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Where Are America's Skilled Tradespeople?

Where Are America's Skilled Tradespeople?

Opportunities abound in fields requiring vocational training

American businesses are suffering from a talent shortage, and the jobs that are hardest to fill need training in a skill or craft, not an academic degree. Read More »

How To Take Advantage Of The Growth In Construction Jobs

How To Take Advantage Of The Growth In Construction Jobs

Keep your knowledge of the industry up to date

To nab the best construction jobs, applicants need to keep abreast of industry news. Read More »

In North Carolina, Gerbing Sews Heated Apparel And a Family

In North Carolina, Gerbing Sews Heated Apparel And a Family

'Every day here, you see the needle move.'

When Tom Nolan bought heated apparel manufacturer Gerbing he learned to master needles and thread to understand the constraints and struggles of his sewers. Read More »

North Dakota Desperate For Workers To Fill Empty Jobs

North Dakota Desperate For Workers To Fill Empty Jobs

Some 25,000 jobs remain unfilled

There are oil jobs galore in the Peace Garden State, but not nearly enough takers. Read More »

Detroit's Shinola Fulfills Career Dream of Romanian Immigrant

Detroit's Shinola Fulfills Career Dream of Romanian Immigrant

America is still a place people dream about. Even in Detroit

On the manufacturing assembly lines of Shinola in Detroit are the stories of people who have found labor that fulfills dreams and inspires new ones. Read More »

Big Demand For Workers In Construction

Big Demand For Workers In Construction

The shortage of job candidates in construction is real

The slowdown has been attributed to rising homebuilding costs and a skilled labor shortage. Many job opportunities exist in the construction industry. Read More »

Plenty Of High-Paying Jobs Open In Construction Industry

Plenty Of High-Paying Jobs Open In Construction Industry

U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes. Builders would be starting work on more homes -- and contributing more to the economy -- if they could fill more job openings. Read More »

Skilled Workers In High Demand, Survey Finds

Skilled Workers In High Demand, Survey Finds

The United States and other large economies cannot find enough skilled workers, engineers and other in-demand employees, according to an annual study on talent shortages. The study, by staffing services giant ManpowerGroup, found that 34 percent of employers around the world report trouble filling jobs because... Read More »

Unemployment Rates Fall In 29 U.S. States

Unemployment Rates Fall In 29 U.S. States

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates fell last month in most U.S. states, including in some hit hardest during the recession. Read More »

American Manufacturers Importing Workers

American Manufacturers Importing Workers

By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- U.S. manufacturers, frustrated by a shortage of skilled American factory workers, are going abroad to find them. Business for factories has surged recently, creating a huge demand for machinists, tool and die makers, computer-controlled machine programmers and operators. Read More »

Study: Construction Projects Can Help Rebuild America's Shattered Middle Class

Study: Construction Projects Can Help Rebuild America's Shattered Middle Class

As the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests show, many in America's middle class are angry about the uneasy economic circumstances in which they find themselves. Most typical wage earners have endured decades of stagnant wages even as costs for food, health care, housing and college tuition have continued to... Read More »

Becoming The Best Hairdresser In The World

Becoming The Best Hairdresser In The World

Laina Hall graduated college before she finished high school. As a child growing up in the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Hall knew she wanted to be a hairdresser. So she enrolled in community college to get herself trained, while studying the civil war and calculus during the day. Read More »

Despite Setbacks, Skilled Trades Offer A Bright Future For Many Americans

Despite Setbacks, Skilled Trades Offer A Bright Future For Many Americans

America has a self-image problem when it comes to the kinds of jobs we do. Travel to nearly any corner of the nation and you'll likely encounter people who believe Americans don't make anything anymore. That's not true, of course, but in daily life it's often difficult to prove that we still do. Aside from a... Read More »

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. Read More »

America's Skilled Workers Against The World

America's Skilled Workers Against The World

This week, 17 young American men and women will battle it out under 150,000 watchful eyes in a Thames waterfront conference center in London. It's the Olympics of skilled labor, and the U.S. team will competitively plumb, lay brick, make cabinets, wait tables, style hair, and repair cars against 55 other... Read More »

The Secret To Creating New High-Paying Jobs In America

The Secret To Creating New High-Paying Jobs In America

Productivity is the most important factor in the creation of new high value and high-paying jobs in America. When productivity rises, the cost of American goods and services become less expensive than those of other countries. As a result, exports grow and the standard of living rises because people can afford... Read More »

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... Read More »

John Ratzenberger On Why We're Becoming A Third World Country

John Ratzenberger On Why We're Becoming A Third World Country

He gained fame by playing the wiseguy postal worker. But John Ratzenberger, who played Cliff Clavin on the NBC sitcom "Cheers," is nothing but serious now. The actor has found a second career as a social activist. His cause is America's skilled workers. He has advocated for them in documentaries like... Read More »

Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

Here's what real people from across the country earn in industries far and wide. See how your paycheck matches up – or maybe get some ideas for your dream job. Read More »

Hot Jobs For Skilled Workers

Hot Jobs For Skilled Workers

Looking for a skilled trade job or trying to find a new career path that actually has job openings? Check out our collection of hot job lists -- all with the skilled worker in mind. Read More »

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