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Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

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World's toughest job

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World's toughest job ad ends with smiles

The job ad listed the many unusual requirements for director of operations -- and still, a few dozen people answered it and set up video interviews.

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Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes

Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law.

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Jobless claims at lowest since 2007, but...

Americans are desperate for good news about jobs. Some thought they found it this morning when data came out showing that new claims for unemployment benefits suddenly plummeted last week to the lowest level since May 2007.

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Equal pay: 5 things you need to know

You've heard it thousands of times: Women earn 77 cents to a man's dollar. But in many ways, this statistic is misleading. That said, the pay gap itself isn't a myth.

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Senate votes to extend jobless benefits

The Senate on Monday passed a bill to extend federal jobless benefits for more than 2 million unemployed workers through May 31.

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Dems highlight equal pay in political push

From the White House to Capitol Hill to the campaign trail, Democrats are planning an across-the- board push on paycheck equality on Tuesday, the party's first large-scale coordinated effort on the issue ahead of November's midterm elections.

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Job fair

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Private sector jobs finally back to 2008 peak, but...

After a winter slowdown, the job market hit a milestone in March as the private sector finally recovered all the jobs lost in the 2008 financial crisis.

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Obama takes minimum wage pitch to Michigan

Having declared his signature health care initiative a success - at least for now - President Barack Obama headed to Michigan Wednesday to push another top domestic priority, raising the federal minimum wage.

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Job fair

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Jobs: Slow recovery from winter lull

The job market is slowly perking up after a winter lull.

Private sector employers added 191,000 jobs in March, according to payroll processing firm ADP. While it was the strongest job growth in three months, it's not much to write home about.

After a…

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Janet Yellen

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Janet Yellen wants you to get a raise

"In some ways, the job market is tougher now than in any recession." Those are the words of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who said Monday that the central bank's goal "is to help Main Street, not Wall Street."

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