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Friday, August 27, 2010


Seattle Careers Supported by New Jobs Plan

A new plan is focused on creating meaningful and rewarding Seattle careers for local residents.

Local officials are hoping to soon launch the Seattle Jobs Plan, which would create next-generation economic development and a sustainable economy throughout the city.

The plan would use new and existing policies, programs, engagement strategies and investments to create quality jobs, protect the environment, and ensure that taxpayers get value from the city's investments.

"It's tough out there," Mayor Mike McGinn said. "People are hurting. We have important choices to make to position ourselves for the future – to be competitive, to take care of the environment, to take care of each other.

"I am making job creation a core priority for my administration, a priority supported by my Youth and Families Initiative and Walk Bike Ride," he continued. "We need to start transitioning toward the future. I will fight hard to expand quality job opportunities and will make sure city government is doing all that it can to partner with businesses big and small to help us meet the future."

The Seattle Jobs Plan will focus on making important investments in workforce development and training, entrepreneurial activity, key sectors of the economy, and next generation infrastructure.

Highlights of the plan include:


Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Medical Jobs in Denver Fare Best

The industry that represents education and medical jobs in Denver fared the best out of any industry last month.

During July, Colorado's unemployment rate remained at 8 percent for the fourth consecutive month, which is lower than the national average of 9.5 percent. Although the latest rate for Denver has not yet been released, the city had an unemployment rate of 8.4 percent during June.

The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield area had a total non-farm employment of 1,188,700 workers during July. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is down from 1,192,800 workers during June and a .9 percent decrease from last year.

The education and health services industry fared the best on a monthly and yearly basis during July. The industry added 2,000 jobs between June and July and increased by 3.6 percent over the year to 142,300 workers.

Four other industries saw a monthly increase in employment, including: professional and business services by 1,100 jobs; mining, logging and construction by 900 jobs; trade, transportation and utilities by 800 jobs; and leisure and hospitality by 500 jobs.

Three other industries added jobs over the year. The leisure and hospitality industry increased by .7 percent to 133,100 jobs, while the other services industry grew by .4 percent to 48,200 workers, and the government industry increased by .2 percent to 169,300 jobs.

When it comes to monthly job losses, the government industry was by far hit the worst, losing 8,800 workers between June and July. The manufacturing industry lost 300 jobs, while the information, financial activities, and other services industries lost 100 jobs each.

The mining, logging and construction industry was affected the most negatively over the year during July, losing 7.2 percent of its workforce, for a total of 72,600 jobs.

Other industries that experienced a yearly decrease in employment include: manufacturing by 5.9 percent; information by 3.5 percent; trade, transportation and utilities by 1.5 percent; financial activities by 1.5 percent; and professional and business services by .6 percent.


Friday, August 20, 2010


San Diego Employment Supported by Broadband Funding

A new round of funding for broadband projects throughout the state will increase San Diego employment for years to come.

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that it will award more than $200 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to the State of California. The funding will be used for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program projects throughout the state.

"The projects awarded to California today stand to create hundreds of jobs for Californians and benefit thousands more," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said. "Getting broadband access to those in underserved areas is essential to promoting economic growth and spurring job creation. The grants awarded to California today will supply that foundation."

A total of $1.47 billion is being invested in 66 broadband projects throughout the country. The program is being administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service.

In San Diego County, Zerodivide will receive a $686,157 grant and $300,000 in matching funds for the Tribal Digital Village project, which will increase broadband usage among the 15 Native American Tribes in rural parts of the county.

The project will provide 8,900 tribal residents and 2,000 residents in nearby communities with broadband training, awareness, and adoption programs. The effort is expected to create immediate jobs and provide a foundation for future economic growth and job creation.

Other organizations receiving funding throughout California include:


Wednesday, August 11, 2010


San Antonio Manufacturing Jobs Supported by Toyota

One well-known automobile company is continuing to support San Antonio manufacturing jobs.

At a recent ceremony celebrating the launch of the Toyota Tacoma - which is being built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in San Antonio - Gov. Rick Perry accredited the relationship between the company and Texas leaders for creating jobs and strengthening the local economy.

Toyota has already invested $1.4 billion in the San Antonio plant since it was established in 2003. The plant currently employs more than 2,800 local workers, about 1,000 of which were hired because of the new Tacoma.

"For almost four years now, pickup trucks have been rolling off the Toyota assembly line here in San Antonio, creating jobs for Texans and bolstering the local economy," Perry said. "The partnership between Texas and Toyota has been extremely valuable, and I am confident it will continue to yield great benefits for us all in the years to come."

Toyota's continued presence in San Antonio is great for the area's manufacturing industry, which was among the hardest-hit by the economic recession, but has started to slowly recover as of late.

During June, the San Antonio-New Braunfels area's manufacturing industry employed 41,700 workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although this is a 3 percent decrease from last year, it's an increase from 41,600 jobs during May 2010.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Houston Jobs Best for College Grads

Any recent college graduates should have an easy time finding Houston jobs.

Bloomberg Businessweek named Houston first on its list of the Best Cities for New College Grads. Aside from creating 31,000 jobs since January, the city has a low cost of living and low unemployment rate, which are great factors for new job seekers.

Houston is home to 24 of the 57 biggest companies in Texas, including Conoco Phillips, Halliburton, and Continental Airlines. The city also has strong energy, aeronautics, and healthcare industries.

There are 61 entry-level employers in Houston, where college grads earn an average pay of $44,880 per year. In addition, the city has a cost of living index of 91.4 and an unemployment rate of 8.4 percent.

In order to form the list of best cities for college grads, Bloomberg Businessweek gathered information from AfterCollege on employers in 30 cities that are hiring college grads, as well as data on each city's average salary, unemployment rate, and cost of living.

The complete list of best cities for college grads includes:
  1. Houston
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Dallas
  4. Atlanta
  5. Austin
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Pittsburgh
  8. Denver
  9. Columbus
  10. Fort Worth
  11. Boston
  12. New York
  13. Tulsa
  14. Oklahoma City
  15. Kansas City
  16. Philadelphia
  17. Cleveland
  18. Charlotte
  19. Phoenix
  20. Dayton
  21. Salt Lake City
  22. Milwaukee
  23. Cincinnati
  24. San Antonio
  25. Richmond
  26. Knoxville
  27. Tucson
  28. Seattle
  29. Portland
  30. Tampa



Phoenix Nurse Jobs Networking Opportunities

If you're on the hunt for Phoenix nurse jobs (Click here), or are already employed as a nursing professional, there are many local organizations and professional associations that can help you network with peers.

Becoming involved in an organization or association is a great way for job seekers to meet people from companies that may currently be hiring and a great way for employees to network with other industry professionals.

Arizona is home to three community organizations that focus on healthcare, including:

The state also has several healthcare professional associations, including:

Learn more about these associations here.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Employment Background Check Rules

Whenever you're a employment seeker or a occupation owner, prospect are you're going to need to handle with employment history judgment in a quantity of means or different. Go to to find out added info surrounding an employment background check.

From the occupation stand-point, criminal history assessment might relieve somebody from getting targeted for unsuitable business cases and aid you uncover any deceptive facts a potential candidate imparts in a resume or question. From the employment looker stand point, employment history checks allow you to establish your self to your potential employers.

Criminal history confirmations are capable of varying from examining ones societal surety numeral and trade story to determining numerous extra articles, in accordance to to an description by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. The countrywide Fair Credit Reporting Act orders what is and ideas is not tolerated to be encompassed in a background determinations.

Information that possibly could comprise enclosed in a background substantiation comprises everything from motor vehicle accounts to house owner ship to state license records. Items that may not be included vary from bankruptcies after 10 years to civil lawsuits after seven years.

Overall, felon history appraisals are a vital piece of the employing work for both agencies and employees. They help employers sense confident with their employing pick, and if the prospect has zero to cover, he may personify definite with the outcome.



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