Category: Pay and benefits

More Depressing News For Grads (Unless You’re An Engineer)

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on September 11

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has some depressing news for 2009 grads. Apparently, their salaries are down 1.2% from last year, according to data from career services…

2009 Pay Raises Will Mark a Three-Decade Low

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 17

For anyone who graduated from college and entered the workforce this year, now is the time when many begin the annual evaluation process and start contemplating their 2009 raise. Many…

The (Bad) Saving Habits of Young Workers

Posted by: Tara Kalwarski on November 07

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 6.5% in October, a high not seen in more than 14 years. The S&P 500…

Salaries for New College Grads: Up?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 12

The National Association of Colleges and Employers is reporting that average starting salary for new college graduates in 2008 are up an astounding 7.6%—about twice the rate of inflation—to $49,224….

Happy 401(k) Day!

Posted by: Tara Kalwarski on September 04

Turns out, today is 401(k) Day, “an annual celebration spotlighting the importance of employer-sponsored profit sharing and 401(k) plans” sponsored by the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America. Also a great…

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