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Keystone XL Pipeline's Gift: 42,000 jobs

Caterpillar CEO calls for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Chicago Tribune
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The United States has climbed out of the great recession, but we need to keep creating good jobs. U.S. manufacturers are doing their part — hiring 740,000 additional workers since 2008 and paying nearly $25 per hour. They want to do even more.

U.S. manufacturers want construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to finally begin.

Most Hiring Processes Are Ineffective and Worse, Insulting

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Writer Jeff Haden recently posted an article on LinkedIn that shared his thoughts on why most hiring processes are ineffective. The article is no longer available, but I thought it had great merit and his insights provide some food-for-thought for companies that are pulling out the stops to hire great people.

Here are some highlights from his post. Enjoy.

How some companies drive away some of the best candidates:

1. They haven’t decided what they truly need.

U.S. Marines Prepare for Life after the Military with Bloomberg

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Active military personnel kept up with the markets while on duty in Yemen this summer courtesy of the Bloomberg Professional service. Marine Lieutenant Will Minor was stationed in Yemen when he connected with his college buddy Kevin Donahue of Sales to arrange access to the iconic news, analysis, and data network.

Fox Audience Strategy Sponsors Women of Inspiration Awards

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Fox Audience Strategy, which promotes diverse voices across 21st Century Fox's entertainment businesses, served as the presenting sponsor of the 5th annual WISE Los Angeles Women of Inspiration Awards on Thursday, November 20. Women in Sports and Events (WISE) is a leading professional resource for women in the sports business.
 

New Solutions Needed To Reintegrate A New Generation of Veterans

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Since I started working with VetsBridge earlier this year, I’m constantly seeking information about how to help veterans return to their lives. I came upon this gem earlier this week from St. Louis on the Air highlighting the need for new solutions needed to reintegrate a new generation of veterans. Reporter Emma Brown identifies some real barriers to reintegration. Here are a few tidbits from the piece, but if you have the time, you should listen to the podcast or read the entire story. I learned a great deal about how much more we should be doing to help people returning from active service. - See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/new-solutions-needed-to-reintegrate-a-new-gen...
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Since I started working with VetsBridge earlier this year, I’m constantly seeking information about how to help veterans return to their lives. I came upon this gem earlier this week from St. Louis on the Air highlighting the need for new solutions needed to reintegrate a new generation of veterans. Reporter Emma Brown identifies some real barriers to reintegration. Here are a few tidbits from the piece, but if you have the time, you should listen to the podcast or read the entire story. I learned a great deal about how much more we should be doing to help people returning from active service. - See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/new-solutions-needed-to-reintegrate-a-new-gen...

Accenture Grants VSO US$3.5 Million to Equip People Across Africa with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative
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LONDON, Oct. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and VSO announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded VSO US$3.5 million to help the charity deliver job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi.

Organizations Work to Help Returning Engineers Find Jobs

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I’m a voracious reader. I seek out good news stories and these days they’re hard to find. So when I come upon a newspaper article that is all about helping others, I like to share the wealth with others who want a break from all the bad news that peppers our media.

NW&RA Welcomes New Certification Director

Tiffany Jones has extensive experience in the entire product cycle of certification programs
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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has announced the hiring of the association's new certification director, Tiffany Jones.

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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has announced the hiring of the association's new certification director, Tiffany Jones.

Change The World For A Day: "What Matters"?

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World Merit Day 2014 sees global activist icon Malala Yousafzai headline a menu of truly inspirational speakers at the 'What Matters' conference.
 

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