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As retirement funds become depleted due to the dismal economy, more older job candidates are competing for employment. Thirsting for skilled workers with experience, companies are now welcoming them with open arms. Views held of older workers are changing rapidly these days....

The recession, which has already caused payrolls to shrink by more than 5 million jobs, will make it extremely difficult for teenagers to find employment this summer. Based on recent trends, it’s possible for the first time since 1954 that fewer than 1 million 16-...

I know I'm going to regret this. Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., a well-known outplacement consultancy, recently distributed a press release reporting the results of a survey of HR executives they conducted. The results were interesting enough that I'm making an exception to my policy of ignoring...

The prospects for women who are scientists and engineers at major research universities have improved, although women continue to face inequalities in salary and access to some other resources, a panel of the National Research Council concludes in a new report. ...

As unemployment among tech workers increases with the recession, the U.S. government is raising broad questions as part of a federal case over H-1Bs about the connection of visa fraud to the unemployment of IT workers. The government's interest in H-1B fraud-related unemployment turned up in...

From around the globe, the Global CIO 50 -- some of the world's most innovative and dynamic business technology leaders -- are pursuing a range of initiatives that differ greatly from company to company and industry to industry. But for all of their differences, the...

Certain health information privacy provisions in the federal stimulus package amount to a “massive” expansion of HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to Milwaukee lawyer and health privacy expert Mark Garsombke. Garsombke outlined the legal and financial implications of these provisions...