Tag: skilled worker

  • Manufacturing: Jobs Boom Is For Real

    Manufacturing: Jobs Boom Is For Real

    The number of job openings for skilled factory workers has increased 38 percent since 2005, according to numbers from the Conference Board that measure labor demand across industries. Continue Reading

  • Why Employers Can't Fill Jobs When Millions Are Unemployed [Infographic]

    Why Employers Can't Fill Jobs When Millions Are Unemployed [Infographic]

    It's one of the strange outcomes of the Great Recession: At a time of high unemployment, when some 12 million Americans are without jobs, some employers are saying that they can't find anyone to hire. There have been lots of explanations for this, from job candidates' lack of cover letters to employers'... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 20 Vocational Job Hotspots

    20 Vocational Job Hotspots

    Although the construction industry suffered a major blow from the recession, Payscale.com uncovered twenty places across the country that offer higher than average pay and high demand for skilled trade workers like carpenters, diesel engine repair technicians, and plumbers. Continue Reading

  • Becoming The Best Mechanic In The World

    Becoming The Best Mechanic In The World

    "Talking to you right now," says Daniel Lehmkuhl (pictured with Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer of the United States). "I never thought this would happen." When Lehmkuhl decided as a child that he wanted to go into automotive technology, he never expected to one day get the attention of the national... Continue Reading

  • Machinist Turns Skill Into Labor Of Love

    Machinist Turns Skill Into Labor Of Love

    Machining helps drive industry in America. Without precision-made parts, many of the products that people rely on day in and day out wouldn't function properly for very long -- if at all. The process involves the use of a wide variety of machine tools to cut or form material, usually metal, to precise shapes... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • Not Your Father's Blue Collar Job: A Look At Skilled Worker Today

    Not Your Father's Blue Collar Job: A Look At Skilled Worker Today

    By Beth Braccio Hering Imagine a 1950s auto mechanic stepping into a modern repair shop. While some familiar hand tools would remain, the worker would be stunned by the sophisticated diagnostic equipment needed to work on ordinary cars equipped with computers and electronic components. The mechanic's high... Continue Reading

  • Alabama's Skilled Labor Shortage -- Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' Leads the Campaign

    Alabama's Skilled Labor Shortage -- Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' Leads the Campaign

    Alabama is home to the Crimson Tide college football team and the birthplace of American heroes including Hank Aaron and Coretta Scott King. Now, a new campaign, "Go Build Alabama," is looking to create more American heroes through recruitment for trade jobs in areas like construction, carpentry, and... Continue Reading

  • Seven Jobs That Make It Worth Skipping College

    Seven Jobs That Make It Worth Skipping College

    Ask most high school guidance counselors, and they'll tell you a college degree is your key to a decent paying job. But that's not necessarily always the case. While many jobs like lawyer, doctor, and professor still require degrees, Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at Payscale.com, helped us pinpoint... Continue Reading

  • Possessed by His Job as a Repo Man

    Possessed by His Job as a Repo Man

    Larry Pittman is one reality star you love to watch on TV, but would never want to meet in person. If he's ringing your doorbell, it's not to bring you good news. More likely it's to repossess your car, boat or jet ski. Although people run the other way when they see the star of 'Repossessed!' coming, Pittman... Continue Reading

  • 25 Highest Paying Jobs -- No Bachelor's Degree Required

    25 Highest Paying Jobs -- No Bachelor's Degree Required

    What do Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and entertainment mogul David Geffen have in common? Huge bank accounts and no student loans. These industry leaders are some of the most successful people in business and none of them has a college degree. The belief that you need a college... 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

  • Does No Degree Mean No Job?

    Does No Degree Mean No Job?

    Joe Turner Often, while perusing the job postings, you'll see listed under the requirements section wording such as "Bachelor's degree or equivalent." Does this mean that those without a degree need not apply? Not necessarily. Although many corporate cultures require that their employees have degrees regardless... Continue Reading

  • 10 Legit Jobs That Don't Require Much Experience

    10 Legit Jobs That Don't Require Much Experience

    CareerBuilder.com "Earn thousands of dollars per week working part-time! No experience necessary!" the job posting title blares. Skeptical? You should be. Think about it: Why would any legitimate employer offer inexperienced employees a six-figure salary for working just a few hours a week? These offers come... Continue Reading

  • 10 Well-Paid Careers with No 4-year Degree

    10 Well-Paid Careers with No 4-year Degree

    A good salary and a rewarding career doesn't have to mean a four-year slog through college. There are plenty of jobs that pay nicely with less education, ranging from certificate courses just a few months long to two-year community college programs. Education costs for most of these careers are modest -- you... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Blue-Collar Jobs of the Future

    Top 10 Blue-Collar Jobs of the Future

    CareerBuilder.com Competitive wages and predicted industry growth mean the future is looking bright for numerous blue-collar positions. So which manual and technical labor jobs are the most promising? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction and extraction jobs are expected to grow 12 percent by... Continue Reading

  • America's Low-Paying Jobs - Need Workers

    America's Low-Paying Jobs - Need Workers

    Jobs at the low end of the pay scale are often overlooked. Understandably, everyone wants to earn a lot of money -- it makes life easier when you're not counting pennies between paychecks. The problem is that, unless you're on the receiving end of nepotism, your first job isn't going to earn you six... Continue Reading

  • Need a Career Boost? 12 Money-Making Certificate Programs

    Need a Career Boost? 12 Money-Making Certificate Programs

    Laid off and looking to flee the floundering industry that sent you packing? Not to worry: Minimum wage work is not your only option. Whether you're in dire need of a new career, trying to earn more at your current gig or you're returning to work after a prolonged hiatus at home with the kids, a certificate... Continue Reading

  • Dirty Jobs (And the Workers Who Take Them On)

    Dirty Jobs (And the Workers Who Take Them On)

    CareerBuilder.com According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the retail sector and in the corporate world make up some of the most popular jobs in America. If you're in a sea of cubicles, the biggest "dirty job" you may encounter is changing the ink on the printer. But there are hundreds of tough... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Jobs ... No Degree Required

    10 High-Paying Jobs ... No Degree Required

    Careerbuilder.com Higher education and higher income often go hand in hand, but a college diploma certainly isn't the only ticket to the gravy train. Just ask Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. These two college dropouts are now among the wealthiest people in the United States, with an estimated... Continue Reading