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Not Your Father's Blue Collar Job: A Look At Skilled Worker Today

Not Your Father's Blue Collar Job: A Look At Skilled Worker Today

By Beth Braccio Hering Imagine a 1950s auto mechanic stepping into a modern repair shop. While some familiar hand tools would remain, the worker would be stunned by the sophisticated diagnostic equipment needed to work on ordinary cars equipped with computers and electronic components. The mechanic's high... Read More »

The 7 Jobs You Need To Learn

The 7 Jobs You Need To Learn

If you're currently looking for a new job -- or want to move ahead in the job you already have -- there are seven jobs you need to learn. Don't panic. You won't have to work seven times longer or harder. These jobs can easily be integrated into your current work with minimal effort. They are accomplished... Read More »

5 Ways To Bring Your Job Skills Up-To-Date

5 Ways To Bring Your Job Skills Up-To-Date

By Maryalene LaPonsie With pink slips seeming to still lurk around every corner, many workers are anxious about their future job prospects. In fact, only 38 percent of workers expressed confidence in their ability to find a new job, according to the July Employee Confidence Index calculated by the SFN Group,... Read More »

How to Determine How Valuable You Are

How to Determine How Valuable You Are

How can I begin to figure out what my skills are worth to other people? -- Tiffany, Miami, Fla. Read More »

Gene Simmons: Hard Work, Many Pursuits Are the Kiss of Success

Gene Simmons: Hard Work, Many Pursuits Are the Kiss of Success

Gene Simmons has rock star written all over him, and that can be a good thing and a bad thing. As a bassist, singer and founding member of the iconic '70s hard-rock band Kiss, Simmons (pictured) is frequently associated with the wild lifestyle of many famous musicians, including drug and alcohol abuse. "But... Read More »

Juvenile Offenders Get $20 Million in Job Grants

Juvenile Offenders Get $20 Million in Job Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $20 million in grants through its Civic Justice Corps program. Projects funded through these grants will help juvenile offenders gain valuable jobs skills, and participants will demonstrate accountability for their actions through... Read More »

You Took a Demotion; Now What?

You Took a Demotion; Now What?

Five years ago, Bill M's star seemed to be shining brightly as he accepted his second promotion in three years at a major financial services firm. Then, amid budget-tightening last fall, the company gave him an unappealing choice: a lower level position or a severance package. With two kids, a stay-at-home wife... Read More »

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