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CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists List the Best Paying Jobs for Workers with High School Degrees 115 occupations that require a high school degree pay $20 per hour or more CHICAGO – Aug 14, 2014 – U.S. workers with only a high school diploma face an unemployment rate nearly twice that of college educated workers… Read more »

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Saluda County certified as ACT ‘Work Ready Community’   Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published Aug. 4, 2014 Saluda County has become the fourth county to receive the S.C. Work Ready Community designation through ACT, a national testing company. Earning the designation means the county has met workforce and education goals required of the nationwide initiative aimed… Read more »

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Schedule a 15-Minute Break Before You Burn Out by Ron Friedman  |   8:00 AM August 4, 2014 When you’re racing 90 miles an hour, the last thing you want to do is slow down. That’s how it feels on those exhilarating days when you’re completely focused, tearing through your to-do list, racking up accomplishments. You just… Read more »

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Jobless Claims Fall as Average Drops to Eight-Year Low By Victoria Stilwell Aug 7, 2014 8:46 AM ET  Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Michael McKee reports on jobless claims fall by fourteen thousand with Betty Liu on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg) Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over… Read more »

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US factory orders up 1.1 pct in June, led by aircraft, machinery, computers and electronics Published August 05, 2014 Associated Press In this July 16, 2014 photo, welders fabricate anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacturer Fox Company Inc. in Philadelphia. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders in June on… Read more »

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 215 OUT OF 339 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JUNE 2013 & JUNE 2014 AS 26 AREAS EXCEED PREVIOUS HIGHS FOR THE MONTH Date: July 30, 2014 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Monroe, Mich. Top Growth List; Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md. And Cheyenne, Wyo. Experience the Largest Actual and Percentage Declines for the Year Construction employment expanded… Read more »