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 »
By Alison Green
If you've just heard the words, "you're fired," don't panic. By staying calm, you'll be better able to take steps that will help you get over this hump faster. Here are 10 things you should do immediately after losing your job: Read More »
Growing demand for health services and declining productivity will result in millions more health-care jobs by the end of the decade -- regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules next week on "Obamacare," a new Georgetown University report shows.
The demand for workers within the health-care industry is... Read More »
By Claire Kaufman
Want to do good and be rewarded for it? Nurse practitioners bring together compassionate nursing and expert primary care. And nurse practitioners benefit from a booming job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 26 percent job growth in the coming decade, 2010-2020.
Nurse... Read More »
In this era of high unemployment, many parents and students wonder which college degrees pay off -- and which don't.
A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education looked at earnings and unemployment rates among recent and seasoned degree holders as well as those with graduate degrees and found... Read More »
As the nation's baby boomer generation has aged, there's been a corresponding increase in demand for workers to provide health-care services. It comes as little surprise then that the health-care sector has added an average of 28,000 jobs a month during the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor... Read More »
There are few stories more heart-wrenching than those in which workers take advantage of vulnerable senior citizens. But the case involving 86-year-old Renee Fuld is particularly egregious because the New York City woman also is disabled.
Fuld's aide, Jackie Pokuwaah, 52, was arrested last year for... Read More »
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 »
Americans' ever-increasing consumption of medical services in recent decades has led to a seemingly insatiable demand for professionals within the health-care sector. Recent employment numbers show that the industry gained 315,000 jobs last year, including nursing and related fields.
Demand for nursing and... Read More »
Whether companies should pay employees for the time it takes them to get into uniforms required to perform the job has long been a bone of contention between management and labor.
The issue has been raised again by two nurses in Colorado, who have filed a lawsuit because they believe they should be paid to... Read More »
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By Laura Vogel
If you love helping people, but your stomach flips at the thought of working with blood and guts, you may think that a career in the medical field is just out of the question. Not so! Despite what you may think, there are loads of well-paying... Read More »
Ahhh, discretionary income. What most Americans wouldn't do to have more of it. It's the amount of money we have left over after paying for life's necessities -- food, clothing, shelter -- that goes toward buying fun stuff, such as iPads, vacations, jewelry or new cars, and more serious things, such as health... Read More »
By Tom Murphy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More employers are giving workers the option to tame health insurance costs for next year if they provide a blood sample and reveal details about their health habits.
As they present employees with benefits options for 2012, some companies also are offering lower rates... Read More »