Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 29, 2009 in Employment
President Obama’s stimulus plan has cleared it’s first hurdle, with it’s passage in the House. However, it was nowhere near a bipartisan victory. The victory in the House is primarily attributable to a Democratic majority. And what’s more is that eleven Democrats actually voted against the $819 billion package.
As the bill prepares to be evaluated by the Senate, it’s fate is still not certain. Perhaps the bill with pass with some modification or with the addition of raised taxes, but regardless, the bail out is still only a proposal at this point. The Senate will vote on it’s version next week. Whatever the outcome, and whatever version is ultimately produced, it cannot be argued that the economy needs some kind of stimulus.
In mean time, while both parties and both houses sit on Capitol Hill trying to figure out how to fix the current economic situation, you can do your part to fix your own economic situation by using EmploymentCrossing to find your next job. And since not many of us are traveling around with a full wallet these days, make sure you take advantage of our free trial.
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 27, 2009 in Employment
, Job Search
We all know that personal information is not safe on public sites. But what about sites that are supposedly secure? An Australian government job website was the recent target of a major phishing scheme. Thousands of job seekers became potential victims of identity theft. Apparently, hackers broke into the jobs website, stole information, and sent thousands of emails to job candidates with offers of the “perfect job.” These emails requested more personal information from the candidates, which would give the hackers more opportunities for identity theft. The full extent of the crime is still unknown.
It is common practice for job seekers to upload their resumes to job websites when applying for a job. It is also common for information, such as, employment history, date of birth, address and phone numbers to be included as well. However, as the Australian situation exhibits, there is risk involved in this.
As it stands, no computer is fully secure from hackers. Given that identity theft can cause financial turmoil for its victims, it might be prudent to avoid putting personal information anywhere on the Web. At Employmentcrossing, job seekers have access to jobs that interest them, and criminals don’t have access to those same job seekers’ money, which for obvious reasons interests them.
So take advantage of our free trial offer, without letting criminals take advantage of you!
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 23, 2009 in Employment
As the last week of January is fast approaching, it’s beginning to look like the new year did not bring new hope for vast numbers of unemployed Americans. In fact the trend seems to be that more and more lay offs are occurring and will continue to occur throughout the year. So far this week around 40, 000 more cuts have been made or announced across a number of industries.
The week began with Warner Bros. Entertainment announcing a cut of 10% of its worldwide staff in the upcoming year. As the week progressed a number of other companies, including: Ericsson, BHP Billiton, Clear Channel Communications, Eaton, Intel, and Williams-Sonoma announced cuts totaling 27,000 in the aggregate. And now sitting at the very end of this, the third week of January, the tally of lost jobs has been topped off by Microsoft’s announcement to cut 5,000 jobs over the course of 2009 and by cuts and promised cuts at both Harley-Davidson and Polaris Industries.
Everything being counted, the total job loss tally for 2009 has already reached 125,000. That’s quite a number for a period as short as three weeks. The year 2008 saw about 2.6 million jobs lost, a number not matched since 1945. And the awful part is that there is no hope for any kind reversal of this trend in the near future. Economists predict that job loss rates will intensify over the course of the next few months. Some speculate that the unemployment rate, already at a 16 year high, will rise from 7.2% to as high as 9.1% during and throughout the upcoming year.
With all of this gloom and doom, it seems nearly impossible to get a job. However, that’s where EmploymentCrossing steps in. Until the economy picks up, as it is predicted to in 2010, let’s face it, it’s not going to be easy for anyone to find employment, especially desirable employment. But since we are all in the same boat, you may as well do what you can to be competitive for the few positions out there. At EmploymentCrossing you have access to more job opportunities than at any other location.
So get out there and do what you can to get ahead. No one said it will be easy, but try our risk free trial today to give you a much-needed boost in this super-competitive job market.
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 22, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
As news addicts, we have a hard time harkening back to before the 24-hour stream of current event goodies that now fill every formerly unoccupied inch of our TV screens and web browsers. Scrolling goodies link murders to mall collapses to wayward moose in the span of a few thousand tightly-crammed pixels. If we didn’t enjoy it so much, we’d overload.
From moveable type (Gutenberg’s gizmo, not the software) to “blasphemous,” anti-Monarchy pamphlets cranked out by American revolutionaries to the best of Heart’s “yellow journalism” to grainy B&W game shows sponsored by cigarette companies to today’s delicious docu-news-dramas, we have evolved! More please, in more ways. Hit us with it all. Tell us more!
And then, it gets consistently down, down, down. Stock market suicides, homeless and helpless, America stuck and sad. Bah! Take the bad with the good, we say. Keep your head up….blub…blub…blub…
And there is suffering on EVERY level. Consider this news coverage in the space of two lines of headline copy (links) on a MAJOR NEWS SITE!:
Zsa Zsa Furious With Madoff
Yes, that’s right. Zsa Zsa Gabor may be losing her satin shirt as part of a Ponzi scheme dubbed the CRIME OF THE CENTURY! “We might be forced to sell our Bel-Air home, cars, artwork and even our jewelry because of this sick man.”
Deliver pizzas, wife tells laid-off hubby
“Donna LeBlanc gave her husband, a former restaurant manager, the stark ultimatum: become a pizza delivery man or their family ‘wouldn’t make it.’”
What a country!
So, what does this have to do with anything? Well, we’re not sure. We just found it damn interesting. But if there WERE a point, it would probably be something like this: If you accept the fact that such ubiquitous news delivery is here to stay, and it interests you even half as much as it interests us, you may want to consider a gander at careers through JournalismCrossing.com, AdvertisingCrossing.com, InformationTechnologyCrossing.com or ChefCrossing.com. OK, the last one doesn’t have much to do with news, but people still gotta eat. Right? Right?
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 21, 2009 in Employment
Congratulations to President Barack Obama!
By his own schedule and design, today is his first day of hard work – although it could legitimately be said that he’s been at it since the election. And whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Republicrat, Reagan Democrat, NeoCon, Green Party member or ragingly apathetic, it is difficult not to feel SOMETHING for his constructively aggressive attitude and confidence. What kind of job will President Obama do, and why should you care? Well, we hired him, and he took the gig. Now, what should the average schmuck like you and me be watching for and learning from Obama about going into a new job?
Here are some employee basics that apply as much to a fish feeder at Sea World as to the new Leader of the Free World:
Communications: Tout your strengths, deftly acknowledge your weaknesses but tell anyone who’ll listen why you’re right for the job.
TeamBuilding: Assemble, coordinate, congregate and delegate with those who most compliment you and fill-in-the-blanks that may not be your strongest suits. (There is no “I” in “teamwork,” but there are a couple of them in “idiot.” Don’t be one of those!)
ConsensusBuilding: Work with those you may disagree with or who may not immediately see your way. Acknowledge that there’s a job to be done and a united effort is required.
Document your Progress: OK, so the President has a press corps doing that, but you’ll need to keep your own data for future reviews, future career moves and, well, the future.
Remember, that tired old adage about first impressions is pretty true. Start strong! And if you’re doing something that sucks or is sucking the life out of you, start over. There are plenty of jobs here. The may not put you in the White House, but doing something you like to do and were meant to do may keep you out of the nuthouse. Your call.
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 20, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
Although usually perpetrated by employers in an employees’ market, dream jobs occasionally surface during times such as these. You know, that killer job description that seems too good to be true. Let’s say that THERE IS JUST SUCH A JOB out there. And, since it’s such a friggin’ PERFECT JOB, the employer doesn’t have to pay the major job sites to post it – they just have to get the word out about it. Well, if you can grasp that, then you can grasp how EmploymentCrossing.com is different.
EmploymentCrossing.com posts hundreds of thousands of jobs that employers aren’t paying us to post. In other words, if we don’t do it, who will? Nada. Nobody. Nothin. No where. They’ll all be on thousands of bulleting boards, internal memos, government job sites and everywhere else our hundreds of researchers find them, check them, categorize them and post them – for EmploymentCrossing members only. Throw in a free trial, and you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. And although it may not be that dream job, you’re probably ready for a change if you’re reading this.
Oh, and that dream job, it’s posted here, and here is a brief description:
Duties may include (but are not limited to):
Feed the fish - There are over 1,500 species of fish living in the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t
worry – you won’t need to feed them all.
Clean the pool - The pool has an automatic filter, but if you happen to see a stray leaf
floating on the surface it’s a great excuse to dive in and enjoy a few laps.
Collect the mail – During your explorations, why not join the aerial postal service for a
day? It’s a great opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the reef and islands.
The successful candidate will also be paid a salary package of AUD $150,000 for the six-month contract.
Seriously, is this employer going to PAY some job site to post this for you?
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 19, 2009 in Employment
What’s topping the agenda for the President-elect? According to the Obama camp, it’s the economy, with the turmoil in the Mideast trailing closely behind. During his first full day in office, Obama is planning to meet with his top economic advisers. The goal is to map out a strategy for getting Congress to pass his stimulus plan–a stimulus plan that has now reached the dollar amount of $825 billion.
Despite Obama’s intention of getting his stimulus plan in action as quickly as possible, he has been reticent to promise major change in the economic situation any time in the near future. He has expressed his intentions to make an economic speech to a joint session of Congress to communicate that even if his economic recovery plan is passed into law during the first 100 days of his term, the financial crisis will likely continue for a long period of time. However, the one upside to the situation is that there appears to be worldwide consensus that the correct step to take in this situation is the one that Obama is pushing Congress to accept.
We need to be bailed out—and I mean literally!
The $825 billion bailout that Obama is sponsoring is expected to create three to four million new jobs. While that is a reassuring estimate, the problem remains—What can we do in the mean time?
The only real option is to find a way to outdo the competition. No one can argue that the best way to outdo the competition is to eliminate it. So why not let Hound sniff out the jobs that are not listed on other sites. By partnering with Hound you can gain access to thousands of jobs that few other people know about.
So until those new three to four million jobs are actually created, let Hound help you weather the economic storm.
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 15, 2009 in Employment
Earlier today the Senate voted to release the second half of the $700 billion dollar bailout package originally authorized under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). But this time the $350 billion dollars won’t be bailing out the automotive industry. According to Larry Summers, Obama’s economic advisor, “The incoming Obama administration has no intention of using any funds to implement an industrial policy.” Instead the plan is to keep the funds in the financial sector. Obama is planning to expand lending to consumers and small businesses, and Summers has pledged to commit $50 billion to $100 billion to address foreclosures. The aim is to promote stability of the financial system and increase lending, preserve home ownership, promote jobs and economic recovery, etc…all with the maximum degree of accountability and transparency.
This time around let’s hope that the benefits can be felt by the average American who has been struggling to get by in these tough economic times. Since the economic benefits definitely did not trickle down to most Americans last time, the stated focus of the plan on small businesses and consumer loans seems to be a step in the right direction. And we all know what more money invested in small business and consumer loans means–more spending and the need for more manpower to meet consumer demands.
That’s right, if Obama’s confidence in this plan is well-placed that means you and yours will have a much better chance of finding and keeping gainful employment in the near future. You can be certain that every new position popping up as a result of this economic stimulus plan will be found in one, convenient location. You know what I’m talking about—it’s EmploymentCrossing of course.
So with the help of this bailout money and a little help from EmploymentCrossing, pretty soon you won’t be asking yourself “Dude, where’s my job?” Instead you’ll be asking, “Dude, where’s my car?” You know, the brand new one you just bought with the big bucks you’ll be earning at your new job.
But since you aren’t earning the big bucks just yet, don’t forget to take advantage of our risk free, 7-day trial.
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 13, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
It’s no secret that the economy and the job market, um, suck. Unemployment in the United States keeps climbing and harkening back to percentages from the years before most of our parents were even born. Damn!
And as sick as that is, more than a few people are taking some pleasure in a whole new category of under performers hitting the skids: the C-E-O! Oh, oh..
According to the January 13 edition of the Wall Street Journal. Six CEOs of publicly held companies have been replaced in the past eight days. And nope, they weren’t chronically late, drunk or smelly (although those details weren’t reported), they suffered from “poor financial results, slumping stock prices and, in some cases, investor criticism.” Ouch.
So here’s our theory: When SO MANY people have been laid off at a company there are few places left to place the blame, go for the big-ass salary at the top. Makes sense.
And what’s the logical next step? Fill those CEO positions.
Look, they may not ALL be at EmploymentCrossing.com, but 100KCrossing.com alone is a good start. Sign up today! One price fits all. Yea, it’s time for a little more equalizing…
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 12, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
It is difficult to read anything about our “economic crisis” without the nasty comparisons to THE GREAT DEPRESSION. Considering most of us know only what we’ve learned in history classes or from aged relatives, the concept is as far-removed from today’s consciousness as it is inconceivable. (Shoes? You had shoes when you went to school? We were so poor we didn’t even have feet!)
But if you look at the numbers of unemployed, economic growth, the BIG DUMP that the stock markets have taken – at least with respect to percentages – it’s hard to argue that something ugly isn’t going on. I’m guessing if we haven’t been hit with unemployment ourselves, we all know someone who has.
So what’s a country to do? Well, WWII notwithstanding, probably the single-most proactive step taken during the original Depression was for the government to create jobs. All kinds of good stuff seems to happen then, including people get to eat and keep their homes, and America starts to rebuild itself. Yea, there’s more federal debt – a trillion here, a trillion there, soon it’s going to start to add up to real money – but that’s pretty universally less of a concern now.
In the 1930s, this jobs initiative was the WPA or Works Progress Administration. From 1935 to 1943, the WPA created about eight million jobs. Yowza! And so it is again…President-Elect Barack Obama is proposing a similar program. According to U.S. News & World Report “90 percent of jobs will be created in the private sector; nearly a half-million jobs in alternative energy production (solar panels, wind turbines, fuel-efficient cars); lots of healthcare; lots of education; nearly 400,000 jobs from building roads, bridges, schools and broadband lines.”
So what can you do to get ready? Start with staying informed. Regardless of your political persuasion, we’re all in the same boat and are going to have to count on government leadership to move ahead. Check out reliable news sources or go to the horse’s mouth at www.Change.gov. Updates on the jobs programs are there.
AND go to EmploymentCrossing.com, the only reliable employment website for access to these jobs as they become available. EmploymentCrossing.com post jobs located and screened by its hundreds of researchers – not job listings paid for by employers. Get real. This is how it’s done.
Look for updates here.