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That Summer Food-Stand Job Is No Longer Just for Teenagers

“Kate Medley, a visual journalist, took a summer job shaving ice for sno-balls inside a hot, sticky hut near an Interstate exit in Jackson, Miss” reports nytimes.com. And, she said, she developed a skill that serves her well in her current job: “You’ve got to always be hustling.”. Her clothes smelled so bad after work that her parents made her strip them off in the garage, but it was a great first job.MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Desirae Long, an eighth-grade teacher in San Diego, got her first job when she…

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Navarro reportedly floated suspected FBI informant for an administration job

“Peter Navarro, one President Donald Trump’s top trade advisors, recommended a man identified by some news outlets as an FBI informant for a top Trump administration job, Axios reported Monday” writes Andrew Harrer for cnbc.com. The report will do little to help the trade advisor with Trump, who has raged on Twitter about finding out whether the FBI and Justice Department monitored his campaign. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Why You Should Let Employees Personalize Their Job Descriptions

“If you think one of your direct reports is prime for job personalization, I suggest beginning the process with a true-north conversation” reports hbr.org. While they are natural candidates for job personalization, leaders should design clear goals – as well as a safety net that allows for failures.Over time, however, job personalization will create more effective teams.In my experience leading and managing teams over two decades, I’ve found that job personalization — that is, fitting jobs to employees rather than fitting employees to jobs — is one of the best…

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It is time to bring back the summer job. Here is why, and tips for finding one.

“In addition, many school districts have shortened the length of their summer breaks, which may make short summer jobs seem like too much trouble to students and employers” writes Weekly Consumer Columnist for washingtonpost.com. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the decline will continue, with 26 percent of teens holding summer jobs in the year 2024.The teen summer employment rate used to range from 46 percent to 58 percent, but in recent years less than a third of American teens have held summer jobs.And maybe holding a summer job is such…

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Glassdoor: Job seekers still eager to move to Silicon Valley, away from Rust Belt

“Silicon Valley still holds a strong allure for many job seekers in tech, even as housing prices and the cost of living in the area continue to rise” writes Anna Hensel for venturebeat.com. So while on the surface it may look like job seekers are fleeing San Jose, they’re not going very far.Glassdoor also looked at metro areas with a high percentage of job seekers applying for jobs in other cities.According to Glassdoor, San Jose had the second-highest percentage of job seekers applying for jobs outside of the area, but…

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Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

“The farm bill, a twice-per-decade rite on Capitol Hill, promises greater job training opportunities for recipients of food stamps, a top priority for House leaders” writes Andrew Taylor for sun-sentinel.com. Negotiations with GOP leaders Friday morning failed to bear fruit, however, and the unrelated food and farm measure was defeated.In addition to food stamps, the measure would renew farm safety-net programs such as subsidies for crop insurance, farm credit and land conservation. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Trump to nominate acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to become department’s permanent leader

“Trump named Wilkie VA’s acting secretary in March, upon firing David Shulkin” writes Jenna Johnson for sun-sentinel.com. The president added that Wilkie has done “an incredible job” as the acting secretary.Wilkie, 55, moved into the job from the Defense Department, where he was undersecretary for personnel and readiness. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Broward leads South Florida job growth in April

“The county added 500 jobs, an increase of only 0.1 percent” writes Marcia Heroux Pounds for sun-sentinel.com. More than 500 jobs available at West Palm Beach job fair Wednesday. While unemployment continued to decline in April, job creation was a mixed bag in South Florida, according to data released by the state on Friday.That was the most jobs added in the tricounty region.Meanwhile, the county added 12,800 jobs, an increase of 1.5 percent over the year. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Data Science Is America’s Hottest Job

“Job postings for data scientists rose 75 percent from January 2015 to January 2018 at Indeed.com, while job searches for data scientist roles rose 65 percent” writes Michael Sasso for bloomberg.com. A typical data scientist job pays about $119,000 at the midpoint of salaries and rises to $168,000 at the 95th percentile, according to staffing agency Robert Half Technology.Then he transferred to Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in applied statistics and landed four job offers upon graduation.A data science candidate interviewed on a Friday…

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance announces Broward job growth, addresses need for homeless initiative

“Evolution Aero, an aviation manufacturing company that has made a capital investment in Fort Lauderdale of $4 million and added seven new jobs” writes Marcia Heroux Pounds for sun-sentinel.com. The company, which recently secured a $12 million investment round, was approved in April for $400,000 in tax-refund incentives by the city, based on confirmed job creation.Alliance President and CEO Bob Swindell announced Thursday that Broward has added 462 new jobs and retained 1,190 jobs since the start of the fiscal year beginning in October 2017.That’s why the Alliance is partnering…

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