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Coding for GOOD And A Good Job; Innovative Talent Hunt Bridges Job Skills Gap

Learn new job skills for free, show it off and get god job—all on the Internet? Here’s the story of an interesting way of training people, giving them usable in-demand job skills people AND then hiring them. This is really a demo for one company’s online education and training platform, but it does demonstrate how […]

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Record: More Young Adults In U.S. Finishing High School And College

By RICHARD FRY and KIM PARKER, Pew Research Center— Record shares of young adults in the U.S. are completing high school, going to college and finishing college, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available census data. In 2012, for the first time ever, one-third of 25- to 29-year-olds in the United States […]

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Eight Job Options With Great Pay And Secure Futures

By ALIDA MOORE, Payscale.com— As long as you’re going to work, you might as well seek a high-paying job. But can you be sure your most lucrative job option will still be around to pay you that big salary five or 10 years from now? It’s more likely to be if job opportunities in your […]

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ManpowerGroup Urges Employers Work With Educators To Advance Job Training

International staffing firm ManpowerGroup is advocating that U.S. companies develop the skills of their local populations by collaborating with regional educators The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released 5 October 2012, reported the overall September jobless rate declined to 7.8 % from August’s 8.1% rate. The U.S. private sector added 114,000 new jobs last month, […]

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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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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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U.S. In Longest Period Of High Unemployment Since Great Depression

If you’re unemployed and searching for job and it seems like things are REALLY tough out there, it is not your imagination. As far as unemployment is concerned, these are officially hard times, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Not only is the United States is in the midst of […]

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Maine Librarians Bridge Digital Job Divide

By KISTINE CAROLAN, New America Foundation— Patrick Therrien holds a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Graduate Certification in Human Resources Management. During three months of unemployment, Therrien looked online to learn the latest tips on how to build his resume, write cover letters, and give a strong interview. Despite his tech-savvy, he felt […]

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Unemployment, Training and Finding Work in Vietnam: A Big Job

Farmland in Vietnam  is being gobbled up for development at the rate of 17,000 hectares — more than 65 square miles — per year, putting an annual average 238,000 poorly educated rural farmers out of work in the process. Vietnam’s Communist government reports a “high” rate of rural unemployment of 3.74% during the first 9 […]

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