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  • Boost your chances of getting hired with one simple thing

    07/16/2018 10:09:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jill Cornfield
    Given what your mother always told you to do, you’d be surprised how few people do the one simple thing that can help push you closer to getting hired. That’s right. It’s the thank-you note. Just a quarter of entry-level job applicants typically sent a thank-you note after completing a job interview in 2017, according to iCIMS’ Class of 2018 Jobs Outlook report. iCIMS is a global talent acquisition software company. It might seem as dated as flip phones but sending a thank-you letter is critical, said Vicki Salemi, a career expert at Monster.com in New York. “There is no...
  • Paul Massey’s New Brokerage Hiring 50 Agents (New York and New Jersey)

    07/16/2018 9:24:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Globe Street ^ | July 16, 2018 | Betsy Kim
    NEW YORK CITY—Paul J. Massey Jr. and his new company, Building by Building, Block by Block (B6) founded with former colleagues Neil Heilberg and Michael Wlody, are looking to hire 50 brokers. They’ve already recruited an experienced management team of 20 people. Having officially launched on July 1 in temporary space at 275 Madison Ave., B6 plans to open permanent offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey—all within its first year. Similar to Massey Knakal, the firm Massey originally started with Bob Knakal in 1988, which Cushman & Wakefield acquired in 2014 for $100 million, B6 will use a...
  • Public Union: Public Enemy (Video)

    07/16/2018 7:21:02 AM PDT · by Boomer · 5 replies
    PragerU ^ | 7/16/2018 | PragerU
    Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this happen and can it be stopped? Akash Chougule, senior policy fellow for Americans for Prosperity, has the answers in this sobering video from Prager University.
  • Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues

    07/16/2018 6:45:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | July 12, 2018 | Michael Tennant
    Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues From Medicaid Payments The Trump administration is taking steps to prevent labor unions from withholding dues for home healthcare workers from their Medicaid payments, an Obama-era innovation that many observers believe is illegal. On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed undoing a 2014 rule allowing states to skim public-sector union dues from Medicaid payments to independent home healthcare providers on the theory that those providers are de facto public employees — a privilege that has netted unions anywhere from $71 million (CMS’ estimate) to $200 million...
  • Trump Era Gun Checks Remain near Record Levels in June of 2018

    07/16/2018 6:36:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people believed that President Trump would preside over an era of decreasing firearm sales. Firearm sales dropped a little from the record levels in the 2016 presidential election year. They did not drop much. 2017 had the second highest ever yearly total NICS checks. 2018 is trending higher than 2017. In 2017, at the end of June, the total NICS checks were 12,601,112. 2018 is becoming the second highest year on record. In 2016, the all time record year, they were 13,829,491 at the end of June. In 2018, they have moved up from 2017 and are approaching...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/15/2018 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Syrian government media says that Israel attacked an airbase southwest of Aleppo tonight. The foreign government funded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says warehouses near the base used by Iranian militias and the Syrian army were hit. The group reports that five were killed in the attack involving multiple aircraft. The attack comes on the eve of a summit meeting between the President of Syria's close ally Russia, Vladimir Putin, and President Donald Trump. Topics like Syria, Iran, Ukraine and other matters.... Meanwhile, there's talk in Washington of an impeachment document being filed this week in the House involving Rosenstein....
  • The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

    07/15/2018 4:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2018 | Richard Harroch
    Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories of early stage startups growing to be multi-billion-dollar companies, such as Uber, Facebook, WhatsApp, Airbnb, and many others. In this article, I give an overview of 35 key steps for entrepreneurs who are starting a business, with links to additional articles addressing some of the topics in more depth. 1. Understand the Commitment and Challenges Involved in Starting a Business Starting...
  • Reality check: Does name-blind hiring help improve diversity?

    07/15/2018 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Global News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jane Gerster
    There will be no names on the hundreds of resumés the hiring committee of a Toronto law firm sifts through this summer. Lenczner Slaght plans to remove every name from every resumé submitted as part of the 2019 summer student hiring process, which begins next month and will see upwards of 450 candidates whittled down to fewer than 10 hires. It’s an attempt to prevent unconscious bias from seeping into hiring decisions and knocking white women and men and women of colour out of the running on the basis of non-white and non-male sounding names....
  • Seoul's Central Asian enclave undergoes demographic change

    07/14/2018 10:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | Kwak Yeon-soo
    Near the subway station of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park just west of downtown Seoul, there's a small ethnically diverse enclave along the alleys, better known as Central Asia Street, packed with restaurants and shops displaying signs in Russian. It's a home away from home for ethnic minorities from Mongolia, Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries. The neighborhood is often called Mongolia Town as Mongolians are the dominant population in the neighborhood. But the early settlers were Russians and the neighborhood was once known as Little Moscow. In the wake of the "Wind of Change" that swept Eastern Europe in...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/14/2018 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The barrage of rockets into Israel from Gaza continued into the early morning hours of Sunday. It all began Friday night and Israel has responded with air strikes into Gaza aimed at targets of the Hamas terrorist organization that rules there. Four Israelis were injured in the attacks by some 200 plus rockets including three in a synagogue on the Sabbath. Two were killed in Gaza in the Israeli attacks in response. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that if Hamas didn't get the message from Saturday's military response, they will get it on Sunday. The Israel Defense Forces have...
  • Cruise line plans to hire up to 200 at-home agents in Triad (North Carolina)

    07/14/2018 6:20:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The News and Record ^ | July 12, 2018 | Richard Craver, The Winston-Salem Journal
    The Triad’s economic-development groups said Thursday they have successfully recruited Norwegian Cruise Line to create a work-from-home agent cluster in the region that could lead up to 200 full-time jobs. The agents, serving in an entry-level position, will be the first point of contact for guests and travel agents looking to design a vacation on the cruise line, which visits 300 destinations globally. The cruise line plans to begin its hiring process with interviews taking place Wednesday. It said it may take as long as 18 months to complete its hiring initiative. The interviews will be held at Forsyth Technical...
  • Sanderson Farms begins hiring at Tyler poultry complex (1,400 jobs in Texas)

    07/14/2018 5:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KLTV-TV ^ | July 13, 2018 | Stephanie Frazier
    Sanderson Farms, Inc., says they are beginning the hiring process for its newest poultry complex, which is under construction in Tyler. The company says they are seeking to hire over 1,400 hourly team members, with initial operations set to begin in early 2019. A statement from the company gives more details: “For those interested in pursuing hourly employment with the Fortune 1000 company, Sanderson Farms is hosting “Sanderson Way Career Interest Sessions” on Tuesday, July 17; Wednesday, July 18; and Thursday, July 19 at the Skills Training Center on Tyler Junior College’s West Campus. Career interest sessions will begin at...
  • The Student Debt Bubble Expands As Parents Do More Of The Borrowing

    07/14/2018 5:05:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 07/14/2018 | John Rubino
    Not so long ago, student debt was mostly the responsibility of students. That is, you paid for college with loans and then paid off those loans with the proceeds of the good job you got with an advanced education. These days it’s a little different. The cost of higher education is soaring, the jobs available to college grads don’t pay as much, relatively speaking, as they used to, and the size of loans available to students – though huge – don’t cover the full cost of many degrees. One might expect these changes to lead more students to work for...
  • 3D printing jobs update: CEL, Simplify3D, RP Support, Additive Industries

    07/14/2018 12:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 28, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    As a growing manufacturing industry, 3D printing is ripe with new job opportunities from enthusiastic and applied individuals. In this latest 3D Printing Jobs update, we have open positions in both the U.S. and Europe, including vacancies in metal 3D printing, software development and design engineering. Sign up to 3D Printing Jobs now to make the most of current and upcoming positions. If you’re an employer looking to fulfil a new role, you can also post a job on our specialist site here. Happy job hunting! Design engineer / mechanical systems designer, CEL, UK CEL is a British design firm...
  • Korean Consumers Gain Access to Cargill’s Premium, Imported Beef

    07/13/2018 8:21:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Cattle Site ^ | July 13, 2018 | Staff
    Cargill and Seoul-based AG Meat, a specialty import meat distributor are partnering to offer premium US beef brand, Excel®, in a new concept meat store called 'It’s Meat'. At 'It’s Meat', Korean consumers can now purchase high-quality, premium Excel® beef at competitive prices. Cargill Protein is focused on making sure the food it produces is safe to eat. The Excel® beef carried at ‘It’s Meat’ undergoes a seven-step, regulated production system, ensuring safe handling from the feeding environment to product packaging. In addition, micro-sized pathogens are accurately removed through a new scientific process offered by Cargill Protein globally to support...
  • Yankees suspend relationship with Papa John's after founder uses N-word

    07/13/2018 5:34:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 13, 2018 | Mike Rosenstein
    The New York Yankees have joined the growing list of businesses which are distancing themselves from Papa John's. The club released this statement Friday afternoon: "In response to the reprehensible remarks made by Papa John's founder and owner, the New York Yankees are suspending their relationship with the company." Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board on Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May.
  • Austin firm The Zebra - the ‘Kayak for car insurance’ doubling staff size, moving HQ to E Austin

    07/13/2018 12:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 10, 2018 | Omar L. Gallaga
    The Zebra, an Austin company that last year raised $40 million and has been backed by Texas billionaire Mark Cuban, has big plans for 2019. The Zebra says it expects to double its workforce from about 100 employees to 200 by the end of 2019. And next summer, it expects to move into a new 40,000-square-foot set of offices in a newly constructed five-story building at 1801 E. Sixth Street. This company’s growth has come under the leadership of Keith Melnick, who was named CEO of The Zebra last year. Melnick -- one of the founders of the popular travel-reservation...
  • North Korea may be sitting on a $6 trillion resources stockpile

    07/13/2018 12:06:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sam Jacobs
    Recent negotiations between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have provided a glimmer of hope for the hermit kingdom's economic outlook. Markets are now watching to see whether the North Korean leader follows through with his pledge to denuclearise. The next step will be policy reforms, which will open North Korea's economy to foreign investors. Credit Suisse analyst Trang Thuy Le estimates North Korea could become a $100 billion economy within 10 years if it takes a path towards modernisation. Even it happens, a $100 billion economy still comprises just 0.1% of today's global GDP....
  • Is This The Answer To The Looming U.S. Healthcare Crisis?

    07/13/2018 9:58:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 07-13-2018 | Alex
    America has a big, big problem on its hands. Healthcare costs are rising at astronomical and unsustainable rates, and the country’s leader seems powerless to stem the tide. Perhaps that would not be a big problem if the economy was keeping pace. But it isn’t. In fact, growth in healthcare spending is projected to outflank economic growth by a factor of more than 2:1. The U.S. might be the largest economy in the world, but it still spends a disproportionately large amount on healthcare. In 2016, health care expenditure per capita clocked in at $10,348--about double the average spend by...
  • China trade surplus with US widens unexpectedly (again)

    07/13/2018 12:34:43 AM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    DW Deutsche Welle ^ | Today, one hour ago
    China's surplus with the United States has hit a fresh record, adding to the current trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. Beijing blamed the imbalance on structural problems in the US. Beijing announced Friday that China's surplus with the US hit an all-time high of $28.97 billion (€24.85 billion) in June, with exports reaching a record $42.62 billion in June. The news came as the two economic superpowers stand on the brink of an all-out trade war that would have a huge negative impact globally. Please see link for full article...