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Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Ivy Barber

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Ivy Barber

With our society’s always-on, go-go-go mentality, do you ever take the time to stop and… Continue reading >>

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Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Tim Krejci

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Tim Krejci

This Independence Day, many of us will honor the men and women of the United States military who have contributed to our freedom. In keeping with that spirit, this month’s Job Seeker Spotlight shines on Timothy Krejci, a maintenance craftsman in the United States Air Force.

Since Tim’s active duty is slated to end in August, he reached out to CareerBuilder as a valuable resource to help prepare him during his job search. Continue reading >>

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Tal Vinnik, our selection for this month's CareerBuilder Job Seeker Spotlight

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Tal Vinnik

Today, our Job Seeker Spotlight shines on Tal Vinnik, a young job seeker eager to expand his career. Tal recently realized that his big job search efforts weren’t adding up: Despite using social media, his personal website, and his professional documents, which included a very striking resume, he wasn’t getting closer to finding a job. Put simply, Tal had the right ingredients but needed to figure out how to mix them together. Continue reading >>

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Job Seeker Spotlight - Frances Anderson

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Frances Anderson

Last month, we re-launched Job Seeker Spotlight, a program designed to highlight the efforts of individuals currently looking for work on CareerBuilder and to showcase their creativity, personality and passion to be able to catch the eye of hiring managers. In addition to time in the spotlight, the selected job seeker receives career coaching services from CareerBuilder’s Talent Development solutions. By working one-on-one with a certified career coach, job seekers can create an action plan designed to enhance their job search prowess and empower them with the knowledge, materials and confidence to succeed in their journey toward finding the right job. Continue reading >>

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Empowerment through Education: Cummins Works to Close the Skills Gap

Welcome to Empowering Employment, where we celebrate the companies that are doing their part to bridge the skills gap, create jobs and help the economy. This month, CareerBuilder is proud to recognize Cummins Inc. for its efforts to close the skills gap through its TEC: Technical Education for Communities program. In the following interview, Mary Titsworth Chandler, the corporate responsibility director of Global Strategic Projects and Planning at Cummins, discusses how TEC is making an impact on both the individuals and the communities around them. Continue reading >>

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ob Seeker Spotlight:Jay Divine

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Jay Divine

Last year, we launched Job Seeker Spotlight, a program designed to highlight the efforts of individuals currently looking for work on CareerBuilder. We showcased what made each one of them unique — highlighting their creativity, personality and passion to increase their exposure and catch the eyes of employers out there.

Now we’re doing even more to coach each featured job seeker and provide the right direction with our Talent Development solutions. Continue reading >>

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Free Webinar: The Truth About the Skills Gap

Over the month of March we’ve been talking a lot about the continued growth of the skills gap in the U.S. Many hiring managers and recruiters confront the reality of the skills gap on a daily basis. In fact, more than half of employers nationwide have an open job for which they cannot find qualified candidates, and 80 percent have difficulty filling positions altogether.  Continue reading >>

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It’s 2014: Do You Know Where Your Wages Are?

As the country recovers from the Great Recession, things are looking up for the economy. Jobs are not quite so difficult to come by and markets are bouncing back. Although these conditions might seem favorable for workers who have waited years for a raise or job seekers looking for new opportunities, an alarming trend has emerged: Employers are not paying better wages. Continue reading >>

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Well-Served: How Securitas USA Empowers the Employment of America’s Veterans

Welcome to Empowering Employment, where we celebrate the companies that are doing their part to bridge the skills gap, create jobs and help the economy. This month, CareerBuilder is proud to recognize Securitas Security Services USA, whose collaboration with the 100,000 Job Mission is creating opportunities for military veterans, their families and the communities they serve.

Long before its announced alliance with the 100,000 Jobs Mission in 2012 – a collective effort to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020 – Securitas Security Services USA already had a long history of hiring military veterans. Continue reading >>

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4 Things You Must Do to Jump the Skills Gap

Companies are facing a growing problem:They can’t make the right hires. Although they’re adding jobs in response to more positive economic conditions, they cannot find skilled workers to fill those jobs. According to our survey, an incredible 52 percent of employers claim they have difficulties finding qualified candidates for their open jobs.

This may come as a surprise, considering 44 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Continue reading >>

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3 Reasons Why Training Your Employees Now is Crucial

Five years after the end of the Great Recession, though the economy is rising to pre-recession health and more jobs are being added daily, we’re seeing a unique and alarming trend emerging in the job market: Employers are having trouble finding qualified people to fill their open positions.

Many factors have contributed to this skills gap. According to our research, one of the largest components is rooted in a scarcity of training opportunities for employees and candidates. Continue reading >>

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