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Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career

Salt Lake City is where to head

(Newser) - It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...

Jobs Report Suggests We're on the Road to Recovery

Employers added 678K new jobs, topping expectations

(Newser) - The monthly jobs figures are out for February, and they signal a return to "something resembling normal," reports the New York Times . A drop in coronavirus cases coincided with strong hiring and increased consumer spending. More:
  • Jobs: Employers added 678,000 jobs in February, topping economists' forecasts for
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In Return to Jobs, a Huge Gender Gap

BLS stats show 1M-plus men went back to job market in Jan. amid pandemic; only 39K women did

(Newser) - The pandemic struck a huge blow to the American workforce, but January's jobs report brought some hopeful news, with employers adding 467,000 jobs last month. But the news appears to be better for men than for women, per Axios , which cites a "jaw-dropping" gender disparity in labor...

Another 4.3M Quit Their Jobs, a Near-Record High

It's a sign of the strong market for workers

(Newser) - US employers stepped up their search for workers in December despite the looming impact of the omicron wave of coronavirus infections. The number of posted jobs rose 1.4% to 10.9 million on the last day of December, compared with the previous month, the Labor Department said Tuesday, per...

Looking for a Job? Check Out These Cities

Columbia, Md., tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - New year, new career—or at least a gig that's better than the one you've got? If a more satisfying or better-paying job is on your list of 2022 goals, some cities may be better bets than others, according to WalletHub . The site looked at more than 180...

Record Number of Americans Quit Their Jobs in November

Labor Department puts the figure at 4.5M

(Newser) - A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, a sign of confidence and more evidence that the job market is bouncing back strongly from last year's coronavirus recession. Nick Bunker, research director at the Indeed Hiring Lab, noted that quits were high in the low-wage...

Jobless Claims in US Plummet to Lowest Level in 52 Years

Number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits drops to 199K, the lowest since 1969

(Newser) - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the US job market is rebounding rapidly from last year's coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 71,000 to 199,000, the lowest since mid-November...

With Newfound Clout, Workers Quit Jobs in Record Numbers

Dissatisfied employees can have their pick of opportunities, experts say

(Newser) - The pendulum has swung toward the labor force, and US workers are taking advantage of it. With their pick of employment opportunities these days, more Americans than ever—4.4 million—left their jobs in September, CNN reports. That could become the norm. "Labor now has the initiative, and...

Simpsons Fans, This Is the Job for You

Casino company will pay someone almost $7K to binge-watch the series

(Newser) - The Simpsons correctly predicted the election of President Donald Trump back in 2000 . You might say it was luck—except that the show has predicted other real-life events, including Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox holdings and Richard Branson's trip into space . That's to say nothing of...

A Swing and a Miss for September's Jobs Report

Just 194K jobs were added last month

(Newser) - US employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip on the economy, with many companies struggling to fill millions of open jobs. Friday's report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate fell...

Ford to Make Its Most 'Dramatic' Investment Ever

Automaker to build assembly plant, 3 factories for EV batteries in South, with hopes of 10.8K jobs

(Newser) - Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025—a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker's future manufacturing footprint toward the South....

These Are the Jobs Your Partner Wishes You Had

Zippia lists most, least attractive jobs for a partner from the perspective of men and women

(Newser) - Working in health care probably doesn't feel all that sexy during a pandemic. But it does look that way in a new survey. Zippia asked 1,000 workers about what common jobs they thought were most attractive for a romantic partner out of a list of 250, and the...

Job Numbers Are Strong, but There's an Asterisk

Numbers may not reflect fast-moving impact of delta variant

(Newser) - The new monthly jobs report is out, and the numbers are stronger than expected for July. But the delta variant is throwing a wrench into assessments. Details:
  • Employers added 943,000 jobs for the month, ahead of consensus estimates of 845,000, reports CNBC .
  • The unemployment rate dropped more than
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Now Hiring: Director of Taco Relations
Know Your Tacos?
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Know Your Tacos? A $100K Job Awaits

McCormick is seeking a director of taco relations for a 4-month gig

(Newser) - "Taco fanatics," listen up. McCormick has a six-figure job for you, and you don't need any experience other than "a deep love of tacos." Adweek reports that the spice and condiment company has put out a call for "director of taco relations," a...

New Jobs Numbers Better Than Expected

Employers added 850K jobs, while the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.9%

(Newser) - The new monthly jobs numbers are in, and they are stronger than expected. "Robust" is the word used by the AP . Highlights:
  • Jobs: Employers added 850,000 jobs in June, up from 583,000 in May. Most analysts had expected a gain of about 700,000 jobs, reports CNBC
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New Pandemic Buzz Phrase: the 'Great Resignation'
Resignations Are Up, and
a 'Massive Shift' Is Expected
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Resignations Are Up, and a 'Massive Shift' Is Expected

More people than usual are quitting their jobs as a result of the pandemic

(Newser) - The seismic shift caused by the pandemic in regard to the American workforce is only now beginning to be fully understood, and a succinct new phrase might help sum things up: "the great resignation." Referring to the idea that lots of people have been, or will be, quitting...

If Markets End Losing Streak, This Report Is Why

Weekly jobless claims fall to a pandemic low

(Newser) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 444,000, a new pandemic low and a sign that the job market keeps strengthening as consumers spend freely again, viral infections drop, and business restrictions ease, per the AP . Major US stock indexes rose after the report came...

Here Are the Best, Worst US Cities to Start Your Career

Salt Lake City comes in at No. 1 in WalletHub ranking, while Newark, NJ, falls last

(Newser) - With the pandemic starting to slowly ease and businesses reopening, recent college grads or those about to graduate may find a better job market than the one that existed at this time last year. How well they'll do in their career of choice could depend on where they're...

Finances of 2 Groups Hit Hardest During Pandemic

Women, people of color more likely to report being worse off

(Newser) - Women and people of color are significantly more likely than white men to say they're worse off financially now than they were before the pandemic, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll . Of the 1,007 people surveyed by phone between April 18-21, 22% said they were worse...

Wall Street Journal Ranks Cities on Jobs

Salt Lake City is No. 1

(Newser) - After a year in which the pandemic upended the economy, which cities rank as the strongest on jobs? The Wall Street Journal crunched factors including the unemployment rate, weekly wages, labor force participation, and change in the size of the workforce in its new analysis. In its view, the "...

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