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Jobs for High School Students and Middle School Students

High school students and even middle school students are often eager to take their first steps toward adulthood by working part-time. If you are a teen who wants to work, understanding the youth employment situation can give you a better picture of what to expect. Knowledge of U.S. labor laws can help you figure out which types of jobs and work shifts you can apply for. Keep reading to find out about these topics and learn practical strategies for working while in school.

The job market is tough for teenagers right now.
Well, the job market is tough for everyone right now, […]

Highest Paying Jobs – The Top 20, Part 2

Our website recently ran an article listing the 10 highest paying jobs for 2011, the first part of our two-part feature on highly profitable careers. Without further delay, here are jobs 11 through 20 on the list of highest paying jobs.

All figures are based on average salary estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2011.

11. Pediatrician
A pediatrician is a doctor who treats babies, children, and teenagers. If you enjoy being around kids and think you can handle medical school, you can look forward to an annual salary of $165,720.

12. Dentist (specialty)
When we talk about specialty dentists, we’re […]

Fastest Growing Industries – The Top 10

The fastest growing industries in the United States have continued to bring in revenue and provide jobs even during these difficult economic times. Recently, the research firm IBISWorld identified the top 10 fastest growing industries for 2011 and predicted how they would continue to grow through 2016.

So, if you are looking for long-term job security, you may want to consider a career in one of these fields:

1. Voice Over Internet Protocol Provider Services.
Voice over Internet protocol, also called VoIP, refers to protocols that carry voice data over packed switched networks. For example, the program Skype effectively allows you to use […]

Reduce Stress at Work

Learning how to reduce stress at work is crucial in today’s fast-paced business environment. If you are constantly tense and wound up, not only will you have difficulty performing your job duties, you could also put your mental and physical health at risk.

Studies have found strong links between work-related stress and chronic heart disease. For example, a study reported at the 2010 American Heart Association conference determined that a woman’s risk of heart disease, including congestive heart failure and heart attacks, increases notably for those with high levels of stress at work. The study included 17,415 women and spanned 10 […]

Possible Effects of Obama’s Jobs Plan on Unemployed Americans

President Obama’s jobs plan, also known as the American Jobs Act, aims to help unemployed Americans return to work. Congress is currently deciding whether to pass the American Jobs Act, reject it, or try to modify it. This article will explain some of the possible effects of Obama’s jobs plan on unemployed Americans, along with some of the criticisms of the plan.

Obama’s jobs plan would keep unemployment benefits at the same level, establish reemployment programs, and give companies incentives to hire the long-term unemployed.
The phrase “long-term unemployed” refers to people who have been out of work for 27 weeks or […]

The Employment Situation: September 2011

The Department of Labor’s Employment Situation report for September is just barely better than the August report. The unemployment rate stayed at 9.1%, while just 103,000 new jobs were added. Remember that, last month, 45,000 telecommunications employees from Verizon’s U.S. Northeast wireline unit went on strike, and then most eventually returned to work under the terms of their old contract.

So, if you cancel those out, we’re actually looking at 58,000 added positions. As a benchmark, 150,000 positions would need to be added each month just to keep up with population growth, so the employment situation is still bleak.

In this article, […]