By Beth Braccio Hering
A loud work environment isn't just annoying and stressful -- it can have long-term consequences. According to Audicus Hearing Aids, an estimated 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous noise on the job, and up to 60 percent of workers in certain fields experience hearing loss by age... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their... Read More »
October's employment report released earlier this month showed continued steady improvement in the job market. But hiring remains sluggish; a number of employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. As the Labor Department reported Tuesday, job openings... Read More »
The debate over job creation has dominated the political landscape of 2012. And with good cause, too, given the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. With so many out of work, it's maddening to many that from 2000-2010, 2.4 million people have been hired by U.S. multinationals in jobs outsourced abroad,... Read More »
As we settle into summer, the big question is: What is the jobs outlook? The most recent reports from the National Association for Business Economics offer wildly different conclusions. There isn't even a consensus on whether the jobs outlook is bleak. But there are some valuable tips and insights that can... Read More »
Many sons with famous fathers feel overshadowed and the burden of living up to a legend. But rarely does that psychological dynamic play out on a reality TV show, as it did this week when Jose Mas was featured on "Undercover Boss."
Jose Mas is the CEO of MasTec, the $2.8 billion infrastructure giant that his... Read More »
It's hard to know how far any of us would go to save a colleague's life, but it appears that four New Jersey roofers were willing to risk theirs after a co-worker fell through a factory roof and plunged into a vat of acid 40 feet below.
The workers rescued Martin Davis (pictured at left), a 44-year-old iron... Read More »
NEW YORK -- Authorities today were focusing on what caused a construction boom crane to crash to the ground at a Manhattan worksite, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another.
The dead worker was identified by police as Michael Simmermeyer, 30, of Burlington, N.J. He was pronounced dead... 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 »
Commentators have poured a lot of ink over the last few years picking apart who is suffering, and who isn't. It was men, then it was women. It was everyone, then it was the 99 percent (or rather, the 80 percent). It is young Americans, black Americans, brown Americans and Americans with only a high school... Read More »
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturers ended 2011 with their best month of growth since the late spring. And the struggling construction industry spent more on projects for the third time in four months.
The data bolstered hopes that the economy is gaining momentum and helped Wall... Read More »
The "working class" usually conjures the image of a low-wage laborer, who never got a college degree, doesn't sit in a cubicle, and doesn't wear a suit. He is also a "he," and a white one too, just like his male proletarian forebears. But racial minorities make up an ever greater percentage of this group. In... 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 »