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The one skill you need in today’s jobs market…

American companies are rewarding people who have one special quality. Jobs like computer research scientists are in higher demand than the average rate of job growth, government figures show, but that’s also because they are among the math- and computer-centric … Continue reading

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Tata Steel to Cut 1200 Jobs in UK

LONDON—Tata Steel Ltd. on Tuesday blamed imports for its decision to cut 1,200 jobs in the U.K., echoing a sentiment that has become the cry of steelmakers around the world. Shipments from Asia “threaten the future of the entire European … Continue reading

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25 jobs with the best work-life balance

Technology and engineering companies have long had an image problem when it comes to work-life balance: Thought to have hard-driving, intense cultures with all-night hackathons, the jobs have become synonymous with always-on work. And while that may be true in … Continue reading

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Friends and family dislike ‘caricature’ portrayal in ‘Steve Jobs’

Daniel Kottke knew Steve Jobs before he was Steve Jobs. It was 1972 when Kottke met the future tech icon at Reed College in Portland, Ore. Both young men shared enthusiasm for Eastern philosophy, Bob Dylan, vegetarianism and LSD. Five … Continue reading

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Tata Steel announces 1200 job cuts

Media captionNorth Lincolnshire chaplain discusses steel job losses Tata Steel has announced nearly 1,200 job losses at its plants in Scunthorpe and Lanarkshire. Nine hundred jobs will be lost at the firm’s plant in Scunthorpe. The remaining 270 jobs will … Continue reading

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These are the 25 jobs employees say have the best work-life balance

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Connecticut loses jobs, unemployment drops slightly

After jobs gains for the past five months, the state reported Monday that the number of employed residents in the state declined by more than 7,600 in September — the largest monthly drop in the employment figures in five years. … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs and the Triumph of the Work Wife

There are explanations for that (the environmental fact, for example, that most of Sorkin’s works are set in male-dominated locations and institutions, whether they be the military or the West Wing or a Hollywood writer’s room). And there are notable … Continue reading

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About those blockbuster jobs reports: They’re over

The September number showed just 142,000 new positions created, far less than the more than 200,000 economists had expected. August was even worse, with just 136,000 jobs, and though July’s came in at a more respectable 223,000, that number was … Continue reading

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Local Jobs: FedEx, Nicor Gas, YMCA

Here are a dozen jobs advertised on the Patch Jobs Board. Click through to read about the position and apply. You’ll find more jobs through our Jobs Board search tool. If you’re an employer and want your open position listed, … Continue reading

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