Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
- More workers than ever are switching careers after several years in the workforce. This article shares how to create a supportive group tailored especially to women who want to brainstorm about career transitions.
- Are college students wasting their time with career-oriented majors? Jeff Selingo calls for better training and apprenticeship programs as college alternatives.
- This just in: employers that have the happiest, most satisfied employees also tend to make more money. Jerome Dodson of Parnassus Mutual Funds is capitalizing on this phenomenon with the Parnassus Workplace Fund, a mutual fund exclusively comprised of companies with happy workers.
- Why isn't the standard workweek four days instead of five? As more and more anecdotal reports around the world support the benefits of a shorter workweek, it's tough to argue against it.
- Ladies, are you better off than your grandmother? The Huffington Post weighs in on what's gotten better for women since "The Feminine Mystique" was published 50 years ago.
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