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Will Texas Unemployed be Required to Drug Test Before Receiving Benefits?

There's a new Texas bill on an Austin desk waiting to be signed, and it's sure not to be sitting pretty with those that may need unemployment benefits in the future.

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Unemployment Rises in Lufkin + Nacogdoches

From the economic front, the unemployment rate in Lufkin and Nacogdoches climbed almost one full point in January, from December numbers.

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Many Women Out-Earn Husbands

Guys, is it cool with you if your wife makes more money?

Researchers looked at incomes from 2006 to 2011 and found more wives in 2011 were out-earning their husbands.  Some guys get competitive about that, and others say cool, no problem!  Bring home that bacon.

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In Texas, Middle Class Means You Earn Almost $50K per Year

US Census numbers are helping define what exactly it means to be "Middle Class."  That's always been a term to describe families who aren't rich but aren't poor, but the amount of money a family has to earn to keep that description is changing.

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Guys Are Tired of Sexy Women

At work! Guys are tired of sexy women at work.

A new survey says guys are fed up with the hot pants, mini-skirts, and low-cut tops because it's just way too distracting and they're not getting any work done.

What? This is news to us gals. And perhaps some guys too.

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Lufkin Area Veterans Get a Boost From Today’s Job Fair

The stats can be pretty alarming. The unemployment rate in the US is 7.9 percent, but among Veterans that number can be as high as 19 percent!

It’s not easy for military members to wrap up a tour of duty and then find work right away. The transition to civilian life can be tough.

There’s a job fair today that has the goal of connecting Veterans with employers, and placing them in the right work environment. It's at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center.

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Beware of ‘Work-at-Home’ Job Ads, Company Could be Corrupt

There's a so-so, quasi, used, already done, coming around the block again scam, and East Texans seeking work should be wary of the unwanted intruder, and escort it away swiftly and quickly.

Work-at-home opportunities may sound like just the thing to do until an eight to five day is in your employment future, but responding to a "blind" ad could be dangerous to your credibility.

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Princeton Review Names Top 20 Schools For Recreation [VIDEO]

While obtaining a college education today seems to cost more than running for political office, I was stunned to hear that recent high school diploma only grads searching for a job accounted for around 24% unemployment.

Conversely, a recent college grad only measured around 7% of this profile.

Now, you might think this story is about the national unemployment picture, or stats concerning the welfare of our potential leaders of the future, but the surprise topic is really on...

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You Can Earn HOW Much as a Babysitter?!

With school out, babysitting is a good summer job for teens. After you read this, you might want to quit your adult day job and find a babysitting gig instead! The pay ain't too shabby.

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Don’t Make These Resume Goofs

If your email address is "drunkpartychick@something.com" or "jeffreydahmerwannabe@serialkillers.com," you ought not include it on a resume.

Including raunchy and inappropriate email addresses is one of the biggest mistakes you can make on your resume when you're trying to land a new job. What are some other big goofs?

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More Employers Hunting Through Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media to Recruit New Hires

If you didn’t know it by now, employers are using social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as an active part of their recruiting process.

In fact, a new survey suggests that even if you are not providing a recruiter with your social media information, most are still looking at them anyway.

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Checking the Smart Phone is Like Breathing

Smart phones are part of us now. You probably always have it with you, and checking work email on it might be second nature.

Did you know that's adding up to a ton of overtime? Click and see how many people HAVE to check their email on their smart phone before going to bed. We never really get a break.

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