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More Than 38,000 Job Seekers Helped by Way to Work Street Day

On March 25th and 26th, Adecco Group hosted its annual Way to Work Street Day, an event aimed at raising awareness for and decreasing worldwide youth unemployment. In 54 countries around the globe and in 127 cities in the United States alone, more than 8,000 Adecco colleagues contributed to the cause by hosting interactive career […] Read Article “More Than 38,000 Job Seekers Helped by Way to Work Street Day”

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The State of STEM in America

Creating the next great technology innovations is crucial to the advancement of our society and the American economy.  Unfortunately, the American workforce is crippled by a lack of experts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which is what we call the STEM skills gap. Since this week is National Engineers Week, we’re doing a three-part blog series on STEM-related topics. In part one, we […] Read Article “The State of STEM in America”

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Professional References

Receiving a solid letter of recommendation or reference from a supervisor, teacher or one of your peers can go a long way when you eventually start looking for a new position or job. References should always be from verifiable sources as well as convey a positive and favorable image of your personality, achievements, and skills. […] Read Article “The Do’s & Don’ts of Professional References”

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Job Market Update: Latest Metro and Regional Unemployment Data

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October 2014 unemployment report, showing an overall monthly gain of 214,000 jobs. This number is lower than what economists expected, but not bad considering the average monthly gains for the 12 months leading up to October were 222,000. January is now the only month of 2014 with job […] Read Article “Job Market Update: Latest Metro and Regional Unemployment Data”

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Job Market Update: U.S. Economy on Track to Have Best Job Growth Since 1999

Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “The Employment Situation – October 2014”  October marks another positive month for non-farm payroll employment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October 2014 unemployment report, showing an overall monthly gain of 214,000 jobs. This number is lower than the 230,000 that economists expected, but not bad […] Read Article “Job Market Update: U.S. Economy on Track to Have Best Job Growth Since 1999”

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You did WHAT? 4 Daring Tactics Job Seekers Used to Get Hired

Getting noticed in the search for an ideal job can be challenging, so it’s no surprise that candidates have employed creative (and sometimes risky) tactics in their attempts to stand out. Among the successful attempts, one job seeker contracted a billboard outside of an employer’s office, another candidate crafted a cover letter that read like a […] Read Article “You did WHAT? 4 Daring Tactics Job Seekers Used to Get Hired”

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Beyond the Resume: How To Present Yourself In The Digital World

Like nearly every facet of society, today’s job market has undeniably been influenced by technology and social media. Not long ago, presenting oneself to a potential employer was a matter of having a polished resume, a strong network, and experience to speak to. Today, applicants and job seekers must work with a number of other […] Read Article “Beyond the Resume: How To Present Yourself In The Digital World”

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How You Ask One Question Could Determine If You Get A Raise

Recently, a Wells Fargo employee sent an email to the CEO of Wells Fargo (which he estimates has over 300,000 employees) asking for a $10,000 raise for himself – and all 300,000 of his colleagues, most of whom were copied on the email. While this email is unique in that it indirectly takes on the […] Read Article “How You Ask One Question Could Determine If You Get A Raise”

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An Introvert’s Inner Strength

I grew up on a dirt road with folks who didn’t put much stock in things like personality tests or personal growth. It was more of a say-yes-ma’am-and-go-to-church kind of upbringing. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; it gave me a good foundation on which to stand. Now, removed from that environment as a […] Read Article “An Introvert’s Inner Strength”

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Professional & Business Services Sector Leads September’s Job Growth

In September, the United States generated 248,000 new jobs, a huge jump from last month’s gain of 142,000. The positive news continued as the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points — dropping from 6.1% to 5.9%, which is the lowest we’ve seen since September 2008. Over the past year, the unemployment rate has declined […] Read Article “Professional & Business Services Sector Leads September’s Job Growth”