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Sprint Announces Commitment to Create or Bring Back to America 5,000 Jobs

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced a commitment to create or bring back to America 5,000 jobs. The company anticipates these jobs will support a variety of functions across the organization including its Customer Care and Sales teams. Sprint will begin discussions immediately with its business partners, states and cities to determine the right locations in the U.S. to create these jobs. The company expects to fulfill this commitment by the end of its fiscal year 2017 and will provide additional details when they are available. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="78"] Sprint Bringing 5,000 Jobs to United States[/caption] “We are excited to work with President-Elect Trump and his Administration to do our part to drive economic growth and create jobs in the U.S.,” said SprintCEO Marcelo Claure. “We believe it is critical for business and government to partner together to create more job opportunities in the U.S. and ensure prosperity for all Americans.” To search for openings with Sprint, you can go directly…

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Five Jobs Trends To Watch In 2017, According To Glassdoor Chief Economist

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Glassdoor's chief economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, today revealed the five biggest jobs trends to watch in 2017 along with the five hiring trends that defined 2016. The insights come as part of a new Glassdoor Economic Research report, outlining Chamberlain's 2017 predictions for the U.S. labor market including why automation will start to affect all jobs in 2017; why the gig economy has hit its limit; how data science will transform HR and recruiting; and more. "With record numbers of unfilled jobs, historically low unemployment and rising pay, America's labor market is one of the strongest in decades. In many ways, 2016 was a landmark year for hiring," said Chamberlain. "However, technology and automation are changing the way we work forever, creating both opportunities and challenges for 2017 and beyond. In this environment, the future of jobs, employer branding and recruiting is top of mind for job seekers, employees and employers." Five Jobs Trends to Watch for…

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CareerCast Identifies Most Endangered Jobs

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mail Carrier, Word Processor and Meter Reader are among the jobs that are fading into obscurity, says CareerCast's 2016 Most Endangered Jobs Report. The endangered jobs tracked by the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report, including Disc Jockey, Jeweler, Computer Programmer, Broadcaster and Newspaper Reporter, have felt the squeeze of labor market changes in recent years, and face unfavorable hiring forecasts for the years to come. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% decline in employment of Mail Carriers by 2024, or a total 136,000-employee loss in the field over the next eight years. The role of automation in the Meter Reader profession is evident, as utility companies can gauge use remotely. The role of automation in the Meter Reader profession is evident, as utility companies can gauge use remotely. Computer Programmer lands on the list of 10 most endangered jobs, with a projected decline of 8% in the coming years. Computer Programmer lands on the list of…

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Military Friendly Awards Recognize Top Employers and Schools

  PITTSBURGH—Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, announced today special awards for its 2017 Military Friendly® Employers and 2017 Military Friendly® Schools. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families. New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of all institutions earning the Military Friendly® designation. “All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.” For 2017, Military Friendly® has named Marsh & McLennan Companies, a leading global professional services firm providing expertise in strategy, risk and people solutions,…

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Topgolf Opens Friday in Edison, New Jersey

EDISON, N.J., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® will open the doors to its first New Jersey location Friday at 9 a.m. The new three level, 65,000-square-foot venue is the company's 31st location worldwide. The Topgolf games can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels, and the microchipped golf balls score themselves, providing players with instant feedback on each shot's accuracy and distance. Each venue features climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round play, a chef-driven food and beverage menu, music, private rooms for corporate and social events, and hundreds of HDTVs. Non-golfers can also enjoy complimentary use of the pool tables, shuffleboard, foosball and Xbox Kinect. There will be also be live music on Dec. 24, 30 and 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., as well as every Friday and Saturday night in January. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="750"] Top Golf hiring[/caption] In Edison, Topgolf is still hiring as it looks to fill 500 full- and part-time jobs. Topgolf's economic output…

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MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES THAT L.A. NOW HAS MORE JOBS THAN AT THE CITY’S PEAK BEFORE THE CIVIL UNREST OF 1992

LOS ANGELES — The number of jobs in Los Angeles has surged past pre-recession highs, and has even moved past the local economy’s peak before the civil unrest of 1992, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. According to the UCLA Anderson Forecast, the local unemployment rate through October has also plunged below both pre-recession and early 1990s levels. “Los Angeles’ economy is surging — we’re creating jobs, attracting new business and investment, and bringing greater access to economic opportunity for all Angelenos,” said Mayor Garcetti. “I am proud that the number of jobs in L.A. has surged past pre-1992 levels. Now is the time to keep the momentum going. We must continue investing in the people of our city, so that we can create new jobs and prosperity for years to come.” Mayor Garcetti made the announcement today alongside Councilmember Mike Bonin and local business leaders at the headquarters of Dollar Shave Club — an L.A. tech startup that has created more than 250 local jobs and…

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Ovative/group Adding 100 Jobs in Minneapolis

Firm planning move to new downtown Minneapolis building December 21, 2016 Shane Delaney, 651-259-7236 Shane.M.Delaney@state.mn.us Greg Engen, 612-743-4750 greg.engen@ovative.com www.ovative.com ST. PAUL – Ovative/group, a fast-growing digital marketing, analytics and measurement firm, will invest $2.1 million and create 100 jobs when it expands to a new building in Minneapolis. The company, currently located at 701 Washington Ave. N. in Minneapolis, said it will invest in leaseholder improvements when it moves its offices into 30,000 square feet of space at a new multi-tenant building. The new high-paying jobs will be created over the next three years. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the project with a $605,000 grant from the Job Creation Fund. Ovative will receive the funding after it has met investment and job creation commitments. “Ovative/group is growing at a remarkable pace, thanks to high demand for their services that enable businesses to measure and optimize the effectiveness of their digital marketing efforts,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “The…

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Indeed Job Search Now Available in Spanish

Expanded Language Support Helps More People Get Jobs AUSTIN (October 19, 2016) —Indeed, the world’s number one job site, today announced Spanish language support for job seekers in the U.S., providing Spanish speaking job seekers the same great experience English speakers enjoy. The U.S. is estimated to be the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico with over 40 million native speakers. Hispanics represented 17 percent of the U.S. labor force in 2015, and are a growing population, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. “Helping people get jobs also means increasing access for more people to our powerful job search tools and offering them a great experience,” said Donald Wysocki, senior product director at Indeed. “Supporting more languages offers benefits to both job seekers and employers looking to expand, diversify or further target their hiring efforts.” Indeed has previously tracked nearly 1.5 million monthly U.S. job seeker visits originating from Spanish language browsers with the most searches coming from job seekers in Florida, Texas…

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Amazon to Expand Again in Illinois with Two More Fulfillment Centers and 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

The company’s presence grows to eight facilities and more than 7,000 full-time jobs in the state SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2016-- Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intersect Illinois and the Illinois Department of Commerce today announced that Amazon plans to open two fulfillment centers in Aurora, Illinois. The facilities will add more than 1,000 additional full-time jobs with benefits to the state. The company currently has fulfillment centers operating in Edwardsville, Joliet and Romeoville with another fulfillment center under construction in Monee. “In just over two years, Illinois has proven itself to be an ideal location from which Amazon can continue offering customers our vast selection and superfast shipping speeds,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “We’re excited to be growing and creating even more full-time jobs that offer comprehensive benefits on day one as well as generous maternity and parental leave benefits.” “Intersect Illinois has worked closely with Amazon for months to grow and maximize Amazon’s footprint in Illinois,” said Intersect Illinois CEO…

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HOW TO FIND JOB IN CHICAGO

HOW TO FIND JOB IN CHICAGO Job seekers who want to find jobs with Chicago top companies, can spend a lot of time trolling job sites and sending resumes en masse without culling much of an employer response let alone landing an interview. Employers still receive between 102 and 137 average applications per job from both social-media networks and job boards, says a 2014 study from Baron Hall Group. Effective job search and generating employer interest requires careful thought, research and strategy. To help maximize your job search and get you on your desired career path, consider following instructions  Understand your job search criteria. Figure out your top five priorities -- whether it is company culture, salary or a specific job position with Chicago Illinois employers. “If you understand what motivates you as an employee, it will be easier to target your applications to opportunities that match your skills and ambitions,” Say Paul Sandusky, vice-president of talent acquisition and development at Ceridian, an HR software company. Also be flexible.…

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