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    Are We in Store for Another Jobless Decade

    Are We in Store for Another Jobless Decade
    The decade ahead could be a brutal one for America's unemployed - and for people with jobs hoping for pay raises. At best, it could take until the middle of the decade for the nation to generate enough jobs to drive down the unemployment rate to a normal 5 or 6 percent and keep it there. At worst, that won't happen ...
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    Top Sales Stories of 2009

    Bankruptcies. Deaths. Ponzi schemes. Bank bailouts. Economic uncertainty. It’s been a tough year in the financial world. The failing economy seemed to underlie most of the top sales stories of 2009. Between struggling auto companies and falling retail numbers, the year took its toll on the sales community. Check out which sales stories made headlines this past year and find ...
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    Twitter is for Closers

    Twitter is for Closers
    EchoSign, the leading Web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation with over 1.2 million users worldwide, today launched a novel Twitter integration that allows sales teams worldwide to "ring the bell" on Twitter the moment a deal is signed and closed. Good-natured competition, and bragging rights about closed deals, have long been part of the fun, and hunt, of the ...
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    Huge Drop in Job Satisfaction This Decade

    Huge Drop in Job Satisfaction This Decade
    The first decade of the 21st century is nearing an end, and American workers can't wait to see it go. When a report summarizes its findings with those words, you suspect you're not in for a bunch of happy talk. Thus did the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, a respected research organization at Rutgers University, this week introduce "What ...
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    Job Hunting Becoming Full-time Job

    Job Hunting Becoming Full-time Job
    The holiday season came early for Troy Bleeker and his family. A week before Thanksgiving, the 44-year-old Rochester man landed a job. It was the culmination of an 11-month search that began soon after Bleeker learned that his job at IBM was being eliminated and involved more than 350 contacts with individual employers. Bleeker's response to finding a job in the ...
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    November Retail Sales Gains a Positive Sign

    Non-auto retail sales were up slightly in November for the fourth consecutive month as store traffic was enough to offset smaller basket sizes, said the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). High unemployment and job insecurity continues to dampen consumer spending as cost conscious consumers seek out extreme value purchases. Excluding auto sales, retail sales increased 1.2 percent over the previous month ...
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    Living Wage Jobs Sparse

    A new report released Thursday shows that good paying jobs are in small supply throughout the West. In Colorado, for every 15 people looking for jobs, there is only one job opening that pays the $29.71 per hour a single parent needs to support themselves and two children, according to the report released by the Northwest Federation of Community Organization. The ...
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    Jobless Rate Falls to 10 Percent

    The unemployment rate fell to 10 percent in November as employers cut the smallest number of jobs since the recession began. The Labor Department says the economy shed 11,000 jobs last month, an improvement from October's revised total of 111,000. That's also much better than the 130,000 Wall Street economists expected. But the respite may be temporary, as many economists expect ...
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    Salesmen, Mechanics Going Solo

    An increasing number of former employees from dealerships are setting up on their own, with insurance statistics pointing to a rise in the number of new motor trade policies being taken out by sole traders. According to Suzanne Sheridan, spokeswoman with the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), 70 members of the association, both independent dealers and the larger franchises, ...
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    IT Sales Market Momentum Continues

    Signs of IT market recovery continue to be evident in the U.S. and Europe based on recent quarterly sales tracking of the technology distribution industry, according to the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC), the world's largest consortium of IT distributors. Although industry conditions have improved, revenue levels are still significantly below comparable periods last year in both the U.S. and Europe. ...
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    New Home Sales Bounce To 12-Month High

    Sales of new houses rose 6.2 percent overall nationally in October, reaching their highest level in more than a year as strong activity in the South offset weakness in the rest of the country, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday. October sales reached 430,000, up from 405,000 in September. Sales were 5.1 percent above October 2008's 409,000 sales of new single-family ...
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    Top Prudential Salesman Nabbed Over Insider Trading

    The special investigation unit of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on Thursday arrested an employee of Prudential Life Insurance Co. and a former executive of another firm on suspicion of making ¥40 million through insider trading. One of the men arrested was Hiroaki Denda, 35, an employee of Prudential Life Insurance in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, according to investigative sources. The ...
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    Pack Your Bags, Hubby's Got a New Job

    Pack Your Bags, Hubby's Got a New Job
    If you or your spouse/significant other were offered a job right now, and that job was in another city far away from friends and family that pitch in with child care, would you take the job? Job seekers are starting to feel they have no choice. A new survey shows unemployed workers are giving relocation additional consideration as more people chase ...
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    Business Economists Say Wait For Jobs

    The president of the National Association of Business Economists said the "jobless" U.S. recovery should start adding jobs by the second quarter of 2010. "While the recovery has been jobless so far, that should soon change. Within the next few months, companies should be adding instead of cutting jobs," NABE President Lynn Reaser told The Wall Street Journal. In a survey ...
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    Car, truck sales continue slide in October

    Sales of new cars and light trucks fell again in October across Wisconsin, as dealerships continued to see results drop after the mid-summer frenzy caused by the "cash for clunkers" program. A total of 12,439 vehicles were registered in the state of Wisconsin last month. That's down 9 percent from September and 19.5 percent from the same month a year ago. ...
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    Perfect Platform to Make His Pitch

    Stand clear of the closing salesman. When Eric Klarman first tried selling life insurance in the subway, he knew he'd be harassed and largely ignored. He never imagined it would actually work. Klarman, an agent with New York Life, lugs a folding table and a blue banner that reads "Life Insurance" to major transit hubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn during the ...
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    Web Sites Cater to For-Sale-By-Owner Home Sellers

    LOS ANGELES - Selling a home without a real estate agent can save thousands of dollars in commission fees, but it can also be a painstaking, confusing task. Foregoing an agent, however, is easier these days thanks to Web sites that help homeowners advertise their properties on the hottest real estate portals and even walk them through figuring out how to ...
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    October Home Sales Rise 10.1 Percent from September

    WASHINGTON - Home resales far exceeded expectations last month, surging to the highest level in 2 1/2 years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of an expiring tax credit. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 10.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.1 million in October, from a downwardly revised pace of 5.54 million in September. ...
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    New Technology Being Used in Livestock Sales

    With the slam of the gate, the bull runs into the sale ring, the auctioneer begins to shout, and ringmen begin to yell as the audience bids on the animal. However, the only sound of gates opening and slamming shut at the Fink Beef Genetics Bull Sale in Randolph, Kan., is people walking in and out of the pens outside the ...
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    Retail sales rise 1.4 percent in October

    WASHINGTON - Retail sales rose more than expected in October, but the gain largely reflected a big rebound in auto sales. Sales fell at many other retail stores as consumer spending remains under pressure, raising questions about the durability of the recovery. The Commerce Department says retail sales rose 1.4 percent last month. Economists expected a gain of 0.8 percent. But ...