• National Fast Food Workers Strike for Living Wages
    Fast food workers are no longer fighting their battles alone. Various groups, including union organizers and religious groups, are calling for fast food workers across the nation to walk off their jobs together.
  • Low Wages Affect Us All, Especially Children
    Almost a quarter of the children living in America are growing up in poverty. Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. marched on Washington to demand jobs and freedom. We still have a long way to go to fulfill King's dream.
  • Great Recession Is Great Downer for Generation Z

    You could say members of Gen Z are pragmatic. They grew up after 9/11. They’ve seen reports of school violence and the fallout of the Great Recession. They’re more aware of troubling times, and as a result, they’ll be wary with their money, according to this Forbes article. So why so gloomy?

  • What Your Beard Says About the Economy

    Prepare to bathe in guilt, bearded men: your hirsute face could be the reason we're all broke. Either that, or it's the result of said brokeness. Let us explain.

  • Cost of a Burger

    Cost of a Burger

    Recently, several media outlets have claimed that raising fast-food workers' salaries would raise the price of a Big Mac by only 68 cents. This figure represented only a 17 percent rise in prices; if it sounds too good to be true, it is. However, other research shows that the actual effects of paying workers a living wage, while higher than 68 cents, are not as bad as corporations make out.

  • 10 Worst Things to Spend Your Money On
    Whether you work part-time or full-time, love your career or are waiting for your big break, you are best off making wise spending decisions. Avoid these top 10 money pits like the plague.
  • Depression's $23 Billion Toll on the American Workplace
    People diagnosed with clinical depression are much more likely to miss work. How much does their absenteeism cost the U.S. workplace? One study says it adds up to $23 billion a year in lost productivity.
  • State Makes It Illegal for Companies to Demand Workers' Social Media Logins [infographic]
    In Washington State, employees no longer have to worry about the boss asking for access to their social networks. Now, locking down your profiles to prevent prying eyes should keep the people who matter from seeing something that could get you canned.
  • The Truth About Green Jobs [Infographic]
    CEO Magazine ranked California as the worst place to do business for the past five years? Why? At least some businesses say it's because of the state's stringent regulations, which make it tough to start and run a business.
  • 7 Top Cities for Startups [Infographic]
    Looking for an affordable startup scene? Consider packing up and moving to Austin, Texas, which topped a recent ranking of the hottest startup scenes in the U.S.
  • Beer Is Great for Business
    Think watering holes are bad for the neighborhood or bad for business? Think again!
  • The PayScale Index is Cautiously Optimistic About Wages in Q2 2013

    After some minor dips in Q1 marred a nice run of rapid wage growth, it is with a cautious sigh of relief that we announce that the Q2 2013 PayScale Index comes bearing better news – for the most part.

  • Burgernomics: America Still Tops Big Mac Index
    Americans can buy more McDonald's Big Macs per hour than workers in any other country, according to The Economist's annual (semi-serious) index of purchasing power parity. The news comes just as the WageIndicator Foundation announces that U.S. workers earn the highest hourly wages in the world. That's all well worth celebrating in a month when we patriotically commemorate the nation's birthday.
  • The 5 Best Places for Recent College Graduates [infographic]

    If you recently graduated from college, you're facing a bewildering combination of freedom and constraint. Technically, you could go anywhere, but in reality, you probably want to find a place to live that combines the two most elusive factors in any living situation: reasonable rent and ample professional opportunity.

  • Negotiate Salary in a Seller's Market
    Job seekers are frustrated, and who can blame them? In this economy, it's not uncommon for educated yet unemployed adults to spend weeks in grueling job interviews, only to be offered the measly sum of $17 per hour. No benefits. Take it or leave it. In a bad business economy, it's a seller's market.
  • Unemployment Insurance Needs More Reforms for Part-Time Workers
    Unemployment insurance is the social safety net that allows workers and families to survive job scarcity in a volatile economy. Know the laws in your state.
  • College Grads Want to Work at Microsoft, Not Facebook
    Contrary to popular belief, it looks like Facebook hasn’t yet taken over every aspect of young people’s lives -- especially their career paths. According to global employer research and advisory company, Universum USA, good old Microsoft wins over the younger, popular social network when it comes to where recent graduates want to work.
  • The 7 Worst States for Startup Entrepreneurs
    If you want to start a new business, you might want to think about relocating. A recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows that some states are better than others when it comes to starting up in the tech world. Does your state rank as one of the worst?
  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?
    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
  • Young America's Job Crisis
    U.S. youngsters are having a tougher time finding work than their counterparts in other wealthy, large economies. What's going on here? In the land of plenty, shouldn't young talent have a smorgasbord of job offerings to choose from?