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Jobs In Focus: A sign of the timesupdated Wed May 19 2010 17:19:37

CNN's team of photojournalists discover stories of Americans finding ways to get by in tough economic times.

Ex-ad exec revives career as an EMTupdated Wed May 19 2010 15:54:33

An ex-ad executive has found a new, more rewarding, career as an EMT. Photojournalist Tawanda Scott has the story.

Twitter can give edge to job seekersupdated Mon May 17 2010 09:21:33

New technological tools are often hailed as breakthroughs that will revolutionize our daily lives. Think of the iPhone's arrival a few years ago. Many of these much-heralded items fizzle away with little notice. And then others sneak up on us.

Couple ditches jobs to deliver cupcakesupdated Fri May 14 2010 13:28:21

CNN photojournalist David Ruff introduces us to a couple whose cupcake business is booming.

Top 10 cities for new gradsupdated Wed May 12 2010 09:37:32

College senior Kaitlin Ripple had always known the business world was competitive. Yet when she started Baldwin-Wallace College, located in a suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she had no way of knowing how cutthroat it would be when she entered the "real world."

New opportunites on the open roadupdated Mon May 10 2010 17:46:07

CNN photojournalist Bob Crowley introduces us to two men who, after being laid off, are climbing aboard the big rigs.

Laid-off workers live in RVsupdated Mon May 10 2010 17:39:30

Some laid-off workers and their families are living in buses and RVs. Photojournalist John Torigoe has the story.

Clowns juggle multiple jobs to get byupdated Mon May 10 2010 17:38:36

CNN photojournalist Effie Nidam profiles a professional clown who has taken on multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Jobs mentor teaches from experienceupdated Fri Apr 30 2010 17:36:05

CNN photojournalist Oliver Janney profiles a man who inspires people down on their luck in hard times.

Fighting back against unemploymentupdated Fri Apr 30 2010 17:32:57

CNN photojournalist John Bena profiles an out-of-work truck driver who's fighting back in his own unique way.

Laid off and living on airline pointsupdated Thu Apr 08 2010 07:54:56

There are two kinds of business travelers. Those who have a goal in mind when collecting hotel and airline points, and those for whom collecting as many points as possible is the point.

6 job market trends to watchupdated Thu Apr 01 2010 09:23:29

Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the United States has lost 8.4 million jobs. Yet, employers are finally feeling a renewed sense of hiring optimism, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder and USA TODAY.

Airline points keep him off the streetupdated Thu Apr 01 2010 04:50:23

A road warrior loses his job and his home, but airline points keep a roof over his head.

30 jobs needing most workers in next decadeupdated Wed Mar 17 2010 09:19:13

While some people take their time choosing a job or career based on their passions or goals, others just want to know where they can get a job and when.

Tax tips for the unemployedupdated Mon Mar 08 2010 15:16:39

Tax time can be a painful time for many of us, and it's especially tough for people without jobs. If you're unemployed, there are a few twists and turns in the tax code that can work to your benefit.

People line up at job fair for convicted felonsupdated Thu Mar 04 2010 18:15:23

More than 3,000 people turned out in downtown Houston, Texas, Wednesday for a job fair designed for convicted felons.

9 things that seal the deal for hiring managersupdated Wed Feb 24 2010 09:30:53

One thing about the hiring process is true: It leaves much room for speculation.

Put together your own stimulus planupdated Fri Feb 19 2010 18:31:45

The stimulus package is one year old, and if you're still looking for work, you can look for jobs funded by stimulus spending. To find the jobs, you'll have to follow the money.

10 types of interviewers and how to deal with themupdated Wed Feb 17 2010 09:08:10

Interviewing for a job comes with several question marks. What do I wear? How should I answer this question? How long will this take?

Should you fake your job references?updated Mon Feb 15 2010 09:50:04

Every day, William Schmidt gives job seekers with a not-so-great job history, a gap on their résumé or even a criminal record, a second chance.

Five jobs for Internet enthusiastsupdated Wed Feb 10 2010 09:50:46

Are you an online enthusiast? The dictionary doesn't have a definition for it just yet, but if it were to exist, I suspect it would look something like this:

11 areas where jobs are increasingupdated Wed Dec 23 2009 10:31:15

I'm probably as sick of writing about job loss as you are reading about it. But I have some good news to report.

City number 1 in unemploymentupdated Tue Dec 22 2009 12:15:52

Freelance photographer Mathieu Young documents the plight of El Centro, California, where unemployment hit 30 percent.

Velshi: Too early to know if jobs market is improvingupdated Fri Dec 18 2009 12:05:47

Earlier this month, in an unexpected bit of good news, a Labor Department report showed a decline of just 11,000 jobs for November, far below any of the job losses posted over the last 23 months.

Google CEO on job creationupdated Wed Dec 09 2009 12:30:45

Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about job creation and how the government should spend its money.

Creating more jobsupdated Tue Dec 08 2009 17:48:19

White House Economic adviser Christine Romer talks about President Obama's plan to create more jobs.

Obama: Jobs news 'modestly encouraging'updated Fri Dec 04 2009 13:45:52

President Obama on Friday praised the latest jobs figures that show a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate from 10.2 percent to 10 percent in November.

Obama defends jobs planupdated Fri Dec 04 2009 12:11:32

President Obama, cabinet members and business leaders discuss jobs and the economy. CNN's Samantha Hayes reports.

Why they're still not hiringupdated Fri Dec 04 2009 12:10:57

Despite signs the economy is imporiving, CNN's Allan Chernoff explains why managers are still hesitant to hire.

Job creation? Look to entrepreneursupdated Fri Dec 04 2009 07:35:57

It's the oldest trick in the political playbook: Call together a "summit" of fancy people so you'll appear to be focused on work that must get done.

President seeks private sector help for ideas to stimulate economyupdated Thu Dec 03 2009 20:55:05

President Obama on Thursday called on business leaders from the private sector to generate ideas that will "accelerate job creation" and stimulate investment in the United States.

Obama judged on jobsupdated Thu Dec 03 2009 13:16:26

A new poll shows how Americans feel President Obama is handling jobs. CNN's Paul Steinhauser gives us the numbers.

WH takes heat over jobsupdated Thu Dec 03 2009 12:10:44

Congressional Democrats want more action to stem unemployment. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

25 best jobs for baby boomersupdated Wed Dec 02 2009 09:38:47

Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are nearing retirement age. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are 78.2 million boomers, and that every hour, 330 of them turn 60.

T.D. Jakes on the economyupdated Mon Nov 30 2009 17:59:12

Larry talks with Bishop T.D. Jakes about his advice to those whom have been hit hard by the economic crisis.

Where are the jobs?updated Tue Nov 24 2009 15:49:56

CNN's Kitty Pilgrim looks at whether jobs are being created with federal stimulus money.

Brighter signs in economy haven't boosted confidence or hiringupdated Mon Nov 23 2009 12:50:04

Despite some signs that the economy is on the mend, a lack of confidence from consumers and companies alike may hamper job growth during the next few months, economists say.

T.D. Jakes on the economyupdated Fri Nov 20 2009 20:10:02

Larry talks with Bishop T.D. Jakes about his advice to those whom have been hit hard by the economic crisis.

Move to where the jobs areupdated Fri Nov 20 2009 06:47:52

In the early 1990's, I was listening to the Rush Limbaugh radio show when a young man from Youngstown, Ohio, called in to complain about... well, life.

Are you ready for a promotion?updated Mon Nov 16 2009 09:42:09

You're probably due for a promotion, right? I don't know you, but if you're like most other workers, you think you deserve a promotion. You are the glue that holds the entire organization together. Everybody knows it.

Feel like giving up on your job search?updated Wed Nov 04 2009 09:05:30

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 36 percent of unemployed people --or 5.4 million -- had been without a job for 27 weeks or more in September 2009.

Top 10 reasons employers want to hire youupdated Mon Nov 02 2009 09:48:56

When you apply for a job, you know exactly what you're looking for. You want a company you love, great co-workers, a decent salary, a culture where you fit in and, most importantly, you want to love what you'll be doing.

Green jobs in a tough economyupdated Sat Jul 25 2009 15:52:01

With federal money being poured into "green" jobs, could it help the U.S. economy? CNN's Fredricka Whitfield reports.

Cities putting young adults to workupdated Fri Jun 19 2009 10:36:55

Some of the stimulus money from the U.S. government is going to programs that help young adults find jobs.

What White House got wrongupdated Tue Jun 09 2009 12:02:31

The White House was wrong in its prediction about jobs in America. CNN's Josh Levs has a Reality Check.

Vegas casino adds rock stars, more than 1,000 jobsupdated Fri Jun 05 2009 10:52:35

The expanded Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, has begun adding staff and plans to hire 800 more personnel as construction projects continue.

Wind farm firm to add 100 jobs with tax credit helpupdated Fri May 29 2009 09:52:30

An Ohio company transforming its business model will build its headquarters in the town of Greenville.

Electric vehicle company expanding U.S. imprint to Indianaupdated Fri May 15 2009 08:01:33

Elkhart, Indiana, has suffered through a litany of economic bad news and layoffs.

Unemployed manager organizes job fairupdated Fri May 08 2009 09:51:52

Mary Walker has organized a job fair with a religious twist. The unemployed training manager worked with other members of the Crossroads Church in Loveland, Colorado, to put together a job fair with 20 prospective employers -- and one prayer and encouragement area.

Job fair draws most seniors in event's historyupdated Fri Apr 24 2009 06:34:35

A record number of senior citizens attended a job fair this week in Loveland, Colorado.

Applicants trying to play their cards into a jobupdated Fri Apr 17 2009 09:45:36

For some, winning at a casino doesn't mean a stack of chips; it means a job.

Job fairs filling to capacityupdated Fri Apr 10 2009 08:58:19

Job fairs are getting more competitive. Recent events across the nation drew thousands of people and one fair was so packed organizers had to turn people away.

'Punch up' that resumeupdated Thu Apr 09 2009 14:16:25's Mary Delaney helps a job seeker "punch up her resume.

Make your resume stand outupdated Thu Apr 09 2009 14:14:28's Jason Lovelace gives job seekers advice on how to make their resume stand out.

New jobs and airline rankingsupdated Thu Apr 09 2009 14:13:38

One company brings back thousands of jobs to U.S. and airlines get their latest quality ranking. Poppy Harlow reports.

Group helps disabled with interviewing skillsupdated Fri Apr 03 2009 09:42:34

Unemployed people with disabilities are having increasing trouble finding a job.

Stimulus jobs coming to Oklahoma roadsupdated Fri Mar 27 2009 09:38:28

During President Obama's prime-time news conference Tuesday, he talked about the economic stimulus plan designed to "jump-start job creation and put money in people's pockets."