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Economy Added 157,000 Jobs in January

The Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate inched upward by a tenth of a point, to 7.9 percent.

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5 Industries That Will Definitely Be Hiring in 2013

If you’ve made it your goal to get a new job in 2013, your best bet is to see if the skills you have can be utilized in the industries that are predicted to hire the most this year. Keep in mind that even if your education or previous job wasn’t in a particular field, that doesn’t mean there aren’t jobs related to that field to which you could apply your experience and skill set. A growing industry needs all kinds of support.

Here are five industries that will be experiencing considerable growth in 2013:

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Most and Least Stressful Jobs

 

 

Careercast.com has released thier list of the Most and least Stressful jobs as we head into the new year.

First the least stressful:

  1. University professor
  2. Seamstress/tailor
  3. Medical records technician
  4. Jeweler
  5. Medical laboratory technician
  6. Audiologist
  7. Dietician
  8. Hairstylist
  9. Librarian
  10. Drill process operator

Most Stressful:

  1. Enlisted military personnel
  2. Military general
  3. Firefighter
  4. Commercial airline pilot
  5. Public relations executive
  6. Senior corporate executive
  7. Photojournalist
  8. Newspaper reporter
  9. Taxi driver
  10. Police officer

Is your job missing? Is it stressful? Tell us in a comment.

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Tips To Land That Dream Job

 

 

Are you looking for a job or a new job in the new year? We had Bob Prosen on the morning show today with some new ideas on how to land that job.

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Officials Talk Jobs for Maritime Commerce Terminal

Local laborers and union representatives met Thursday in New Bedford to discuss job opportunities at the proposed South End Maritime Commerce Terminal. The $50 million dollar project is expected to take about 19 months to complete, and use union contractors and sub-contractors

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Activist Says Local Jobs Will be Lost With New Bedford South Terminal Project

Most of us start off the new year with optimism, but that's not the case for New Bedford activist, "Buddy" Andrade, who used WBSM to spread the word of a possible law suit!

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Released

Massachusetts lost more than one thousand jobs in November, but the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.6 percent.

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Drop in Defense Contracts Means Dropping more Local Jobs

For folks who are always calling for defense cuts, do they realize cutting the military budget also means losing local jobs?

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 6.6 Percent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate ticked up to 6.6 percent in October even as the state's economy added nearly 8,000 jobs.

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What Are the Best Jobs in America?

If you're sitting around the office today thinking, There has to be a career path out there better than this, don't worry: you are not alone. Still, as you sit and ponder the possibilities of seeking a different career, there are people out there who actually hold the best jobs this wonderful country has to offer. But what are those jobs, exactly, and how much do they pay?

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