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Need Help Finding a Job? The Fed Understands

December 24, 2012

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Tweet The Federal Reserve Board in mid-December took a step to help spur the economy and create more jobs: It agreed to keep a key short-term interest rate near zero until the country’s unemployment rate falls to 6.5 percent or lower. What does this mean for you if you need help finding a job? Plenty, […]

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Four In-Demand Careers and the Personality You Need for Each

December 21, 2012

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Tweet We all know that even with the national unemployment rate falling to 7.7 percent, it’s still no easy task to find a job today. But there are four careers that remain in demand today, even amid the struggling economy. Interested in giving your career search a jumpstart? Consider these careers. Just make sure that […]

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Job Search Strategies Important to Avoid the Six-Month Unemployment Cliff

December 18, 2012

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Tweet Relying on the right job search strategies has always been important. Today, with competition for open jobs so high, it’s especially important for those on a career search to tap the power of social media sites, network with business associates, and craft the best resumes and cover letters possible. But a recent story in […]

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Some Job Stats are Frightening: Millions Stand to Lose Unemployment Benefits

December 14, 2012

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Tweet Some job stats are simply more frightening than others. And one of the scariest? About 2.1 million U.S. residents who receive unemployment insurance might lose their benefits at the end of this year. You can blame this on the seemingly unending Congressional negotiations over the impending “fiscal cliff.” If legislators can’t agree on a […]

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A Closer Look at Job Stats: Shooting for 6.5% Unemployment

December 13, 2012

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Tweet The national unemployment rate is one of the most closely watched job stats in the United States, and with good reason. It is a direct measure of how successful U.S. residents have been in their efforts to find a job. We can all agree that the national unemployment rate of 7.9% is too high; […]

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Still not Enough Positive Unemployment Stats

December 10, 2012

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Tweet The country received some good unemployment stats last week when the number of people seeking unemployment assistance fell. But even with this positive bit of news, the fact remains that the employment situation in the United States is still a challenging one. And that means that anyone hoping to find work in today’s hiring […]

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Unemployment Stats not Falling Fast Enough for All Job Seekers

December 5, 2012

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Tweet The nation’s unemployment stats have become more positive. The unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent, an improvement from the days when the rate hovered near 10 percent. But not all groups of job seekers are seeing the same employment gains. African-Americans in particular are seeing distressingly high unemployment stats, according to a recent […]

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