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What Everyone With Disabilities Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

(StatePoint) October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and a good time to focus on the issue of inclusion in the workplace. With historically low unemployment rates among the general population, those with disabilities may enjoy expanded opportunities, particularly as more employers discover the power of a diverse workforce. But finding the right job fit is important, say experts.

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Tuesday 09/11/2018
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Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - It has been 25 years since the first banner ad hit the internet. Yet, while the web has changed nearly every other aspect of our society, the way companies advertise online is still stuck in the stone age.

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Tuesday 08/28/2018
3 Questions to Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Many people view their job search as an opportunity to prove their worth to potential employers. Yet, it is important to keep in mind that finding the perfect match goes both ways, and the right job needs to work for you, too – especially in today’s economy where employers need to work hard to make their job offers stand out.

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Monday 08/27/2018
New Collar Jobs Redefining Labor Day
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Labor Day originated as a celebration of American workers, but for many Americans it has become a time for barbeques and sales to celebrate the end of summer. What has happened to the support for labor in America when longtime stalwart industries such as the automotive industry are experiencing a skills gap and workforce shortages?

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Friday 08/24/2018
Cream of the Crop: CME Group Awards Ag Scholarships at State Fair
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - After a year of hard work and preparation, thousands of students participated in this year's agriculture competitions at the Illinois State Fair. These events test students' knowledge through livestock exhibitions, practical competitions and academic tests.

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Wednesday 08/22/2018
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(NewsUSA) - Marketing a product or service to consumers is arguably a subtle art form - especially these days.

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Wednesday 08/15/2018
How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into A Business
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Whether you’re looking to pick up a side hustle or make the leap into starting your own business, there are many ways to be your own boss.  

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Tuesday 07/31/2018
Mid-Size Companies Foresee Growth
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Growth is in the future for America’s mid-sized businesses, suggests new research, and experts say that this indicates positive things for job seekers and the economy at-large.

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Sunday 07/29/2018
5 Ways to Blow Your Next Job Interview
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many employers are struggling to find skilled workers. To overcome the challenge, companies are connecting with job candidates using emerging technologies, like video interviewing.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Aim for Compliance by Design, Not by Accident
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - While a global economy is an advantage for many companies that operate internationally, compliance with the multitude of complex and ever-changing laws and regulations can be a burden to doing business, and the penalties of non-compliance can be severe. This is particularly true when it comes to environmental, health and safety (EHS) laws that can impact everything from public opinion and stock prices to your employees' well-being and safety. As multinational companies are faced with heavy scrutiny by many different governments cracking down on importing and exporting violations, increased regulations and heftier fines, it is clear that businesses need to consider compliance as a key tool for surviving in a global economy.

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Monday 07/16/2018
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Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - For students around the country, summer vacation may be in full swing, but for many, that hasn't kept them from learning - especially those interested in a career in agriculture.

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Wednesday 07/11/2018
Crowdfunding Opp Opens Door to Invest in Music Innovation
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - DigiTrax Entertainment, Inc., a pioneer in the music technology industry, is offering forward-looking investors a chance to get involved in the future of music.

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Wednesday 06/27/2018
Music Innovation Company Scores Spot in Global Competition
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - DigiTrax Entertainment, a music technology company pioneering the use of artificial intelligence for the music industry, has taken semi-finalist honors in the Association of Chinese Professionals of Atlanta and US China Innovation Alliance's InnoSTARS competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Thursday 06/21/2018
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Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(BPT) - Should I lease or should I buy?

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Monday 06/11/2018
New AI Platform Protects Musicians' Work
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Any music artist - regardless of his or her level of fame - will tell you that chief among their many concerns about the business is guarding against copyright infringement and protecting the work.

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Wednesday 06/06/2018
The Latest Job Benefit Helps Employees Pay Off Student Debt
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - What perk would most entice you to accept one job offer over another?

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Wednesday 05/30/2018
AngelPay Returns Wealth and Power to the Creators of Value
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - In a world full of aggressive financial services companies, it's refreshing to find a payment processor with a global reach that you can trust.

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Tuesday 05/29/2018
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Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - For America's agricultural producers, springtime means planting season - and soybeans are on the agenda.

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Monday 05/21/2018
How to Build Better Relationships to Advance Your Career
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Looking to get ahead in your career? Whether your goal is to raise your own level of performance, enhance customer engagement, or become a more effective leader, it all starts with bringing out the best in your co-workers, and in yourself, too.

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Wednesday 05/16/2018
Tips to Create a Resume That Lands You Interviews
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Have you been applying for jobs and sending your resume out at every opportunity only to be met with total silence? The jobs are out there and you know you are capable, so, what’s the problem?

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Tuesday 05/15/2018
New Insights and Resources for Small Businesses
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) Small businesses are critical to powering the national economy. They are also responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the country each year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Tuesday 05/08/2018
Can Capitalism Be Compassionate?
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?

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Monday 04/30/2018
Compassion Forms Cornerstone of Company Vision
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Most companies have a stated corporate vision, but such a vision may be limited to quantitative goals such as hitting financial targets or attaining certain levels of productivity. MovoCash (MOVO), a company that delivers financial inclusion to all, including individuals who are not able to use traditional banking services, sees its corporate vision differently.

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Thursday 04/26/2018
3 communities thriving thanks to unconventional partnerships
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(BPT) - What helps a community thrive? It’s a question with answers as variable as the people responding. Some might say that healthy communities are safe communities. To others, flourishing communities experience significant economic growth and stability. Still others would insist a thriving community may simply be one where people work together to support goals for the betterment of everyone.

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Wednesday 04/25/2018
7 essential cybersecurity tips all small-business owners should know
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(BPT) - It seems like every quarter there’s a new story about how hackers breached a major company’s cyber-defenses and stole millions of pieces of highly sensitive data. While most of the news coverage goes to data breaches that hit major corporations, small businesses are frequently the target of cyber attacks as well.

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Sunday 04/22/2018
Reassessing Office Culture - The Demise of The Desk Phone
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - People used to just pick up the phone and resolve work issues on the spot. Today, employees have to choose from among many different communication channels - emails, texts, video calls, chat windows, messenger apps and many more, especially for those who work remotely.

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Thursday 04/12/2018
MovoCash Embraces Culture of Community
Updated: April 12, 2018 - 11:31 am

(NewsUSA) - These days, it can be hard to find a company that values its people - especially in the financial-tech industry, where employees feel like cogs in a machine, disconnected from their colleagues or customers.

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Tuesday 04/10/2018
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Updated: April 10, 2018 - 11:31 am

(NewsUSA) - With Administrative Professionals Day around the corner on April 25th, like many, you may be wondering what to give your secretary, assistant or other administrative worker. You're not alone.

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Friday 03/23/2018
American Winemaking Family Continues with Next Generation
Updated: March 23, 2018 - 11:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Family businesses, large and small, are vital to the US economy. However, few family-owned businesses make it to the third or fourth generation of family ownership. CK Mondavi and Family has been successful because of its excellent quality, great value and family heritage. It's also a family wine business remains committed to remaining family-owned even after almost seventy-five years. Today, the third, and now fourth generation family members are now at the helm of this US wine legacy, leading this wine brand into the future.

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Thursday 03/22/2018
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Updated: March 29, 2018 - 11:36 pm

(BPT) - You finish a workout and when you’re done, you reach for a bottle of water. Afterward, you shower, the clean water hitting your skin and then, that evening, you use water to prepare dinner for your family. It's a standard day for you, but what if you were one of the millions of people around the world who didn't have access to the clean water needed for life’s daily routines?

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Monday 03/19/2018
Corn, soybeans and nuts: Top U.S. exports feed the economy
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:15 pm

(BPT) - Politicians spend a lot of time talking about America-first trade deals. Even though the average person may not think about U.S. trade often, it's a key part of the economy — a topic that’s on everyone’s mind.

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Monday 03/05/2018
Time to Take Charge: Tips for Women to Advance Their Careers
Updated: March 05, 2018 - 11:34 pm

(StatePoint) As more women feel emboldened to raise their voices and fight for workplace issues that matter most to them -- from equal pay and development opportunities to sexual harassment on the job -- it’s important to both reflect on progress made and recognize there are many more milestones to be attained.

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Friday 02/09/2018
Retailers find purpose and share it with customers
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:17 pm

(BPT) - Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy.

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Thursday 12/21/2017
How to Help a Coworker With Cancer
Updated: December 21, 2017 - 11:34 pm

(StatePoint) If you have a coworker who has been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder, “what can I do to help?” Before leaping right in, the experts at Cancer and Careers, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people juggling cancer and work, say that it’s important to figure out how to provide the most effective forms of support. 

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Thursday 12/14/2017
Would direct sales work for you?
Updated: March 27, 2018 - 11:37 pm

(BPT) - The Federal Reserve Board discovered in a survey of working Americans that nearly half of U.S. adults don’t have enough cash on hand to pay for a $400 emergency. If that’s a concern for you, you might be thinking about joining the 44 million Americans who have found ways to make money in addition to their main source of income. Common options include waiting tables, working retail, becoming a rideshare driver and direct selling.

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 11:37 pm

(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women than men say they need to work for financial reasons and employed women were more likely to feel they had no choice but to work during their cancer treatment. The survey also found women are more likely to be concerned about health insurance. 

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