Archive for 2013

Like to Work with Your Hands?: Don’t Miss GE Garages Workshop!

 Like to Work with Your Hands?: Don’t Miss GE Garages Workshop!
GE Garages is the brain-child of GE and was established to help enlighten and advance manufacturing technologies through a series of hands-on workshops. Open to the public and free, it starts Friday, September 20 through October, 20. It will be hosted at 401 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago and also serve as the 2013 headquarters... Read more »

GE Adding 1,000 Chicago Jobs Over the Next Few Years

GE Adding 1,000 Chicago Jobs Over the Next Few Years
According to a just released Tripp Umbach study, GE is making a significant investment across the state of Illinois and continued growth for the company. It increased the number of Chicago employees over the past two years by 33% with a total economic impact of $4.45 billion in Illinois. It also supports one in 365... Read more »

Where Were You on September 11th?

Where Were You on September 11th?
Today is the 12th anniversary of the terrors of September 11th. It is difficult to believe that it has been so long since the attack that rocked our nation and forever changed our lives. It was a devastating day and one that started the war on terrorism that we have come to live with. It... Read more »
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The History of Labor Day

The History of Labor Day
For many Labor Day is the end of summer and an extra day off from work. It also is the beginning of the school year for children. Millions of people will be celebrating in their back yards barbequing chicken and hamburgers. But what really is the history of Labor Day? Through the years the nation... Read more »

Where is the Job Recovery?

Where is the Job Recovery?
Only about 6.3% of Americans over the age of 16 participate in the job market. This means that they have a job or are looking for one. This rate has been hovering recently around its lowest level since 1979. This is a dismal number. The make-up of job growth was also disappointing. Hiring in July... Read more »

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 »
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The 90-Day Job Search

The 90-Day Job Search
With Labor Day quickly approaching, it is time to energize your job search. You have 90-days to get situated in a new job before the holidays, when not much hiring will be done. These next three months are critical in your hunt for a new job. They are the last days of hiring before most... Read more »

Job Search 101

Job Search 101
Let’s assume it has been a few months since your departure from your last job. You have been immersed in the pursuit of looking for a new job while attempting to enjoy your summer days before it is all over. Have you been using your time efficiently?  And have you committed to your job search?... Read more »

Tips For Dealing With Stress During a Job Search

Tips For Dealing With Stress During a Job Search
  Stress is something that we all live with, but for those involved in a job search after the loss of a job or a dead end career; it can be overwhelming leading to depression and despondent behavior that makes it appear as if nothing is going your way. It is difficult for friends and... Read more »
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Networking 101: Five Tips to Assure Success

Networking 101: Five Tips to Assure Success
Our lives are filled with networking opportunities. In a world that uses social media, the playing field has changed. The reality is the better you are at using social media and networking, the better chance you will have in getting to know people who can help you in your career. Networking is something you should... Read more »