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Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

GARY | Portage resident Bobby Heflin refueled Harrier Jump Jets during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, but was downsized from the U.S. Marine Corps after the campaign ended and the peacetime military shrunk. 

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Pence touts work components of Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

Pence touts work components of Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is focusing on his goal to assist low-income, working Hoosiers in purchasing private health insurance, as he strives to convince conservative allies and critics that his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 isn't a government entitlement program.

May 19, 2014 4:00 pm Video

New WorkOne office opens in Michigan City

Job seekers, take note: a new WorkOne employment office has opened in Michigan City.

March 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Sen. Donnelly, Ivy Tech team up to help job-seekers

Sen. Donnelly, Ivy Tech team up to help job-seekers

GARY │ Local Hoosiers who are unemployed or looking to take the next step in their careers were given free assistance Monday at a job-seekers workshop hosted by the office of U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., at Ivy Tech Community College.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Shrinkage may be salvation of NFL

Amid the hysteria permeating Major League Baseball's Biogenesis scandal, the media largely continues to ignore the 600-pound gorilla sitting in the room.

June 17, 2013 5:30 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Businesses should stop freeloading off interns

YOUNG VOICES: Businesses should stop freeloading off interns

If you aren't between the ages of 18 and 25, you might not know this, but college-aged students are being taken advantage of in the job market.

June 25, 2012 12:00 am
Confident job seekers aplenty at Times job fair

Confident job seekers aplenty at Times job fair

GARY | Despite being laid off from his job last year, Alex Chirambo, of Portage, said Friday he is confident he will be able to find work soon.

June 08, 2012 5:00 pm Related

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TIMES DIVERSITY JOB FAIR REPORT: Difficult job market facing people with disabilities

TIMES DIVERSITY JOB FAIR REPORT: Difficult job market facing people with disabilities

Roy Slazyk's life changed in November 2006 after suffering a work-related injury on a job site in Harvey five years ago.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sputtering economy leads to growth doubts

Sputtering economy leads to growth doubts

Many business owners and consumers say the fragile, uneven recovery is dampening confidence in the local and national economy's ability to return to pre-recession conditions. "Cautious optimism," a popular buzzword, is being slowly replaced with tempered pessimism or worse, discouragement.

June 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sputtering economy leads to growth doubts

Sputtering economy leads to growth doubts

Nicole Schmied said she and her staff have been stuffing a lot of coffee mugs lately with promotional materials. While clients and referrals mean cash for her Merrillville firm, Reese Inc., the prognosis for a short-term recovery in the construction industry is grim. A glut of available prop…

June 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Job candidates can reflect their attitude through job search efforts

Job candidates can reflect their attitude through job search efforts

The economy is slowly recovering from the worst recession in modern memory. Companies are beginning to cautiously hire new employees. As 2011 brings new opportunities, it also brings new attitudes and outlooks to job candidates.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am

Consider asking questions during your job interview

Q: How can I communicate how my past experience will help a company? Despite what I felt were very strong interviews, the next job continues to elude me.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am

Navigating the risks of online applications

Q: I recently applied for a position online, for which I have more than 18 years of experience and top industry references. I was almost a perfect match, according to their listing.

February 06, 2011 12:00 am

Know your rights when interviewing

Q: I'm a 40-year-old man. In the interview I had yesterday with two men, one suddenly asked, "Are you married?" I've been asked this question in interviews before.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

Reinvent your job search—and yourself

Q: I have been unemployed for four months and try to follow your tips. I moved back in with my parents, having received my MS in Environmental Studies/Conservation Biology. I just want to find a great job helping the environment in a beautiful area. I'd even pump gas, but I can't afford to m…

January 23, 2011 12:00 am

Expand your search to focus on your specialty

Q: My job is a bit specialized, so I'm not really sure where to look. I have great experience with farmers, producers, restaurants and schools, local foods and helping to enhance revenue for these groups. I even wrote a few booklets. I'm in a nonprofit now, but nonprofits dealing with farmer…

January 16, 2011 12:00 am

It may be time to reorganize your job search

Q: I received my degree in business administration, with minors in pre-law and communications. My degree was rated as one of the best for career potential.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am

Creative applicants stand out in a crowd

Q: I've found a job I want so badly that I can almost taste it. It's much better than any of the others I've seen over the last year. What do I say to the employer so she knows how enthusiastic I am? Do I say, "What's the next step?"

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