Make Your Career Offshore ProofWritten by Max Stein
There has been a lot of talk recently about American jobs moving overseas…offshoring is 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 downplay impact, offshoring is something to take seriously. This article will discuss 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 of last thirty years have tended to blames overseas competitors for America’s financial woes. During seventies it was foreign steel to blame and during 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 in American economy and world politics indicate otherwise.
One of effects of collapse of Soviet Union and end of Cold War has been increased globalization of trade. On this continent, economic borders have opened up due to North America Free Trade Act (NAFTA). In Europe, collapse of Iron Curtain has opened borders of eastern countries. And European Union has made a significant impact on economy; standardizing currency in 13 countries in 2000 and adding 10 new member nations last month…mostly former Eastern Bloc nations. Even China has joined global free market, contributing $620 billion in trade to 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 of 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 schoolWritten 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’re 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; 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 of schooling will be finished in two years or less. Most hands on jobs have an apprentice, or on job training aspect as well, so you can get to work right away.
Some of 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, while 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, while 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, while median is $30,390 per year. The skills learned for this job can advance you to other higher paying careers.