Archive for May 29th, 2013

While fewer U.S. employers are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills than in 2012, companies worldwide are having the most difficulty finding talent for jobs since the start of the recession, according to a new survey by Manpower Group. The research results reveal the top 10 most difficult jobs to fill, with skilled trades positions topping the list in the U.S. and on a global level.
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The accepted rhetoric has been that American schools aren’t producing enough science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates to fill the jobs in the burgeoning IT sector. Thus, employers are forced to bring in overseas workers in order with the skills they need. But new data is telling a different story. Read more



So many companies are getting into solar and renewable energy that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the projects and who’s doing what. They can all blend together and sound like one big renewable energy-palooza, indistinguishable from the next.

But a new planned solar farm in Antelope Valley, Calif. is a little bit different from most.

First, there’s its size. The Antelope Valley project will be pretty substantial — a 579-megawatt behemoth that is expected to create 650 jobs in the Rosamond, Lancaster, and Palmdale communities (in Central California, on the outskirts of Los Angeles County). Read more

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