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Zuckerberg on Latest Big Job Cuts: 'This Will Be Tough'

Facebook parent Meta to slash 10K jobs in recruiting, tech, business through May

(Newser) - Facebook parent Meta is slashing another 10,000 jobs and will not fill 5,000 open positions as the social media pioneer cuts costs. The company said Tuesday it will reduce the size of its recruiting team and make further cuts in its tech groups in late April, and then...

New Jobs Numbers May Keep Pressure on Fed

Employers hired 311K in February, more than expected

(Newser) - America’s employers added a substantial 311,000 jobs in February, fewer than January’s huge gain but enough to keep pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates aggressively to fight inflation, per the AP . The number was above expectations of 208,000.
  • Rate: The unemployment rate rose

Art Blogger Finds the 'Most Nightmarish Job Listing'
Job Posting
by 'Art World
Family' Is Just

Job Posting by 'Art World Family' Is Just Eye-Popping

Art blogger calls it 'the most nightmarish job listing I've ever seen'

(Newser) - What may be the "worst art job listing ever created" has since been deleted, but freelance art writer Emily Colucci has saved it for all of us to marvel at. Writing about her recent find on her Filthy Minds blog , Colucci notes she stumbled upon the posting for an...

For First Time, More People Work in Florida Than New York

Labor stats mark a milestone

(Newser) - A slow-moving trend has become a milestone: Florida has more jobs than New York for the first time, reports Bloomberg . The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Florida had 9,578,500 nonfarm jobs at the end of last year, ahead of New York's 9,576,100. It's the...

Dog Walkers Probably Make More Than You Think

In New York City, established ones pull in 6 figures

(Newser) - The most lucrative side hustle in the nation is dog walking, according to the online tutoring service Preply . It pegs the average hourly wage for the task at $43, ahead of freelance design ($32) and freelance writing ($29). If that rate sounds high, a story in the New York Times ...

Looking for a Paycheck? These US Cities Have Jobs

San Francisco tops WalletHub's list; Memphis is at the bottom

(Newser) - The nation's unemployment report released Friday indicates a still-strong labor market, with 223,000 jobs added in December—above the 200,000 jobs that were expected. And with the new year upon us, many are dusting off their resumes and applying, either to break back into the job market...

Latest Jobs Report Pleases the Markets

Hiring is above expectations, but wage growth is lower, causing Dow futures to jump

(Newser) - Hiring cooled off a bit in December from the previous month, though the numbers reflect a still-strong labor market. Another part of Friday's unemployment report—on wage gains—has the stock market in a pretty good mood:
  • Hires: Employers added 223,000 jobs in December, slightly above expectations of

Here Are the 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America

Urologist tops the Occupational Information Network's rankings

(Newser) - Think your job is stressful? Unless you're a urologist yourself, don't complain to a urologist. That's because that job tops the Occupational Information Network's ranking of nearly 900 jobs in terms of stress levels. USA Today notes that the occupations that cause the most chest-tightening are...

Jobs Report Is Out, and Market Isn't Happy

Hiring was stronger than expected, which will likely worry the Fed in regard to inflation

(Newser) - The new jobs report is out, and it came in stronger than expected despite the Fed's continued rate hikes. But in the good-news-is-bad-news nature of the market, Dow futures immediately fell because investors fear the robust hiring will keep the Fed on track to keep those rate hikes coming....

NYC Job Will Pay Up to $170K, but It's a 'Daunting' One

Mayor Eric Adams' administration seek 'somewhat bloodthirsty' rat czar

(Newser) - Now that New York City is required to reveal salaries in most of its job listings, there's one for $120,000 to $170,000 recently posted by Mayor Eric Adams' administration that might catch everyone's eye—but it's a "daunting" one, per the AP . The city...

These Are the Best, Worst States for Jobs

Washington tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - After a tumultuous couple of years marred by the pandemic, the job market is looking up, with many employers eagerly seeking new workers for their payrolls. Conditions for the job hunt are better in some states than in others, and WalletHub is here to break it all down. The site...

Lost Jobs Are Back, but California Still Frets

Layoffs in tech sector lead list of concerns

(Newser) - California said Friday it had recovered all of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the pandemic, a moment that normally would celebrate the end of a downturn but instead was tempered by signs of a wobbly economy marked by layoffs in the state's historically...

In America's Largest City, a Big Change in Job Listings

New York City now requires companies with 4 or more workers to disclose salary ranges

(Newser) - It's not only a new month on Tuesday—it's the first day in the nation's largest city where job seekers will finally know how much most positions pay before they get too deep into the application process. A new law has officially gone into effect in which...

263K Jobs Added Last Month, Plus a Surprise Dip

Unemployment rate fell from 3.7% to 3.5%, matching a 5-decade low

(Newser) - America's employers slowed their hiring in September but still added a solid 263,000 jobs—a dose of encouraging news that may mean the Federal Reserve's drive to cool the job market and ease inflation is starting to make progress. Friday's government report showed that last month'...

In Your Job Hunt, 'Weak Ties' May Be Key
On the Hunt for a Job?
'Weak Ties' May Help

On the Hunt for a Job? 'Weak Ties' May Help

New LinkedIn research shows you're most likely to get a new gig through casual acquaintances

(Newser) - Job seekers try to take advantage of every possible "in" they might have at a company, and, in line with the maxim of "it's who you know," it might seem like having a family member or best buddy embedded at a potential employer could be the...

Interest 'Flourishing' in This Rather Grim Career

Amid an industry worker shortage, mortuary science programs are seeing big enrollment jump

(Newser) - Mortuary schools are still doing the hard sell on their websites to get potential funeral home workers to enroll. Turns out, though, that may not be necessary at the moment. Although there's a worker shortage in the industry, interest in funeral services is "flourishing," reports CNN Business...

Do You Love to Nap? This Company Wants to Hire You

If you're hired, mattress company Casper will pay you to sleep

(Newser) - Could a bulldozer ram into your home and you wouldn't wake up from a deep slumber? There might be a gig tailor-made just for you. Although you'd usually get a reprimand or worse for falling asleep at work, online mattress company Casper wants you to do just that,...

Here's a Sweet Job Ad Even Willy Wonka Couldn't Ignore

Canadian confectionary company offers $78K gig eating candy at home all day

(Newser) - Looking to completely upend your career and start something new? As long as you don't already sit around on your couch all day devouring candy for close to 80 grand a year, we've got just the sweet gig for you. CNBC reports on the unusual LinkedIn job listing...

Job Numbers Come In Stronger Than Expected

Employers add a solid 390K in May, though that snaps long streak of at least 400K

(Newser) - The jobs market remains strong, but it appears to be cooling off a smidge amid signs the labor shortage is easing. That seems to be the gist of coverage related to the new unemployment report released Friday.
  • New hires: Employers added 390,000 jobs in May, above estimates of 328,

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career

Salt Lake City is where to head

(Newser) - It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...

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