Plumber

  • New York City Plumber Says He Was Fired For Helping Save Woman's Life

    New York City Plumber Says He Was Fired For Helping Save Woman's Life

    David Justino said the media attention from his rescue was too much for his employers.

    David Justino made headlines after he applied a tourniquet to help save a British tourist's life. Now he's out of work. Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Jobs In Construction In 2013

    10 Best Jobs In Construction In 2013

    By Jada A. Graves As one of the hardest-hit industries during the Great Recession, construction saw its largest percentage decline in employment in the post-World War II era, 13.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And as the country began to claw its way out of the economic muck, the BLS had... Continue Reading

  • $100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    $100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    With U.S. workers' wages stagnating, the idea of earning $100,000 a year without a bachelor's degree might seem impossible. But there are jobs that command high salaries, have plenty of openings, and require only certification from a vocational school or an associate degree, typically earned at one of the... Continue Reading

  • Plumber Discovers $20,000 Cash Hidden In Vacant House; Turns It In

    Plumber Discovers $20,000 Cash Hidden In Vacant House; Turns It In

    A plumber in Florida who found $20,000 in a vacant home and turned the money over to police is being credited for his honesty. Jerry LaLiberte, 62, of Holmes Beach, was working in the home last month when he discovered two foil-wrapped packets of cash that were hidden in an air duct, WFTS-TV Tampa... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

    10 Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

    Skilled labor jobs can pay well, even very well. Yet, many young people feel the pressure to get a college degree and don't consider hands-on labor. Fortunately, a growing movement hopes to get younger workers enthused about building, fixing, and installing. Continue Reading

  • 6 In-Demand Skilled Trade Jobs And How To Get 'Em

    6 In-Demand Skilled Trade Jobs And How To Get 'Em

    By Dawn Papandrea Ever glance at a home or car repair bill and think to yourself, "I'm in the wrong line of work!"? If so, it's with good reason. Skilled tradespeople who can build, repair or maintain equipment that most lay people cannot do on their own can rake in the big bucks, especially if they build... Continue Reading

  • Are You Smart Enough To Be A Plumber?

    Are You Smart Enough To Be A Plumber?

    It's been called many things -- the loo, WC, the lavatory or simply, the toilet. Whatever you may call it, one thing is certain -- life would be pretty unbearable without it. When something goes awry with your porcelain throne, plumbers can be called in to fix the problem. But a plumber's job goes way beyond... Continue Reading

  • Highest-Paying Trades

    Highest-Paying Trades

    Their jobs may be low on glamour, but tradespeople do the important stuff. They build roads and skyscrapers, fix broken-down machinery, and keep America moving over roads and waterways. Careers in the trades offer a chance to work with your hands, and often let you earn while you learn through apprenticeships or... Continue Reading

  • Blue Collar Jobs in Demand for 2010

    Blue Collar Jobs in Demand for 2010

    Ready for a career change but dread getting another desk job? Then how about trying your hand at, well, working with your hands? "There is a blue collar renaissance going on right now," says Joe Lamacchia, author of Blue Collar and Proud of It: The All-in-One-Resource for Finding Freedom, Financial Success, and... Continue Reading

  • Today's Top 10 Blue Collar Jobs

    Today's Top 10 Blue Collar Jobs

    CareerBuilder.com Blue collar workers tend to get a bad rap. Often unfairly associated with poor education and minimal abilities, most occupations that are classified as "blue collar" actually involve specialized skills, extensive training and technical know-how. Unfortunately, the job market for these... Continue Reading