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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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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... Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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. Read More »
"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. Read More »
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... Read More »