Posts Tagged 'labor'

Labor Day 2018

Daniel MabryLabor Day is a yearly celebration of social and economic accomplishments made by America’s workers. The day recognizes the labor force’s great contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Beginning in 1885, local governments began recognizing their efforts by passing city ordinances. However, it was not until June 28, 1894 that Congress officially established the first Monday of every September as Labor Day. To this day, many people challenge who was the founding father of the holiday; I will leave that open for debate. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2018’

Maximize Your Search, Minimize Your Paper

Cornelius BookerSearching for a job can be stressful and many times we often overdo our efforts and eventually feel as if we are running in circles. One way job seekers can cut down on stress the most is by identifying how they can maximize their search without wasting time and paper. With this in mind, they can maximize the results while minimizing the efforts. Here are a couple things you can do to make your search less stressful. Continue reading ‘Maximize Your Search, Minimize Your Paper’

Research Labor Market Information

David SpearsOne of the first steps to take in any job search plan is to review labor market information particular to your skills and interests (information on skills evaluation can be found in previous blogs). Labor market is defined as “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” With labor market information, we can find what training or education is necessary, what is the predicted growth of an industry, the average salary for the occupation, and a host of other information. Continue reading ‘Research Labor Market Information’

Knowledge is Advancement

Daniel MabryThe Fourth of July celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 which declared the United States as independent from the British Empire. Of course 240 years has brought about dramatic change in the lives of the citizens of this great nation, namely the change in America’s job landscape. In order to navigate this new landscape that is undergoing constant change now and in the future Continue reading ‘Knowledge is Advancement’

Celebrating the 61st Annual Veterans Day

DavidThis week we celebrate the 61st annual Veterans Day on November 11th. On this day we honor veterans for their patriotism and love of country, and we celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans.

To all veterans reading this blog, we thank you for your service. Continue reading ‘Celebrating the 61st Annual Veterans Day’

What Can YOU Do?

Photo 57 (2)October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and a time to celebrate persons with disabilities in the workplace! Continue reading ‘What Can YOU Do?’

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’