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Finance Executives Grow More Pessimistic on Jobs Outlook

Meaningful job growth won't occur for more than a year, corporate chief financial officers polled by software company Adaptive Planning and the Business Performance Innovation Network say. Accounting news site WebCPA.com, quoting the two groups' survey, reports this week that 99 percent of finance executives think meaningful job creation won't occur before next year. And […]

Americans Want Oprah, Obama as Their Bosses

Oprah Winfrey narrowly beats out President Barack Obama as the boss most people would like to have. Adecco Group, a Swiss human resources company, commissioned a poll last month of 1,000 American adults and found that Oprah was the celebrity under whom people would most want to work. Thirty-seven percent of survey respondents said they'd […]

The Best-Paying Jobs for 2011

Want to earn a lot? Better enroll in medical school. The best paying positions in the country are in medicine; all of the top 10 jobs, except for one, are in medical fields. Data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and was collected in 2009. No. 1: Surgeon Surgeons earned an average of $219,770 […]

As Private Sector Sheds Jobs, Small Company Hiring Ticks Up

Young people looking for a leg up in the job hunt may want to search for opportunities at small companies. Even as private-sector payrolls continue to shrink – according to payroll company ADP, private companies eliminated 39,000 jobs in September – small businesses are hiring, slowly but surely. Intuit, a developer of accounting and finance […]

California Leads in Clean-Tech Jobs

California has the two largest clean-tech job markets in the country, clean-tech research and publishing firm CleanEdge.com says. The website's latest job trends report shows that the San Francisco Bay Area is No. 1 in the country for clean-tech jobs. The Los Angeles region is No. 2. The Golden State had two other cities in […]

Licensed to Earn

Why CPAs bring in more money and more opportunities. It’s not just accountants that will be in demand in the years ahead, it’s CPAs (Certified Public Accountants). The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of accountants and auditors will be strong over the next several years. Meanwhile, “accountants and auditors who have earned professional recognition […]

When It’s Time to Stop Overdoing and Start Re-Engaging

For many years, I found myself in a pattern of constant “overdoing”. I thought that if I kept doing many things at once that I would be more productive and a master multi-tasker. Over time I could see that that my “overdoing” wasn’t really that effective after all. In fact, it kept me so busy […]

Americans Work Past Retirement Age, and Many Do It for Fun

With people living longer than ever before – and many Americans' retirement savings battered in the late-2008 market downturn – working later in life is an imperative for many. But staying employed is also popular because people enjoy the sense of accomplishment that work brings. CNN Money, citing Labor Department data, says this week that […]

As Recession’s Effects Linger, Generation Y Retrenches

Generation Y – the roughly 70 million Americans born between 1977 and 2002 – came of age in a time of unprecedented prosperity. But now, with the labor market slack and a quick economic recovery looking increasingly unlikely, members of Gen Y are being forced to make some tough choices. The recession that began in […]

Can You Afford Not to Go to College?

The cost of college continues to rise at a sickening rate, and the economy's troubles are causing many families to reevaluate the wisdom of sending a child to college. But, as a new College Board study demonstrates, college can significantly improve a person's financial standing. The company reports this week that college graduates earn nearly […]