Tag Archives: employment

Record Numbers Of Elite MBAs Are Ditching Finance For Tech

Here’s an interesting article from the Business Insider website In the aftermath of the financial crisis, finance has lost its luster for many elite MBAs, and a record number of graduates are heading to the white-hot tech sector instead. According to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of graduates who went into finance dropped by 12% from 2011… Read More »

357,000 Fewer Women Held Jobs in October

Female Participation Rate Hits New Low, as reported by CNSNews.com American women participating in the nation’s labor force hit a new low at a rate of 56.9 percent in October, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Additionally, the number of women holding jobs declined by 357,000 from September to October,… Read More »

Why Your 25-Year-Old May Never Move Out

 A fascinating study was published on the FreeEnterprise.com web site. Anthony Carnevale and his team at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce have released a report that analyzes labor market trends for both younger and older adults. Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation outlines how the modern economy has negatively impacted young people in… Read More »

Why Underemployment May Be Worse Than It Looks

An interesting article by Jeff Cox published on the Friends of the US Chamber of Commerce web site The level of underemployed workers looks bad on its face but even worse when it’s not the government doing the counting. When the Labor Department released its monthly non-farm jobs report Friday, it was all sunshine and… Read More »

Number of the Week: Employers’ Benefits Costs

An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal by By Phil Izzo 31%: The percent of employer costs that goes to paying for benefits. Nearly a third of employers’ costs per worker goes to benefits on top of regular wages and salaries, and the share is even greater in some industries. In December 2012, the most… Read More »