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Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

By Tami Luhby Men have been steadily disappearing from the workforce for more than half a century. In the 1950s, nearly every man in his prime working years was in the labor force, a category that includes both those who are employed and those actively applying for jobs. The "participation rate" for men ages... Read More »

Workers 55-Plus To Outnumber Younger Employees For The First Time

Workers 55-Plus To Outnumber Younger Employees For The First Time

Whether out of economic need or simply a desire to continue working, many baby boomers aren't leaving their jobs anytime soon. In fact, so many workers 55 and older are staying in the workforce, The Atlantic reports, that by year's end their numbers will surpass those who are aged 25 to 34. And the trend is... Read More »

Hate Being Chained To Your Desk All Day? 20 Jobs That Keep You Moving

Hate Being Chained To Your Desk All Day? 20 Jobs That Keep You Moving

Most of us no longer earn our salaries by the sweat of our brows. Instead, we work at sedentary jobs, don't work up a sweat on the job (except from stressful situations), and put on the pounds. Fortunately, not all high-paying jobs are sedentary, especially those in health care and education. A study at... Read More »

Starting Over in the Work Force

Starting Over in the Work Force

The last several years have been financially difficult for many people. The rate of unemployment is high and the economic forecast is promising, but uncertain. Against this backdrop, many Americans have had to evaluate their situations to determine if a permanent lifestyle change is necessary -- whether... Read More »

Increasing Workload Weighs Heavily on Employee's Well-Being

Increasing Workload Weighs Heavily on Employee's Well-Being

Layoffs and Restructurings Increase Employee Workloads Since the Great Recession began, more and more companies are laying off and restructuring their employees in an effort to cut costs and increase profits. As a result, workers are being asked to step up and do more, for less or with less, and are starting to... Read More »

Who Said We Were Giving Up?

Who Said We Were Giving Up?

I recently read an article that claimed the unemployment rate is staying below 10 percent because we unemployed people have just packed it up and called it quits. And according to the statistics, maybe this is a little bit true. Read More »

10 Tips for Moms Returning to the Workforce

10 Tips for Moms Returning to the Workforce

The At-Work Force vs. The SAHM Workforce flickr.com/photos/lab2112 If you have ever been a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) or taken maternity leave, you are familiar with the challenges of leaving the at-workforce and being part of a different kind of workforce, the one that is never-ending, grueling, and the... Read More »

Out of Prison, Out of a Job, Out of Luck

Out of Prison, Out of a Job, Out of Luck

Ex-convicts are 'at the back of the line' in their struggle to find work during the recession. It's a burden Gregory Headley feels all too well. By Aaron Smith If you think it's tough getting a job during a recession, imagine what it's like for an ex-convict. Gregory Headley, 29, knows exactly what it's... Read More »

How to Bounce Back

How to Bounce Back

At the far back of Nicole's closet is a set of uniforms untouched for years, worn when she was a promising young bank teller eagerly gaining additional experience on the bank's sales platform. Next to them are the dresses she wore as a teacher, a job she took to pay her son's way through private school while... Read More »

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