Want A Job? Try Texas Or North Dakota

Want A Job? Try Texas Or North Dakota

While some parts of the country continue to struggle, Texas has added over 500,000 jobs during the last five years, making it the overall leader in job growth, according to an analysis of statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. North Dakota, which added about 41,000 jobs over the same period, takes the crown for percentage growth: non-farm employment is up nearly 12% there. [More]

Con Man Victimizes Jobless Guy With Mystery Shopper Offer

Con Man Victimizes Jobless Guy With Mystery Shopper Offer

You should always look at work-from-home and mystery shopper offers with heavy skepticism. Take it from a man who fell victim to a scam involving the latter that robbed him of $4,000. [More]

Whistle-Blowing Nuclear Plant Manager Sues Over Firing, Claiming Retaliation

Whistle-Blowing Nuclear Plant Manager Sues Over Firing, Claiming Retaliation

A former manager at a nuclear power generating facility in California says he was fired because he brought up safety concerns regarding labor issues at the plant. Now he’s suing, claiming emotional distress and retaliation. [More]

Fewer Than 5 Percent Of New Jobs Went To Women

Fewer Than 5 Percent Of New Jobs Went To Women

Not only are women not making as much as men with equal education, but employers are filling hardly any new jobs with females. [More]

Will A Bank Employ Me If I Defaulted On My Mortgage?

Will A Bank Employ Me If I Defaulted On My Mortgage?

S. finds himself in a situation that’s very common in this recession: he’s unemployed, and his house was foreclosed on. The twist to his story is that he’s considering applying for a job at the very bank that his mortgage was from. Does he have a chance? [More]

5 Tips For Looking For A New Job During Work Hours

5 Tips For Looking For A New Job During Work Hours

Looking for a new job in the current climate is difficult enough. And most currently employed job-hunters can’t risk losing have the added onus of worrying about losing that gig if their bosses find out. [More]

Employers Hired 187k Employees In Jan, 47k More Than Expected

Employers Hired 187k Employees In Jan, 47k More Than Expected

Private employers hired 187,000 new employees in January, according to data released today by ADP. This was 47,000 more than economists expected. The number comes in advance of Friday’s Labor Department jobs report. [Marketwatch] [More]

Resume Traps To Avoid When Job-Hunting

Resume Traps To Avoid When Job-Hunting

The best job-hunting advice is to have powerful friends who owe you favors, but the second-best may be to have a resume that doesn’t bury your chances at employment. While an excellent resume may not be able to land you a job, an awful one sure can take you out of the running. [More]

The 10 Retailers That Keep Their Employees Happiest

The 10 Retailers That Keep Their Employees Happiest

Maybe those smiles on Costco employees’ faces aren’t fake. According to an employer satisfaction survey, Costco is the retailer with the happiest employees. [More]

JC Penney's Computer Won't Let It Hire me

JC Penney's Computer Won't Let It Hire me

A reader writes in about her frustrating experiences trying to get hired at a JC Penney salon. She spoke to her prospective boss and got the impression that she would be good to go, but the automated application system keeps throwing her curveballs. [More]

Apply Now For A Seasonal Job

Apply Now For A Seasonal Job

If you’re looking to pick up some extra cash this holiday season, around $10.60 an hour, the time to apply for a seasonal job is now. Stores are already putting out the Christmas Creep so managers are already thinking about staffing. Here’s a few things you can do to make yourself stand out from the competition, which is expected to be fiercer than ever: [More]

Presenting The Top 10 Jobs — Collect 'Em All

In compiling this list of the 100 most satisfying jobs, CNN Money curiously left off my daytime profession of print journalism. [More]

Make Cash As A Lab Rat

Make Cash As A Lab Rat

A guy who worked full time for three years just by signing up to be a human test subject for paid clinical research studies tells you how you can make good money doing it. [More]

Unexpected Work Transfer And An Upside-Down Mortgage Create Sticky Financial Situation

Unexpected Work Transfer And An Upside-Down Mortgage Create Sticky Financial Situation

In a secure profession that very rarely requires people to relocate, John made what seemed like a pretty solid financial decision. He and his wife bought a house. He tells Consumerist that this seemed like a great idea until his employer transferred him (involuntarily) across the country. He left behind his wife, who works in the same field but was not transferred, and the house, on which he is upside down. This has left the couple in a nasty financial situation they never anticipated. He wonders: can the Consumerist hive mind offer him any wisdom? [More]

Twenty Cities That Are Doing Better Than The Rest Of The Country

Twenty Cities That Are Doing Better Than The Rest Of The Country

The Daily Beast has come up with a list slideshow of 20 “recession-proof” cities across the U.S. The 20 that made the list each showed growth since 2007 in three categories: overall employment, per capita personal income, and metropolitan area gross domestic product (GDP). [More]

Summer's Eve To Ladies: If You Want A Raise, You'd Better Wash Your Hoo Hoo

Summer's Eve To Ladies: If You Want A Raise, You'd Better Wash Your Hoo Hoo

Maybe you thought bizarre “fix your naughty bits!” ads for feminine hygiene only appeared back in your grandparents’ era, but no. This Summer’s Eve ad from Women’s Day magazine says that if you want a raise, one of the first things you can do is shower with “Summer’s Eve Feminine Wash,” although it might also be a good idea to bring some “cleansing cloths” with you “for a quick freshness pick-me-up” right before you ask the boss for more money. That’s all in tip #1; tip #7 says “Don’t let the conversation stray or get personal.” [More]

Job Search Credit Check Scammers Still Roaming The Internet

Job Search Credit Check Scammers Still Roaming The Internet

Molly writes that her brother has been looking for employment for a long time, and finally received a tentative job offer for a job in a warehouse. It’s underemployment, but it’s employment, right? The problem is that the agency doing the hiring seems kind of shady to Molly. They want to verify that her brother is a U.S. citizen by having him use a “free” credit score service, and e-mailing them the score. Molly’s right: it’s a scam. [More]

Things To Do Before You Hit The Proverbial JetBlue Escape Slide

Things To Do Before You Hit The Proverbial JetBlue Escape Slide

The reason the stories of the JetBlue flight attendant who quit by sliding out of the plane and the hoax about the girl who quit her job with an email picture blast were so popular is they acted out job-ditching fantasied we all share. [More]