Employment News

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General Industry

How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits tumbled last week and are now at levels consistent with a healthy job market.

US jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels.

Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 311k; averages at pre-recession levels

Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 311k; averages at pre-recession levels.

Workers are still wondering: Where’s my raise?

Average hourly pay was $24.45 in July, only 2 percent higher than it was a year ago.

Job growth picks up in the D.C. area

The unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent in June, but job gains significantly improved.


Stay ahead of the latest developments in the technology industry with news and articles

Fields of green: Environmental Concerns Opening Up New Career Opportunities

New technology is evolving at breakneck speed creating new careers.

Software development: Washington D.C. is fertile ground for innovations

For those career seekers with software development backgrounds, Washington D.C. is a great place for innovations in this sector

American Institutes for Research: Improving Educational Outcomes with Online Testing Innovations

If you have strong technical skills AIR might be the company for you.


Discover what health care professionals need to know to stay ahead of latest developments.

Healthcare job trends

Healthcare Job Trends Are Shifting to Meet Consumer Demand

School Nurses: Tips For Getting a Nursing Job

Two Different and Challenging Worlds: Nursing and Education

Problem solver: Social worker’s one-on-one approach works wonders

Meet Licensed Clinical Social Worker Pamela Bell