Tag: 2012

  • Top 10 Worst And Best Jobs This Year

    Top 10 Worst And Best Jobs This Year

    If you've ever watched a TV news reporter deliver a live report and thought, "that'd be a great job," think again. Broadcast journalists, along with their print brethren, newspaper reporters, are among the worst professions in the U.S., according to new survey by CareerCast.com. One reason those two... Continue Reading

  • Obama To Talk Jobs In NC A Day After GOP Contests

    Obama To Talk Jobs In NC A Day After GOP Contests

    By Anne Gearan WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is keeping up a schedule of weekly visits to politically important states with a trip Wednesday to North Carolina. Continue Reading

  • Career Confessions: 2012 Resolutions From 6 Professionals

    Career Confessions: 2012 Resolutions From 6 Professionals

    By Lydia Dishman As we leave the New Years celebrations behind, we may find ourselves forgetting our career resolutions along with the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. Maybe it would help us to hear what other people are planning to do for their jobs in 2012. Continue Reading

  • The 6 Job Skills You'll Need In 2012

    The 6 Job Skills You'll Need In 2012

    This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Rob Sabo Having the right skill set can help you land a new or better job, as well as put you in prime position for a promotion. Some may argue that being a well-rounded employee is more important in 2012 than ever before. High national unemployment --... Continue Reading

  • State Of The Union: All About Jobs

    State Of The Union: All About Jobs

    President Obama mentioned the word "job" 43 times in his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. Since 82 percent of Americans consider jobs a top policy priority right now, this focus makes sense for the president as he enters the last year of his term, as well as the election season. Here are his main... Continue Reading

  • 5 Predictions For Careers And Business In 2012

    5 Predictions For Careers And Business In 2012

    As technology continues to evolve and improve, its adoption in the workplace continues to grow, allowing employees to work virtually from anywhere. That's a boon for many workers, helping them balance competing demands of career and family life. Technology's evolution also helps employers, of course, who see... Continue Reading

  • The Recovering 2012 Job Market [Infographic]

    The Recovering 2012 Job Market [Infographic]

    After years of cutbacks and layoffs, the nation's labor market finally appears to be on the mend. Latest monthly data from the Labor Department shows the unemployment rate inched down to 8.5 percent in December, though millions of Americans remain out of work. Still, the report showed that job growth was... Continue Reading

  • Survey: Only A Third Of Employers Offer King Holiday As A Paid Day Off

    Survey: Only A Third Of Employers Offer King Holiday As A Paid Day Off

    Since its inception in 1986, the holiday commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. has steadily gained acceptance among employers, who increasingly have added the holiday to the list of paid days off. Still, though the ranks of businesses that honor the King holiday have grown, a greater number of... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Best Bets For Jobs In 2012

    Best Bets For Jobs In 2012

    By Debra Auerbach Looking forward to 2012, there is cautious optimism that the economy -- and the job market -- will continue to improve. The recently released National Employment Report from ADP, a private staffing and business services firm, showed private employers added 206,000 jobs in November.... Continue Reading

  • The Big 3 Career Resolutions for 2012

    The Big 3 Career Resolutions for 2012

    Commit to your dreams and the plans that bring them to life We all make New Year's resolutions to do better professionally, to get a better job, a promotion and to make more money, but all too often we fail to harness these dreams to a workable plan of action. The world of work is no longer as secure as it... Continue Reading

  • Slow Steady Employment Growth, More 'Virtual Jobs' On Tap For 2012

    Slow Steady Employment Growth, More 'Virtual Jobs' On Tap For 2012

    Though the job market by several measures remains sluggish, the employment outlook for 2012 calls for continued, albeit modest, improvement. A recent survey by Manpower Inc. shows that many U.S. businesses expect to hire more workers during the first three months of the new year. "Slow, but steady momentum... Continue Reading

  • Pounding the Pavement in 2012: 10 Job Search Resolutions

    Pounding the Pavement in 2012: 10 Job Search Resolutions

    Wow, December is here and another year is right around the corner. Wasn't it just yesterday when we all rang in the New Year 2011? Like it or not, 2012 is coming fast. Apocalyptic predictions aside, this is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers to refresh, start new, and jump with both feet into the job... Continue Reading

  • 2012: The Last Jobs On Earth

    2012: The Last Jobs On Earth

    When the Mayans devised their calendar ending in 2012 more than 5,000 years ago, I bet they had no idea how much end-of-world fodder they were providing for centuries of civilizations to come. With the date creeping closer and a big Hollywood blockbuster imagining exactly how it would all go down, it's only... Continue Reading