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The Issue: Obama challenges Congress on wages, unemployment

The Issue: Obama challenges Congress on wages, unemployment

U.S. President Barack Obama last week upped his game, throwing down the gauntlet to Congress by saying if lawmakers refused to act, he would do what he could through executive order to boost wages, create jobs and help the hard-pressed middle class claw its way to prosperity.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

The realities of long-term unemployment include many hurdles

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A quarter of long-term unemployed U.S. workers in a recent poll indicated they have had trouble feeding themselves or their families.

More than a third of workers scramble between pay days

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- More than a third of U.S. workers indicated in a recent survey they live paycheck to paycheck, employment firm CareerBuilder said Wednesday.

Hiring managers say qualifications aren't everything

CHICAGO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Qualifications for a job are only part of the reason employers decide who will get hired, a survey of U.S. hiring managers found.

Poll: Office environment is a bit like high school

CHICAGO, July 24 (UPI) -- A survey of U.S. workers found offices can be clique-prone environments not all that different from high school.

34 percent of working American moms sole breadwinners

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- More than one-third of working mothers in the United States say they are the only breadwinners in their households, a survey released Thursday found.

34 percent of working American moms sole breadwinners

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- More than one-third of working mothers in the United States say they are the only breadwinners in their households, a survey released Thursday found.

Survey: Gender gap wider in top-paying jobs

CHICAGO, April 25 (UPI) -- The balance of genders among top professions leans heavily toward men but women are making strides forward, U.S. employment firm CareerBuilder said.

Bosses are OK, despite odd requests

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. bosses make some odd requests but most workers give them top marks anyway, a survey released Thursday by CareerBuilder indicated.

Job references -- good, bad and whoops

CHICAGO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. job seekers would be wise to double check their job references, outplacement firm CareerBuilder said.

35 percent say they are bullied at work

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- More than one-third of American workers surveyed reported they felt bullied in the workplace.
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

Experts list job interview 'no-nos'

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Don't answer your cellphone, send a text message or talk negatively about previous employers during a job interview, U.S. experts say.

Late for work? Get your excuse ready

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- If the trend holds, one in six of Americans this week will be telling their boss why they were late for work. But "my cat was hiccuping?" Really?!
Cybershopping: Watch out for the boss

Cybershopping: Watch out for the boss

CHICAGO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Half of U.S. workers will spend time on the job shopping online for Christmas and some could be fired for doing so, a recent CareerBuilder's survey found.
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