Jobbing Archive: August, 2013

Unemployment stalled in Philadelphia area

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The unemployment rate fell in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties, although it continued to creep up in Philadelphia, surrounding Pennsylvania... Read more

"Rat" contractors, "union-stalking"

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Came into work Monday morning to receive two missives -- both relating to the Post Brothers and their long dispute with the city's building... Read more

Worker deaths up in construction, mining

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Fatalities in construction rose in 2012 -- up five percent, even though the amount of hours in private construction rose only one percent,... Read more

Great job interview questions

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As someone who questions people for a living, I love questions and I love to ask human resource people, recruiters and others who interview... Read more

Temple University Hospital banks on its newbies

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Less than 10 years ago, when employers were predicting dire shortages of nurses, no one would have imagined that graduates fresh out of nursing... Read more

The cost of safety

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We've had a tragic lesson this summer on how perilous construction can be -- how mistakes, or cost-cutting, or carelessness lead to loss ... Read more

A giant exhale at Philadelphia's Convention Center

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Wednesday marks the start of the American Association of Diabetes Educators convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. A week ago, it... Read more

Firefighting: Boring, then 3 dead

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No denying the excitement, the pure adrenaline rush that a firefighter feels enroute to a call. What a weird mix of feelings -- fear, excitement... Read more