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An Odd Thing To Be Thankful For

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I’ve never considered myself a runner. Quite the opposite, in fact. Although I enjoy several sports, all my life I’ve literally ‘ran away’ from any sport or activity that required continuous exertion, on account of the agonizingly dreadful burning in the chest that happens when the ‘out of shape’ do what seemingly just isn’t natural….


How To Land In The Trash Pile (With Your Resume)

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  Imagine being out of work for a few months. The wolf isn’t just at the door, he’s in the living room biting pieces out of your couch, peeing on the carpet, and scaring your kids. You’ve applied to so many places online you’re afraid either the Feds will start investigating you for spamming or…


The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Side of Unemployment Benefits

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  What originally began during the Great Depression as a New Deal program designed to be a temporary safety net for unemployed Americans has become an American institution and a powerful political tool wielded by politicians from both parties eager to please their constituencies, but not the least bit concerned about the business owners who…


Jobs Americans Used To Do

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  The other day I had a conversation with my boss, Marty, the co-owner of the company, about the current labor market. As usual, no matter the overall economic situation, we seem to struggle to find good, qualified, willing people to fill our job orders. It’s a perplexing and frustrating problem. During our conversation, Marty…



The Most Important Thing You Can Accomplish On Any Job

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  From the minute you step into our office to interview with a staffing manager, we are rooting for you. We’re rooting for your interview to go well and that you’re a good fit for the positions we have available. We’re rooting for your references to check out, for your drug test to come back…


So, What’s This ‘Labor’ Thing All About Anyway?

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  My eight year-old son and I were doing some landscaping in our yard one day when he paused, looked up at me through squinted, sweat-soaked eyes and said, “Dad, wouldn’t it be great if we never had to work?” To be honest, I can’t say I’ve never had the same thoughts, on occasion, especially…


When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a Temp

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  A temp and a prison guard walk into a bar and order drinks. What do they have in common other than a bad day at the ‘office?’ Well, to put it bluntly, they both work in industries where most, if not all, of the people they deal with on a day to day basis…


Attract Temp Workers with These Incentive Programs

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With the need for skilled manufacturing workers on the rise, companies need to be creative to attract the right temp and seasonal employees to their businesses. Temporary workers may be looking for short term projects but they may also use temp work to bridge the gap between employment. The right incentives can help you attract…


Immediate openings for qualified candidates – July 2014

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From Knoxville, TN to Roanoke, VA and everywhere in between, we’ve got jobs all over the place! Be sure to check out our Summer Big Job Board, because you just might find something for yourself or a friend or family member looking for work. If you’re interested in these or other employment opportunities, apply online, then contact…