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  • While graduate school is typically a safe shelter from the storm in an unforgiving job market, some who have gone back to school or recently graduated are finding that the college degree is worth the investment. The average salary for some professions is going up. The college class of 2011's average starting salary is $51,018, up from $48,661 last year, according to a report from the  NACE. Twice a year, NACE surveys its 900 member employers and 1,800 colleges and universities to come up with a

    What college degrees are pulling in the best paychecks? Click to find out!

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    With many jobs and businesses becoming obsolete because of technology, and the slow recovery generating few jobs, education may be the ticket to a new career.

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    A new report shows “green job” growth to be one of the few bright spots in the national employment picture — but reveals the sector still has some growing pains.

  • Back To Work - A CNBC Special Report

    With job growth painfully slow, the clean tech industry is one of the sectors bucking the trend.

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    With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck around 9 percent and a fragile economic recovery underway, many workers feel they are left with no choice but to take their careers into their own hands.

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    Many laid-off workers have turned to retraining as a lifeline, taking courses to increase their skills and abilities in hopes of landing a new job.

  • Back To Work - A CNBC Special Report

    While everyone agrees gains in hiring have been slow,  there's little agreement on the cause.

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    One lasting benefit of this recession may be the greatly improved linkage between employers and colleges that now provide much more precise information to students seeking fruitful, long-lasting jobs when they graduate.

  • Game Plan: Keep Your Eye on Next Week

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, says the woes of this week haven't gone away, they have simply gone underground for a couple of days. They will resurface next week for certain.

  • Everybody knows that it’s a tough job market out there. One group of people who are intimately acquainted with that reality are the young adults known as Millennials. Opinions vary on their demographics. Some people say that they’re people born between 1975 and 1990, and others put the birth date at 1990 and later. However, when the quibbling is over, the fact remains that Millennials are young adults who are having a hard time finding work these days.The job market has been changing for many ye

    It’s a tough job market out there, especially for the young adults known as Millennials. What are some good job prospects for Millennials? Find out!

  • President Barack Obama News Conference

    President Barack Obama is expected to meet Friday afternoon with chief executives from Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, US Bancorp , Xerox Corp , BlackRock and Silver Bridge, according to a source familiar with the plans.

  • Caterpillar Gears Up Hiring

    We are optimistic and we are going to have a record year and are feeling pretty good about it, but with the recent news, it's going to be a problem, says Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman/CEO. He adds that he is worried about the macroeconomic environment but the earth is still moving pretty well globally. The company is hiring about 11,000 American employees.

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    August is traditionally a time for financial market crises. The current one isn’t because of the usual “thin markets, long hot summer days, everyone on holiday”  scenario though, this time investors have real, concrete issues to worry about, writes Moorad Choudhry,Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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    High labor taxes and low visibility on economic growth and business climate are just some of the reasons that are keeping Italian businesses from offering jobs, especially long term contracts.

  • With stocks having rallied Thursday, Cramer wanted to know what's different?

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    One of the first things investors learn after “buy low and sell high” is that markets hate uncertainty.

  • Carly Fiorina Gets America Back to Work

    One good report does not make a recovery. Discussing the employment report and how to create jobs, with Carly Fiorina, former HP CEO.

  • The U.S. government must tackle long-term structural changes in the tax system to promote stronger growth, Carly Fiorina told CNBC Friday.

  • LinkedIn is "in the very early stages of a large opportunity" to expand membership in the U.S. and around the world as uncertainty over getting and keeping a job continues.

  • President Obama: Things Will Get Better

    President Obama discusses the tumultuous state of the economy and the need to create jobs.