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October 12, 1997
Do the homework: Many job seekers apparently don't bother to learn much about the companies or industries they're applying to. Sixty percent of executives surveyed by Accountemps, an employment company, reported that applicants rarely indicate in their cover letters that they know anything about the company or industry. And 38 percent of the executives reported that even at the interview stage, job candidates rarely display such knowledge. Max Messmer, the chairman of Accountemps, suggests job seekers do some homework before they start applying for a job.Pub Date: 10/12/97
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NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
SKW Constructors plans to hire up to 100 people to construct concrete tubes and fans at the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial park in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County economic development officials. Subcontractors are expected to hire additional people to work on the project, including carpenters, mechanics, surveyors and truck drivers, the county said. "This project is a huge boost in our efforts to bring new businesses and new jobs back to Sparrows Point," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
NEWS
July 19, 2005
Maryland New Directions, a nonprofit career counseling center at 611 Park Ave. in Mount Vernon, is offering workshops for job seekers. From 10 a.m. to noon today, participants can learn to write or improve a resume. A seminar on answering difficult questions during interviews is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. A workshop for ex-felons from 10 a.m. to noon July 26 will focus on discussing one's legal history with an employer. Information: 410-230-0630.
NEWS
March 2, 2005
JOB HELP Tomorrow Early-intervention workshop: a free daylong session for job seekers on cover letters and resumes; 10 a.m., 175 Post Office Road, Waldorf. Registration: Marc Himmelberger, 301-645-8714, ext. 310. Thursday Summer Jobs Fair: 10 a.m., Northeast High School, 1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena. Sponsored by Anne Arundel County public schools. Information: Jacqueline Dunn, 410-225-9600. Monday Getting Hired 101: a free orientation session for job services by Maryland Workforce Exchange; 9:30 a.m., 7060 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.
NEWS
April 5, 2006
Productive work place set as topic Friday As part of a series at Howard Community College sponsored by Howard Bank, author John Izzo will share stories and ideas about creating an engaging and productive workplace at a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Kittleman Room of the college's Instructional Lab Building (ILB 100), 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. He will discuss "Awakening the Soul at Work: What Great Workplaces Teach Us and How to Become One." Izzo, author of Awakening Corporate Soul: For Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work, will sign books after the luncheon and will offer a workshop, "Servant Leadership: the Secrets of Great People Leaders" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in ILB 100. The cost for the luncheon is $35; for the luncheon and workshop, $50. Information or to reserve a place: 410-772-4814.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1996
About 7,000 people crowded into the club level of Oriole Park at Camden Yards yesterday for the Baltimore Sun Career Fair, an event that brought 71 employers and an array of job-hunting services from the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation into one place.The event, a joint venture between the newspaper and the state, started last year and is now held twice a year, said Karen Stabley, director of new business development for The Sun. The fair is designed as a public service, to give advertisers new ways to reach job seekers and as a way to capture revenue for The Sun.Labor Department spokesman Marco K. Merrick said the organizers had to turn away employers who wanted to set up a booth at the fair, for which they paid $1,200 or more.
BUSINESS
By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,hanah.cho@baltsun.com | September 12, 2008
It's a tough time to look for a new job, whether you're unemployed or looking for a better opportunity. Employers are skittish about hiring, while the pool of job seekers is only getting larger. Unemployment is at a nearly five-year high at 6.1 percent. Last month, the economy lost 84,000 jobs, bringing the total to 605,000 jobs lost this year. Industries tied to financial services and housing have been hit hard. And more U.S. employers are scaling back hiring plans in the fourth quarter compared with the previous three months, according to a recent survey by Manpower Inc. Of the 14,000 employers surveyed, 22 percent expect to increase staffing in the October-December period, compared with 26 percent in the third quarter.
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