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U.S. labor figures could spell slowdown

CHICAGO, April 6 (UPI) -- Friday's U.S. Labor Department report showing a robust U.S. labor market could point to a sharp slowdown, an outplacement consulting firm said Friday.

Housing-related job cuts nears 2006 figure

CHICAGO, April 4 (UPI) -- The troubled U.S. housing market has led to nearly the same job-cut number so far this year as in all of 2006, an outplacement consulting firm said Wednesday.

Tax breaks for U.S. workers in school

CHICAGO, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. workers enrolled in higher education can take advantage of tax laws that revive a tuition deduction, an outplacement consulting firm said Thursday.

Firm: U.S. college grad job market tight

CHICAGO, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. college graduates will likely have a harder time finding work in the weak U.S. job market, an outplacement consulting firm said Wednesday.

Survey: U.S. office romance not policed

CHICAGO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- More than one-third of U.S. employers have no formal policy managing romance between co-workers, an informal outplacement agency survey said Wednesday.

U.S. media job cuts up 88 percent

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. media job cuts surged 88 percent in 2006 from the previous year, a downsizing trend expected to continue this year, a survey said Thursday.

9 in 10 job seekers get equal, better pay

CHICAGO, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Nine out of 10 U.S. job seekers finding new professional positions won compensation equivalent to or better than what they had, a survey said Thursday.

CEO departures at record high

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A record 1,478 U.S. chief executives left their jobs in 2006, nearly 200 more than the previous record 1,322 a year earlier, an outplacement report said Monday.

Report: U.S. job cuts down in 2006

CHICAGO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. planned job cuts were down in 2006 from 2005, with the total number below 1 million for the first time since 2000, an outplacement consultancy said.

Work resolutions help careers

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Making career-oriented resolutions, such as meeting the boss's boss, is better than typical weight-loss resolutions, a U.S. outplacement executive says.

Poll: Expect 7 to 14 months to find work

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Job seekers expect to need seven to 14 months of searching to find new jobs as the U.S. economy softens, a nonscientific employment canvassing reported.

U.S. labor: A tale of two markets

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. labor market is increasingly marked by an imbalance of overworked professionals and underemployed low-skilled workers, a newspaper reports.

Analyst: Stagflation coming to U.S.

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Business analysts say Friday's U.S. jobs data is clear evidence of coming stagflation.

Gas prices ending traditional road trips

ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- In summer, many Americans engage in road trips across the United States, but with escalating gas prices that may be a thing of the past.

Gasoline prices give telecommuting a boost

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- High retail gasoline prices are increasing telecommuting in the United States, the Christian Science Monitor said Monday.
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