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SOUTH HOLLAND │ More than 30 hiring companies welcomed throngs of job seekers to the South Suburban College and Thornton Township community career fair Tuesday.
Sometimes job candidates can be their own worst enemy.
The unemployment rates in the region dipped dramatically, while Indiana's unemployment rate dipped slightly in April, according to government data released Friday.
When looking for a new job, candidates have to deal with defining and detailing their level of job experience.
Q: People tell me that I send too many emails, that I don’t answer all of their questions. My boss has said he thinks I need help with reading. I’m starting to job hunt and I don’t know how to handle this problem.
Q: I find interviews embarrassing. I have to sit and talk about myself as if I were interested, when I’m really more interested in finding out about the job. How can I keep from sounding too abrupt when I answer questions and from feeling sel…
Northwest Indiana's economic performance remained largely flat in March, but observers are taking heart in gains in individual business sectors and overall in the last 12 months.
MUNSTER | A once-a-year chance to get an application to become a union construction laborer attracted 984 people Wednesday to the headquarters of Local 41 of the Laborers International Union of North America.
According to a report from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, about eight million Americans currently moonlight. In this context, moonlighting refers to working a second job.
The Northwest Indiana economy recovered from the recession with robust earnings and sales, but it might be difficult to convince your average working person of that.
During April, JobsSunday has focused on the different types of job search. Today’s feature deals with the covert job search, the one done while employed.
Q: I’ve been using a coach once a week for a month to help me decide what I want to do and develop a campaign. When we started, I thought we’d be further along by now.
A safety dispute that idled blast furnaces and some other operations at ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor mill has been resolved after two days of intense negotiations between union officials and management.
WHITING | The $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery project is set to wrap up later this year and layoffs of involved construction workers are expected.
VALPARAISO │ More than 20 employers welcomed job seekers Wednesday at a career fair at Ivy Tech Community College’s Valparaiso campus.
A dispute over safety at ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor mill has slowed production there, with some union workers refusing to work under what they claim are unsafe conditions.
Q: I’ve been offered a promotion, which I haven’t yet accepted, because I don’t know how to convince my employer to allow me to telecommute. He knows that I have good relationships with my neighbors, that we spend time together in the evening…
During April, JobsSunday has reviewed job searching and job fairs. Hopefully, many of the tips and suggestions have helped job candidates in their search for employment.
Indiana's unemployment rate remained at 8.7 percent in March, halting a recent upward trend, according to government data released Friday.
HAMMOND | The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development is hosting Hammond’s 10th annual job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive.
Former NIPSCO CEO Jimmy Staton's pay almost doubled to $3.56 million in 2012, as he continued to earn rewards for reaching a landmark electric rate case settlement at the utility in late 2011.
Job fairs are popular in the Spring, when many job candidates come home from college. A job fair is a great opportunity for candidates to meet many employers looking to hire.
Q: My resume is one page long and contains all of my work history. The graphics are eye-catching, but interviewers seems to be saying things I think they’re saying to everyone they interview. How can I inspire them to think about what I’ve do…
Northwest Indiana could begin to feel the effects of the national economic recovery in six months, with the NWI Leading Index forecasting weak but positive growth ahead, according to Micah Pollak, an assistant professor of economics at IU Northwest.
According to career research done recently by About.com, thorough planning a job search greatly increases a candidate's chance of landing a job.
Q: I’m bilingual and second-generation American, but I’ve never worked overseas. My skills and experience will transfer to a variety of industries. How do I begin the process of finding companies in any industry that are Spanish-speaking? Cen…
A panel of economists will deliver their latest update on the health of Northwest Indiana's economy on April 29 at Harre Union at Valparaiso University.
UNIVERSITY PARK | The Office of Career Services at Governors State University is sponsoring an employment and internship fair for people interested in positions in criminal justice, public administration, and related fields.
Q: I’ve been working in a large organization for a long time, but I want to buy a business in a very different industry. Because I’ve been up in the ether, I’d like to spend a year or two in a small business to get ready. How can I best appro…
There is nothing better than getting offered what sounds like a dream job. That is especially true in this tough economy, where job offers can be hard to find.
Indiana's unemployment rate increased slightly in February, up 0.1 percent from January to 8.7 percent, according to government data released Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers out of work for more than 26 weeks and collecting unemployment will see their weekly benefit payments shrink 10.7 percent starting April 8.
GARY | With a strengthening economy and the anticipation of jobs becoming available as workers retire, Northwest Indiana needs to arm people with the skills necessary for today's jobs.
GARY | Indiana University Northwest is offers new and future grads etiquette, networking, job search assistance during a host of career week events scheduled from April 2 through 5.
Not all workgroups are work teams, and vice versa.
Q: The job I finally found more than a year ago isn’t worth having. I grabbed the first thing that came up and have regretted it since almost the first day.
HAMMOND │ The North Township trustee's office hosted its seventh annual Community Career Fair on Friday.
GARY | Raising the minimum wage to $9 from $7.25 per hour would help 15 million American workers better provide for their families and also would stimulate the economy, said an official from the U.S. Department of Labor.
HOBART | Engineering is a field “starving for candidates” and joins manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and health care as the occupations in demand in the region in the next 10 years, according to the newly-released Northwest Indian…
The Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor recently honored key people during its 38th annual Community Labor Awards reception.
Q: I spent seven years in prison and three on the street. How can I ever find a job?
When managers choose team members for a project team, they need to have a decision process to use.
Lake County saw the state's largest population decline in 2012, while Porter County experienced just a fraction of the growth it has seen in the past decade, U.S. Census estimates released Thursday show.
Last week, JobsSunday examined teamwork and team culture.
Q: Last year I wanted a job so badly that I agreed to rent our house and relocate about 1,200 miles. We’ve rented here and the job has gone all right. Our children attend local schools.
MICHIGAN CITY | NIPSCO and Michigan City are teaming up next week to host information sessions where people can learn about pre-apprentice programs for construction jobs as the utility ramps up work on its $250 million generating station upgrade.
HOBART | The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board will host a workforce summit on March 20.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The threat of a strike by Teamsters will not disrupt water treatment services, according to officials at the Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District.
Q: I work in an engineering department in a good firm. It’s small, but people here are decent. I’ve been going to school for my engineering degree so I can get out of support and into engineering. This spring I’ll have my degree.
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