Posts Tagged 'holiday'

Holiday Break

David SpearsFor most people, there is a “lull” of activity at work during this time of year. And if you are unemployed, your activity may have come to a screeching halt. Don’t worry though, this may be an excellent time to plan and prepare for the beginning of a new year surge in job search activity. Continue reading ‘Holiday Break’

‘Tis the Season…

David SpearsFor Hiring
Shortly before Halloween and getting closer and closer to Labor Day each year, retail establishments and other organizations begin preparing for the onslaught of holiday traffic. With retail business in particular, the holiday season can be a “make or break” time of year and certainly a barometer of how well the establishment will begin the next year. Thus, careful attention should be given to the planning of staffing needs during this time. Continue reading ‘‘Tis the Season…’

Labor Day 2016

Carolyn KinardMost people assume the Labor Day holiday is meant to give workers a three-day weekend to rest and engage in leisurely activities. This assumption is not entirely true. The first time someone asked me to explain the significance of Labor Day, I was at a loss for words because I didn’t know the history or the purpose of the holiday weekend celebration. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2016’

Holiday Tips for the Soul

Photo 57 (2)My blog Resolutions Revisited, written last year, was inspired by multiple job seekers coming to terms with what seemed like a never-ending job search from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

It was written to encourage and inspire those who simply didn’t know how to start looking for work. Having been there myself, I was motivated by what the challenges look like to those experiencing unemployment for the first time.
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Give Holiday Stress a Time-Out!

””The holiday season is now in full swing. I can tell because all the Halloween candy is on sale for half price.

This is supposed to be a time when we celebrate peace and happiness… A time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives.

Instead, some of us are busier than ever planning holiday activities. Continue reading ‘Give Holiday Stress a Time-Out!’

Taking the “Labor” out of Labor Day

CorneliusIn the United States, Labor Day is a holiday celebrated the first Monday in September. It’s a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes an annual (national) tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of this country. Continue reading ‘Taking the “Labor” out of Labor Day’

Stress Takes a Holiday

””Being unemployed at any time of year can be a difficult journey, which may negatively affect an individual’s health and attitude. Area residents who find themselves out of work during the holiday season may be especially anxious and stressed. With this in mind, it’s important to learn how to cope with stress during the holiday season.
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