Deciding Which Engineering Degree is Right for You

Engineer

If you think you'd like to become an engineer but aren't sure which program is right for you there are several factors that you should consider. Often High School graduates only think about how much money they can earn and forget that there is much … [Continue reading]

What Happens to Your Finances When You Go out on Workers’ Comp

Workplace injuries can and do happen to many people each day. While those who work in high-risk or dangerous jobs are more likely to suffer from a workplace injury, the reality is that issues like falling, tripping and more can happen to any worker … [Continue reading]

May Employment and Unemployment Numbers

May Employment Bubbles

The U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the May unemployment numbers today. The BLS Commissioner says: Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, but these are Seasonally Adjusted numbers. So since typically employment … [Continue reading]

How Can Your College Choices Affect Your Career?

In the long run, planning your career (which includes the certificate programs and degrees you need), can make a big difference. Timing counts for a lot in life, so your career progress can be slowed down by doing the right thing at the wrong time. … [Continue reading]

Deserved or Discriminated? 5 Ways Your Work Termination Might Not Be Legitimate

Terminated

If you were fired by your employer, you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse. In most cases, employment is “at will,” meaning the company may terminate you for any reason. However, there are laws that can make termination illegal under … [Continue reading]

5 Ways You Can Build Your Professional Skillset with Certifications

In a competitive job market, making your resume stand out from the crowd could be as simple as earning a certificate or two by passing a few exams. This can serve as verification of special skills and training. Many certifications will be recognized … [Continue reading]

Tips for Coping with Unemployment

Unemployed

Unemployment is tough, not only are there financial repercussions, but there are psychological ones as well. Getting laid-off no matter whether it is due to adverse nationwide economic conditions, or due to personal errors in judgement, it's still … [Continue reading]

Only 25% Intend to Retire at Retirement Age

Every two years Gallup does a survey and asks working age adults if they intend to retire once they reach "full retirement age". This is the age set by the Social Security department for when you qualify for retirement benefits. In years past this … [Continue reading]

Over a Million New Jobs Not 211,000 

According to the BLS Commissioner's report for this month: "The unemployment rate changed little over the month but, at 4.4 percent, matched the pre-recession low reached in 2007. The number of unemployed persons, at 7.1 million, also changed little … [Continue reading]

Why the U.S. Isn’t at “Full Employment” Yet

U3 minus U6 Unemployment

The news is bristling with excitement as all the major media outlets are jumping on today's employment numbers hot off the Bureau of Labor Statistics presses. The BLS reported that the Seasonally Adjusted U-3 unemployment rate was just 4.4% and the … [Continue reading]