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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 …

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Writing a Cover Letter that Works

Your cover letter is your opportunity to make a good first impression with the Federal hiring manager. It provides you with the chance to convince the hiring manager to read your résumé and it lets you explain how your experiences tie into the job to which you are applying. Make sure that you have carefully …

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The fastest growing careers require a Masters degree, Right? Except one…

Most of the fastest-growing occupations typically need postsecondary education for entry. This is not really news, but a new trend has emerged that defies the accepted norm. Read on for the details. Most of the ten occupations that are projected to grow the fastest over the 2016–26 decade need postsecondary education for entry, but there …

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Job Growth by Industry over the next decade: Number 1?

What are the hot jobs of the future? No one knows for sure, but the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) identifies occupations that are projected to grow from 2018 to 2028. BLS expects total U.S. employment to increase 5 percent over the decade, resulting in about 8.4 million new jobs. Nearly half of those …

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Does Formal Education Really Impact Earning Potential?

Everyone is told that their level of formal education will greatly determine their earning potential. But is there data to support the concept of: learning more-earning more? And is it possible that the guy who went to work after high school is making as much as the one who completed a four year degree? The …

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Has Going Green become a hot new career path?

Data suggests that green related occupations are pushing above the median average for income and job satisfaction. What’s good for the earth may be good for your earnings. Wages in many occupations related to environmental protection were well above the $38,640 median annual wage for all occupations in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

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Study of those born in early 1980’s reveals interesting career and life trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that Americans born in the early 1980s held an average of 7.8 jobs from age 18 through age 30. The longitudinal study also reveals their trends in life choices, careers and more. Individuals held more jobs at younger ages, and the number of jobs held declined as …

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What to Expect if Hired as an Office Clerk

General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records. Duties General office clerks typically do the following: Answer and transfer telephone calls or take messages Sort and deliver incoming mail and send outgoing mail Schedule appointments and receive customers or visitors Provide general information to staff, clients, …

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Job Outlook for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

What Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Do Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff. Duties Secretaries and administrative assistants typically do the following: Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls Schedule appointments and update event calendars Arrange staff meetings Handle incoming …

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