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Facebook Launches Job Search App
CNNMoney

Posted on November 14, 2012 by Julianne Pepitone
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Watch out, LinkedIn. Facebook is jumping into the job search space, with a Social Jobs App that includes listings from services like Monster and BranchOut. The app, which launched Wednesday, currently includes 1.7 million job …

Hiring of New College Grads Expected to Rise 5 Percent
ABC News

Posted on November 15, 2012 by Susanna Kim
The job market appears to continue to improve as hiring is expected to increase 5 percent for new college graduates, according to an annual survey by the Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute.

Superstorm Sandy Pushes U.S. Jobless Claims to 439K
U.S. News
Posted November 15, 2012 by Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON (AP) — Superstorm Sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to a seasonally adjusted 439,000 last week, the highest level in 18 months.

Small Business Owners Expect Growth in 2013
Inc.
Posted November 15, 2012 by Matthew Wong
The fiscal cliff issue has yet to be resolved, but it seems small business owners are optimistic about hiring and sales growth next year, according to a new report released by Bank of America.

Affirmative Action Ban in Michigan Is Rejected
The New York Times
Posted November 15, 2012 by Tamar Lewin
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled, 8 to 7, on Thursday that Michigan’s voter-approved 2006 ban on affirmative action was unconstitutional.

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