Category: politics

The Minimum Wage War Continues As Companies Consider Automation

The Minimum Wage War Continues As Companies Consider Automation
As a customer of fast food franchises,  like McDonalds, Starbucks and KFC, we look to these places for a quick, low cost solution when we are on the run or just plain hungry. Many of us, even the healthy ones, go to a fast food place at least once a day. But what about the... Read more »

What Does Memorial Day Mean To You?

What Does Memorial Day Mean To You?
The Memorial Day weekend is something we all look forward to. It signifies the beginning of summer with BBQ’s and parties packed with beer and hot dogs on the grill. It is a much needed break for many of us after a long winter, especially in Chicago. where spring is almost non-existent. It is a... Read more »

How to Go Viral with Your Blog Post

How to Go Viral with Your Blog Post
I have written blogs for four years for numerous news agencies. As a former reporter, author and journalism major, I am always looking for news worthy material or tips that my readers can benefit from. The rule has been in the past that a successful blog post should be 80% information and no more than... Read more »
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Are Part-Time Workers the Trend for Our Job Recovery?

Are Part-Time Workers the Trend for Our Job Recovery?
A better than expected April Jobs Report came out today driving the stock market over 15,000 for the first time in the history of the U.S. This unexpected increase of jobs last month, which created 176,000 jobs in the private sector and dropping the unemployment rate to 7.5%, sent stocks soaring. Are we are in... Read more »

Is Amanda Knox a Victim or a Cold-Blooded Killer?

Is Amanda Knox a Victim or a Cold-Blooded Killer?
Amanda Knox was convicted in the Italian courts of killing her roommate in 2007 with her then boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. She spent the past five years in an Italian prison and was finally released on October 3, 2011 on appeal that finally acquitted and freed her. In a strange turn of events, as it has... Read more »

Don’t Miss Inspire U at Harper College: Saturday, May 4th, 9am-1pm

Don’t Miss Inspire U at Harper College: Saturday, May 4th, 9am-1pm
There are a number of job fairs, seminars and coaching sessions offered in the Chicago area. The good news is that there are many of these events designed to help you help yourself in your career and job transition. The bad news is that most of these events are not very interesting and offer very... Read more »
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(5) Tips for Starting a New Business

(5) Tips for Starting a New Business
With unemployment in Illinois at 9.8% and getting a job for still a major challenge for many, is it time to start your own business and skip the job hunting all together? This is what some people are doing. It may be the right choice for you but you need to make sure you consider... Read more »

Is Social Media Effective for Branding?

Is Social Media Effective for Branding?
Everyone is using social media as a vehicle these days to promote themselves and their brand or are trying to get us to “buy something.” The Internet Highway as I call it is getting packed with drivers who are attempting to build their brand or business online. We are bombarded with so much information every... Read more »

The Debate Over Telecommuting Continues

The Debate Over Telecommuting Continues
There has been a trend since the mid-nineties that has allowed more employees to telecommute rather than having to come into the office every day. Initially this concept was an exciting perk for employees who looked forward to avoiding their often exhausting commute to work. Companies who offered telecommuting had a recruiting advantage. This is... Read more »
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The Problem with Social Media

The Problem with Social Media
How much time do you spend a day using social media? One hour, two hours or a half a day? The line is blurred between using these social media sites for our personal and/or business purpose. We think that we are reaching a potential business audience. Are we really making an impact? It’s difficult to... Read more »