Careers is reporting that the majority of job openings at a recent job fair were for CNC machinists. Bosch-Rexroth's Fountain Inn (South Carolina) facility primarily manufactures external gear pumps (hydraulic pumps) for earthmoving equipment. Compensation for CNC machinists was running $18 to $19/hour, plus eligibility for benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision care, 401-K, [...]

Perhaps another sign of an economy in recovery: A community college offering skilled-trade job training with a money back guarantee. A local news station has reported that Lansing Community College (Michigan) was offering applicants to its skilled trade training program a money back guarantee, essentially guaranteeing that their students (in this case it appeared to [...]

Generally, I'm neither a fan nor a critic of Andy Rooney's commentary on CBS's show "60 Minutes" but everyone once in awhile I think the gets things just about right. The other night Andy, whose job I guess is to be provocative, dropped this little word bomb: There's only so much money in the world [...]