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eoejournal Editorial Comment From Pendulum theory, also called Pendulum law: 1. a law, discovered by Galileo in 1602, that describes the regular, swinging motion of a pendulum by the action of gravity and acquired momentum. 2. the theory holding that trends in culture, politics, etc., tend to swing back and forth between opposite extremes.


friend, Erica, recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend and immediately swore off all men claiming, “Men stink! I will never date again,” even though a month earlier she was quietly anticipating his proposal and being married to him. Erica’s emotions remind me that the “pendulum theory” is alive and well in our daily lives. I know Erica is hurting and her judgement pendulum is overcompensating to make her feel better in the moment. And I’m trying to be a good friend and listen... but I know (from more than a few decades of experience), that she will eventually swing back the other way and be more logical about her feelings towards men in general and live to date again. I know this like I know I’m having tuna fish for lunch. And that comforts me. It comforts me to know that an extreme, even after a momentary swing to the opposite side, has a way of coming back to the middle. To stay open-minded, Erica may not swing all the way back to her original beliefs about men. She may settle on a stance somewhere between her original belief and this new one, which can be viewed as healthy. This new stance is the assimilation of newly found knowledge, the integration of a lesson learned. I’m a huge believer in the pendulum theory and see examples all the time. It can help one cope with extremes by knowing the pendulum law won’t let them stay too far to one side or the other for very long.

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Table of Contents Why Hire Disabled Workers?

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The Best Ways to Gain Project Management Experience

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How Becoming a Problem Solver Can Aid Your Job Search

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4 Simple Ways to Conquer Your To-Do List

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Bridging the Summer Learning Gap Page 12 Your First Year As a Nurse

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Healthcare: Millions of Jobs Now and in The Future

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5 Steps to Creating Happiness in Your Workplace

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Older Workers: Career Options

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Considering A Career in Healthcare? Page 25 The Role of Mechanical Engineers

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Jobs in Manufacturing

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Skills Required for the Hospitality and Service Industries

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The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. -Unknown

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Why Hire Disabled Workers? 4 Powerful and Inclusive Companies Answer


he disability community, from grassroots advocates to powerful cross disability organizations, devotes a lot of time and energy to prove the value of hiring disabled workers. It is a common theme in our community and extremely necessary as there are a number of workforce related challenges that workers with disabilities face. The unemployment rate for workers with disabilities is twice of those without. It is still legal for workers with disabilities to be paid well below the minimum wage based on a law that dates back to 1936. Unfortunately this was a time when disabilities were even more horribly misunderstood.

Research is also shown that organizations that employ people with disabilities have higher morale and employee engagement which all drives profitability.

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While the Americans with Disabilities Act provides vital protections to the disabled workforce, it can’t solve every issue. There is a systemic problem of fewer opportunities for advancement for workers with disabilities. One theme, which is commonly discussed, is that employment of disabled workers is the right thing to do. Providing equal opportunity is providing equal rights; it’s moral and ethical. However, from the perspective of businesses that perpetuate discrimination in their hiring and retention of workers with disabilities, this message isn’t enough. What if we look to disability employment from a business perspective instead of from an advocacy perspective? There are many businesses that are leading the way in promoting an inclusive workplace. Businesses can be proud of the advancements they have made in hiring workers with disabilities. What makes him so passionate about hiring disabled workers? These are some of the most successful businesses in the country and have recognized that being inclusive of disability in hiring, retention and promotion has been the right thing to do. These are all fortune 1000 companies that have scored 100 points on the U.S. Business Leadership Networks Disability Equality Index. The two questions they were asked are; how do recruiting, retaining and promoting employees with disabilities make good business sense? How do they improve a business productivity and profitability?

Workers with Disabilities

If you are one of the many consumers of Starbucks coffee you are also supporting one of the most advanced employers of workers with disabilities. Starbucks states that creating a culture of belonging is one of their core values. The company boasts thorough accommodations for workers with disabilities such as interpretation services and accessible software. In 2015 they participated in an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA.

“When we hire for Starbucks we think beyond labels. We challenge ourselves to look beyond traditional sources and typical profiles, to bring in people that share our values and passion for the community. There is no better example than our commitment to hiring people with disabilities. These talented professionals bring unique experiences that foster innovation and new ideas while contributing to a culture of warmth and inclusion. We work across multiple business teams to collaborate and inspire partners to embrace accessibility as a global value of Starbucks. We are continually inspired by their diversity and inclusion of our people.” As one of the top contractors to the United States government, Northrup Grumman not

only supports the needs of the military, but also supports many of the millions of Americans with disabilities in the workforce who want meaningful employment. They foster beneficial business relationships between other minority owned businesses and their own including many businesses owned by persons with disabilities. In addition to these programs Northrop Grumman is also committed to disabled service members.

They created an award-winning Operation Impact program, a wounded warrior program designed to support the most severely injured service members or their primary caregiver. They provide career readiness and placement assistance as well as post transition support to all candidates. They have established a group of more than 110 companies and partners that share job candidates, best practices and create wider opportunities for veterans with disabilities. They are committed to creating a work environment that values diversity and inclusion because it creates innovation, improves productivity and boost profitability. People with disabilities are important component of a diverse pool of talent and we are determined to draw from this valuable resource.

“We actively seek to hire disabled employees because of the tremendous value they bring to the workplace. They’ve recently added new online accommodation tools for requests and case tracking; increased accessibility of her Internet website, including the careers section; expanded accessibility at our locations; and we have adopted a more focused approach for posting job requisitions with disability -related job boards.”

Disabled Workers

AT&T is not only a top telecommunication corporation in the world, but a model for programs that support the disabled workforce. They are particularly successful in their implementation of diversity programs. They not only weave accessibility and inclusion into the fabric of their business, but they produce special opportunities for the disadvantaged disable workforce to get ahead. “AT&T is a company where everyone’s differences are authentically embraced, valued and vital to our business. People with disabilities are no exception. We ensure an accessible environment so employees can win at work and offer the accessibility products and services to our customers. We seek to find and hire college

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graduate students with disabilities and we play a big role in ensuring that we continue to stay ahead of the issues that this community faces.” Ernst and Young, a global leader in professional services, is proud of their mission to embrace all abilities. The company was built by

a founder with a disability Arthur Young. Their commitment to disability inclusion ranges from signing on to the Business Task force On Excess abilities Charter to a variety of other programs, which give employees the resources, they need to develop their skills and advocate for accessible policies and disability awareness in the workplace. Ernst & Young seeks the best talent. To find specialized skills we need, we tapped the broadest available talent pools including people with a wide range of physical, cognitive and mental health abilities. We know that diverse teams produce better solutions so there is a clear advantage to bring people together with all kinds of differences. Differences in gender, ethnicity, orientation, age, background and abilities. Employees with disabilities have higher retention rates, so for many businesses, there can be a real cost savings to reduced turnover. Studies show that consumers prefer doing business with companies that employ people with disabilities, so there’s brand value. Research is also shown that organizations that employ people with disabilities have higher morale and employee engagement which all drives profitability. “People with disabilities often have well honed problem-solving skills and a good degree of adaptability that are especially valuable in today’s fast changing business environment. We learned this early in our history as our cofounder; Arthur Young was deaf and had low vision. Unable to practice as a courtroom lawyer because of his disabilities, he became an innovator and entrepreneur.” In summary, these companies are not only extremely successful in their fields but powerful models of disability inclusion that make compelling arguments for greater disability workforce inclusion. They not only reject outdated ideas that disabled workers or liabilities, but actively promote the perspective that workers of all abilities bring different strengths to the company’s mission. Businesses that embrace disability inclusion have found that there is a positive correlation between their profitability, employee morale and engagement. These businesses report lower turnover, better safety records, innovation and higher productivity among their employees with disabilities. For customer facing companies, there is a side benefit of customer loyalty from America’s largest minority group, numbering 56.7 million Americans. Article provided by

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The Best Ways to Gain Project Management Experience by Paul Maplesden

roject management is one of the very best skill-sets that a person can learn in modern business. The basic principles of project management can be applied to almost any sector, industry or area and are essential in helping businesses to develop new products and services, improve their processes and avoid risks. In this article we’ll explore some of the ways that you can enhance your project management experience. Because project management is a vast field with hundreds of different techniques, multiple frameworks, varied approaches and a broad range of skills, any experience that you can get in projects will improve your chances of becoming a project manager.

Get project management training

There are thousands of courses that can teach you about general project management or that focus on specific techniques and frameworks. Whether you self-study, complete courses online, attend a training course or get training in some other way, these courses can be extremely helpful. You might also want to see if your business or organization will fund your training.

Run a small project

You don’t need to be in project management to run a project. In many businesses, small projects are run across The basic principles of project management can be organization. Talk to your HELPFUL QUALITIES IF applied to almost any sector, industry or area, and are the supervisor about pieces of YOU WANT TO MOVE essential in helping businesses develop new products defined, time-bound work INTO PROJECT need doing in your busiMANAGEMENT and services, improve their processes and avoid risks. that ness area. If you can identify If you want to become an effective something that could be a project manager or a valuable part of a project team, some of the qualities good candidate for a project, volunteer to run it. that you will find useful include:

Get a mentor

• Objective analysis - Looking at a project either while it is happening A mentor is someone with skills and experience that can provide you or after it is complete and analyzing what went well and what didn’t. with insight, support and guidance. Your organization might offer a for• Open-mindedness - Understanding what happened and being honest mal mentoring program or you might speak to someone to see if they would be an informal mentor to you. Mentoring is useful to both you and about improvements that you or the project could have made. • Flexibility - Being able to vary the approach and techniques to suit the the person providing the mentoring to you, as they get to share their skills and experience. project and business requirements.

• Listening - Being able to carefully and comprehensively understand Transfer to an area related to project management You don’t need to transfer into project management directly as there the various requirements, restrictions and other areas of the project. may be other areas of your organization that could provide you with some • Building relationships - Maintaining and improving relationships with useful skills. That might be business analysis, support, development, the stakeholders, project teams and other areas to help the project com- program office or somewhere else. Look for opportunities that could act plete on time, on budget and on schedule. as an interim role. • Communications - Being able to communicate about the project in a In closing meaningful way to the right audience using the right channels. Ultimately, demonstrating that you are interested in projGETTING PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE ect management and have the There are many ways to get project management expertise and experience. potential to be a skilled project manager is the best thing Ask if you can be part of a project team Often, the simplest way to become part of a project team is to ask. Talk that you can do to enhance to your supervisors about getting involved in a project. This might be as your chances. Managers and part of gathering requirements, testing, providing support and more. You supervisors are often looking probably won’t need to be in a specific business area to help out with a for self-starting employees project as project managers are often seeking people from across the busi- that can demonstrate a positive approach, aptitude and willness to provide insight, information and testing. ingness to learn. Talk to your Become an intern or get a secondment or supervisor in your next career job-swap into project management discussion about running projIf your business offers intern positions, job-swaps or secondments, ects, training, secondment and see if you can get work directly in a project management area. Because other opportunities to move it is such a useful skill-set to have, your manager might be interested in into this very rewarding career. seconding you into project management for a few months so that you can Article provided by learn and bring skills back into your regular business area.

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How Becoming a Problem Solver Can Aid Your Job Search by B.E.Conrad

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ll too often, job seekers make one critical but easily avoidable mistake. More specifically, those job candidates focus on what they need, from the salary level they hope to achieve to the number of vacation days they hope to earn. With all this focus on the needs of the job seeker, the needs of the company doing the hiring are often lost in the shuffle. No matter what the industry or what past experience, it is important to remember that hiring is always a two-way street. From the most basic entry-level position to the leadership role in the corner office, the most successful candidates are the ones who put the needs of their potential employers first. Becoming a problem solver is one of the most effective job hunting strategies there is. Finding problems your new employer did not even know they had and offering new and innovative ways to solve them is a sure way to set you apart from the competition and show the hiring manager that you bring something special to the table. Most companies are understandably reluctant to publicize their shortcomings or broadcast their problems. Even so, a bit of sleuthing can provide important clues you can use to identify those weaknesses and find unique ways to resolve them. From reading articles in the general press and scanning investment sites and connecting with former employees through social media, there are plenty of ways to uncover the hidden problems that your future employer may not be aware of.  Once you uncover those hidden weaknesses, you can start working on ideas to fix them. You will, however, need to be a big oblique when discussing those shortcomings. Starting a conversation by talking about all the things that are wrong with the company will not win you any friends, so you will need to engage in a bit of positive spinning. If your research unveiled dozens of complaints about underpayment and a lack of promotional opportunities, you could describe your past experience and how you helped an old employer create a new compensation structure. If the company has been losing ground it competitors on social media, you could point out your online experience and how it could help your new employer project a more positive brand image. Solving problems is a big part of any job, from the most basic to the most complex. Every new hire provides employers with a new way to solve their current problems - and identify new ones they may not have yet identified. Learning to become a problem solver for your new employer is one of the best ways to boost your chances and become a superstar performer. Article provided by

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4 Simple Ways to Conquer Your To-Do List


id you know that in an average week, 75 percent of Americans skip doing something for themselves because they didn’t adequately plan or allow enough time for it? Does looking at your to-do list feel so daunting that it discourages you from making any progress at all? You’re not alone. A new Postit Brand productivity study found that more than 1 in 4 Americans feel completing everything in their weekly to-do list is harder than running a marathon. Juggling multiple tasks at one time, along with a never-ending to-do list, is a common challenge for everyone - even those at the top of their game. Two professionals in the culinary and fitness industries share some of their tips to help you take control of your to-do list and increase your productivity.

of a project, take time to break down to-dos into digestible actions, and goals into specific, manageable categories and tasks. This allows you to focus on handling each of these smaller objectives so you can transition some goals from to-do to done.

The ‘Write’ Way

If you find your current strategy isn’t working, don’t be afraid to switch it up. Go for a walk or clear your head by taking 15 minutes to do something you enjoy. For worldrenowned fitness artist and celebrity trainer Nicole Winhoffer, even a 10-minute jog can help bring fresh ideas. She uses Post-it List Notes to write down her post-workout inspirational thoughts. “When you come back to your task after that quick sweat session, write down the first things that come to mind - those can spark ideas that you might never have thought of.” Post-it Brand created a quiz to help you learn more about your listmaking style and to find solutions and tools to help you be productive, tackle your to-do lists and achieve your goals. Visit quiz to take the short quiz and find solutions tailored for you to boost your productivity.

You’re 42 percent more likely to get something done if you write it down, according to research from the Dominican University of California. Creating a to-do list is an efficient way to visualize and prioritize your tasks, both shortterm and long-term. Celebrity chef Russell Jackson is always looking for ways to be more productive and stay inspired. “Writing items down helps me feel that I’ve taken the first step in conquering the task,” he says. “I like to think of lists as a roadmap to help me visualize what I need to achieve.” Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4 inches x 6 inches, are a perfect tool for jotting down tasks, goals and to-dos, and when paired with flags and tabs, it’s easy to keep important information at your fingertips, stay organized and take your to-do list wherever you go!

Break it Down

Too often people attempt to improve their productivity by tackling large projects in a single session. The results may be disappointing and, in many cases, the project is left unfinished. Instead of getting bogged down in the entire scope

Toss Your Tech

“Technology isn’t always the answer to checking things off your to-do list,” says Jackson, adding that even a tech lover such as himself needs a tactile method to spark creativity. Without a screen limiting you to seeing only the small tasks at hand, take advantage of a large surface and use Easel Pads to move big ideas around so you can see everything you are trying to accomplish. Seeing how fluid tasks can be can relieve some stress.

Clear your Mind

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Bridging the Summer Learning Gap: Travel and Education T

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” - Saint Augustine ®

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he benefits of travel have been written about for centuries, connecting the experience with cultivating awareness and expanding perspectives. The story of travel connotes a journey of self-discovery. The introduction of every new culture is the beginning of a new mindset. For many, travel is at once a decentering and unifying experience. The encounter of something new leads to being fully present, evaluating preconceptions and rewiring beliefs. The effects of travel on adults is well documented. But how does travel affect children, who rely so much on stability and who, in many ways, already live in the moment, and experience the world with eyes wide open? Does the disruption of place hinder or complement a child’s intellectual development? It’s been eight years since the U.S. Department of Education took a closer look at the effects of travel on childhood education. In a 2009 study, which analyzed findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of the Kindergarten Class database, family life was assessed, as were summer activities and school experiences. The study collected data from 21,600 children from grades K-5; a subset of 5,047 parents also were asked about their family excursions during the summer. Study results showed improved standardized test scores in reading, math and general knowledge from the children who traveled during the summer with their families. The study findings are important because they provide an alternative to learning loss in kids during the long summer months away from school. Kids who don’t engage in activities during the summer are at risk of falling more than four months behind their peers. This statistic goes all the way up the ladder to college students. Today, many parents consider the arc of the travel experience - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, attending concerts and visiting historic sites, monuments and art museums - as an opportunity to not only enhance the emotional depth and patience of their children, but their academic outcomes as well. As a result, some parents are opting to “world school” their children during the summer, with noted benefits of bonding and spending quality time with family, building an interest and respect for other cultures, and making learning interesting and deeply engaging. Can we simply conclude that vacations make kids smarter? We reached out to travel expert Jim Menge for the answer. Menge has been to more than 100 countries, and is a believer of the benefits of travel. Menge is also the President of Rovia, an industry-leading travel and lifestyle service provider, headquartered in Plano, Texas. “Not necessarily,” Menge says. “But the immersive experience of travel and all the delight and disruption that go along with it can have a real effect on childhood learning. And when kids start early, they broaden their horizons, and develop a real appreciation for the world they live in. If summer travel can have such a profound influence over the intellectual development of kids in grades K-5, what effect, if any, does it have on college students? In the year 2000, the University System of Georgia, comprising 35 institutions, conducted a 10-year study to see if study abroad contributed to the academic performance of college students. They found the experience not only resulted in improved academic performance, higher GPAs and graduation rates, but it benefited the performance of at-risk students as well. Clearly, travel and education can create powerful combinations. If you have children, consider taking a vacation over school breaks and during summer months. It will add to their development and character. And if you have kids in college, study abroad has become an even more compelling option. The shared experience of travel can bring families together, creating bonds and lifelong memories. It’s time to consider the data that promotes travel as the ticket to a world of increased engagement and enhanced academic performance. Bon voyage! Article provided by

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Your First Year As a Nurse by Donna Cardillo, RN, MA


our journey through nursing school has been long and arduous but an end is finally in sight. As you approach graduation you experience a strange mix of relief and panic. The realities of what lies ahead as a professional nurse start to creep in making it hard to breath. You question yourself asking, Did I make the right decision to become a nurse? Do I have what it takes to succeed? These feelings are normal and are experienced by all new graduates. Here are seven strategies that will help you survive, and even thrive, during your first year as a nurse and beyond.

riences. Be sure to write about how you’re feeling too, especially what you’re afraid of. When you go back to read the journal after several months, you’ll see that you’ve come a long way and have moved beyond many of the fears that you initially had.

Immerse yourself in the community of nursing

No one succeeds alone and that certainly is true of nurses, especially new nurses. That means you have to develop alliances, support systems, and lifelines. You need to get and stay connected to the bigger “family” of nurses. In other words, you have to immerse yourself in the community of nursing. How Have realistic expectations can you do that? By joining and getting active Rome wasn’t built in a day and neiin your state nurses association and specialty ther will your nursing career. Experienced association. Just joining these associations nurses know that it takes an entire year to will automatically get you tapped into valustart to feel comfortable in the clinical setable resources, information, and support systing and a full two years to start to develop tems. Get active by attending local meetings some level of competency. You still have and getting on a committee that interests you Experienced nurses know that it takes a lot to learn and are not expected to know to get the most benefit. everything. Consider your first job as a Align yourself with friendly, competent an entire year to start to feel nurse to be phase 2 of your education. nurses. Look for role models and mentors. comfortable in the clinical setting. Phase I was in the classroom. Phase II will These can be nurses in your current place of be in your new work place. employment or those you know through other channels. You can even Set small goals for yourself each week such as learning everyone’s find these nurses on the Internet via online discussion groups known as name, mastering the phone system, doing a certain procedure at least once. listservs and bulletin boards on various nursing sites. Support is every Track your progress by keeping a journal and listing new skills and expe- where if you look for it.

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Be proactive with your training and orientation

The nurse educator, your preceptor, and your manager will likely have an agenda for you to move through during your orientation program. However, you should play an active, rather than passive, role in the process. If you know of a certain procedure being done that you need or want experience with, ask to observe and assist. Better yet, ask to perform the procedure with an experienced nurse. If there is something that is not often done on your unit but you need experience with such as tracheostomy care or suctioning, ask if you can visit another unit to get that experience. If you see or hear of an interesting patient, ask to be assigned to him or her.

role. Don’t forget to acknowledge help and support when you get it from anyone and say “thank you.” Offer to help others whenever you can. You don’t have to be clinically competent to assist with a procedure, help in turning or transporting a patient, or running to grab some supplies or make a phone call. If you take the initiative to help other people, others will reciprocate without your even asking.

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ceremonies, company picnics, and holiday parties. This participation shows you are a team player and support your co-workers. It also shows that you are making an effort to get to know people, become integrated into the group and are working to build relationships. Although you don’t have to like everyone you work with, you do have to get along with them. Deliberate efforts to build relationships will make for a better situation for yourself and reap benefits you never imagined. It will also make you feel more a part of the group and gain acceptance.

Ask lots of questions

We’ve already established that you’ll still have a lot to learn when you get out of school. You know the basics but you’re still going to need to ask plenty of questions along the way. Of course Be a magnet for if you need to know something, you help and support should utilize appropriate resources first Be someone others want to be around. such as policy and procedure manuals, Introduce yourself to co-workers, phydrug reference guides, and the Internet sicians, and other employees. Go out Deliberate efforts to build relationships if there is time. However, some things of your way to meet those on the shift aren’t written and can only be learned will make for a better situation for yourself before and after yours. Address people from experienced people. Ask questions by name, greet them when you arrive, and reap benefits you never imagined. when you don’t know what to do, don’t and say “goodbye” at the end of the understand something, or need to know shift. Don’t wait for people to introduce Be sociable why something is done in a certain way. Don’t themselves to you. Take part in social functions at work. If everybe a pest, but ask those questions when you need Treat everyone with respect and courtesy one is going for pizza after work, join them regardless of their title or position. Experienced when you can. If the crew brings in food on your to. New graduates who don’t ask questions are people in positions of less authority likely know shift, be sure to bring something in occasionally more likely to make mistakes and will prolong more than you do at this stage of the game and whether you partake or not. If the department the learning process. Unless it is something you need to now can be a great help to you. Remember that you is throwing a shower for a co-worker, make an are part of a team and everyone plays a vital effort to contribute in some way. Attend awards immediately, or is minor in nature, it is often

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get through? Reserve a section of your journal to record positive things people say to you, both staff and patients. Accumulate positive sayings and poems and paste them in. Review this section often, especially when you are feeling down. Associate with positive, motivated upbeat people. Avoid those that are negative and unhappy. Seek out those who love what they do and are supportive and positive. You can find these people through professional associations, at work, and in your circle of friends and family. Use motivational materials such as tapes and books. Several books have been published (see below) that are a collection of positive stories and anecdotes about nurses and caregivers. These help to keep you focused on the bigger picture and remind you of why you became a nurse in the first place. Remember: You’ve got a lot to learn but you’re better prepared than you realize. Be realistic with your expectations, get into an active learning cycle, develop good relationships and Work on staying alliances, focus on the positive, and keep movpositive and motivated ing forward. Build a strong foundation during It is challenging for all of us to stay upbeat on a your first year as a nurse, and your future career regular basis but it is especially challenging when will be solid. you are getting started in your new career. You’ll For additional tips, advice, stories and often feel overwhelmed and likely question your anecdotes from new graduates read Donna’s own ability and purpose. It is therefore necessary book, Your First Year as Nurse — Making the to work at getting, and staying, positive and motiTransition from Total Novice to Successful vated. You can do this in several ways. Take some time each day to focus on the Professional 2nd edition. positive. What did you learn, how did you help ©Copyright Donna Cardillo. Visit someone, what challenging situation did you for more great articles on nursing. (714) 524-9404

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preferable not to ask questions in front of patients and preferably not during tense or critical moments. If you have not done a particular procedure, say so beforehand. You might phrase it this way: “I haven’t done this before. You’ll have to walk me through it.” I was once left alone with a thoracic surgeon on the night shift in the emergency room. He needed to perform a thoracotomy on a critically ill patient and asked me to set up a complicated suction/drainage system. I was a novice nurse and had never even observed this procedure. I had to tell him that up front. Although he was at first a little taken aback, he regained his composure and walked me through the whole procedure telling me exactly what he wanted me do. People appreciate knowing that up front. Was I sacred to admit I didn’t know what to do? I was terrified. But a life was at stake and I had no choice. At least I now knew what to do next time the situation arose. It’s all part of the learning process.

Be realistic with your expectations, get into an active learning cycle, develop good relationships and alliances, focus on the positive, and keep moving forward.

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HEALTHCARE: Millions of


n career news, healthcare is A Growing Industry everywhere. That’s because The healthcare industry provides services relatto treating illness, maintaining wellness, and the healthcare industry is ed managing disease. For workers in healthcare, projected to add more jobs— helping people is the core of their jobs. “When over 4 million—than any other you work in healthcare, you serve the public every day,” says pharmacist Jennifer Adams, a industry between 2012 and 2022, senior director at the American Association of according to the U.S. Bureau of Colleges of Pharmacy in Alexandria,Virginia. Labor Statistics (BLS). And it Job settings is projected to be among the For purposes of this article, healthcare job are fastest-growing industries in grouped into five detailed industries: hospitals, offices of health practitioners, nursing and resithe economy. “Without a doubt, dential care facilities, home healthcare services, there’s a lot of opportunity in and outpatient, laboratory, and other ambulatory healthcare,” says Stephanie care services. In 2013, there were more than 15.8 million jobs Drake, former executive direc- in these industries, according to BLS. Table 1 tor of the American Society for shows where the jobs were, by detailed industry. Healthcare Human Resources The data in this section are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics survey, which Administration in Chicago, cover wage and salary workers only and do not Illinois. But which areas of work include self-employed and unpaid family workers. accounted for the largest number are expected to have the best out- ofHospitals jobs in healthcare, about 39 percent of total look? What are the occupations, healthcare employment in 2013. Employers and what do they pay? And how include general medical and surgical hospitals, and substance abuse hospitals, and do you prepare for them? This psychiatric specialty hospitals. Most jobs are in private hosarticle answers those questions. pitals, but some jobs are in hospitals funded by

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Jobs Now and in The Future

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federal, state, or local governments. services, medical and diagnostic laboratories, data show. This growth is due, in part, to people Offices of health practitioners made up about family planning centers, and outpatient mental depending on health services no matter what the 26 percent of healthcare employment in 2013. health and substance abuse centers. Past and economic climate. Even when total U.S. employEmployers include offices of physicians, den- future growth Employment in the healthcare ment fell during the 2007–09 recession, for tists, and other health practitioners, such as chi- industry has been growing steadily for years, BLS example, healthcare employment continued to ropractors and physical therapists. rise. “Healthcare is recession-proof,” Nursing and residential care says Kim Brummett, a senior direcfacilities accounted for about 20 tor at the American Association for percent of healthcare jobs in 2013. Homecare in Washington, DC. “There Skilled nursing facilities, assisted is always a need.” And because healthliving facilities for the elderly, care-related jobs often require perand continuing care retirement sonal interaction, they are difficult to communities are included in this outsource or replace with automation, detailed industry. as happens in some other industries. Other facilities offer housing “Job stability is one of the best parts and care for people who need help about any healthcare career,” says related to mental health, substance Adams. “We’re always going to need abuse, or intellectual or develophealthcare providers, no matter what mental disability. area of healthcare you choose for a Home healthcare services had career.” And each area of healthcare is about 8 percent of healthcare expected to offer many career opporjobs in 2013. Employers include tunities through 2022. The 2012–22 businesses that provide a variety projections data are from the BLS of services in peoples’ homes, Employment Projections program and such as skilled nursing care, percover wage and salary, self-employed, “Job stability is one of the best parts about any and unpaid family workers. sonal care, and physical therapy. Outpatient, laboratory, and other healthcare career,” says Adams. “We’re always Healthcare growth ambulatory care services also had BLS projects healthcare employabout 8 percent of healthcare jobs going to need healthcare providers, no matter what ment to grow by 26 percent between in 2013. area of healthcare you choose for a career.” 2012 and 2022, an increase of about Employers include ambulance

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• Chronic conditions. More people in the United States are expected to seek treatment for chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity. Additional workers are expected to be needed to help prevent, manage, and treat the health concerns associated with these conditions. • Medical advances. Improvements in medicine and technology also are expected to increase demand for healthcare services, creating more jobs for the workers who provide these services. • Health insurance reform. As more people get health insurance coverage, the number of people seeking routine medical care is expected to grow. In turn, more jobs are projected to be added for workers who treat these people.

Getting started in healthcare

There are lots of ways to start a career in healthcare. Specific skills, education and training, and other preparation—such as licenses, certification, or registration—are often required.


Over the decade, the U.S. population is projected to increase by about 9 percent. A larger population requires more healthcare services. 4.1 million jobs. Several factors are expected to lead to this growth, including the following: • A growing population. Over the decade, the U.S. population is projected to increase by about 9 percent. A larger population requires more healthcare services, leading to projected job growth in the industry. • More people who are older. The number of people ages 65 and older is projected to grow by about 40 percent between 2012 and 2022—the fastest of any age group. Compared with younger people, older people typically have greater healthcare needs. As a result, the healthcare industry is expected to add jobs.

Good people skills are essential, because workers in the healthcare industry spend a lot of time interacting with patients and colleagues. Workers also need patience and emotional stability. “You really have to care about people,” says Brummett. “It’s that compassion, that empathy, that makes people good at their jobs.” It’s also important to be a team player, as these workers collaborate when delivering care. Being able to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds is also key.

Education and training

Building the foundation for a career in healthcare often starts long before you prepare for a specific occupation. As early as high school, you should study algebra, biology, chemistry, and related subjects. “Taking math and science classes is important to just about any health profession,” says Adams. In addition, most occupations in healthcare require education beyond high school. But the paths people take to enter an occupation vary. For example, there are several ways to become a registered nurse. Many registered nurses prepare by earning an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing. Other registered nurses earn a diploma from an approved nursing program or a master’s degree in nursing. There are lots of education programs for careers in healthcare. Make sure a school’s credentials are up to date and that their program has a good reputation before you sign up. “Do your research,” says Hahn. “You don’t want to pay more than you should for a degree you need, only to find out that no hospital will sponsor you for a residency.” In addition to education, some healthcare occupations require on-the-job training—such as a residency, employer-sponsored training program, or informal training combined with experience on the job. Other occupations require work experience in a related occupation.

Occupations in healthcare

At UCLA Health, passion drives excellence. UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine is home to some of the most talented professionals from all over the world. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s #5 hospital, we take immense pride in the gifted specialists that raise our standards of quality. We also encourage excellence in all our fields because only world-class talent can enable the world-class care for which we’re known. At UCLA Health, we’re proud to honor our remarkable quality of professionals.

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In addition to offering many opportunities, the healthcare industry offers plenty of career options. Workers in healthcare do tasks such as scheduling patient appointments, drawing blood for laboratory work, cleaning facilities, preparing food, diagnostic testing, and filling prescriptions. Text and accompanying charts in this section highlight employment, wages, and projected new jobs in selected occupations for each of the detailed healthcare industries. May 2013 employment and wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey and are for wage and salary workers only. (The median wage is the point at which half of all wage and salary workers in the occupation made more than that amount, and half earned less.) Occupations listed below by occupational group include those that had at least 50,000 jobs in May 2013. Many other occupations have jobs in these detailed industries too, but they had fewer jobs and are not listed. The highest and lowest wages discussed are for occupations with 1,000 jobs or more in a detailed industry in May 2013. For comparison purposes, the median annual wage for wage and salary workers across all industries in May 2013 was $35,080.

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Occupations in hospitals are diverse. However, occupations with the most projected jobs probably include ones you’d expect to find in this setting. Jobs in hospitals are often shift-based, with weekend and holiday work sometimes required, because hospitals provide care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Registered nurse Heather Hahn, for example, works a 12-hour shift 3 days a week, mostly 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every 4 weeks she works nights for a week.

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Occupational wages

According to BLS, May 2013 median annual wages in hospitals ranged from $20,850 for restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop hosts and hostesses to more than $187,200 (the highest median annual wage published by BLS) for surgeons, chief executives, anesthesiologists, and obstetricians and gynecologists. But hospitals also have many high-paying occupations. At least 11 occupations in the health diagnosing and treating practitioners group, for example, had median annual wages of more than $100,000 in hospitals in May 2013.

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Projected new jobs BLS projects hospitals to add about 826,000 jobs between 2012 and 2022. Nearly one-third—about 262,000 jobs— are expected to be for registered nurses. In addition to the occupations in the chart, others that are projected to add many jobs in hospitals between 2012 and 2022 include radiologic technologists, maids and housekeeping cleaners, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and medical and clinical laboratory technicians.

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The VA Long Beach Healthcare System is one of the most diversified tertiary health care providers in the VA. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information about us and our current vacancies, please visit: EOE

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There are over 77,000 of America’s Veterans who entrust the VA Loma Linda healthcare staff to meet a variety of healthcare needs on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. We are guided by the VA Core Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence in the quest to fulfill our mission. By joining the VA Loma Linda healthcare team, you too, will have the opportunity to join an innovative and exemplary organization!

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5 Steps to Creating Happiness in Your Workplace

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ach workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it’s in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces the happiest environment it can be. Workplace comfort and happiness is highly impactful in retention and recruitment, as well as an individual’s productivity, satisfaction and ultimately, a company’s or business’s ROI. It’s not just free snacks, pizza or bagel Fridays, big windows or colorful conference rooms and ping pong tables. In fact, there’s a science behind what drives happiness in the workplace and what can be done to achieve it, through light, furniture, ergonomics and movement. To ensure both employers and employees can create and maintain an ideal workplace environment, Dr. Mike O’Neill, lead global researcher of workplace strategy and market analytics at Haworth, a leading furniture company based in Holland, MI, shares five tips to improve the happiness of your work environment.

1. Bring Order to The Chaos

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If you have an important meeting coming up or you’re under a lot of stress, cleaning your workspace can help. A clean workspace allows you to arrive and immediately get to your most important task without wasting time. Plugging devices in to charge, color coding your files, even filling or cleaning your water bottle the night before can help. The more organized your workstation, the more organized you’ll be to start your day. For employers, ensure your employees have streamlined and legible space. Workstations tailored to individual and group tasks help to promote legibility in the workplace, with clear indications of space designed to promote certain activities.

2. Adjust Your Workspace to Fit You

Whether it’s a height-adjustable work surface, an ergonomic chair or even a wrist base for your keyboard, simple comforts can have a monumental impact on your

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Florida Health Care Plans located in beautiful Daytona Beach, FL employs over 900 employees with varied skills and talents. FHCP offers challenging careers and an excellent benefit package. A listing of current job openings and access to online application processing can be found at

There’s a science behind what drives happiness in the workplace and what can be done to achieve it, through light, furniture, ergonomics and movement. cal knowledge will lower your frustration and your anxiety. Take any training sessions offered by your IT department and/ or watch available videos to learn how to use any given technology more efficiently. Run that system upgrade you’ve been putting off - provided you have IT approval. Your machine will run more smoothly and so will you. For employers, it’s critical to understand the day-to-day technologies that impact employee productivity and happiness, for both individual and group tasks. Ensure costs have been allocated to optimize technology and training in areas that are most impactful, and cut costs in areas of least impact (or perhaps frivolous add-ons 3. Let in The Light that can be eliminated). Ensure employees Everyone values the corner office or understand training and troubleshooting space closest to the window - and that’s not that is available to them. coincidence, as natural light is proven to provide renewed energy and vitamin intake. 5. Stand up for storage Adding storage solutions to your workIf your workstation leaves you lacking some sunlight, take a little time each day to space is about more than simply clearing find some natural light. A quick 15-minute the clutter; it’s about taking ownership of trip to the office atrium or even a simple the area where you spend so much time. A walk outside can leave you feeling rejuve- natural place to put your personal belongnated. Make a quick coffee run or take your ings or hang your coat makes your workcomputer outside to catch up on emails - space feel more like home. As an employyou won’t regret it. As an employer, it can er, it’s important to empower employees be challenging to ensure daylight options with the control over their workspaces. depending on real estate availability. If Oftentimes, organizational tools and tactics there is minimal natural light in the office, can provide this - from designated comconsider expanding to incorporate outdoor partments, shelving, cabinets and drawers. workstations, or simply encourage remote Customizable organization and storage can work or brief breaks to increase sunlight be critical to feeling control over the workspace and happiness in the workplace. exposure. Until the day you retire, your workplace 4. Master Your Technology will be an integral part of your life, so as a We all recognize and understand the reminder, make it the happiest it can be. For frustrations faulty technology can bring. more whitepapers, case studies, infographAnd while you may have little input regard- ics and shareable ideas on improving working the types of printers or computers place happiness for yourself and your coyour office uses or in who the conference workers, visit call provider is, improving your techniArticle provided by productivity. Take the time to adjust your workspace and posture to fit your needs instead of “making do” month after month. And don’t be afraid to ask your employer for solutions to help. The tools you need may already exist, you simply need to raise the question. For employers, be cognizant of employee needs in seating and the functionality of their space. Not all employees or tasks require the same template. Consider seating options that promote ergonomic health, desks and stands that compliment required privacy or sharing, and structure that encourages movement and healthy habits.

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Renowned for the quality of our services by being recognized with various industry, association, and national awards, Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) is committed to being a premier health provider by advancing medical treatment in the Mid-Atlantic region. We recognize that, in addition to state-of-the-art technology, cutting edge services, and treatment modalities, our team members are the ultimate foundation of our success. As such, we are committed to providing best in class workplaces in addition to offering competitive salaries and benefits, work/life balance and opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Recognizing that diverse viewpoints are responsible for creating a united vision, we are proud to have a workforce that represents the best aspects of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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Thompson Health, comprised of affiliated health-related corporations, is committed to providing an integrated health care system to promote and support the health and well-being of the community. Visit and browse our “Careers” section for a full listing of our job descriptions, benefits and employment information, and to apply online. 350 PARRISH STREET — CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK 14424 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, marital status, citizenship, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.


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OLDER WORKERS: Labor Force Trends and Career Options


by Mitra Toossi and Elka Torpey

ou enter the labor force, you work until a certain age, and you retire. Or maybe you don’t. More and more people are working into their later years, a trend that is expected to continue.

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By 2024, BLS projects that the labor force will grow to about 164 million people. That number includes about 41 million people who will be ages 55 and older—of whom about 13 million are expected to be ages 65 and older. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 40 percent of people ages 55 and older were working or actively looking for work in 2014. That number, known as a labor force participation rate, is expected to increase fastest for the oldest segments of the population—most notably, people ages 65 to 74 and 75 and older—through 2024. In contrast, participation rates for most other age groups in the labor force aren’t projected to change much over the 2014–24 decade. Keep reading to learn more about the changing age composition of the labor force. You’ll find BLS data on older workers, including occupations in which they’re concentrated and career options such as self-employment and part-time jobs. If you’re considering something different for a later-in-life career, this information might give you some ideas.

A changing labor force

The labor force is people ages 16 and older who are either working or actively looking for work. It excludes active-duty military personnel and the institutionalized population, such as prison inmates. BLS data reveal how the age makeup of the U.S. labor force is changing. From 1970 until the end of the 20th century, older workers—which BLS defines as those ages 55 and older—made up the smallest segment of the labor force. In the 1990s, however, these older workers began to increase their share of the labor force, while workers in younger age groups started to have declines in their labor force shares. And by 2003, the older age group no longer had the smallest share. By 2024, BLS projects that the labor force will grow to about 164 million people. That number includes about 41 million people who will be ages 55 and older—of whom about 13 million are expected to be ages 65 and older. And, although they make up a smaller number of workers overall, the 65- to 74-year-old and 75-and-older age groups are projected to have faster rates of labor force growth annually than any other age groups. Over the entire 2014–24 decade, the labor force growth rate of the 65- to 74-year-old age group is expected to be about 55, and the labor force growth rate of the 75-and-older age group is expected to be about 86 percent, compared with a 5-percent increase for the labor force as a whole. This increase is being fueled by the aging baby-boom generation, a large group of people born between 1946 and 1964. By 2024, baby boomers will have reached ages 60 to 78.

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And some of them are expected to continue working even after they qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. People are working later in life for a number of reasons. They are healthier and have a longer life expectancy than previous generations. They are better educated, which increases their likelihood of staying in the labor force. And changes to Social Security benefits and employee retirement plans, along with the need to save more for retirement, create incentives to keep working.

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If you share a passion for transforming healthcare and improving the health of communities, a career with Premier may be perfect for you. View and apply online for current open positions:

Later-in-life career options

With people staying in the labor force longer, planning for a career later in life may be increasingly important. Here are a few options to consider if you’re looking to do something new.

Occupations with older workers

Maybe you’ve spent your career in an office and would love to get into the outdoors. Or perhaps you’re retiring as a teacher and would prefer to get a job giving tours of a local museum.

People are working later in life for a number of reasons. They are healthier and have a longer life expectancy than previous generations. They are better educated, which increases their likelihood of staying in the labor force. Workers ages 55 and older were employed across many types of occupations in 2016, according to BLS. More than 42 percent of these workers were in management, professional, and related occupations, a somewhat higher proportion than that for all workers. BLS data can also show where older workers are concentrated. In each of the following selected occupations, workers ages 55 and older made up at least one-third of the occupation’s total employment in 2016: Archivists, curators, and museum technicians Bus drivers Clergy Furniture finishers Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers Legislators Medical transcriptionists Proofreaders and copy markers Property, real estate, and association managers Real estate brokers and sales agents Tax preparers Travel agents


Self-employment is an option that may offer increased flexibility and autonomy. If you’ve always wanted to be your own boss, what kind of business might you like to own? Would you rather freelance, perhaps as a gig worker BLS data show that workers in older age groups have higher rates of self-employment than do workers in younger groups. Knowledge and resources gained through years of experience may put older workers in a good position to work for themselves. Selected occupations in which self-employment was common in 2016, according to BLS, include: Animal trainers Craft artists Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

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6339 Mill Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Astor Services for Children & Families is a community based, non-profit organization that provides children's mental health services, child welfare services, and early childhood development programs. Astor serves children and families in New York State's Mid-Hudson Valley region and the Bronx. Job opportunities are available in the following areas: early childhood, social work, psychology, education, nursing and more. Astor Services does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or age in its programs, activities, or employment.

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Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators Fishing and hunting workers Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists Massage therapists Musicians, singers, and related workers Photographers Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers Writers and authors

Part-time employment


Perhaps you enjoy your job but would prefer fewer hours. Maybe you’re counting on a little income to pay for a favorite hobby. Consider joining the ranks of part-timers, an option many workers pursue to stay active.

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Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.

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Perhaps you enjoy your job but would prefer fewer hours. Maybe you’re counting on a little income to pay for a favorite hobby. Consider joining the ranks of part-timers, an option many workers pursue to stay active. BLS data show that about 27 percent of workers ages 55 and older, and 18 percent of workers ages 25 to 54, were part time (usually 1 to 34 hours per week) in 2016. For workers ages 65 and older, the rate of part-time employment is even higher: 40 percent. Plenty of jobs can be part time. Here are selected occupations with relatively high percentages of part-time workers in 2016, according to BLS: Amusement and recreation attendants Cashiers Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop Crossing guards Dental hygienists Embalmers and funeral attendants Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop Library technicians Models, demonstrators, and product promoters Transportation attendants, except flight attendants Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers.

For more information

be certain.

Learn more about the occupations in this article, and many others, in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Detailed projections of the labor force are available from the BLS Employment Projections program. See this Spotlight on Statistics, “A look at the future of the labor force to 2060,” for some of the most up-to-date projections.  Still other labor force data, including those for part-time and self-employed workers and for workers by age, are available from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The Monthly Labor Review article “Occupational choices of the elderly” analyzes CPS data to compare occupational distributions of workers ages 45 to 65 with those over 65. Article provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Thinking about a Career in Healthcare?


edical professionals are in greater demand than ever before, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), by the year 2025, the United States could need as many as 90,000 more physicians than it actually has, and the demand for nurses and other health professionals could be even higher. Given those numbers, the time couldn’t be better to consider a career in health care. Historically, the path toward becoming a doctor or nurse has been a rigid one - and, as a student, you were either on that path or you weren’t. But today, new options are opening up, as even the best-established medical schools seek to expand their offerings and encourage a greater number of medically inclined students to enter the field professionally.

New options for healthcareinclined students of all ages

Just take what Harvard Medical School is doing. This spring, the school–whose typical acceptance rate is under 4 percent–announced its first-ever online certificate program that’s open to all aspiring clinicians as well as the general public. The program, called HMX Fundamentals, is designed to give students a taste of what a top-tier medical education entails, while building crucial expertise in four foundational subject areas: Immunology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics. These highly immersive courses emphasize real-world applications and experiences, integrating reallife case studies and offering a first-hand look into real medical facilities–a significant step beyond the traditional, passive learning and slide-show presentations that are common in some other online programs. The idea is to provide foundational knowledge in a meaningful context, making the information as relevant as possible. By offering wider access than ever before to some of the school’s top physician-scientists, Harvard Medical is hoping to change the game, and encourage more health-curious students and professionals to explore medicine seriously. Whether you’re a highly motivated high school student, a recent college graduate or a young professional considering a transition into health care, this summer’s HMX Fundamentals program could be the first step in your path toward a career in medicine.

Expanding access without sacrificing quality

While HMX Fundamentals courses are open to students at virtually any phase of their academic or professional career, they do require a basic understanding of chemistry, biology and physics. To ensure that students are prepared to succeed, prospective students are asked to submit a brief application, both to confirm they’ve completed the recommended prerequisites and to give HMX a sense of what they hope to achieve through the program. Applications for the program will be accepted through May 30, and the inaugural summer installment program will begin June 20. Tuition for HMX Fundamentals courses is tiered, beginning at $800 for a single course or $1000 for a two-course bundle. Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis. Article provided by

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Brooke Grove Foundation’s mission is to “Touch People’s Lives”® by providing excellent service, showing respect and radiating kindness. If you are interested in a rewarding job experience that will make a positive difference in the lives of others, we have a position for you! Our employment opportunities are listed on our website at: Brooke Grove Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in admissions, employment, contracting with consultants or acceptance of volunteers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation, or national origin. 18100 SLADE SCHOOL ROAD • SANDY SPRING, MARYLAND 20860

Founded in 1904, Presbyterian Homes is an independent, not-for-profit and faith-based organization with a national reputation for creating extraordinary retirement communities. We serve older adults through our acclaimed retirement communities in Evanston, Lake Forest and Arlington Heights, IL.

When you work for Presbyterian Homes, you make a difference in the lives of others.

Presbyterian Homes is an equal opportunity employer and, in accordance with the requirements of all applicable state and federal laws, does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, ancestry, marital status, unfavorable military discharge, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

The Horsham Clinic is a dedicated and long standing private behavioral health care facility for the treatment of behavioral health disorders. The Horsham Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, or physical and/or mental disability.

We are looking for individuals with good leadership and communication skills, and enthusiastic professionals to grow along with us.

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here are many good reasons why people choose to work at Mission Regional Medical Center. Strong reasons like good benefits, incentives, and of course, competitive compensation. But what sparks the most pride in our community aren’t the reasons why they choose to come to Mission Regional Medical Center. It’s why they choose to stay. Mission Regional Medical Center isn’t just a place to find another job. It’s a place to jump start a healthcare career. Learn more about us online: 900 South Bryan Road • Mission, TX 78572 • EOE

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Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company is hiring! Employing team members for over 50 years, Berk-Tek has become one of America’s leading manufacturers of high speed data communications cable.

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The Role of Mechanical Engineers

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echanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines. DUTIES

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Mechanical engineers typically do the following: • Analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve a particular problem • Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design • Develop and test prototypes of devices they design • Analyze the test results and change the design or system as needed • Oversee the manufacturing process for the device

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations. Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.


Mechanical engineers held about 277,500 jobs in 2014. The largest employers of mechanical engineers were as follows: Engineering services 19% Machinery manufacturing 15% Computer and electronic product manufacturing 7% Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences 6% Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 6% Mechanical engineers generally work in offices. They may occasionally visit worksites where a problem or piece of equipment needs their personal attention. In most settings, they work with other engineers, engineering technicians, and other professionals as part of a team.

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Work Schedules Most mechanical engineers work full time, and about 1 in 3 worked more than 40 hours a week in 2014.

one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires HOW TO BECOME A • A degree from an ABET-accredited MECHANICAL ENGINEER engineering program Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineer• A passing score on the Fundamentals of ing or mechanical engineering technology. Engineering (FE) exam Mechanical engineers who sell services • Relevant work experience, typically at publicly must be licensed in all states and least 4 years the District of Columbia. • A passing score on the Professional Education Engineering (PE) exam Mechanical engineers typically need a The initial FE exam can be taken after bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers Mechanical engineering programs usually who pass this exam are commonly called include courses in mathematics and life and engineers in training (EITs) or engineer physical sciences, as well as engineering interns (EIs). After meeting work experiand design courses. Mechanical engineer- ence requirements, EITs and EIs can take ing technology programs focus less on the second exam, called the Principles and theory and more on the practical applica- Practice of Engineering. Several states require engineers to take tion of engineering principles. They may emphasize internships and co-ops to pre- continuing education to renew their licenses every year. Most states recognize licensure pare students for work in industry. Some colleges and universities offer from other states, as long as the other state’s 5-year programs that allow students to licensing requirements meet or exceed their obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s own licensing requirements. Several professional organizations offer degree. Some 5-year or even 6-year coopa variety of certification programs for erative plans combine classroom study with engineers to demonstrate competency in practical work, enabling students to gain valuable experience and earn money to specific fields of mechanical engineering. finance part of their education. Advancement ABET accredits programs in engineering A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty and engineering technology. Most employ- positions in higher education, as well as for ers prefer to hire students from an accred- some research and development programs. ited program. A degree from an ABET- Mechanical engineers may earn graduate accredited program is usually necessary to degrees in engineering or business adminbecome a licensed professional engineer. istration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project Important Qualities Creativity. Mechanical engineers design management skills. Mechanical engineers and build complex pieces of equipment and may become administrators or managmachinery. A creative mind is essential for ers after obtaining the requisite experience. this kind of work. Listening skills. Mechanical engineers often work on projects with others, such as architects and computer scientists. They must listen to and analyze different approaches made by other experts to complete the task at hand. Math skills. Mechanical engineers use the principles of calculus, statistics, and other advanced subjects in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work. Mechanical skills. Mechanical skills allow engineers to apply basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to the design of new devices and systems. Problem-solving skills. Mechanical engineers need good problem-solving skills to take scientific discoveries and use them to design and build useful products.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a mechanical engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in

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The median annual wage for mechanical engineers was $84,190 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $54,420, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $131,350. In May 2016, the median annual wages for mechanical engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows: • Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences $96,380 • Aerospace product and parts manufacturing $93,910 • Computer and electronic product manufacturing $89,330 • Engineering services $86,270 • Machinery manufacturing $75,480 Most mechanical engineers work full time, and about 1 in 3 worked more than 40 hours a week in 2014. Article provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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arlton Forge Works produces seamless rolled rings and open and closed die forgings for the aerospace, gas turbine, industrial, commercial and nuclear industries with one of the most extensive lines of equipment and truly skilled craftsmen anywhere. .

************************ Salem, the capital city of Oregon, lies center in the Willamette Valley of the Pacific Northwest, 47 miles from Portland and 58 miles from the Oregon Coast. Learn more at:

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We are a quality manufacturer of tube assemblies and components for the Aerospace Industry, the Military and other high precision industries. For more information visit us at: Fax resumes to 860-649-6230 We stand in support of equality for and advancement of all people based on their qualifications and actions alone without regard to color, gender, age, religion, national origin or disability.

EnergySolutions is an international nuclear services company. With over 1,000 world-class professionals, EnergySolutions is a global leader in the safe recycling, processing and disposal of nuclear material. EnergySolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Energize Your Career at the New York Power Authority We are looking for people to help us provide some of the nation’s lowest-cost electricity, energy services upgrades and clean energy technologies to our customers across New York State. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity recruitment and talent development, especially for veterans. EnergySolutions is always looking for bright, energetic people to join our growing team. To view current open positions and apply online visit:

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Jobs in Manufacturing

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The Agricultural Division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, L.L.C. is located in Des Moines, Iowa, stands on almost 120 acres and has 1500 employees. Our company offers a competitive benefits package and many development opportunities for our teammates, including an on-site college program, leadership training and technical training. To view current openings or to apply online visit or fax your resume to 515-235-4079. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, L.L.C. Agricultural Division 4600 N.W. 2nd Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50313 | EOE


obs in manufacturing include positions working on the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. Most companies in the manufacturing world have plants, factories, or mills where employees are involved in the production of goods and materials.

Technology Could Replace Some Workers

Because of technological advances reducing the need for workers, this is one of the sectors where the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment to decline slightly, by approximately three percent. The median annual wage for production occupations was $32,250 in May 2015, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200. Some positions are higher paying union jobs -- usually skilled positions -- while other unskilled positions typically pay lower wages.

Training Could Improve Job Security

United Way of Greater Los Angeles is committed to creating pathways out of poverty so that everyone who lives in our communities can have a better quality of life. Every day, UWGLA’s dynamic team of volunteers and professionals work to make Los Angeles County a community of promise and opportunity for all who live here.

Visit our website to view and apply online for current open positions. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is an equal opportunity employer.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles 1150 S. Olive Street, Suite T500 Los Angeles, CA 90015

SERVICES PROVIDED Transportation Facility and Building Systems Construction Services Environmental Services Planning/GIS Program Management Sustainability Energy and Marcellus Shale Urban Training Institute

Educational requirements vary significantly based on the job. Some positions may provide on-the-job training, while others may require a college degree. Although technology may contribute to the decline in some positions, education or certification in a technical area may improve your chances of job security.

Practically Every Role Under the Sun

Manufacturing plants and factories need more than just people who work on a production line. An efficient operation requires employees in numerous roles. Manufacturing career options include jobs in assembly, fabrication, production, engineering, maintenance, logistics, management, administration, metalworking, tool and die making, painting, operations, quality control, processing and more. Article provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics



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We are looking for high energy, dedicated employees to serve the students of Houston County Schools. For employment information or to apply online visit our website: 1100 Main Street — Perry, GA 31069 Houston County Schools stands in support of equality for and advancement of all people based on their qualifications and actions alone without regard to color, gender, age, religion, genetics, national origin or disability.

Powering brighter careers. Concurrent’s diverse and multicultural work environment promotes creativity and innovation. We’re looking for people who share our passion for technology, our obsession over quality, and our fanaticism for delivering the highest performance solutions.


Please visit our careers page to view our current openings:

Tosoh Bioscience, Inc. (TBI) provides highly sophisticated diagnostic systems to doctor’s offices, hospitals and reference laboratories.

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The employee work environment is fast-paced, challenging and offers opportunities for personal growth and career advancement. TBI employees are focused on the collective vision of providing quality products and services through innovation. For information regarding job openings at TBI, or to submit an application, please visit the Tosoh Jobs Portal online at: Learn more about us at: 6000 Shoreline Court • Suite 101 • South San Francisco, CA 94080

NECC is comprised of dedicated individuals who serve in a number of different capacities. We offer competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and a career development program second to none. NECC employs more than 800 professionals, and we believe that workplace diversity is a valuable asset. Our firm commitment to diversity stems from our belief in the benefits of incorporating different backgrounds, perspectives, cultures, and life situations within our organization.

View our latest job postings on our website at: We stand in support of equality for and advancement of all people based on their qualifications and actions alone without regard to color, gender, age, religion, national origin or disability.

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Essential Skills and Personal Attributes Required for Jobs in the Hospitality & Service Industries


otels and motels are not only places where one can obtain great food and comfortable rooms; they are also the center of community life, with facilities for meeting, entertainment, communication and personal service. Their stock in trade has always been hospitality and service, and hotel and motel have made an art of dispensing comfort, pleasing the palate and creating an atmosphere of home for guests. As far as career opportunities are concerned, in United States alone, the hospitality industry is one of the largest of all industries, surpassed only by the automotive and food industry. Wage and salary opportunities in hotel and other accommodations is expected to increase by 17 percent through 2012, compared with 16 percent growth projected for all industries combined. Dr. Robert A. Beck, former dean of the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, and an eminent consultant, describes the challenges and opportunities of the Hotel industry. “The hospitality industry offers today’s young men and young women a most interesting and exciting career. Management of a hotel or a restaurant calls for a wide range of capabilities. Guests must be received with cordiality and provided with comfortable, well-designed, and tastefully decorated surroundings. They need appetizing, wholesome food that has been wisely bought, properly stored, skillfully prepared, and graciously served. Various other conveniences in public areas, conference and exhibit rooms, communication systems, and travel systems are required for proper guest service. Further, a staff of employees must be recruited, trained, and motivated to provide hospitable service. Moreover, all must be successfully coordinated to return a profit to the establishment’s investors. For those wishing a rewarding and challenging life in service to their fellow man, a future in the hospitality field should certainly be considered.”


At the core of this profession is service and hospitality, so people need to enjoy working with people and helping to teach, inform and entertain them. Social skills

Graciousness is one of the key personal skills needed in the service industry. generally include talking to people and making them feel at ease with you. If the person does not possess excellent social skills, then it will be very difficult for him to survive in the service industry. A guest would never like to stay at a hotel where the staff is stiff and unfriendly no matter how beautiful and comfortable the hotel is.

Respectful, Patient and Tolerant

Graciousness is one of the key personal skills needed in the service industry. At times, the customer will truly test your patience but at times like that one must be polite with irritable, short-tempered customers. It is important to remember to never quarrel with the customer as he is the reason for your bread and butter. The most basic quality in a manager is for him to be respectful to others. Pride is the most precious thing to people and if the manager takes that away from his employees, they will never trust him again. That will make extracting work from them very difficult. A manager’s job is to make sure that the employees are learning, growing and performing to their utmost potential and that can only be achieved through a relationship of mutual trust and kindness.

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Leadership Skills

delivered. Since the hotel industry is highly competitive and gourmet is an essential part of the hotel industry, it is essential that the food served is always fresh, cooked well and nicely presented. Along with that, it is important for the person managing the inventory to be a good negotiator so that he may get maximum utility out of the price paid for the supply.

The most important job of a leader is to assist the employees and his team into giving their best efforts towards the organizational goal. Leaders inspire others to act by setting a good example. They drive and perseverance spurs others on. A leader’s responsibilities are many. He must inspire others, be able to give positive and negative feedback, organize and entrust projects and Negotiator responsibilities, solve problems and make Negotiation is gaining the favor of people decisions and monitor the team’s progress from whom we want things such as money, and setting goals for himself and his team. justice, status and recognition. Both technical and non-technical persons need negotiBusiness Skills Business skills are important for any ating skills to obtain help from and support employee in the hotel industry. He should of colleagues’, supervisors, peers, customhave sound knowledge of the profitabil- ers, suppliers and even friends and family. ity aspect of his hotel. He should be com- In the hotel industry one is constant negopletely aware of the organizations goals tiating with customers, colleagues, and and the strategies developed to achieve suppliers and needs to be quite skillful at it. those goals. He should know sources and methods of the funding and management of the resources. Business skills also include human resource management and delegating work and resources.

Valuing Diversity

To work with an assortment of individual cultures at one place is tough. Especially in this day and age of competition, if a company recognizes and respects individuality, then it can maintain a strategic edge over others. These cultural differences, if managed positively can foster creativity, better decision making, higher performance and competitive advantage. In the hotel industry, one is constantly meeting people from different cultures, backgrounds and language. It is essential to not only understand but also respect people from diverse societies and locations. A person can understand more about culturally different people by travelling around the world and interacting with such people. Besides that, reading can also teach a person much about different customs and traditions. It is important that the guests feel right at home when they visit your hotel and the only way to do that is to make the environment as close to their own environment as possible.

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Capstone Turbine Corporation® is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems We compete for the best talent and we believe you will find our organization to be a dynamic and rewarding place to work. At Capstone you will be a part of a diverse group of people who take great pride in making a difference. Capstone is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 21211 Nordhoff Street • Chatsworth, CA 91311 • E-mail:

Long Beach Transit is one of the largest municipal public transit systems in Los Angeles County, and we are ranked in the top ten best transportation organizations in the country for our size. Our mission is dedicated to connecting communities and moving people... making everyday life better.

Technical Skills

Technical skills mean having the ability to understand and aptitude to function the techniques, equipments and methods used in the organization. These skills are important in all fields of job whether its finance,

Active listening is one of the most powerful personal and management tools.

engineering or manufacturing. Rodney Mott, plant manager at Nucor Corp.’s new Hickman, Arkansas, steel mill, needed technical skills to decide on the installation of a new $50 million caster, which turns liquid metal into bands of steel. The move nearly doubled the Hickman plants capacity, to 36000 tons a week. Technical skills are particularly important al lower organizational levels. It is very difficult for a manager to survive in the business world if he does not possess adequate technical skills. His initial escalation in the organization depends on his technical skills. But for the top management of the company, the technical skills are not as important as the conceptual skills are. Even in the hotel industry, technical skills are quite Ingenuity and Imagination important as one will constantly be using or Since the hotel industry is a highly com- supervising use of new systems and equippetitive industry, the customer must not ments and needs to be an expert at it. only have a good but a delightful experiActive Listener ence to gain his loyalty. For this, employees Active listening is one of the most powin the hotel industry must introduce origierful personal and management tools. It nality, creativity and imagination in their service. It is also essential that they are also involves more than just hearing. It involves given enough resources and authority by your powers of observation as well. their employers in their tasks to completely Observing body language is also a part of active listening as often the words comsatisfy the customer. pletely contradict the body language. It is Inventory Management Skills the process of taking action to help someInventory management skills include pur- one say exactly what he or she really means chasing, stock control and merchandise dis- and then applying that information to the play. Inventory management skills consist best possible way. In the service industry, of proper planning strategy of the stock and active listening is extremely important as it supplies to be purchased, how they will be determines the efficiency and the effectivetransported to the destination, where they ness of the service delivered to the customers. will be stored, when will the new stock Article provided by be ordered and how long will it take to be

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We Have Immediate Opportunities for service minded individuals! Our many departments include: •Administrative •Banquets •Culinary •Engineering •Front Office •Restaurant We encourage you to explore the benefits and opportunities associated with our hotel. Most benefits are effective 1st of the month following 90 days. We offer medical dental, sick, personal & vac pay, 401K, Direct Deposit, credit union, free Life Insurance, free parking, free meals, free bus passes, tuition reimbursement, discounts on hotel & restaurants, & fun work environment! Please send your resume and salary requirements to: We are an equal opportunity / drug free employer who is committed to a diverse workforce

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