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Apr 9th, 2012
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Workplace Stress Taking Physical Toll On Business Owners

The Huffington Post  |  By Alicia Ciccone 

  Stress case: Workplace stress is taking a physical toll on business owners, including headaches, fatigue and back pain.

Three-quarters of small-business owners suffer from a work-related ailment, mostly stemming from stress, according to a new study from insurer Hiscox USA.

The poll, which surveyed over 1,000 businesses with up to 249 employees found that 25 percent felt stressed. Of contributing factors, 54 percent were worried about losing their business, 51 percent were stressed over losing clients and customers and 49 percent were worried about acquiring new business. In ... Continue Reading

Apr 9th, 2012
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Obama Signs JOBS Act

By KEN THOMAS 04/ 5/12 04:05 PM ET

 

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed bipartisan jobs legislation Thursday that will help small businesses and make it easier for startups to raise capital, saying it could be a "game-changer" for entrepreneurs dreaming of founding the next Microsoft or Facebook.

"When their ideas take root, we get inventions that can change the way we live," Obama said in the Rose Garden, flanked by lawmakers of both parties who backed the bill. "And when their businesses take off, more people become employed."

He said the initiatives in the bill paralleled many of ... Continue Reading

Mar 29th, 2012
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PV Installation Academy

The CNM Workforce Training Center is now offering a Photovoltaic (PV) Academy.

Photovoltaics is the field of technology related to the conversion of solar energy into electricity.

 

This academy consists of three modules.

Module 1: Introduction to Solar Energy and Solar Electricity – This class is intended to be an Introduction to Solar Energy and Solar Electricity and will introduce PV Markets and Applications. It is perfect for the non-technical beginners working with PV (i.e. sales, customer service, manufacturing and support staff ) or individuals who would like to get into the field, in addition ... Continue Reading

Mar 19th, 2012
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Coping With Unemployment  

Unemployment is a situation that affects every aspect of your life: financial, social, emotional, and physical. Unemployment is a major life event, and how you handle it can affect your life for years to come. The shock of job-loss can be surprisingly intense. Work, after all, is not just something we do because we have time on our hands; for most people, work helps define who we are and how we see ourselves. It’s our means of being independent, as well as taking care of others. It’s a source of social contact and satisfaction. And, perhaps most importantly, ... Continue Reading

Mar 19th, 2012
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WORKFORCE BOARD PRESS RELEASE     Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board Elephant Butte, New Mexico Phone (575) 744-4857 Fax (575) 744-5021 For Immediate Release March 19, 2012     Contact: Angela Rael, Public Information Officer Phone: (575) 740-2895 IMPLEMENTATION OF “PRIORITY OF SERVICE” ELEPHANT BUTTE – The Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board has determined that a priority of service is to be initiated for the program year 2011.

The adult funds allocated to the workforce services division of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions as the Board’s service provider has reached 80% of its obligation rate for the total program year and priority of the remaining funds for intensive or training services will ... Continue Reading