American workers may wish to invest in education while waiting for government help.
Written by Chris Smith
The employment figures for August will be released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the figures are likely to be similar to those we got in July—several hundred thousand more jobs lost. The average monthly job loss from May through July was 331,000, and it's likely the figures for August will reflect another 300,000 or so jobs that have disappeared during the past month. Today, there are 14.5 million people out of work in the United States, which has an unemployment rate of 9.4 percent. If you are fortunately not one of the statistics, you probably are related to someone who is or certainly have friends who have lost their jobs—and more.
Alternatively, perhaps you'd rather keep your private data private.
Written by Robin Tatam
The life of the security administrator used to be simple. Application menus insulated the user from the back-end database, and restrictions in a user's profile easily limited access to only a few basic commands. Then things started to get complicated as "dumb terminals" gave way to the more functional personal computer (PC). Spreadsheet applications arrived, and simple file transfers quickly became commonplace. But it was like opening Pandora's Box!