• Zynga Layoffs Cause Boston Office Shutdown

    On Tuesday, news of Zynga layoffs went viral in the tech world. Zynga, the game company behind Farmville, The Ville, Mafia Wars and CityVille, laid off 5 percent of its workforce and shut down its Boston office to cut costs.

  • 5 Majors That Pay the Least: A Fairy Tale

    Once upon a time, there was a girl named Cinderella who skipped the ball to go to college. She dreamed of earning a fat salary to finally buy some nicer clothes. She just didn't know what major to choose. With no fairy godmother to guide her, Cinderella majored in child and family studies, believing making a difference in the lives of struggling families would surely garnish a nice paycheck. She was shocked to discover her mid-career earnings would average less than $38,000 per year. Poor Cinderella. She should have gone into engineering. 

  • Do Popular Kids Earn More Later in Life?

    "Revenge of the Nerds" was a lie, according to a recent report from National Bureau of Economic Research. The popular kids in high school didn't just make gym class a living hell: they're likely to out-earn you post graduation, as well.

  • Are You in the Midst of a Career Midlife Crisis? [infographic]

    Some 70 percent of U.S. workers are either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at their jobs, according to the latest research in this infographic. Are dissatisfied employees having a career midlife crisis?

  • The Average U.S. Worker Has HOW Many Free Travel Days?

    The U.S. may be known as the no-vacation nation, but Matt Kepnes recently crunched the numbers and revealed that most office workers have far more free travel days than they might think. When you take weekends into play, the standard two-week vacation most of us imagine grows to a whopping 110 potential days a year to travel. That's four months!

  • Forget the

    The number of women with jobs increased by 300,000 over the past six months. This would be good news anytime, but what's particularly significant is that men returned to work at the same rate. The "he-covery," in other words, might soon be a thing of the past.

  • 4 Strategies to Stay Healthy During Business Travel

    'Tis the season for the common cold, flu and... business travel. In a recent column for Entrepreneur, Lisa Evans shared four rock-solid strategies to stay healthy while you're on the road.

  • How to Quit Your Job and Not Make Your Boss Mad
    It sounds silly when you say it out loud. After all, if you're leaving your job, what do you care what the old boss thinks of you, right? Well, in reality, leaving on good terms is better for your career -- and it doesn't hurt to leave a trail of people who wish you well, instead of a wake of destruction.
  • Want to Go to College? Watch What You Post Online

    A recent survey by Kaplan Test Prep says that schools are finding more online material that damages applicants' chances of admission -- three times as much, in fact, as they found last year.

  • Where The Big Bucks Are: 6 Top Colleges by Region

    Will studying on sunny beaches lead to a high salary? In PayScale's 2012-2013 College Salary Report, we found out which college in each region of the U.S. offered its graduates the best shot at a high paycheck. If you are trying to decide between a New England autumn or mountain skiing between classes, look no further than our list of the six top colleges across the U.S. 

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: The Perks of Working From Home, Creative Ways to Boost Your Income and the Economy's Biggest Risks

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

  • Election Stats: Romney Wins with Highest Earning Women

    In today's edition of PayScale Election Stats, we surveyed users to find out if support of a particular candidate changes for men and women depending on how much they earn. Our data on this topic was stark. Read on for the break down of candidate support by gender and income. 

  • 'Binders Full of Women' Meme Might Just Land Its Creator a Job

    Tired of fighting your way through blind email addresses and faceless HR managers? Invent a meme, and employers might just come looking for you.

  • Hacker Tour is a Mobile Recruiting Unit for College Programmers

    What do startups like StubHub, SoundCloud, Etsy, Square and Codecademy have in common? They're among the 26 startups that have signed on to sponsor Hacker Tour, a giant tour bus aimed at helping startups connect with and recruit college programmers. Hacker Tour heads from university to university targeting young coders and engineers over a period of eight weeks -- think of a guerrilla career fair. Can savvy recruiting initiatives like this one help fuel entrepreneurship?

  • 4 Reasons to Ditch Set Working Hours

    The idea of the 9-to-5 workday is one so pervasive in modern business that it's tough to imagine life without it. In a new article for Inc., Ciplex founder Ilya Pozin writes that it's time to ditch set working hours for good in favor of a more flexible structure. Read on for four of his arguments.

  • Election Stats: Obama Winning With Women

    PayScale surveyed our users to find out which candidate appeals most to each gender. In the 2008 election, Barack Obama was popular among women, receiving 56 percent of their votes, according to exit poll data. Does he carry the support of women voters today? It's the battle of the sexes, election-style. 

  • Fancy Liberal Arts Colleges Can Pay Off

    If you're considering going to college, do the words "liberal arts college" make tuition dollars dance before your eyes? While the're known for being high dollar, PayScale's 2012-2013 College Salary Report has found that some liberal arts colleges make up for their top tuition in top post-gradaute earnings.

  • Fight for Your Right to… Facebook?

    Have you checked out PayScale's "Gen Y On The Job" report yet? If so, you might have noticed the different polls on each page of the report, questions about job perks and social media use. One question received over 1,400 responses. Which question was it and how did the results break down?

  • Management Lessons From the Valve Employee Handbook

    In April, the Valve employee handbook leaked online, sparking a brief frenzy as cult fans of the brand tried to decode its success. OnlineMBA took a different route, creating a helpful, information-packed explainer video with some of the key takeaways and management lessons from the handbook.

  • The History of Women in Tech [infographic]

    This infographic by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers outlines the fascinating history of women in tech. Although women comprise just one-fourth of the workforce in science, tech, engineering and math careers, they've catalyzed some of the most groundbreaking innovations.

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