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These 10 Jobs Are Hot, Hot, Hot

Posted 09.18.2012 | Fifty

By Susan Ricker, CareerBuilder.com Staying up-to-date on economic trends is essential in a job search. An occupation you may be interested in could...

Is Leadership a Dirty Word in America?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

It seems to me it's not that Americans don't value or exert leadership in the U.S.; it's just that they don't seem to like admitting to it. Not even the president.

Breastfeeding at Work, or Somebody Feed That Baby!

Liz Ryan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Flexible programs don't do a lot of good unless people actually use them.

America's Small Business Recovery: Yes, Obama Helped 'Build That'

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Obama, far from shying away from supporting small business, has emerged as its true champion. Why, then, would small businesses be so hostile politically to the president when they're starting to have it so good?

An Open Challenge to Recruiters, Employers and Job Seekers: Let's See How Really Serious You Are About Putting America Back to Work

Mario Castellanos | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Mario Castellanos

I am openly challenging -- as of this moment -- every employment recruiter and every recruitment agency to dedicate ten percent of their time and ten percent of their search time on those "hard to fill" positions employers state they cannot find the people to fit the jobs.

Switching Taxes to Get America Working

William Drayton | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
William Drayton

If we lower the price of labor and increased the price of its only substitute, things, we would employ more people and conserve natural resources. How? Eliminate payroll taxes and add equal new revenues by taxing things like materials, energy, land and pollution.

Guilt Isn't a Job Benefit

Zach Stafford | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago
Zach Stafford

You have a little guilt hanging out in the back of your mind. You're now a part of the American workforce, but some of your friends still are jobless, causing you to feel guilty whenever you're hanging out with them. I'm here to say: Stop feeling guilty.

Back to Work and Back to School: What Kids Are Thinking About Employment

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

The members of this small sample of young people are looking forward to the school year ahead, and focused on what they get to do in their world, just as we focus on many of the same questions, all year round, in ours.

Paltry Payroll Report Strengthens Argument for QE3

Diane Swonk | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Diane Swonk

Separately, the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent (8.25 percent) to 8.1 percent between July and August. That drop is not statistically significant. Moreover, the decline occurred for all the wrong reasons.

Jeffrey Young

97 Percent More: Health Insurance At Work Costs Almost Twice As Much As In 2002

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

Health insurance costs workers almost twice what it did in 2002 even though premiums have grown more slowly since 2007, according to a new survey of m...

Henry Ford's Arithmetic a Timely Reminder

Harlan Green | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Republicans have forgotten Henry Ford, have forgotten that consumers make up 70 percent of all economic activity, and cannot boost the recovery with the diminished incomes of today.

The Awful Truth about the Black Hole

Liz Ryan | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

You're an employer. You place a job ad. A lot of people apply for the job. Some of them seem to be well-qualified and others don't. Is that any excuse not to respond to every single one of them?

Falling Unemployment Rate Not Always Good News

Katie Bardaro | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business
Katie Bardaro

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their August jobs report today and the news is bittersweet. Nonetheless, the news isn't bad for everyone.

Economist: 'Existing Small Businesses Are Unlikely To Expand Before The Election'

AP | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses created no jobs last month, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Busin...

The Value of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Christine Nasserghodsi

While having a background in philosophy may not be enough to start and manage a successful business, philosophy grads do bring a unique set of skills to new businesses.

Career Lessons from Summer Camp

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Even if you've never been to camp, or if it's been ages since you ate s'mores under the stars, you can apply these simple lessons to your career for better satisfaction and engagement.

Job-Hunting? Focus on the Mojo

Liz Ryan | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Liz Ryan

The goal of reinvention is not to pop out of the chute job-ready, but to experience what the universe is trying to tell you about yourself and your place on the planet.

Odd Jobs At The DNC

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.03.2012 | Money
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sayre Quevedo Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio Kedrick Barnes and Tre Randleman say they pull in $150-$200 per day selling Obama buttons. On...

America's Most Stressful Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

Labor Day is a great time to unwind and draw the summer to a close, especially if your job is one of the most stressful in the country. And what ki...

A Labor Day Conversation With Hilda Solis

Martha Burk | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Unemployment is stuck above 8 percent, and many of the jobs that have come back are lower level than the ones lost. But Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to hold that post, is optimistic.

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Noël Harmon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Noël Harmon

Even small improvements in educational attainment can yield big dividends for metropolitan areas.

The Senior Living Industry Is Looking for a Few Good Young People

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Dwayne J. Clark

Today, the senior living industry is not on most young people's radar as a potential career track or even as a starter or part-time job -- but it should be.

Goodwill Is Teaming Up to Clean Up Our Communities With Help From Family Circle

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

For the fourth year in a row, Goodwill has partnered with Family Circle magazine to collaborate on a back-to-school clothing donation drive.

SLIDESHOW: NBC, LinkedIn, Other Top Businesses Promise To Reduce Unemployment

Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact

See the promises our partners have made to reduce unemployment over the next year. Below is a slideshow of the promises our partner organizations h...

Finding a Non-Profit Job Post-50

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

How hard is it to find a position these days in the non-profit sector?