Category Archives: Work

March Gives Disappointing Job Growth Numbers with Only 126000 Created

Since 2014, news of job growth seemed to dominate the news. Surely some economists and commentators voiced their concerns about the lack of wage growth; however, at the very least, it seemed employers continued to add jobs each month. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces 75000 Job Solar Initiative for Military Veterans

There’s some good news for veterans wanting good quality jobs when they leave the military. President Obama announced a new initiative to drive growth in solar energy by training 75,000 military veterans for jobs in the clean-energy sector. The initiative … Continue reading

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Walmart Wage Increases May Influence Other Retailers to Raise Salaries

Much has been said and written about America’s improving economy as evidenced by a more robust job market and decreasing unemployment rates. In January, the Labor Department reported that 252,000 workers had been added to employer payrolls in December alone, … Continue reading

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US Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs in January, 1 Million in Three Months

Last month, approximately 257,000 new jobs were created in both high- and low-paying industries according to a report from the Labor Department on Friday. The past three months have now seen the addition of 1 million jobs and thus represents … Continue reading

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Strong December Jobs Report Looks Good, but Wages Fail to Keep Pace

The years 2008 and 2009 were characterized by loss: the loss of approximately 8.4 million jobs, the loss of consumer confidence in the markets, as well as steep declines in the values of homes. What did increase were the federal … Continue reading

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Top 10 Highest Paid Private College Presidents

Have you ever wondered why private colleges and universities have such high tuition costs? Some say it is the facilities. Some say it is limited admissions. All of these are factors, but has anyone ever considered that it may be … Continue reading

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Barbie Computer Engineer Doesn’t Know Much about Programming or Computers

Barbie has done it all – from aerobics instructor, to veterinarian, to astronaut, to police officer. So, in this burgeoning start-up culture, it only made sense for Barbie to try her hand at, you guessed it, computer engineering. Mattel recently … Continue reading

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More Hiring and Jobs Filled but Few Pay Raises in Sight for the Workforce

Despite three straight pay raise increasing quarters, the third quarter of 2014 showed a 43 percent decline in the number of raises from the second quarter, according to a National Association for Business Economics survey. In fact, fewer than one-quarter … Continue reading

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Unemployed? Amazon Hiring 80,000 Temp Workers for Expected Holiday Rush

Online retail giant Amazon.com is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers to help cover the expected holiday rush. This is 10,000 more seasonal hires than last year. Why the increase? There are several contributing factors. The online shopping hub has “more than … Continue reading

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It’s Financially Good to be Father: Dads Earn 41% More than Childless Men

Have you ever wondered why you’re single and broke? While being a single man may give you more freedom than being married with kids, having children gives men a bigger salary. According to a new study, men with kids earned … Continue reading

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List of States with the Fastest Average Internet Speed is Interesting, But Not Helpful

When you think about which states have the fastest Internet speeds, Virginia is probably not the one which would first come to mind, but it’s the state with the fastest average Internet speed in the US at 13.7 mbps. That’s … Continue reading

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Apple Settles over E-Book Fixing Scandal but Is It Good for Consumers?

Though still maintaining its innocence, Apple has agreed to settle with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on e-book price-fixing cases in 33 different states. On July 9th this year the technology giant and a group of publishers were found guilty … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Strike at Los Angeles Port Called Off for Cool Down Period

A five-day protest strike by 120 truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been put on hold as both sides agreed to a “cooling-off period” requested by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The cooling-off period … Continue reading

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The Guide to Quitting Your Job and Starting a Business You’ll Love

Working for someone else is never someone’s idea of a dream job. In fact, many people sit in their regular job and dream of starting their own business. If you have ever thought about doing this, what’s holding you back? … Continue reading

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Standing May Deliver More Creative and Productive Office Meeting Results

If you want to make your business meetings more productive and engaging for all those involved, possibly the best move you can make is to remove all the chairs from the room. A recent study from Washington University in St. … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage Millionaire Excerpt: The Game of Life

By Bill Edgar Editor’s Note: The The Minimum Wage Millionaire is a book aimed at teenagers and parents of teenagers who want to better understand how money works. The book puts forth practical approaches on ways for teens with part-time … Continue reading

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Dry Eye Disease? It May Just Be You Staring at Your Computer Screen Too Much

If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, and you thought you had dry eye disease because of a lack of tear production, you may have been misdiagnosed yourself. A new study published by Japanese … Continue reading

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Starbucks Decides to Serve College Degrees to Their Employees

Working at the world’s largest coffee chain just got a whole lot more attractive with the announcement they’re going to begin serving more than just coffee to their customers. They’re now also going to start serving college degrees to their … Continue reading

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Want Consistent Pay Raises? Look at Technology and Healthcare

In far too many industries, salaries have remained stagnant over the last 10 years, but that’s not the case for all industries. If you’re looking for a satisfying job which also looks to have good job security, plus the potential … Continue reading

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Can a Company Prevent Free Birth Control Access? The Supreme Court Will Decide

There are a couple of big cases before the Supreme Court which have the potential to have a major impact on the finances of women and families. In two cases before the court, Sebelius vs Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga … Continue reading

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