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Mar 7th, 2012 By: Steve Duran
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Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board is Preparing for the Future

In spite of the recession, there is one industry that has shown its might.  While the construction and mining industries in southern New Mexico scaled back causing hundreds to file for unemployment benefits, it is the health care industry that continues to show a growing need for more health care professions.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions reports that as of March 1, 2012 there are currently 307 registered nurse and 121 physical therapist positions advertised on its online data base for the southwestern area of ... Continue Reading

Dec 15th, 2011
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H.R. 3611, the Local Job Opportunities and Business Success (JOBS) Act

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. | December 8, 2011 -

THE PROBLEM:

Access to effective job training opportunities and employment services is critical to building a more competitive workforce. Unfortunately, the nation’s workforce investment system is failing to meet the needs of today’s workers and employers. Federal requirements have left local workforce investment boards – which are responsible for policy and oversight of area training and employment services – mired in bureaucracy. As a result, the boards have difficulty responding to the changing needs of area employers. Despite an annual ... Continue Reading

Oct 18th, 2011
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10 Ways to GO GREEN at Work.

1.    Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you leave a room for longer than 15 minutes. 2.    Set you computer to go to sleep while on breaks can cut energy use by 70 percent (screen savers don’t save energy) 3.    Bring your own coffee cup or glass to work and skip the paper and Styrofoam® cups 4.    Use non-toxic cleaning supplies to clean your desk, monitor and phone 5.    Commute (if you can) by carpooling …taking the bus or train … bicycling work 6.    Start ... Continue Reading

Oct 13th, 2011
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Employers Seeking 'Purple Squirrels'

Since the recession, employers have been searching for an elusive creature, a being that possesses a wide range of skills, qualifications, and work experiences. Basically, the perfect job candidate. In other words, a purple squirrel.

“Most recruiters know that a purple squirrel is a very rare, highly sought after, almost extinct species of candidate,” Leslie Mason, managing director of a Dallas recruitment firm, wrote on her "Who Do You Know?"

In a job market saturated with thousands of job seekers, organizations can now afford to be picky about who they hire. And ... Continue Reading

Oct 12th, 2011
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