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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 »

Six Job Skills in High Demand

Six Job Skills in High Demand

For some time now, U.S. economists have concurred that the United States is in an innovation slump. We have fallen behind other countries in several technological fields, especially drug research and software development. The compensation in fields that require innovation is often significantly higher than... Read More »

Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

Health care, health care, health care, right? Sure, hot hiring trends are typically focused on health care and technology, but how about recreation and day care? Dare we even say construction? There are pockets of expansion within various industries that continue to create a demand for workers. Read More »

Researching Career Options

Researching Career Options

Before you commit to a career, you need to have a clear picture of what you're getting into. You need to get accurate information and evaluate it critically. Start by reading about the careers that interest you. The Occupational Outlook Handbook offers detailed descriptions of almost 300 careers. It covers... Read More »

Coming Soon to a Factory Near You: Jobs?

Coming Soon to a Factory Near You: Jobs?

January factory activity in the Midwest rose to a 22.5-year high, signaling improved job prospects in the manufacturing sector in 2011. This is exactly the type of economic improvement America needs most, according to many experts. "The factory sector news is an important positive omen for the broader... Read More »

Group Claims New Policies Destroy Coal Jobs

Group Claims New Policies Destroy Coal Jobs

An internal report obtained by the Associated Press reveals that soon-to-be proposed rules affecting surface and underground coal mining nationwide will cost thousands of jobs across the country, according to coal advocacy group the Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security (FACES of Coal). Read More »

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