The majority of modern workers head to traditional, full-time jobs, but experts warn that the future of work will primarily involve freelancing and temporary jobs. Gene Zaino of MBO Partners recently surveyed independent workers and predicted that if existing trends continue, solo workers' ranks will swell to some 70 million strong by 2020. That's over half of all employees.
By Lydia Dishman, PayScale.com
Do you know these people? There's the guy who belches or pick his nose seated next to accounts payable. The saleswoman whose phone calls to clients/family/significant others can be heard down the hall in the break room, with the door closed. The admin who believes her cloud of perfume helps the air quality in reception.
The Republican primaries in Arizona and Michigan take place on February 28th. In trying to win over the primary voters, the candidates will need to address economic concerns of each state's residents. Here at PayScale, we researched the economic "health indicators" of each state by examining wage trends, labor demand and unemployment.
What did we find? It can be summed up in two statements:
- Don't just blame Obama -- The economic health indicators in both Michigan and Arizona have shown significant improvement in recent quarters and thus spending time criticizing President Obama's economic policies may not impress local populations.
- Promote a vision -- A better approach would be to highlight recent successes and present a plan for increasing them at a better and faster rate. Namely, the candidates should focus on how they would continue to bring jobs to the area and improve local economies.
Continue reading after the break if you want more details on the economic health indicators we researched.
Social media site Pinterest has exploded in popularity over the past six months, winning favor with everyone from brides-to-be and casual users to crafters, bloggers, cooks, designers and event planners. But can Pinterest be used for job hunting?
Read on for a few pros and cons of using Pinterest as a part of your job search.
If you've been thinking of starting a business, you may want to headquarter it in Houston. The largest city in Texas recently topped Kiplinger's list of great cities for starting a business. Read on for five reasons Houston is the next big city for small businesses.
NASCAR officials were forced to postpone the Daytona 500 due to rain. This is the first time in its 54 year history that the season opening race has been delayed. The Daytona 500 will see another first this year - a primetime spot racing under the lights, as the race is set to start tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Last night, the 84th Annual Academy AwardsR brought some of Hollywood's hottest names out to play. "The Artist" took the Best Picture award, while Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin were named Best Actress and Best Actor for their respective performances in "The Iron Lady" and "The Artist." Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony, and even the red carpet had a drama-filled moment as Sacha Baron Cohen played a prank on Ryan Seacrest.
The 2012 OscarsR ceremony clocked in at just over three hours, and we couldn't resist crunching the numbers on what you could have earned in that time had you been at work instead of watching the awards on TV.