The country's current jobs crisis isn't a crisis for everyone. In February, college graduates had an unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent. But the unemployment rate for Americans over 25 with no college was over twice that, and for those without a high school diploma, a staggering 11.2 percent. Many of the jobs... Read More »
Since Leighann Neil graduated from high school in 2008, she has struggled to hold onto a permanent job, and has worked as a dispatcher in addition to a gig grinding mortar. She sends out roughly 20 resumes a month for secretarial jobs, but she has yet to hear back from any.
"Employers are looking for someone... Read More »
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been dismissed as a volunteer track coach at a small Eastern Oregon high school because she escorted a 17-year-old boy to the prom.
Melissa Bowerman, 41, who had been coaching the Condon/Wheeler track and field team with her... Read More »
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 »
By Tracie Cone
EXETER, Calif. (AP) -- On his second trip through high school, former C-student Alex Salinas got a lot of A's.
He was 22, however, and an undercover narcotics officer going by the name Johnny Ramirez. When his first semester progress report showed a 3.25 average, the baby-faced police... Read More »
Whether or not a teacher should always grant a child's request for a bathroom break is debatable. Some think students often say they need the toilet when, really, they just want to skip out of class, while urologists say nature's call shouldn't be ignored. The debate has taken on new urgency in San Diego after... Read More »
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 »
People will use all kinds of excuses to get out of jury duty. But it's rare the employee who uses the pretense of having to sit on a jury just to get a little time off from work.
But that's exactly what Mona Lisa Tello is accused of doing, officials in New York City revealed Tuesday. The 61-year-old... Read More »
By Stephanie Reitz
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The economic turmoil that has left many Americans without work is having a disproportionate effect on teenage job-seekers, whose quest for entry-level positions often pits them against experienced older workers willing to take any job for a paycheck.
U.S. labor... Read More »
Photographer Jen McKen often takes senior portraits, dedicating a couple hours to capture the inner beauty of her clients at that critical moment of triumph and transition. Except sometimes those clients are a little short on inner beauty, in which case, they're coming no where near her lens. Read More »
Now that sales of pencils and notebooks are in full swing, kids everywhere are facing the inevitability of going back to school. Their teachers have already been prepping for the new academic year. Though envied for their months long "break" from work, the teaching profession involves some trade-offs. One of... Read More »
Does it actually feel like you're making more than you did this time last year? Because according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you are. The median weekly earnings of the nation's 98.7 million full-time wage and salary workers were $748 in the fourth quarter of 2009, which was 2.7 percent higher than a year... Read More »