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New Ways to Work Your Way Through the Downturn

The turbulent state of today’s job market is forcing employers and everyone in the labor market to consider alternative ways of attracting, contracting and hiring talent. Many employers have scaled back or ceased their hiring efforts for all but the most essential roles. That’s leaving many workers, contractors and small business owners out in the [...]

Job Alert: Executive Director, Nonprofit

JOB TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORTS TO: BOARD OF DIRECTORS LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with 18 employees and annual budget of $1.8M. Our organization helps former foster youth between the ages of 18 and 24 to make successful transitions into adulthood and into living independently. With little services [...]

Stagflation?

Economists are dustin’ off the oldies. They are issuing warnings of “Stagflation”. If I didn’t know better, I’d tell you to get vaccinated, but stagflation is an economic condition. Coined in the late 70′s-early 80′s, “Stagflation” was used to describe a condition where inflation rises rapidly while the economy slows rapidly.Economists are chanting this haunting [...]

War is Good…For Business

Five years into the war the country’s racking up casualties, debt and enemies, but many in the business sector are benefiting. Companies that manufacture munitions, protective gear, vaccines (McKesson scored $822M), preserved food and other supplies, and those that provide security and consulting services have earned millions since the Iraq war began. The U.S. government [...]

Space Creatures: Are We Bound To Our Cubicles Indefinitely?

The brave new world of geographically-agnostic work has yet to materialize for most. In fact, though technology has advanced to the point where telecommuting is a relatively inexpensive and easily supported option for many workers, employers and workers are still somewhat resistant to the possibility. A newly released survey from the Telework Exchange revealed that [...]

Career Question: Are You Working Remotely?

Much has been written and said about the telecommuting revolution. We were all supposed to be working from pool-side or in our jammies by now. So what gives? Who are these ballyhooed remote workers? How often are they working from home? What kind of work do they do? Are you working remotely at least one [...]

Wrap Up: February Meeting of Careersthatdontsuck’s Career Changers’ Group

Monday night’s meeting of Careersthatdontsuck’s Career Changers’ Group was another excellent experience. Career Changers’ met at the offices of our venue sponsor, Organic Inc., where I presented “Now What?”, a presentation of the business and career opportunities still–and newly–available in the wake of the economic downturn and other business, social and other trends. The group [...]

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