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  • These 5 Companies Have the Worst CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio

    What's worse than working for a chief executive who makes millions of dollars a year? Working for that same millionaire CEO when you know it would take you 100 years -- or more -- to earn his annual salary.

  • Big Surprise: Raising the Minimum Wage Is Good for the Economy
    Opponents of raising the minimum wage continue to scream that paying working class people higher wages will destroy the economy and the American way of capitalistic freedom will end. We have hard evidence that this is simply not true.
  • Which States Tip the Best and Worst?
    For tipped employees, the generosity of the public may mean the difference between buying a steak or asking the landlord for an extension on the rent. And some tipped employees rely on tips more than others, because in some states it is legal to pay tipped employees a couple of bucks an hour. When we compare tipping practices from state to state, we find some pretty strange results.
  • CEOs Received Smaller Raises Last Year

    The top CEOs in the US got a 1 percent raise last year, according to disclosures from 46 companies in the Standard & and Poor's 500. The previous year, CEOs' pay jumped 15 percent.

  • Can You Live on the Minimum Wage in Your State?

    A nifty new tool from The New York Times lets you enter your living expenses, including rent, utilities, food, healthcare, and debt, and figure out if you could get by on the minimum wage in your state. Spoiler alert: you probably can't.

  • 5 Healthcare Jobs That Don't Require a 4-Year Degree

    Over half of the occupations expected to grow by 30 percent or more over the next decade are healthcare professions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Even more significantly for folks without a lot of time or money to devote to retraining, some of them don't require a bachelor's degree for entry. A few are available to folks who only have a high school diploma.

  • Do You Have One of the Hottest Jobs of 2014?
    US News recent released its list of the 100 best jobs of 2014. We will take a look at which jobs are in the top ten, so read on to see if your profession made the cut.
  • Who Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage? The Answer May Surprise You
    Is raising the federal minimum wage rate beneficial to the economy or not? We'll take a look at who's for and against raising the wage and how level of education affects people's opinions.
  • Top 5 Social Media Jobs in 2014
    Social media is so prevalent nowadays, especially in business, and companies are looking for top-notch professionals to leverage their social marketing efforts. If you’re a social-savvy person looking for an exciting career, then you might want to consider one of these five social media professions in 2014.
  • Forget About Wages, It's About Pay Ratios
    Anyone who has ever had a boss plead poverty as an excuse for not giving raises, or even paying living wages, needs to read this article. The United States of America has no regulations regarding the difference between lowest and highest paid employees and CEOs of companies. That means people who pay minimum wages with no benefits to workers are free to set six figure take-home salaries for themselves, and it happens all too often. The fight to reverse this growing gap is starting.
  • Despite Legal Issues, Goldie Blox Still Rocks for Girls in Tech
    You've probably already seen the genius advertisement for Goldie Blox, the engineering toy specifically for girls set to the catchy Beastie Boys song, “Girls.” Despite the company’s public battle to keep their creative girls-only remix of the song in their ad, Goldie Blox takes the cake for putting engineering in pretty little minds of young girls everywhere.
  • Swiss CEOs Make Less Than U.S. CEOs

    In Switzerland, the highest paid CEOs earn only 43 times more than the average worker. This ratio, while tiny compared to CEO-to-worker pay in the U.S., has so enraged the Swiss that they're considering putting a cap on CEOs' salaries.

  • 3 Reasons Mothers Make the Best Employees
    Mothers get the short end of the stick when it comes to equal pay in the working world. But, contrary to popular belief, working mothers might actually make the best employees.
  • The 10 Whitest Jobs in America

    White workers make up 81 percent of the total workforce, but 90 percent of some job titles, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Crowdfunding Your Salary: Wave of the Future or Financial Nightmare?
    Sites like Kickstarter.com and IndieGogo.com have put crowdfunding for creative projects on the map, but can the same model be successfully applied to an individual's salary?
  • Introducing Generations at Work: Career Trends Among Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y

    Does when you were born influence your career? Recent data suggests it might. PayScale's second annual Generations at Work data package compares career trends among Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y workers.

  • 5 Reasons Why Coding Is a Kid’s Wildest Dream

    Kodable aims at providing children with the tools and resources needed to help them build the knowledge necessary to pick up on any programming language later on in life. But what's so great about coding?

  • Get a Raise By Asking Your Boss for a Job Analysis
    Want to score a nice raise this year? Ask your boss for a job analysis! A job analysis evaluates your current role based on four main factors that include: job tasks, work environment, compensation trends and individual performance. The better you can leverage your job analysis to prove you are a top performer, the better chance you have at earning a higher salary.
  • Let's All Guess About the Jobs Data

    Thanks to the government shutdown, we'll have to wait a little bit longer to get the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that's not stopping economists and pundits from trying to figure out the employment picture.

  • Buying Power of Incomes Is Dropping

    Were you one of those lucky few who were able to hold onto your job during the Great Recession, but still feel the pinch when it comes time to pay bills or buy groceries? Well, you are not alone.