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  • Resume revolution: computer eyes now reading most resumes

    (For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tribune.com.) DEAR JOYCE: You've previously mentioned the computer software technology known as applicant tracking systems...
  • Retail sales rise more than expected in February

    With the first hint of spring sunshine last month, shoppers began emerging from hibernation, fueling hopes that a particularly bitter winter was to blame for the sour economic signals of recent months. Retail sales rose 0.3% to $427.2 billion in...
  • March Madness will boost office morale, drop productivity, study says

    March Madness will boost office morale, drop productivity, study says
    March Madness is only a few days away, and employers can expect worker productivity to plummet once the annual college basketball tournament kicks off, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. In its latest estimate, the firm said it...
  • Businesses double at youth job fair

     Businesses double at youth job fair
    This year's Teen Job Fair in the Arlington Heights Memorial Library attracted more than double the number of local businesses as last year and also more youths. The weekend event that involved 20 businesses is put on by the Arlington Heights Youth...
  • Legislature's Leaders Champion Retirement-For-All Bill

    The average Social Security retirement check in Connecticut last year was $16,461, according to the Social Security Administration — and for 28 percent of elderly recipients, it's their only income. The Connecticut House and Senate majority leaders...
  • Fed official says weak data caused by weather, should not slow taper

    Fed official says weak data caused by weather, should not slow taper
    Bad weather is largely responsible for some recent weak economic data and should not lead the Federal Reserve to stop reducing a key stimulus program, a top central bank official said Monday. Instead, with economic growth still forecast to pick up...
  • Baltimore-based rug designer has grown to top importer from Nepal

    Baltimore-based rug designer has grown to top importer from Nepal
    Steve Cibor loaded his Ford Explorer with a few samples of Tibetan rugs and drove for days along the East Coast in 1994, trying to persuade retailers to sell the expensive hand-woven pieces. "Nobody bought it — but they gave me ideas," Cibor said....
  • Economy adds 175,000 jobs, jobless rate at 6.7%

    Economy adds 175,000 jobs, jobless rate at 6.7%
    U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus. Employers added 175,...
  • California unemployment rate falls to 8.1% in January despite losses

    California unemployment rate falls to 8.1% in January despite losses
    California appeared to go in the opposite direction of the national economy in January, shedding a net 31,600 jobs that month, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday.  Despite the weak showing in employers' payrolls, the...
  • U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs in February despite harsh weather

    WASHINGTON — Employers churned out more new jobs than expected last month despite snowstorms and bone-chilling weather that kept consumers and workers at home through much of the country. The U.S. economy added a surprisingly robust 175,000 net...
  • California unemployment rate falls to 8.1% despite drop in payrolls

    California unemployment rate falls to 8.1% despite drop in payrolls
    If ever there was a mixed jobs report with conflicting indicators, Friday's was it. The California Employment Development Department reported that state employers shed nearly 32,000 net jobs in January, the first monthly loss since June 2011. Despite...