It's no secret that Americans are working longer and harder than ever. Now, a new poll shows more of us are forgoing the lunch hour and opting instead for a quick bite huddled over our keyboards.
A recent survey of workers found that 62 percent of those with desk jobs typically ate lunch at their desks. The... Read More »
Planning a wedding can be like having a second job, and for nine out of 10 women it's enough work that they admit to using some company time to make wedding plans, according to a recent survey.
And in the name of love, most co-workers and bosses are willing to put up with a bit of lost productivity, although... Read More »
The paper cutter, the stapler, the tie-eating copy machine -- they all pale in comparison to the damage done by your average, innocent looking office refrigerator. As anyone who has a desk close to the break room will attest, the community cooler can do more damage to more people in less time than all the... Read More »
You've Come a Long Way Baby... Or Have You?
Think back to the most common jobs that women held in your mom's day, and if that's not far enough back, think about your grandmother. Do secretaries, nurses, teachers and retail sales clerks come to mind? Now think about the most common jobs for women today:... Read More »
The top 10 fastest growing careers in the next eight years shouldn't surprise anyone who has paid attention to news on where the jobs are, even during the recession. Half of the top 10 are in medical fields, with home health aides at the top with 48 percent growth projected through 2018 and 103,050 annual job... Read More »
President Obama recently announced that the Department of Energy was awarding $2B in loan guarantees to two solar companies that will allow them to scale up their business and is expected to create 5,000 new green jobs.
I recently spoke to Carol McClelland, author of the award-winning book 'Green Careers for... Read More »
You've just had a baby. Six foggy, hormonal, exhausting weeks of adjusting to being a parent fly by -- then you wake up (did you ever go to sleep?) and find it's time to return to work. Your body is still recovering, you're finally getting into the rhythm of breastfeeding and that little bundle of chaos is just... Read More »
According to CareerBuilder and USA Today's most recent Job Forecast nationwide survey of employers, hiring in the second half of 2010 is likely to mirror hiring trends of the first half of the year with hiring progressing at a moderate but consistent pace. Of the 2,534 hiring managers and HR professionals... Read More »
Admit it -- you've been guilty of this: You're sitting at your desk with your head propped up on your arm, pretending to be fascinated by whatever is on your screen, but you're really surreptitiously catching a few Zs before you move on to the next project. We've all been there, done that. Read More »
An academic degree opens many doors of opportunities for a professional, offering an extra edge in the job search.
A business associates degree is a two year degree that you can work for any private or public college and university, but are often sought after at local community colleges.
The degree can focus on... Read More »
By Elle Baker
When their son was 5 months old, Sutton Stokes and his wife Amy "couldn't bear the thought of leaving him" in day care. But there were times when both of them needed to be working. After researching it, however, they determined that the cost of day care for the hours they needed "was too... Read More »
After Memorial Day, our thoughts often turn to summertime, and going to work every day can be even more of a drag than normal. Being on the job can make us a little stir-crazy, especially in the summer. So, some people follow the advice from that old Disney song from Snow White - Whistle While You Work - and... Read More »
These days, the term "humble civil servant" can be a bit of a misnomer. The U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL) currently has more than 100 job openings -- and some of them, like the Information Technology Specialist in Washington, D.C., and the Mine Safety and Health Specialist in Arlington, VA, come with six-figure... Read More »
Everyone's going green; even the blue people in Avatar are coinciding their DVD release date with Earth Day's 40th Anniversary. So why shouldn't you?
Kermit jokes aside, it's not easy being green ... but here are a few tips and tricks you can implement at the office. Not only is it a good thing to do for the... Read More »
By Lauren Fairbanks
Tax season doesn't just bring about miserable patrons worried about income tax bills. It can also bring tax jobs to help you cover yourself in case you didn't deduct enough taxes during the year.
Seasonal jobs in tax preparation abound at the IRS and tax-preparation businesses like... Read More »