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Bad Jobs Rising: 24% Of American Workers Stuck In Low-Paying Bad Jobs

Feel like you and a lot of people you know are stuck in bad jobs? If you’re employed in the United States, chances are about one-in-four that you have a bad job, according to a new study. If misery loves company then people with bad jobs have plenty. Almost one-fourth of U.S. workers are in […]

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World Teachers Day: Teachers Worldwide Struggle To Educate Future Workers

ILO News– Amina* has been teaching for four years and she feels frustrated every day she goes into the government school where she works in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. “We receive a small salary of between US$120 – $190 a month, and when we are in the classroom we have a lot of challenges,” she said. […]

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A 10-Year Decline In Wages For Most College Graduates

By Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute— As the new State of Working America report shows, the last 10 years have been a lost decade for income, wealth and wage growth for most Americans. Perhaps a surprising part of this picture is that the trend of stagnant or falling wages for most workers includes the wages […]

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SHRM-Achieve Survey: Higher Education Levels Will Soon Be Required Most Jobs

The future workforce will need higher levels of education than today’s workers, a new survey of human resources professionals found. A new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Achieve shows that technical and educational requirements are rising across job categories. “Today’s tough job market means that many individuals are currently in […]

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Firms Investing In Scientists Lead Science Careers’ 2012 Top Employers List

If you’re a scientist working for the right biopharmaceutical company you CAN have it all. That’s according to the 2012 Science Careers Top Employers Survey. The big biopharmaceutical companies that have prospered despite global economic turmoil have done so in part by investing in research and development and valuing and respecting the scientists who work […]

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Disability Employment Awareness Month 2012: The Value of Work

By KATHY MARTINEZ— What can YOU do? It’s such an interesting question because it’s wide open to interpretation. But I’ve found that most people, especially adults, tend to answer in the context of employment or occupation. And each time they do, it reaffirms my basic belief in the intrinsic value of work. Put simply, work […]

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Record One-in-Five Households Has Student Loan Debt, Burden Greatest On Young, Poor

By Richard Fry, Pew Research Center— Nearly one out of five (19%) of U.S. households owed student loan debt in 2010. That’s more than double the share two decades earlier and a significant rise from the 15% that owed such debt in 2007, just prior to the start of the Great Recession, according to a […]

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The Working Mom Survival Guide – 11 Steps To Better Work-Life Balance

By SANDRA GORDON– In an ideal world, you’ve got a satisfying career with plenty of time and energy to play with your baby, help with homework, relax with your spouse, get to the gym and catch up with your friends. The reality? You’re exhausted from toiling harder and longer just to keep your job and […]

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New Technology, New Jobs – Educating The Future Smart Grid Workforce

By Karen Stewartson, Government Technology— Not only is Massoud Amin a scholar and educator, he’s also considered the “father of the smart grid.” This Q&A from Government Technology with University of Minnesota professor Massoud Amin discusses the kinds of jobs and skills that will be created by smart grid technology and what it will take […]

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Survey Finds College Graduates ‘Academically Prepared, But Not Marketplace Ready’

With more than 12 million Americans remain unemployed, a national survey finds recent college graduates – the one group which stands to potentially best compete in a highly-competitive, tech-savvy job market – are among the least prepared to find work. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted the survey for the Career Advisory […]

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