By Ashley Lutz
In 2010, college student Chris Pilny ditched his plan to go to dental school and got a job at Victoria's Secret.
His life had hit rock bottom after his girlfriend dumped him.
"Desperate to regain my swagger, I decided I needed to study women, to go somewhere I could immerse myself in them,"... Read More »
Middle class wages, over all, have been pretty stagnant for over a decade. But not everyone's wages have stagnated. In fact, some people have seen their salaries rise at a rosy clip, while many others have actually become poorer.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis has tracked average full-time income by industry... Read More »
Retail salesperson is the most common job in America. The sector is still growing, but most of the jobs come with lousy compensation. The average salary? Just $25,310 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More »
For much of the 20th century, America's unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers -- mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants. But as the U.S. has moved from a manufacturing economy to a service-based one, the face of... Read More »
Seasonal jobs can be a good way for students to earn money while on break from their studies. But for many adults, including parents and retirees, temporary jobs are a reliable source of much-needed extra income during the holiday season.
Seasonal job seekers will find it a bit easier this year than last... Read More »
October's employment report released earlier this month showed continued steady improvement in the job market. But hiring remains sluggish; a number of employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. As the Labor Department reported Tuesday, job openings... Read More »