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  • Wandering Eye: Degree requirements in the job market and new University of Maryland unis

    Wandering Eye: Degree requirements in the job market and new University of Maryland unis
    Marketplace, the public-radio business show, had an interesting take the other night on "credential creep," the tendency of jobs to require higher and higher educational attainment over time. Citing a study from Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analytics firm, found that 65 percent of the job listings for executive secretaries required a B.A. degree, even though only 19 percent of people holding those positions have one. The trend is doing no favors for the 65 percent of Americans who don't have a four-year degree, but requiring a college diploma does make things quicker for human resources professionals—or the computer programs that do their initial sorting. Step one: Eliminate all the non-degreed people. And, of course, it doesn't hurt the corporate bottom line, since hiring a college grad these days is cheaper than ever. (Edward Ericson Jr.)
  • 5 Orioles Facts and 5 Orioles Fictions

    Fact: Despite all the injuries and inconsistencies, the Orioles are in first place. If you had told me at the beginning of the season that Matt Wieters’ season would end in May, that 88 games into the season, J.J. Hardy would only have two homers,...

    Downtown security guards unionizing

    [caption id="attachment_21599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU[/caption] Downtown security guards are fighting Brantley Security for union representation, and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young offered his support at...

    Checking in with Heather Mizeur on her frantic final push to election day

    Checking in with Heather Mizeur on her frantic final push to election day
    Heather Mizeur at Spro in Hampden. Notice the empty coffee cup. (Photo by J.M. Giordano)[/caption] Early voting has ended and all that's left in the primaries is Election Day on Tuesday, June 24th. City Paper caught up with upstart Democratic candidate...

    30 Years Later, the Times Discovers "The New Poor"

    "Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs," the New York Times noticed on Saturday in a story about people it dubbed "the new poor." The story is a good reminder to the ruling class. One should never forget that millions of rich douchebags...