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Walmart Faces Lawsuit Over Unpaid Overtime as Strike Threats Grow

A new lawsuit accuses Walmart and two staffing agencies of requiring temporary employees to show up early for work, stay late, and work through lunch. The proposed class action, filed on Monday in federal court, alleged the world's largest retailer and the agencies violated minimum wage and overtime laws.

Tips on Getting Hired for the Holidays

Retailers nationwide are expected to hire up to 500,000 seasonal workers this year, but with ongoing high unemployment, expect stiff competition for those jobs at the mall. DailyFinance's Laura Rowley offers tips on who else may be hiring for the holidays, and how to land one of those jobs.

What the Rising Stock Market Doesn't Say About Jobs

If the stock market reflected the entire economy, happy days would surely be here again. But, alas, it reflects just the profit potential of public companies. And for millions of unemployed Americans, that's proving to be no help at all.

Holiday Hiring Takes a Hit, Despite a Brighter Economy

Retailers and shipping companies are adding fewer new jobs than they did a year ago. One reason for the low number is that employers began shopping for seasonal workers earlier than usual, boosting hiring in October. If retail sales hold up, December could see more hiring.

Amazon to Hire 12,500 Temp Workers for Holidays

Amazon will hire more than 12,500 temporary workers for its U.S. fulfillment centers during the holiday season as the world's largest online retailer gears up for its busiest time of year.

Amazon: Lots of Help Wanted for the Holidays

Amazon has positions to fill in three fulfillment centers in two states. It's joining other retailers such as Toys 'R' Us and Kohl's is adding scads of temporary hires for 2010 holiday sales crunch -- the most since 2007.

The Job-Creation Engine Remains Stalled

The economy lost 95,000 jobs in September, mainly because the private sector hired only 64,000 workers while governments cut 159,000 jobs. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6%. Minus the usual boosts from housing and consumers, the U.S. still lacks a catalyst for job creation.

Kohl's to Hire 40,000 Temps for the Holiday Season

Retailer Kohl's said on Wednesday that it plans to hire 40,000 temporary workers during this year's holiday season at stores, distribution centers and credit operations nationwide -- 7,000 more than last year. The shopping season this year has been forecast to be stronger than it was in 2009.

Why a Republican Congress Won't Ignite a Hiring Explosion

CNBC's Larry Kudlow blogged Tuesday that the a GOP win in November's elections would create an explosion of U.S. job creation. One of his guests that day on The Kudlow Report was DailyFinance's Peter Cohan, who breaks down precisely why that rhetoric doesn't match reality.

Very Few Laid-Off Californians Have Found New Jobs

Increased temp hiring and in industries such as retail and tourism have barely made a dent in a state hit by far larger job cuts in print media and telecommunications, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast.

Temp Market Shows Hints of a Hiring Revival

While the U.S. unemployment rate has remained frustratingly high, the sector specializing in short-term and freelance jobs has taken on a split personality of sorts. Demand for contractors is ticking upward, but pay rates are going the other way.

Daily Blogwatch: The Good News About Housing

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts about the value of the Titanic ruins, a book review of Michael Lewis's The Big Short and the good news about housing.

U.S. Job Market Suffers Another Bruising Month

With nation stuck in job drought -- adding just 71,000 new private sector jobs -- more pressure will be on the Federal Reserve to do what it can to stimulate an economy that's operating well below its potential. One puzzle: How to create jobs in a period of soaring productivity?

Freelance Nation: Why Good Jobs May Not Come Back

Many of the jobs that have been lost in the recession are unlikely to come back. Those that do are more likely to be freelance, temporary or contract positions rather than permanent jobs with benefits. Technology, off-shoring and the disappearance of bubble-era jobs are all to blame.