U.S. employers are gaining confidence heading into year's end, hiring at the quickest clip since before Washington's political dysfunction rattled consumers and businesses this fall.
Richard Meyer's insight:
Despite the gains, American workers still face a tough job market. More than four years into the recovery, the economy remains 1.3 million jobs short of its 2008 peak—even as the population has grown. And nearly 11 million Americans remain unemployed, with the ranks of those jobless for six months remaining stubbornly high at more than 4 million. Many jobless Americans are simply giving up, keeping the share of Americans either working or looking for work near a 35-year low.
It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at work can become more than a short term spike of too many items on the todo list: it may be burnout.
There's little doubt that Amazon is the future of retailing. Its CEO, Jeff Bezos, is one of the most admired and scrutinized businessmen in the world. How did he build the company into what it is today?