Aligning needs and opportunities in the workplace

Careers and Employment Journal

Subscribe to Careers and Employment Journal: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Careers and Employment Journal: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories

DETROIT, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the charity premiere of "A Car is Born" on Monday, Dec. 5 at Detroit's Fox Theatre raised $30,000 for Focus: HOPE. "A Car Is Born" is the first television documentary to cover the history of the product development process in the automotive industry. The documentary is produced by Blue Sky Productions' John McElroy, host of the television program "Autoline Detroit." "Focus: HOPE is honored to be the chosen beneficiary of proceeds from the 'A Car is Born' premiere. The combination of UGS, a major automotive technology provider, with Focus: HOPE represents an ideal relationship," said Eleanor Josaitis, CEO and co-founder, Focus: HOPE. "We are dedicated to equipping our students with the skills that automotive industry employe... (more)

Networking Is Key For Job Hunters, Says CollegeJournal.com

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Most new jobs are filled by word of mouth, says CollegeJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal's guide for career- minded college students. So if you're looking for a job, networking is a vital tool for gathering information and achieving your goal. "Networking can be done anytime, anywhere-a train ride home, at a job fair or in a social setting," says Valerie Patterson, senior producer, CollegeJournal.com. "The most important first step in networking is to smile and be friendly -- you never know with whom you might strike up an important co... (more)

Protuo(TM) Online Digital Portfolio Service is Free to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans

ATLANTA, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Protuo(TM)(http://www.protuo.com/), the new career portfolio management service that enables job seekers to create and automatically post online their own digital career portfolios, is free to all U.S. Armed Forces veterans. The fee is ordinarily $9.99 per month, after a $29.99 set-up charge. To receive a password enabling the free service, veterans can fax their discharge papers (Form DD 214) to Protuo (619-793-1043). In addition Protuo staff will help interested veterans create a professional online portfolio at no additional charge. "Our sold... (more)

Enterprise Solutions for Entrepreneurs

Every 11 seconds someone starts a new business in their home or apartment. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, recently announced there are almost 21 million small businesses owners operating out of their home. Many of these owners started their company with an investment of less than 5,000 yet have gross revenues between $100,000 and $500,000 annually. Clarence Briggs, a U.S. Army veteran, and CEO of AIT Inc. created his firm in the spare bedroom of his home. AIT has survived and thrived in spite of the bursting  "dot.com" bubble and that subsequent fall out... (more)

IBM to Transfer U.S. Jobs to India: WSJ

IBM is reportedly transferring U.S. jobs in its global service unit to India. The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to inform what the paper could only call "a large number" of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. [email protected] suggests the layoffs will be on Thursday. IBM's earnings were up 12% to $4.42 billion last quarter; it's forecast no strain this year because of the slowdown; and it's supposedly in talks to acquire Sun. Recently IBM reportedly laid off around 4,600 people. It's also unclear wh... (more)

IBM to Move 5,000 U.S. Jobs to India: AP

IBM is reportedly transferring U.S. jobs in its global services unit to India. The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to tell what the paper could only call "a large number" of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. The AP waded in hours later and said 5,000 would be cut, representing 4% of IBM's U.S. workforce of roughly 115,000 people. [email protected] suggests the layoffs will come down Thursday. IBM's earnings were up 12% to $4.42 billion last quarter; it's forecast no strain this year because of the e... (more)