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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. Read More »

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'... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... 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 »

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 »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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