The Wall Street Journal today reports the U.S. job market may bounce back quicker than in past recessions. That's because, unlike the 1990-91 and 2001 downturns, a big chunk of job losses have come from the service-related industries that now lead U.S. employment.
Some minimum wage workers will get a pay bump next week. The federal minimum wage increases July 24 to $7.25. The wage hike marks the final increase in a three-step boost Congress enacted two years ago. This raise will affect 29 states where minimum wages is currently set below $7.25.
If you recently lost your job and are in search of a new one, you might be inclined to turn to head hunters or staffing agencies for help. But before spending money to make money, you would be wise to check out a local resource here in Chicago: the YWCA.
Military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary hosts a free hiring event for job seekers with military backgrounds Thursday, April 2. The job fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.
When applying to jobs, there are many hurdles to overcome: the ever-expanding applicant pool, the unwieldiness of online application systems, the increasing cursoriness of a hiring manager's cursory glance.
If you're not enjoying your current job, you've recently lost your job or you're worried about future job security--you might feel it's time to change careers. But are these good reasons to find a new occupation? And if they are, how should you go about making the change?