Careers

“Argonne National Labs is a key player. Illinois can be too if they act fast,” observes James Carlini. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a region to raise economic viability for all. Interest on last week's article on Lithium-Ion Battery commercialization...

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has named the vice dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health as the new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, officials announced Thursday. Paul M. DeLuca Jr., who joined the university faculty in 1973, will replace former provost Patrick...

As retirement funds become depleted due to the dismal economy, more older job candidates are competing for employment. Thirsting for skilled workers with experience, companies are now welcoming them with open arms. Views held of older workers are changing rapidly these days....

The recession, which has already caused payrolls to shrink by more than 5 million jobs, will make it extremely difficult for teenagers to find employment this summer. Based on recent trends, it’s possible for the first time since 1954 that fewer than 1 million 16-...

I know I'm going to regret this. Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., a well-known outplacement consultancy, recently distributed a press release reporting the results of a survey of HR executives they conducted. The results were interesting enough that I'm making an exception to my policy of ignoring...

The prospects for women who are scientists and engineers at major research universities have improved, although women continue to face inequalities in salary and access to some other resources, a panel of the National Research Council concludes in a new report. ...

As unemployment among tech workers increases with the recession, the U.S. government is raising broad questions as part of a federal case over H-1Bs about the connection of visa fraud to the unemployment of IT workers. The government's interest in H-1B fraud-related unemployment turned up in...