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It Was Her Dream Dress. Her Dad Found a Way to Buy It

Ricky Smith picks up extra shifts at his 3 jobs to buy 14-year-old Nevaeha a dress for dance

(Newser) - Ricky Smith already works three jobs to support his family, so when his 14-year-old daughter, Nevaeha, came to him with a special request, he wasn't sure he could fulfill it. ABC News reports the Pittsburgh teen had her eye on a two-piece floral dress for her upcoming middle-school dance,... More »

No Experience or Degree? You're Hired

'Wall Street Journal' sees looser hiring standards amid low unemployment

(Newser) - It's a job-seekers' market, apparently. With unemployment low , the Wall Street Journal reports that employers in a wide range of fields around the US are loosening up on job requirements in order to fill positions. For those without a college degree or experience in a particular field, it means... More »

Harvey Weinstein, Paralegal?

That's the disgraced movie producer's new side gig, according to his attorney

(Newser) - It might be tough for Harvey Weinstein to find a job these days, so he's apparently created one for himself, reports Vanity Fair . After a hearing Monday in which he pleaded not guilty to three new sex-crime charges, lawyer Ben Brafman said that the disgraced movie producer was still... More »

Unemployment Rate No Longer Starts With a 3

Ticks up to 4%

(Newser) - The unemployment rate rose to 4% in June, up from the 18-year low of 3.8%. The uptick comes as 213,000 jobs were added, which exceeded analysts' expectation of 195,000, per the Wall Street Journal . It calls that jobs count "another strong reading in a string of... More »

Your Image of Lifeguards Probably Needs to Change

Older Americans are showing up in place of busy teens

(Newser) - The iconic teenage summer job is being nabbed by grandparents. Older adults and retirees are increasingly climbing up the lifeguard chair, with fewer high schoolers and college students seeking jobs, reports the Washington Post , telling the story of a 70-year-old Texas woman who went from making just over $10 an... More »

10 Best, Worst US States for Jobs

Washington ranks No. 1; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - Some good news on the unemployment front Friday, with a 3.8% rate that hasn't been that low since April 2000. But in which states are one's prospects for finding a job best? WalletHub looked at the job market and economic environment in all 50, factoring in criteria... More »

Unemployment Rate Hasn't Been This Low Since April 2000

It's now at 3.8%

(Newser) - May ushered in an 18-year low as far as the unemployment rate goes, with 223,000 jobs added and the jobless rate sinking to 3.8%. That's better than expected: Economists had anticipated a gain of 190,000 jobs and for the unemployment rate to hold at 3.9%.... More »

These Jobs Are Seeing Biggest Pay Hikes

Lawyer, truck driver among the group

(Newser) - Lawyers have enjoyed one of the largest pay increases over the past year. A 4.7% increase as of April brings the median base pay for an attorney to $101,817, according to Glassdoor. But lower-skill positions in high demand are making strides, too, including truck and delivery drivers. The... More »

This Town Will Pay You to Live 45 Minutes From Cincinnati

Labor shortage is a problem for America's small cities, towns, and suburbs

(Newser) - America's 4.1% unemployment rate doesn't exactly bring smiles to the leaders of America's small towns. "Eventually you run out of people to do the work," is how one economist puts it to the Wall Street Journal . And we're nearing that eventuality, following an... More »

Bernie Sanders Will Propose Jobs Guarantee

Senator wants every American to have a job

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is working on a plan that would allow the federal government to guarantee a $15-per-hour job, plus healthcare benefits, to every worker in the US "who wants or needs one," per an early draft of the proposal obtained by the Washington Post . The jobs guarantee would... More »

Best, Worst Entry-Level Jobs

New survey ranks entry-level positions, from engineering to welding

(Newser) - With graduation season approaching, WalletHub crunches numbers on the best and worst entry-level jobs. It's not just about starting salary: The overall score for the 109 professions considered also takes into account factors such as immediate opportunities, projected job growth, job hazards, and median tenure with employers. Details: The ... More »

Google No Longer Where Americans Most Want to Work

It has given up the crown, according to LinkedIn

(Newser) - Google may be on the receiving end of 1.1 million job applications a year, but it's no longer the place "where professionals most want to work across the US." That's according to LinkedIn , which last week published its 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies report. The job... More »

Report: 200K Jobs Added by US Employers in January

And wage growth is at fastest rate in 8 years

(Newser) - US employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years. The pay gains suggest employers are competing more fiercely for workers. Raises stemming from Republican tax cuts and minimum wage increases in 18 states also likely boosted pay.... More »

10 Best Jobs in US

Data scientist takes the top spot

(Newser) - You might think official taste-tester and animal snuggler at Beyoncé's Kitten Cafe and Cupcakery is the best job in America, but according to Glassdoor's new rankings you'd be wrong. The job review site ranked the 50 top jobs in the country based on its own Glassdoor... More »

Looking for a Job? This State May Be Your Best Bet

Arizona claims 4 of the top 10 cities in WalletHub's ranking

(Newser) - Do your resolutions for the new year include sprucing up your resume and getting a real job? Arizona, which claims four of the top 10 spots in WalletHub's ranking of US cities with the best job prospects, might be the place for you. The site looked at 182 cities... More »

The Best Companies to Work for in 2018

According to Glassdoor

(Newser) - Glassdoor has ranked the 100 best large companies and 50 best small and medium companies to work for in 2018 using employee feedback collected between Nov. 1, 2016 and Oct. 22, 2017. Here are the top 10 in each category: More »

Workers in Fastest-Growing Jobs Have Trouble Getting By

Personal care, home health industries expected to add 1.2M jobs by 2026, but pay is low

(Newser) - Those hoping to repair bicycles or fight forest fires will have good luck finding work over the next decade, but home health and personal care aides will fare even better, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ' list of America's fastest-growing jobs . The US is expecting 0.7%... More »

Unemployment Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since 1973

Claims for jobless aid drop by 22K to 222K

(Newser) - The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president, the AP reports. The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, the fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid... More »

8 Jobs That Take Biggest Toll on Marriages

Gaming managers at casinos fare the worst

(Newser) - Some jobs seem to take a greater toll on a marriage than others. Low pay, lousy hours—think nights and weekends—and work environments that involve alcohol are among the usual factors, per 24/7 Wall St . Here are the eight worst jobs for marriage from its analysis, with casino work... More »

7 Numbers That Explain Amazon's Big HQ News

HQ2 is coming ... somewhere

(Newser) - Amazon on Thursday announced plans for HQ2, a second headquarters to be built in North America as "a full equal to our Seattle headquarters," said Jeff Bezos in a statement . The company has invited interested host cities to submit a proposal , with the application saying the final site... More »

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