Friday, May 29, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
Handy with wires? Electricians are in demand.

Butchers, Electricians Among Jobs Hardest To Fill, Manpower Says

Jobs in the trades top the list of the hardest-to-fill positions in the United States, followed by drivers and teachers, according to Manpower’s survey of employers conducted during 2015’s first quarter.

May 18, 2015
Retirement, Pensions, Tips, Jobs, Savings, Money

Five Jobs That Still Come With A Pension

The value of a pension is an invaluable benefit when considering life after retirement.

May 14, 2015
Money, Jobs, Boss, Self-Employment, Tips, Josh Felber

Five Signs You’re Financially Ready To Quit Your Job

Ready to be your own boss? Here are five easy steps towards a successful self-employment.

May 14, 2015

The Poor Get A Moment

Will we regard poverty as a haunting national problem, or will politicians talk only about the middle class since mentioning the poor is politically toxic?

May 14, 2015
Students, Teachers, Hiring, Jobs, Top News, Education, Advanced Degrees, Learning

Best Teachers Can’t Get Hired By Public Schools

Obtuse hiring standards are making it difficult for motivated and intelligent teachers to find jobs in elementary schools.

May 13, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over’

The safety net has become a sieve, Caroline Fredrickson writes, in her new book ‘Under The Bus,’ about how workers’ rights continue to elude working women.

May 10, 2015
College, Education, Health, Health Care Managment, Degree, Liberal Arts, Medical Training, Jobs

Liberal Arts Schools Branching Out With Health Industry Programs

Liberal Arts schools begin to incorporate ‘health care management’ programs for students who seek ‘recession-proof’ jobs.

April 22, 2015
Jobs, Immigrants, Visas, Infrastructure, World News, Technology Industry

Companies Labor To Get Visas For Skilled Foreign Professionals

The debate over immigrant visas centers, for some, on their education and ability to contribute to the technology industry.

April 22, 2015
Infrastructure, Diary, Farming, Upstate New York, Immigration, Undocumented Workers, Chobani, National News, Jobs

Dairy Farmers, In Dire Need Of Workers, Feel Helpless As Immigration Reform Sours

In the dirty business of dairy farming, finding employees has led some farmers to hire undocumented workers.

April 1, 2015
job application

Hirers Bemoan Wasted Time With Some Job Applicants

Small businesses simply don’t have time to continue to pursue job applicants who express interest but don’t follow through. Said one admin: “I’m not going to chase these kids down!”

March 24, 2015
Twitter, Women, Technology, Advice, Jobs

Twitter’s Sharon Ly, On Closing Tech’s Gender Gap

Sharon Ly, a systems engineer at Twitter, offers advice to women on how to break into tech. as well as how the industry could do more for female employees.

March 18, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Strong February Job Numbers Underline Obama’s Performance — And GOP Failure

Obama’s job record is outstanding and continues to smash the idiotic economic predictions promoted by Republicans.

March 6, 2015
The better-than-expected US jobs number sent the unemployment rate down to 5.5 percent, from 5.7 percent previously

U.S. Adds Surprisingly Strong 295,000 Jobs, But Wage Growth Slows

February was another strong month for the U.S. economy.

March 6, 2015
President Obama in Miami

5 Ways Democratic Presidents Kick Republican Butt

The evidence is clear: Democrats make the pie bigger for everyone, while Republicans redistribute to the rich.

March 2, 2015

Walmart’s Wage Increase A Sign Of Booming Job Growth

The economic recovery is real, and it’s going to get better.

February 23, 2015
assembly line

Book Review Roundup: Will The ‘Rise Of The Robots’ Kill Human Jobs?

A brave new world of even more advanced technology is coming. Are American workers ready?

February 13, 2015

U.S. Economy Produces 257,000 Jobs In January

The U.S. economy continues to make strong gains.

February 6, 2015
Charging Bull

Economic Growth Slows Sharply In 4th Quarter To 2.6 Percent Annual Rate

Economic growth, while lower than expected, remains solid.

January 30, 2015

Jobless Claims Hit 15-Year Low

See the latest piece of good economic news.

January 29, 2015
White House Photo/Pete Souza

5 Ways That Republicans Will Respond To The State Of The Union

You don’t have to wait to find out how the GOP will attack President Obama’s big speech.

January 20, 2015
now hiring

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.6 Percent

2014 was the best year for job growth since 1999.

January 9, 2015
jobs fair

Fewest Job Cuts Announced Last Year Since 1997, Challenger Says

New data suggest that the labor market is getting stronger.

January 8, 2015

Private-Sector Job Growth Picked Up In December, ADP Reports

Private-sector job growth is still accelerating in the U.S.

January 7, 2015
Charging Bull

Overseas Problems Won’t Derail Growing U.S. Economy, Analysts Say

Here’s why the American economy is outpacing the rest of the world.

January 6, 2015
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