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Jobless Benefits Undecided By the Senate

Jobless benefits expired for more than 1.3 million Americans on December 28, 2013. Since that date the total number of long-term unemployed Americans has increased to 1.4 million. The issue was raised today in the U.S. Senate however Republicans and Democrats could not reach an agreement on the best course of action for determining long-term jobless benefits. According to Senator …

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Pixar Layoffs Affect Nearly Five Percent Due to “The Good Dinosaur” Delay

Walt Disney Studio’s subunit, Pixar Animation Studios, has laid-off nearly five percent of its workforce due to delays of an impending film, “The Good Dinosaur.” Approximately 60 out of 1,200 workers at the Emeryville, Calif., location was cut from the project. In August, the original director, Bob Peterson, was removed from the film. Then a month later, the movie’s release …

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Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center in Connecticut

It seems like Amazon is announcing a new fulfillment center every other week now. Far be it from me to criticize the online retailer though as the new warehouses create jobs and serve customers more quickly. Now prospective workers and Amazon customers alike can look forward to a new fulfillment center in Connecticut. Amazon announced today that it intends to …

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Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center In Wisconsin

It almost seems like Amazon wants to open at least one fulfillment center in every single state across the U.S. If it’s successful, the online retailer may very well be able to reach its goal of providing services like same day delivery and online grocery shopping to every U.S. citizen. It’s still a long ways off, but the state of …

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LinkedIn Makes It Easier For Employers To Recruit Job Candidates Using Mobile Devices

LinkedIn has launched a couple of new products aimed at making it easier for employers to recruit new job candidates, specifically while on the go. They’ve expanded a couple of important recruiting tools to include mobile support, which should be pretty valuable for those seeking new hires. Work With Us and LinkedIn Recruiter are now available via mobile devices. Work …

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Amazon To Hire 70,000 Seasonal Employees

It’s now officially the holiday shopping season, and retailers are preparing themselves for the onslaught of shoppers by hiring on seasonal employees. Those looking for that kind of work will have plenty of options this holiday season, but one online retailer wants those seeking employment to come to them. Amazon announced this morning that it’s now beginning its holiday hiring …

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U.S. Employment to Hit Pre-Recession Levels in Many States

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor released figures showing that around 169,000 jobs had been added in the U.S. in August. Though employment numbers have been rising slowly now for months, unemployment across the U.S. remains at just above 7%. New research has now shown that while many states are beginning to recover from the so-called “great recession,” …

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Since Layoffs, StumbleUpon Has Been Actively Hiring, Adding Engineers

It wasn’t exactly a great start to the new year for StumbleUpon back in January, when the company laid off 30% of its staff, but that was a long time ago in Internet time, and the company has since been hiring, including some new execs and engineers. StumbleUpon’s Mike Mayzel told WebProNews back when the cuts were made that the …

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‘Jobs’ Had a Pretty Terrible Opening Weekend

While I’m sure that most of you spent your weekends texting friends on your iPhones, playing games on your iPads, and jamming with your iPods – there wasn’t a whole lot of you who went to see the movie about the man responsible for those inVentions. Jobs, the Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic, had a very disappointing opening weekend at …

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You’re Probably Not Prepared to Interview At Google or Facebook

If you’re looking to work for Google, Microsoft, or Facebook – be prepared for a fairly grueling interview process. That’s the takeaway from a new study from Glassdoor. The workplace tracking company looked at average interview ratings of some top companies (a metric that Glassdoor already measures) and found that among the major tech companies, it’s hardest to interview at …

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New ‘Jobs’ Trailer Shows More Kutcher

Apple fans and movie fans alike were skeptical of the new Steve Jobs biopic when Ashton Kutcher was announced to be playing the title role in Jobs. Since that time, pictures from the set have reassured everyone that Kutcher can be made up to look like Jobs’ doppelganger. The

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LinkedIn Mobile Gets Job Application Functionality

LinkedIn announced on Monday that it has added mobile job application functionality across its iOS and Android apps, as well as its mobile site. Those members seeking jobs will start seeing a new “Apply” button if the company they’re applying for collects applications with LinkedIn Recruiter. If the job poster collects applications through an ATS system, job candidates will see …

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