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With the unemployment rate hovering near 8 percent overall -- it's much higher for certain age and ethnic groups, and higher overall if you count in the underemployed and those who have stopped seeking work -- jobs are tops on the minds of many Americans.

Even those who are employed may find themselves with shrinking hours, paychecks and benefits or facing shaky prospects for the future.

At least for a few people, a new competitive reality-tv series could be the answer to their prayers, and for others, it may offer insights to improve their professional outlook.

On Friday, Feb. 8, CBS premieres "The Job," from executive producers Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Apprentice"), Michael Davies ("The Glee Project," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?") and Jay Bienstock.

After "The Glee Project," a competition to find a new cast member for the hit Fox series, Davies wondered if there were other areas of life »

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