Tag: jobs

  • Paid summer jobs for Philadelphia’s youth comes at a critical time

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    By Ryan Johnson The City of Philadelphia is investing about $8 million for young people to get paid to work this summer, and on Monday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced an additional $1 million to support paid summer jobs for young people, who are around 12-years-old to 24-years-old, through the WorkReady program. The additional support adds […]

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  • Do You know What Benefit College Grads Look for at a New Job?

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    By Christopher Thompson The hottest workplace benefit for the newly-graduated set isn’t 401(k) matches or even student debt repayment. It’s health insurance. More than half of the people participating in a survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs said medical coverage was a “top three workplace benefit.” The accounting association polled 547 adults in […]

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  • Students Are Showing Increasing Worry in How To Pay For College

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    Parents, of course, worry about paying for college. Increasingly, their children share that concern. Over the last decade, tuition and fees jumped 44% at four-year, private colleges and by 55% at public four-year schools. As a result, student debt has reached record proportions, with $1.6 trillion in loans outstanding. Now, high school students are more […]

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  • What Entrepreneurs Can Do to Help Veterans Make the Transition From Military to Civilian Jobs

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      Military service teaches a lot about teamwork and every company can use more of that. Each year more than 200,000 service members leave the military. The good news is that veteran unemployment has been trending downward since 2010 and, as of October 2018, sets at 2.9 percent. The bad news is that transitioning from military to civilian […]

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  • 10 things I wish I knew before my first corporate UX design job

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    They somehow forget to teach these. Almost two years ago I sat down in front of a computer screen, in an open office space, waiting. I was nervous, eager to start and terrified. This is what I wish I had known before sitting down in that chair. The first 5 could be applied to most jobs […]

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  • Plumbers Expected to be in High Demand in Coming Years

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    Just when you thought the worker shortage couldn’t get any more vexing, be advised that we are running out of plumbers. According to the Copper Development Association (CDA), over one half of America’s trade professionals are near retirement age and only 3 percent of the surveyed 18 to 25 year olds would consider a career […]

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  • DIY Rain Barrel for Water Conservation

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    Americans are using more water every year. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average family uses 320 gallons of water per day and that could swell up to 1,000 gallons in the summer. Fortunately, there is an effortless way to reduce our water footprint and water bills. Rain barrels collect water with […]

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  • 5 Tips For DIY Refurbishing Furniture

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    The task of refurbishing and restoring old and used furniture and other home accent items is sometimes harder than what you expect. Instead of being caught in a chaotic or dangerous situation, keep the following in mind while you prepare to start the refurbishing process.   Do Your Research Before you even break out the […]

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  • Easy To Follow: DIY Garden Trellis

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    One of the few landscaping elements that literally blankets itself with flowers and foliage, a garden trellis brings a welcome sense of peace and serenity to your property. With basic tools, inexpensive materials, and a free day or two, you can build a simple garden trellis that will add grace and charm to your home. Because […]

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  • Washington Turing Trash Into Treasure by Recycling “Ghost Ship”

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    On the banks of the Hoquiam River in southwestern Washington, a mostly sunken vessel lies along a bank at an angle with only its mast and the top of its pilothouse marking its resting place. This stretch of river is a misty, placid working patch of water marked with boats, boatyards and Highway 101 bridges. The […]

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