Tag Archives: job market
Wait — haven’t we seen this movie before?
Companies are generating waves of jobs, and unemployment is down.
The same thing happened last year around this time. Then everything faded to black starting with the earthquake in Japan, which struck a year ago Sunday.
Does a happier ending await the job market this time? Economists seem to think so. Read More
In a town dominated by the University of Missouri’s flagship campus and two smaller colleges, higher education is practically a birthright for high school seniors like Kate Hodges.
She has a 3.5 grade-point-average, a college savings account and a family tree teeming with advanced degrees. But in June, Hodges is headed to the Tulsa Welding School in Oklahoma . . . read more Read More
One more month…one more exceedingly painful U.S. employment report
We have now had seven consecutive terrible job reports since the American consumer was told “the sky was falling” last September 18 by Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke and then-U.S. Treasury Secretary Paulson. It was on that day that this dynamic duo emotionally and very publicly asked the U.S. Congress for $700,000,000,000 to fix financial markets.
That request, and the up-and-down discussion within the U.S. Congress during the following week, simply scared the American consumer to death. The consumer stopped spending…companies of all sizes adopted a “shoot first, ask questions later” approach to layoffs…and the economy dropped quickly. The rest, as they say, is history. Read More
Their stories are as diverse as the workforce: a mother heading back to the office after raising her children, an ex-prison inmate looking for a job to jumpstart his new life, or a soldier rejoining the working ranks.
Re-entering the labor force is a daunting task facing more than 2.7 million men and women in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If you’re one of those returning job seekers, it’s time to polish your skills, brush up on your interview techniques and dust off that resume you haven’t looked at in years. Read More