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1 in 5 laid-off workers can't find a job

More than 20% of workers laid off in the last five years haven't found new jobs, according to a Rutgers University survey released Monday.

That's about the same proportion of people who said they had been laid off in that time, and it illustrates how…

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Wal-Mart holiday hiring lags Target, Kohl's

Wal-Mart is ramping up its holiday hiring, but not by as much as its competitors.

Wal-Mart said Thursday that it will add 60,000 seasonal workers. That's up 10% compared to last year.

But Kohl's and Target, which both have far fewer U.S. stores, are…

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FedEx, Kohls going on a holiday hiring binge

More good news for people looking for work this holiday season. FedEx and Kohl's department store both announced plans Wednesday to hire tens of thousands of temporary workers for the holiday season.

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United attendants can get up to $100K to leave job

United Airlines is about to make some of its flight attendants very happy on their way out the door.

The airline and the flight attendants' union have agreed to voluntary buyout packages worth up to $100,000 for the more senior flight attendants.

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UPS plans huge boost in holiday hiring

UPS is going to make it a happy holiday for lots of people looking for work.

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These people took months off ... and it paid off big time

Work for Intel for seven years, and you can take an eight-week fully paid sabbatical to do whatever you want -- and that's on top of your regular vacation time.

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Not all legal immigrants allowed to work

A land of opportunities? Not for Rashi Bhatnagar. She wants to open a home-goods business and says she has an "entrepreneurial spirit." But even though she's been legally living in the United States for almost six years, that's only a pipe dream.

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America's most dangerous jobs

America's workplace got safer last year. But these workers were still at a much higher risk of fatal injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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California becomes second state with paid sick days

California just became the second state in the nation to give paid sick days to workers.

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Man commutes 220 miles a day for 'dream job'

A Virginia man commutes 220 miles -- or about seven hours -- a day, all in the name of family.

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