• 10 Worst Jobs for the Future, 2016
    Business
    Kiplinger.com8 hours ago

    10 Worst Jobs for the Future, 2016

    Thinkstock The labor market is steadily improving, with U.S. unemployment at its lowest level since 2008, yet some occupations continue to experience a downward slide. Careers in the manufacturing sector, for example, have been disappearing for decades as plants become more efficient and jobs move to factories overseas. Other careers are falling victim to changing tastes and changing technologies. To help job seekers avoid some of these dying professions, we analyzed 784 popular occupations, looking at which have been shedding positions over the past decade and which are projected to continue that trend into the next decade. We considered salaries, too, and favored promising careers that require

  • American Airlines' new uniforms causing hives, headaches
    Business
    Chicago Business Journalyesterday

    American Airlines' new uniforms causing hives, headaches

    With great fanfare, American Airlines introduced new uniforms on Sept. 20. Now the outfits are giving the world's largest carrier and hundreds of its employees real headaches. Really. Sources report that more than 400 AA flight attendants have informed their union and company management that they have broken out in hives and begun to experience itching and headaches since they first slipped into the new uniforms — the first new designs for many in the airline's employee ranks in decades. An AA spokeswoman confirmed that the company has received complaints about the new uniforms, which the company, at this juncture, believes may be related to a wool allergy among some affected employees The spokeswoman

  • How a thriving theme park chain reflects a shift in consumers' mentality
    finance
    Nicole Sinclair2 hours ago

    How a thriving theme park chain reflects a shift in consumers' mentality

    The theme park business is thriving because of a “shift” in consumers’ mentality, according to Matt Ouimet, CEO of Cedar Fair (FUN)—which owns and operates 11 amusement parks and 2 water parks across North America. “I think what we’re experiencing is this shift of the consumer from a retail mentality