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  • Graduates, beware bad advice ahead

    It’s time to call off the Passion Police. Most of us muddle through life by grabbing what seems like the best opportunity at the time and then working at it.


  • 100 years ago in Spokane: Teaching most popular career option for girls at Lewis and Clark

    Each girl at Lewis and Clark High School was asked to name her chosen future vocation; only three replied “to be married.”


  • CV CyberPatriots test skills against hundreds in nation

    Central Valley High School students are learning to close computer network gaps that can allow hackers to sneak in. The school’s new CyberPatriots group – 26 students and three teams …


  • With election over, jobs report gets less scrutiny

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to the monthly jobs numbers isn’t what it used to be. Friday’s unemployment report — the first since President Barack Obama’s re-election — garnered just brief …


  • Her art’s desire

    Leasa Harmon is pursuing a new career guided by advice that may sound illogical, if not reckless, in a job market that remains erratic and scarce of opportunity. The Coeur …


  • Ohio teen sentenced to life over Craigslist plot

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole for his role in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for …


  • Ohio teen’s sentencing delayed in Craigslist plot

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — With a possible deal for leniency in the works, sentencing was delayed Monday for an Ohio teenager convicted in a deadly plot to lure men desperate …


  • When working from home goes wrong

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly every office dweller fantasizes about the joys of working from home: Dressing in PJs instead of suits. Eating from the fridge and not the vending …


  • US economy adds 171K jobs; rate rises to 7.9 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is …


  • Big Apple improvises to reopen for business

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after Superstorm Sandy brought business in New York City to a standstill, stores that lost power are again serving customers, albeit by flashlight. Companies …


  • Ohio teen in Craigslist trial: I feared for life

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The teenage suspect in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers testified at his murder trial Tuesday that he went along only …


  • Lone survivor testifies at Ohio Craigslist trial

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hoping to land a farm job and move close to his family, Scott Davis met his new boss and walked with him through the autumn-color woodlands …


  • Testing nonprofit waters with Chicago Ideas Week

    CHICAGO (AP) — There are TED talks, Davos and Renaissance Weekends, all for innovators and world leaders to share creative ideas and make lucrative connections. And now there’s a big-shoulders …


  • Jury being picked in teen Craigslist killings case

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager charged in a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers went on trial on murder charges Tuesday, waving to prospective jurors …


  • Ohio teen headed to trial in Craigslist killings

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager is standing trial in Ohio charged in a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers. Jury selection began Tuesday morning in …


  • Ohio teen headed to trial in Craigslist killings

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager is headed to trial in Ohio charged in a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers. Jury selection is scheduled to …


  • Fed likely to act next week, but what will it do?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow the momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech Thursday night to …


  • List of hot ‘encore jobs’ for those seeking change

    A list of some “encore jobs” — those with community or social value — that are anticipated to have high need or demand in coming years for workers looking to …


  • Students sample forest work

    Groups of Idaho students walked through the forest in Careywood on Thursday identifying damage done to trees by animals, insects and parasitic plants. One birch tree had mushroom-like growths called …


  • Fewer people report feeling satisfied at jobs

    WASHINGTON – We can’t get no job satisfaction. Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy with their jobs, according to a …


  • Inland NW women change, recharge careers

    Pondering a radical change in 2010? Then read up right here. These two Inland Northwest women know about radical changes. Shirley Bonuccelli, a former school librarian and financial planner, has …


  • Hundreds of students weigh their options at college fair

    Hundreds of high school students considering their futures flooded the Spokane National College Fair at the Convention Center on Thursday. Representatives from about 170 colleges, universities and vocational schools as …


  • College fair draws hundreds in Spokane

    Hundreds of high school students considering their futures flooded the Spokane National College Fair at the Convention Center on Thursday.


  • Recession-resistant career paths

    Sobering news on the jobs front closed 2008: Spokane County’s unemployment rate climbed to 7.6 percent, higher than the national average of 7.2 percent. And rural counties surrounding Spokane are …


  • New career can be a franchise

    CHICAGO – Kathy McAvoy-Rogalski keeps her year-old business operating on a short leash, and that’s a good thing. Operating a Fetch Pet Care franchise with husband, James, out of their …


  • Voluntary layoffs can have benefits, but do your research

    John Smith – who asked that his real name not be used – realized his employer, which makes shipping containers, was not having a great year. Smith, of Seattle, is …


  • Wednesday focus: The workplace

    Stocking up on aspirin by Wednesday night will do more than blunt a New Year’s Day hangover for many people across the country. Purchases like that also help employees who …


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