Job Search Tips for Women in Celebration of Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, an annual observation dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women in history. The female presence in the workforce is increasing in just about every industry. With women working more, their earnings have become a growing share of the family income. For those currently looking for work, here are some strategies … Continue reading Job Search Tips for Women in Celebration of Women’s History Month

The Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

Many employers are finding success with an often overlooked talent pool — candidates with disabilities. Forward-looking employers are developing proactive sourcing plans to create a recruiting pipeline that includes candidates with disabilities. Recruiting Many businesses that employ individuals with disabilities report reduced employee turnover, increased employee loyalty, and increased morale and productivity of other employees. … Continue reading The Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

Important Government Initiatives in 2015 to Assist Veterans (Part 2)

Veterans’ Economic Communities Initiative Earlier this year, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, with leaders from national and local veterans’ service organizations, corporate employers and government agencies, announced the launch of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI), an effort focused in a total of 25 U.S. cities to promote economic success for veterans. The initiative … Continue reading Important Government Initiatives in 2015 to Assist Veterans (Part 2)

Hard to Fill Jobs Series -2

The next job category featured in our seeker blog series is: Laborers, Freight, Stock, and Material Movers  Job Summary: Manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified. Primary responsibilities Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, … Continue reading Hard to Fill Jobs Series -2

Employment Summary for January 2015

  Employment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday, February 6, 2015, shows strong data.  Employment increased by 257,000 and increases were seen in retail trade, construction, health care, financial activities and manufacturing. However, the total unemployment rate was unchanged remaining at 5.7%. The great news is that there were more numbers in the labor … Continue reading Employment Summary for January 2015