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Unemployed women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
Women who have been fired or laid off from their jobs face not only emotional distress, but also have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers reported today at the Second International Conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke. (2005-02-17)

Overseas junior doctors warned to expect unemployment in the UK
So many junior overseas doctors are struggling to get jobs in the United Kingdom that they are now being warned to be prepared for long periods of unemployment, writes Peter Trewby, of the Royal College of Physicians in this week's BMJ Career Focus. (2005-02-10)

Mom's job affects her teen's well-being and education
When the employment status of single mothers change, their teenaged children are impacted. With social policies moving more single mothers into the workforce, little research had previously explored how this change affects adolescents. This study found that persistent unemployment and low-wage employment among single moms is linked to low self-esteem and a lack of educational success in teenagers. The results underscore a need to help single mothers stay employed so that teens are spared these effects. (2005-02-10)

NJIT hosts Spring Career Fair: Employers expected to increase hiring...
Despite what you have read about layoffs and downsizing, the job market for computer engineers has done a complete turn-around. (2005-02-04)

Risk and intimate relationships: Can hope triumph over experience in an age of 'messy' lives?
In an age when neither jobs nor marriages are for life, how do people perceive and weigh-up their options for partnering, reproduction and employment? Precisely what those starting out on adult life today are prepared to 'take a chance on', and what kind of security they seek, are to be investigated in new ESRC-funded research led by Professor Jane Lewis of the London School of Economics. (2005-01-27)

Childcare provision is not geared to realities of modern working life
For most of the growing number of women who go out to work, organising childcare for young children is a highly complicated process in which the slightest disruption is likely to cause a crisis, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. (2005-01-21)

'Temp doctors' choose career for flexibility, easier lifestyle
When people think of jobs that use temporary workers, doctors are probably not one of the first careers to come to mind. But the use of temporary staff doctors appears to be a growing trend, and a new study suggests many doctors are choosing short-term assignments because they don't want to work full-time or because they are seeking a more flexible schedule. (2005-01-11)

Mothers in the workplace held to stricter standards, study suggests
Despite the gains women have made in the workplace, new research suggests one group of women employees still face negative stereotypes - mothers. A laboratory study found that young adults held mothers to stricter employment standards than childless women. Fathers, on the other hand were held to more lenient standards than both women and childless men. (2005-01-04)

Thanks for the memories: cinematic portrayal of amnesia is profoundly misleading
The way the movies represent amnesia is profoundly misleading, and gives the general public a false view of what to expect if they are diagnosed with the condition, says a paper in this week's BMJ. (2004-12-16)

Despite shortage, new nurses can't find full-time work
Despite shortage of nursing staff, new nursing graduates can't find full-time work according to a McMaster University study. (2004-12-10)

Employees bring bad moods home, but they disappear by morning
A good night's sleep may be the remedy for a bad day at work, suggests a new University of Florida study on the unexplored relationship between job satisfaction and the shifting moods of employees. (2004-12-02)

National experts to discuss high-tech offshoring in free IEEE-USA webcast
Outsourcing Conversations is a free Webcast designed to discuss the offshore outsourcing (offshoring) of high-tech jobs overseas and its impact on the U.S. economy and technical workforce. The event, sponsored by IEEE-USA, is open to the media and the public. (2004-11-30)

Foreign companies exaggerated job targets, claims study
Bigforeign companies - from Northern America, the Far East and Western Europe - that established UK business plants over a 14-year period exaggerated their job creation claims, a study from Newcastle University's business school suggests. Researchers conclude companies deliberately overstated job claims to attract business support and advice. (2004-11-22)

NSF gives 'teeth' to biomaterials research
Clemson University has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation program. The program creates prospects for economic growth and new jobs by supporting the research-business-government relationships that transfer advances in labs to advances in lives. (2004-10-27)

In South, Hispanics pass blacks in deaths from injuries at work
For many years -- probably centuries -- black men in the South were more likely than whites or other races and ethnic groups in this country to die from accidents suffered while working. A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows that that's no longer true. Now, UNC researchers say, Hispanics -- especially in the South -- suffer more fatal occupational injuries than blacks or other groups. (2004-10-07)

UF study: Only holders of brainy jobs get paid for emotional toil
Emotionally draining jobs bring few monetary rewards if the employment does not require great intellectual demands, a new University of Florida study finds. (2004-10-04)

Sandia helps Navy in shaping future of aircraft carrier operations
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are helping the U.S. Navy create the next generation of aircraft carriers by reviewing and analyzing current Carrier Air Wing flight operations, maintenance, and support functions. (2004-09-08)

Prison stigma leads to poor health for African American men
The Justice Policy Institute (2002) estimated that between 1980 and 2000, three times as many African American men went to prison than to universities and colleges. A study published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship supports that following release from prison, men in this demographic group need steady jobs and stable homes to prevent imminent health problems, yet find it extremely difficult to do so. (2004-09-01)

$411,000 grant to fund robot-replacing technology
A project of Florida Tech and the University of Dayton, funded by a $411,000 National Science Foundation grant, will create a new technology to replace robots in many automated assembly operations. (2004-08-25)

Clemson University spin-off uses corn to make plastics, provide cleaner air
Plastic has changed lives, now a Clemson spin-off company is changing plastics -- and the environment (2004-08-20)

Ethnic solidarity doesn't give Mexican workers advantages in U.S. labor market
Mexican workers in the United States do not receive labor market advantages from their ethnic solidarity, according to a Rice University sociologist. But familial and friendship obligations do help Mexican workers find better jobs. The study compared Mexican workers employed at Mexican firms to those employed at white firms to assess whether Mexican immigrants working at Mexican firms earn higher wages, are more likely to be employed within the informal economy and work longer hours than those working at white firms. (2004-08-16)

Slow road to independence is a problem for the young and parents alike
The trend for young people to continue in education and postpone independence is creating problems for them and parents, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. (2004-08-13)

Old boys' clubs contribute to gender gap in IT
When it comes to understanding women's underrepresentation in the IT workforce, nature/nurture theories don't explain why some women successfully hold positions such as systems and Web developers, IT administrators, project managers and software architects, say Penn State researchers. (2004-08-10)

The mentally-demanding job and development of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a new and interesting link between the mental demands of an occupation and later development of Alzheimer's disease. Their study is published in the August 10th issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. According to the study, people with Alzheimer's are more likely to have had less mentally stimulating careers than their peers who do not have Alzheimers. (2004-08-09)

Mentally demanding jobs may protect against Alzheimer's disease
People with Alzheimer's disease are more likely to have had less mentally demanding careers than their peers who do not have Alzheimer's, according to a study published in the August 10 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2004-08-09)

ORNL, sister DOE lab, technologies making a difference in North Carolina
After just two months, a partnership between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Institute at Biltmore has hit full stride in support of entrepreneurs and economic development in Western North Carolina. (2004-07-29)

Jobs offshored for cost savings and quality
Forty-five companies known for sending work outside of their own companies for completion, surveyed by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, show that 82 percent are currently outsourcing jobs, 79 percent to offshore businesses. The majority not only report finding competitive prices but better work skills than at home. The companies surveyed included offshore pioneers such as General Electric, Nortel Networks and Citibank. (2004-07-27)

Another fringe benefit for highly paid employees: More fun at work
Highly paid workers aren't just reaping the greatest material rewards on the job - they are also more likely than lower-paid employees to report rich social lives among their co-workers. A new study found that highly paid workers reported more cohesion and solidarity among their colleagues and were more likely to participate in social activities with co-workers. (2004-07-12)

Global competition closes Texas sawmills/paper mills
For Texas, timber represents $12.9 billion in direct industry output, a number which includes money received for harvested trees as well as wholesales prices received for wood products. But higher labor and transportation costs combined with increased emphasis on environment quality have made southern U.S. sawlog prices some of the highest in the world. The total cost of producing pine sawlogs in the United States is 150 percent higher than that of Sweden and 300 percent of Brazil. (2004-07-07)

Helping employees cope with aggressive customers
Clerks in box stores, supermarkets and motels -- as well as waitresses, secretaries and flight attendants -- know in their hearts that the customer is NOT always right, despite what the boss might say. When exposed to pushy or irritable customers, employees in high-stress jobs need the assurance of an emotional safety net, according to a Penn State researcher. (2004-06-24)

Cells of larynx may have significant immune functions
The cells that line the larynx or voice box have strategic immune functions that could have a major impact on diseases and conditions such as cancer and asthma, according to a British researcher who spoke today at an international conference here. (2004-05-20)

Parent, guardian job loss may boost smoking among adolescent family members
According to a new study, adolescent children have an almost 90 percent greater chance of becoming smokers within a year of a grownup's job loss than young people whose families haven't suffered this blow. (2004-05-19)

Losing a job near retirement age significantly increases risk of stroke
Employees who lose their jobs in the years immediately preceding retirement have twice the risk of suffering a stroke. (2004-05-07)

Survey of adults reveals life-long consequences of ADHD
Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have grown up with the condition, but have they outgrown its effects? Findings from a new national survey, (2004-05-06)

Bleak summer job forecast for nation's teens, new report finds
The summer of 2004 promises to be a bleak one, with just 42 of every 100 teens able to find employment during the summer months, according to a new report from labor market economist Andrew Sum from Northeastern University. Given Sum's predictions, the job market in the summer of 2004 will be the worst it has been in nearly 60 years. (2004-05-03)

Case Western Reserve studies find poor children staying longer in foster care under welfare reform
Three related studies at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences reveal how families involved with the child welfare system are deteriorating under welfare reform. (2004-04-26)

Starting salaries lower for 2003 chemistry grads, C&EN reports
The starting median salary for 2003 chemistry graduates declined some $4,000 from the previous year, according to the latest American Chemical Society survey of starting salaries and employment status reported in the April 19 issue of Chemical & Engineering News. The weekly newsmagazine is published by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2004-04-21)

Researchers seek solutions to impending U.S. long-term care facility staffing crisis
National studies have shown employee turnover at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to be close to 100 percent a year nationally -- one of the highest among any occupation. The reasons aren't a surprise -- low pay, frequent hard work, back injuries from heavy lifting and the lack of status associated with such jobs. (2004-04-21)

Renewable energy promotes U.S. job growth better than investment in fossil fuels
A new assessment of the economic effects of building up this country's renewable energy sector reinforces the results of previous studies: that investing in renewable energy sources creates more jobs than an equivalent investment in the fossil fuel sector that dominate the energy industry today. (2004-04-13)

American dream of home ownership turns sour for many low-income buyers
Despite federal government policies encouraging home ownership among minority and low-income families, more than half of them left their houses and returned to renting within five years, according to a new study. One third of the families returned to renting in the first two years. (2004-04-12)

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