Amazon opens 30,000 jobs; holds nationwide job fair
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-based technology company has held a nationwide job fair after opening 30,000 jobs, including 13,600 jobs in Washington.
Baby in the office? Providence mayor’s habit sparks debate
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — He has taken his baby to ribbon cuttings and held the child on his lap while testifying at the Statehouse. He balanced the boy at his side at news conferences and rolled...
Kansas City-area schools innovate to fill teacher vacancies
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City-area schools are trying to remedy a critical teacher shortage looming as the new school year begins, including by placing unqualified educators into some...
How one internship program launches tech careers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Vasquez found his passion for coding while working in a factory.
He listened to audiobooks about software development and heard from those who work in technology....
Watchdog cites possible political retribution at State Dept
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's internal watchdog has found significant evidence of leadership and management problems, including possible political retribution against career employees,...
Joseph White, former AP sports writer, dies at 56
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Joseph White, known for finding unique ways to write about sports and other topics during an award-winning career at The Associated Press, has died at age 56.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jackie Narkiewicz switched careers and became a librarian, she thought she'd spend her workdays "drinking hot beverages and discussing literature with people."
2 Tennessee scientists honored with presidential award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Two researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee are among the recipients of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars.
They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as...
DETROIT (AP) — More than 8,200 teens and young adults are starting work this summer under the Grow Detroit's Young Talent program.
In its fifth year, the program features six weeks of summer...
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah State University professor who studies factors that can hinder diverse students in engineering education is being honored by the White House.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After 12 years in service as an ammo pilot with the Air Force, Lt. Col. Paul Dorrance was faced with a decision: He could serve eight more years and retire at age 42, or he...
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Pritzker, teacher's pet, allows more pricey pension spiking
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The founder of the Vermont College of Fine Arts is planning to step down so he can focus on writing and teaching at the Montpelier school.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues' morning skates are over and a handful of broadcasters have taken the ice to re-enact a play from this bruising Stanley Cup Final.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Lt. Cmdr. Karen Sankes-Ritland never imagined life outside the military.
Her father was a Marine. Her husband is an explosive ordnance disposal officer. She's a Naval...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavs' coaching search has picked up speed.
Cleveland is meeting with four NBA assistants this weekend in Denver to try and fill its coaching vacancy, a person familiar...
- Rome News-TribuneGDOL and Averitt Express host job fair in SeptemberSeptember 9, 2019
- Rome News-TribunePCCCA to host College and Career Fair on October 2August 19, 2019
- The Beaumont EnterpriseQ&A Millennial adviser says her generation is headed for a fallJuly 27, 2019
- The DayWomen business professionals to share tips, services with job seekersJuly 23, 2019
Hot job market awaits 2019 college graduates
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — College graduates will be hitting a hot job market this spring if they're ready to begin their careers, counselors and recruiters said.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's largest detention center is facing a serious staffing shortage and officials are looking to hire those looking for work.
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Ask Steven Blazer what kind of employee he's looking for, and the staffing agency manager rattles off a list:
Someone who will show up on time with a positive...
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of female veterans are expected to attend an annual summit in Virginia aimed at aiding the transition from active duty to civilian life.
Program offers professional, spiritual growth for grads
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — The Piedmont Fellows program doesn't just prepare recent college graduates for a professional career.
The goal of the nine-month leadership development program is to...
Sheriff’s 50 years of police work fun, sad, nerve-wracking
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police Officer William P. Mullen didn't have to wait long for the adrenaline rush of being a cop.
Only five minutes into his first shift ever, Officer Mullen and his partner were driving an ambulance — in those days there was no EMS — when they spotted a man stabbing two others right in front of them on Brighton Road on the North Side.
Hour of Code program aims to push people toward IT careers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Discuss the need for information technology professionals around Wisconsin and the nation, and many businesses will tell you they can't find enough.
That has educators working to prepare students and adults for careers in the in-demand profession, sometimes one hour at a time.
Michelle Williams returns to TV as dancer Gwen Verdon
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
Michelle Williams is returning to television for the first time in 16 years. She's playing dancer and actress Gwen Verdon, whose career aspirations were supplanted by her marriage to choreographer-director Bob Fosse.
‘Everybody does it’: Guardiola, others weigh in on ‘Spygate’
Pep Guardiola virtually passed it off with a shrug.
Roy Hodgson was incredulous.
Steven Gerrard called for a rule change.
'Spygate' is the talk of English soccer, and there seems to be no consensus among managers — young and old; British or from abroad — about how it should be regarded.
- Business WireAmazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub and Announces Plans to Create 400 New Tech JobsSeptember 16, 2019
- Globe NewswirePayScale’s New College Salary Report Reveals the Top Schools and Degrees with Highest Earning PotentialAugust 20, 2019
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- Globe NewswireJeff Sirota Joins Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle for Top Franchise PerformersAugust 7, 2019
- ACCESSWIREWorking Mother Names Ogletree Deakins Among “Best Law Firms for Women” for the Third YearAugust 6, 2019
Maine job fair season begins with Lewiston fair
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Nearly two dozen employers will be appearing at a job fair in Maine, where unemployment has been low for many months.
The Maine Department of Labor says Lewiston CareerCenter is hosting the employers on Monday at 5 Mollison Way in Lewiston. The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to noon, and job seekers are advised to bring resumes and be prepared for an interview.
Pass It On: Rosetta Stone CEO says top leaders listen, learn
John Hass has worked at Goldman Sachs, a small startup and now as CEO of Rosetta Stone, the Arlington, Virginia-based company best known for teaching foreign languages. Five years ago, Rosetta Stone acquired Lexia Learning, which helps teach reading in K-12 schools.
Young couple reflect on move, refurbishing Cape Cod eatery
DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — At first glance, Adam and Erica Dunn's story seems to be one of a young couple swimming against the stream of families fleeing Cape Cod in search of better career opportunities.
Program helps teens gain real work experience
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Two programs at Rutland High School are helping students find their future careers by giving them a chance to participate in actual work experiences throughout the Rutland area.
Meaghan Marsh, the School-to-Work coordinator, said she and Sarah Hagge, an English teacher at the high school who runs the Promoting Learning by Activating Community Engagement (PLACE) program, collaborate on the two programs.
Program aids N Carolina veterans with cybersecurity training
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina veterans, reservists and National Guard members can now get free online training to become certified in skills sought in the job-rich cybersecurity field.
North Carolina's entry into the CyberVetsUSA initiative was announced Wednesday by Gov. Roy Cooper's administration and Cisco Systems at a meeting of the NCWorks Commission. Cisco, Amazon Web Services and other companies provide content for the online classes.
Charles Schwab executive’s advice for managers
In "Pass It On," AP beat reporters ask executives to share experiences and insights that will resonate with anyone managing a business.
Trump: Pledge for more career opportunities helped 6 million
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four months after signing an executive order creating the National Council for the American Worker, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that more than 160 companies and organizations have pledged to provide more than 6 million new career opportunities for Americans.
Trump touts US private sector job training pledge
Casper police officer wounded in shootout to return to work
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper police officer who was shot multiple times in a deadly May gunfight is expected to return to work next week.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Thursday that officer Jacob Carlson will serve in a limited capacity in the career services division, which handles recruiting and background checks.
Young Iowans in 1 small town could land jobs paying $75K
JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) — This north-central Iowa town of about 4,200 people faces many of the problems other rural communities face: shrinking population, deteriorating downtowns, aging homes and consolidating schools.
But a unique agreement with a Des Moines technology consultant could change its future — and possibly provide a model for revitalizing other rural Iowa communities.
How to choose a college major with loan debt in mind
Dan Brandt still has $32,000 in student loan debt, after earning his bachelor's degree in marketing, but he's not worried about paying it back.
That's because Brandt chose a major and a career with that debt in mind.
Pipeline training course opens door to new careers
FREEPORT, Pa. (AP) — Ed Graff knew he didn't want to go back into retail sales after leaving his job to take care of his aging parents.
At 59 and facing the prospect of a new career, you might think Graff would be nervous about his prospects, but after graduating from the Natural Gas Utility & Pipeline Field Skills Training Program on Friday, Graff said he's ready to find a new way to make money.
"After 30 years in retail, it was time for a change," he said.
Michigan groups work to increase disability employment
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Cheryl Angelelli feels lucky.
After a tragic accident in a swimming pool left her a quadriplegic at 14, her parents did not treat her any differently.
"They didn't coddle me," said the Clinton Township resident and director of public relations and marketing for DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. The institute has locations across southeast Michigan, and a host of services that includes occupational therapy.
There aren’t enough academic jobs, so NC State tries to help
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prospects for Ph.D. earners are dismal in the academic job market, with stories abounding of people who have doctorates serving lattes at Starbucks.
N.C. State University has taken on that conundrum with a new program that leads science, technology, engineering and math doctoral students to careers in industry.
Ketchikan man honored by FAA for years as aviation mechanic
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Expecting a small company gathering in honor of his 70th birthday, Stephen Sustarich was surprised to receive instead the Federal Aviation Administration's most prestigious award for aircraft mechanics.
Sustarich, the quality control supervisor for Temsco Helicopters, fought back tears as he was presented the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award on Friday morning. The award recognized Sustarich for his 50-year career in the field.
Minnesota’s Swanson accused of pushing staff to aid ambition
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former staffer in Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's office said he was tasked with recruiting and pressuring her employees to help burnish her political ambitions, raising questions just days before she faces voters in a three-way Democratic primary for governor.
Spa and beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30,000 jobs
NEW YORK (AP) — The spa and beauty industry is growing so fast that 30,000 jobs are going unfilled. A "Get Your Dream Job" campaign is aiming to change that.
Lynnelle Lynch is president of Beauty Changes Lives, a foundation committed to "elevating the perception of careers in beauty and wellness and make it a first choice," she said. The foundation provides scholarships from $1,000 to $15,000, and spas and salons across the country are helping to get out the message.
Kyle Williams was banged up during his freshman season at Arizona State, a shoulder injury that was not particularly serious. In fact, it turned out to be fortuitous.
The Sun Devils wide receiver was worked on by Dr. Anikar Chhabra, the team physician and director of sports medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. Already interested in a career in medicine, Williams shared his curiosity with Chhabra.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The president and CEO of the National Urban League says the organization's annual conference will focus on making the digital revolution as inclusive as possible.
Marc Morial says the five-day conference beginning Wednesday in Columbus includes a line-up of all major technology companies and a large career and networking fair.
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has opened its fifth comprehensive center for jobseekers and employers.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state and local dignitaries on Friday marked the official opening of the American Job Center East in Montville.
DETROIT (AP) — About 130 teens participating in a Detroit summer employment program also will learn about personal financial literacy.
Bank of America's Grow Detroit's Young Talent Financial Education Summit will be held Wednesday morning at several locations.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Walmart plans to donate $2 million to two congressional minority caucus foundations to fund programs for students and young professionals.
The Bentonville-based retail behemoth said Tuesday that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will each receive three-year, $1 million grants which will go toward paid congressional internships, housing, monthly stipends, professional development and leadership training.