In an economy wracked by layoffs and downsizing, finding a new job often means changing career paths. Despite the financial strain and emotional turbulence that comes with job changes, there is good news. Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work. Read More »
Altheha DrePaul is an example of the modern face of immigration in the U.S. Originally from Guyana, she came to America a decade ago and began working as a home health aide.
Like so many workers in recent years, however, she was laid off in 2006, revealing an uncertain future. Undeterred, DrePaul decided to... Read More »
Most of us do a lot of complaining about the unemployment rate and the lack of job growth, but few of us have the power or inclination to do the one thing most likely to solve our problems: create new jobs. John Loewen, president and CEO of BatonUSA, Inc., however, actually acted on a brainstorm to save and... Read More »
If you're looking to make a career switch but need to stay employed, you can learn on the job through an apprenticeship program. Many apprentices are paid from the start, though at a lower rate than they'll earn once their training period is complete.
Probably the best-known careers entered through this route... Read More »