Jobs

A job, or occupation, is a person's role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment ("for a living&quot). Many people have multiple jobs (e.g. , parent, homemaker, and employee). A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent. The duration of a job may range from temporary (e.g. , hourly odd jobs) to a lifetime.
Latest developments about the economy amid President Trump's push for jobs.
  • There's a Big U.S. Gender Gap in Retirement Investing Confidence
    Bloomberg

    There's a Big U.S. Gender Gap in Retirement Investing Confidence

    Women are a lot less confident than men when it comes to retirement investing, a divide that could perpetuate America’s gender savings gap. Among college-educated, not-yet-retired men with self-directed retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s and IRAs, 60 percent say they’re comfortable in managing their investments, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Tuesday. Average and median retirement account balances for men are about 50 percent higher than for women, according to a report from Vanguard released last year, in part the result of women tending to have lower incomes and shorter job tenure, leaving them with less to stash away to begin with.

  • Money Expert Suze Orman, Who Encourages Women to Take Control of Their Financial Lives, Will Speak At Las Vegas Women's Leadership Conference
    PR Newswire

    Money Expert Suze Orman, Who Encourages Women to Take Control of Their Financial Lives, Will Speak At Las Vegas Women's Leadership Conference

    LAS VEGAS, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today.  The two-time Emmy Award-winning television host and author of nine consecutive #1 New York Times best sellers will impart her wisdom at The MGM Resorts Foundation's 12th annual Women's Leadership Conference (WLC). The conference will be held Aug. 27-28 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

  • How to Deal With Ageism in the Interview Process
    ALM Media

    How to Deal With Ageism in the Interview Process

    Here are some tips for dealing with an interviewer who's giving you that "you're too old" vibe.

  • U.S.News & World Report

    10 Graduate Degree Jobs That Can Pay More Than $100K

    Graduate school is a major commitment of time and money. The following careers, listed in alphabetical order, are a few examples of where a graduate degree can lead to a job with an annual salary of more than $100,000. Updated May 22, 2018: This slideshow has been updated to include the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • AmEx's GC Laureen Seeger Opens Up About Diversity, Mentoring, and Pay Equity
    ALM Media

    AmEx's GC Laureen Seeger Opens Up About Diversity, Mentoring, and Pay Equity

    In an interview with Corporate Counsel, the high-powered GC shared why diversity and inclusion are so important to her and what she and AmEx are doing to level the playing field.

  • CNBC

    Leaving a job in the first 15 months is like erasing years of experience from your resume

    Workplace experts seem to have differing opinions when it comes to leaving your job early in your tenure. According to a survey by job site TalentWorks , even one year may not be enough. The study analyzed a random sample of 6,976 applications across 365 U.S. cities and 101 industries and found that applicants who were fired, laid off or quit within the first 15 months of a previous job were 43 percent less hireable when applying to new jobs.

  • Bridge by Instructure Offers Tips and Tools to Help Employers Prepare for Mid-Year Reviews
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    Bridge by Instructure Offers Tips and Tools to Help Employers Prepare for Mid-Year Reviews

    Bridge by Instructure (INST), a learning and performance management software suite for businesses, offers a variety of tools and resources to help employers use reviews and feedback to create meaningful employee experiences. "We've all been in situations where we've received, or given, unclear feedback," said Emily Foote, VP of customer engagement at Instructure. "That's why Bridge Practice allows employers to use the power of video and peer feedback to be more prepared to conduct meaningful reviews.

  • Falling Weekly Claims Signal Overheating Job Market
    Market Realist

    Falling Weekly Claims Signal Overheating Job Market

    The US Federal Reserve considers the state of the employment market and the level of inflation (TIP) when making monetary policy decisions. Unemployment in the US is at a multi-decade low, leading to a shortage of skilled labor and forcing employers to increase wages to attract employees. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) uses average weekly initial claims as a constituent in its economic model rather than the popular non-farm payrolls because weekly claims, when adjusted for seasonality, provide a more accurate account of underlying economic conditions.

  • 5 Retirement Rules to Live By
    Motley Fool

    5 Retirement Rules to Live By

    Your retirement can be even better and more financially secure if you know these rules and have a smart plan.

  • Investopedia

    Can Blockchain Solve the Global Retirement Crisis?

    Retirement represents a milestone for most adults, but despite the feelings of adventure and excitement that come with leaving the working world, retirement must first be viewed through a financial lens. Pensions are a large reason why many can afford to leave their careers and take a deserving retirement, but they used to be more prominent. Unfortunately, the days of working for one company and being rewarded with a guaranteed lifelong pension are over.

  • Bloomberg

    EU’s Most Mobile Workforce Is Now Staying Home in Record Numbers

    A record share of Poles, once among the most mobile workers in the European Union, has decided against emigration, choosing instead to ride a domestic jobs boom as labor shortages mount from Germany to the U.K. With unemployment near the lowest ever and about every second company reporting greater difficulty in finding staff at home, almost 76 percent of Poles are “completely” ruling out the option of seeking employment abroad, according to a survey released on Tuesday by Work Service SA. That’s the most since the Warsaw-based recruiting and human services provider began to monitor migration preferences in Poland four years ago, when half the respondents planned to stay home. “Poles are less inclined to emigrate” as a result of “a more favorable position of employees on the labor market where more and better jobs are available,” said Maciej Witucki, chief executive officer at Work Service.