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Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Approved Bill Would Drug Test Some Unemployment Benefit Applicants

It looks like a bill that would drug test some Texans who receive unemployment will become law.


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Accused Killer Jumps Off Bridge

A man charged with killing his wife last month in McKinney, Eric Merz, has committed suicide. Police have confirmed with CBS 11 that Merz jumped off a bridge Sunday at Hwy 121 and Hwy 75.

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Only Non-Smokers Need Apply At Baylor

A new hiring limitation by one employer could make the job search even harder. The Baylor Health Care System has decided that if you use tobacco, in any form, you won’t get a job with them.


Arlington resident Ronnell Nicholson rides his bike to look for work, after his car was destroyed by fire. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Man’s Car Catches Fire While He Attends Job Fair

Searching for a job can be grueling. While one Arlington man has seen most everything, his current unemployment isn’t his only challenge of late.


Job seekers stand in line to have their resumes critiqued at a career and job resource fair. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Dealing With Job Insecurity & Preparing For The ‘What Ifs’

According to a recent Gallup Poll, some 30 percent of American workers are worried about losing their job. CBS 11 News looks at what smart workers should be doing before that happens.


Underemployed North Texas employee Ross Wyche. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texans Among Millions Of Underemployed Americans

There are some 14 million Americans counted among the ranks of the unemployed. Outside of those with no job at all, North Texans join the millions who are actively looking for work — they are the under-employed.


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Older Workers A Large Part Of North Texas Unemployed

Just last week, the unemployment rate in Texas dropped from 9- to 8-percent and a good chunk of those unemployed are over the age of 50. Many are finding themselves in unknown territory, unsure how to make it in today’s marketplace.