• Jobs Where People Work The Most For The Least

    Jobs Where People Work The Most For The Least

    The average person in the U.S. works just over 2,000 hours per year, or 39.5 per week, and is paid $37,128 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some occupations, however, require long days and night shifts, amounting to hundreds of extra hours, yet they pay the same or even less than most... Continue Reading

  • American Cities That Gained (And Lost) The Most Jobs

    American Cities That Gained (And Lost) The Most Jobs

    As economic conditions in the country improve, it is not enough to quote national statistics and vague data. Tangible, localized measures often paint a much clearer picture of the recovery across the nation. And one of the best is new jobs growth. Between November 2010 and October 2011, the biggest cities in... Continue Reading

  • The Biggest Corporate Layoffs Of All Time

    The Biggest Corporate Layoffs Of All Time

    By Douglas A. McIntyre Eleven American companies have laid off a total of nearly 600,000 people in the past two decades. Each also fired a large number of employees at one time to earn it a place among the largest corporate layoffs in modern American history. According to information 24/7 Wall St. has... Continue Reading

  • 10 States Where The Most Unemployed Could Lose Benefits

    10 States Where The Most Unemployed Could Lose Benefits

    Nearly 2 million Americans currently receiving unemployment benefits stand to lose coverage this January if Congress does not extend the emergency federal unemployment insurance program. 24/7 Wall St. has reviewed a study by the National Employment Law Project to identify the ten states where the most people... Continue Reading

  • The Jobs That Make The Most In Tips

    The Jobs That Make The Most In Tips

    Tips have reached a tipping point. The amount people in the service industry make in tips is up for the first time in three years, according to a report published today by PayScale. The online compensation data company reported that tips fell 5% between 2008 and 2009, remained flat from 2009 to 2010, but rose... Continue Reading

  • America's Most Overpaid CEOs

    America's Most Overpaid CEOs

    It's that time of year again, when proxies are released and many business publications run lists of the highest paid CEOs at America's large public companies. The compensation figures are extraordinarily high, sometimes ranging into the tens of millions of dollars. At 24/7 Wall St., we wanted to see whether... Continue Reading

  • The Retailers Hiring The Most Workers This Holiday Season

    The Retailers Hiring The Most Workers This Holiday Season

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of temporary workers are hired by retailers to handle the demands of the holiday season. The number of seasonal workers added is considered a bellwether for the economy. This season, the projected number of additional hires is unchanged from last year and sales are forecast to... Continue Reading

  • The Colleges That Guarantee the Highest Salaries

    The Colleges That Guarantee the Highest Salaries

    It seems that the top universities deliver on their promises and that a top education very nearly guarantees a successful career and high salary. Princeton graduates, for example, earn $130,000 (median salary at mid-career), while Coker College alumni make about one third of that, or $43,400, according to... Continue Reading

  • 9 Dying Occupations -- Thanks To Technology

    9 Dying Occupations -- Thanks To Technology

    By Michael B. Sauter Since textile workers in England were replaced by mechanized looms in the 19th century new technologies have been continuously taking the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of laborers. In the 20th century -- the age of machinery, robotics, and computers -- the United States has seen... Continue Reading

  • 9 Small Towns With Big Opportunities

    9 Small Towns With Big Opportunities

    By Michael B. Sauter, Douglas A. McIntyre When a recession is as deep as the current one, people may have to look far and wide for job opportunities. The most obvious places to find jobs are in large cities, where the numbers of openings are likely to be highest. However, there are great job opportunities in... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs Americans Can't Live Without

    10 Jobs Americans Can't Live Without

    By Charles B. Stockdale The national unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high -- above 9% since May 2009. While some companies are hiring, many continue to lay off workers, causing an overwhelming sense of job insecurity. However, certain workers may have less to worry about than others. That's because... Continue Reading

  • 10 States Losing The Most Jobs To China

    10 States Losing The Most Jobs To China

    China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a manufacturing job in the U.S. may pay $50 an hour, when salary and benefits are factored in, Chinese factory laborers make little more than a few hundred dollars a month. Continue Reading

  • 8 Companies Where Employees Are Losing Hope

    8 Companies Where Employees Are Losing Hope

    By Douglas A. McIntyre Some companies become so badly damaged because of changes in the competitive markets or due to poor management decisions that their employees lose hope. This may result from the belief that the corporations they work for have little future, or that they will be laid off as their... Continue Reading

  • The Highest-Paying Jobs With The Most Time Off

    The Highest-Paying Jobs With The Most Time Off

    The vast majority of high-paying jobs require a significant initial commitment in the form of education, training and tuition, and then hard work while on the job. Most high-paying jobs require significantly more hours on the job than the average American puts in. 24/7 Wall St. has identified nine jobs that... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

    10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

    Demand for these jobs is expected to increase more than 20% in the next 5 years.

    If you decided on a new career path today, wouldn't you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you were out of school? To serve as a guide, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the best-paying jobs of the future. These jobs will grow the most in the next decade and have median incomes well... Continue Reading

  • 7 Jobs That Will Make You Sick

    7 Jobs That Will Make You Sick

    Every year, people in the United States become ill as a result of occupational hazards. Workers exposed to asbestos can develop cancer. Coal miners can get black lung disease. Some of these diseases can be fatal, even when properly treated. 24/7 Wall St. identified some of the most common jobs that have a high... Continue Reading

  • Steve Jobs' Resignation Letter

    Steve Jobs' Resignation Letter

    By Jon C. Ogg The day that many feared for Apple Inc. has arrived. Steve Jobs is formally leaving Apple as CEO. He has requested to still serve as Chairman of the Board, director, and employee. His letter is below: Continue Reading

  • 10 Cities Where Americans Can't Get To Work

    10 Cities Where Americans Can't Get To Work

    By Charles B. Stockdale There are over 7.5 million households in the U.S. in which the residents do not own an automobile. Of course, these homes rely on public transportation to commute to work, schools and shopping. Yet, 700,000 of those households don't even have access to public transit, according to the... Continue Reading

  • $100,000 Jobs You Can Get With A High School Degree

    $100,000 Jobs You Can Get With A High School Degree

    Going to college used to be a nearly sure way of getting a steady job. But as many recent graduates will attest, this is no longer the case. However, there are hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs that don't require a degree. 24/7 Wall St. has identified the ten highest-paying jobs that only require a... Continue Reading

  • 10 States That Added the Most Jobs in the First Half of 2011

    10 States That Added the Most Jobs in the First Half of 2011

    Ten states added over 25,000 jobs each in the period from January to June 2011. The list was topped by Texas, which added over 117,000. Among the 10, the total net job addition was 517,000. This number may not seem large, but it is, compared to the 18,000 non-farm payroll additions across the entire U.S. in... Continue Reading