Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey indicates the majority of adults in the United States spend 8.8 hours a day on their careers, or on activities directly related. Over a 5-day week, that translates to 44 hours, and that totals more than one-quarter of our lives.
From 2004 through 2014, independent contracting employment in the United States rose from 12% to 18%. This "Gig Economy" is the wave of the future in a few industries.
Improvements in the job market since the Great Recession’s end have resulted in a different issue for some industries: Labor shortages.
No job is completely free from stress, whether you are in a career tracked by the 2017 Jobs Rated report or not. However, using the criteria of 11 factors designed to evaluate workplace stress, we found that some professions score more favorably than others.
In compiling lists of the most demanding white- and blue-collar jobs, CareerCast.com researchers examine data on each position's stress level, work hours and physical demands.
The 10 most endangered jobs tracked by the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report have felt the squeeze of labor market changes in recent years, and face unfavorable hiring forecasts for the years to come.
The 10 highest paying jobs from the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report all easily clear the six-figure mark, but the path to obtaining one of these positions isn’t easy.
Every year around this time, companies seek additional help to meet the holiday rush. Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the last three decades, November and December are almost always the two most active hiring months of the year. Expect 2016 to be no exception.