Category: Businesses and employers

Can you describe your skills and abilities?

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If you’ve been in the job market recently, you know that skills are increasingly one of the most important job qualifications on employers’ minds. When you understand the nature of your own skills, you’re in a better position to answer

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Small business owner or wannabe? Learn about the skills it takes to succeed

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In support of Small Business Week, this week’s CareerOneStop blog features a model of the skills, knowledge and abilities that contribute to successful entrepreneurship. For people who operate a small business, this model may be useful to help evaluate potential

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Looking to hire a veteran?

Employers have long recognized the value that veterans bring to the workplace. But it can be challenging to connect with transitioning service members and veterans seeking employment. Veterans are in high demand so being purposeful about recruitment them can improve

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Tips for employers looking to hire foreign workers

Foreign workers can make a vital contribution to your workforce. But there are specific rules and requirements for U.S. employers hiring workers from other countries. The U.S. Department of Labor’s s Foreign Labor Certification Program allows U.S. employers to hire foreign workers

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Struggling to hire?

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If you’re an employer struggling to recruit and retain workers this year, you’re not alone. The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that job openings in February remained near record

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Hiring help for small businesses

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Hiring the right employees is one of the hardest tasks for small business owners—especially during the current labor shortage—but it’s also essential for success. Did you know that CareerOneStop’s Business Center offers tools and information on best practices for the

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Should you require vaccines for your employees?

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To help employers navigate the complex and changing landscape, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers advice on the pros and cons of requiring vaccines or testing, as well as the potential alternatives to vaccine mandates.

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Expand recruiting with your state job bank

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Have job openings but can’t find the candidates to fill them? Want to grow your business but need the workers to make it possible?

Check out a free, accessible recruiting strategy: state job banks.

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Trouble finding workers? Check out these 8 recruiting strategies

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National unemployment numbers are falling, but in our current labor market, job openings continue to outpace available job applicants.

For businesses in need of workers, knowing where—and how—to search for the right talent is key.

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How do employers set salaries?

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Ever wonder how a salary range is set by a business or other employer?

Many factors influence a job’s salary, but supply and demand generally has the largest impact.

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