Archive: February 2009
A new wave of expats find themselves thriving in India, despite the global recession. Recruiters, business owners and employees themselves say that despite its own financial woes, the country is – so far – a relative land of opportunity.
By OMAR L. GALLAGE Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — It's not often that someone's job, as they explain it to you, is one you never knew existed. But Jessica O'Connell is used to explaining her latest gig to family...
Pay: Floor, ceiling and wall insulation workers in the state earned a median wage of $14.41 an hour, or $29,970 a year, in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mechanical insulation workers, who fit vats, tanks, vessels,...
An enterprising couple helps older folks transition to smaller quarters while preserving a personal essence. The "move management" field is poised to take off with the aging population.
By Kelsey Hubbard MarketWatch NEW YORK — With layoffs rising and job opportunities scarce, more people are turning to freelance work as a temporary option to make ends meet or as a springboard to a new career. And while...
Pay: The 150 actuaries in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $75,090 in 2007. The job: Actuaries use their math and business skills to assess the risk of events occurring and help create policies to benefit their companies...
Thousands of older Americans with an entrepreneurial bent have started new careers by buying small franchises in everything from beauty shops to home maintenance to tax preparation.
By Hanah Cho The Baltimore Sun A slow economy and labor market can lead many workers to consider going back to school to advance or change their careers. But it might not be the right choice for everyone. For...
By Steve Vogel The Washington Post WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has launched an effort to improve the training of its enormous civilian work force, seeking to repair a long-neglected system for those employees who don't wear uniforms. The...
Pay: The 710 home-appliance repairers in the Seattle-Bellevue Tacoma area in 2007 earned a median wage of $18.09 an hour or $37,630 a year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job: Home-appliance repairers do both installation and...
Now: CIO, CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories Then: Construction helper First job: At the age of 13, I was put to work digging holes, carrying concrete blocks and, most important, making tea for the other workers at a small construction...
The ranks of the unemployed swell with candidates possessing solid experience and education. Many have resorted to looking far below their previous pay scale as their job search continues.
By TAMMY JOYNER Cox Newspapers ATLANTA — It's a familiar scenario relived over and over when you're trying to get a job. You endure the dog-and-pony show — interviews, meeting with managers, talking to a few carefully chosen workers...
Candice Choi The Associated Press Social-networking sites | Personal information, photos can turn into accidental résumé if seen by recruiters, employers NEW YORK — Someone is trying to sabotage your career. It's your online persona. With smaller budgets and...
Pay: The 2,400 architectural and civil drafters in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area — the largest subgroup — earned a median wage of $44,860 a year in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electrical and electronics drafters earned $56,160;...
Kelly Hite, left, and Sandy Love own and operate Central Florida PI in Orlando. "People have a concept of what you should look like, but people meet us and think it's wonderful. We're just hardworking women," Hite says.
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