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Jobless claims hint at firming job market

Reuters/Reuters - A job seeker (R) meets with a prospective employer at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike SegarWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the sluggish labor market recovery may have picked up a step.

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Despite Economic Growth, Minimal Improvement for Black Unemployment

Black unemployment has had minimal improvement despite economic growthBerkeley - A new report by the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education finds that between the first quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2012, Black unemployment rates remained at 13.9%. For the nation as a whole, unemployment rates fell from 8.3% to 7.8%. 

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Employers Seeking New College Grads With Relevant Work Experience

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)BETHLEHEM, PA—Employers have a hefty list of criteria against which they assess new college graduates for employment, and work experience that is relevant to the job is key among them, according to a study published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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Employed Individuals Seeking New Career Opportunities

Carl J. Taylor & Co.New trend of confidential inquiries from currently employed could have significant impact on employers' abilities to realize their business plans

DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive search and other recruiting firms receive a number of unsolicited resumes every day from individuals seeking their next career opportunity. During the past few years, the majority of these inquiries have come from people who are out of work. 

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Third Annual Brother Survey Reveals Cautious Optimism for Small Business Owners

Brother International59 percent of small business owners believe that 2012 will be a better year than 2011

Down 10 percent from the 2011 findings (54 percent), 44 percent of owners believe stockpiling cash for surviving any economic downturn is the better course of action

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