9 Must-Have Items You Need to Create the Perfect Remote Office

June 14, 2018

Being able to work from anywhere in the world is an appealing way of life, but without the right gear, it can quickly turn from a dream into a nightmare. A laptop, a smartphone, and Wi-Fi are the absolute basics for building a portable office, but there are some other gadgets that will make your working life more productive and much easier. Here are nine items to help build the…

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How to Turn Your Expertise Into a Side Hustle

June 14, 2018

As the old saying goes, “knowledge is power,” and the rise of the internet has created many opportunities to turn your knowledge into cold hard cash. Maybe you’re looking for a new career, or perhaps you’re just looking to build a side hustle that will bring in a few extra bucks. Either way, selling what you know online could turn out to be a great little earner for you. There…

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8 Fundraising Steps for Building a New Business

June 14, 2018

Perhaps one of the most exciting career moves anyone can make is to start a business. However, that rush of excitement and adrenaline often comes with apprehension, intimidation, and fear of failure. How are you going to get the money you need to make a go of this? It’s estimated that 50 percent of businesses fail within the first five years of operation. And while a lot of that has…

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How Much Weirdness Can You Buy for $5?

January 20, 2016

How much would you pay someone to record your voice mail greeting in Homer Simpson’s voice? Chris Hardy will do it for $5. For $5 more, he’ll record up to a 3-minute script. Hardy doesn’t stop with Homer — he also does the rest of the Simpsons, most of the South Park cast, Beavis and Butthead, and a host of other cartoon characters. And, $5 price tag aside, the 47-year-old…

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Jobs ‘Insourcing’ Gets Another Boost from Starbucks

January 18, 2016

Prev1 of 3Next Over the last few years, Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz has made it one of his personal missions to put Americans back to work. And he’s actually doing it. Last Friday, the company announced it will build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Augusta, Ga., that will employ 140 people. This comes after the company’s announcement last month that it will source a line of coffee mugs from…

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Applications for Unemployment Aid Fall by 6,000

January 15, 2016

By PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 361,000, a level consistent with modest gains in hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average rose by 2,250 to 368,250 in the week that ended Aug. 4. Weekly applications bounced around in July, skewed by the difficulty of accounting for temporary summertime layoffs…

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Why College May Not Be the Best Choice for Your Education Dollar

January 13, 2016

Prev1 of 2Next The traditional route to career success follows a pretty straight academic line: hard work in elementary school, followed by hard work in high school, followed by hard work at the best college you can afford. Vocational education, on the other hand, is often treated as a consolation prize — the second-best option for the second-best kids. But for a new generation facing rising college tuitions and high…

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How ‘Everyday Low Prices’ Are Costing Americans Their Jobs

January 11, 2016

As consumers, we welcome Walmart’s (WMT) low prices. But here’s the thing about these low prices — they’re doing the U.S. more harm than good. A new research report has found that low prices have actually caused unemployment to rise, and dealt a massive blow to the manufacturing sector. Look no further than the 7 million manufacturing jobs the U.S. lost from 1980 to 2011, according to a recent research…

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Get a Work-Life Balance: You Can at These Top-Rated Companies

January 10, 2016

Prev1 of 2Next As if the overall economy lately hasn’t been grim enough, our personal economic lives have grown grimmer in some ways, too: We’re working too hard, and our lives often feel out of balance. On average, Americans are working 11 more hours per week than they did in the 1970s. Among men and women in professional and managerial positions, a whopping 38% of men and 14% of women…

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Google to Cut 4,000 Jobs at Motorola Mobility Unit

January 7, 2016

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google said Monday that it will cut about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility wireless phone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of Motorola’s 90 locations. The reductions represent about 20 percent of Motorola Mobility’s 20,000 employees, and two-third of the job cuts will take place outside of the U. S. The company said Monday that Motorola Mobility has lost money in 14 of…

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