Tag: employment

Tips for Breaking Up With Your Horrible Boss

Tips for Breaking Up With Your Horrible Boss
Most of us have had instances where we are working for a boss who we have conflict with and who doesn’t appreciate the skills we offer.  What might have started as a good working relationship has deteriorated to a point of no return. Communication with our boss is tenuous and the miscommunication is becoming a... Read more »

Must Tips for Job Hunting During the Holidays

Must Tips for Job Hunting During the Holidays
The holidays are approaching as the year winds down for hiring managers who are busy with year end responsibilities as they attempt to enjoy the holiday season. This is a tricky time of year to be looking for a job, yet there are ways to approach job hunting to get you positioned for the New... Read more »

Must-Tips for Dealing With Unemployment

Must-Tips for Dealing With Unemployment
Many of you are still in the trenches of looking for a job or attempting to leave a part-time position and get back to working full time. Days and weeks pass by with no result. As time goes on, you begin to feel discouraged and wonder if you will ever find a job that suits... Read more »
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U.S. Unemployment Rate Slides Down to 7.2%: Jobs Report Disappoint

U.S. Unemployment Rate Slides Down to 7.2%: Jobs Report Disappoint
The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2%, the lowest in five years since the end of the Great Recession. Yet, employers are showing a reluctance to add jobs with only 148,000 jobs added in September. The economy added an average of 195.000 jobs a month the first half of the year and began slowing... Read more »

Tips for Staying the Course in Your Career

Tips for Staying the Course in Your Career
  Our lives are filled with distractions, from Tweeting to posting on Facebook, we spend a whole lot of time on social media trying to get noticed and build our brand. Some of our friends are proficient at building their audience and using social media to advance their career. Most of us are not that... Read more »

Exxon Offers Health Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Exxon Offers Health Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
Exxon Mobil Corp. is taking the lead in offering sax-sex marriage benefits to legally married couples in the U.S. for the first time starting this week. The company will recognize “all legal marriages” when it determines eligibility for health care plans for the 77,000 employees and retirees in the U.S. This applies to the gay... Read more »
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Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?

Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?
Pensions for government workers continue to drag on the Illinois economy, adding to the already out of control debt, of which our state can ill afford. It is an issue that needs to be addressed in the near term to get our state out of the red and support needed programs that are getting left... Read more »

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 »
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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 »