The so-called Fourth revolution – the use of robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and 3-D printing – is already changing the labor force and all sectors of life. In an economy centered around people, this change will create bigger social inequality gaps and shape the way we live and work. How is new technology going to change the labor force?
Both major employment search engines – Indeed and Glassdoor – list technology jobs among the most lucrative jobs. In 2017, 7 out of the top 10 best jobs were from the tech industry, software engineering and development in particular. This is based on salary comparisons, growth prospects from 2013 to 2016, and job postings. Additionally, computer and IT jobs are expected to grow 12 % from 2014 – 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And by 2020 there are predicted to be 1.4 million new unfilled software development positions. However, there might not be enough experts to fill these positions. Why is this so? What other problems is the tech industry facing?
Interest in cybersecurity insurance has rapidly increased in the last few years, thanks in part to events like the recent WannaCry ransomware attack. For many companies, this global incident served as a wake-up call. In the week after the attack, cyber insurance orders rose by 40 percent.
In mid-May 2017, the biggest ransomware attack in history targeted many hospitals, FedEx, and various other businesses around the world. Most of the infected computers were running on outdated Microsoft Windows operating systems. The so-called WannaCry worm demanded ransom after encrypting the files on the affected computers. The price for the encryption was a few hundred dollars. How did this incident affect companies?
It is now the season for famous speakers to give advice to recent graduates. Apart from wearing graduation gowns, students will hear many inspirational commencement speakers. Some are alumni of the institution, others are respected for their accomplishments. What is the best advice for graduates and job seekers offered during the graduation season?
President Donald Trump is proposing to spend up to $1 trillion in the next 10 years on infrastructure projects. It would be used to upgrade and support investments in various areas such as roads, bridges, airports, pipelines, telecommunications, or energy projects. According to some estimates, this could create more than 11 million jobs in the US. Which industries and jobs could benefit from this the most?
At the beginning of the last century, almost all married women stayed home as housewives. Today, the labor market looks much different. 7 out of 10 mothers are working, most of them full time. Out of 83 million moms in the United States, roughly 61% of them work. Working moms account for almost one-fifth of all employed individuals.
On top of that, working women are also spending time cleaning, cooking or taking children to their sport/music activities in the afternoons. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we talked with four mothers who shared with us the secrets of multitasking and how to balance work and life activities. Here is what they can advise us on the balancing act.
We recently sat down with La Tonya Walker, TAD PGS’s Director of Recruiting for Alexandria and California, to get some golden nugget insights into how this high-performer balances her family and career.
“For some people looking into my life, it may seem that I handle it effortlessly, but I’m the first to admit that life can be overwhelming at times. To handle life’s roller coaster I have systems in place that help me turn the negatives into positives and to live life purposely every day.”
What do skatepark engineers, coconut safety engineers, volcanologists, or 3D filmers have in common? All these professionals have degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). These are jobs unfamiliar to most people. What are some of the jobs you almost never think about (but perhaps should consider) while searching for a job)?
Have you ever wanted a career in sports? You don’t have to be a professional athlete to make this dream come true.
Behind every individual athlete or team victory, there are STEM professionals at work. Sports and technology are overwhelmingly intertwined in today’s world. From designing Paralympic equipment to biochemical engineers working on faster recovery of athletes’ damaged tissues, they all have one unifying denominator: sports.