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Job openings rise sharply to most in 2 years

WASHINGTON — Employers posted a sharp increase in job openings in October, raising hopes that hiring could pick up in the coming months. The Labor Department says businesses and government advertised nearly 3.4 million jobs at the end of October, ...

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Md. law firms rethink approach to summer associate programs

Summer associate programs at some of the larger and mid-sized law firms around Baltimore are a mixed bag this year. Some firms, like Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP and Ballard Spahr LLP, have jettisoned the programs for 2011; others, like ...

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Jobless claims rise but broader trend offers hope

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits barely rose last week, offering some hope that the job market may be improving. But claims need to fall further to bring down the 9.6 percent unemployment rate. Initial claims ...

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UPS to hire about 50,000 workers for holiday season

ATLANTA — UPS says it will hire about 50,000 temporary workers to handle the crush of holiday shipments this year. United Parcel Service said Tuesday that it expects to deliver 430 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The busiest should ...

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Applications for jobless aid rise sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines. The increase undermines hopes that unemployment claims, after falling four times in the previous five weeks, were on a sustained downward ...

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Job openings rise for first time since April

WASHINGTON — Job openings are rising modestly, a sign that employers may step up hiring soon. But rising openings in the past year haven’t reduced unemployment, heightening concerns that the unemployed might lack the skills to fill the jobs that ...

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