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Seasonal Work Is Hard to Fill Regardless of Unemployment Rate

There was a time when a person would do just about anything in order to make ends meet. However, even with the unemployment rate dangling somewhere around 8 percent, many companies claim that they cannot find enough help to staff their operations.

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What to Do (and Not Do) For Halloween at Work

I guess it depends on the office.  Some work places go all out for Halloween, but at some you would think it's any other day.  if you are participating at work, there are some ground rules.

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How You Start Your Day Matters

Does who you bump into or encounter on your way into workdetermine how your day will go?

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Joy FM is Looking for Digital Interns!

Townsquare Media Buffalo is looking to hire digital interns to assist with the editorial operations of the company’s local websites, including the creation of local digital content.

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Do You Eat Lunch at Your Desk? — Survey of the Day

Recently, Applebee's launched a "lunch decoy" ad campaign which encourages folks to reclaim their lunch break. So, how many people are taking their midday meal at their desk?

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Knowing Your Co-Workers’ Salaries Makes You More Productive — Dollars and Sense

Discussing salaries is taboo in many workplaces, but maybe it shouldn't be. New research suggests that knowing how your pay compares to your colleagues' pay may make workers more productive.

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Would You Quit Your Job If You Won the Lottery? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from CouponCabin.com of 2,570 adults, 50 percent play the lottery. And of that percentage, 65 percent would continue to live frugally it they happened to win big.

But would a frugal life include keeping their job and continuing to draw their salary?

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Stressed at Work? It’s Probably Your Parents’ Fault

It might be easy to blame your boss for all the work-related stress and high anxiety coursing through your veins, but a new study suggests that you might want to start pointing the finger at your family instead.

Well, sort of. Scientists have found that genetics play a significant role in how you react to your work environment.

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Sleeping In on the Weekends Could Actually Ruin Your Work Week

For some people, the weekend is spent trying to catch up on all the sleep they deprived themselves of throughout the course of the last week. Yet, while sleeping in can be somewhat of a godsend, new research finds that it might actually make you more tired throughout the week.

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Study Shows that Most Workers Don't Expect Holiday Bonus
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Study Shows Most Workers Don’t Expect Any Holiday Bonus — Dollars and Sense

Listen up employers. According to a new study, most workers would be happy with virtually any amount as a holiday bonus, even a measly $25.

That's most likely because the majority don't expect to get anything at all.

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Kohl’s Hiring Massive for Holidays — Where to Apply in Buffalo

If you need would like a brand new job or just need some extra cash, especially during this holiday season, this may be your chance. Kohl's is set to hire nearly 52,000 people within the next couple months in order to prep for holiday season.

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Should Teachers Be Allowed to Strike? — Survey of the Day

Chicago is in the midst of teacher strike that is affecting roughly 350,000 students.

There is some debate over whether the strike is permitted under Illinois law since the unions' list of grievances extends beyond pay and benefits -- which are the only issues they have the legal right to strike over.

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