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"America is my country, but Paris is my hometown," noted Gertrude Stein nearly a century ago. While geographically perplexing, Ms. Stein's words prove increasingly prophetic now as record numbers of people look beyond their physical "hometown" (or even country) to find jobs or workers. Simply put, today you're no longer bound by the local economy outside your front door. In fact with the world's dramatic rise in online work opportunities, it's now possible to thrive wherever you live, whatever your skill or job requirement.
When it comes to getting a job, the USA has bifurcated into two employment worlds: the digital world and the brick-and-mortar world. The brick-and-mortar world is everything you physically touch. It's manufacturing. It's retail sales.
Portland Incubator Experiment graduates first class, including one that landed $12 million investmentView full size Motoya Nakamura/The Oregonian Renny Gleeson (left) and Rick Turoczy kick off the Portland Incubator Experiment's Demo Day today at Baghdad Theater. Founders of each of the eight startups made an 8-minute presentation on their company and potential. It wasn't until the final presenter of the Portland Incubator Experiment 's Demo Day that the biggest cheers erupted. Up on the big screen flashed one big number: $12 million.
Dec 24, Technology/Hi Tech & Innovation The start of this year was marked by a tech industry obsession with where to put growing mountains of information gathered online and by sensors increasingly woven into modern lifestyles. External drives boasted seemingly unfillable capacities and companies touted services for storing bits and bytes at massive data centers in the Internet "cloud."
Many marketers have worked hard in 2011 to develop appropriately customized ROI measures for social media. I have dedicated a few previous posts on how to approach these measures. As we move into 2012, I would like to raise a key question of measurement that isn’t consistently addressed but is of critical importance. That is: How are you measuring the interplay and overall performance of your combined paid, earned, and owned digital media channels? How do you know which elements are driving the most value? Most marketers are starting to understand that the most effective digital communication plans seamlessly integrate content across paid, earned, and owned media channels.
A Taste of Forest Service Life The Forest Service offers positions for both permanent and temporary employees. Permanent positions are for full-time employees and provide a flexible range of Federal government benefits.
View full size Courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish & Wildlife Service Regional Director Robyn Thorson meets with Girl Scouts during the recent visit. The regional branch of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service , headquartered in Northeast Portland's Lloyd Center, wanted to do something different with the annual giving tree this year. The staff decided the annual fundraiser should go to Girls Scouts Beyond Bars, a lesser-known program to lessen the impact of parents separated from their children because of incarceration.
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In 2012, politicians, economists and expert commentators will undoubtedly continue to speak out on how creativity and innovation are essential if we are to overcome the current economic malaise. Yet, for every creative company that commits to doing thrilling things, there are many more dull businesses throttling new ideas. For every good Apple, you get a sack of rotten corporations afraid of innovation and suffocating positive change. Fearful and risk-averse, too many large firms have consigned creativity to the periphery and see it as alien to the ways of doing business to which they have become accustomed -- especially in a downturn. Yet, talk to the leaders of these businesses and it is clear that some appetite for creativity is there. Research we have conducted amongst 300 UK business leaders tells us that 96% agree that creativity is important in business strategy. 51% believe it to be essential.
I learned the love of textiles as a child. On dreary, rainy days, my mother would give me a ball of knitting yarn and a pair of needles and together we would knit. Even now, when it is raining outside, my favourite thing is to pick up some wool and begin a new project.
Finding the Perfect Green Career: Top 10 Green Career Guides | GreenandSave.com | Green News, Tips, and Services for saving money, energy and the planet.These top 10 green career guides are the perfect asset to helping you find the perfect green career. The career guides will help you sort through the green job market by providing information on employment trends, job descriptions, salaries and educational requirements for everything from forestry to green architecture to public policy to renewable energy. If you’re thinking about ways to make a living while making a difference at the same time, you’re sure benefit from these excellent green career resources below. The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century By: The Environmental Careers Organization This guide provides a thorough consideration of environmental trends for the 21st century and the likely impact of those trends on future green career opportunities.
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The best companies for working mothers offer good benefit packages. The best companies often have good benefits for moms who can only work 20 hours a week TriHealth, whose employees are 83% women, offers extensive child care services At WellStar women earn two thirds of the very highest salaries and oversee most of the profit-and-loss decisions (Parenting.com) -- Stressed about work-life balance? Take a look at this list from Parenting's sister magazine Working Mother of the top ten companies that keep working moms' needs in minds, excerpted from the Working Mother 100 Best Companies. PwC