These are just some of the steps the Obama Administration has taken to ensure future employment for veterans returning from engagements in Iraq, Afghanistan and other theatres of war:
- On October 19, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the American Logistics Association (ALA) and their 270 affiliate companies have committed to hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013. This commitment is part of the First Lady’s and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative to support veterans and military families. The ALA’s commitment will fulfill a quarter of the President’s challenge to the private sector to hire or train 100,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013.
ARIZONA HIRING OUR HEROES
The Arizona office for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training (DOL VETS), the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces (EPAF), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security are all partnering to present this Arizona Hiring Our Heroes event. Continue reading
America’s Job Exchange is sponsoring the 14th Annual Compliance Conference hosted by the Arizona Industry Liaison Group, The Southern Nevada Industry Liaison Group and the Arizona Affirmative Action Association. The conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday November 15, 2011. Continue reading
Anyone who has been on the job hunt recently recognizes how important networking is to the job search. In fact, networking should not stop once you have secured a position. As a business practice, it should be considered a critical component of your daily work-life, and cultivating a career network will not only help ensure current job success but also future career prospects. Continue reading
Managing social media as both a business strategy and its inter-office usage is a balancing act that many employers have to consider. Should you embrace social media, and if so how do you control its usage? Social media has become so prevalent that it is considered a must by many for maintaining both business and personal relationships. In fact, the expectations from consumers is that companies should have a social media presence, and those that do are considered more engaging. A recent survey of 3,000 consumers by Bain and Company found that those who engage with a company over social media spend 20 to 40 percent more money with those companies than other customers, and have a deeper commitment to the company. Continue reading
To determine how prevalent social media has become in daily life, you only need look at statistics for Facebook. An astounding 43 percent of the U.S. population – or approximately 134 million people subscribe to the social media network. Individuals and businesses alike use social media to connect, and it’s become commonplace to interact via one social network or another during a given day, even at work. So while understanding and participating in social networks may be important to your job, there should be a balance in terms of the content you publish and access – both in the office and beyond. Since access to information on the internet is only a mouse-click away, monitoring and managing your online activity is more important than ever, especially in the era of social media. Continue reading