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Making Linkedin Work for You

In yesterday’s paper, The NY Times posted a great article about using Linkedin in business today.  While we have seen a huge jump in the past couple of years of the number of people having a Linkedin profile, we still[...]

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Falling Unemployment – Is it raining jobs yet?

As a former Detroiter, I am excited to share positive news about unemployment and  the state of Michigan.  According to MSNBC.com,  Michigan had one of the biggest declines in unemployment last month.  Jobless rates fell in over 230 cities in August 2010…strongest improvement[...]

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The Value of A College Education

Much has been written lately about the high cost of college.  And I agree – the cost of a college education is absurd – no one should be paying $50,000 a year to receive an education and although there are[...]

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Where in the World do you want to Live?

Ever asked yourself where would you like to live?  Or maybe it is just time for a change of venue and a better lifestyle.  A newly released survey rates the top cities in the U.S. for jobs and you might[...]

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Labor Market continues to improve….slow and steady…

Another week of positive indicators – jobless claims fall and economists agree -the labor market is improving.  However slow and steady doesn’t win headlines or make big news.  Why?  Because we need a big splash and more aggressive hiring to combat[...]

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Slow and Steady – Economic Progress Continues

The Stock Market has shown slow but steady gains for the last week and today retail sales figures were released.  And the news is all good – retail sales increased in August 2010 -the biggest gain since March 2010. Throughout[...]

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Economic Fears Ease

A few weeks ago most media outlets were reporting that the US economy could “double-dip” and Americans could be facing another economic slump before we can even get out of the one we’re in.  But it appears that while the[...]

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As we celebrate Labor Day, let’s reflect on the job market!

Today is Labor Day; a celebration to the end of summer rather than the working person.  And all we hear about is the lousy economy and the high rate of unemployment.  So let’s take a minute to focus on the[...]

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It’s not just wishful thinking…Jobless Claims Decline!

Jobless Claims fell again and as economists say – we are moving in the right direction.  And all estimates suggest  a strong rebound by the end of the year and into 2011.  We need to see more hiring on the part[...]

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MadMen no more…Young Women outearning Men

The WSJ and MSNBC both ran the same story today – Women are beginning to earn more than men.  Apparently  Unmarried Women without Children are making more than male counterparts in a number of cities. And statistics still show that Single[...]

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