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Novartis Plans 2,000 Jobs Cuts Despite Profit Rise

Novartis Plans 2,000 Jobs Cuts Despite Profit Rise

By Frank Jordans GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG said Tuesday it will cut 2,000 jobs as drug prices come under pressure from governments seeking to reduce health care budgets. Novartis, which posted a 7 percent increased third-quarter net profit of $2.49 billion Tuesday, said 1,100... Read More »

Woman Accused Of Faking Son's Cancer To Receive Benefits

Woman Accused Of Faking Son's Cancer To Receive Benefits

She's even alleged to have shaved her own son's head in the hopes of tricking everyone. A 36-year-old English woman appeared in court Wednesday over charges she bilked insurers out of £100,000 (roughly $150,000). Her scheme is alleged to have centered on her 9-year-old son, whom the woman reportedly... Read More »

Postal Workers Deliver A Message, Not Mail

Postal Workers Deliver A Message, Not Mail

Postal workers may make their livelihood through the mail, but they fight for it on foot. On Tuesday afternoon, postal unions held 492 rallies in all of the nation's congressional districts to persuade their representatives to save the U.S. Postal Service without slashing 20 percent of its workforce. Read More »

Republican Perry Says Romney Health Plan Cost Jobs

Republican Perry Says Romney Health Plan Cost Jobs

By THOMAS BEAUMONT JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Thursday the health care bill GOP rival Mitt Romney enacted in Massachusetts paved the way for President Barack Obama's federal health law last year and cost the state jobs. Perry's criticism was his sharpest yet... Read More »

IBM Putting Watson To Work In Health Insurance

IBM Putting Watson To Work In Health Insurance

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work. IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation's largest health insurers to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments. Read More »

The 10 Industries Americans Dislike Most

The 10 Industries Americans Dislike Most

Who knew the federal government was so unpopular. As was widely noted during the summer's showdown over the debt limit, the most important outcome was not partisan in nature. The true loser was any elected official of the federal government who, whether they were an active participant or not, became tied to a... Read More »

Hate Being Chained To Your Desk All Day? 20 Jobs That Keep You Moving

Hate Being Chained To Your Desk All Day? 20 Jobs That Keep You Moving

Most of us no longer earn our salaries by the sweat of our brows. Instead, we work at sedentary jobs, don't work up a sweat on the job (except from stressful situations), and put on the pounds. Fortunately, not all high-paying jobs are sedentary, especially those in health care and education. A study at... Read More »

Top 10 Jobs for College Grads

Top 10 Jobs for College Grads

They may not be sexy, and they may not sound all that glamorous, but the most important things about jobs for recent college grads is that they're available, they have a future, and most of all, they pay. A recent study shows that specialized health care positions are hot, as are those that involve a... Read More »

Company Vision Plan Saves Employee's Life

Company Vision Plan Saves Employee's Life

For the past decade or so, employers and employees alike have been stunned by the alarming rise in the cost of health care, which is sometimes blamed on over-treatment -- too many unwarranted tests and expensive therapies. But the opposite it true, too. Some workers never or rarely see a doctor, which means... Read More »

Industries to Watch: Health Care

Industries to Watch: Health Care

The effects of the recession were certainly felt in all industries, including those perceived as "recession-proof" like health care. In fact, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, health care spending in 2009 grew only 4 percent, the slowest rate in 50 years. Yet despite... Read More »

How Can a Health Care Bill be a Job Killer?

How Can a Health Care Bill be a Job Killer?

You might have heard on the news or seen in the headlines, the Republicans are trying to repeal the recently passed Health care bill because it's a "job killer." You might be thinking, that sounds odd. What effect can a health care bill have on jobs, especially if you don't work in the health care... Read More »

Top Five Industries for Salary Growth

Top Five Industries for Salary Growth

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 »

3 Emerging Jobs within the Growing Healthcare Industry

3 Emerging Jobs within the Growing Healthcare Industry

Healthcare jobs are constantly growing, even despite a weak economy. As job outlooks become desperate, both experienced professionals and recent graduates are hoping to break into the healthcare industry where jobs are consistently becoming available. The need for healthcare workers will continue to rise, mostly... Read More »

$225 Million Available Now to Help You Get a Job

$225 Million Available Now to Help You Get a Job

The U.S. Department of Labor has more than $225 million in health care and high growth training grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More »

Obama - Jobs Promised to American Workers

Obama - Jobs Promised to American Workers

In his first State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the plight of the American worker and outlined what kind of help the government will attempt to provide. Oh sure, he also discussed war, the deficit, health care and other important issues, but the lion's share of the speech was clearly geared... Read More »

Top 3 Careers to Avoid: According to 150 HR Execs

Top 3 Careers to Avoid: According to 150 HR Execs

Listen up college kids! When global consultant group Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. surveyed 150 human resource executives, they didn't expect such delicious irony. According to the survey (as published by TalentManagementTech.com), the top three careers they advised college freshmen to avoid are: Read More »

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