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  • Enthusiasm, flexibility key for older workers entering job market

    Many baby boomers, poised to live healthier and longer than their predecessors, are putting off retirement. But while the job market can be tough to crack regardless of age, older applicants face extra challenges, ranging from unintentional age...
  • Amid a robust February jobs report, concern over stagnant wages

    Amid a robust February jobs report, concern over stagnant wages
    The economy showed surprising strength last month in the face of a ports slowdown on the West Coast, severe winter weather in the Northeast and a rising dollar overseas. Employers added a robust 295,000 net new jobs in February, and the unemployment...
  • Job growth in California soars

    Job growth in California soars
    California added 150,000 more jobs last year than previously believed, signaling that economic growth in the state far outpaced the rest of the nation. The new numbers, released Friday by the state, show California added a total of 471,200 jobs in...
  • U.S. adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.

    U.S. adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.
    U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent. But the decline in the...
  • Solid U.S. jobs report; unemployment rate at 5.5%

    Solid U.S. jobs report; unemployment rate at 5.5%
    A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month. U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs, the...
  • February hiring swamps expectations; what will Fed do?

    WASHINGTON February marked stronger-than-expected hiring, and both traditional and alternative measures of unemployment reported by the government Friday suggest important improvement. Employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said,...
  • Stocks, bonds drop sharply as strong jobs report raises prospect for a rate hike

    Stocks, bonds drop sharply as strong jobs report raises prospect for a rate hike
    A strong jobs report shook up the financial markets Friday. U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the government said. That was more than economists were expecting and, combined with a drop in the unemployment rate, raised the likelihood of...
  • Ag grads are finding a bumper crop of job opportunities

    MINNEAPOLIS Adam Donkers and many of his friends at the University of Minnesota don't need to worry about jobs after graduating. They're majoring in agricultural sciences or agricultural business, and large and small companies are eager to hire them....
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump to nine-month high

    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump to nine-month high
    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a nine-month high last week, an indication that severe winter weather could be putting a temporary freeze on the labor market's recovery. About 320,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high
    The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring. Weekly applications rose 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the...
  • Sentinel to host career fair at Holiday Inn and Suites on March 10

     Sentinel to host career fair at Holiday Inn and Suites on March 10
    The Orlando Sentinel will host a career fair at Holiday Inn and Suites near Universal Studios on March 10. Job applicants can meet recruiters from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The deadline for companies to register for a booth is March 4. Catalyst Career Group...