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More Than the Minimum: Obama's Next Executive Action

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The US government is America's leading low-wage employer. With a stroke of the pen, the president can have a dramatic effect on the lives of millions of workers, leveraging not only the $1 trillion in spending on federal contracts, but setting an example that will accelerate similar action at the state and local level.

Are You Working at the Right Job? Here's How to Tell

Karolina Szczur | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Karolina Szczur

During eight years of my career I have worked at more than ten product-oriented companies or agencies -- and I've also had dozens of clients when freelancing. Some of those jobs were terrible, some of them were OK, but almost none made me happy. Up until now.

Manifesto of a Corporate Misfit

Steve Satterwhite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Satterwhite

The old way -- where employees compete against one another for status, raises and promotions, where one person winning means another one must lose, where one withholds from their co-workers because their managers stack-rank their people against each other -- yeah, that day is over.

Dream Jobs That Actually Pay Well

Moneyland | Anita Hamilton | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money

Tommy DeLorenzo, balloon sculptor Where do you live and how old are you? I live in Chicago, IL and am 26. How did you get into balloon art? Even...

Matt Sledge

Where To Find The Fastest-Growing Jobs In America (And What They Are) | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The latest jobs report is a reminder of something that's been easy to forget these past few years: America is slowly getting back to work....

FACT CHECK: Michelle Obama's 'Good Jobs' Claim

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.06.2012 | Business

During her speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, first lady Michelle Obama painted her husband as a president who has created jo...

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...

Latinos And The Good Jobs Crisis

Algernon Austin | Posted 07.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Algernon Austin

If Latinos are to fully recover from the ravages of the Great Recession, they will need not simply jobs, but jobs that lead to increased earnings over time and that also have good benefits. In short, they will need what we call "good jobs."

Ariel Edwards-Levy

'99 Percent' Protest CPAC | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Conservative Political Action Conference drew crowds of protesters on Friday, as members of the Occupy Wall Street movement and labo...

Rick Santorum Needs to Join Occupy Wall Street

Algernon Austin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Algernon Austin

Social conservatives, like Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, have looked just about everywhere for enemies to heterosexual marriage, but they have missed one place: the American economy.

The False Choice: A Flexible Job or a Good Job?

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

Every job, no matter how demanding or challenging, can be tweaked to make it more flexible.

What Kind of Capitalism?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We are surely at a crossroads. Like the choices facing America during the Great Depression, we need to rescue capitalism again. But what kind of capitalism will best serve the most people?

Employers Struggling To Fill Jobs That Pay $55,000-$60,000 Per Year

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a brutal job market, here's a task that might sound easy: Fill jobs in nursing, engineering and energy research that pay $55,000 to $60,000, plus b...

American Job Satisfaction: Only 45% Of Workers Are Satisfied In Their Jobs (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- We can't get no job satisfaction. Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy wit...

7 Facebook Status Updates Not to Make at Work

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

It's great if you have a fabulous job where you get to travel, get chauffeured around in fancy cars, and take meetings with bigwigs. But it's a lot cooler if you don't broadcast it.

What Working Mothers Needed this Mother's Day

Beth Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Shulman

It is imperative that we think of solutions to make the middle class dream possible for working mothers once again.