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No College Try: Other paths to job success

July 12, 2015 7:15 am  •  Marilyn Kennedy Melia CTW Features The statistics don’t lie: College grads earn more – as much as 84 percent more over their lifetime – than those who haven’t completed a four-year degree. But the stats do hide another truth, says Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast:“Succeeding in the workplace without […]

Job openings hit 14-year high in May

Paul Davidson, USA TODAY 10:36 a.m. EDT July 7, 2015 The number of job openings hit a new 14-year high in May, an encouraging signal for job growth in coming months. Employers advertised 5.4 million openings in May, up about 20,000 from April and the most since labor began tracking the figure in 2000, according […]

Minimum wage increases to $10 per hour in Chicago

  CHICAGO (WLS) — Minimum wage for Chicago workers jumps to $10 an hour on Wednesday. The city said this is the first wage increase for city workers since 2010. The minimum wage will rise to $13 per hour in the city by 2019. City Council passed the pay hike in December. It affects about […]

First Quarter Staffing Employment Increases 5.5% Despite GDP Contraction

New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.13 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2015, up 5.5% from the same period in 2014, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. Despite harsh winter weather, average weekly […]