More and more employers are finding it cost effective to utilize boomers, seniors and even “retirees” on a part-time or project assignment basis. Temp firms have been using this resource successfully for years.

An older worker generally needs less training, has a better work ethic and will often take a temporary or project assignment for far less than the hourly ...

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There is something satisfying about working from the comfort of your own home. There's no commute, VIP access to your very own bathroom and the perks of working in sweatpants when you so choose.

Yet, despite the numerous advantages of having a permanent home office, it's sometimes hard to stay happy and healthy while working from your house. (Too) easy ...

One person’s vacation is another’s job opportunity. Summertime offers a chance to take a break from work or school and enjoy your free time. But for many, the summer months provide the ability to gain work experience in a new field while earning some extra spending money.

Teachers have long used the summer months as a chance to work in ...

What most people don’t know is that the eight-hour workday is an outdated standard that was first introduced in 1866. In 1914, Henry Ford cut the workday in half to boost productivity and reduce turnover among factory workers.

Unfortunately, the eight-hour workday hasn’t budged since. Never mind that the Information Age represents the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution and ...

Nearly three out of four pre-retirees over the age of 50 say their ideal retirement will include working in some capacity. But most say that rather than holding full-time jobs, they'd prefer temporary, part-time and flexible jobs, according to a study by Merrill Lynch conducted in partnership with Age Wave.

For comparison, nearly half of all current retirees have worked ...

By now, we’ve all seen the impressive numbers on the "freelance" or "gig economy." Millions of professionals are skipping the traditional corporate structure and turning to freelancing, consulting or temp/on-demand assignments. According to a study by MBO Partners, the U.S. economy currently has 30.2 million independent workers — and that number is expected to hit nearly 38 million by 2020. ...

Summer is an especially hectic time for many industries. Restaurants and shops frequently extend their hours of operation to accommodate increased foot traffic from students who are out of school for the season. Outdoor-based businesses take advantage of good weather and longer daylight hours to get in as much work as they can. This upswing in business means that companies ...

Jobs Rated

A college education is beneficial in the job landscape, but not all degrees are created alike.
The annual CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report applies a set of objective core criteria to rank professions across a variety of industries, to provide a snapshot of the job marketplace.
Looking for a recurring theme in the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report’s best jobs of 2019? One word: data.

Career Advice

An MBA can be a lucrative career path, but potentially high student loan debt and balancing work with your education are things to consider.
There are tons of high paying jobs that don’t require formal education and may require little to no experience.
You have probably received a bevy of advice on your job search, but not all of it is good. Replacing antiquated ideas and downright wrong ideas can make the difference in landing a new position, and not.