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Investing Program for Women Expands to West Coast

July 25, 2012 No Comments

On the East Coast, dozens of women have graduated from a training program that helps them break into the male-dominated angel-investor community. Now, the program is heading west. The Pipeline Fellowship holds “angel-investing bootcamps” for women philanthropists. This September, the group will launch new six-month programs in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Each one will […]

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Diverse Groups Stay United for Green Campaigns

June 14, 2012 No Comments

To some, it’s an unlikely pairing: environmental groups and labor unions. In recent years, however, they’ve united for some high-profile campaigns in Southern California. They’ve been fighting for green shipping ports and for increased recycling – and the battles have been intense. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Speakers Tout Plan to Stimulate Green Economy

March 30, 2012 No Comments

In 2010, Minnesota politician Tarryl Clark lost her bid to unseat Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. However, she gained important insights from the experience. “After that election cycle, more than ever, I really believed it was critically important that we’re finding ways to be bringing people together,” she said. Clark is hoping to do just that […]

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Clean Energy Spurs Job Growth, Researcher Says

March 26, 2012 No Comments

The transition to clean power could broadly expand job opportunities, according to a researcher. A study shows that clean-energy investments create more jobs than spending on fossil fuels, said Jeannette Wicks-Lim of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition, clean-energy spending generates more jobs for people of all education levels. This could be particularly significant […]

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Leaders Promote Green Jobs, Workers’ Rights

March 21, 2012 No Comments

Environmentalists and organized labor are trying to dispel the notion that they’re at odds with each other. In fact, they have many common goals, such as creating “green jobs” and protecting workers’ rights. That was the message from the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference, held last week in Los Angeles. At the event, leaders and […]

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Career Coaches Offering Free Tips Over the Phone

December 26, 2011 1 Comment

Would you like some extra encouragement during your job search this holiday season? If so, you may be interested in an upcoming “job-search call-in.” This week, prominent outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will hold its 26th annual call-in, which allows job seekers to receive free advice from professional career coaches. To speak with the […]

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Hopeful Job Seekers Pack Orange County Job Fair

June 17, 2011 No Comments

Rhonda Williams walked by the storefronts at the Anaheim GardenWalk on Wednesday, in search of a new career opportunity. Her goal: to find a full-time marketing communications job. Although she’s been doing some consulting work, she wants to find a steady position. “It’s just been kind of sporadic, and I’m looking to get back into […]

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Growing Demand Seen for Recruiters

March 31, 2011 No Comments

If you’re a recruiter looking for new career opportunities, there’s some good news. Employers are seeing a greater need for these professionals, according to Indeed, a company that indexes jobs from all over the Web. Postings for recruiter jobs have increased 49 percent over the past year. During that period, recruiting jobs have increased an […]

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In the future, your relationship with corporate recruiters may be a lot different than it is today. A massive shift in the recruiting industry is underway, and it will have major implications for you, the job seeker. Traditional recruiters are slowly being replaced by “emotional marketers,” who seek to build authentic emotional ties with job […]

Employers Share Advice at Career Forum

March 18, 2010 1 Comment

If you’re trying to relaunch your career after a long time away from the workforce, you want to get the attention of employers. But not for the wrong reasons. Last week, a panel of employers discussed strategies for job seekers to pursue — and steps to avoid. They spoke during an iRelaunch conference held at the […]

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