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  • Preppers should prepare for their career futures with lifelong learning
    Preppers should prepare for their career futures with lifelong learning
    In the modern, fast changing world of work, technical skills and knowledge learned are often quickly obsolete. In technical areas such as engineering, for example, new college graduates soon will have to update their technical skills or transfer...
  • Labor unions are needed to restore balance in the workplace
    Labor unions are needed to restore balance in the workplace
    Throughout the history of the United States, unions have had a significant part to play in the success of the lower and middle classes of people seeking to fulfill, meet or acquire those things necessary for families to thrive from generation to...
  • Fight for $15 minimum wage in America is a must for prosperity of all
    Fight for $15 minimum wage in America is a must for prosperity of all
    Stockholders rejoice when the opportunity to make more money brings more money-----so why not when the minimum cry for more money ($15 per hour) for minimum wage be left on deft ears? The people that make the money for millionaire and billionaire...
  • Workers
    It's important for workers and bosses to see eye-to-eye about their relationship
    It's sometimes rough getting along with a difficult boss, but for the health and welfare of most of us it's even rougher being out of work. Therefore it's important to try to adjust to your workplace even if you don't necessarily...
  • Coffee Shop
    Our Gloomy Economy Is Real
    Have you noticed that most coffee shop talk around the economy is less than enthusiastic? The fact is our economy has not really recovered. A recent government report validates the lack luster recovery following the Great Recession and helps us...
  • Walmart's new dress code policy could equate to treating employees as property
    Walmart's new dress code policy could equate to treating employees as property
    On Sept. 12, Heidi Moore, the current finance and economic editor for the UK Guardian and former marketplace reporter for the Wall Street Journal, spoke in an interview with Yahoo Finance on the new mandatory dress code being imposed upon...
  • STEM
    Focus on STEM
    The focus of this year's White House Science Fair includes the acknowledgment of girls and women who have excelled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content matter. The administration prospers to increase interest in those...
  • June 2014 unemployment article pic
    WA State's unemployment rate sees another decrease to lowest number in six years
    The initial findings are in for Washington State’s June unemployment rate and job growth numbers, and they are quite positive as reported today by the Employment Security Department. Although our state’s unemployment rate held steady...
  • Construction company gets cited by OSHA
    Construction company gets cited by OSHA
    Duce Construction Co., based in Champaign, was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today for failing to protect workers from trenching hazards at a job site on East Airport Road in Savoy...
  • Robots giving employers the last word
    Robots giving employers the last word
    Because of fast moving technology the balance of power will soon shift from unions to employers who will replace human workers with robots in repetitive jobs. At a cost of $50,000 a small robot can work day and night just needing a battery charge...
  • Would you like teleworking from your home?
    Would you like teleworking from your home?
    Because of our modern email, mobile phone, and internet capabilities, employees now can perform many occupations on line and almost anywhere, including from home. More and more employers such as the federal government are offering their employees...
  • Black Friday
    Keeping 'Thanks' in Thanksgiving is getting harder
    For a number of years we have been bombarded with OP-EDs about keeping "Christ" in Christmas. Sarah Palin is supposed to have written a book titled "Good Tidings and Great Joy,about the issue, released before the Christmas shopping...
  • Older workers
    WorkSource supports National Employ Older Worker's Week with career events
    This week is National Employ Older Workers Week. We’ve seen a large growth in the number of working folks 55 or older and expect that this trend will continue into the future. It’s important that we realize and support the important...
  • Healthcare Jobs
    Jobs: where we’re finding them now
    With so many Americans out of work, it can seem that jobs are nowhere to be found. Fortunately, there are researchers out there who are in the trenches keeping an eye out on employment opportunities that may not be common knowledge among the...
  • Business as usual goes on at Walmart as labor unions demand higher wages
    Business as usual goes on at Walmart as labor unions demand higher wages
    Walmart gleefully reported on Friday September 6, 2013 about the low turnout for the walkout sponsored by an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial International Union (UFCW) indicating that unions no longer have any teeth.The statement...
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