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Dating Site eHarmony Wants to Help You Find Your Perfect Job Match

Dating service launches new career matching website

Dating site eHarmony announces new career site that matches professionals with their next best employer.

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The 25 Best Jobs for Millennials

Find out which jobs are worth the college investment

The advocacy group Young Invincibles releases a report that highlights the top 25 jobs for…

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An Inside Peek at the Outrageous Pay Gap Between CEOs and Employees

Report finds, on average, CEOs earn 204 times the median pay of their employees

Career review site Glassdoor releases report on the outrageous pay gap between CEOs of companies…

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The Alarming Health Effects of Working Overtime

Studies show increased health risks and decrease in productivity

Studies find increased health risks for professionals who work overtime.

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Chipotle to Hire 4,000 New Employees at First-Ever National Career Day

Fast-food restaurant pledges to boost employment opportunities across the U.S.

Chipotle to hold its first-ever National Career Day with the goal to hire 4,000 new…

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Baltimore Creates an Additional 3,000 Summer Jobs for City’s Youth Following Freddie Gray Riots

City officials launch nonprofit to help improve job opportunities for youth

Following the Freddie Gray riots that erupted earlier this year, Baltimore has created 3,000 additional…

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Rapper Common, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Effects of Youth Unemployment

Schultz sheds light on the racial injustices minority youth face when seeking employment

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Rapper Common, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talk about the adverse…

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Starbucks-Led Initiative Kicks off Youth Job Fair in Chicago

Job fair expected to serve at least 3,000 pre-registered Chicago youth

Starbucks-led 100,000 Opportunities Initiative kicks off in Chicago with plans to grant thousands of young…

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Ryan Glen, iPhone app developer and creator of the Bizibid website

Builder of New Website Creates Employment Opportunities

Founder Ryan Glen Golphin says finding employment for young black men was his main motivation

Bizibid, which launched July 11, has the potential to link millions of job seekers around…

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Brooklyn Law School to Refund Graduates Who Can’t Find a Job

The new program will go into effect for the incoming 2015 class

Brooklyn Law School announces its plan to refund 15 percent of total tuition paid to…

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Burned Down Ferguson Convenience Store Now a Community Job Center

New facility aims to employ 500 youth by the end of the summer

The QuikTrip convenience store that burned down a year ago in Ferguson amid protests has…

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Starbucks and Other Major Companies Pledge Job Opportunities for 100,000 Unemployed Youth

Campaign to hold its first youth job fair in Chicago with the help of rapper Common

Starbucks teams up with executives from 16 other companies to create job opportunities to 100,000…

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3 Job Search Apps That Work Almost Like Online Dating

Use these latest apps to find your perfect job match

Three job search apps that help to ease the process of landing your dream job.

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft to Cut 7,800 Jobs

Layoffs expected to take place mostly within the company's phones unit

In a memo released Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the company plans to cut…

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10 Highest Paying Jobs that Don’t Require a Degree

See what jobs you can make money in without stepping foot on a college campus

The highest paying jobs that don’t require employees to have a college degree.

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25 Best Law Schools for Networking and Getting a Job

Top law schools for landing employment opportunities

GraduatePrograms.com releases a report on the 25 best U.S. law schools for networking and landing…

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10 Steps to Asking for the Raise You Desire

Tips for getting the pay increase you want

Key tips for negotiating the salary you desire

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Economy Shows Signs of Improvement With 280,000 Jobs Added in May

May marks strongest month so far for job growth in 2015

Latest report reveals 280,000 jobs were added to the economy in May

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Top 10 Cities for STEM Graduates

Huntsville, Alabama tops the list

NerdWallet releases new data that shows the top 10 cities for graduates with STEM degrees.

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[STUDY] Minority Retail Workers Earn Lower Wages Than White Colleagues

Report finds wage gap amongst minority workers and their white counterparts

New study released by Demo and the NAACP shows black and Hispanic retail workers earn…

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5 Steps That Turn Internships into Jobs

Moving from opportunity to employment

A survey finds that employers made job offers to about 65% of their interns last…

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Average Pay for College Graduates Lower Than 15 Years Ago

New report finds wages to be 2.5 percent lower than in 2000

New report from the Economic Policy Institute shows the average wage for college graduates is…

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7 LinkedIn Upgrades That Will Help You Find a Job

Key ways to help you maximize your profile

Seven upgrades that will help you maximize your LinkedIn profile.

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3 Tips to Help Graduates Land Employment

Helpful advice for college graduates looking to enter the workforce

Three useful tips to help college graduates land employment

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$100,000 Grant Supports Scholarships for Black Farmers

Awards of up to $5,000 for ag-related study at 2- and 4-year schools

Scholarships of up to $5,000 are being made available to black students of agriculture and…

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Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in High Demand

Finance, computer science and accounting top the list

Data from the National Association of College and Employers shows business-related majors are the most…

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Degree-Holding Professionals Born Abroad Now Earn More Than U.S.-Born Workers

Data shows college educated workers born outside the U.S. have seen an increase in pay

New report shows that college educated professionals born abroad earn more than U.S. born workers

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[REPORT] College Educated Professionals Saw Biggest Pay Cut Last Year

Data shows dip in the average wages of degree holding professionals

Data shows college educated professionals experienced a dip in pay last year.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Announces $30 Million in Funding for Summer Youth Employment Program

Funds will help expand job opportunities for local teens from low-income families

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $30 million in funding to increase youth employment opportunities for New…

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5 Tips to Help Millennials Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

Survey shows nearly half of millennials report an increase in their work hours

Five tips to help young professionals create a better work-life balance.

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How Job-Hopping Affects Your Career

Survey shows the pros and cons to job-hopping

New survey shows the benefits and negative impact of job-hopping on an employee’s career.

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[REPORT] More College Graduates Are Landing Better Jobs

Report shows a decrease in underemployment rates for recent graduates

A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that more college graduates…

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What Employers Should Know About the Difference Between Millennials and Generation Z

Insights on how incoming young professionals define career success

New survey highlights the difference and similarities between what millennials view as career success versus…

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How Being Raised By a Working Mom Can Lead to Greater Career Success

Study says daughters of working mothers tend to earn more than those who had stay-at-home moms

Harvard University study finds that working mothers have a positive impact on the career success…

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Employers to Offer More Better Paying Jobs this Summer

Survey shows 53 percent of employers will have summer job openings paying at least $15 an hour

Results from Harris Poll show that employers are looking to offer more better paying jobs…

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An Estimated 75 Percent of Workers World Wide Are Employed on a Temporary Basis

Report shows the job insecurity is felt by millions worldwide

Report from the International Labour Organization shows an estimated 75 percent of workers globally are…

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The Big Career Mistake That’s Causing Recent Grads to Miss Out on Income

Survey shows only 38 percent of millennials negotiate their salary

A recent survey by NerdWallet says that only 38 percent of recent college graduates negotiate…

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Los Angeles Becomes Latest City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

City Council passes vote to increase wages to $15 an hour

Los Angeles passes a vote to increase minimum wages to $15 an hour.

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Best Internships Turned Full-Time Jobs for MBA Students

The top industries that convert MBA interns to full-time employees

LinkedIn releases a report that shows the top industries that are likely to convert MBA…

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More Companies Looking to Hire MBA Graduates in 2015

Companies also expected to increase starting pay for MBA graduates

Report from the Graduates Management Admission Council shows that employment opportunities are higher for 2015…

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Top 10 Jobs that Don’t Require a Bachelor’s Degree

Best jobs for professionals without a college degree

A recent report from CareerCast highlights the top jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree

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[STUDY] More than Half of all Organizations Check Facebook for Background Checks

Survey says Facebook is the most commonly used social media site for employee screenings

New results from Sterling Backcheck shows that more than half of organizations use Facebook for…

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10 Best Cities to Start a Career

Four Texas cities ranked in the top 5

WalletHub releases a report that shows the best and worst cities for young professionals to…

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Starbucks Workers Getting Free Tuition Expected to Double

Nearly half the employees hired last month say they will take advantage of the program

After expanding its free tuition program, the number of Starbucks employees working to earn a…

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Millennials Become Largest Generation in the U.S. Workforce

Millennials surpass other generations in the labor force

Pew Research Center released new data showing millennials are the largest generation in today’s workforce.

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Why You Should Consider a Career in Nursing?

With an aging population, the need for more nursing professionals is greater than ever

National League for Nursing CEO, Beverly Malone, talks why you should consider a nursing career.

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Black Unemployment Rate Hits Seven Year Low

African American employment shows signs of slow improvement

Black unemployment rate falls below 10 percent for the first time since 2008.

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Nike to Create 10,000 U.S. Jobs if Free Trade Deal Gets Approved

Trade will help to decrease the cost of importing and exporting goods

Nike agrees to create 10,000 U.S. jobs if the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal with 11 other…

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15 Best Employers for Veterans

Some of the best employers dedicated to hiring veterans

There are several companies committed to helping veterans make the transition from military to…

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How Young Professionals Can Land a Job in Media

CEO of Emma Bowen Foundation, Rahsaan Harris, offers tips for working in media

Emma Bowen Foundation CEO shares tips and advice for young professionals looking to work in…

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New York Passes State Bill to Shield Pregnant Women from Workplace Discrimination

Legislatures pass bill that covers all women across the state

New York passes a state bill to prevent pregnant women from facing workplace discrimination.

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Qualifications Millennials Seek When Hiring Fresh Talent

Generation Y, female business owners weigh in on what it takes to gain employment

Female, millennials and business owners weigh in on what qualifications it takes to gain employment…

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Top Reasons Workers Leave Their Jobs

New survey reveals the top factors the lead to an employee quitting

New survey released by EY reveals the top reasons workers quit their jobs.

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NYC Mayor Secures $3.2 Million for Youth Employment Center

Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife work to improve summer employment opportunities for local youth

NYC Mayor and his wife secure $3.2 million in private donations to support the development…

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Workplace Advancement: 10 Companies that Offer Tuition Assistance

See what companies invest in the career and educational advancement of employees

Ten companies that offer college tuition assistance to its employees.

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U.S. Applications for Unemployment Aid Hit 15-Year Low

Labor Department shows signs of major dip in unemployment applications

Number of Americans filling out unemployment applications hits 15-year low.

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Young Professionals Opting for Financial Stability Over Dream Career

Professionals ages 18-24 going for financial security over dream job

New survey says young professionals ages 18-24 are more concerned with gaining financial stability rather…

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Report Shows Law School Graduates Struggle with Finding Employment

New data examines the landscape of today's job market for law school gradutes

New report says law school graduates are having a hard time finding employment in their…

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Study Says Women Do Worst in Interviews With Men Who Claim to Support Equality

Study shows women have poorer outcomes when interviewed by men who show implicit bias in the workplace

New Psychology of Women Quarterly study says women do worst in job interviews with men…

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Young People Continue to See Lag in Employment Rates

Report says millennials are left behind in the job market

Despite improvements in the overall employment rate of American workers, data shows young people are…

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Top 10 Entry Level Jobs for 2015

See what careers recent college graduates should look into

WalletHub releases the best and worst entry level jobs of 2015.

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New Study Shows Handsome Men May be at a Disadvantage When it Comes to Hiring

Study says attractive men are viewed as a threat in the workplace

New University of Maryland study shows that being an attractive male can lead to discrimination…

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5 Career Industries With the Largest Wage Gap

Career fields where women are the most underpaid

Five career industries where women are the most underpaid.

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Four Alarming Facts that Prove Equal Pay Day is Still Needed

Statistics that prove the fight for equality must continue

A list of alarming facts that prove the fight for equality in the workplace is…

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Study Shows Job Opportunities Improving for College Graduates

Report shows an increased need for high-skilled professional workers

A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that job opportunities…

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America’s Lack of Workforce Diversity: New Campaign Gives Call to Action

Jopwell's 'Let them See Us' initiative lets companies know talented minority candidates exist

New recruiting tech platform, Jopwell, launches a campaign to raise corporate America’s awareness about talented…

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Virginia Bans Criminal History Question on Employment Applications

State passes a law that helps employees with past mistakes gain employment

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe enforces a law that bans the criminal history box on state…

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5 Ways for Single Moms to Make Extra Money

These side jobs up your dollars without taking too much time

Single moms can lighten their financial load with these five ways to make extra money.

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Forty-Seven Percent of Black Families Have No Emergency Savings

Black families are less likely to have a plan on a rainy day

Black American families found to have disproportionately less savings compared to white American families.

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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

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Searching for an Internship? Check out 25 Highest Rated Companies for Interns

The highest rates companies for interns

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Atlanta Ranks No.1 for Income Inequality

Things are distant between Atlanta's rich and poor

Brookings Institution recently revealed a new report comparing cities’ top earning households to their least…

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State of Black America Report: Minorities See Boost in Equality, But Gap Still Exists

National Urban League tackles critical issues on jobs, education and justice

National Urban League says “the state of Black America is in crisis,” and the report…

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Uber Pledges to Create 1 Million New Jobs For Women by 2020

Driving service enters global partnership with UN Women

Uber partners with UN Women to create 1 million jobs for women by 2020

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How One Group of Professionals are Creating a Pipeline for Minority Youth in STEM

ManyMentors nonprofit works to groom the next generation of leaders

ManyMentors nonprofit in Connecticut works to expand the opportunities and resources for minority students interested…

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Black Lives Matter: Schott Foundation Explores Public School and Underserved Black Males

Nonprofits like the Eagle Academy offer education resource and solutions for young men of color

Schott Foundation and Eagle Academy explores American public school system and underserved black children, particularly…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Rise

National Women's Law Center reports joblessness gap

The unemployment rate has declined overall for women, but has increased for black women.

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4 Savvy Things Every Recruiter Must Do to Find Good Talent

Expert shares how recruiters and human resources professionals can find great talent effectively and efficiently.

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Unemployment Rate Lowest It’s Been In 7 Years

295,000 jobs were filled last month

The Labor Department reported that 295,000 workers were added to the job market in February,…

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Millennials Prove to Be Most Loyal Workers

Millennials' job loyalty is actually bad for the economy

Research shows that millennials are more loyal to their employers than they have been in…

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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Study: Americans’ Confidence in the Job Market Is Highest Since Start of the Recession

Confidence level in employment returns to pre-recession days

Results from a recent Gallup poll show that Americans’ confidence in the job market has…

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Education Department To Consider Student Employment in New College Rating System

Obama administration considers adding labor market success to college rating system

Obama administration releases draft for new college rating system that includes the consideration of graduate…

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[RECAP] She Leads Africa Presents Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Tweet Chat

#WEDAfrica chat featured insights from three global female entrepreneurs

She Leads Africa, a global resource for women entrepreneurs, hosted a chat on Women’s Entrepreneurship…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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The Sports Résumé: Top Sports-Employment Sectors

Social media and technology skills that are in demand

Check out what it takes to get jobs in the tops sectors of the sports…

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Application Launch for 2015-2016 White House Fellows

President Obama and the First Lady are encouraging Americans to apply

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are encouraging Americans to apply to the White…

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One Third of Part-Time Workers Are Struggling to Find Full-Time Work

A recent study by CareerBuilder shows many still having difficulty

A nationwide survey was conducted by CareerBuilder online, which took samples from 301 U.S. part-time…

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Survey Shows More Employers Actively Recruiting Veterans

CareerBuilder survey shows more employment opportunities for veterans

A new survey conducted by CareerBuilder shows that more employers are actively hiring veterans

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11 Questions You Should Be Asking Potential Hires

Here’s how to find the best employees to help build and grow your business

Don’t leave the interview without asking a job candidate these questions that truly get to…

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HBO to Lay Off About 7 Percent Of Workers

The cable network juggernaut plans to cut 150 employees

The cable network juggernaut, HBO, will trim the fat this week as 150 (7 percent)…

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Freelancer

Sometimes the client isn't always right

Don’t find yourself as a client suddenly “fired” by your freelancer. Sometimes, the customer isn’t…

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More Than Just Your Resume: 6 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Network Your Way to Success

Use these key tips to optimize your career

Long thought of as a place to post a resume online, LinkedIn has evolved and…

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Black MBA Conference: How One Job Seeker Turned Challenges into Career Triumph

In times of difficulty, putting your best foot forward can lead to winning results

It’s up to entrepreneurs and executives to recognize when talented people are facing difficulty and…

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Survey: 62% of Employers Believe Minimum Wage Should Be Increased

Majority of people earning minimum wage struggle to make ends meet

A nationwide survey was conducted to determine the number of employers in favor of increasing…

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Bank of America Donates to Johnson C. Smith Student Employment Program

JCSU receives $500,000 donation to improve student employment

Thanks to a $500,000 donation from Bank of America, Johnson C. Smith can work to…

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WATCH: Former Hot 97 Employee Turns Passion Into Entrepreneurship

Karlie Hustle details journey and teaches others via "How to Quit Your Job" series

Former Hot 97 Music Director Karlie Hustle has taken her talents to YouTube with her…

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Study: Female Employment in Primetime Television at a Standstill

Employment in industry shows no signs of growth

Despite the workings of Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil, a new study shows that…

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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

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If Ray Rice Were Your Employee: 4 Factors to Consider When Terminating for Misconduct Off the Field

How to be sure you have the proper protocol in place for firing someone

The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice, but what about your employees as an everyday professional?…

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Top 10 Companies to Work for If You Don’t Have a College Degree

Costco ranks in at No. 1 for high school graduates

A recent survey from Glassdoor shows the top 10 companies for high school graduates to…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Growth

Black female unemployment rate remains stagnant

According to a National Women’s Law Center analysis, black women are the only demographic group…

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4 Awesome Ways to Use Instagram to Make Better Career Moves

How to make the popular platform work for you in connecting with companies

Most use Instagram for posting pictures of leisure, but the truth is, Instagram is bigger…

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Gap: Pay Disparities Between Male and Female Employees Eliminated

Retail brand also leads industry with a high percentage of women in leadership positions

Going against the grain of women earning less than men, Gap says all their employees…

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Study: For-Profit College Degree Has Little to No Value in Job Market

For-profit college students and peers with no college experience have same chance at employment

A new study shows that for-profit college graduates have little to no employment advantage over…

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Job Applications: Criminal Record Question Could Be Banned

Report: "Ban the Box" movement growing in momentum and impacting hiring

Striking out the ‘have you been convicted’ questions could give ex-convicts a fair shake at…

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Poll: Consumers Losing Sleep over Money and Working at Miserable Jobs

What are you losing sleep over?

If you can’t sleep because you’re underpaid and hate your job, join the club.

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Careers in Demand: Two Young CPAs Who Started Early Share Advice

An overview of career options in personal finance

Robyn Fuller and Ashley Johnson began their journey toward becoming certified public accountants while still…

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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How to Build a Proactive Workforce

Study: Satisfied employees will aggressively help your business grow and succeed

Check out these tips on how to nurture a productive workforce at your business.

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Black Women Earn 64 Cents To Every Dollar Earned By White Men

Black women pale in comparison to non-Hispanic white men

Gender pay inequality is still high within the Black women community, as a recent study…

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President Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination, No Religious Exemption

In many workplaces simply being LGBT is still a fireable offense

There are 29 states that have no laws to protect gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees…

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The 15 Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs In America

Some of these jobs don't require a high school degree

You would be surprised to find out that these 15 opportunities are actually six-figure jobs.

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Telmex Billionaire Carlos Slim Calls For Three-Day Workweek

World's second-richest man believes in a radical overhaul of how we work

Telmex CEO Carlos Slim, better known as the world’s second-richest man, recently told an audience…

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10 Worst States For African Americans Without Jobs

Southern states dominate list

Take a look at the worst states, in terms of jobless benefits and other factors,…

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10 Best Cities For Millennials To Work And Play

Dallas, Los Angeles, and Boston top list in terms of jobs, cultural experiences

Dallas, Los Angeles and Boston have been rated the top three cities for Millennials by…

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Report: Female White House Staffers Receive Smaller Raises, Fewer Promotions

More men hold higher-paying, senior jobs on Capitol Hill

Emerging numbers from White House on salaries paint negative portrait of pay equality.

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth

Latest observation shows positive impact from pay increase

A recent observation conducted by Goldman Sachs proves that an increase in minimum wage can…

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The Sports Résumé: Developing the Perfect Job Description

Knowing how to describe your previous duties can make or break your opportunity

Learn how to separate your candidacy from the competition by composing winning job descriptions on…

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Study: Women Are More Optimistic About Economy Than Men

Female entrepreneurs also use social media more to connect with customers

In a study done by American Express, women are more likely to be optimistic about…

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Jobs Report: 288,000 Jobs Added In June

Jobless rate drops, but what does this mean for unemployed African Americans?

Are the unemployment numbers indicative of an economic recovery for all?

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Small Business Employment Continues Improvement

Firms add 20,000 jobs in June

Small businesses added 20,000 jobs added for the month of June, according Intuit Inc. Small…

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Study: Effects of Race and College Completion on Employment

Black male college grad has same chances of getting job as white high school grad

A new study done by Young Invincibles shows the effects that race and education have…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Travel Lover

If you like employment that includes jet-setting, this is for you

If you love adventure and never staying in one spot for a long time, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Fashion Crazed

If you have a knack for style and flair, these options are for you

Love shopping or all that is fashion? These cool jobs are right up your alley.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

For Boomers who want more than the sedentary, here are a few interesting options

If your over age 55 and looking for a cool job that’s beyond the sedentary,…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Social Media Fanatics

These options are perfect for the Web savvy

If you love being on the Web and have a knack for social media, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Extroverts

Check out these top options for employment

If you’re an extrovert, these are the perfect fit for you.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs Perfect for Introverts

If you're more inclined to work 'inward,' these options are worth exploring

If you’re an introvert, these cool jobs are perfect for you.

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Analysis: As Baby Boomers See Job Gains, Millennials See Stagnation

Senior and young professionals face opposing challenges in the market

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI) released employment analysis of two key groups: millennials…

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Survey: Top 10 Cities for Worker Satisfaction

Austin, Atlanta, and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings

Huntsville, Atlanta and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings among employees, according…

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Research: Jobs in Residential Building Sector Projected to Grow

Though construction employment still lagging, some specific sectors are improving

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) research shows jobs in the residential sector are…

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Job Hopper? Employers More Accepting, Survey Says

Research finds constant transition from role to role not totally shunned

A recent CareerBuilder survey has found that job-hopping might not be deemed as taboo as…

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Study Shows Employment Discrimination Against Black College Grads

Unemployment rate for recent black college graduates more than double that of white peers

Study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows black college graduates face unemployment…

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No Luck in Your Job Search? You May Need Professional Help

Four steps to get started in consulting a career coach

If you’ve been out of work, especially long term, it may be time to step…

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$15 Minimum Wage: Seattle Putting Plan in Place for One of Highest Hourly Wages in Nation

Critics say hike not good for economy, unemployment

Seattle mayor has announced plans to implement $15 minimum wage, one of the highest in…

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ADP Reports Private Businesses Created 220,000 Jobs in April

By industry, professional and business services did the most hiring

ADP’s April National Employment Report shows private companies added 220,000 jobs this month, on the…

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Girls and Guns: Booming Market for Female Gun Instructors

Entrepreneur says female advantage: 'Knowing which side women carry purse'

Female gun instructors in high demand reports entrepreneur. “It can be as simple as knowing…

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Survey: Soft Skills Attractive Among Hiring Managers

Having a positive attitude a plus for job candidates

CareerBuilder findings show that though hard skills are still important, many employers see soft skills…

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Reports: Jobless Claims Close to Pre-Recession Levels

Watchers hopeful for full economic rebound

According to reports, jobless claims are now near pre-recession levels.

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STEM Wins: Science & Tech Fields Dominate Best Jobs

CareerCast: Ranking highlights continued importance of science & tech vocations

CareerCast ranks 200 best and worst jobs based on salary, stress, and environment and STEM…

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Survey: Employers To Increase Hiring of Class of 2014 College Grads

Skills in business, engineering, and computer sciences in top demand

Recent survey finds that companies plan to hire more graduates from Class of 2014 than…

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World’s Worst Job: Long Hours, Tough Duties….Oh, and No Pay

'Gotcha' ad sheds light on 'skills gap vs unrealistic requirements' debate

A recent clever ad campaign nods at unrealistic job duties and the question of whether…

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#FamousLies: 3 Career Fibs That Could Ruin Your Future

Understand the myths and lies in order to avoid professional flops

These work-related myths and lies could make or break your career.

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Report: U.S. Hiring to Stay on a Steady Course

Hiring in manufacturing expected to outpace national average

Manufacturing, IT, financial services, professional and business services and healthcare among industries projected to lead…

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Africa-America Institute Hosting STEM-Focused Talent Summit

Panels and one-on-one conversations to be highlights of event

The AAI will host Second Annual Talent Summit, an event for mid-career professionals seeking employment…

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Top 4 Challenges Contributing to Skills Gap in Job Market

Issues with education and increased job duties are cited

Recent research reveals top four challenges behind the skills gap in today’s job market.

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Top 10 Jobs With High Temp Hiring Growth

Highest median hourly wage for these jobs at more than $26

Viable options exists for unemployed professionals to get their foot in the door via temp…

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