Archives for April 2017

Don’t Let Your Social Security Claim Be Denied

What to do if you need to apply for social security disability or retirement benefits. In some cases, these claims are denied. To avoid a social security claim denial, be sure to follow the application instructions closely.

5 Resume Tips for Healthcare Employees

Typically, one of the first steps for landing a career in the healthcare field is to apply with a resume to your desired position. Even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth of over 30% across the healthcare field in the next several years, you may not have an easy in depending on where you live. You must make sure that your resume gives you the edge that you need to win out over all the other applicants.

Ways to Make a Happier Blue-Collar Workforce

Not enough is said about blue collar workers in the media today. While those in more prestigious industries are often written about, blue collar workers are the backbone of society and deserve more attention. If you oversee a staff of blue collar workers, here are some tips on how you can keep them happy, satisfied, and productive in their work.

The Most Outsourced Jobs in 2017

The term outsourcing represents a business partnership between a company and an individual (or company). In this partnership, they agree that the company will contract services from an outside provider who will be paid an agreed upon fee for their services. This type of business partnership can be long or short term. An important detail of outsourcing […]

Unemployment Down in March

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their monthly Employment/Unemployment report for the month ending in March on April 7th. The widely publicized Seasonally Adjusted U-3 Unemployment rate was 4.5% down from 4.7% in February. While the broader U-6 unemployment rate that includes discouraged workers and other “marginally attached” individuals was 8.9% down from 9.5% in February.

The BLS’ Unadjusted U-3 was 4.6% in March down from 4.9% in February. The Gallup alternatives presented mixed results with Gallup’s Unadjusted U-3 at 5.7% up from 5.5% in February while Gallup’s version of the U-6 was unchanged at 13.7%.

Housing Ace: 5 Ways to Prepare for a Job in Real Estate

Being a real estate agent can be a really great career for the right person. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the median salary for a Real Estate agent is $45,610 per year. Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Although brokers and agents do similar work, brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker. Generally, you must be an agent for a while before becoming a broker.