Washington, DC - After the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, the United States is in the midst of the longest streak of private-sector job growth in our history, with more than 14 million new jobs created during the past 70 months. But for too many young people, getting a first job—a crucial step in starting their career—is challenging. One of the main criteria employers screen for in the hiring process is work experience.

Washington, DC - Yesterday, was a big day for the solar industry. The Solar Foundation released the 2015 National Solar Jobs Census and announced that the solar industry now employs over 208,000 Americans and has grown 123% since 2010.

Imperial, California - The workplace is evolving faster than ever before. Employers should be aware of - and manage - five overarching trends in order to lead and grow in the future, regardless of geography or industry. Employees’ demand for greater choice and flexibility; access to real-time learning; increased autonomy; a sense of stability; and the ability to work on personally meaningful projects are driving global workplace transformation.

Washington, DC - Today, the Partnership for Public Service released the results of the 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, with the Department of State tying for third overall among the 19 large federal agencies. The Department of State scored especially high (second) in the areas of innovation and strategic management. Positive feedback from employees has placed the agency in the top three for the past two years, and in the top five for the past four years.

Washington, DC - Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row, NASA is looking for the best candidates to work in the best job on or off the planet. The astronaut candidate application website now is live and accepting submissions through February 18.

Washington, DC - The SunShot Initiative is hiring several technology managers on the Technology to Market team. Technology managers evaluate the technical progress of research awards and develop strategies to advance research and development efforts for solar technologies. The positions are located in Washington, DC.