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Early-Bird Jobs: Who Goes to Work in the Dark — and Who Gets to Sleep In

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:38:39 +0000

If you left for work in the dark today, you’re not alone. This week and next, about half of us will leave home before sunrise. The typical full-time worker departs for work at 7:20 a.m., according to the U.S. Census, and at this time of year sunrise is in the 7:10–7:30 a.m. range in most of the country. Over the …

The Great Divide? How the Minimum Wage Impacts Red and Blue States

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:00:30 +0000

In 2014 Seattle became one of the first cities in the US to approve a law phasing in a $15 an hour minimum wage — a rate more than double the current federal minimum of $7.25. Since then, similar laws have spread to other cities, while earlier this year New York and California became the first states to adopt …

The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 10/21/16

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:13:51 +0000

Welcome back to The Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s round-up of the latest research, news, and perspectives that made us think deeply or differently about the labor market this week. It’s your guide to the most important new insights about work.

Here are our picks for this week:

The Third Debate

Wednesday night’s Presidential debate was more about actual policy …

Should You Require a Cover Letter?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:00:33 +0000

The dreaded cover letter. Some recruiters love them, and others have little use for them. But there’s one thing everyone seems to agree on — job seekers hate writing them. Cover letters often veer toward boring and formulaic, or over-the-top. For those candidates who manage to strike just the right balance of brevity, data-backed performance statements and personality, they’re left …

International Talent Is Interested in Hard to Fill, High-Skill US Jobs

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:32:27 +0000

In this election cycle, immigration is a leading topic of conversation. Both parties have called for reforms to immigration policy, and the candidates have vastly different proposals in this area. In addition to capturing the attention of the public generally, these reforms are of particular interest to employers across the country.

In many sectors, employers rely on international talent to …