Thursday, July 22, 2010

Philadelphia Jobs Created by WTWP

One collaborative effort has helped to create thousands of Philadelphia jobs.

The Way To Work Philadelphia program launched in May with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Since then, the program has provided almost 2,700 jobs, and hundreds of other jobs are still available.

"We are focused on putting Philadelphians back to work and through Way to Work Philadelphia almost 2,700 people who were previously unemployed have jobs this summer and are earning wages to support their families," Mayor Michael A. Nutter said. "Over 100 employers across the region have stepped up to take advantage of this program and so there are still hundreds of job opportunities available."

WTWP is meant to create jobs for adults by subsidizing wages. The program is a collaborative effort among the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, and the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation.

The program is currently scheduled to last through the end of September, but many officials are advocating for an extension after federal funding ends. Any private, public and nonprofit employers who participate will receive a 100 percent wage reimbursement for up to $13 per hour.

Jobs must employ workers between 20 and 40 hours per week, and the funding cannot be used to fill positions of laid off employees, displace current employees, or hinder promotional opportunities. In order to qualify for these positions, job seekers must be income eligible.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Outplacement Assistance Eases the Pain of Layoffs

The present position of the economy has affected everyone - if you haven't lost your employment, chances are you are on familiar terms with people who has. If you're one of the lucky ones who has remained employed, chances are you've been frightened of losing your occupation at one period or another. If you're a work searcher, chances are you've had an enormously punishing time acquiring an interview, not to cite a job offering.

Whenever you're an expert employer who cares about his or her workers, these likely aren't leisurely decisions to attain. Although, if you feel yourself in the position of having to downsize, there are services out there that might help you make sure your preceeding workers are taken care of.

Companies that offer outplacement services are seemly more and more popular, in part because of the economy, and in portion because employers are starting to take more obligation while they have to make layoffs. One of the desirable companies that offers such services is, which provides outplacement services to any size employer, little, intermediate or big.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

San Antonio Teaching Jobs in Foreign Language and Literature

There are a large number of options for those seeking San Antonio teaching jobs (Click here), but anyone interested in foreign cultures may want to pursue a career as a post-secondary foreign language and literature teachers.

Post-secondary foreign language and literature teachers typically work to educate students about another country's language, culture and literature. Some teachers in this position are solely involved with teaching and others are involved with both teaching and research.

The educational requirements for post-secondary teachers varies depending on the job. In Texas, teaching applicants should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited school and complete teacher training through an approved program.

Applicants also must pass a written competency test for the subject and grade level they want to teach. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, tests are given through the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards.

Employment of post-secondary foreign language and literature teachers in Texas is expected to increase from 2,000 workers during 2006 to 2,700 workers by 2016, accounting for 700 additional jobs and an overall growth rate of 35 percent. During 2009, the average annual wage in Texas was $29.69 per hour, while the national average was $30.43 per hour.

Colleges, universities, and professional schools are responsible for employing the majority of post-secondary foreign language and literature teachers, making up 62.82 percent of the industry. Junior colleges employ 35.14 percent of these workers.

During May, the San Antonio-New Braunfels area's education and health services industry employed 124,200 workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 123,900 workers during April and a 1.2 percent increase from last year.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Oregon Medical Jobs Receive Health IT Award

Those with Oregon medical jobs who are working to take the state to the next level in healthcare technology have been recognized.

The State of Oregon recently received the State of the Year Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for its leadership in health information technology.

"This award recognizes the important work Oregon has done to ensure all of our citizens' health records are available to them and their healthcare provider anytime, anywhere they are needed, and that those health records are confidential and secure at all times," Gov. Ted Kulongoski said. "For Oregonians, the impact will be higher quality care at a lower cost."

One example of the state's success is a recent survey from the Oregon Health Policy and Research office that found the state continues to lead the way when it comes to adopting and using electronic health records.

In fact, almost half of all clinicians throughout Oregon have electronic health records in their ambulatory practices, which is more than twice the national average. In addition, one-third of clinicians use fully-functional electronic health record systems, which is five times the national average.

"I am pleased to present the HIMSS State of the Year Award to the State of Oregon, in recognition of the Beaver State’s inspiring achievements in advancing health IT," HIMSS Board Member John Daniels said. "In less than one year, Oregon has leveraged public-industry-academic partnerships to effectively promote the use of health IT and Health Information Exchange."

Looking ahead, the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services is working to promote new IT models that will provide more efficient healthcare services and programs. The state considers the use of health IT paramount in its effort to lower the cost and improve the quality of healthcare.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Boston Job Opportunities for Youth Increase with Revised Budget

Youth looking for a Boston job this summer may have better luck thanks to a newly-revised city budget.

At the end of June, Mayor Thomas M. Menino resubmitted his $2.3 billion operating budget for 2011. The revised budget freed up about $300,000 for additional summer jobs, creating about 200 more positions for city youth.

The budget further allowed Boston Public Schools to retain 42 custodians who were going to be laid off. In addition, the Boston Public Library was given another $650 to keep all branch libraries open through at least the winter.

The revised budget focused more on Menino's priorities of building a comprehensive youth development plan, enhancing government's personal connection to city neighborhoods, and supporting job creation for all industry types and income levels.

"This revised budget shows that with collaboration and a willingness to work together there is always room for improvement," Menino said. "Just as in the originally submitted budget, these revisions show a responsible recovery from one of the nation’s darkest economic periods while making sure we can provide for our kids and working families.

"This budget continues the work of transforming and strengthening our libraries and community centers, focusing not on the number of physical buildings they occupy but what goes on in them," he continued. "Through consolidation of city resources, partnerships with nonprofit agencies as well as capital investments, we will make the best use of our physical assets as we strive to offer quality services to the residents of Boston."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

St Louis Area Job Openings for Youth this Summer

Thousands of youths are filling St Louis area job openings this summer.

Gov. Jay Nixon recently launched the 2010 Missouri Summer Jobs Program, which will provide youths across the state with work experience in the form of paid internships. More than 4,000 people ages 14 to 24 are taking part in the program.

The program is aimed at youths who face overwhelming challenges, such as homelessness, disabilities or economic stress.

This is the second major summer youth employment initiative in Missouri this year. The State Parks Youth Corps provided 1,300 youths with jobs at state parks and historic sites throughout the state.

"Despite the clear signs of Missouri's economic recovery, high unemployment among our youthful Missouri workforce remains a challenge," Nixon said. "Through the Missouri Summer Jobs Program and its counterpart, the State Parks Youth Corps Program, we are turning that challenge into an opportunity for our young people.

"Through these programs, thousands of young Missourians will not only obtain a quality job for the summer, but will also gain invaluable workplace experience to help prepare them for 21st-century careers," he added.

The Missouri Summer Jobs Program is being funded by an $18 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by way of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families fund and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Baltimore Construction Jobs Drop 12.5 Percent Over Year

As the majority of industries added workers over the month and year, Baltimore construction jobs were among the hardest hit.

During May, the Baltimore-Towson area's unemployment rate increased from 7.2 percent to 7.4 percent, following a decrease from 8 percent during April. Despite the increase, the area's rate was still lower than the national average at the time of 9.7 percent.

The Baltimore area had a total non-farm employment of 1,282,300 workers during May, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 1,265,600 workers during April and only a .1 percent decrease from last year.

Every industry but two added jobs on a monthly basis during May. The manufacturing industry decreased by 100 jobs to 60,600 workers, while the education and health services industry declined by 300 jobs to 240,800 workers.

The leisure and hospitality saw the biggest increase, growing by 6,300 jobs between April and May, to 124,700 workers. That was followed by the government industry, which rose by 4,400 jobs, to 233,300 employees.

Other industries that saw employment gains over the month include:
  • Professional and business services by 3,000 jobs
  • Other services by 1,500 jobs
  • Trade, transportation and utilities by 1,300 jobs
  • Financial activities by 300 jobs
  • Mining, logging and construction by 200 jobs
  • Information by 100 jobs

Five industries managed to see a yearly increase in employment during May. The leisure and hospitality industry grew the most, increasing by 5.1 percent from last year. The education and health services industry saw the second-largest yearly increase, growing by 2.4 percent.

The professional and business services increased by 2.2 percent over the year to 186,900 workers, while the government industry increased by 1.1 percent, and the trade, transportation and utilities industry grew by .1 percent between May 2009 and May 2010.

On the other end of the scale, the mining, logging and construction industry took the biggest hit when compared to last year. The industry lost 12.5 percent of its workforce during the 12-month month period and now employs 63,000 people.

Other industries that experienced an over-the-year decrease in employment include: financial activities by 7.7 percent; manufacturing by 4.4 percent; other services by 2.7 percent; and information by 2.3 percent.