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At this writing, unemployment has reached an all-time low. Businesses are struggling to find and keep good employees. Job seekers have plenty of choices when it comes to potential employers and available jobs. However, some companies seem to have very little turnover and easily fill newly created positions. Logic would tell you that they must… Read more »

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During your job interview, most savvy employers will focus the conversation on your strengths and the skills and talents you might be able to offer to the organization. They might ask you specific questions about your readiness for the role and your experience with similar types of work in the past. But some interviewers like… Read more »

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As part of its next Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute Grant, the Department of Energy will soon be offering $70 million in grant funding to support the development of smart projects like sensors, new platforms, tighter controls, and energy efficient modeling. Grants will be available to manufacturing organizations that can reduce costs or improve energy… Read more »

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In the business arena, “risk” is a loosely defined term that describes any non-predictable, non-avoidable disruption to standard business practice. In a world without risk, a well-researched plan will account for all possible turns of events, and will unfold toward a defined and predictable end point. A carefully detailed budget will cover all expenses that… Read more »

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In the fall of 2014, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee, a division of the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, delivered an extensive report to the president detailing the state of the manufacturing industry. The report provided an action plan of sorts, or a list of recommendations based on issues that directly… Read more »

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Two important economic trends that left an indelible mark on the current decade now seem to be moving in reverse: A steep trade deficit and the job losses of the recent recession. The economy is on the move again, and while real wages have yet to increase (which in turn will increase consumer spending), the… Read more »

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Want to receive your W-2 by email? Register online by Friday, January 2. If you elect not to register for an online W-2, a paper copy will be mailed to you by January 31, 2015. Why register for an online W-2? Available sooner than mailed copies Print as many times as needed Downloaded to your… Read more »