Online freelance platform Fiverr partnered with Rockbridge Associates for a fourth year to analyze over tax returns from annually compiled Non-Employer U.S. Census Bureau statistics to explore the size, growth and skills of freelance workers across the 30 largest metropolitan cities for independent knowledge-based work. These workers include anyone who receives a 1099 at the end of … Continue reading Fiverr’s Fourth Annual Freelance Economic Impact Report
(Courtesy Flexjobs.com) The unemployment rate among military spouses is 16%, more than four times higher than the civilian unemployment rate. According to a FlexJobs and Blue Star Families survey of more than 500 military spouses, nearly half (46%) of military spouses have felt discriminated against in their job search because they are military spouses. Read on for more of … Continue reading FlexJobs: Survey Says Nearly Half of Military Spouses Feel Discriminated Against
Our partners at Flexjobs tell us that millions of workers are considering flexible jobs that allow them to work from anywhere. You may be surprised to learn that some of the opportunities they’ll find pay six figures.
The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) is an 18-week educational program that Microsoft conducts in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU.) It provides active duty soldiers and veterans with the necessary career skills to meet demand for server & cloud administration, database & business intelligence administration, cloud application development, and cybersecurity administrators.
The team at BetterTeam.com has created an infographic about which jobs will be most in demand over the next year. Information Technology and Healthcare are red-hot, and entry level jobs (not always sexy, but providing abundant opportunities) are growing quickly in a variety of industries. The original post includes some great tools for exploring the … Continue reading Most In-Demand Jobs
Two thirds, or 65 percent of the independent workforce rate their job satisfaction at least an 8 out of 10, and a full 22 percent rate it a solid 10.
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/woman-greeting-returning-soldier-royalty-free-image/476804095 National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May. This year it will be celebrated on Friday, May 6. The day was designated by President Reagan in 1984 to celebrate military spouses, the heart of the families who support troops during mission, deployment, and return to civilian life. … Continue reading Military Spouses and Portable Careers