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College grads turn to social media to land jobs

College graduates are hitting social media sites to find jobs — using them to find out salary and compensation information, job descriptions and information about the employer’s training and development programs. And more of them are using sites like Facebook and Twitter – the numbers are up 33 percent since 2008. According to a recent… Continue Reading College grads turn to social media to land jobs

Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost the chance to pitch for an information technology position. The 54-year-old, who had been laid off from her IT job in Illinois, said the recruiter who responded to her online resume two… Continue Reading For long-unemployed, hiring bias rears its head

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Folks in 40 rural communities in Colorado will now have access to employment information through the Virtual Workforce Centers. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced the introduction of computer workstations called Virtual Workforce Centers at more than 40 participating libraries across Colorado, in mostly rural areas. The Virtual Workforce Centers, set to debut… Continue Reading Virtual Workforce Centers aim to reach out to rural job seekers

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The results of an employment survey released this week indicated that job seekers are more uncertain about their prospects today than a year ago, when the employment situation was at its bleakest. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. reported that more than 1,000 callers contacting the company’s job-search advice hotline were unsure about when… Continue Reading Fewer job seekers confident about prospects

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Dozens of job seekers spent the afternoon networking, attending interactive workshops and learning about how to start-up a business at Laid Off Camp-COS on July 16. Co-hosted by Croke-Schoenherr & Associates and The Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Laid Off Camp offered consultations, mock interviews and seminars about such topics as protecting intellectual property, using social… Continue Reading Springs job seekers network at Laid Off Camp

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For many people in the Pikes Peak region, the poor economy has hit a little too close to home. Laid Off Camp-COS – a free seminar, job fair and networking event for the unemployed – is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m., July 16 at 1160 Lake Plaza Drive. The event is open to job-seekers,… Continue Reading Local Laid Off Camp an opportunity for job seekers

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