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Underemployment: The New Unemployment

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Recently released figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the unemployment rate in America inched up one-tenth of one percent in February 2014 to 6.7 percent. While that figure is the most discussed by talking heads and pundits alike, it doesn’t paint the full picture on the employment situation in the country.

How To Change Career Paths Without Grief

The United States recession was said to have “ended” in 2009. Then, in the spring of 2011, my department downsized. I was uprooted from my job, thrown out of my position and into the scary realm of unemployment like so many others in America at the time. While this experience was challenging, it was a reawakening.

She Geeks: A Look at Women in STEM Careers

With the breakneck pace of advancements in technology, it’s no surprise that there’s a high demand for qualified workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Within these fields there is also a severe gender imbalance, with women making up a disproportionately small part of the workforce.