Employment News

There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there on jobs and careers in a range of industries. So to make things a little easier for you, we’ve compiled some of The Washington Post’s latest news and advice.

General Industry

Business events scheduled for the coming month

FRIDAY, Aug. 1

After much movement, stocks end where they began

Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened.

U.S. unemployment aid applications drop

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.

How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week, a sign that the economy is building strength.

Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006

Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006.


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