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  • Better Paying Jobs Returning to the Middle Class

    Better Paying Jobs Returning to the Middle Class

    Construction, transportation and manufacturing jobs help bring back high-paying careers

    Construction, transportation and manufacturing jobs are leading the way in bringing back high-paying salaries to America's working middle class. Continue Reading

  • Skills Spotlight: Logistics and 12 Related Jobs

    Skills Spotlight: Logistics and 12 Related Jobs

    Do you have what it takes to be a locomotive engineer?

    Those who work in logistics have a very strong set of skills. If you've got them, consider any of these 12 related positions within the industry. Continue Reading

  • 10 Fastest Growing Transportation Jobs

    10 Fastest Growing Transportation Jobs

    Jobs also abound for entry-level and workers with no degree

    The transportation industry continues to grow as the economy strengthens and has actually outpaced nationwide job growth. Continue Reading

  • Humorous Signs Make The Day Better For NYC Subway Conductors

    Humorous Signs Make The Day Better For NYC Subway Conductors

    Yosef Lerner wanted conductors to know they are seen as human

    A NYC creative director and his partner embarked on an experiment to recognize subway drivers. The end result was a lot of happy faces and a video of the tale. Continue Reading

  • 7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

    7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

    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... Continue Reading

  • Workers, State Officials Allege Labor Abuses At Calif. Warehouse Complex

    Workers, State Officials Allege Labor Abuses At Calif. Warehouse Complex

    Workers at a massive warehouse complex in Southern California are claiming that they were shorted wages and routinely subjected to workplace indignities, among other labor abuses, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The workers are employed at three large warehouses at a complex in... Continue Reading

  • GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

    GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

    By Jeff Karoub DETROIT -- General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials have announced. The Detroit-based automaker said roughly 19,000 salaried... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • Obama's Best Jobs Plan Might Be Status Quo

    Obama's Best Jobs Plan Might Be Status Quo

    By PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) -- First, do no harm. Economists say the most important part of the jobs plan President Barack Obama will unveil Thursday night is the renewal of two measures already in place - a cut in Social Security taxes and emergency aid for the unemployed. His new proposals, like... Continue Reading

  • The Most Dangerous Jobs In America

    The Most Dangerous Jobs In America

    As a country, we might not be getting any richer, but we are getting safer -- and apparently a lot less hostile. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual report on workplace fatalities, 4,547 people died on the job last year. This preliminary number is slightly lower than the 4,551 fatal injuries... Continue Reading

  • Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    We know that, especially in today's economy, many job seekers are just grateful to receive a job offer. Make no mistake, having a job offer is a reason to celebrate, especially after all the hard work that goes into a job search. But you shouldn't consider yourself lucky just to have an offer and feel you need... Continue Reading

  • School Bus Driver Fired For Leaving Special Needs Student Behind

    School Bus Driver Fired For Leaving Special Needs Student Behind

    Five hours after a 19-year-old with Down syndrome was scheduled to be dropped off by a school bus driver at a school in Orland Park, Ill., the student was found at the back of his bus, fast asleep. Continue Reading

  • 10 Cities Where Americans Can't Get To Work

    10 Cities Where Americans Can't Get To Work

    By Charles B. Stockdale There are over 7.5 million households in the U.S. in which the residents do not own an automobile. Of course, these homes rely on public transportation to commute to work, schools and shopping. Yet, 700,000 of those households don't even have access to public transit, according to the... Continue Reading

  • Flying High: Jobs in the Aviation Industry

    Flying High: Jobs in the Aviation Industry

    Are you looking for a job in the aviation industry? Here's a little-known fact for you. On August 19th America celebrates National Aviation Day. You won't find a greeting card dedicated to this event but it's been observed on Orville Wright's birthday since 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed... Continue Reading

  • Which Workers Work The Most?

    Which Workers Work The Most?

    Time is a relative concept. Don't worry, we're not talking in an Einstein, speed-of-light kind of way. We mean in a practical, "time flies when you're having fun" kind of way. Most of us feel like times when we're enjoying ourselves go by quicker, while times when we're unhappy, bored or stressed seem to... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Infrastructure Woes: A Roadblock To Growth

    U.S. Infrastructure Woes: A Roadblock To Growth

    By Jason Lange (Reuters) - Long famous for its top-notch highways and passion for cars, the United States is letting bridges rust as traffic chokes overburdened roads, threatening a pillar of its economic strength. A prime example of this neglect is the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. It worked... Continue Reading

  • Illegal Immigrants Fight Their Eviction One Cab At A Time

    Illegal Immigrants Fight Their Eviction One Cab At A Time

    When there's a detour in your route, you just take another one. The drive to evict illegal immigrants from the U.S. has seen its most famous policy manifestations in Arizona, with policies ranging from a controversial racial profiling law to the phasing in of a program called E-Verify. The latter measure... Continue Reading

  • FAA Shutdown To Continue In Partisan Standoff

    FAA Shutdown To Continue In Partisan Standoff

    By JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON (AP) -- A stalemate that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration will continue into September. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate Democrats were unwilling to accept cuts in subsidies for rural air service. Continue Reading

  • Continental Airlines Cancels Dozens Of Flights Due To Crew Issue

    Continental Airlines Cancels Dozens Of Flights Due To Crew Issue

    NEWARK, NJ (AP) - Continental Airlines canceled 24 flights Wednesday, most of them out of Newark Liberty International Airport, due to "crew availability" problems. Continental operates a large hub out of Newark and has about 3,000 daily flights system-wide. It was working to get customers on alternate... Continue Reading

  • United Auto Workers (UAW) Wants Bigger Cut of Detroit's Newfound Profits

    United Auto Workers (UAW) Wants Bigger Cut of Detroit's Newfound Profits

    By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- To help American carmakers stay in business, autoworkers grudgingly gave up pay raises and some benefits four years ago. Now that General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are making money again, workers want compensation for their sacrifice. Just how much... Continue Reading

  • Texas Truck Driver Dumps His Load of Toilet Paper Into River

    Texas Truck Driver Dumps His Load of Toilet Paper Into River

    Think toilet paper really isn't all that absorbent? Think again. A five-mile stretch of the Lochsa River in Idaho is awash with the stuff after a Texas truck driver wiped out while navigating a tight turn and dumped mega rolls of unprocessed toilet paper into the water, the Missoulian newspaper in... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Schneider National Is Hiring a Fleet of Truckers

    Now Hiring: Schneider National Is Hiring a Fleet of Truckers

    At least 300 truckers will be back on the road again. Schneider National, a $3.1 billion company that's one of the largest truckload carriers in North America, is hiring 300 professional truck drivers in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico for its growing Dedicated and Bulk (tanker) divisions. There's a lot of... Continue Reading

  • Eight Jobs You Shouldn't Overlook

    Eight Jobs You Shouldn't Overlook

    By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder Some jobs can have a negative stigma, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give them a second glance when you're conducting your search. In fact, many jobs that seem unappealing from the get go actually provide workers with a favorable work-life balance and other... Continue Reading

  • Uncool! Ice Cream Truck Driver Accused of Battering Boss

    Uncool! Ice Cream Truck Driver Accused of Battering Boss

    Remember the ice cream truck drivers when you were a kid? Smiling, friendly, jolly uncle types who would give you prize tokens with your Popsicles? Some even sold your favorite candy, and would wait patiently while you painstakingly deliberated over your treat of the day. That was back before the term "anger... Continue Reading

  • UPS vs. FedEx: Which Employer Pays Best?

    UPS vs. FedEx: Which Employer Pays Best?

    Despite the fact that gas is nudging close to $4 per gallon, the delivery industry is still going strong. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, delivery and other truck drivers make up one of the largest occupational groups in the U.S., holding 3.2 million jobs. Overall, job opportunities... Continue Reading

  • Five Coolest Ways to Get to Work

    Five Coolest Ways to Get to Work

    Kaitlin Madden, CareerBuilder writer The daily commute is a dreaded affair for many. (Traffic jams and overcrowded subway cars just don't really scream, "Morning, sunshine!") While some of us have little choice but to grin and try to bear the daily grind with the help of the radio, an iPod, a stress ball... Continue Reading

  • Hiring Now: Trucking Companies

    Hiring Now: Trucking Companies

    Curious what truck drivers earn in different parts of the country? Salaries generally range from $40,000 to $68,000, and specialty drivers can earn as much as $84,000. The earnings for drivers in Mississippi are at the top of the range, even though the average household income for the state is only $36,650... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Best-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    Top 10 Best-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    It used to be that entry level jobs were reserved for young graduates entering the job market for the first time, but today people of all ages and experience levels are considering new careers and starting over at ground level. While some are taking the opportunity to pursue their dream jobs, many are... Continue Reading

  • Bus Driver Can't Get Fired for Showing Up to Work Drunk

    Bus Driver Can't Get Fired for Showing Up to Work Drunk

    This is enough to make you want to sniff your bus driver's breath before you pay your fare. A city bus driver in Albuquerque, N.M., has been on paid leave for five months and will probably get his job back soon, even though he obviously showed up to work drunk back in November. This debacle is brought to you... Continue Reading

  • Cab Driver Refuses Passenger, Then Drags Him Down the Street

    Cab Driver Refuses Passenger, Then Drags Him Down the Street

    Talk about over-reaction! A cab driver in Melbourne, Australia recently refused to let a passenger in his cab because he said the intended destination was too close. He then sped off, dragging the would-be passenger, whose arm got caught in the cab, along with him. Continue Reading