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Crappy Jobs: The Next Big Political Issue?

Wal-Mart employee Nidia Flores arranges shirts, Thursday, August 7,2014 in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/The Brownsville Herald, Brad Doherty) This post first appeared at The American Prospect. For decades, the increasing precariousness of work has been a source of mass frustration … Continue reading

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3 work at home online jobs that aren’t scams

Work at home online(Photo: KING) Many people see working at home as the Holy Grail of job perks and thanks to the Internet, it’s totally possible. Whether you want a full-time job or just want to make a little extra … Continue reading

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REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Steve Jobs unveiled iAd in 2010. Steve Jobs unveiled Apple mobile advertising platform iAd in 2010 with a big claim: iAd would instantly take 50% of the mobile ad market. Jobs touted some of the brands that had committed to iAd: … Continue reading

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The 15 Best-Paying Jobs For Professionals With Excellent ‘People Skills’

Are you a natural negotiator or a superb public speaker? Can you get along with almost anyone, anywhere? Do you typically succeed in leadership roles? If you said “yes” to any of the above, you may be able to cash … Continue reading

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Study: Half Of All Available Jobs Are Never Advertised

Hunting job search sites for open positions can seem like the problem of “water everywhere and not a drop to drink”–seekers scroll through page after page of supposedly available jobs, spotting repeats between different sites and frequently viewing jobs that … Continue reading

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Do Higher Minimum Wages Create More Jobs?

Since the release of the May jobs report, President Obama and many in the media have been crowing about new evidence allegedly showing that minimum-wage hikes stimulate job growth. At a speech in Denver on July 9, Mr. Obama noted … Continue reading

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For millions of part-time workers, the jobs crisis isn’t over

All things considered, the U.S. has done a decent job of addressing the jobs crisis of the last few years. The jobless rate in the U.S. is just 6.2 percent, well below the double-digit peak it reached in 2009. In … Continue reading

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Astorino announces jobs plan in Binghamton – Press & Sun

Rob Astorino, Republican candidate for governor, shakes the hand of Endwell resident Jeff Weyant, shipping supervisor at Bob Carr 2.0 Printing Mailing, before he revealed details about his comprehensive jobs plan on Tuesday.(Photo: KRISTOPHER RADDER / Staff Photo) Republican candidate … Continue reading

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Do NJ job seekers have the right skills for good jobs? – The Star

By Robert Freudenberg Are New Jersey’s workers adequately trained for the jobs available? Are skills providers, like community colleges and job training programs, preparing those in greatest need with the tools they need to land the jobs available now, or … Continue reading

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The poor get poorer: Low-wage jobs still dominate

Read MoreSmall-business optimism up, but some signs remain grim Over the past year, lower-wage industries such as retail, wait staff and home health aides accounted for 41 percent of the positions created, according to the latest figures from the National … Continue reading

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