Restarting Americas Job Machine

Hiring Is Up, Yet Americans Remain Skeptical About Jobs

The Obama administration emphasizes the positive -- that jobs are being saved and slowly created. Critics and most Americans, however, see a still-dire employment picture. In this case, both sides are right. But Washington (Dems and the GOP) clearly still has a lot of work to do to get Americans back on the job.

Where Tomorrow's Jobs Are: Health Care and Green Tech

The BLS says 17 of the next decade's 30 fastest-growing occupations are health-care-related. Even during the recession, health care added over 600,000 jobs. The next biggest gainer will be in renewable energy and environmental businesses.

Stimulus Funds Can Retrain You for the Post-Recession World

Desperate to help unemployed Americans find new jobs, the government has opened the funding spigot to boost programs at community colleges, career institutes and nonprofits. Billions of dollars in funding mean most courses can be taken for free.

Older Workers Find a Silver Lining in the Job Picture

Statistics show that workers 55 and older are the only age group to have experienced employment gains since March 2009. Surprisingly, they're the age group with the lowest rate of unemployment as we exit the Great Recession.

Reviving Rusty Factories, and Hiring Ready Workers

Serious Materials, which manufactures energy-efficient windows, has joined a small but growing movement in which shuttered Rust Belt factories are being reopened and retrofitted to produce products for the New Economy.

Finally, America's Job Machine Is Getting Cranked Up

A year after the economy hit bottom, Americans may still be worried about jobs, but the trend is finally reversing as companies are starting to hire again, albeit in smaller numbers. While fundamental shifts in employment are undeniable, most hopeful is the March report showing employers added 162,000 jobs, the most in three years.