average, for the same position. Although in both salary and employment rate, not all high-paying jobs require advanced degrees.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

    A salary is among the most compelling factors for individuals deciding on a career path, a degree or even where to live, since some areas pay higher salaries for the same position.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Jobs Employers Can't Fill Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Despite an improving employment picture, the job market can hardly be described as robust. Whatever the numbers may say, it’s still a recovery in name only, and the fact is that many Americans still feel they can’t find work. Despite that perception, there are not only jobs out there, but there are jobs that employers can’t seem to fill.The reasons are many. Applicants may lack training, demand for specific skill sets may outpace supply, and the jobs may not pay enough to constitute a step up fr

    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.

  • The Best Jobs for 2012 Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 6:16 PM ET
    The job market has begun a decidedly ungraceful recovery: Jobs have been added to the economy for 18 straight months and several gauges are back at pre-recession levels, including jobless claims and wage growth. But the job growth isn’t always as robust as many hope for and projections suggest it will likely take until at least 2014 to regain the millions of jobs lost during the recession.If it’s one thing the recession has taught us it’s that not all job prospects are created equal. CareerCast

    Jobs in the U.S. are seeing a slow recovery after being hit hard by the recession. These are the top ten best jobs in 2012 picked from Careercast.

Videos

  • Responding to the Skills Gap  Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    It is no secret that demand is high for skilled labor. Joyce Russell, Adecco Staffing USA and Andy Sieg, Bank of America, weigh in on hiring strategies for companies.

  • Hiring Manager Sees Demand for These Jobs...  Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    Deutsche Bank's Kevin Dooley offers insight on the hiring landscape and explains which jobs hiring managers are most eager to fill.

  • Health Care Impact on Hiring  Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    Lisa Buckingham, Lincoln Financial, discusses whether health care costs hurt hiring.