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How Much Do Companies Pay for Relocation?

It’s safe to say that everyone, at some point, daydreams about packing up a bag and just going somewhere new to start over. As an active job seeker you have the opportunity to do that, and maybe without any cost to you. But is that realistic? Do companies still pay for relocation packages even in the midst of an economic recession? And if so, how much do companies pay for relocation?

When to ask Questions in a Job Interview

How do you make the interviewer feel you’re an expert in the field and already close to the position you’ve applied for? Turn the tables and interview the interviewer, said Liz Ryan, a Human Resources  (HR) expert and author.
Look for openings in the conversation where you can direct questions back to the interviewer and  draw [...]

Where the Jobs Will Be at the Beginning of 2010

Who’s hiring? Or better yet, Where’s Hiring?
Border towns, energy-centric cities, college towns and anywhere near near military bases are the areas that will experience hiring booms as they come out of the recession, said a report by BusinessWeek and Moody’s Economy.com.
Why? Because these are the places that were that were least affected by the dominant [...]

Unemployment Passes Symbolic Milestone: Double Digits

Unemployment passed a grim milestone Friday, climbing past 10 percent for the first time 1983.
The U.S. economy shed another 190,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate reached 10.2 percent, up from 9.8 percent in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are now 15.7 million Americans who are out of work and [...]

ADP Report Shows Job Losses Persist, But Slow in October

The U.S. private sector cut 203,000 jobs in October, the smallest drop in more than a year, according to the ADP National Employment Report (PDF).
“The report signals unemployment will keep climbing even after the economy begins to expand, one reason why Federal Reserve policy makers may pledge to keep interest rates low for a long [...]

Manufacturing Springs to Life, May Lead Recovery

Factories are stirring back to life and could be the main drivers of an economic recovery.
The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index rose to 55.7, from 52.6 in September, the fastest pace in more than three years and the highest level since April 2006, the ISM said in a prepared statement.
The jump in the index [...]

Dell to Close Winston-Salem Plant, Cut 900 Jobs

Computer maker Dell plans to close it’s Winston-Salem plant and lay off 905 employees, the company announced yesterday.
The 750,000-square-foot, four-year-old plant was Dell’s “most modern and efficient plant,” according to the Winston-Salem Journal. But Dell has been saying for years that laptop production can be done more economically overseas and analysts consider the plant’s closure [...]

Technology Jobs Down 3.1% in 2009, But Better Than Most Industries

Technology suffered job losses across all industries last year but fared better than most other fields, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
IT lost 224,000 jobs between June 2008 and June 2009, a 3.7  percent decline, while the overall job market was down 5.1 percent for the same period, said the [...]

Kansas City Metro Area Is Hiring

Between new distribution centers for FedEx SmartPost, The Coleman Co. and a host of others, Kansas City is expected to see an uptick in hiring between now, the fourth quarter and early next year, says the Kansas City Business Journal.
While much of the work is expected to be part time and temporary, there are some [...]

Unemployment Rate Passes 12 Percent in 5 States

It’s not only the big states that have been hit hard by the economy, says recent government data released on Friday. Several smaller states including Rhode Island, Nevada and Oregon are now experiencing what states like California and Michigan have suffered since 2008: high rates of unemployment. Unemployment topped 12 percent in all five states [...]