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People do their holiday shopping in Manhattan Mall in New York City in November 2014. Retailers may have a harder time filling holiday jobs this year because of a shrinking pool of workers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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This Holiday Season, Retailers Will Be Wishing For More Workers

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Lineman rodeo contestants participate in an event that simulates an electrical problem to be fixed in Bonner Springs, Kan. The challenge was announced the night before. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Help Wanted: Must Like Heights And High Voltage

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Security and police officers help Pierre Plissonnier, an executive in Air France's long-haul flight unit, to climb over a fence after several hundred employees stormed into the offices of Air France on Monday. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ellsworth Ashman lost his middle-skill job at Entenmann's on Long Island, N.Y., last year. Now he's working at a job that pays half of what he made at the bakery. Charles Lane/WSHU hide caption

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Despite Recovery, Middle-Wage Workers Are Being Squeezed Out

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A worker welds parts in fans for industrial ventilation systems at the Robinson Fans Inc. plant in Harmony, Pa., in February. Hourly wages in the U.S. remained unchanged last month. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Bianca Medici (left), a corporate recruiter for CDM Media, speaks with job applicants during a Chicago job fair in May. The economy added 223,000 jobs in June, and unemployment fell to its lowest rate since 2008. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

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In the face-to-face interview process, research shows that managers tend to hire applicants who are similar to them on paper. Bjorn Rune Lie/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense

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Engaging, mentally stimulating work is good for the brain, scientists say, whether you get paid to do it or not. Running a household can be as mentally demanding as running a company. iStockphoto hide caption

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Oakland Kids Get A Raise From The New Minimum Wage

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