bureau of labor

bureau of labor

These 11 tech giants are paying software engineers on average $100,000 or more

www.geekwire.com
The market for software developers remains red hot. And companies looking to attract the best and brightest minds are paying top dollar —  stressing yet again the need for additional educational resources in the fields of science, engineering and math. According to a new study out this week by jobs and...
These 11 tech giants are paying software engineers on average $100,000 or more

Oh Look, The Number Of People Employed In The Movie And Music Recording Business Just Hit An All Time High

www.techdirt.com
The common refrain coming out of the MPAA and RIAA over the past few years has really focused on "jobs, jobs, jobs!" This is a message that often works with Congress. If you can convince Congress that "jobs" are at risk, they go scrambling to protect those jobs, even if...
Oh Look, The Number Of People Employed In The Movie And Music Recording Business Just Hit An All Time High

If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

readwrite.com
Guest author Alan S Cohen is a serial enterprise technology veteran, and most recently a Vice President at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 Billion. Years ago I was delivering a keynote at a conference when my Yahoo Messenger client popped up on the screen on my computer...
If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

Massive Growth In Independent Musicians & Singers Over The Past Decade

www.techdirt.com
We've discussed in the past a favorite talking point of the RIAA, claiming a 40% decline in employment for musicians over the past decade or so, which simply isn't supported by the numbers. We've been seeing a lot of people claiming this again lately, so we decided to take a...
Massive Growth In Independent Musicians & Singers Over The Past Decade

Attention politicians: For every ‘prison-wage’ job shipped to Shenzhen, the App Economy has created a healthy job in the US

9to5mac.com
American politicians are in a hullabaloo over the 500,000 Foxconn prison-wage jobs in China that they claim could be stationed in the United States, but no one seems to pay attention to the booming “App Economy” that created roughly the same amount of decent jobs stateside. Both sides of...
Attention politicians: For every ‘prison-wage’ job shipped to Shenzhen, the App Economy has created a healthy job in the US

Would You Take A Tech Job That's Been Open For 6 Months?

www.readwriteweb.com
Just as many companies won't hire the unemployed, new research suggests workers may tend to avoid jobs that have been open too long. A look at high-growth areas like Silicon Valley reveals some big disconnects between the expectations of tech job employers and job seekers - leaving many positions open...
Would You Take A Tech Job That's Been Open For 6 Months?
Statistics on the go: Census Bureau releases 'America's Economy' app for Android

When Entertainment Industry Numbers Are More Suited To Comedy Than Analysis

www.techdirt.com
We've often criticized the entertainment industry for their use of utterly bogus math to claim massive, completely unrealistic losses from piracy. As Mike once noted, "it would actually be kind of funny... if policy makers and the press didn't actually believe those numbers and pass bad legislation based on them."...
When Entertainment Industry Numbers Are More Suited To Comedy Than Analysis

How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual

www.readwriteweb.com
Working virtually sounds like heaven to many startups. After all, not having a central office staffed with employees saves money on rent, utilities, parking, etc., freeing you to invest in research, development or marketing. On the other hand, operating virtually is no panacea. Before you make the virtual leap, you...
How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual

What Do The America's Cup, Blue Angels, and Job Seekers Have In Common?

pandodaily.com
The America’s Cup Races are in town, the Blue Angels are roaring overhead, and more than 1 million visitors are converging on San Francisco Bay over the course of the weekend. It’s the perfect opportunity for any company with a boat to hit the water for a little show and...
What Do The America's Cup, Blue Angels, and Job Seekers Have In Common?

Report: Washington is the most 'app-intense' state

www.geekwire.com
Data: The Conference Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Calculations: South Mountain Economics LLC Welcome to the state of Washington, the land of apples, asparagus and apparently, apps. According to a new study titled “The Geography of the App Economy,” application development in Washington contributes 49,800 jobs with an economic impact of...
Report: Washington is the most 'app-intense' state

Bright Launches Bright Labs, A Site Packed With Jobs Data And Job-Seeking Tips

techcrunch.com
Back in June, Bright announced a new recruiting tool called Bright Score, a system that automatically scores whether someone is a good fit for the job. But that’s just one way Bright can make use of all the jobs data that it has amassed — the company claims to have processed more...
Bright Launches Bright Labs, A Site Packed With Jobs Data And Job-Seeking Tips

Time Spent In Mobile Apps Is Starting To Challenge Television, Flurry Says

techcrunch.com
Now that usage of mobile apps has overtaken browsing on the desktop web, it’s starting to challenge television, Flurry says. The San Francisco-based mobile analytics startup says that consumers are spending 127 minutes per day in mobile apps, up 35 percent from 94 minutes a day in the same...
Time Spent In Mobile Apps Is Starting To Challenge Television, Flurry Says

Amazon increases its tuition assistance for hourly workers

www.geekwire.com
Amazon.com says it will boost the amount of tuition assistance available to its hourly employees who pursue associate degrees or vocational certificates. The company will now pay $3,000 a year (totaling up to $12,000 over four years), which is up from $2,000 a year (or up to $8,000 total) when...
Amazon increases its tuition assistance for hourly workers

How The Internet Is Making Us Poor

www.businessinsider.com
Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class--in rich countries, at any rate--has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with software. One reason...
How The Internet Is Making Us Poor

Microsoft-commissioned IDC study says cloud computing will create 14 million new jobs by 2015

thenextweb.com
The future for cloud service providers is very bright, at least if a new report (PDF) from research firm IDC is to be believed. Commissioned by software giant Microsoft (which obviously also offers a range of cloud solutions), the study claims spending on public and private IT cloud services will...
Microsoft-commissioned IDC study says cloud computing will create 14 million new jobs by 2015

Mr. President, Here's A Tax Plan To Build A Whole New Class Of Investors

www.businessinsider.com
If President Obama were to accomplish one thing in his next term, it should be to lower significantly the unemployment rate. At a current 7.8% (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) roughly 12.2 million people in the U.S. are without jobs. The economy matters. People are happy when...
Mr. President, Here's A Tax Plan To Build A Whole New Class Of Investors
RIAA's Bogus Math Strikes Again: Claimed 41% Decline In Musicians... Not Even Close To True
Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint: A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After)
How Jobs In The Media Industry Got Demolished In The Last 10 Years [Charts]
Atlanta tops list of best places to start a business; Seattle ranks 7th

The Latest In Hollywood Mathematics: A 46.3% Employment Increase Equals 'Countless Jobs Lost'

www.techdirt.com
As Mike pointed out in his post concerning the "Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy" report, the entities behind the push for greater IP enforcement continue to deliver laughable numbers with a straight face, expecting legislators to accept these inflated "loss" numbers with complete credulity. Also par for the course...
The Latest In Hollywood Mathematics: A 46.3% Employment Increase Equals 'Countless Jobs Lost'

Big Bank CEO Who Makes $23 Million Says Press Should Stop Focusing On Bank Compensation... Because Reporters Are Overpaid?

www.techdirt.com
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who made approximately $23 million last year, apparently doesn't like the press picking on the salaries at big banks like his. So, he's telling them that they're the ones who are overpaid. To be fair, the context is that he's mocking reporters for focusing on...
Big Bank CEO Who Makes $23 Million Says Press Should Stop Focusing On Bank Compensation... Because Reporters Are Overpaid?
The road to gender balance in tech is paved with code

Tips for leaving your job the right way

www.cio.com
Leaving a job can be a tricky proposition. Even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the IT unemployment rate at 3.3 percent, the job market isn't great. Deciding to resign takes courage, direction and confidence. Leaving with your dignity, reputation and network intact is the end game. So...
Tips for leaving your job the right way

Amazon's homepage becomes an advertisement for its Career Choice employee education program

thenextweb.com
Amazon appears to be bringing in a lot of changes lately. Already the site redesign has started to appear outside of the US, a design and development hub has been established in London, UK and  now if you visit the front page of Amazon.com,  you’ll see a special letter from...
Amazon's homepage becomes an advertisement for its Career Choice employee education program

Practical Advice From Female Entrepreneurs Who Stand Out In A Sea Of Dudes

www.fastcompany.com
Like many entrepreneurs, Nicole Kendrot turned a problem into a business opportunity. In her case, the problem was student loans--not just the amount of debt, but managing the payments. Her solution: to design a mobile app to track multiple loans and gamify the payback process so users can earn cash...
Practical Advice From Female Entrepreneurs Who Stand Out In A Sea Of Dudes

ART CASHIN: You Can't Rule Out The Possibility Of A Horrible Jobs Number This Friday

www.businessinsider.com
This Friday, we get the always-anticipated May employment situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to economists surveyed by Bloomberg, we could expect around 150k new nonfarm payrolls.  The consensus range is 95k to 206k. However, some of the inputs to the econometric models suggest the number might...
ART CASHIN: You Can't Rule Out The Possibility Of A Horrible Jobs Number This Friday

US spends 35 percent more time using apps in 2012, while web usage drops

gigaom.com
When it comes to entertainment, watching television is still where those in the U.S. primarily turn on a daily basis: on average, we watch TV for almost three hours per day. But mobile app usage continues to grow at a pace that is coming closer to rivaling television, according to...
US spends 35 percent more time using apps in 2012, while web usage drops
How to build a business in the age of 'Indivisibility'
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?