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  • Mental illness is more prevalent in the workplace than in the general population
    Poor mental health much more prevalent in the workplace
    The prevalence of mental health disorders in the Canadian workplace is more than 60 percent higher than the general population, says a Conference Board of Canada report called Healthy Brains at Work: The Footprint of Mental Health Conditions. The...
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    Minnesota construction workers get a big boost in April
    April jobs report showed 7,400 growth in jobs said the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today. In addition, Minnesota’s unemployment rate is going down and the labor participation is moving up. The best news...
  • 11 ways to get a summer job
    11 ways to get a summer job
    Your chances of finding summer employment are better than ever. As lower paying jobs are growing rapidly each year, the percentage of teens working during the summer decreases every year. Any person who wants to work should be able to find a job...
  • University of Chicago programs, partnerships boost local economy block by block
    University of Chicago programs, partnerships boost local economy block by block
    CHICAGO, IL – Q: What do 20 local businesses, 250 recipients of workforce training, 35 retailers and 75 local business owners all have in common? A: The University of Chicago – Chicago’s south side’s largest employer who is...
  • 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...
  • Recruiter
    Employers: are they the best source for your next career
    Almost every job seeker has used, or is using, many of the popular job search boards such as Monster.com, Careerbuilders.com, Craigslist.com, Glassdoor.com, just to name a few. While these sites have thousands of posted jobs, a lot of these jobs...
  • NYC council passes bill to ban credit checks for most hirees
    NYC council passes bill to ban credit checks for most hirees
    New York City Councilman Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn) is leading a fight to force most local employers to forgo running credit checks as part of their hiring process. According to Lander, and fellow advocates of the measure, including the New York...
  • TOUCH Team
    New York’s First Direct Access Application for People with Disabilities
    Special Citizens Futures Unlimited, Inc. (SCFU) is proud to announce the release of its new TOUCH application: http://www.touchnys.org. The TOUCH or Therapeutic Outreach Uniting Community Health application is the first ever-statewide housing and...
  • Work search seminar in New York helps older workers.
    One page resume is myth say recruiters
    The myth of a one-page resume is “shattered” says Challenger, Gray & Christmas in survey results released today. “None of the respondents said resumes should be no more than a page.” These results confirm that job...
  • Economy added only 129,000 jobs in March due to storms and oil prices
    Economy added only 129,000 jobs in March due to storms and oil prices
    Eventually, the ride had to end. The economy rested in March after twelve straight months of adding more than 200,000 jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that only 129,000 new jobs were added in March. This is the lowest gain...
  • Helping the long-term jobless
    Helping the long-term jobless
    U.S. Bank has started an initiative for hiring the long-term unemployed (those out of work for more than six months).Recent research has shown that unfortunately, businesses would rather hire people with no experience than experienced workers who...
  • 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...
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