President Obama proposed a new Community College to Career Fund Monday, which intends to provide some 2 million people with job-related training — a project that people in the e-Learning and training fields will certainly want to keep an eye on.
Americans are stomping mad about the economy in general and unemployment in particular, and it appears the President has gotten the message. In his latest State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a raft of economic proposals designed to ferry the unemployed back into work, including training programs for those who need to update their skills.
Each year Bersin & Associates surveys the training landscape, asking companies how much they’re spending on training, and distills the results into its annual Corporate Learning Factbook (an executive summary is available for free download here).
The economy might be showing the faintest glimmers of recovery, but with unemployment still at 8.5 percent and many long-term unemployed struggling to find their way back into the labor force, investing more in training seems like a no-brainer. But who should pay to get workers the skills they need to qualify for open positions? The New York Times asked that very question this week.
As students around the country continue to raise their voices against the rising costs of education, former students are also looking for work. But higher education doesn't necessarily mean employment. In fact, many who study the more popular majors are having a hard time finding a job. This analysis of 173 majors shows the top and bottom 15 majors in terms of unemployment rates, along with their rank in popularity.
You're well educated and you have great experience in the workplace, but landing a job is proving far more difficult than you imagined. Perhaps it's time to step up to the plate and hit your résumé out of the park. Recruiters may sift through hundreds of résumés to fill one role and are looking for the ones that immediately catch their eye. Use this handy guide to help make your résumé rise to stand out above the rest.
Ever wonder how many jobs you will hold in your career? So did the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A study, conducted by the BLS between 1978 and 2008, digs down into this question and provides insightful answers, broken down by demographics.
Unemployment has been a concern for some time now, forcing many people to relocate their lives in order to get a job. That said, here is a small, but helpful look at the unemployment trends across the states, and the cities that are adding new jobs. To top it off, included are the occupations in which there is expected to be the most growth going forward.