Would you get a tattoo on your forehead, sell your last name, or advertise a Facebook page on your house for extra cash? These people would.
By Mike Sauter, 24/7 Wall St. Despite many in the United States still feeling the pinch, there’s no denying that the job market is improving. Last week, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to a five-year low of 330,000. The current unemployment rate, five years after the start of the Great Recession, was […]
By Douglas A. McIntyre, 24/7 Wall St. Whatever recovery the jobs market posted in 2012, mass layoffs remained impressively high. Dozens of companies each fired thousands of workers, with failing firms at the top of the list based on total cuts. Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), which is so badly off that investors now question its […]
By: Samuel Weigley, 24/7 Wall St. While the U.S. unemployment rate has improved markedly from the double digits during the recession, it was still stuck at 7.9% as of October. Some regions fare far better than rest of the country, despite the fact that more than 12 million people are still considered unemployed in the U.S. 24/7 […]
By Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance I know that open enrollment is the time to make decisions about my group health coverage, but my employer is also offering to let me buy other kinds of insurance and sign up for other benefits that include some tax breaks. Should I consider these deals? […]
By Trey Thoelcke, Michael Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess and Samuel Weigley, 24/7 Wall St. The gap between rich and poor is well illustrated by the large multi-billion dollar corporations employing thousands of low-wage workers. With the Great Recession over, not only are many of these companies now hitting record profits, but their executive pay […]
By Laura Vanderkam, MoneyWatch Moving to Detroit sounds questionable as a career move — the unemployment rate is in double digits and the city has been in decline for decades. But here’s the thing: You could rent a huge Victorian house — a whole house — in Detroit for a few hundred dollars per month. […]
It’s a job seeker’s best tool, and an employee’s career network. It’s also a hacker’s paradise. If you use LinkedIn, you’ve probably told the site where you work, what you do and who you work with, as noted by CNNMoney. Therein lies the problem. Called “spear phishing,” hackers trick their targets into opening e-mail attachments […]
What’s in a name? That which we call a potential raise. In the first study of its kind, researchers have analyzed the impact of names on decision-making and the formation of feelings. The results reveal people with easy-to-pronounce names are more likely to be favored for a promotion at the office, Live Science reports. “The […]
Some of The Forbes 400 have Ph.D.s; far more never finished college.