Niche Travel Market For Recently Unemployed

eTravel Blackboard: With the recent launch of JetBlue’s Promise Program, many tourism operators have been working on similar programs to stimulate travellers from the ranks of those recently unemployed. JetBlue’s Promise Program allowed passengers who lost their jobs after booking their flights to cancel and refund their seats, despite the carrier’s well-known ‘no-cancellation’ stance. Since

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In September 2008, Joe DeLoss took a job as director of social enterprise at Lutheran Social Services, a 300-bed homeless shelter in Columbus, Ohio, reports Businessweek. His main task: creating businesses that would employ shelter residents and help them develop job skills. A former investment analyst who “ate a lot of really crappy boxed meals”

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Jobs Still Down For July

The Washington Post: The nation’s smallest firms trimmed their staffs ever so slightly over the past few months, losing an average of 0.04 workers per company, according to a report released Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Business. While that’s not quite as big a hit as the 0.11 workers they reported losing in

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Small Biz Employment Up

MarketWatch: For the period spanning Dec. 24 to Jan. 23, Intuit reported small business employment inched up 0.2%, equating to an annual growth rate of 2.9%. During the month, small business hourly employees worked an average of 107.5 hours, down slightly from 107.6 hours in December. Average monthly pay for all small business employees slipped

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State Paid Employee Training

How many jobs could your company add if the state paid for your employees to train? In North Carolina, it has helped hundreds of employees at Caterpillar achieve important skills they will need for their job. Some of Caterpillar’s newest factory workers are training inside a former carpet warehouse here in the heart of tobacco

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