Unemployment: Mixed Jobs Report

We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know!” and when job hunting it can be very true. When job hunting it’s easy to be put off asking people for work or contacts to find work as you don’t want to appear cheeky, but it is a great way to put yourself forward or even just to find out about great opportunities.

This may be the time to take one step back to move two steps forward. Over the past 5 years companies made fortunes writing loans. In times like these it is necessary to invest some of that money back into your business in preparation for the next tidal wave of refinances- which will eventually come. Now is the time to act out of inspiration, not desperation.

Consult and get the payroll software that is best suited for your business. Factor in the training costs with the software that you choose. Your learning curve may take time and some effort. By the time you are adept at handling the software you should not waste funds on training fees. Technicians of the software should be easily accessible through toll free numbers. Help in emergencies should reach quickly.

The big surprise: unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in December from 9.8 percent in November, but had been expected decrease to 9.7 percent. The big question: does that drop just reflect people getting totally exhausted, disgusted and discouraged by the job market and pulling out of workforce? The unemployment rate has now been above 9% since May 2009, the longest at such level since the Second World War.

Sign up to email notifications and payroll jobs. Many job boards will send automated emails to subscribers when new writer jobs are posted to their sites. Others also allow freelance writers to subscribe by feed. Being aware of these news jobs gives you an upper hand in finding jobs more quickly.

Oh and 1 more thing, when you list the companies you’ve worked for, please explain what they do. OK, we’ve all heard of Walmart but don’t assume the recruiter knows about every company.

Baltimore Orioles (67-95) : The Orioles continue to struggle, and being in one of the best divisions in baseball doesn’t help them out any. However, they are beginning to show little improvement compared to past years.

While employees have to wait longer between pay periods, a bi-weekly payroll is even harder for new hires. Where, with the weekly payroll, a new employee has to work the first week and wait until the end of the next to get a pay check, with a bi-weekly payroll, he may have to wait a month before getting a full paycheck.

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