CHICAGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As the unemployment rate holds steady at
less than five percent(i) and the pool of qualified labor continues to
shrink, those looking to go out on their own may have more opportunities than
ever. More than two-in-five (55 percent) companies have either relied on
freelance or contract workers or intend to in the future according to a new
Sologig.com survey, conducted by Harris Interactive of more than 2,400
employers and 5,600 employees. Sologig.com is a CareerBuilder.com site that
connects freelance job seekers with employers that have contract-based
Of those companies that hire freelancers and independent contractors, 20
percent say that given the shortage of qualified labor, they are relying on
independent talent more than a year ago. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of
these companies intend to hire freelan... (more)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/25/08 -- CIBT Education
Group Inc (TSX VENTURE: CPT)(OTCBB: CBTGF) reports that it has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Gwangyang Bay Free Economic
Development Zone Committee (the "Committee"). The MOU is to begin our
planning process to establish a CIBT/Sprott-Shaw College in the Gwangyang Bay
Special Economic Zone of South Korea. The Committee will assist CIBT in
identifying a suitable location for the campus, seek subsidies from the
national and regional governments, and also establish academic ties with
local education authorities. This strategic move is part of the Company's
Pan-Asia expansion strategy to begin its plans to reach beyond China and into
other Asia Pacific countries.
Toby Chu, President & CEO of CIBT Education Group, commented, "Our intention
to expand our presence to South K... (more)
CARROLLTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/02/06 -- Accor North America announced
a partnership with the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC) to
maintain employment positions for individuals with disabilities. Administered
by the Ohio RSC, the Governor's Initiative on Jobs for People with
Disabilities is a grant program that offers economic development projects
that create job opportunities for people with disabilities.
"This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for all parties involved," said
Larry Daniel, Senior Vice President, Accor North America Contact Centers. "As
a result of the grant, everyone will have the chance to be trained on
Accor received a state grant in the amount of $49,910 to update and enhance
its call center training facilities in Columbus and Springfield, Ohio.
Updates for the facilities will include new video ... (more)
NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation gears up to celebrate
Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center
for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), today released
the fifth annual edition of its free guidebook saluting the most
environmentally responsible "green colleges."
"The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition" profiles
330 schools in the U.S. and two in Canada that demonstrate exemplary
commitments to sustainability in their academics, campus infrastructure,
activities, and career preparation. Among the many schools that have made the
guide for the past five years are Georgia Tech, the University of Illinois /
Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Oregon.
The 216-page book—the only free, comprehensive, annual guide to green
colleges—can be downloaded at www.princetonr... (more)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/14 -- Major groups and
stakeholders of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing
States continue delegations for thematic areas on Millennium Development
Goals and Post-2015 Agenda, including human rights, social development,
climate change, biodiversity, diplomatic missions, and international
partnerships by initiating multilateral motives on intergovernmental affairs
at this week's Intersessional meeting from April 21 through 25 at the United
ECCO2 Global Partners, an intergovernmental association of civil society
partnerships (in cooperation with Member States), as ECCO2 Haiti Programme,
Micronesia New Millennium Program, and Jamaica New Millennium Programme plan
to strengthen its multilateral affairs by establishing thematic focal points
in Europe, North America, West Africa, Brazil, and ... (more)
The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? At first glance, we
might not see the connection between "the most trusted man in America" and
high tech management. But if we pull back the layers of how Cronkite
approached his job, there are solid day-to-day career lessons for those
working in IT.
Seven Best Practices Straight From the Desk of Uncle Walter
1. Explain things in a simple way so everyone can understand. CBS' Bob
Schieffer said people "understood Cronkite was guiding you through events."
He translated the complex or hard to understand in a way that made you nod
and think, "I get I now." When explaining the impact of an IT project for
your organization, break it down so the non-techies get the light bulb over
their heads. Explain it so your mother can understand it--use the criteria:
how would Cronkite say this?
2. Have an unbridled enthusiasm. N... (more)
TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- Preachers Coffee, Inc. (PINKSHEETS:
PRCF) (PINKSHEETS: PCIO) and MODERN ENERGY CORP. (PINKSHEETS: MDRG) and
(FRANKFURT: ME2C) announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement on the
Technical Management and Operating Contract of a 36,103 Acres of Agricultural
and Forest Land which is under a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement
(CBFMA) of the Government of the Philippines, in partnership with the Manobo
Indigenous Community Cooperative on Mindanao island in the Philippines.
The Joint Venture Agreement has a 25 Year CBFMA Contract and an indefinite
extension since it was appropriated in an Ancestral Domain Land Management
for the Manobo Indigenous Communities. The Manobo Indigenous Communities has
the Ancestral Domain Rights to the land and their Community Cooperative was
for purposes of Agricultural and Forest Managem... (more)
ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ComputerJobs.com
(http://www.computerjobs.com/), the leading IT employment Web site for
Information Technology professionals and those who employ them, today
announced the launch of a new online community where IT professionals can
discuss their careers, technology, current events and more. The new
community, dubbed "The ComputerJobs.com Community"
(http://www.computerjobscommunity.com/), also offers original articles
covering a wide range of topics, the top resume keyword searches performed by
employers each week and the ability to search for high-tech jobs on
"We answer a lot of email every day from ComputerJobs.com users asking for
advice about their career, various IT certifications, workplace issues,
etc.," says Michael Turner, Vice President of Marketing at ComputerJobs.com.
"We created The ComputerJobs.com... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education to
career-motivated students, has launched six graduate degree programs designed
to help prepare professionals to use technology and social media to meet
changing business demands.
The new programs include two doctor of management degrees - one in emerging
media and another in environmental and social sustainability; two doctor of
computer science degrees - one in digital systems security and another in
emerging media; and two master of science degrees - one in systems
engineering and another in enterprise information systems.
All new programs are available nationally in a blended online, executive
format, via the CTU Institute for Advanced Studies. Those taking the
doctorate programs are required to attend a four-and-a-half-day symposium at
the CTU Colorado Springs campus twi... (more)
Unemployment is rising and competition for the few jobs that are available is
becoming tougher than ever. With each open job requisition, hiring managers
are receiving hundreds of résumés. How do you stand out of the crowd? What
can you do to get noticed? How can you start an interesting conversation?
The key to successfully securing a job is to prove your expertise, while
differentiating yourself from the crowd. It takes creativity and ingenuity -
which are both possible using open source software. Open source can help you
distinguish yourself without pulling on your purse strings, and, more
important, it can help show how tech-savvy and creative you are.
Build Your Credibility
The most important task of job hunting is building an impressive résumé
that clearly defines who you are, the expertise you bring to the table, your
past successes, and the drive for a success... (more)
NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders.com, the world's leading $100k+
jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella
will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for
Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005.
Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building
a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to
The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource
Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the
Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR
Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders
and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in
achieving business results.
"The Interne... (more)