Category Archives: Employment

The Machines Are Winning Out

Written on August 29, 2012 at 7:00 am, by

The trucks are huge, measuring as tall as three stories high and carrying loads in excess of 500 metric tons.  They are constantly on the move, kicking up dust at the Rio Tinto mine in Pilbara region of Australia.  The only odd part about this massive movement of earth is the fact that the trucks  Continue Reading »

A Housing and Employment Hope

Written on June 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm, by

The percentage of Americans who changed residences between 2010 and 2011 fell to a record low 11.6 percent. That compares with 17 percent in the recession of 1990-1991.   Could we soon see an increase?   The number of homes for sale in the U.S. stood at 2.5 million in April, the lowest number in  Continue Reading »

Generational Divide

Written on May 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm, by

Rutgers recently surveyed hundreds of young adults who graduated from college between 2006 and 2011. Only half are working full-time and six-in-ten think they’ll end up less financially successful than their elders. Workers who graduated in 2009, 2010 and 2011 earned a median starting salary of $27,000, or $3,000 less than graduates of previous years.  Continue Reading »