Archive for January, 2011

What’s the Most Worthwhile Short-Term Job?… A Job-Hunting Expert

Workforce SolutionsGetting the job you really want requires a lot of planning, research and preparation — every day, for at least a few hours per day. Maybe you’ve heard it said before, because it’s true: Getting a job, especially a job you want, is a full-time job in itself. Continue reading ‘What’s the Most Worthwhile Short-Term Job?… A Job-Hunting Expert’

Sailing the Sea of Unemployment Insurance Claims and Appeals

Lisa BoganySuccessfully handling an unemployment insurance claim is often looked at as a business owner’s rite of passage. Employers frequently contact our Employer Service’s Central Office looking for guidance before they terminate an employee or after they’ve received the claim notice. Will accepting my employee’s resignation result in me having to pay unemployment benefits? I’ve gotten a claim notice in the mail, what do I do now?  The UI Claim’s process can be intimidating and, depending on whom you ask, downright confusing. Below is a look at what to do and not to do before and after a claim arises. Continue reading ‘Sailing the Sea of Unemployment Insurance Claims and Appeals’

Employment and Social Security Benefits?

Claudia I have seen some individuals with a disability look at me like a deer in a headlight when speaking to them about the possibillity of returning to work. Some are petrified at the thought that they may lose their only source of income; Social Security Benefits. Some even question if I am attempting to lead them into the dark underworld of crime. After all, Social Security Administration’s definition of disability is “the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.” BUT, it is Social Security that is now encouraging them to go back to work. Needless to say, this is cause for a bit of confusion. Here is some good information for you or anyone you know that is receiving social security benefits and is thinking that employment is not an option. Continue reading ‘Employment and Social Security Benefits?’

The Media is Stir Crazy

will-s-0209Don’t let those wacky numbers whack you.
Almost each time I pick up a newspaper or listen to a report about the economy, it appears as though the story keeps changing. One report says that things are improving while another says that things are getting worse. The most recent report issued from the government indicated that the national unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in the month of December, which is the biggest drop in nearly two years. Continue reading ‘The Media is Stir Crazy’

Reshaping Your Job Search

will-s-0209Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to focus all of your attention back to the business at hand, landing that next job. It is now estimated that the average person out of work can expect to be searching about 30 weeks. This is longer than it has been in decades. No matter where you are in your search, perseverance and a strong mental approach will be the key to getting through the challenge. Continue reading ‘Reshaping Your Job Search’