Shuler to White House: Let’s Revive Manufacturing

18 12 2009

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler joined Vice President Joe Biden and other leaders a Thursday December 20th meeting of the White House Middle Class Task Force. The topic: restoring our crippled manufacturing sector.

The White House Middle Class Task Force yesterday issued a framework detailing the challenges facing manufacturing, and Shuler delivered a message to the White House that fixing manufacturing must be a priority in building a stronger economy. More >>

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How to Transition to a New Job

9 12 2009

Harvey Goodman speaks at MITSVA December 8, 2009 on How to Transition to a New Job (Photos by Sheree R. Curry)

early a dozen people braved the heavy snow fall that blew across the Twin Cities on Tuesday to hear Harvey Goodman speak on “How to Transition to a New Job.”

The free seminar, held at MITSVA, 1712 Hopkins Crossroad, Minnetonka, is one of several that are held most Tuesday evenings.

Mr. Goodman discussed how networking is key to finding a new job and that networking should move beyond social tools and back to the basics: face-to-face networking.

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Best time to get a job might be sooner than you think

6 12 2009

The time of year you apply for a job could make or break your chances with employers. So when are the best times of year to land a position?

With nearly 16 million Americans out of work and tending tirelessly to their job searches, some candidates may be ready for a little holiday break. But December could actually be the best time to reinvigorate your hunt,  say some hiring managers.  Read more >>





Jobless Rate Still Bleak, with 15.4 Million Workers Unemployed

4 12 2009

The nation’s unemployment rate moved from 10.2 percent to 10 percent in November, with 15.4 million American workers unemployed, according to U.S. Department of Labor data, but when both unemployed and underemployed workers are counted, there still are some 26 million people without jobs or full-time work. At the start of the recession in December 2007, there were 7.5 million jobless workers and the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent. Read More at Minnesota AFL-CIO >>





How Credit Rating Can Affect Your Ability to Get a Job

3 12 2009

A Facebook fan of the Money Coach had heard that a bad credit rating could keep him from getting a job. He wanted to verify whether this is true and wanted to know where he find out about his credit rating. Read more >>