Not only are few companies creating jobs, others are trimming their payrolls. Together that's made job security a precious commodity.
Don't lay low. Be proactive. Assess the vulnerability of your company and position by understanding the evolving business strategy and how your unit and specific function fit into the overall scheme.
The increasingly difficult economic environment for young people is the biggest challenge developed economies face today, a senior trader told CNBC.com.
In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found, reports the NYT.
Even in a nation with 9.1 percent unemployment , German conglomerate Siemens says it is still having a hard time filling 3,000 jobs in the U.S.
Discussing whether banks should be worried if the "Occupy Wall Street" protests gain support from President Obama, with Alex Sanchez, Florida Bankers Assosciaton president and Gary Weiss, former portfolio and Businessweek writer.
The BLS reports that as of July, there were more than 3 million job openings in America. Discussing the problem CEOs have trying to find skilled workers, with Peter Solmssen, Siemens AG.
Investing in the U.S. isn't really about the U.S. anymore. It's about parsing the daily news coming out of Europe and figuring out whether the debt crisis there is fixed yet.
Insight on how traders are playing the market since the release of the employment report, with Joe Greco, Meridian Equity Partners and Warren Meyers, DME Securities.
Employers added 103,000 jobs for September and the Labor Department also revised reports from the two previous months to show companies hired at a better pace than first estimated. Discussing the jobs report and looking ahead to the earnings season, with Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management CEO.
Jeffrey Saut, Raymond James, and Michelle Girard, RBS, discuss the chances the US will hit another recession ahead of the hotly-anticipated employment report Friday.
"Let's not just say, 'The whole jobs market has gone, everything is a disaster.' There are positive signs globally. What you have got to do with the job market is really understand the locum job market: it is not just one market. Everything does not operate just like the US, just like the UK. Job markets are very specific," David Arkless, president of corporate and government affairs at Manpower Group, told CNBC.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the story on the Wall Street protests developing swiftly around the globe.
The ability to lower the high unemployment rate remains one of the economy's biggest challenges, but investors appear to be accustomed to a weak jobs market and are moving on.
”An economic depression occurs only once it becomes painfully obvious that the markets and economy are failing to respond to repeated bouts of policy stimulus,” says economist David Rosenberg.
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As hundreds of corporate leaders from across the country gather in the Buckeye State for the 2011 National Middle Market Summit, the public pressure for job creation has reached a fever pitch.
Fast trader Steve Cortes says this sector is a better read on the labor market than Friday's expected jobs report.
"When we charge directly for our goals, we have big, ugly crashes. Instead we must learn to zigzag," the author writes as explains in this guest post the concept behind his new book, "The Zigzag Principle."
Initial jobless claims rises 6,000 to 401,000 for the week ending October 1, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.