The Inside Job


September 2009


New Study Reveals Secrets to Finding a Job

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Most career advice is highly subjective, offered by experts rather than researchers. A new study, however, suggests that there are methods and activities that can maximize your chances of success.

Researchers at the University of Missouri studied the efforts of 327 job seekers, ages 20 to 40, and ...

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Many Employers May Rehire Workers They Laid Off

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With 14.9 million Americans out of work and looking for jobs in August, economists are less than optimistic about the prospects of getting the unemployment rate back to pre-recessionary levels in a reasonable amount of time. But some workers may be able to find a home back where they last worked,

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The Good and Bad News About Job Openings

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Just when all were hoping for an end to any downward-trending data—the Labor Department reports that the number of job openings in July fell by 121,000 to 2.4 million, the lowest since the series began to be recorded in 2000. That was also half of the number of job openings at peak, two years ago.

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A Quiet Factor in the Unemployment Rate

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Last month, 19 of the nation's metro areas had unemployment rates that reached 15 percent or higher. The national average was 9.4 percent. Of those 19 areas, 8 were in California and 5 were in Michigan. Cities with the highest unemployment rates were El Centro, Calif., at 30.2 percent, and Yuma,

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