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Network! Think of the people you know — relatives, friends, professors, classmates, co-workers at summer jobs, and others. Make more of an effort to meet with people, and use these conversations to ask their advice, to make them aware of your job search, to learn more about their jobs or their organizations, and to get the… Read More »Home

The Official Facts on Tip Income

From the official source: The US Department of Labor Tipped Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Before reading the content, please note: In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Act), Congress vacated the Department’s 2011 regulations that barred tip pooling when employers do not claim a tip credit under section 3(m) of the Fair… Read More »Home

U.S. DOL MAKES MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ON APPRENTICESHIP EXPANSION

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced major milestones in the continuing effort to expand apprenticeships in the United States. This morning, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was made public that would establish a process for the U.S. Department of Labor to advance the development of high-quality, industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs).  The Department… Read More »Home

What is the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Act?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. This fact sheet provides general information about which employers are covered by the FMLA, when employees are eligible and entitled to take FMLA leave, and what rules apply when employees take… Read More »Home

Why are Apprenticeships making a huge comeback?

In June 2017, President Trump signed the Executive Order “Expanding Apprenticeships in America.” This Executive Order contained several important tasks and requirements to help modernize America’s education systems and workforce development programs by expanding apprenticeships. Q:  What is apprenticeship? Is an apprenticeship a job? A:  Yes! Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can… Read More »Home

Facts about the US Minimum Wage in 2019

What is the federal minimum wage? Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage for covered nonexemptemployees is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Many states also have minimum wage laws. Where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage rate.… Read More »Home

80% of Resumes are Rejected in Just 11 Seconds

The resume is the first impression a potential employer will have about you, long before an interview or introduction is possible. It’s one of the best ways to showcase your unique skills and experience to employers, which is the first step to getting the interviews (and job) you want. In today’s fast-paced hiring landscape, 80%… Read More »Home