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H.R. 3611, the Local Job Opportunities and Business Success (JOBS) Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. | December 8, 2011 -
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
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
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
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Contact: Angela Heisel
October 11, 2011
New Mexico Approved for $13.2 Million in Funds through the State Small Business Credit Initiative Program SANTA FE - New Mexico Economic Development Department Secretary Jon Barela announced Tuesday that New Mexico has been approved by U.S. Department of the Treasury to participate in the State Small Business Credit Initiative Program.
New Mexico will receive nearly $13.2 million in federal funds to put toward programs that leverage private lending to help finance small businesses and manufacturers that are creditworthy, but are not able to access the capital required ... Continue Reading