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I’ve had a couple of interviews lately for local summer jobs, all with the same feedback: “You’re overqualified and we worry you’ll leave mid-summer if a career opportunity arises.” For some of these I simply submitted a resume with no education or internship experience listed (as I’ve learned I need to do that to get an interview), but it was all for not because the latest interviewer looked me up on LinkedIn. 330 more words


Jobless Claims Rise To 10-Month High: MSNBC

The latest news on initial unemployment claims isn’t what we were hoping to see.

The number of Americans seeking first-time unemployment benefits rose last week, but the number is still consistent with an economy that is adding jobs, according to MSNBC. 133 more words

U.s. Politics

Part-time, self-employed: a rising tide in Canada’s job market

The jobless rate, at 6.6 per cent, is actually pretty good, economy experts say. But that rosy figure belies the new reality of Canada’s job market – one defined by lower pay and instability for many. 517 more words


Feb Recap

Ok, let’s try this again since yesterday was a bit of a fail. I got a bit sidetracked in Feb… I guess partly because of my class. 727 more words

Out-of-touch MPs ‘don’t get it’, says ex-Civil Service chief (#uk #politics)

From The Independent

Too few politicians in Britain have any idea what life is like for people living on benefits, the former head of the Civil Service has warned, criticising ministers who send their children to public schools and have private health care rather than use the NHS. 648 more words

Government & Politics

Thursday Numbers

Here we go ­­­­­- your free dose of knowledge awaits!

In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm. 443 more words

Jon Tester

Japan - Three measures of slack in labor markets

How likely are Japan’s workers to see a bumper salary increase? The latest labor market data — showing a 1.3 percent annual increase in wages in January — is a hopeful sign. 39 more words