Topic: Jobs

The Middle Class is Being Gutted in Texas

Feb. 4, 2016
Middle Class Sign

Despite mostly rosy economic news, middle-income households are struggling in Texas and will continue to face significant economic challenges in 2016.

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We Should Do More When it Comes to Breast Cancer

Oct. 15, 2015
Breast Cancer Survivors

One of the most debilitating side effects many breast cancer survivors experience is cognitive impairment, often referred to as “chemobrain” and attributed to the mental fogginess from chemotherapy. It’s time for all of us — especially employers and health care providers — to acknowledge that cognitive impairment is as real and potentially devastating as any other symptom or side effect. And it’s time for supervisors to make reasonable accommodations, as mandated by federal legislation.

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Get Ready to See More Social Workers at Private Companies

Aug. 20, 2015
Corporate Social Worker

Social work has evolved from a profession focusing on people living in poverty to one associated with governmental programming to one offering counseling and health-related services in nonprofit and private-practice settings. But now there is a new emerging trend: Social workers are moving into corporate America. This is a good thing and get ready to see more of it.

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Looking for a Job? Having Too Many Contacts on LinkedIn May Backfire

Sept. 23, 2014
Looking for a Job? Having Too Many Contacts on LinkedIn May Backfire

What should you do when you get an invitation to connect with someone on LinkedIn who you've never met? I say ignore it. It may seem counterintuitive, but that's the take-home message from our ongoing research at The University of Texas at Austin and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Want Job Security? Jobs of Tomorrow will be in Service, Applying Manufacturing Technologies

Sept. 16, 2014
Want Job Security? Jobs of Tomorrow will be in Service, Applying Manufacturing Technologies

The world of work continues to change in the United States as brains replace muscle. Nearly 200 years ago, half of all workers were engaged in agriculture jobs; yet today those workers are more productive with less than 5 percent of the jobs.

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