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Out of work? How job hunters can fight the growing stigma of unemployment

Out of work? How job hunters can fight the growing stigma of unemployment

Forty percent, or 5 million, of unemployed Americans are considered “long-term unemployed,“ according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, meaning they have been jobless for at least 27 weeks.…

The internship hunt: What students should know about landing a great position

This is the time of year when companies converge on college campuses looking for the best and brightest students. Recruiters – from financial services firms to high tech companies –…

Six ways to use social media in your job search

Six ways to use social media in your job search

Resume? Check. Cover letter? Check. Now you’re ready to begin that job search, right? Wrong. There may be some very important things you’re forgetting about that could dramatically enhance your…

Small-business owners show cautious optimism about 2013

Small-business owners show cautious optimism about 2013

There’s no doubt that small businesses are a driving force in the American economy. And because they feel the shifts in the economy so acutely, the insight of small business…

Top communities providing support for returning veterans

When veterans return home from serving overseas, the support found in family, friends and the community can make a huge difference for a smooth transition. Pittsburgh ranks as the top…

Seven things employers must provide reservists returning from military service

Seven things employers must provide reservists returning from military service

Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 800,000 reservists and national guardsmen have been called to leave their civilian life to serve the military full-time, with more than 250,000 pressed into…

Three-year degree programs shorten the path to rewarding careers

Three-year degree programs shorten the path to rewarding careers

Three-year bachelor’s degree programs are gaining popularity as many students look for ways to enter the workforce faster. Though these programs are common in Europe and Canada, condensed programs are…

Let technology make this holiday season and 2013 the happiest of all

Let technology make this holiday season and 2013 the happiest of all

If you run a small business, you know that the holiday season is a busy but exciting time of year. It’s a time to reflect on the past year’s successes…

How math and science education can lead to a brighter future for students

How math and science education can lead to a brighter future for students

In a world that is defined by rapid change – particularly in technology – there are concerns that students today won’t be prepared for the challenges of the future. Of…

Seven big trends for small businesses in 2013

Seven big trends for small businesses in 2013

Today, if you tell someone you’ll be in touch, he or she may not only ask when, but how. Modern technology has dramatically changed the way we communicate, providing multiple…