Survey: Job ads plummet in Dec., Jan.

NEW YORK Online job advertisements declined by 1 million postings, or 23 percent, over the past two months, according to The Conference Board, a business membership and research organization.

In the category of food preparation and serving, the 55,500 online job postings last month were down from the 66,700 jobs ads in December. The January figure also marked a 33-percent decline from the 82,500 job ads in food preparation the same time a year ago, according to

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