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Deloitte Exec: Why We Hire Only 3.5 Percent Of Applicants

Deloitte Exec: Why We Hire Only 3.5 Percent Of Applicants

About 85 million Americans work as white-collar professionals in the private sector, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Read More »

How An Extra 30 Minutes A Day At Work Catapults Careers

How An Extra 30 Minutes A Day At Work Catapults Careers

Long-time readers of my articles know that I have a favorite data set: The American Time Use Survey. This annual study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics asks thousands of Americans to keep track of their time. Because it is broad, and based on actual days, as opposed to how people recollect "typical" days,... Read More »

A New Career Option For Ex-Cons: White-Collar Jail-Prep Tutor

A New Career Option For Ex-Cons: White-Collar Jail-Prep Tutor

By Eamon Murphy, DailyFinance From insider trading to getting ready for life "on the inside" -- The Wall Street Journal reports that convicted white-collar criminals are increasingly paying for prison prep from former inmates. Read More »

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... Read More »

Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class

Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal. Read More »

Blue Collar vs. White Collar: Where Are Wages Recovering Fastest?

Blue Collar vs. White Collar: Where Are Wages Recovering Fastest?

There's always been a rivalry between the blue-collar and white-collar workers of the world. Which ones have better job opportunities? Which are better paid? And more recently, whose wages are recovering faster, post-recession? Certainly, both blue- and white-collar workers saw wages plummet during the... Read More »

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