Make Your Career Offshore Proof

Written by Max Stein

There has been a lot of talk recently about American jobs moving overseas…offshoring isrepparttar buzzword for it. During difficult economic times it is often easy to find a scapegoat to blame for a downturn in jobs. While government reports and politicians try to downplayrepparttar 109348 impact, offshoring is something to take seriously. This article will discussrepparttar 109349 permanent effect offshoring will have on U.S. jobs and what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen to you. Economic crises ofrepparttar 109350 last thirty years have tended to blames overseas competitors for America’s financial woes. Duringrepparttar 109351 seventies it was foreign steel to blame and duringrepparttar 109352 eighties it was foreign agriculture. The current trend of moving American jobs overseas, particularly to India, The Phillipines and other developing nations has been troubling to many. While some people think this is a temporary situation, shifts inrepparttar 109353 American economy and world politics indicate otherwise.

One ofrepparttar 109354 effects ofrepparttar 109355 collapse ofrepparttar 109356 Soviet Union andrepparttar 109357 end ofrepparttar 109358 Cold War has beenrepparttar 109359 increased globalization of trade. On this continent, economic borders have opened up due torepparttar 109360 North America Free Trade Act (NAFTA). In Europe,repparttar 109361 collapse ofrepparttar 109362 Iron Curtain has openedrepparttar 109363 borders ofrepparttar 109364 eastern countries. Andrepparttar 109365 European Union has made a significant impact onrepparttar 109366 economy; standardizing currency in 13 countries in 2000 and adding 10 new member nations last month…mostly former Eastern Bloc nations. Even China has joinedrepparttar 109367 global free market, contributing $620 billion in trade torepparttar 109368 world’s markets in 2002. China has taken control of Taiwan and regained Asia’s economic powerhouse – Hong Kong – after 100 years of British rule.

These global economic changes are big and they will not go away. American companies have taken advantage ofrepparttar 109369 global market, establishing icons of American culture like fast food, retail stores and computer software everywhere. With all these events and situations, it only makes sense that American companies would turn to foreign labor.

Ten careers for high school seniors who hate school

Written by Max Stein

Let’s face it…not everybody likes going to school and high school can be a terrible experience for many students. Whether you’rerepparttar hands on type who preferred Shop class to English class, or an athlete who liked working as a team more than studying alone, or even someone who liked schoolwork more than schoolmates;repparttar 109347 idea of four more years of school is unbearable. If you identify with any of these types, but still want to secure a good future, there are some great options out there for you. For you hands on types there are a lot of great careers out there that allow you to work with your hands and they pay well. There will be some coursework in things like shop math, reading schematics or architectural drawings, but most of this will be reinforced in your daily work. The schoolwork won’t seem useless because you will be using it everyday. Best of all, most ofrepparttar 109348 schooling will be finished in two years or less. Most hands on jobs have an apprentice, or onrepparttar 109349 job training aspect as well, so you can get to work right away.

Some ofrepparttar 109350 careers in this category include:

Electrician – Installation or troubleshooting of electrical wires and connections. Work may take place in new or existing constructions. Licensing is required. The lowest starting wage for an electrician is $11.81 per hour, whilerepparttar 109351 median is $19.90 per hour.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Tech (HVAC Tech) – Installation or troubleshooting of heating and air conditioning systems in homes or businesses. Licensing is required to work with refrigerants. The lowest starting wage for HVAC Tech is $10.34 per hour, whilerepparttar 109352 median is $16.78 per hour.

Home Appliance Repair – Repair of in home appliances like refrigerators, ovens and washers and dryers. The lowest starting wage for Home Appliance repair is $18,200 per year, whilerepparttar 109353 median is $30,390 per year. The skills learned for this job can advance you to other higher paying careers.

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