Finding a job in this economy isn't easy, but one way to get ahead is to take a look at careers that fly below the radar of other job hunters.
That's what CareerCast has done in unveiling its latest list of underrated jobs, careers that the job-search website says offer increasing opportunities for job... Read More »
A PayScale reports the starting and mid-career salaries of 1.5 million graduates with bachelor's degrees who attended one a U.S. of college or university. Read More »
Raises have been minimal, or non-existent from 2010 to 2012, according to a survey from Mercer, a New York human resources consulting firm. Most raises have been in the 2.7 percent range this year -- less than the 2012 cost of living adjustment of 3.6 percent.
Clearly, the struggling job market is enabling... Read More »
Large retailers are gearing up to hire throngs of seasonal workers to help with the increased customer traffic many expect for the holidays. They include Kohl's Corp., the nation's third-largest retailer, which plans to fill nearly 52,700 seasonal jobs at its 1,134 stores, as well as at its distribution... Read More »
What makes a job dangerous and potentially fatal? It can be any number of factors, including the type of work and where it's performed. Last year, as the Labor Department recently reported, 4,609 people lost their lives on the job, a rate equal to 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 full-time workers.
While the... Read More »
One of the disadvantages to most part-time jobs is the lack of benefits. But Starbucks Corp. doesn't discriminate, providing the ubiquitous coffee chain's 95,000 part-timers with full health insurance benefits.
For many who lost full-time jobs during the Great Recession and got part-time gigs at Starbucks,... Read More »
An aging population, advances in technology and the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- also known as "Obamacare" -- ensure that jobs in medical professions will continue to grow in the U.S. for years.
Employment for both salaried and hourly workers in the health care... Read More »
The word "startup" for many people conjures up images of a newly formed tech company filled with young, not-too-well paid staffers who are hoping their stock options might be worth something someday.
But that's changing -- at least in tech hotspots, such as Silicon Valley, according to a new online... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Oscar Wilde once said, "When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is." While his sentiment is perhaps a little cynical, it rings true, as every part of life has a price tag attached: transportation, medical bills, groceries,... Read More »
Lots of homeowners get frustrated by unsolicited phone calls from salespeople trying to sell them something that they don't want. But it appears it was a telemarketer's turn to let off steam last week, after he allegedly threatened to blow up the house of a Mead, Colo., homeowner who turned down the offer of... Read More »
By Jada A. Graves
Call it employee malaise, or some component of "The American Dream," but many workers in the United States feel that they're not earning the salary that they deserve. For some of them, that notion is personal and emotional, but not always logical.
Sometimes, though, the idea that a job is... Read More »
He may have taken an oath to serve and protect the public, but a former police chief in California, ousted two years ago amid a pay scandal, now appears more interested in padding his wallet on the backs of taxpayers.
Randy Adams (pictured above), who served as police chief in the Los Angeles suburb of... Read More »
By Abby Rogers and Callie Bost
Unemployment is still a major problem in the United States.
But it looks like we're finally making our way out of the recession, at least in terms of pay wages. Read More »
You look across the table and your eyes meet. You blink and then quickly look away. Was that a smile you detected? You hope so, because you were smiling, too. No, you're not on a date. You're at a job interview and it's going well. It's the second time you've met with the prospective employer and you feel like... Read More »
For some 8 million Americans, part-time jobs are a way of life. Many are cobbling together several part-time gigs while they search for that elusive full-time job. Some, though, prefer part-time work because it offers flexibility and time off for other pursuits, including raising kids.
But... Read More »
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars. That's how much a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee was paid last year under a presidential program that recognizes exceptional performance on the job.
The government worker, a veterinarian, was paid $179,700 in base salary and given a $62,895 "service bonus" for... Read More »
As the nation's baby boomer generation has aged, there's been a corresponding increase in demand for workers to provide health-care services. It comes as little surprise then that the health-care sector has added an average of 28,000 jobs a month during the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor... Read More »
With U.S. workers' wages stagnating, the idea of earning $100,000 a year without a bachelor's degree might seem impossible.
But there are jobs that command high salaries, have plenty of openings, and require only certification from a vocational school or an associate degree, typically earned at one of the... Read More »
By Justin Thompson
Tax season is upon us, with less than two months to go until the April 17th deadline.
Last year at this time I was a contract employee, and I remember the hassle of having to go through my taxes. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I did listen to my mother's sage advice... Read More »
By Steph Auteri
One of the big challenges of launching your career as a freelancer is figuring out how much to charge – and convincing potential clients you're worth that amount.
Do you start at $15/hour? $25/hour? $50/hour? What if you overprice your services and the client balks? Read More »