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Temp jobs make up growing share of workforce

Temp jobs make up growing share of workforce 

Christino Jackson Jr. has had steady work for the past seven years — mostly as a temp.

Kohl's starts holiday hiring

Kohl's Department Stores plans to hire roughly 2,300 people at its Edgewood facility in anticipation of online holiday orders, the company said Thursday.


Anne Arundel Medical Center to ban tobacco, smokers

Anne Arundel Medical Center has adopted a new policy that prohibits use of all tobacco...

Baltimore millennials creatively forge their own career path

Last winter, Rachel Millman began searching for a home in Baltimore. She combed through listings online, but the work of narrowing down...

About half of Horseshoe Casino job offers go to city residents

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's general manager said Tuesday that joint efforts by his company and the city government to recruit local...

Study finds many barriers to work for Baltimore-area residents

A significant number of Baltimore-area residents are struggling with so many challenges — from a lack of education to the lack of a...

Cuts at former Arbitron center affect 325

More than 300 people will lose jobs in Columbia with the shutdown of the Nielsen Audio call center, part of the consolidation of media...

Hedwin set for auction as second bidder emerges

Hedwin Corp. will be auctioned off Friday as two bidders vie for the Baltimore maker of plastic containers.

UM Medical Center workers get federal labor protection

Five thousand workers at the University of Maryland Medical Center now have labor protections under the National Labor Relations Board...

'Economic gardening' to cultivate job growth

Michael Spinosa overflows with enthusiasm about the team that helped his Columbia company figure out new strategies for growth — at no...



Is a virtual office really better?

Is a virtual office really better?

Companies strike balance between office-bound, all-virtual workers.

The office that reads together, succeeds together

The office that reads together, succeeds together

If it seems like everybody isn't on the same page in your workplace, maybe a book club can help.

Digital-savvy workers are in demand

Digital-savvy workers are in demand

MILWAUKEE — The explosion in digital devices has triggered a rush by companies to hire digitally trained employees to provide and deliver the content for all those smartphones and computer tablets.

Starting salaries for college graduates [Pictures]

Starting salaries for college graduates

Here's a breakdown of the median salary for certain majors. Median salaries, rather than averages, are used for comparison.

Battling the bad boss

Dealing with a bad boss

Got an abusive boss? Recruit co-workers to raise alarm on abusive supervisor, and other useful tips.

Makeovers: From sloppy student to spiffy employee

Makeovers: From sloppy student to spiffy employee

In today's bad economy, college kids need all the help they can get to nail a job or an internship. We got suggestions on going from slob to sleek.

Make resumes catch the computer's eye

Make resumes catch the computer's eye

If this is a foreign language to you — "proprietary algorithms," "advanced semantic search," "computational linguistics" and "statistical inference" — keep reading.

Achieving career-related resolutions

Career-related resolutions

If you make New Year's resolutions, you've likely seen many good intentions fall by the wayside. Setting and achieving goals is a skill that transcends content, and it's fundamental to moving forward. It also can be a challenging skill to acquire, but the steps outlined below can help.

Time to negotiate a raise?

Time to negotiate a raise?

Closed plants, shrinking payrolls and recovering corporate profits, have allowed companies to stockpile cash. If you're lucky enough to have a job, is this the time to ask for a raise?

Too-friendly boss needs leadership rehab

Too-friendly boss needs leadership rehab

A "nonconfrontational" approach may come across as a reluctance to deal with difficult issues, especially if you fail to address performance problems or allow yourself to be intimidated by strong-willed people.

Friday is deadline for Top Workplaces

The deadline is Friday for people to nominate their favorite employers for The Baltimore Sun's fourth annual list of the region's top...

Unusual reasons for calling in sick

CareerBuilder compiled the most unusual excuses for calling in sick. Here are some of our favorites.

With shortfall fixed, Maryland National Guard re-starts drills

Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country will begin holding drills again now that Congress has resolved an unexpected...

Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag

Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who...

Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state

Hiring by Maryland's largest employer — the federal government — has fallen by more than 40 percent nationally over four years,...

Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort...

The Navy identified the pilot Monday who went missing last week after a crash over the Pacific Ocean as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 2009...