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Jobless claims fall to lowest level since September 2022

Alicia Wallace, CNN January 18, 2024

CNN -- The number of Americans making first-time claims for jobless benefits dropped last week to a level not seen since the fall of 2022. There were an estimated 187,000 initial claims...

Disney store at Times Square, Midtown Manhattan in New York, United States, on October 22, 2022.
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Disney cutting 7,000 jobs

Chris Isidore, CNN February 8, 2023

CNN— Disney became the latest company to report deep job cuts, as it said it would cut 7,000 jobs from its global workforce. “While this is necessary to address the challenges we’re facing today,...

U.S. President Joe Biden is flanked by National Economic Council Director Brian Deese and White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse as he speaks about the economy and the January jobs report at the White House today. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Biden calls latest jobs report ‘strikingly good news’

Maegan Vazquez, CNN February 3, 2023

CNN— President Joe Biden said Friday’s jobs report is “strikingly good news,” arguing that it’s yet another sign that his economic plan is working. “Next week I’ll be reporting on the...

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A record number of Americans quit their jobs in September

By Anneken Tappe, CNN Business November 12, 2021

(CNN) -- A record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September as the sheer volume of available jobs is empowering workers to have their pick.The nation had 10.4 million open jobs that month as the...

Biden administration launches $10 million ad campaign, leaders network to encourage vaccination

Latest Ohio Republican anti-vaccine bill could be dead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A House GOP bill limiting businesses' ability to require the coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment hit another roadblock Wednesday, with indications the measure may be...

Starbucks on East Main Street Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Barista jobs offer college students long-term skills, free coffee

Emily Mays Reporter May 10, 2021

As students seek out jobs for the summer or even coming semesters, baristas are continuing to grow in demand and coffee shops in the Kent area often employ college students. Coffee is the second largest...

The pandemic has created new challenges for graduating students.

Graduation and life after college during a pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter March 30, 2021

College students are facing new and unique challenges during the pandemic including worries about the future and stress about job prospects. Many are having trouble finding internships because of the pandemic...

Holly Keller, a freshman psychology major, works at the upstairs dining hall in Eastway on Sept 23, 2015.

Off and on-campus jobs offer similar benefits, different demands

Emily Mays reporter March 25, 2021

Kent State offers many on-campus employment opportunities for students, but some students prefer off-campus jobs that offer the same benefits.Along with that, there are outside jobs that are not on campus...

Mia Baker shares her experience as a humanitarian photographer. 

OPINION: Is the dream job really the dream job?

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer December 10, 2020

Each year PDN (Photo District News) Magazine’s June issue covers PDN’s 30, the magazine’s choice of new and emerging photographers to watch. And for over a decade I faithfully read June’s top 30...

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Future Focused Fridays connect students with industry professionals

Josie Bixler Reporter November 13, 2020

Future Focused Fridays are coming to a close Nov. 20, but will begin again in the spring semester with more resources.The Future Focused Friday events began this summer as a response to COVID-19 and act...

DoorDash driver Brandon Mendez, a senior finance major at Kent State, drops off a no-contact order on Sept. 17, 2020. He places the order in front of the customer’s door, takes a picture of the delivered food, knocks on the door and walks back to his car ready to complete the next order.

College students working for DoorDash as a flexible “side hustle”

Josie Thomas Jobs and money reporter September 25, 2020

DoorDash, a food delivery service, could be a great potential side job for students working through college, offering relaxed hours and at least minimum wage.Brandon Mendez, a senior finance major at Kent...

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Virtual career fair to provide more options for students after graduation

Josie Thomas Jobs and money reporter September 22, 2020

The virtual student Career Exploration Fair taking place tomorrow is expected to provide more opportunities to students than any past Kent State career fair. “It’s really exciting to host this virtually...

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