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Report: Fantasy football season costs employers billions of dollars

Report: Fantasy football season costs employers billions of dollars

CHICAGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) --According to a report from outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, fantasy football season costs employers as much as $13 billion.
Evan Bleier
The Issue: Finding a job tough for both young and old

The Issue: Finding a job tough for both young and old

The Federal Reserve may be saying encouraging things about the economy, the stock market may be setting records and employers say they're planning on hiring new college grads and summer workers, but millions of Americans have been out of work for at least six months and their prospects of finding new jobs don't seem to be getting any brighter.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Consumers say 'Show me the bargains'

Consumers say 'Show me the bargains'

CHICAGO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers say the deals had better be good if retailers want them to spend their money this weekend.
MICHELLE GROENKE
W.H.: Jobless rate up because more looking for work

W.H.: Jobless rate up because more looking for work

The U.S. unemployment figures have turned Orwellian with an uptick viewed as positive by the administration -- more people looking for work -- and a downtick viewed as negative by the opposition -- fewer people in the jobs market.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Are 12 million new jobs enough? Not hardly.

Are 12 million new jobs enough? Not hardly.

When his campaign is not bashing Obama administration policy, Mitt Romney pledges his administration would create 12 million new jobs, something that resonates with the millions of Americans who are un- or underemployed.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Reframing what it means have balance

Reframing what it means have balance

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Job satisfaction ranks higher than benefits and pay as the reason U.S. workers stay with their current employers, a survey by the American Psychological Association suggests.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Student debt, lack of well-paying jobs delays independence for new grads

Student debt, lack of well-paying jobs delays independence for new grads

CHICAGO, May 20 (UPI) -- The sheepskin may be on the wall, but today's college graduates could have a long way to go before achieving independence from mom and dad.
MARCELLA S. KREITER
Unemployment at 8.1 percent -- If this is recovery, where are the jobs?

Unemployment at 8.1 percent -- If this is recovery, where are the jobs?

No matter how the unemployment figures are spun, a lot of people still are out of work, some 12.3 million.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Job prospects looking up for college grads

Job prospects looking up for college grads

CHICAGO, April 22 (UPI) -- Job prospects are looking up for this year's college graduates, but competition will still be fierce as companies rebuild from recession lows, outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas reports.
MARCELLA S. KREITER
Job hunting? Dos and don'ts to snag a job

Job hunting? Dos and don'ts to snag a job

CHICAGO, April 1 (UPI) -- It's that time of the year when a student's fancy turns to summer -- as in, "What am I going to do to earn a few bucks?"
MARCELLA S. KREITER

Report: April job cuts lowest this year

CHICAGO, May 4 (UPI) -- Employers planned to cut payrolls at a slower pace in April, the lowest level so far this year, a Chicago outplacement firm reported Wednesday.

Monthly job cuts show 2009 as a split year

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Announced U.S. job cuts in December were the lowest since the recession began in December 2007, a private outplacement firm said Wednesday.

Workplace conflicts take a toll on workers

CHICAGO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, fists may be more prevalent than flowers at some offices, researchers who focus on workplace dynamics said Thursday.

Survey: Job seekers' confidence up

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Job seekers are confident about landing a new position despite increased worries of a recession and rising energy prices, a U.S. job consultant reports.

Job-cut report offers optimistic view

CHICAGO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The number of planned job cuts announced by U.S. employers fell 12 percent in October, the second consecutive monthly drop, a consultant's report said Thursday.
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