By Linda Stern – In a post-Obamacare future, expect more employers to adopt defined contribution healthcare plans. Instead of providing coverage, they will throw a set amount of cash at workers and have them buy their own coverage on private employer-sponsored exchanges.
That future isn’t here yet.
Workers at big companies probably will face fewer immediate changes than everyone else. But those who buy their own insurance, go without coverage or work for small employers will see dramatic changes in the coverage available to them. Here’s an early take on what to expect and what to do about it now. more> http://tinyurl.com/a9chmol
Posted in Business, Economy, Healthcare
Tagged Barack Obama, Business, Employment, Government, Health, Industrial economy, Insurance, Jobs, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, United States
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By Saroj Kar – Research firm IDC titled in a new report “Climate Change: Cloud’s Impact on IT Organizations and Staffing” sponsored by Microsoft reported that the demand for cloud-savvy IT professionals will grow by 26% annually until 2015 and will create more than seven million cloud-related vacancies worldwide.
This gap in skills is even more alarming as almost two-thirds of global firms are planning to implement or use cloud technology and more than 50% of companies agree that the cloud is a priority. more> http://tinyurl.com/a6u9y9z
Posted in Broadband, Business, Economy, Education, Net
Tagged Broadband, Climate change, Cloud computing, Employment, IDC, Industrial economy, Information technology, International Data Corporation, Internet, Microsoft
By Mike Collins – We have been talking about the skilled labor problem for years. This is the fifth skills gap survey published by these organizations since 1990, and all show similar results, but, very few people who talk about this problem ever say exactly what skills are needed. The reason this is hard to define is that manufacturing covers a huge number of industries, industrial products, and types of manufacturing.
Six million people have been laid off from manufacturing jobs since 2001, and still 5 percent of all manufacturing jobs (60,000 jobs) remain unfilled. The manufacturers don’t want to hire back the low-skilled people; they want multi-skilled people who can do a wide variety of jobs. more> http://tinyurl.com/angzygv
Posted in Business, Economy, Education, Technology
Tagged Barack Obama, Business, Employment, Industrial economy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Mike Collins, Skill, United States
By Dr. Marty Martin – There is more to job security than mastering job search skills. There are plenty of books about resume writing, networking, interviewing, and developing a LinkedIn profile.
There are four cornerstones of Career Insurance; the organizing framework for putting together your own personal Career Insurance plan:
- Embracing adaptation
- Positioning for the next advance or change
- Investing in cutting edge skills
- Tapping into abundant thinking, creativity, and emotional non-attachment
By Ann Bednarz – Certain IT titles will be getting sizable salary hikes, according to data from recruiting and staffing specialist Robert Half Technology. At the top of the heap, based on percentage gains, are mobile application developers and wireless network engineers, who can expect a 9% and 7.9% increase in starting salaries, respectively.
- Mobile applications developer – Net: 9% increase
- Wireless network engineer – Net: 7.9% increase
- Network engineer – Net: 7.8% increase