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Timothy R. Homan, Bloomberg News Friday, May 14, 2010 (San Francisco Chronicle)  The number of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits dropped for a fourth straight week, a sign that employers are retaining more workers as the economy expands. Initial jobless claims fell by 4,000 to 444,000 in the week ended May 8, higher than… Read more »

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Nathan Bennett, a management professor at Georgia Tech and co-author of Your Career Game, explains how game theory can help people make better career decisions, give them an edge in today’s competitive job market, and how it can help them rebound from–if not avoid–career setbacks such as layoffs. By Meridith Levinson on Tue, May 11,… Read more »

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By JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer Friday, May 7, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy got what it needed in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years. It showed employers are gaining confidence as the recovery takes deeper root. But people who had given… Read more »

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Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer, On Friday May 7, 2010, 11:47 am WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy got what it was looking for in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years. The improving economy drew so many more people into the labor force in… Read more »

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Sandeep Tatla, Financial Post Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Understanding communication in today’s diverse workforce can reduce conflict and get you noticed. “Give me a ring about the figures after the May two-four weekend and we’ll go over them then with a fine tooth comb.” For many, these instructions are very clear: Give me a telephone… Read more »

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May 5, 2010 · CyberJournal.net socialmediatoday says the same personal qualities and social skills that you  learned growing up are what will make you successful at social media. Among them: Mind your manners. Social media is still social. Even though we are interacting in a virtual space, the same traditional social rules, laws, and faux… Read more »

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A few do’s and don’ts on putting together an effective guidebook By Sean GallagherMay 05, 2010 Defense Systems With the Defense Department’s recent decision to open up DOD networks to social media sites, members of the military will be looking for guidance on what they can and can’t do on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. “With… Read more »

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By Karen Burns Posted: May 5, 2010 on USNews/Money If you are mid-career, out of work and looking, you’ve probably already figured this one out: The tried-and-true job-hunting techniques that served you so well in the past no longer fill the bill. [See 15 essentials to getting hired.] While you were faithfully toiling away for… Read more »

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  By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press Thursday, May 6, 2010; 9:26 AM (Washington Post) WASHINGTON — First-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped for the third consecutive week, a sign the job market is slowly recovering. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted… Read more »

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March 05, 2009 | Molly Merrill, Associate Editor | Healthcare IT News DETROIT – Surgeons at the Henry Ford Health System, a Detroit-based non-profit healthcare system, will use Twitter to educate the public on a live robotic surgery. Friday morning, a surgeon will use the micro-blogging service during a robotic procedure of a hysterectomy. During… Read more »