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The Showboat Casino in Atlantic City (credit: Getty Images)

Atlantic City Casino Closures Spur Mass Unemployment Filing

Hundreds of newly laid-off casino workers began filing for unemployment Wednesday morning, the first attendees at an assistance center that expects to process 5,000 workers over the next three days.

09/03/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a job-creation task force on May 20, 2014, at Brooklyn Army Terminal. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Launching Task Force Aiming To Create Jobs, Close Income Gap

Mayor Bill de Blasio is creating a task force to reinvent the city’s approach to job training, creation and placement.

05/20/2014

Hofstra students wait in line at a job fair April 3, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Hofstra Job Fair Challenges Companies To Invest In New Graduates

Forty percent of college seniors and recent graduates polled by Reuters this week fear their job prospects are bleak to none.

04/03/2014

A job fair is held in Melville, N.Y., on Feb. 20, 2014. (credit: TV 10/55)

Recent College Graduates Face Rough Job Market

U.S. Labor Department statistics show that out of 3 million recent college grads, 36 percent have no job or one they doesn’t require a degree.

02/20/2014

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Asimov’s Predictions Vs. Reality Today

Isaac Asimov, an author and professor of biochemistry at Boston U., wrote of the 1964 World’s Fair — which looked ahead to a world without thermonuclear war — and guessed what the world would be […]

01/17/2014

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Unemployment Benefits To End For Some Saturday

Congress failed to include a renewal of unemployment benefits for people who have been out of work for more than six months in the budget it passed before the holiday break.

12/27/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on election night. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

New Jersey’s Unemployment Rate Sees Largest Drop In 35 Years

Jobs are growing quickly in the Garden State.

12/19/2013

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Job Hunt Frustrates Recent College Graduates

Nearly half of recent college graduates say they can’t find jobs that require degrees, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study.

11/26/2013

People on line at a job fair (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Jersey Unemployment Rate Dips To 8.6 Percent

For the fourth consecutive month, New Jersey’s jobless rate has dropped.

06/20/2013

4.9.13 Get The Job

How To Land Your Next Job

Its one of the biggest worries for a lot of Americans today: Getting a job. For some who have been out of the workplace for awhile, getting hired can be even harder. But it’s not impossible, according to Steven Greenberg, employment expert and CBS radio host of “Your Next Job.”

04/09/2013

A box for job seekers to leave resumes sits on a table. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, FILE)

March Unemployment Report Sends Stocks Down

Employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest number in nine months, and analysts fear it could signal the economy is heading into a weak spring.

04/05/2013

Hiring Our Heroes-New York Job Fair March 27, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Chamber Of Commerce Launches New Website, Holds Job Fair For Vets

According to newly-released Department of Labor statistics, veterans under 35 who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan have an unemployment rate around 11 percent.

03/27/2013

New Jersey residents apply for jobs at unemployment job fair in New Brunswick (Credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

New Jersey’s 2012 Job Gains The Most Since 2000

The New Jersey Labor Department said the state gained 66,400 jobs in 2012. The figure is more than 18,000 greater than the preliminary estimate made in January.

03/18/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the podium at a City Hall press conference on federal funds for Superstorm Sandy on February 6, 2013. (credit  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Councilman: Bloomberg’s Veto Of Jobless Discrimination Bill Will Not Stand

A New York City Councilman said he expects the Council to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of a bill that would have prevented employers from shunning out-of-work job-seekers.

02/23/2013

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Bloomberg To Veto Bill Prohibiting Employers From Excluding Unemployed Applicants

Speaker Christine Quinn said the council would override a veto of the bill that would prohibit employers from using a person’s employment status in a hiring decision.

01/23/2013

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