In today’s USOC Athlete Career Program video, Team USA skeleton athlete Morgan Tracey talks about her sport, her life off the track, and her partnership with the USOC Athlete Career Program, sponsored by Adecco. When she isn’t training on the ice, Morgan is an AmeriCorps volunteer, a wild land firefighter and also works as a Legal Assistant for GE Capital.
An analysis of each state was recently conducted by Bloomberg Rankings on the focus of several innovation factors, including: the number of STEM workers, research-and-development spending, the percentage of public tech companies, and patent approvals. Based on those and other factors, Washington was named the most innovative state in America.
Check out this infographic and learn why Washington is currently ranked as the most innovative state in America!
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In 2013, as evidenced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Regional and State Unemployment — 2013 Annual Averages” report, the unemployment rate decreased in 43 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia. It rose in only 2 states, and remained unchanged in 5 states. On average, the national rate fell 0.7 percent from the previous year, with December 2013 seeing the largest year-to-year rate drop of 1.2 percent. By the end of 2013, the national unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent — the lowest since October 2008 — and in January 2014, the rate inched down to 6.6 percent.
All four U.S. regions saw remarkable decreases in their unemployment rates, with the West having the largest drop of 1.2 percentage points. While the West had the largest decrease, it still was well above the national rate, at 8.0 percent. Conversely, the South region had the only unemployment rate significantly below the national average, at 7.0 percent.
Zooming into the 9 geographic divisions, 6 of them had notable year-to-year unemployment rate decreases. The largest decrease occurred in the Pacific — which dropped 1.4 percent, and the South Atlantic — which fell 1.0 percent. Just like its parent region the Pacific had the largest percentage drop, but unfortunately retained the highest national unemployment rate of 8.4 percent — an unwanted title it has owned for the sixth year in a row.
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Managing an IT project and seeing it through to completion usually requires more than simply monitoring a team and motivating employees. After all, Project Manager is a very broad job title. Even though the shortage of resources is one of the many reasons IT projects fail, it goes deeper than that.
According to Virginia Tech, most IT projects will go through five stages:
Finding a good job is challenging these days, and it can be especially difficult for a civilian soldier in the Army Reserves. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for reservists and veterans is several points higher than the national average. For junior enlisted reservists, it’s twice the national average. So when Adecco was asked to help our nation’s reservists find jobs, we jumped at the chance.
In early 2009, we publicly committed to recruit and hire Army reservists through the Employer Partnership Office (EPO) in a ceremony at the Capitol in Denver, Colorado. Over the past five years we have worked with our EPO partners all across the country to connect reservists and their families from all military branches with our clients. The only state without an active EPO presence was Hawaii – until now.
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