Posts Categorized: Employment

Amazon Plans to Add 7,000 Jobs, Most Paying Above Average

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Amazon announced Monday its plans to hire 7,000 new employees in the U.S. with most of them paying above retail average wages and benefits. These full-time positions are said to include 5,000 warehouse jobs that pay 30% higher than positions in other stores. The company is also searching for 2,000 customer service associates. Amazon.com, Inc. …

How the Human Population Effects Jobs

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To truly understand the impact population has on employment/unemployment statistics, we have to first realize that as the population grows, so does the amount of entrepreneurs who are on a mission to build successful businesses. Similar to this belief, the amount of unemployed individuals also grows along with the population growth rate (PGR) of a …

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Soars in 2013

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NASHVILLE — In today’s job market the competition is more fierce than ever as a job seeker. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the state’s labor force hit a record high unemployment rate of 8.3% in May 2013 while the national unemployment rate significantly decreased to around 7.6%. This was mostly …

Steady Job Growth in 2013

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In mid 2008, America began to see a steady decline in job growth and by early 2009, the unemployment rate rose to 7.8% which was the highest it had been in nearly a decade.  Massive layoffs and businesses closing their doors resulted in staggering unemployment rates hovering around 9.5% for several years. However, since late …

What Furloughs Mean for Government Employees

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With the recent furlough of some federal/government employees across the nation, workers are scrambling to fill the void with a temporary or more permanent income. If you are a government employee and have been recently laid off due to budget cuts in your department, now is a good time to refresh your resume and start …

5 Steps to Making a Career Change

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So, you wake up for work on a Monday morning as usual. The sun is out and birds are chirping. Finally it is almost Spring! As you make your way downstairs to the coffee pot, grab a bagel and the morning paper, you realize that something is missing. Could it be your tie? How about …

Do you need help writing a resume for a job?

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The holidays are officially coming to an end, with only one more to go, New Year’s Day, 2013. Finally, it is time to start preparing yourself for that transition into a new career. Hiring usually picks up after the first week of January, so having a job-ready resume already prepared will give you an edge …

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