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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."
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:
- Community Power Works will use $26 million in federal funding to complete more than $140 million of retrofit projects in six building sectors in a target district.
- Emerald Cities Collaborative will increase market demand for building retrofits by creating financing tools, targeting investment to create jobs for low-income residents, and developing community support for retrofit policies and public investment.
- A partnership among businesses, philanthropic and educational organizations will help provide career education and vocational training that results in good-paying jobs.
- The city will invest up to $2 million in the Seattle Jobs Initiative to double the number of low-income job seekers who complete at least one year of post-secondary education or training that results in a living wage job.
- The city will provide new financing for loans between $20,000 and $100,000 for new entrepreneur start-ups, business expansions and operations.
- The city will invest $300,000 in targeted minority and immigrant business support to improve access to credit and expert advice.
- The city and its lending partners will distribute $50 million in financing during the next 12 to 18 months to help disadvantaged communities and small businesses purchase equipment, make energy efficiency improvements, increase working capital, and create development projects.
- The city launched GrowSeattle.com, a new business services website designed to quickly connect new and existing businesses to frequently-used city services and programs.
- The city will work with industry, government and community leaders to support sustainable and smart growth in important industries, including manufacturing and maritime; healthcare and life sciences; content technology; energy efficiency; and retail, food and hospitality.
- The 2010 Adopted Capital Improvement Program will provide more than $700 million to support next-generation infrastructure, creating 2,500 direct jobs and just as many indirect jobs through projects such as building a broadband fiber network, improving the future capacity of major state road corridors, expanding Walk Bike Ride options, upgrading utility infrastructure, and investing in new fire stations.
- The city will monitor and report on five important economic indicators, including business income, job growth, business start-ups, performance of local K-12 and post-secondary education systems, and distribution of income.
Labels: Seattle careers
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.
Labels: Medical jobs in Denver
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
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:
- California Broadband Cooperative, Inc. - $81,148,788
- CVIN - $46,619,757
- Motorola, Inc. - $50,593,551
- Plumas Sierra Telecommunications - $13,770,240
- Foundation For California Community Colleges - $10,944,843
- Zerodivide in CA, HI, NM, OR, UT, WA - $1,384,242
Labels: San Diego employment
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.
Labels: San Antonio manufacturing jobs
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Houston Jobs Best for College Grads
Any recent college graduates should have an easy time finding Houston jobs
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:
- Washington, D.C.
- Fort Worth
- New York
- Oklahoma City
- Kansas City
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
Labels: houston jobs
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:
- Flinn Foundation - A privately endowed, philanthropic grant-making organization focused on advancing biosciences by offering workshops and educational forums.
- Jobing.com Healthcare Professional Advisory Council - Individuals focused on the HR side of the industry share their experience and work to help other professionals.
- March of Dimes - A group that works to improve the health of babies through research, community services, education and advocacy.
The state also has several healthcare professional associations, including:
- Arizona Association for Home Care
- Arizona Fire Chiefs
- Arizona Healthcare Human Resources Association
- Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
- Arizona Medical Association
- Arizona Nurses Association
- Arizona Nurses Association Greater Phoenix Area Chapter
- Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
- Arizona State Physicians Association
- Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists
- AZ Nurses Association-Tucson
- Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Radiology Nurses Association
- Student Nurses Association of Arizona
Learn more about these associations here
Labels: Phoenix nurse jobs
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 http://crimcheck.com 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.
Labels: Employment background check
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