When Capt. Ken Penwell's son was looking for a job, Penwell offered to get him work as a deckhand. Penwell captains hopper dredges for Seattle's Manson Construction, sucking up dirt and clay from river beds.
The friends we meet along the way may help us enjoy the journey, as they say, but for many college women traveling the educational pipeline toward careers in engineering, science and medicine, the awful men they meet along the way make them cut the journey short.
Q: Lately I have been feeling very insecure and lacking in confidence. It started when I moved to a different city to take a challenging new job. It's been a few months and I just can't seem to get my feet under me. What should I do?
Even as the nation enjoys a historically low jobless rate and downtown Detroit booms with thousands of new workers and dozens of new projects, the long-term lack of work opportunities for Detroiters threatens to hold back the city for years to come.
Q: After starting a new job three months ago, I quickly discovered that my boss is a nightmare. She argues about everything and seems to enjoy yelling at people. Whenever I bring up a work problem, she just rolls her eyes at me and shakes her head.
Florida ranks near the bottom of the country when it comes to how much women earn, how many of them are in the workforce and how many top jobs they hold. The Institute for Women's Policy Research gave Florida a "D+" for its overall performance.
Publix, the Lakeland-based supermarket chain, announced it was going to raise the pay of its hourly employees and some managers on Thursday. The wage boost was met by a surge in the grocery stores’ stock price.
Miami Beach lawyers Robert Grover, Norman Ciment, Marvin Weinstein and Sherwin Stauber have accomplished much in their 53 years on both sides of the bench, including winning the first — and only — secondhand smoke case against a tobacco company.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo to expand a program to foster development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT business enterprises.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Friday received a $5,000 check from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at the latter group’s annual convention held this year in Palm Springs, California.