Archive for January 16th, 2013

Finding a new job in 2013 is at the top of the resolutions list for many professionals nationwide. In fact, one in five stated that they will begin looking for a new position during the first three months of the year, a recent Glassdoor study revealed. Where should prospective employees look? Read more

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Although optimism among small business owners inched up in December, it remained close to record-low levels, largely due to deteriorating conditions in the labor market and the high number of owners who expect business activity to worsen in the first half of the new year. Read more


Doing things at the last minute, especially around the holidays, never seems to go very well.
And I’m not talking about the ugly tie your uncle got you for Christmas because he only remembered to go shopping on Dec. 24.

No, I’m talking about the U.S. Congress here, which occasionally seems to let slip until the last possible minute issues and bills that matter to millions of people, and when they finally act on them, it may just be too late.

On Jan. 1, literally hours after it had been set to expire, Congress renewed the Wind Production Tax Credit, keeping alive incentives for wind energy manufacturers who employ thousands of workers, including factory workers who help build turbines, truck drivers who deliver parts and equipment, and a host of other skilled labor jobs. Read more

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