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How to Survive Your Office Party

December 31, 2012

It’s that time of year again: deck the halls, light the candles and dread the company office party. While holiday parties are generally considered a perk for employees, a surprisingly large number of workers don’t enjoy them. Luckily, we’ve got tips to help you make it through these annual events, and even turn them to your advantage. Read More

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Expert Insight: Tips for Military Vets Who Are Lost in Career Translation

December 31, 2012

With their extensive technical training and leadership skills, military veterans are often the ideal candidates for top manufacturing positions. Yet a prevalent challenge remains: veterans are lost in translation when they apply for coveted jobs, as many struggle to market their military skills for industry careers the right way. The solution is in strategic thinking and learning how to civilianize military experience, according to career experts. Read More

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Congress Manages to Pass a Small Energy Bill That Pleases Nearly Everyone

December 28, 2012

While no one has been able to accuse Congress of being particularly functional lately, a tiny piece of energy-related legislation slipped through largely unnoticed last month. On Dec. 11, 2012, the House of Representatives passed the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (HR 6582) on a suspension vote of 398 to 2. The Senate approved the bill unanimously two days later, and President Obama signed it into law on Dec. 18. So what sort of energy legislation passes through Congress nearly unanimously nowadays? The answer is, “minimally important legislation.” Read More

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14 Employment Resources for Military Veterans

December 28, 2012

Many men and women returning from military service want smooth transitions back to civilian life and employment but face a tough and uncertain job market. And vets coming back from active duty face unique challenges, among them knowing how and where to begin the job-search process and rising competition over fewer job openings. For those who are seeking to return to the workforce, the following list of 14 resources below is a good place to start. Read More

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Is GE’s Industrial Internet the Future of Manufacturing?

December 28, 2012

You may have heard of an exciting new concept called the “Industrial Internet.” And no, it has nothing to do with connecting your CNC machine to Twitter. In fact, it may be the start of major innovations in the way goods are manufactured around the globe. Read More

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The Giving Spirit: Workplace Holiday Bonuses

December 27, 2012

Good news for employees this year: There’s a better chance that you’ll get a bonus than there was last year, and it’ll probably be a nicer one. Even employees of smaller companies can look forward to more spending money courtesy of their employer this holiday season. Read More

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Girl Scouts Teams with International Sorority to Get Girls to 'Imagine Engineering'

December 27, 2012

What does an engineering job involve? Girl Scouts USA has teamed with the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority to promote Imagine Engineering, an initiative to help girls across the country get a better grasp of what it’s like to have a career in engineering, and to spread awareness about the fields of science and technology. Read More