Economic Stats

Study of those born in early 1980’s reveals interesting career and life trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that Americans born in the early 1980s held an average of 7.8 jobs from age 18 through age 30. The longitudinal study also reveals their trends in life choices, careers and more. Individuals held more jobs at younger ages, and the number of jobs held declined as …

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Job Outlook for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

What Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Do Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff. Duties Secretaries and administrative assistants typically do the following: Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls Schedule appointments and update event calendars Arrange staff meetings Handle incoming …

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Has the required skill level of part-time jobs changed over time?

Multiple studies exist that trace the increase in part-time employment in the United States. Some studies attempt to measure the pay gap between full-time and part-time workers, but little research exists that addresses the type of work performed by part-time workers and how the skills required in the job may have changed over time.1 For example, …

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