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  • Lee Iacocca, Where have all the Leaders gone?
    The underemployed trying to carry the weight of America’s Economy
    There are too many bogus statistics out there to generate idiotic articles like Will Deener’s article “Deener: Poorly educated, don’t-give-a-damn workers are dragging down the economy.” I know this is what an article should...
  • Texas Leaders: Cruz, Abbott, Paxton
    Texas adds more jobs, beats national average in unemployment again
    Texas added more fuel to their natural right to brag today as the State’s Workforce Commission (TWC) announced this morning that the Lone Star State added 7,100 jobs in the month of February. This drops the unemployment rate down to 4.3...
  • Baby Boomers staying on the job longer
    Baby Boomers staying on the job longer
    Older workers are staying on the job longer, and, therefore, are retiring later.According to a new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the average retirement age for a man is 64 while the average retirement age for a...
  • Labor force lowest since 1978 and Jimmy Carter
    Labor force lowest since 1978 and Jimmy Carter
    The White House may have their own spin on labor numbers, but they don’t match up with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. In fact, in February, 92,898,000 Americans did not participate in the nation's labor force. That&rsquo...
  • The differences between a boss and a leader
    The differences between a boss and a leader
    Some people get up every morning, at times begrudgingly, and head off to their place of employment to slave away for eight hours. These are people who work for a boss. Others bound out of bed in the morning and can’t wait to get to their job...
  • Taking a sabbatical from work
    Should I take a sabbatical from work?
    Even the lucky few among us who really, really love their jobs occasionally dream of taking a break from the hustle and bustle of working life. For those who aren’t so head over heels about their roles, thoughts of taking a sabbatical can...
  • Marketing yourself can lead you into your dream job
    Marketing yourself can lead you into your dream job
    How do you get a second look from your potential employer? How do you make yourself stand out from other candidates? How do you make social media work for you? In this day and age, social media is viewed for news more than the local news. It seems...
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    USDOL announces grant money of $53 million for creative workforce development
    The United States Department of Labor recently announced that grant money of approximately $53 million is available for growing and assessing distinctive approaches for developing the workforce. This investment is offered through the Workforce...
  • Running out of STEAM?
    Running out of STEAM?
    Our nation’s workforce is at a competitive crossroads. Some argue that we’re doing fine, we don’t need more college graduates, and the labor market is humming like a summer beehive. In fact, some make the point that we are up to...
  • How third party logistics shape the Lehigh Valley workforce
    How third party logistics shape the Lehigh Valley workforce
    Third Party Logistics (3PL) has changed the Lehigh Valley's landscape by adding warehouse buildings to the horizon, trucks and traffic to the roadways and Interstates that run across this region.3PL is also shaping the Valley's workforce....
  • Seasonally adjusted unemployment claims up 10,000 jobs
    Seasonally adjusted unemployment claims up 10,000 jobs
    In the week ending last Friday, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims increased to 379,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor release today. Washington had an increase of 4,383 due to layoffs in agriculture...
  • Kids at school
    A new career readiness pilot program for WA State highschool students announced
    The Employment Security Department for Washington State and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) issued a joint news release today regarding a pilot program called Career Readiness for a Working Washington, which is an...
  • labor participation rate 2013. nov 8.
    Down and opting out: labor force participation rate declining
    Whether it is an economic malaise or something else, the statistics from the Bureau of Labor show many Americans are vanishing from the workforce.Why has the participation rate been dropping in recent years?The "wonkblog" at the...
  • Older  workers
    Retirement at age 65 is now a lost dream
    If you're thinking of retiring at age 65, think again. According to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released on Monday, a large percentage of older Americans are opting for holding off on retiring until they&...
  • Crowdsourcing your job search
    Should You Crowdsource Your Job Search?
    “Crowdsourcing” seems to be the new buzzword in everyone’s mouth these days. Inventors are using this social networking technique to raise funds to build a prototype. Famous authors are inviting audience participation in the...
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