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If you can stomach dealing with illness on a daily basis and are willing to spend about 10 years training to become an expert in it, you’ll be among the top U.S. earners. A new study from CareerCast.com shows that of the top 10 highest-paying jobs tracked by the online jobs marketplace, six are health …

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If your Christmas wish list includes a year-end bonus or a salary bump, it’s time to step up—or buckle down. Employers anticipate awarding average pay increases of 3 percent in 2016 for most nonmanagement employees, according to a new survey from benefits consulting firm Towers Watson. That’s the same as was awarded this year, and 2014. …

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As a welder, 30-year-old Richard Hobson, spent his days fusing metals together to create secure joints. Today he is an intern working on securing Morgan Stanley’s data. “We are looking for any vulnerabilities, any threats that can compromise personal information and data that is highly regarded in that organization,” he said. Hobson is a graduate …

Solid job growth in July

The jobs recovery is chugging along. Hampton Pearson tells us what the latest report means for Wall Street and Main Street.

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U.S. job gains in July fell slightly short of expectations, as unemployment did not budge from the previous month, according to Labor Department numbers released Friday. American companies added 215,000 jobs for the month, while the unemployment rate stayed unchanged from June at 5.3 percent. The labor force participation rate remained flat at 62.6. Economists …

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Are lavish corporate perks making it hard for businesses to compete for talent?

Energy sector layoffs

The job losses in the energy sector may be far from over.

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U.S. job cuts soared to a nearly four-year high in July as the military announced plans to reduce troop and civilian workforce payrolls, according to outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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It’s well-established that women often encounter a different set of expectations in the workplace, but new research has put a dollar figure on gender bias in the office. A study conducted by corporate consultancy VitalSmarts found that a woman’s “perceived competence” fell 35 percent and her “perceived deserved compensation” dropped $15,088 when she spoke angrily …

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American companies added fewer jobs than expected last month, according to the latest ADP private payrolls report, dragged down by the struggling energy and nonvehicle manufacturing industries. ADP said Wednesday U.S. private employers hired 185,000 workers in July—below the 215,000 analysts had expected and lower than the downwardly revised additions of 229,000 for June. In …

South Carolina is manufacturing job growth

The southeastern portion of the U.S. is seeing an increase in manufacturing jobs, thanks in part to the rapid expansion of the auto and aerospace industries.

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When an economic recovery boosts hiring, wages are supposed to go up. That’s why many economists are scratching their heads after the latest quarterly data Friday showed that overall compensation in the three months ending in June inched up at the slowest pace since 1982. “This report was a bit of a shock since it …

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The central bank printed $4.5 trillion and all we got was a lousy 0.2 percent wage increase. While that sounds like a T-shirt for policy geeks that one might buy at the shore, it actually pretty accurately describes the plight of the average American worker. After years of easing never seen before in global central …

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It’s common knowledge that those who graduate with a degree in the STEM majors (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) or in business can usually nab a high-paying job. Experienced equity analysts, engineers, actuaries and computer scientists can earn six-figure salaries, according to PayScale. Still, while STEM fields, especially engineering, offer some of the highest paying …

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We are living in what some call “The Gig Economy,” where people create a living through a patchwork of part-time jobs. Sometimes this is intentional, sometimes it’s not. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the number of part-time workers keeps growing, but over the last year, the growth has been among those taking part-time jobs “for …