Jobbing Archive: October, 2009

Prototype for success

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How does one predict whether a job candidate, or a student, will be successful? That's another topic that Linda Hahn, executive director of... Read more

One sick child away from unemployment

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I went out to lunch yesterday with Linda Hahn, executive director of the Metropolitan Career Center, a Philadelphia nonprofit workforce development... Read more

Phillies, statistics, the A's and Money Ball

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Except for the fact that I love Philadelphia and I want any of our teams to win, I don't care that much about baseball (Go Phillies!!!!!!)... Read more

Free flu shots for the unemployed

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The Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, in collaboration with CVS Caremark, is distributing vouchers to 4,000 of its registered participants... Read more

A big bite for the Big Apple

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Yesterday's blog post quoted a survey talking about wage declines. U.S. Labor statistics confirm the trend. In New York county (which is the... Read more

Pay declining

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The upshot of this wretched economy is that compensation is beginning to decline as people take just about any position to stay employed. For... Read more

Taking chances to keep a job

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Monday's tragic accident on 21st and Walnut Street where a worker on a lift fell to his death from 125 feet got me thinking about safety and... Read more

Boogie down

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One more goofy survey from Careerbuilders, the online job site. I couldn't resist the undone zipper and the "something in your nose"... Read more