Tag: job growth

  • Higher Minimum Wage Correlates With Job Growth

    Higher Minimum Wage Correlates With Job Growth

    Trend bodes well for the American worker

    Twelve of the 13 states that raised their minimum wage since the beginning of the year have experienced more job growth than lower-wage states. Continue Reading

  • Expect Continued Job Growth In Second Half of 2014

    Expect Continued Job Growth In Second Half of 2014

    Employers creating new roles in social media, mobile technology

    The 2014 midyear forecast shows employers are expecting forward movement in all categories of hiring. Continue Reading

  • Where the Best-Paying Temp Jobs Are Now

    Where the Best-Paying Temp Jobs Are Now

    If you've got the skills, these industries are hiring

    A new study shows a big leap across America in jobs for temporary workers. Here are the skills that are most in demand, and where you need to be to use them. Continue Reading

  • A Map Of Where The Most Jobs Are

    A Map Of Where The Most Jobs Are

    CareerBuilder and EMSI identify regional pockets of job growth

    CareerBuilder and EMSI identify regional pockets of job growth. Continue Reading

  • America's New Boomtown City Is ...

    America's New Boomtown City Is ...

    Nashville is leading the nation in job creation. Here's where the opportunities are. Continue Reading

  • One Way Women Make Superior Workers

    One Way Women Make Superior Workers

    By Stephanie Gaspary, director of social strategy and creative services, CareerBuilder According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' data book on women in the labor force, women have made significant progress in the areas of educational achievement and earnings over the past 40 years. Labor-force participation... Continue Reading

  • Silicon Valley Job Growth Exploding: Another Bubble Ready To Burst?

    Silicon Valley Job Growth Exploding: Another Bubble Ready To Burst?

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The Silicon Valley is leading the rest of the country out of the recession with increased jobs, income and initial public offerings last year, according to a new regional report, which found that employment growth in the region has returned to levels last seen during the dot-com boom of... Continue Reading

  • Report: Top 10 U.S. Cities For Job Growth

    Report: Top 10 U.S. Cities For Job Growth

    A new report pinpoints the 10 cities with the best job growth in the country. Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs That Grew More Than 30 Percent This Year

    10 Jobs That Grew More Than 30 Percent This Year

    By Susan Ricker Staying up-to-date on economic trends is essential in a job search. An occupation you may be interested in could be declining in growth, while a similar role might be popping up at companies everywhere. Pulling data from national employment resources, CareerBuilder's Supply & Demand... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Jobs Growth Slows In August

    U.S. Jobs Growth Slows In August

    Looking for a job? Click here to get started. By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. jobs growth slowed more than expected in August, setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to pump additional money into the sluggish economy next week and dealing a blow to President Obama as he seeks reelection in... Continue Reading

  • Want A Tech Job? Here's Why It's Time To Move To San Francisco

    Want A Tech Job? Here's Why It's Time To Move To San Francisco

    By Colleen Taylor The visual evidence of boom times returning to San Francisco is all around the city: Apartments are nearly impossible to find, rents and home prices are shooting up, fancy new restaurants are popping up daily, and the transit system is packed. Now, actual data is backing it up. Continue Reading

  • The 11 Jobs Expected To Grow The Most

    The 11 Jobs Expected To Grow The Most

    America is officially on the rebound, adding 243,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over 20 million new jobs are expected to materialize between 2010 and 2020, but some fields are expanding far more than others, the BLS reported recently. Anything health-care related is... Continue Reading

  • Pursue A Bright Future In The Solar Industry

    Pursue A Bright Future In The Solar Industry

    Job Growth Far Surpasses National Average

    By Dawn Allcot If you're looking for a career with a bright future, you may want to shine a light on the solar industry. The National Solar Job Census 2011, recently published by the Solar Foundation, shows job growth in the solar sector at 10 times the national average for all industries. The solar industry's... Continue Reading

  • Retail Group Forecasts 3.4 Percent Growth For 2012

    Retail Group Forecasts 3.4 Percent Growth For 2012

    By Anne D'Innocenzio NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest retail trade group expects a solid 3.4 percent increase in sales this year, below last year's 4.7 percent increase as job woes weigh on shoppers. Continue Reading

  • 6 New Year's Resolution Strategies for Boosting Career Success in 2012

    6 New Year's Resolution Strategies for Boosting Career Success in 2012

    As we bid hello to 2012 with a sip of bubbly and a few rounds of Auld Lang Syne, many of us will be thinking about which career changes to make starting January 2nd. Whether you want to earn a promotion, get a raise, be a better manager or increase your profitability, setting realistic goals is crucial for... Continue Reading

  • Slow Improvement In Job Market

    Slow Improvement In Job Market

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- Little by very little, the job market is getting better. A closely watched measure of the jobs crisis, the number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time each week, fell to 388,000 in a report released Thursday, its lowest point since... Continue Reading

  • More People Sought Unemployment Benefits

    More People Sought Unemployment Benefits

    By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose back above 400,000 last week. Still, the four-week average, a more reliable gauge of the job market, fell to the lowest level since mid-April. The report suggests that the economy is creating jobs but... Continue Reading

  • Obama To Give Major Jobs Speech

    Obama To Give Major Jobs Speech

    By BEN FELLER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking a jolt for a wilting economy, President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. Continue Reading

  • How Job Growth Can Corrupt A Community

    How Job Growth Can Corrupt A Community

    "Growth, growth, growth" is today's political mantra. And the regions of the U.S. actually seeing growth right now, like oil-rich South Texas, are a lucky few. But less discussed are the growing pains that come with growth: skyrocketing rents, rising taxes, traffic jams and, of course, moral turpitude. Continue Reading

  • Congress Has A Shot At Passing Jobs-Creating Bills

    Congress Has A Shot At Passing Jobs-Creating Bills

    By JIM ABRAMS WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Congress gets back to work after Labor Day it will have the chance to achieve something that has largely eluded it for the entire year, passing legislation that might actually create jobs. With the battering debate over the debt ceiling over, the stage is set for... Continue Reading

  • July Payrolls' Rise Soothes Recession Fears

    July Payrolls' Rise Soothes Recession Fears

    By Lucia Mutikani U.S. job growth accelerated more than expected in July as private employers stepped up hiring, a development that eased fears that the economy was sliding into a fresh recession. Continue Reading

  • Is Texas Responsible for Half the Country's Job Growth?

    Is Texas Responsible for Half the Country's Job Growth?

    They say that everything comes a little larger in Texas. And for the last decade, the creation of jobs has been as fundamental an aspect of the oversize Lone Star culture as the roasts on the ranch. There's no more powerful political weapon in America than a record of generating jobs, and Republican... Continue Reading

  • Private Hiring Picks Up, Jobless Claims Fall

    Private Hiring Picks Up, Jobless Claims Fall

    U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in June and the number of Americans filing for jobless benefits fell last week, strengthening views that the economy is positioned for a pickup in the second half. Payrolls processor ADP said on Thursday that private sector employment increased 157,000 after a modest... Continue Reading

  • Bill Clinton Promotes Domestic Job Growth

    Bill Clinton Promotes Domestic Job Growth

    With the campaign slogan "Putting People First," Bill Clinton rose to prominence in America, thanks to his domestic bona fides, and he's decided to return to the basics this week. The 42nd president will be hosting a summit in Chicago on June 29 and 30 that will focus on generating ideas to spur job growth in... Continue Reading

  • The Best Thing States Can Do to Create More Jobs

    The Best Thing States Can Do to Create More Jobs

    Lowering taxes on doing business might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about ways for states to encourage job growth, but that isn't the case at all, according to a team of economists from Penn State. Their research shows that high-tech training may actually be the key to creating more... Continue Reading

  • Here Come the Jobs, Pay Raises and Relocations!

    Here Come the Jobs, Pay Raises and Relocations!

    According to a study by Dice Holdings, Inc. a provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, employers are increasingly optimistic about hiring these days, with slightly more than half (51 percent) anticipating hiring more professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous... Continue Reading

  • Analysis: U.S. Economy Hits Soft Patch, Jobs to Underpin Growth

    Analysis: U.S. Economy Hits Soft Patch, Jobs to Underpin Growth

    By Lucia Mutikani In an echo of early 2010 when the U.S. recovery stumbled, the world's biggest economy appears to have slowed sharply at the start of this year. A combination of bad weather and rising gasoline prices undercut activity and produced a string of weak economic data, leading some big banks... Continue Reading

  • Nine Good Signs for Job Growth

    Nine Good Signs for Job Growth

    Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly employment report, which tracks job market indicators like national employment level, average hourly pay and hours worked. Because the BLS report is also the source for the official unemployment rate, it's often seen as the authority on the U.S.... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Experiencing Uneven Job Growth Across States

    U.S. Experiencing Uneven Job Growth Across States

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. companies have added jobs for 12 straight months, but the gains across the country have been uneven and a little surprising. California and Michigan, which each suffered some of the worst job losses during the recession, are adding jobs again. California last month had its single best... Continue Reading

  • Number of US Jobs Finally Increases

    Number of US Jobs Finally Increases

    Recent findings by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the number of new jobs created in the US has been increasing since last summer. From March to June of 2010 the number of gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments, increased to 6.9 million. But here's the rub: over... Continue Reading