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3 Years and Counting: How Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Inc. Job Search Support and Networking Group Came To Be

3 Years and Counting: How Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Inc. Job Search Support and Networking Group Came To Be

Leaning on and learning from others in the job market

The founder of Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA tells how the job search support and networking group has grown. He is seeking new volunteers. Read More »

The Secret to a Long Career

The Secret to a Long Career

Get family right, says AOL Jobs contributor George Anders

Three books offer great career advice: Robert Hilburn's Johnny Cash biography on job burnout; Phil Deutschle on patience and Sid Fleischman on joy of work. Read More »

What We Read: 3 Books That Changed My Life

What We Read: 3 Books That Changed My Life

The favorite children's book of a children's author

You are what you read. This AOL Jobs series looks at the books that influenced our staff and contributors. Read More »

School Bus Driver Fired For Leading Prayer Sessions

School Bus Driver Fired For Leading Prayer Sessions

George Nathaniel, 49, is also a pastor in Minnesota

Public schools are not allowed to lead prayer sessions. But one bus driver wanted to turn his bus into a church. Read More »

Teaching Jobs Finally Coming Back

Teaching Jobs Finally Coming Back

By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK -- After four years of layoffs, teaching jobs are finally coming back. Public school hiring rose this summer to its highest level in six years. Local school districts added 79,000 education jobs this July through September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's the... Read More »

New York Teacher Gets Paid $75,000 To 'Do Nothing' And Live Streams The Proof

New York Teacher Gets Paid $75,000 To 'Do Nothing' And Live Streams The Proof

Lots of workers waste time at work, but few would want to broadcast video of themselves doing it. But New York technology teacher Francesco Portelos is doing that just to protest his suspension, which he says has left him to languish in a "rubber room" -- a detention center for teachers. Portelos (pictured... Read More »

Get Out Of Your Career Rut: 9 Steps

Get Out Of Your Career Rut: 9 Steps

By Miriam Salpeter Most people are too busy working to stop and think about how to invest in their careers. You may be thinking, "I'm doing my job, isn't that enough?" However, if you want to make sure you stay on the right career track, it takes more than just getting the day-to-day work done to be... Read More »

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Low-wage, unskilled labor was once its competitive edge, but now China is quickly rising as the world's largest supplier of college-educated workers. By 2030, China alone will account for 30 percent of the world's new college-educated workers, predicts a study by... Read More »

Transgender Man Tearfully Tells Senators About His Suffering At Work

Transgender Man Tearfully Tells Senators About His Suffering At Work

Kylar Broadus was a self-described workaholic when he was working for a financial institution in the early 1990s. Then suddenly, he began receiving harassing phone calls and given assignments after hours due the next morning. He was told he wasn't allowed to talk to certain people. Finally he was forced out,... Read More »

20 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

20 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

With all the debate surrounding the value of a college degree these days, many young workers and their parents may be glad to hear there are many well paying jobs that don't require higher education. CareerCast.com recently identified 20 good jobs that need only a high-school diploma, although they do... Read More »

Yahoo CEO Apologizes Over Resume 'Error,' Shareholders Livid

Yahoo CEO Apologizes Over Resume 'Error,' Shareholders Livid

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is sorry for allowing an inaccuracy about his education to appear in his official bio, but not remorseful enough to heed calls for him to resign. Thompson apologized for the uproar caused by the misinformation in a memo sent Monday to the troubled... Read More »

Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

By Anne Gearan WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits. President Barack Obama is signing a wide-ranging order on Friday that... Read More »

$100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

$100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

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 »

7th L.A.-Area Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sex Acts With Student

7th L.A.-Area Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sex Acts With Student

Los Angeles-area parents continue to be rocked by accusations that teachers in the city's school system have engaged students in sexual acts. As the Los Angeles Times reports, a seventh L.A. school employee has been arrested, following an incident in which it's alleged he had sex with a 17-year-old female... Read More »

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum sought to make some political hay last weekend by taking President Obama to task for purportedly saying he wants all Americans to go to college. Speaking to a gathering of some 1,000 conservative activists in Troy, Mich., on Saturday, Santorum called the... Read More »

How To Become An Elementary School Teacher [Infographic]

How To Become An Elementary School Teacher [Infographic]

This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Kristin Marino Perhaps more than any other profession, elementary school teachers hold the future in their hands. A career as an elementary school teacher could put you at the front lines in the pursuit and delivery of a quality education to every child... Read More »

Tenn. Teacher Resigns After Video Shows Her Students Playing Violent Game

Tenn. Teacher Resigns After Video Shows Her Students Playing Violent Game

A Tennessee teacher who resigned after video of her students participating in a hitting contest was posted on a popular video-sharing website says the split-second incident has ruined her career. School officials confronted Mount Juliet High School teacher Kim Evans after video of one student slapping... Read More »

Bible Says Thou Shalt Not Give Teachers A Raise, Argues State Senator

Bible Says Thou Shalt Not Give Teachers A Raise, Argues State Senator

There are a lot of arguments out there for why teachers' salaries should be higher or lower. But the Bible must be a new one. Shadrack McGill, a first-term Republican state senator in Alabama, made the case at a prayer breakfast Monday that teachers shouldn't get a raise, because then they'd be drawn to the... Read More »

Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

By JIST Publishing During rough economic times, workers experience multiple levels of stress related to layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and myriad other issues. Most employees just want to ensure their jobs are secure. Laurence Shatkin, in his new book 150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future, details the most secure... Read More »

Which College Majors Lead To Higher Unemployment? [Infographic]

Which College Majors Lead To Higher Unemployment? [Infographic]

As the recent Occupy Wall Street protests have shown, many young people are angry about the rising cost of college. Few want to be burdened by tens of thousands of dollars in debt and are seeking debt forgiveness on college loans -- especially in light of the nation's lackluster job market, which is yielding... Read More »

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