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Let’s be honest: most of us in the United States love Labor Day because we get a day off work. (Ah, the irony.)
But we should also remember why we get the day off. Labor Day, observed on the first Monday of September, is meant to celebrate the contributions of the workforce to society, and to the economy.
1. Labor day was made a national holiday in 1894, but being a worker in the US has meant very different things at different time periods. Evolution of the Job by Sideskills shows a little bit about what it was like then and now.
2. Labor day is a day of appreciation: something we often forget to show towards those working the jobs mentioned in Thank-Less Jobs.
3. If you want a little more quirky job, Unusual Jobs and their Paydays might have a job for you.
4. If pay is what you care about in your job, Getting the most from the Job Market might have some good tips for a direction to go toward.
5. Those things might factor into Choosing the Right Major, but there are obviously other factors as well.
6. There are lots of things that factor into choosing a career, and knowing where your priorities are is key.
7. If you’re looking for a growing job market to increase your chances of getting hired, Top 12 Fastest Growing Occupations has some good jobs.
8. And looking in the right location is obviously important. U.S. Employment Growth by State makes it easy to find the right states.
11. And for the Long-Term Unemployed, inequality is getting really difficult.
12. Finally, if you’re interviewing for a job soon, check out What you Wish You’d Known Before Your Job Interview published by Classes and Careers.
Drew Skau is happily employed as Visualization Architect at Visual.ly, and a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. You can follow him on twitter @SeeingStructure