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YOUNG MONEY articles, books, tips, advice for college students and recent college graduates – career trends, alternative career strategies, vocational careers and internships for graduating students.

Technology Degrees Top List of Best Job Potential

Educational resource The Best Degrees recently released an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data that attempts to highlight the best degrees in terms of job potential. The analysis brought together data on job opportunities from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, wage information and stated degree requirements, seeking to account for both the potential to […]

New Haven, Cleveland and Boston Top Best Locations For Recent Grads

A recent survey from the college job search website CareerRookie.com and Apartments.com offers a list of the best locations across the U.S. for recent graduates looking to begin their career on the right foot. CareerRookie.com factored together data on the number of jobs available for people with less than one year of experience, the average […]

Positions Available For Those Willing to Adapt

Unemployment in the U.S. continues to hover above 9 percent and many around the country face difficulty finding new work. A recent survey from CareerBuilder, however, found that those with experience and education have a variety of opportunities in some of the country’s largest companies. The survey included more than 800 workers laid off in […]

Manufacturing Offers Opportunities as Older Workers Retire

A new survey from Advanced Technology Services suggests that American manufacturers face a dire need for skilled workers and expect to absorb major costs as baby boomers retire. Lists of the most appealing careers in the U.S. often emphasize traditionally prestigious fields like law or up-and-coming sectors like technology, but many forget that the country […]

NYC Aims to Take the Tech Sector

New York City may be the Big Apple, but it still lags behind Silicon Valley in terms of the booming technology industry. In an attempt to change that, The New York Times reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to subsidize a major new science and engineering university in the city. The plan looks to […]

MBA Students Interested in Technology Firms

A new survey found a growing number of business school graduates see technology companies as the most appealing places to work, according to The Wall Street Journal. Consulting firm Universum surveyed more than 6,000 students from dozens of business-schools around the country regarding their top five ideal employers. The Journal had the company narrow the […]

U.S. sees substantial private sector growth

The future of the U.S. economy remains somewhat in doubt, but June showed major improvement in certain areas of employment, according to The Financial Times. The latest ADP National Employment Report found that the private sector in the U.S. added as many as 157,000 jobs in June, compared to only 54,000 in May. The gains […]

Wall Street Shows Some Weakness

For a long time, the financial world has seemed like the unstoppable behemoth of the American economy. The Wall Street Journal notes, however, that the sector is hardly immune to market forces, as evidenced by a growing wave of layoffs sweeping across some of the biggest financial firms. Just since last Tuesday, layoff announcements between […]

U.S. Recovery Not What It Seems

The recovery from the financial crisis that began three years ago has been slow and painful, but the country has seen a number of promising indicators in recent months. Writing for Bloomberg, Alan Tonelson of the U.S. Business and Industry Council contends these signs of recovery might be overstated, however. Reports from the Bureau of […]

Bright outlook to greet freshly graduated job hunters

Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed college grads eager to start their careers have some good news as they hunt for their opportunity to break into the workforce at the entry level. CNN reports employers are preparing to hire 19 percent more newly graduated college students this year as compared to figures from 2010, according to the National Association […]