by Denise Felder Update: the voting period for the DOL Challenge is now closed. However, you can still visit the DOL Challenge web site to see how your favorite career or job web sites did in the voting or to view the comments people posted about them. Thanks for voting! The good news is: … Continue reading Favorite Career and Job Sites
by Teri Fritsma There may be some skeptics out there, but the data is clear: women, on average, still earn less than men. Sex differences in education, experience, and career choices can explain some of the gap, but not all of it. For example, take just college graduates who work full-time. Men's median weekly wages are $1,243, while women's are $932 for … Continue reading What Women Need to Know about Salaries
by Teri Fritsma ISEEK has an opening! We're looking for someone who can develop and write ex-offender career and training content for our site. You'd also create a job search guide and write content for the award-winning MNCareers magazine. This is an Americorps*VISTA position which would begin in early August. Read on for more details... Duties - Help write career … Continue reading Love ISEEK? Want to come work with us?
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 Feel like sounding off about the economy? This is just fun.
by Teri Fritsma Is this glass half full or half empty? According to this report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about half of all private-sector employees participate in a retirement benefit program. Among all employees who have access to a retirement plan, 77% actually choose to participate.
by Teri Fritsma Almost one-third (30%) of Americans think economic conditions in the country are getting better, according to a daily Gallup poll. That's the highest percentage in a year.
by Teri Fritsma According to DEED's most recent job vacancy survey, there were nearly 6 unemployed Minnesotans for every job vacancy during the 4th quarter of 2008. (We'll try to balance things out by bringing you a little good news tomorrow!)