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How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage

How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage

Why the country's unemployment continues to be high and how new business startups could be the answer.
What Will Get Americans Working Again?

What Will Get Americans Working Again?

The entrepreneurial spirit of the American worker continues to erode, and the policy response is just plain wrong.
Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

U.S. entrepreneurial activity has declined for the last three years, but the percentage of entrepreneurs who are launching businesses out of necessity has also fallen, according to a study.
How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office

How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office

When an email for a recruitment meeting was accidentally sent to every registered job seeker in the city of Stockholm, chaos ensued.
Actually, Mr. President, That Art History Degree Is Pretty Helpful

Actually, Mr. President, That Art History Degree Is Pretty Helpful

By discounting the value of a four-year degree, President Obama misses a path to success clearly laid out in economic data.
CBO Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Lead to Job Cuts

CBO Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Lead to Job Cuts

A hike in the minimum wage could lead to as many as half a million job cuts, according to the nonpartisan analysis.
Looking Back at Davos: How Entrepreneurs Can Help With This Dire Problem

Looking Back at Davos: How Entrepreneurs Can Help With This Dire Problem

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, global leaders discussed solutions for a must-solve problem. Here is how entrepreneurs can lend a helping hand.
Employment Trend for 2014: Miserable Millennials

Employment Trend for 2014: Miserable Millennials

Unemployed and living with their parents, Millennials can't get no satisfaction.
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years.
Jobless and Searching for Meaning, Millennials Flock to Mom and Dad's House

Jobless and Searching for Meaning, Millennials Flock to Mom and Dad's House

Paid less, unemployed more and less likely to be satisfied at work, one in four millennials has had to move back in with their parents at some point.
Latest Employment Report Shows College Still Counts

Latest Employment Report Shows College Still Counts

There's always attention on billionaires like Bill Gates who dropped out of college and made it big. But, as the monthly employment report shows, those who graduate face a much better job market.
How the Right School Can Help You Thrive in a Lousy Job Market (Infographic)

How the Right School Can Help You Thrive in a Lousy Job Market (Infographic)

The current job market for recent graduates is grim. Get a leg up on the competition with tips from this infographic on choosing a school that will make you an all-star job applicant.
U.S. Labor Participation Rate at Lowest Level Since the 1970s

U.S. Labor Participation Rate at Lowest Level Since the 1970s

In a troubling sign for the U.S. economy, fewer Americans are working and more are giving up even trying.
Can Consumers Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.?

Can Consumers Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.?

The Million American Jobs Project suggests that if consumers simply bought five percent more American-made products, a million new jobs would be created.
The Dark Truth About the Falling Unemployment Rate

The Dark Truth About the Falling Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate is dropping not because more people are finding work, but because more people have stopped looking for work.
Small Businesses Fuel Private Sector Hiring in July

Small Businesses Fuel Private Sector Hiring in July

The private sector added 200,000 jobs in July, with small businesses once again accounting for the lion's share of employment, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March

Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March

Economic reports released this week reveal a sharp slowdown in U.S. hiring and labor force participation.
Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth

Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth

Consumer confidence takes a hit from the payroll tax hike, as unemployment holds at nearly the same levels since September.
Small-Business Job Growth Remains Modest

Small-Business Job Growth Remains Modest

The national unemployment rate held at 7.8 percent as 2012 ended with slow job growth.
Online Training Platform Gives Job Seekers a Boost

Online Training Platform Gives Job Seekers a Boost

LearnUp.me turns job seekers into qualified candidates by helping them bone up on in-demand skills.
Time to Hire?... Maybe Not So Fast

Time to Hire?... Maybe Not So Fast

Even as the pace of hiring eases, small businesses continue to haul the job train along. Is your business hiring?
Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street

Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street

Small business owners have long panned practices like bailing out giant companies and paying inordinate sums to Wall Street bankers. But now, they're doing something about it.
Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?

Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?

The Senate spiked President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act. Now the question is: What may be salvaged from the bill that could still help small business?

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