Employment, Earnings Tied to Education Credentials

Employment, Earnings Tied to Education Credentials

Unsurprisingly, the more education a worker has the likelier she is to have a job and the higher her earnings are, although a professional degree — physician, lawyer — means both a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings than a doctoral degree.
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UCA Selects 4 President Finalists to Interview On Campus

The University of Central Arkansas says the list of applicants for president has been narrowed to four after eight were interviewed by committee in Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

Tech, health care and manufacturing executives say they have all run into the same sort of problem: finding employable candidates for the open jobs they have.
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