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The Return Of Wet Nursing

The Return Of Wet Nursing

Emily recently graduated college with a bachelors in mathematics. She hoped to land a job in actuarial science, but her life plan has hit a few snags. First, she fell in love and got married. Then, she got pregnant. Now as a 23-year-old with a 4-month-old baby, she has a new career goal, at least for the short... Read More »

What Future Nurses Need To Know [Infographic]

What Future Nurses Need To Know [Infographic]

Americans' ever-increasing consumption of medical services in recent decades has led to a seemingly insatiable demand for professionals within the health-care sector. Recent employment numbers show that the industry gained 315,000 jobs last year, including nursing and related fields. Demand for nursing and... Read More »

Survey: Employee Confidence Rises As Economy Slowly Revives

Survey: Employee Confidence Rises As Economy Slowly Revives

The nation's labor market continues to make incremental progress and that improvement has boosted optimism among Americans about their jobs and finding new employment, a new survey shows. In the final three months of 2011, 41 percent of employees said it is "likely" that they would be able to find a job... Read More »

Looking For A Marketing Job? The 5 Job Search Tactics You Haven't Tried

Looking For A Marketing Job? The 5 Job Search Tactics You Haven't Tried

By Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder Writer Despite all the discussion around mainstream media being all but dead, jobs in the marketing and communications field aren't endangered. In fact, a recent survey shows that marketing budgets are expected to increase over the next year, which means more work for marketing... Read More »

The 5 Most Injury-Prone Industries

The 5 Most Injury-Prone Industries

This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Kenneth Corbin Last year, the U.S. workplace got a little safer for some: the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) tallied 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2010 among private sector firms, down from 3.3 million reported incidents the... Read More »

Top 10 Highest-Rated Companies Hiring For 'Big Data' -- Report Card

Top 10 Highest-Rated Companies Hiring For 'Big Data' -- Report Card

For the past year or more the term 'Big Data' has been spreading like wildfire, and as a result, companies are investing in Big Data and hiring all sorts of specialists to support it. Read More »

Green Collar Careers: 5 Hot Eco Jobs

Green Collar Careers: 5 Hot Eco Jobs

By Annie Favreau Everyone knows we should go greener-buy local, reduce our carbon footprint, and recycle every last scrap of paper that comes our way. (I'm looking at you, 300-page budget report). But if you really want to make nice with planet earth, choose an eco-friendly profession. Read More »

Working To End Cancer

Working To End Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and pink can be seen everywhere from lapel ribbons to football players' sneakers. With treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness, breast cancer death rates have been going down since 1990. In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million... Read More »

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... Read More »

The Best And Worst Agencies To Start A Federal Career

The Best And Worst Agencies To Start A Federal Career

By Deanna Glick, AOL Government Apparently, twenty-somethings who work for the VA love their jobs. This is among the insights in a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte based on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 2010 employee survey. Read More »

The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

For many people looking for employment, the promise of job security is a definite plus. Yet for those just starting out in their job search -- or even just considering their major in college -- finding a job that is going to be financially secure and personally rewarding can be a challenge. For those who have... Read More »

Oil Industry Says It Could Create Over A Million Jobs

Oil Industry Says It Could Create Over A Million Jobs

The day before Obama's jobs speech, the oil industry released its own roadmap for American job growth. Repealing regulations on the oil and gas industry, the report states, could create 1.4 million jobs over the next seven years and over $800 billion in revenue over the next 20. Read More »

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... Read More »

Touring With the Band - Music Industry Gigs and What They Pay

Touring With the Band - Music Industry Gigs and What They Pay

Elvis Week runs August 10-16, when fans from around the world gather in Memphis, Tenn. to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll. What would it be like to tour with the King today? It is tough to say but you'd have to imagine it would be lavish and maybe not as wild as his earlier days. The King would be 76 years... Read More »

Step Aside, Hedge Fund Managers: Geek is Chic

Step Aside, Hedge Fund Managers: Geek is Chic

Jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields may not sound very sexy and exciting at first, but once you realize that those fields, traditionally considered the realm of the Geeks, pay better and are growing faster than any others, you might change your tune. These days, positions that... Read More »

More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

Now that the recovery is in full, albeit anemic, swing, workers are no longer so inclined to stay put in the jobs they don't like. Among registered nurses, for example, about one-quarter of those surveyed say that they've had it with their current employers, and will seek a new position as the economy... Read More »

World's Data Doubles Every Two Years, Creating Mega Job Opportunities

World's Data Doubles Every Two Years, Creating Mega Job Opportunities

The world's information is more than doubling every two years-with a colossal 1.8 zettabytes to be created and replicated in 2011, according to a study. Creating, managing storing and securing that data is a monumental task that could create jobs for hundreds of thousands. Read More »

More Disney Layoffs Loom

More Disney Layoffs Loom

Despite the international success of "Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides," at least 200 employees will soon be exiting through the gift shop, as Disney's belt-tightening requires the Magic Kingdom to further reduce its population. Read More »

Five Dying Industries: Ways to Get Out and Move On

Five Dying Industries: Ways to Get Out and Move On

If you're knocking on doors looking for work, there are some doors you may want to skip. The economy continues to show signs of rebounding, with increases in consumer spending and a jobless rate that has declined to 9 percent. But, be careful. While career opportunities are predicted to grow in thriving... Read More »

UPS vs. FedEx: Which Employer Pays Best?

UPS vs. FedEx: Which Employer Pays Best?

Despite the fact that gas is nudging close to $4 per gallon, the delivery industry is still going strong. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, delivery and other truck drivers make up one of the largest occupational groups in the U.S., holding 3.2 million jobs. Overall, job opportunities... Read More »

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