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  • Public libraries can help job seekers to find jobs
    Public libraries can help job seekers to find jobs
    Public libraries offer a wide range of products and services to job seekers, including:1. Books and DVDs about job search.2. Books and DVDs about career exploration and career change.3. Computer and software training classes.4. Internet connected...
  • Aging workers
    Aging job seekers: how old is too old
    We have all heard that age discrimination is illegal; however, not hiring a person due to their age, in-and-of itself, is not necessarily illegal. This really only applies when the age of an applicant can hinder their ability to perform the...
  • 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...
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    WA State's March unemployment rate drops down to estimated 5.9%
    On Wednesday, the Employment Security Department announced the March unemployment rate dropped from February’s number of 6.3% down to an estimated number of 5.9%. In comparison, the unemployment rate for the rest of the nation is 5.5%.From a...
  • USDOL announces $15 million in grants for job-seeking disabled adults and youths
    USDOL announces $15 million in grants for job-seeking disabled adults and youths
    Yesterday, the United States Department of Labor announced the availability of $15 million in grants aimed at serving the needs of disabled youths and adults looking for work. This is the sixth round of funding that has been made available through...
  • Two people not getting along
    Surviving a harassment claim at work: Part two
    In part one, we discussed listening to what has been alleged and ensuring you take time to think about what occurred before providing your side of the story, if needed. We also talked about being honest and cooperating with the investigation,...
  • BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary February 2015
    Job Openings and Labor Turnover Report for February 2015
    Today the Department of Labor, Bureau or Labor Statistics (BLS) released the February Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS). This BLS report provides information on the national business employment cycle each month by reviewing large...
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    Surviving a harassment claim at work: Part one
    It feels like the end of the world when someone has alleged harassment against you, whether it is sexual in nature or not. You might think that it’s the end of your employment or even your career, but it doesn’t have to be.First,...
  • Anthony Robbin and Family
    Anthony Robbin's "Seven Lies" to success
    Your belief system can be your greatest asset or your greatest downfall. In his book, Unlimited Power, Anthony Robbins discusses what he refers to as, “The Seven Lies of Success”. He calls them lies because, “[It is] a consistent...
  • Preppers must prepare when unemployment seems likely
    Preppers should prepare when unemployment seems likely
    Although it is important to prepare for disasters that affect many people, it also is important to prepare for individual disasters such as unemployment. This article will discuss strategies to avoid unemployment, or at least to make periods of...
  • Questions about Creation
    Questions about Creation
    People always have questions about something. Some are good questions, others sometimes not so good. In Job chapters 38-41 there is a remarkable series of 77 questions about creation. God asked Job these questions, such as "Where wast thou...
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    How to successfully navigate a performance improvement plan: Part two
    In part one of this article, we discussed ensuring you understand what the performance improvement plan is requiring of you, including the importance of asking clarifying questions and providing your own data points, if relevant. We also talked...
  • In Defense of Job
    In Defense of Job: And Blaming the Victim
    It seems that every time you hear someone talk about the story of Job, they immediately dismiss his suffering with the verse,“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Job 3...
  • Know How To Ask For A Raise
    6 tips on increasing your chances of getting a raise
    Many people have a difficult time getting a raise at their job. It can be frustrating to work very hard and never see an increase in your pay. Here are six tips on how to increase your chances of getting a raise.1. Come In Early: Make it a habit...
  • A Job Search Can Be Tough
    7 tips on getting a job with limited work experience
    Many college graduates and young people have a very difficult time in getting the job that they want because they lack the experience for the job. Here are seven tips on how to get a job with limited work experience.1. Determine What You Want To...
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