by Teri Fritsma When's the last time you met someone who really inspired you? For me, it was last week. My dad was visiting from out of town and we decided to fix up my daughter's backyard playhouse. We went to a big box home improvement store (I'll let you guess which one) to buy some lumber. … Continue reading Inspire someone: love what you do
by Teri Fritsma Did you know that almost one out of every four chief executives is a woman? Or that half of all electronics assemblers are women? Why are half of all bus drivers women, but only 5% of truck drivers? For more information on where women work, what they earn, and what issues they face in … Continue reading Where do women work?
by Teri Fritsma Have you taken any steps in your life to go green? Most Americans have.
by Teri Fritsma When exploring careers or evaluating a job offer, one of the first questions you might have is, "what's the pay?" Salary info can help you decide if an occupation will give you the lifestyle you want, if taking out a loan for your education will ultimately pay off, or if a wage you've been offered … Continue reading What you need to know about salary data
by Shirley Fenlason Have you heard of college loan forgiveness or repayment programs? Whether you're a college student or graduate, they're definitely worth checking out. If you meet the loan and program-specific criteria, these programs may help you restructure or even reduce your college debt. On April 15, I read a CNNMoney.com article, Get a … Continue reading College loan forgiveness and repayment programs
by Teri Fritsma Are things turning around? According to an April 11-16 Gallup poll, 37% of Americans say that economic conditions in this country are "getting better." That's a relatively small share of people, but it's the highest percentage since Gallup started collecting these numbers back in January of 2008.
by Teri Fritsma Based on the most recent Minnesota Job Vacancy Survey findings, the state has about one vacancy for every 5.7 unemployed people statewide. Last year at this time, the state had one vacancy for every 2.5 unemployed people.
by Teri Fritsma Is this a "he-cession"? Men appear to be more at risk for layoffs than women these days. Nationally, men's unemployment is increasing faster than women's. Since March of last year, the male unemployment rate increased from 4.6% to 8.8%, while the female rate increased from 5.0% to 7.5%. There are some theories floating out there about why this might be. What … Continue reading Employment fact of the day: April 14, 2009