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  • National debt
    Something worth fighting over: National debt
    Here is something worth reading about on a slow Sunday, the national debt. One of the most prosperous nations on earth should be able to do without two things:PovertyDebtUnfortunately we have both and they are man made by government policy and...
  • State officials say layoffs will be readily absorbed by economy
    Target layoffs readily absorbed by economy says state official
    “Absolutely, we will be able to absorb those being laid off from Target Corporation,” says Steve Hine, Research Director today at a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development press conference.Corporate hiring is...
  • Online
    Job search strategies for 2015: are you making the most of your resources
    How long have you been looking for work but not getting any feedback on the résumé you’ve been sending out? Have you had a professional résumé writer craft your resume, or have you been using a substandard résumé that is old and/or outdated?...
  • Jobs
    5.5% unemployment: 'Mission accomplished'
    Barack Obama could very well declare, “Mission accomplished” at this stage of his presidency. In two terms, he has achieved what most people elected him to do, and that is to recover the American economy from imminent disaster. He did...
  • Offering of employment
    Employment offers a natural path towards good health
    A consideration of a total picture of good health should include employment alongside good nutrition, exercise, adequate rest and avoidance of smoking, drugs and alcohol. In fact good employment with appropriate financial rewards and other...
  • It can get expensive
    6 tips on how to deal with the fear of losing your job
    Nowadays, all most everybody worries about what will happen in the future in regards to their job. The prospect of not knowing if you will be downsized can be very stressful.As a result, here are six suggestions on how to manage the fear of losing...
  • Job openings
    Things to do before you start looking for a job
    Before you embark on your job search, make sure to do the following 4 things:Reach out to your network: Did you know that a friend of a friend can help you find your next great opportunity? Many jobs are found through networking. It's also...
  • January 2015 Jobs Report
    January 2015 jobs report: Unemployment holding steady
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (or BLS) has issued its monthly Employment Situation Report for the first month in 2015. Better known as the jobs report, this monthly publication highlights the statistical data surrounding the US unemployment rate,...
  • Economy added 257,000 jobs in January best month in 6 years
    Economy added 257,000 jobs in January best month in 6 years
    The economy added 257,000 new jobs in January according to the official jobs report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Friday morning. This is the strongest monthly gain in six years and on pace with the average monthly gain in 2014....
  • Employment Opportunity
    Employment Opportunity: Part-time Program Assistant
    Our primary goals are to address the immediate needs of our neighbors experiencing financial and health crises and then connect them with information and solutions to make long-lasting changes. For many clients this means providing the resources...
  • Charles Barkley
    What's wrong with Charles Blow's proposal for 'desegregating' jobs in science?
    New York Times columnistCharles Blow's latest oeuvrebegins with a confession: "Let me say up front: I’m not a science guy." Duly noted,though that hardly makes him an exception among liberals who seem to subscribe to the belief...
  • Personality is key to landing job say 4 out of 5 employers
    Personality is key to landing job say 4 out of 5 employers
    ‘Personality fit is becoming more important than ever when it comes to finding the right hires,” says recruiting firm, Execu/Search Group. The organization polled hiring decision makers of its 2014 client base and found 80 percent...
  • Jobs
    Lackluster resume profile? Jazz it up with these simple tips.
    Crafting a resume seems like a relatively simple task for the most part, until you sit down and attempt to describe your experience and skills. Most job seekers find it difficult to put their skills and experience into words that showcase their...
  • Latest job report shows continued labor market recovery from the 2008 disaster
    Latest job report shows continued labor market recovery from the 2008 disaster
    As we enter the year 2015, six years and counting after the disaster that struck in 2008, we have yet to fully recover. But the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows steady progress.Nonfarm payroll employment, seasonally...
  • 252,000 jobs added in December as unemployment falls to 5.6%
    252,000 jobs added in December as unemployment falls to 5.6%
    The final jobs report of 2014 was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today and 252,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent—the lowest since June of 2008. The number of jobs and the unemployment rate...