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Posted 5 days 11 hours

Emboldened by favorable employment conditions and the continued availability of low-interest credit, the percentage of job seekers starting their own business increased to a four-year high in the final quarter of 2016.

An average of 7.4 percent of job seekers started a business in the fourth quarter. That was the highest quarterly average since the fourth quarter of 2013, when 8.6 percent...

Posted 1 week 4 days

After falling 21 percent in 2015, job cuts announced by employers in the U.S. technology sector increased by the same amount in 2016, according to a new analysis of layoff data by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Employers in the technology sector, which encompasses computer, electronic and telecommunications firms, announced 96...

Posted 1 week 6 days

While the economy continues to add jobs at a healthy pace, it appears that more and more of those jobs are with contractors, subcontractors and outsourcing providers that handle an ever-expanding list of corporate functions, including compensation and benefits, information technology, marketing, and, in the case of one airline, reservations and baggage handling.

For corporations that farm out...