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Odd Jobs That Pay Big Bucks

LearnVest | Emily Levy | Posted 08.21.2012 | Money

LearnVest: It's time for a raise. How about a new job? How about a job that pays a lot more than you'd expect? We headed to our favorite s...

A Big Reason To Stay In School

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

You know the old advice about staying in school so you can get a job? It's more true now than ever. More than half of the high school dropouts in A...

Why Most U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Are Gone Forever: The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times | MERRILL GOOZNER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

The day after the State of the Union Address, President Obama visited a Phoenix suburb to tour Intel’s still-under-construction computer chip manufa...

How The Decline Of Manufacturing Could Drain Innovation | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Losing an industry or ceasing to manufacture a particular product, in this case stainless steel flatware, has indeed become a fairly frequent event. J...

Those Recent Payroll Job Figures and the Continued Blue Collar Depression in America

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

The U.S. should learn from countries like Germany and better prepare our workers for future job demands. Because at present moment, employment in the nation's goods-producing industries is basically flat.

The Cities Expected To See A Big Gain In Blue-Collar Jobs

The Atlantic | Richard Flordia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The decline of high-paying, blue-collar jobs for lower-skilled workers has caused considerable concern that the U.S. is losing an important source of ...

Significant Proportion Of College Graduates Work Low-Skill Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Approximately one-third of college graduates between the ages of 25 and 29 work low-skilled jobs, according to the Economist. The U.S. trails Spain a...

Electing The New Economy: Time For An Infrastructure Overhaul?

Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Right now, there's something damn close to political consensus for a transformational investment package," Klein writes, arguing that, "the next pres...