The recession's over -- yay! To the 8.9 percent of Americans who remain jobless, that's as much reason to celebrate as this year's Groundhog Day prediction for an early spring. (Which also turned out to be substantially untrue.)
For the unemployed, hours and hours spent online and pounding pavement for a... Read More »
These days, baby food is more than just pureed peas in little jars that may get eaten or spit out. And despite the fact that the birthrate in the United States is down 2.6 percent, one woman decided to enter the baby food arena anyway. After just a few years, HAPPYBABY products now grace shelves in more than... Read More »
Many Americans are forced to take pay cuts these days in order to get a steady paycheck. If Lilly Ledbetter gets her way, no woman or minority will make less than deserved and certainly not less than someone else doing the same job.
If her name rings a bell but you're not sure why, in 2009, President Obama... Read More »
There are almost 700,000 hairstylists in the United States. Uncounted in those ranks are the very specialized hair stylists who style the hair of some unique customers that will never complain about their cuts or styles -- because their chairs host dolls. It's a dream job for Luisa Rodriguez, doll hair stylist... Read More »
Men and women are just about evenly split, if you're counting. There is 1.01 man for each woman in the world, according to The CIA's World Factbook. That's about even to me.
But history has shown us that "even" or "equal" existence hasn't exactly been the global or U.S. equivalent of everyone joining hands,... Read More »
Everyone knows Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. But what about Sophie Germain? We have skyscrapers because of her work in math. And how about Danica McKellar? You may know her name, but not all of her work. She might earn her place among those legends because of her work in mathematics. Read More »
Some people love their jobs. Others take that idea a little further and find love at work. A new study by AOL Jobs reports that 20 percent of people secretly dated a co-worker. More men said that no one found out, compared to women.
The survey also found that 25 percent had an affair with someone at work --... Read More »
Kat Manning's job may sound straight out of Hollywood, but not in the way you expect. She's a pet detective, but it's nothing like the old Jim Carrey character, Ace Ventura. She's never even seen that movie, and her days are really more like 'CSI' meets 'Cold Case.'
The Dallas, Texas, resident and her chocolate... Read More »
Remember a time when geeks were the uncool minority? For women in science and engineering fields, they're still trying to be more Bill Gates and less Mary Katherine Gallegher (the nerdy Catholic school girl played by Molly Shannon on 'Saturday Night Live').
Many women in the sciences often remain... Read More »
Women make up 51 percent of the population, but according to a new study by Catalyst, 85 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 ranking have no women on their governing boards. That means 85 percent of companies, including Gap Inc, Fidelity, and Dick's Sporting Goods don't have women contributing to their... Read More »
For one man and one woman hit hard by the economy, it all came down to tonight: 'The Apprentice' season 10 finale. Brandy Kuentzel heard, "You're hired!"
"I'm honestly just digesting it all," Brandy told AOL Jobs. "I was preparing myself for Clint to win. Now I go home and pack and wait for the call."
The... Read More »
Most episodes of 'The Apprentice' end inside Donald Trump's boardroom, with him pointing and tersely saying, "You're fired!" to a contestant. This week, however, began in the boardroom with Liza Mucheru-Wisner getting fired and losing her chance at becoming The Apprentice. Read More »
'Mad Men' is one of the hottest shows on TV. A couple of "real life Mad Men" are setting the record straight about the advertising industry. While the show takes place in the 1960s, there are elements that are timeless.
"Great ideas have traveled with the times," says Mark Tutssel, global chief creative... Read More »
Just in time for holiday shopping, 'The Apprentice' this week encouraged viewers to pull out their credit cards. Selling women's accessories by noted designer Isaac Mizrahi, contestants appealed to the guilty pleasure of many a late night shopper: QVC.
With just four competitors left, Donald Trump shuffled... Read More »