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My, my. Such are the times we live in. Eric Auld, a fellow with a master’s in English has been out of work for months, all the while applying for job after job after job. Then he got an idea Man Creates Fake Craigslist Ad To View His Competition — He Was Quite Surprised A few weeks ago, Auld had enough, and his impatience led him to create a fake Craigslist ad to see where he stood in the job market. He posted a basic ad in order to attract a wide spectrum of job seekers. His ad read: Administrative Assistant needed for busy Midtown office. Hours are Monday through Friday, nine to five. Job duties include: filing, copying, answering phones, sending e-mails, greeting clients, scheduling appointments. Previous experience in an office setting preferred, but will train the right candidate. This is a full-time position with health benefits. Please e-mail…

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vooza

Transparency is so over. Welcome to the age of radimparency. So what can we look forward to in this new age? Well, among other things, we can look for businesses advertising their services by making fun of their target markets. It will be exactly like Quora, only without the questions.Read More…

unemployment-office

The unemployment rate has now been over 8% for the past 41 months. The U.S. economy followed up a weak second quarter by creating more jobs than expected with 163,000 new positions added in July, but the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent. Markets reacted positively to the announcement, with the stock market surging at the open and safe-haven bond prices plunging. Economists had been expecting 100,000 new jobs. As the country struggles to gain growth traction, the unemployment rate held above 8 percent for the 41st consecutive month, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So the market responds favorably to the “good news” that the unemployment rate remains dismal. Presumably the good news is that things didn’t get worse. So is 8% unemployment what we can expect from now on? Possibly. Or perhaps it’s wishful thinking to believe that the number will stay that…

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