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Back to Work 2011

  • Serving The Boomers Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:14 AM ET
    Retirement

    Millions of jobs are expected to be created in the next decade in order to handle the eruption of  elderly and aging U.S. citizens.

  • Thinking Small Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    JumpStart NYC was created to help unemployed professionals apply their knowledge, skills and abilities in opportunities at small, entrepreneurial companies.

  • Retooling At School Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    With many jobs and businesses becoming obsolete because of technology, and the slow recovery generating few jobs, education may be the ticket to a new career.

  • Are You Cut Out To Be A Financial Advisor? Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    As a potential career, the financial advisory business looks alluring.  There's less competition to become a broker than other occupations, and the pay can be quite good. It ain't easy. though.

  • With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck around 9 percent and a fragile economic recovery underway, many workers feel they are left with no choice but to take their careers into their own hands.

  • What's Hot In Degrees And Careers Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    One lasting benefit of this recession may be the greatly improved linkage between employers and colleges that now provide much more precise information to students seeking fruitful, long-lasting jobs when they graduate.

  • Green Jobs Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:24 AM ET
    Hand plant money

    A new report shows “green job” growth to be one of the few bright spots in the national employment picture — but reveals the sector still has some growing pains.

  • Landing An IT Job Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:13 AM ET

    As more companies realize the value of aligning information technology projects with business goals, employers are looking for people with solid business skills to fill certain roles in the IT department.

  • Same You, New Career Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:07 AM ET

    Whether you’ve been laid off or you crave more satisfaction, looking for a position doing something you’ve never done before invariably comes with second-guessing.

  • CNBC Poll: Can the 'Green' Sector Provide More Jobs? Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:24 AM ET
    Back To Work - A CNBC Special Report

    With job growth painfully slow, the clean tech industry is one of the sectors bucking the trend.

  • Poll: More Job Retraining In The U.S.? Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Many laid-off workers have turned to retraining as a lifeline, taking courses to increase their skills and abilities in hopes of landing a new job.

  • Back To Work - A CNBC Special Report

    While everyone agrees gains in hiring have been slow,  there's little agreement on the cause.

  • Highest-Paid Bachelor Degrees Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    While graduate school is typically a safe shelter from the storm in an unforgiving job market, some who have gone back to school or recently graduated are finding that the college degree is worth the investment. The average salary for some professions is going up. The college class of 2011's average starting salary is $51,018, up from $48,661 last year, according to a report from the  NACE. Twice a year, NACE surveys its 900 member employers and 1,800 colleges and universities to come up with a

    What college degrees are pulling in the best paychecks? Click to find out!

  • America's Highest-Paid Jobs 2011 Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to peruse or even where to live. With data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics , BLS, CNBC.com took a look at the most highly-compensated occupations in the country, based upon BLS job definitions. The BLS also breaks down average salaries geographically and by industry, which can help job seekers understand the areas to look in order to find where

    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to persue or even where to live. So, what are the highest paying jobs in the country?

  • World's Coolest Jobs Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
    Imagine getting paid to eat ice cream all day, to go to the beach or to figure out how to make a race car go even faster.They sound like fantasies to most of us but for some people, these are their actual jobs.Take Paul Monaghan, who is the head of car engineering for the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Or Kirsten Schimoler, whose job it is to come up with new flavors of ice cream for Ben & Jerry’s.We interviewed both of them and several others who have the world’s coolest jobs. Click ahead to

    Imagine getting paid to eat ice cream all day or to figure out how to make a race car go even faster. Meet the people who get paid for this stuff and more of the world's coolest jobs!

  • How Twitter Is Revolutionizing The Agriculture Trade Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:44 PM ET
    Buried in 130 million daily tweets hides a veritable goldmine of information for traders and investors – if you know where to look. In one corner of the highly lucrative grains market is a growing network of farmers and traders that are using tweets to transform how this multi-trillion dollar industry does business. These tweets are dramatically accelerating the flow of information to give investors an edge in the commodities market. Farmers are also cashing in, using tweets from the trading flo

    CNBC spoke to farmers and traders taking part in this real-time dialogue to understand how this information is used, how bigger profits are made and how farming is going high-tech.

  • America's Most Stressful Jobs Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    With the unemployment rate nationally still hovering around 9 percent, many people are grateful simply to get a paycheck - but gratitude doesn't take the stress out of the daily grind. To get a sense of the most stressful jobs in America, looked at 11 different factors that can cause stress on the job, and ranked 200 professions by how significantly these demands factor into the average workday. Factors that weighed into stress include work environment, job competitiveness, opportunity for advan

    With Americans facing high unemployment, many people with jobs are grateful to get their weekly paychecks, but that feeling alone doesn't take the stress out of the daily grind.

  • Surprising Six-Figure Jobs Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    When you think of jobs that pay six figures, you think doctor, lawyer -- and anything with the word “chief,” “director,” “engineer” or “petroleum” in it.But there are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. People you may encounter on a daily basis, or some who you may not, but never suspect they make that much.Take, for example the recent story about the lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., who  and some of them, over $200,000!“Generally, high-paid jobs require one or more of

    There are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. Here are 15 surprising examples of jobs that pay $100,000 or more.

  • First Jobs of CEOs Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    It is probably hard to imagine Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson babysitting, or James Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase cooking French fries. While neither one of those men ever held those particular jobs, many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. After all, everyone has to start somewhere. Click ahead to see the first jobs held by some of today’s most powerful CEOs.

    Many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. Learn more.

  • Quiz: Hard Work Or Hardly Working? Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:06 PM ET

    Whether you're unemployed or employed, take our quiz to learn how much you know about the job market.

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