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The future’s 15 most wanted workers

There seems to have been an explosion of positive employment news that’s left skeptics wondering, Is this news too good to be true? and job seekers, workers crying foul. While we are not out of the woods yet, President Barack Obama was cautiously optimistic in…

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Unemployment rates by state

The story “Nearly 1,100 candidates apply for 50 full-time jobs open at Joliet distribution center” in the Chicago Tribune depicts a scene you can probably find in any city around the country. In Chicago suburb Joliet, a new distribution center for a grocery supplier drew…

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App to Teach Your Kids Basic Banking

The concept of budgeting is a heady subject for kids to grasp. Oftentimes, the first real lesson comes at age 16, when teens are legally able to hold part-time jobs and own cars. But if you’re a parent who wants to get a jump start…

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6 tips for becoming an irreplaceable employee

As the nation, the economy and businesses continue to heal from the recession, job security is more important than ever to most workers. Employees can preserve job security by ensuring they are irreplaceable to their companies. Sometimes jobs are threatened by short-term or local events….

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Jobs of the future

The President’s Council of Economic Advisers released the report “Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow.” The purpose of the report is to assess where jobs will be in the future so that people can prepare now. The introductory passage of the…

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Where to find a job in a stalling market

According to theA Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report, the economy added just 18,000 jobs (about 87,000 fewer than predicted by economists) and the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent, from 9.1 percent in May. The report included revised numbers for May that were also…

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In-Demand Skilled Trade Jobs And How To Get ‘Em (Part 3)

Ever glance at a home or car repair bill and think to yourself, “I’m in the wrong line of work!”? If so, it’s with good reason. Skilled tradespeople who can build, repair or maintain equipment that most lay people cannot do on their own can…

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Having fun at your interview

Going to a job interview can be an incredibly stressful ordeal. For most of us, “job interview” ranks right up there with dental work and filing one’s tax returns. But being cool and confident can really save the day and make a difference in your…

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5 Social Media Tips for Scoring Your Next Job

Unless you’re fortunate enough to be deliriously happy with your professional life, the odds are high that you’ll be looking for a different job in the future. On the bright side, the fact that you’re reading this article means you know how to navigate the…

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5 Things to Consider Before Applying for a Job

Your skills and experience certainly lend themselves to certain types of jobs, but they aren’t the only things you should consider when applying for a new position. Your satisfaction in a new job goes beyond simply being able to utilize your skills each day –…

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