Tag: occupations


Even When Women Earn More, They Earn Less

New research into the Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted by JobList found there are a few occupations in which women earn more than men, including billing, reservations, travel clerks, and advertising sales. However, the number of occupations for which this was the case was much smaller than the number of occupations in which men made […]

Which States Pay Best—and Worst—for the Most Dangerous Jobs?

New research reveals the highest and lowest-paying states for dangerous occupations, including logging workers, fishers, aircraft pilots, roofers and garbage collectors.  The analysis of mean salaries in all 50 states for jobs with the highest industry rates revealed that only 15 states pay above the national average of $56,795 for these dangerous jobs.


Research Indicates a More Level Playing Field for Gender-Dominated Jobs

Of the 785 occupations classified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, two thirds have a higher concentration of men employed. However, a new study from CareerBuilder shows a greater number of women are moving into roles that have traditionally been held by the opposite sex—and vice versa.


Healthcare Hiring Needs for a Graying America

Through all the tumult caused by the Great Recession, healthcare companies remained a steady source of job growth, but recent demographic and policy shifts are driving the need for healthcare hiring to new heights. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has forecast that employment in healthcare is expected to grow faster than most other occupations between 2014 and 2024. The question is not just where is this growth coming from, but also how will healthcare employers respond?

2017 Salary & Hiring Preview

Infographic: Average Starting Salaries to Rise 3.6% in 2017

Newly released 2017 Salary Guides from Robert Half show that national average starting salaries for U.S. professional occupations are expected to increase 3.6% next year. “With skilled professionals in high demand and short supply, more employers are willing to negotiate compensation with potential hires,” Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half, said in a […]


America’s Most Needed Occupations and What They Pay

Not every job in America is as lavish as the C-suite. Some jobs force workers to get down and dirty, or even put employees lives at risk. These jobs are the backbone of the United States, and as Mike Rowe—of the hit televisions show Dirty Jobs—would say, “Someone has to do it!” In honor of […]

Labor Day can be reminder of how workforce has changed

With Labor Day coming up, employers may be thinking about more than just how to celebrate the last holiday of summer. It’s also a time to look at the status of the American workforce, where it’s been and where it’s going. The U.S. Census Bureau notes the first observation of Labor Day took place on […]

New Simplified Process for More Foreign Workers Entering Quebec

By Gilda Villaran On February 24, 2012, a new simplified process for certain foreign workers seeking entry to the Province of Quebec was announced. Instead of applying to only seven information technology occupations, as before, the simplified process will apply to 44 occupations in a variety of fields. This is an important development not only […]