Category: Businesses and employers

It’s National Hire a Veteran Day

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A reminder to employers that veterans bring proven skills, experiences, and leadership qualities to the workplace.

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Find an apprenticeship!

Apprenticeship.gov is a new one-stop source for “all things apprenticeship.”

The site features an Apprenticeship Finder that makes it easier for job seekers to find apprenticeship opportunities, often in high-skilled, high-paying careers.

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Building career pathways

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CareerOneStop is at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Workforce Development Institute in New Orleans this week. This year’s conference is focused on “Exploring Intersections” and examining the ways that community college workforce and economic development efforts require collaboration

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Mentoring makes a difference

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Is the impulse to help others an innate human trait?

Helping others through mentoring is beneficial for both mentors and mentees, and has been around as long as human relationships have existed.

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Over 50 and overqualified?

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The job market is improving for older workers, but many still deal with the concern that they may appear overqualified to a prospective employer.

Mount a defensive against this assumption by putting yourself in the employer’s shoes.

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Build an inclusive work culture

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If you work for one of the many employers that want to create a more inclusive workplace, but lack the knowledge or creativity to come up with ideas, take advantage of some recommendations from the experts.

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How to create effective job descriptions

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Are you ready to expand your workforce? Or maybe hire your very first staff person?

A well-written job description is one of the most important documents you’ll use in recruiting and managing your employees.

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Free online tools for small business owners

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It’s National Small Business Week!

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Labor offers a wealth of free resources to help small business owners recruit, hire, and train a strong workforce?

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From incarceration to employment

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Reentry week, April 24-28, 2017, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Justice, calls attention to the approximately 600,000 citizens who will leave incarceration this year and return to their communities and families.

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5 ways to make your workplace inclusive for people with invisible disabilities

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An increasing number of people live with disabilities that other people can’t tell they have just by looking at them.

Here are five things you can do for people with invisible disabilities in the workplace—whether you’re a boss or a co-worker

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