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.
Amid the hysteria permeating Major League Baseball's Biogenesis scandal, the media largely continues to ignore the 600-pound gorilla sitting in the room.
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.
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.
Roy Slazyk's life changed in November 2006 after suffering a work-related injury on a job site in Harvey five years ago.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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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