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Posted December 05, 2016 by

Value of vocational degrees: Preparing the workforce for all occupations

College or vocational degreeContributing writer Ted Bauer

Recently, we have heard a lot of arguments that the college degree is essentially the new high school degree. (Some even believe that, within 5-10 years, a graduate degree will be the new college degree.) As more people pursue four-year degrees, they’re accruing debt. As they do so, they enter a job market where wages aren’t rising that much.  

Student loans have become a crisis in some respects, and this is happening at a time when many wages are stagnant or falling. As such, there’s been an increased focus on the value of vocational and technical degrees. In fact, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner appeared at a ReCode event in late November and said the U.S. cares too much about four-year degrees. He adds:   (more…)

Posted January 09, 2013 by

LinkedIn Surpasses 200 Million Members; Adding 2 New Members Every Second

LinkedIn bannerLinkedIn, the largest professional network on the Internet, announced yesterday that it has reached 200 million active members and that new members are joining LinkedIn at a rate of two per second. That’s about 172,800 per day. The company has added more than 13 million members since its last announcement on November 1, 2012.

Since reaching 100 million members in March 2011, LinkedIn has added 13 new languages, making the site available in 19 languages. Today, LinkedIn counts more than 160 million unique monthly visitors and, according to ComScore, is the 23rd most visited Web property in the world. Currently, more than 64 percent of LinkedIn members are located outside the United States. The countries with the most LinkedIn members are: (more…)