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From the category archives: Employment

Employment

Hiring Veterans is Critical to the Betterment of Corporate America as well as Our Society

Hiring Veterans is Critical to the Betterment of Corporate America as well as Our Society

As America is coming out of the two longest wars in its history the government is working to bring down the unemployment rates of veterans. Agencies are working to ensure employers are adhering to proper regulations related to the recruitment and hiring of veterans along with other groups. Veterans Service Organizations have grown tenfold as well yet unemployment remains high for those who have served.

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How to Thrive in a Temporary Employment Job Market

How to Thrive in a Temporary Employment Job Market

For almost a year now, I've been in denial. I've been quietly and privately lamenting the trend toward temporary and contract employment in today's job market - and imagining all the negatives it poses for jobseekers, especially those of us with disabilities.

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Disability Service Organizations are Looking to Hire!

Our community wouldn’t be where it is today without great organizations that push for policy change and innovative companies that create new technology and improve accessibility, for people with disabilities. If you ever wanted to get involved, here’s your chance!

 

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots - How Employers Can Provide Support for Homeless Employees

This past Fourth of July holiday, I brought my family with me to visit Philadelphia for a weekend of good food, tourism, patriotism, entertainment and fireworks displays. 

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Green Jobs: Where they are and how to get them

Earth-conscious individuals can find jobs in a variety of industries and occupations to satisfy their passion for all things green. According to the BLS’ Green Goods and Services...

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Why Do You Want This Job?

“Why do you want this job?” may sound like a lazy job interview question, but, as a hiring manager with 20 years of experience in staffing a Fortune 500 corporate communications department, I can tell you it’s hardly a softball topic.

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LinkedIn Can Place You Front and Center as a Job Candidate

Networking is imperative in any job search. Even if you’re not actively looking for a job, you should be keeping up your professional network. When you need it, you want it to be there for you, and you want it to be effective. Social media p...

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The Pervasive Income Gap Affecting People with Disabilities

Recently released data from the Census’ American Community Survey confirms the long-held suspicion that people with disabilities earn less than their peers. Across all occupations, 52% of workers with disabilities earn less than $25,000

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Developing Your Personal Brand

Branding plays a vital role in selling a product or service. Just as companies put a great deal of effort into branding their products, job seekers need to be aware of how they brand themselves, too. 

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Switch Into Today (and Tomorrow’s) Hottest Jobs

If you’re considering changing careers, you aren’t alone. Fifty-five percent of Americans are trying to switch careers and an additional 30% would consider changing if they could find a better career (Monster, 2012). 

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