By Jason Lange
WASHINGTON -- American employers hired at the slowest pace in nine months in March, a sign that Washington's austerity drive could be stealing momentum from the economy.
The economy added just 88,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate ticked a tenth of a point lower to 7.6... Read More »
By Jada A. Graves
As one of the hardest-hit industries during the Great Recession, construction saw its largest percentage decline in employment in the post-World War II era, 13.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And as the country began to claw its way out of the economic muck, the BLS had... Read More »
With mortgage rates hitting all-time lows, will jobs in construction finally start to boom? After three dismal years, Al Dio Dati thinks so. The owner of a Yonkers, N.Y.-based residential-construction firm for more than 50 years, he says that expectations are so good this year that he expects to double the... Read More »
No one would wish for a natural disaster on the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy, but if you're looking for a glimmer of hope and opportunity, rebuilding likely will mean more hours and pay for workers who help repair the damage.
After the initial shocks to the economy related to $60 billion worth of lost... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
A job interview is usually the time when an employer gets to know the job candidate's personality to see if he's the right fit for the job. But what if you could choose a job that's the right fit for your personality?
A recent CareerBuilder study reveals the positions that are better suited... Read More »
By Marcus Wholsen
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Daniel Macias is the face of Silicon Valley seldom seen by those who don't live there.
When he was 19, he wasn't starting what would become one of the world's most successful tech companies, like Mark Zuckerberg did at that age when he founded Facebook. Macias spent... Read More »
As the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests show, many in America's middle class are angry about the uneasy economic circumstances in which they find themselves. Most typical wage earners have endured decades of stagnant wages even as costs for food, health care, housing and college tuition have continued to... Read More »
Feel the most comfortable with a tool belt strapped around your waist? Are HGTV and DIY your favorite TV channels? Do you love taking on repair or construction projects around the house (much to your family's chagrin)?
If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, perhaps a career in construction or... Read More »
By Alister Bull
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce fresh steps to boost rural hiring on the second day of a bus tour through the heartland to explain his economic and job policies to anxious voters.
Democrat Obama, who began his three-day tour in Minnesota, visits Iowa and will end... Read More »
By DANIEL WAGNER
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Manufacturers had their weakest growth in two years in July, a sign that the economy could weaken this summer.
The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing executives, said Monday that its index of manufacturing activity fell to 50.9 percent in July... Read More »
While the unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 last month and 216,000 jobs were added to the overall U.S. economy, the construction industry in America remains "mired in a Depression-like state," according to LIUNA -- the Laborers' International Union of North America. Read More »
The good news from the most recent ADP National Employment Report is that there was an increase in the number of manufacturing jobs last month -- up by 20,000. The bad news is that construction jobs decreased by 9,000 during the same period. Additionally, private sector employment increased by 217,000 across... Read More »
Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing
Occupational experts like Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., say that America is climbing out of recession and job opportunities are better now than they've been for a long time. But what does this mean for people hoping to advance their career? What can they do in 2011 to be strong... Read More »
Looking for a well-paid job in construction or real estate? Most people know that the chances of getting hired or getting a raise in either of those industries are pretty slim these days. In fact, average salaries in both real estate and construction are down even from where they were a year ago. But, there... Read More »
Teenagers desperately want to fit in with their peers, but years later, as adults, they want to be different. They don't want to be just like everyone else. (For proof, tell a chef that her duck á l'orange is average and you'll be banished from her restaurant.) Being average can be an insult at times... Read More »
Though the National Bureau of Economic Research has declared the recession officially over, plenty of people are still struggling to make ends meet. Median family income is hovering around $50,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the Consumer Price Index keeps rising. Read More »
The recession has taken its toll on just about everyone in the United States, but it's hit Boston general contractor and cabinet maker David West harder than most. Over the past three years, his remodeling and construction business has dwindled, he's had to reduce his staff, his marriage fell apart, and his... Read More »
Though $50 won't make all your wildest dreams come true, it's no chump change, either. There's still a lot you can get for $50 these days: a haircut, dinner for two, a tank of gas, a 50-day supply of macaroni and cheese. It can buy a lot of life's necessities and simple pleasures.
Now, just imagine what you... Read More »
By Paul Keegan, with Anne C. Lee
Great pay and superior growth prospects. Work that's meaningful. Those are some of the qualities we looked for when selecting America's best jobs. Take a look at which jobs made the top 10 list. Read More »