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Job Alert: The FDA to Hire 1300 By October

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is under great pressure to do a better job of investigating and regulating drugs, food, medical devices, cosmetics and other products. FDA officials blame lax regulation, delays and other misses on a lack of staff and resources. They’ve set a goal to hire 1,300 biologists, medical officers, chemists, safety […]

The Real-Life Story of Resume Black Holes

Folks are mobbing job fairs. It’s taking more than 4 months (on average) to find a job. And, every day, all day millions of frustrated job-hunters click the “Submit” button and blast their resumes into resume black holes–online job ads and websites set up for the sole purpose of slurping up and storing resumes. So, […]

Outsourcing. Coming to a Brain Near You.

There’s been a lot of political and other debate about outsourcing, most of it about jobs being outsourced to other countries. But, there’s a growing trend of businesses and governments outsourcing work to a locale much nearer to home–your brain. Dozens of companies have launched innovation funds, contests and other initiatives designed to drive you […]

5 Observations From the Networking Circuit

Check out our latest podcast from’s Editor-in-Chief, D.D. Johnice. She’s fresh from her adventures in networking and chock-full of good info to help you with your job search. Download the podcast Hearthis post

Your Uncle Sam Wants to Buy You a House or a Business

Need money for your mortgage?  Need seed capital for your new business?  Uncle Sam wants to give it to ya! But…there’s a catch.  You’ll have to join the Army. Under the Army’s new Army Advantage Fund program, which the Army began testing in February, those who enlist in the regular Army for up to five […]

10 Hardest Jobs to Fill

Yesterday, Manpower released its annual “Hardest Jobs to Fill” list. The list features jobs that employers throughout the U.S. report having the most difficulty filling due to a “mismatch” between the skills employers require and the skills job applicants and candidates possess. The list is eye-opening generally, but is particularly so this year when every […]

National Small Business Week

The Pres has declared this week (April 21-25) National Small Business Week, a week dedicated to recognizing and celebrating small businesses and their contribution to our economy. Several small business owners and plenty of politicos will be out and about in Washington, DC to participate in the week’s events, panels and award ceremonies. The event […]

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