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    U.S. Employment in August is Flat

    The August employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor statistics (BLS) are in. The result: Pretty much No Change from one month earlier. Though it could be worse, that’s not good news. The U.S. economy lost 54,000 jobs from July to August 2010, including the loss of 114,000 temporary census jobs. Overall, governments shed 121,000… Read More
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    Initial Employment for B.S. Physics Graduates

    It always feels good to get your hands on sound, reliable data about scientific employment — or it does, anyway, when you’re an editor of a science careers journal. One of the organization that consistently provides such data is the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a meta-society consisting of 10 physics-focused professional societi… Read More
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    Raytheon Plans to Hire 4,500 Engineers This Year

    Raytheon Corporation, a defense and security contractor with $25 billion in sales in 2009, is looking for engineers — a lot of them. William Swanson, Raytheon’s CEO, told the Boston Chamber of Commerce this week that the company plans to hire 4,500 engineers this year, and it’s having a tough time finding them. Why? Swanson… Read More
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    Telling a Potential Employer About Your Health Issues

    Suzanne Lucas, a blogger and former human resources manager, answers a question from a reader today on the management Web site BNet about the wisdom of telling a potential employer about health problems. Lucas’s short answer is “don’t do it,” at least not right away. Lucas’s reader is applying for jobs that require a c… Read More
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    Science, Engineering Job Ads Increase in May; Health, Education Jobs Falter

    The number of online job advertisements for science and engineering staff increased in May 2010, but ads for related jobs in health care and education declined, according to data released Wednesday by The Conference Board. In April, the ratio of unemployed scientists and engineers competing for jobs posted online stayed about the same as the… Read More
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    How to Check Out Your Prospective Boss

    Writing on her Career Diva blog yesterday, MSNBC careers columnist and author Eve Tahmincioglu gives advice to job-hunters on how to find out about the person who could be your boss at a company where you interviewed. In Science Careers, Tooling Up columnist Dave Jensen encourages job hunters to do their due diligence on companies… Read More
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    U.S. Economy Adds 290,000 jobs in April

    The U.S. economy added an estimated 290,000 jobs in April, the best performance in more than 4 years. 231,000 of those jobs were in the private sector. About 66,000 temporary workers were hired by the U.S. census bureau. The last time the economy did better was in March, 2006, when 326,000 jobs were added. The… Read More
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    Hidden Job Market Explained

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford, a recruiter turned career adviser, published a good explanation last Thursday of the hidden job market on her Career Artisan blog. The hidden job market is made up of unfilled positions that have not yet been advertised and in some cases may not even formally exist. Tooling Up columnist Dave Jensen and… Read More
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    Tech Hiring Picks Up in First Quarter of 2010

    Following strong earning reports this week from technology leaders Intel, Google, and Advanced Micro Devices comes news of increased hiring at some of these enterprises and throughout the industry. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google said this week that it hired 786 new employees in the first three months of 2010. Intel reported plans… Read More
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    Job Ads for Scientists, Engineers Increase in March

    The number of online opportunities in most science and engineering categories increased in March, while ads seeking health care professionals jumped substantially.  The ratio of job-seekers to online ads for most scientists and engineers in February — the latest month  data are available — remained about the same as January, w… Read More