Jobbing Archive: May, 2009

Help wanted: Engineers, nurses, skilled trades workers

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Help Wanted: Obviously, the job market is miserable, but according to Manpower Inc., there are some jobs that are still tough to fill. "In... Read more

Lonely at the top

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Over the years, organizational development consultant Michael J. Kitson said, he has come to identify about a half dozen issues that really... Read more

Where's the severance?

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The laid-off workers that I wrote about in Sunday's piece on the closing of the Reynold's packaging plant in Downingtown didn't get a dime... Read more

Printing a pink slip, randomly

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Thank you, Inquirer readers, for your many interesting comments (via phone, email and online) about my Sunday story on the closing of the Reynold's... Read more

So what?

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To get a job, it's all about sell, sell, sell -- the product being yourself and your skills. But author Mark Magnacca says that philosophy... Read more

Health insurance: A scary hike

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Talk to anyone who is unemployed and you'll soon learn that one of the biggest worries is health insurance. No doubt activists who work with... Read more

Coffee, tea or hysteria?

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Sometimes, I honestly don't know whether to bang my head against the wall or break out into hysterical laughter. Probably all the above, as... Read more

Start clownin' around

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Can you slip on a banana peel and make people laugh? Or is it just your face that throws the general populace into hysterics? (Mine makes babies... Read more