Gary McDonald Business Editor 25 April, 2019 01:00 IF you're a software developer, chef, maintenance engineer or an accountant, you can virtually write your own pay cheque, such is the demand for your services, a jobs market report suggests.The latest monitor from recruitment website NIJobs.com and Ulster Bank shows they were the most in-demand roles in the first quarter, with vacancy listings having risen by more than a third (36 per cent) over the last four years.IT has again trumped all competition and remains the most active sector in recruitment terms (it makes up 13 per cent of current jobs listings).But not far behind are jobs in key parts of the hospitality sectors, where there is a UK-wide chronic shortage of chefs and waiting staff.It's generally acknowledged that this is a golden age for eating out, and never before has such a high quality of food been so widely available. Yet given the skills shortage in this area, the sector is staring into a recruitment black … [Read more...] about Chefs and IT staff ‘can write their own pay cheques’ says jobs report
High paying private security jobs
Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press Published 8:31 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 Washington – Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump’s political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been pushed out of his West Wing. The revelation this week that former White House assistant Omarosa Manigault Newman was offered a high-paying job on Trump’s re-election campaign in return for signing a non-disclosure agreement was the clearest demonstration yet of how a slot in the Trump orbit is being used to take care of loyalists – and protect against potential liabilities. Manigault Newman, who contends in her new book that she was offered a hush-money contract with the Trump campaign paying $15,000 a month, is hardly the first erstwhile staffer to find a lucrative off-ramp … [Read more...] about No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers
JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 1:34 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Detroit's rebound has brought a surge in new artisanal restaurants, renovated office space and $2,000-per-month loft apartments in the past five years. It also has spawned hundreds of new employment opportunities in private security to watch over those businesses and their employees and patrons. Many of these security jobs have gone to Detroit residents, extending economic benefits of the revitalization happening in the greater downtown — critics call it gentrification — to more individuals who live in the still-struggling neighborhoods. Private guard contractors hold regular hiring events that attract dozens of Detroiters seeking a primary or second job. The jobs do pay better than working fast food or some retail positions. The larger security firms also offer optional health care … [Read more...] about Detroit’s rebound brings surge in downtown security jobs
Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 p.m. UTC Jun 3, 2018 Jamika Ruffin is a part-time Burger King cashier trying to make ends meet on about $9.25 an hour. "The money they pay me is not worth what you have to put up with when it comes down to these customers," said the single, 25-year-old Highland Park mother of two, adding that after taxes and child care expenses there's not much left. "It needs to go up more." On Monday, she and about 150 other lower-wage workers will have a chance to make their case for better wages to four key Democratic representatives to Congress — Sander Levin, Royal Oak; Dan Kildee, Flint; Debbie Dingell, Dearborn, and Brenda Lawrence, Southfield — at an open, town hall-style meeting at 11 a.m. at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. Ruffin said she could be collecting public assistance instead of working. "But," she added, "I prefer to get up and work and show my kids there's … [Read more...] about Fast-food workers demand pay increase: Are unions the answer?
Pikesville High School senior Josh Borris is working this summer, but he won't be paid. Completing a second summer as an intern at Correct Rx Pharmacy Services Inc. in Linthicum Heights, he said, is more valuable than earning money at a traditional summer job."I want to one day be a pharmacist researcher figuring out how drugs interact with the human body," he said of his summer work at the institutional pharmacy company. "This internship is an experience for the future."Even as fewer teens seek to work during the summer, some like Borris are pursuing internships or other experiences they hope will give them a leg up on their intended careers."Right now, there is pressure on finding a career," said John A. Challenger, CEO of the employment-consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "People worry that there won't be something for them coming out of school."But not everyone. Many teenagers simply don't want to work. Only about a million of the 11 million youths between 16 and 19 … [Read more...] about Teens forgo traditional summer jobs to build careers