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FedEx will be adding 50,000 seasonal jobs

Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, they plan to hire more than 50,000 extra workers.

Balancing act: Study: Cutting work-family conflict helps workers, companies

According to a new study by University of Minnesota sociologists, companies that help employees ease work-family conflict will have happier and healthier workers. It's nice to have a study back up... Read more »

May 13, 2014

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Utah ranks 13th in best states to do business survey

Utah did fairly well in this survey by Chief Executive magazine focusing on best states in which to do business. Read more »

May 13, 2014


Obama taps tech world for cash amid privacy debate

They come from different worlds — the buttoned-down political culture of Washington and the entrepreneurial, socks-optional, let's-do-this-faster ethos of Silicon Valley. Read more »

May 8, 2014

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Applicants, bosses both blamed as jobs go unfilled

Many potential employees don't follow directions on job postings, are no-shows at interviews and sometimes accept a job only to say at the last minute, they're going to work for somebody else. Read more »

May 7, 2014


Law students push to license dead Chinese attorney

In a decision still studied in law schools as a 19th century lesson in bigotry, the California Supreme Court in 1890 denied Hong Yeng Chang's application to practice law solely because he was Chinese. Read more »

May 5, 2014


Why the U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis' advance estimate of the U.S. economy showed the country's economy grew, but only by a little. Read more »

April 30, 2014


Is big data more like Big Brother?

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What is big data? And why is it something that people are worrying about? Read more »

April 29, 2014

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Balancing act: Company offers 4 tips for managing telecommuters

Some job tasks are definitely harder to do from home than in the office. And some teams may be harder to manage when people are working remotely. To help combat the latter problem, Robert Half... Read more »

April 29, 2014

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Maybe you shouldn't look for your dream job

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Dream jobs seem like the right thing to shoot for. But are those occupations really all that dreamy? Read more »

April 26, 2014


Why small businesses want a higher minimum wage

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Small businesses want a higher minimum wage, even though they may be getting more loans. Read more »

April 22, 2014


Salt Lake City's inversion problem could mean bad news for business

In recent years, Salt Lake City has attracted positive attention for having an environment conducive to start-up businesses and career growth. But that could change if the city can’t keep... Read more »

April 19, 2014


Balancing act: French ban on after-hours email raises work-life questions

Americans have been known to scoff at what we see as a lack of work ethic among Europeans. However, a recent change in French work regulations has me thinking that they might have a good idea when... Read more »

April 15, 2014


Do we work too much, or too little?

How much work is too much work? France and Sweden have some interesting answers. Read more »

April 11, 2014


Obama plans to fight the gender pay gap, but will it work?

The gender pay gap is back in the news, and this time it is President Barack Obama who put it there. Read more »

April 8, 2014


Balancing act: Avoid nasty surprises of new job by preparing before interview

Have you ever been surprised by an unexpected duty shortly after starting a new job? In a new survey, 41 percent of respondents said a role they had accepted at a company was different than what... Read more »

April 8, 2014


Why the 1 percent don't feel rich

While it may seem easy to be 1 percenter, it's actually not the life of the rich and famous you'd think. Read more »

April 6, 2014


Wealth inequality is quickly growing

A recent Slate article looked at wealth inequality and how fast it might actually be growing in the United States. Read more »

April 3, 2014


Women may be the key to box office success

A new study has shown that movies featuring women in starring roles do better at the box office. Read more »

April 3, 2014


Chill pill: Why America is so stressed out

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Americans are overworked, anxious and stressed. But is this a product of more than just working toward society's ideals? Or is it something scientific? Read more »

April 2, 2014


Marriage may be costly, but it's leading to happiness

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The price of marriage in America is certainly changing. But it may be the key to happiness. Read more »

April 1, 2014


On The Money: How new graduates can take on the job market

Recent college graduates entering the job market can face a variety of challenges, especially with a recovering economy. Read more »

March 24, 2014


On The Money: With changing seasons come seasonal jobs

As winter slowly gives way to spring, a fresh avenue of employment will bloom once again — seasonal work. Read more »

March 17, 2014


Teens struggle to squeeze into the job market

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Who are struggling significantly to find jobs? Teenagers, and it's not because they're lazy. A new report suggests its because they're being under-utilized. Read more »

March 14, 2014


Small companies pound pavement to get big deals

When a small business can boast having big clients like Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble, their peers often want to know how they did it. Read more »

March 12, 2014


For women, lower grades might mean more money

Settling for less when it comes to GPA could be financially beneficial for women, The Washington Post’s Cathrine Rampell argues. Read more »

March 11, 2014


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