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Career Coach In-Person Sessions Return to NPL

Job search assistance with resume critique 

Drop-in service offering individual assistance on: 
      Monday, December 6, 10:00 lam - 12:00 pm & 1;00 - 3:00 pm

Career Coach is going back to in-person sessions with the computer-equipped bus stationed in front of the library starting in July.   Attendees will get help with varied aspects of job search: resume, LinkedIn profile, job search strategy and resources, etc. Bring your resumes and job search related questions. All sessions will have a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

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​Job Search Articles 

Job market in 2021
Record Quitting Fuels Tight Job Market
Rubin, Gabriel T. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition 13 Nov 2021
Perks escalate as employers hustle to please workers; The Great Resignation has spurred companies to offer big signing bonuses, flexible hours, even vacation money
Masunaga, Samantha. Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov 2021
Job market churn still at record pace
Rosenberg, Eli. The Washington Post, 13 Nov 2021
Wall Street turnover rises with eight-digit salaries
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed. 12 Nov 2021
No experience? No problem. Employers are open to career-changers
Deczynski, Rebecca. Chicago Tribune, 14 Nov 2021
Hiring falters over shifting priorities.
The Washington Post, 09 Nov 2021
Help Really Wanted: Firms Ease Hiring.
Wall Street Journal,  08 Nov 2021
U.S. economy added 531,000 jobs in October as hiring swelled again.
The Washington Post, (Online), 05 Nov 2021
The State Where the Most People Are Quitting Their Jobs
Many applicants can't get hired despite plenty of jobs.
The Washington Post,   31 Oct 2021
House? Van? 'Beyonce Moment?' Work Perks Go Beyond the Bonus ---
Companies offer modeling stints, coding classes, family road trips.

Wall Street Journal,  04 Nov 2021
More Small Businesses Than Ever Raising Compensation; The latest NFIB employment
report shows a historic worker shortage beginning to ease.

Wall Street Journal  04 Nov 2021
Small Business Hiring Trends Upward in October.
Business Wire, 05 Nov 2021
EEOC Announces Focus on Use of AI in Hiring.
HRNews, Alexandria  02 Nov 2021
RELX Survey: Accelerated Adoption of AI Brings New Obstacles to Light for US Business Leaders, with 95% of Senior Executives Citing Hiring and Retention of AI Technologists a Challenge, Among Other Findings.
Business Wire, 04 Nov 2021
Inc. Best-Led Companies of 2021 in America
Fast Company,  24 Oct 2021
Left behind: Millions of Americans still can’t find work.
The Washington Post, 28 Oct 2021
State by state, data shows where more Americans are quitting their jobs.
The Washington Post, 24 Oct 2021
This map shows which US states have the most people quitting their jobs.
GoodHire Predicts Automation, Remote Work, New Legislation, and
Data Privacy Demands Will Impact Screening and Hiring in 2022

Business Wire, 28 Oct 2021
Key Trends And Changes Revealed In 2021 Annual STEM Job Growth Index (STEMdex)From RCLCO Real Estate Consulting: Denver, Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. top the list of cities with the most momentum for STEM job growth. PR Newswire, New York 25 Oct 2021
To stem abuse, city launches regulations for an artificial intelligence–powered New York.
Crain's New York Business, New York Vol. 37, Iss. 38,  25 Oct 2021
Black American Entrepreneurship Has Increased Nearly 40% Since Months Prior to COVID-19.
Our Time Press (Brooklyn, NY) 21 October 2021 
Where Are All the Missing Workers? --- Many economists expect labor shortage to persist; businesses cut services, raise pay.
Wall Street Journal, 15 Oct 2021
Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace What companies are doing (and not doing) to make it a reality
Schwantes, Marcel; Inc. Hartford Courant,  17 Oct 2021
America's Workers Are Leaving Jobs in Record Numbers; U.S. workers
handed in nearly 20 million resignations this spring and summer
Wall Street Journal,  15 Oct 2021
The States With The Best And Worst Job Recoveries
2021 Best Employers By State
Inc. Best Workplaces 2021
The Top 100 Software Companies of 2021
iHire’s 2021 State of Online Recruiting Report Illustrates Job Market Recovery & Talent Shortage
Denver Becomes Landing Spot for Job Candidates; Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix and Austin Metros Rank as Top 3 for Growth, as U.S. Adds 943,000 Jobs in July
Small Business Jobs Index
Here’s What's Going To Happen In The Job Market Over The Next Four Months
Best Workplaces 2021: 429 Companies That Make Work Worth It
Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs For 2021

Job seekers advice
They switched from banking to DJing and from retail to tech - here's how 6 workers pivoted
careers amid The Great Resignation

Towey, Hannah. Business Insider, US edition; 14 Nov 2021
Moneymaking platforms for the musically inclined
Kristof, Kathy. Los Angeles Times; 14 Nov 2021
Get-Rich-Quick Schemes That Target Young People Online Proliferate:
Many scams can seem surprisingly legitimate to those who spend a lot of time on social media

Narula, Svati Kirsten. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition;  15 Nov 2021
First-time job preferences: Which industries are hot?
Goforth, Alan. BenefitsPRO; New York  16 Nov 2021
5 ways to break into the video game industry
Thomas, André. The Conversation U.S;  18 Nov 2021
Can’t get a call back from a job? You might be making one of these common mistakes.
The Washington Post, (Online), 08 Nov 2021
Record-High Job Openings Persist in Tight Labor Market; There were more than 11 million job openings in early November, according to jobs site Indeed, well above the number of unemployed workers
Wall Street Journal,(Online) 12 Nov 2021
Will 'Green Energy' Produce More Jobs? Three Experts Discuss; Advocates believe that the
expansion of renewables will result in a jobs explosion. Not so fast, others say.

Wall Street Journal, (Online) 09 Nov 2021
Most profitable job opportunities among immigrants in the U.S.
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed. Miami,  10 Nov 2021
So you’ve quit. Here are the tech tools that can help you land a new job.
The Washington Post, 01 Nov 2021
Making the Most Of Benefits Picks --- The right choices during open enrollment can help you save money and build wealth.  Wall Street Journal,  04 Nov 2021
How to Find the Right Business Coach; Consider why you want a coach in the first place,
and look for someone who specializes in that area.

Wall Street Journal,  05 Nov 2021
Workers have the most leverage they've had in a generation, and a recruiting expert says they should use it to their advantage. Business Insider, US edition; New York 28 Oct 2021
College Degrees Are Overrated.
New York Times, 18 Oct 2021
Blue Collar Brain Launches Initiative To Help Promote The Skilled Trades As Career Options.
PRWeb (USA) 21 October 2021 
State prepares unemployed for telecommuting jobs.
The Hour (Norwalk, CT) 20 October 2021 
Ransomware Gang Masquerades as Real Company to Recruit Tech Talent; Group linked to Colonial Pipeline hack has made offers to potential employees in new ransomware expansion push, researchers say
Wall Street Journal (Online) 21 Oct 2021
How to Move Ahead On Your Job Search
WSJ,  11 Oct 2021
If you've been ghosted after a job interview, use this simple email template to chase a recruiter or employer. 
Business Insider,  15 Oct 2021
Connect And Relate To Your Personal Brand
What Killer Marketing Can (And Cannot) Do For Your Job Search
Should You Be Honest in the Exit Interview? --- As more employees head out the door, their talks with HR are heating up.
4 Pointers To Help You Get Hired In The Post-Pandemic Era
How to Write a Stellar Elevator Pitch
How to Write a Professional Bio
Checkr Launches Expungement Solution and Sets Goal to Clear 1,000 Job Seekers’ Records for Free
How to spot a toxic culture by reading between the lines of a job ad.
Three Steps To Level And Power Up Your Network To Elevate Your Career
Seven Things To Never Ask About During A Job Interview
Worried About A Gap In Your Resume As A Result Of The Pandemic? Here’s How To Handle It
Indeed Career Guide
To Find Your Next Job More Quickly, Tell Your Community You’re Open to Work
The 8 Best Online Tools For Your Job Hunt In 2021
themuse - 7 Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt)
Forbes - Lots Of Career Interests? How To Show You’re Flexible But Not Unfocused-
Vault - 4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Skills and jobs in demand
Nurses' Salaries Rise With Demand
Evans, Melanie. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; 18 Nov 2021
CVS to Close 900 Stores in Shift Toward Offering Medical Services
Terlep, Sharon; Dabaie, Michael. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition;  19 Nov 2021
Macy's calls on corporate workers to fill in-store shifts
Bhattarai, Abha. The Washington Post, 18 Nov 2021
Child-Care Chains Aim To Fill Void --- After Covid-19-related shutdowns of many centers, big industry players see an opening
Terlep, Sharon. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; 15 Nov 2021
Led by schools, health care, Connecticut adds 5K jobs
Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 19 Nov 2021
Tax season equals jobs for bookkeepers, accountants.
Los Angeles Times,  07 Nov 2021
Google Career Certificates Now Available Across Entire CSCU System
The Newtown Bee,(CT) 12 November  2021
Schools Face Teacher Crunch, Putting a Premium on Substitutes.
New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast), 12 Nov 2021 
Airlines Go on Pilot Hiring Spree.
Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition,  09 Nov 2021
Is Santa Coming to Town? Maybe --- Demand is high but St. Nicks are in short supply.
Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; 10 Nov 2021
Ikea raises minimum wage to $16 per hour as retailers fight for workers.
New York Times (Online),  09 Nov 2021
Retailers Scramble to Attract Workers Ahead of the Holidays.
New York Times (Online), 08 Nov 2021
U.S. advertising employment increased by 2,200 jobs in October: Latest figures reveal a
surprising slump in internet media employment; ad agency staffing also fell .

Advertising Age; Chicago Vol. 92, Iss. 16,  08 Nov 2021
U.S. Travel & Tourism Rebounds in 2021, May Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2022: WTTC research shows the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector could record nearly 36% growth in 2021 and is on track to exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2022
PR Newswire, 11 Nov 2021
24/7 Wall St.: This Retailer Is Hiring the Most People for the Holidays.
Weblog post. 08 Nov 2021
A Prediction about Future Work Trends Conducted by Ecityworks: Artificial Intelligence Is The Leading Career: The outbreak of the pandemic has made lots of great changes in career choices. Based on these changes, Ecityworks reveals predictions of future career trends and suggests high-opportunity jobs to help you get the best opportunities.
PR Newswire, 08 Nov 2021
Where are the current hotspots for AI hiring in beverages? – data. Just - drinks global news;
Bromsgrove, 08 Nov 2021
Udemy Releases Global Top In-Demand Skills Research in October Workplace Learning Index
November 9, 2021
What are the top 9 most in-demand skills for the future?
CVS Seeks Primary-Care Doctors --- Owner of drugstores and Aetna says adding physicians key to broad health strategy.
Wall Street Journal,  04 Nov 2021
Ride-Share Fares Stay High --- Benefits for gig workers expired, but Uber and Lyft still face driver shortages.
Wall Street Journal,  01 Nov 2021
These 10 cities have seen the hottest crypto-hiring market in 2021. 
Business Insider, 04 Nov 2021
ANA: Nursing Shortage Is at Crisis Point.
Hospital Employee Health,  Atlanta Nov 2021
Shortage of Truck Drivers Worsens Supply-Chain Mess ---
The pandemic has made the job even harder, in an industry known for churn.

Wall Street Journal,  04 Nov 2021
ValueWalk: Best Countries for Construction Workers.
Weblog post. Newstex Global Business Blogs, Chatham: Newstex. 04 Nov 2021
US Tech Job Postings at Highest Total in Two Years, CompTIA Analysis Finds: 360,000 openings listed by employers in October with one-third of postings citing emerging tech
PR Newswire, 05 Nov 2021
Crypto Jobs Span U.S. as Hubs Spring Up From Miami to Denver
Health Care Employment Is Rising. Is That a Good Thing?
New York Times (Online), Oct 22, 2021
Small businesses say their revenues are plummeting as they're forced to turn down business because of the labor shortage. Business Insider, US edition, 24 Oct 2021
Reddit says it wants to build the biggest creator economy on the internet using its own NFT platform.
Business Insider, US edition;  25 Oct 2021
Survey: 74% Of Companies Are Hiring Contract Professionals For Seasonal And Year-End Needs:
Robert Half Reveals What's Driving Demand for Contract Talent.

PR Newswire,  25 Oct 2021
Looking for a more meaningful career? Educators are needed.
BG News, The: Bowling Green State University (OH) October 21, 2021
Connecticut Gov. Lamont working with Amazon to fill jobs for next generation of tech talent.
Hartford Courant,   Oct 18, 2021
As more business goes online, remote jobs abound.
Los Angeles Times,  17 Oct 2021
Amazon Hiring for 150,000 Seasonal Jobs  with One Thousand Available in Cities and Towns Across Connecticut
Business Wire, 18 Oct 2021
Warehouses are hiring but find workers aren't applying
The Washington Post, 17 Oct 2021
Explore an Exciting and Dynamic Career Path in Pest Control
Business Wire, 18 Oct 2021

November Update -  SkillUp Career Group Coaching
Coursera Industry Skills Report highlights critical skills gaps as digital transformation investments
accelerate across all major industries

Where The Big Freelance Opportunities Are Now: Tech Insights From Coursera
The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs And Careers For The Next 10 Years
WorkInSports Publishes Inaugural State of Sports Hiring Report: Survey of 340 U.S. job seekers in the sports industry hints at 
CIOs redouble efforts to retain skilled workers.
SkillsBuild, a free digital platform that helps job seekers prepare for new careers in technology by developing technology and professional skills
For College Graduates
M.B.A. Graduates' Salaries Are Soaring
Thomas, Patrick. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; 15 Nov 2021
Don't Leave Your Employer's Assistance on the Table; It's a mistake to 'take a career break'
and accumulate huge debt getting an M.B.A.

Wall Street Journal (Online);  17 Nov 2021
Some Gen Z job applicants are scrubbing campus political activism from their résumés.
The Washington Post (Online), 09 Nov 2021
Recent Grads and Current Students Share Early Career Advice; Students and young professionals from WSJ's Noted.
Advisers cohort on Jobs/Careers reveal what they learned about early career development during the pandemic

WSJ Noted. Advisers. Wall Street Journal (Online);  11 Nov 2021
Will that college degree pay off? New public data has the numbers.
The Washington Post,  01 Nov 2021 
The Graduate Degree That Pays Off: The M.B.A. --- Unlike most law degrees,
a master's in business leaves students with manageable debt.

Wall Street Journal,  28 Oct 2021 
Now is a great time to be an intern. Here are 7 things you can do to land a first job out of your internship.
Business Insider, US edition, 22 Oct 2021.
How to Find Your First Career Mentor.
HRMagazine,  Fall 2021
College Majors With the Lowest Unemployment
2021 Best Employers for New Grads
2021 Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired
The 10 Best Remote Career Fields For New College Grads
Career website for college students
A job-search game plan for the class of 2021

For the veterans transitioning to civilian careers
American Veterans Group to support job placement and assistive services for Connecticut veterans:
Grant to WorkPlace made possible through role on state bond issue

PR Newswire; New York, 11 Nov 2021
The Best Cities for Veterans
24/7patrick. Weblog post. Newstex Finance & Accounting Blogs, Chatham: Newstex. 08 Nov 2021
Commercial Driving is a Great Career Choice for Veterans.
Weblog post. U.S. Department of Labor Blog, Washington: Newstex. 10 Nov 2021
The Veteran Jobs Mission Welcomes Ten New Member Companies
Business Wire, 11 Nov 2021
For Fifth Consecutive Year, Combined Insurance Named a "Best For Vets" Employer:
Honored for Military Veteran Hiring and Retainment.

PR Newswire, 04 Nov 2021
Military Times Best For Vets: Employers survey

For older workers

The Pandemic Prompted People to Retire Early. Will They Return to Work?: Peter Coy
Coy, Peter. New York Times (Online), New York: New York Times Company. Nov 17, 2021
This Is the Occupation With the Oldest Workers
How Older Workers Can Demonstrate Their Value.
Talent Development,  Oct 2021
AARP Launches Skill Building Platform to Help Older Workers Compete in Today's Job Market: Two-Thirds of Older Workers 
Can Employers Ask Your Age on Job Applications?
5 Remote Job Search Tips for Older Workers

For people with disabilities
No Limits Café provides a pathway for people with intellectual disabilities to find a job in the service industry.
Restaurant Hospitality,  10 Nov 2021
Eliminating Barriers.
HRMagazine,  Fall 2021

For women in the workplace
What to Expect at Work When You're Expecting.
New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast); 07 Nov 2021
Amazon Uses Tech to Retain Military Spouses Who Relocate
HRNews; Alexandria  10 Nov 2021
What Would Machiavelli Do? Tips for Job Success.
Wall Street Journal,  25 Oct 2021

Career change
A Closer Look at Who's Quitting
Dill, Kathryn. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; 16 Nov 2021
Make big career decisions with no regrets
Heckmann, Oliver; Fast Company. Chicago Tribune, 14 Nov 2021
Want to quit your job but can't right now? How to cope while you plan next steps
Schnalzer, Rachel; Masunaga, Samantha. Los Angeles Times (Online), 17 Nov 2021
How to quit? Here’s what experts say people should know during the Great Resignation
Kornfield, Meryl; Andrew Van Dam. The Washington Post (Online), 17 Nov 2021
A career coach explains how to find 'ikigai' at work, the Japanese concept for 'jumping out of bed with glee'
Towey, Hannah. Business Insider, US edition; New York [New York]. 17 Nov 2021
Forget the Great Resignation. Gen Z is driving a 'Great Reshuffle' as they quit their crappy jobs in hopes of a better career. Business Insider,  24 Oct 2021
iHire's 2021 Talent Retention Report Spotlights Great Resignation: 31.4% of workers voluntarily left jobs in the past year; career changes, unsatisfactory pay, desire for workplace flexibility, and employer COVID-19 policies driving turnover.
PR Newswire, 26 Oct 2021
How to Quit -- and Get a Better Job --- Professionals who took a career break and found new
and improved positions offer a wealth of tips on following their leads

Wall Street Journal,  18 Oct 2021
These workers quit their jobs and found better ones. Here’s what they discovered.
The Washington Post. Oct 21, 2021
You've Quit. Now What Do You Do? The time between when you've given notice and when you leave can be tricky.
How To Handle Your Exit Interview


How to include volunteering on your CV to get noticed
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed. 12 Nov 2021
6 business analyst resume tips
Fruhlinger, Josh. CIO; Framingham  18 Nov 2021
Your resume gets screened in just 6 seconds: an Amazon ex's tips for getting noticed
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed. 16 Nov 2021
Free CV in a few easy steps: the best sites to build a resume
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed. 14 Nov 2021
 How to Use Keywords and Phrases in Your Resume and Cover Letter (With Tips and Examples)
How To Write a Military-to-Civilian Resume: Highlighting Your Military Experience
How To Include Excel Skills on Your Resume *** Excel Spotlight
5 Keys To Transforming Your Resume
How To Revamp Your CV In 30 Minutes
How to make a video resume
Are ATSs ignoring your resume?
6 Tips for Building a Stellar Tech Resume
Five Damaging CV Issues And How To Fix Them
How to land a job by tailoring your résumé and cover letter to appeal to bots
Recruiter And ATS Expert Shares Resume Dos, Don’ts And ATS Myths
How to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS
Résumé Builder for active duty military and veterans transitioning to civilian careers
How to write a cover letter
Résumé Builder - Cover letter examples
Résumé Builder -  Résumé examples

LinkedIn for Job Seekers
New LinkedIn Features Every Freelancer Needs To Know About
How To Write An Impressive LinkedIn Work Experience Section
LinkedIn, the risks of keeping your professional profile online
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed. 20 Oct 2021
7 Free LinkedIn Features to Use in Your Job Search
Managing LinkedIn With Multiple Remote Jobs
How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
A Better Way to Address Career Gaps
Had to take career gaps? LinkedIn’s latest feature helps you explain
These InMails Get the Best Response Rates, LinkedIn Data Reveals
99 LinkedIn Profile Tips
Should You Use LinkedIn’s #OpenToWork
The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers
Find Jobs on LinkedIn – Best Practices
LinkedIn Profile Tips for Standing Out and Making Connections

The New Job Interview Dilemma: How Much to Study a Hiring Manager's Social Media; Is it strategic—or risky—to bone up on your interviewer's Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts to glean talking points? We asked career experts to weigh in.
Wall Street Journal (Online); 11 Nov 2021
VIRTUAL VETTING: Retailers use digital communication to evaluate job applicants.
Automotive News; Detroit Vol. 96, Iss. 7011,  08 Nov 2021
Do your homework: Make sure you research these 3 things before your next job interview.
Fast Company, 31 Oct 2021
2 senior Amazon employees and an apprentice share their top tips for a job interview at the tech giant,
including using data to prove your success

Business Insider, US edition;  20 Oct 2021 The Technical Interview Practice Platform That’s Taking On LinkedIn
Business Wire, 19 Oct 2021
Body language tips for your next job interview
Fast Company, 17 Oct 2021
FlexJobs Guide: How to Answer 12 of the Toughest Interview Questions:
Career coach-approved answers to help candidates ace their next interview
PR Newswire,   11 Oct 202
5 Common Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them
6 interview red flags that are concerning enough to reconsider an offer
Don’t Forget to Do This Before a Job Interview
12 Excel Interview Questions and Answers To Help You Prepare *** Excel Spotlight
8 Tough Interview Questions and Answers to Ace Them
Jobseekers: These 4 interview responses are BS that hiring managers see right through
The rise of never-ending job interviews
Answers To New Employer Job Interview Questions
Landmines To Watch Out For When Interviewing For A New Job
Interview Questions & Answers
How To Fail A Job Interview
Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Negotiate Your Salary. Practice with the WSJ’s interactive chatbot on getting the best salary after you’ve been offered a new position
The Ultimate Guide: How to Prepare for a Phone Interview
themuse - job interview tips
Avoid these 7 résumé mistakes if you want a job interview
How To Handle Salary Questions In An Interview
10 Unexpected Interview Questions to Get Unrehearsed Answers

Salary Negotiation 
What Happens to Service When You Raise the Minimum Wage?
According to one study, after one California city raised its wage, complaints about service fell

Ward, Lisa. Wall Street Journal (Online). 17 Nov 2021
A Family's Health Insurance Cost More Than $22,000 in 2021, Survey Finds; Covid-19 pandemic appeared
to have little impact on cost, but companies expanded mental-health and telemedicine benefits.

Wall Street Journal (Online); 10 Nov 2021
Management Top 250 --- It Helps to Pay Workers More:
The data suggests that higher pay isn't just a cost. It's also an investment.

Wall Street Journal,  01 Nov 2021
Your salary could get a boost next year. 
Chicago Tribune, 24 Oct 2021
How Both the Company and Employee Benefit From Higher Pay; Higher pay isn't just a cost.
The data shows that the employers that pay the best outperform their peers.

Wall Street Journal (Online);  28 Oct 2021
Big Tech salaries revealed: How much engineers, developers, and product managers make at companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Uber, IBM, and Salesforce.
Business Insider, US edition, 28 Oct 2021
How to ask for a raise when companies are desperate for workers.
The Washington Post, Oct 16, 2021
Zillow Is Abandoning The Antiquated Location-Based Pay System
Salary Negotiation Tactics For Your Next Job Offer
How to Write a Salary Negotiation Email
Jobseekers: This is exactly what you need to know to get paid fairly
The counteroffer: here’s how to get that bump
Major Red Flags To Look For Before Accepting The Job

Employee Benefits
As Work Evolves, So Do Employer Health Benefits
New York Times,  09 Oct 2021
Some Possible Good News on F.S.A.s 
New York Times,   16 Oct 2021

Hybrid/Remote work
Watching while you work
Harwell, Drew. The Washington Post, 14 Nov 2021
So your employer is monitoring you. What you should know
Arit, John. Los Angeles Times (Online), 18 Nov 2021
When Some Are Back in the Office, and the Rest Are Still in PJs: [National Desk]
Goldberg, Emma. New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast); 17 Nov 2021
How your employer can keep track of your work at home
Lee, Don. Los Angeles Times (Online), 16 Nov 2021
What do bosses think about returning to the office? We asked them.
New York Times (Online), 12 Nov 2021
Does Working Remotely Have to Mean Less Pay? 
Wall Street Journal, 01 Nov 2021
Ask Help Desk: How remote workers can separate work and home lives.
The Washington Post,  29 Oct 2021
New Research from FlexJobs and PAIRIN Identifies the Top 10 Careers & Soft Skills for Hybrid Jobs:
Marketing, education, and finance among top careers for hybrid jobs.

PR Newswire, 04 Nov 2021
Co-Working Spaces Set Their Sights on Suburbs:
[National Desk] New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast);  29 Oct 2021
To Get Ahead at Work, It Helps to Actually Be at Work:
[Money and Business/Financial Desk]  New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast);  24 Oct 2021
Tech Talent Says Goodbye to the Coast: For decades, 'superstar cities' have been attracting talent and money. But thanks to remote work, their status is likely to change in unexpected ways, bringing tech expertise to places that have long tried to attract it.
Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; 22 Oct 2021
How to tell if a company offers remote jobs (and how to say we want one)
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed. 18 Oct 2021
The great pandemic work-from-home experiment was a remarkable success: Stanford economist
FlexJobs Names the Top 30 Companies Hiring for Remote Freelance Jobs in 2021:

Vaccines in the workplace
Answering Questions About the New Rules From OSHA on Covid.
New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast);  05 Nov 2021
More High-Paying Jobs Require a Covid-19 Vaccine; Growing share of open positions publicizing
rules for Covid-19 shots signals potential new normal in hiring process, experts say.

Wall Street Journal,  05 Nov 2021
PR Newswire, 27 Oct 2021
New hires see vaccine mandates as perk more than penalty.
Fast Company. Chicago Tribune,  24 Oct 2021
New York City Issues Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for All Public Employees;
Several unions say they expect many employees to leave their jobs rather than get vaccinated

Wall Street Journal (Online); 20 Oct 2021
Nearly 50 Connecticut state workers face discipline for disregarding COVID-19 vaccine-or-testing mandate
Hartford Courant (Online),  Oct 18, 2021

US Cities With the Longest Workweeks
Preventing Burnout as a Working Mom.

Web sites referenced in the articles:
Military Times Best For Vets: Employers survey
2021 RELX Emerging Tech Executive Report – Executive Summary with data by industry

Web site offering resources to find trade career
2021 State of Tech Salaries report

Non-profit organization helping formerly incarcerated to gain work skills and re-entry employment
Organization  promoting career development, support, and retention of veterans throughout the global financial services industry

Robert Half 2022 Salary Guide
Background Screening: Trends in the U.S. and Abroad
SHRM - Compensation
Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent report
CompTIA Tech Jobs Report Job board for workers with disabilities platform for nurse hiring  program providing upskilling and cross-skilling digital courses  3Qt 2021 hiring outlook survey

Break Through Tech program

Glassdoor Companies Hiring 
The 27 Highest-Paying Trade Jobs — No Bachelor’s Degree Required
SideHusl - provides help navigating gig economy, job listings, ideas, tips on freelancing
ConnectRN - site connecting nurses with facilities in need of part-time nursing help

As Connecticut begins to reopen businesses and the economy, there are several resources available to support job-seekers and businesses get back to work quickly and safely. Governor Lamont and the state have forged several partnerships to provide residents with job-training for in-demand skills, and custom job portals with open positions across the state.

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ct work metrix
  • Step-Up - (Subsidized Training and Employment Program)
  • Zippia -  A site for job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data.

Local Career Centers

American Job Center - Southwest - Job search offered at no cost - open to everyone. Located in Bridgeport, Derby & Stamford.

American Job Center - How Can We Help You? - An explanation of our services and who to contact for each service.

American Job Center Career Coach - "...a One-Stop on wheels and mobile classroom which brings career services and computer training to you!"

Goodwill Career Centers: 15 Cross Street. Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-840-0361
They provide FREE job prep classes-Resume Writing, Job Searching, Interview Skills, Cover Letter writing, etc. Every day including Saturday, Except Wednesdays. There is a calendar of classes at the Main Reference Desk. They also have one-on-one job counseling (not just for Goodwill jobs). Scroll down to the Norwalk Goodwill entry for a link to their current calendar of classes.

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