Archive: January 2009
By Cody Ellerd Special to NWjobs.com It's not as bad as being fired, but being laid off can still pack a heavy ego blow, leaving many among the pink-slipped masses wondering, why me? Getting past the perceived stigma of...
Amid one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression, layoffs are hitting all levels of many organizations. Now is the time to stand out as a top performer to keep yourself from becoming a statistic.
Pay: The 660 medical sonographers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $35.17 an hour or $73,150 a year in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Half earned between $66,210 and $81,050. The job: Diagnostic...
It still pays to earn that degree. College graduates are faring better than the labor force as a whole as the recession continues. But one economist predicts that the unemployment rate for degree holders will reach record levels in 2009.
By Jane M. Von Bergen The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — When the Chrysler plant in Newark, Del., shut its doors Dec. 19, more than 1,000 autoworkers suddenly joined the ranks of the unemployed. At least they will be able...
Pay: The 10,410 groundskeepers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $13.08 an hour or $27,210 a year in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earned between $22,410 and $34,240. The...
Pay: The 1,550 press operators in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $18.36 an hour or $38,180 a year in May 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earned between $28,180 and...
By Lily Garcia Special to The Washington Post Q: Is there a general preference for what women should wear to job interviews; i.e., pantsuits or a skirt? I've heard that some employers prefer women to wear skirts, particularly in...
As pay stagnates and costs rise, more people are taking second jobs to to increase their income. For many, extra work is also a backup plan in case of a fulltime layoff.
In a down economy, graduate school can be seen as a safe haven, one where young workers and those contemplating a career change can ride out the storm.
Pay: Workers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $11.66 an hour or $24,250 a year in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle half earned between $21,400 and $29,160. The job: Gaming-cage workers,...
By Ingrid Stegemoeller Tri-City Herald It's that time of year again when we all resolve to lose 5 pounds, eat more leafy greens and keep a better budget. If your resolution for 2009 is to find a new job...
By Patricia Kitchen Newsday NEW YORK — With declining home prices, tightening credit and the meltdown of major financial institutions, experts say now may not be the best time to think about leaving your job — even if it's...
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