Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy I

The odds are good that privatizing education will be part of the agenda for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. The Republican platform calls for increasing the role of banks in giving out student loans. And Mr. Trump and the platform advocate an expansion of both vouchers, which enable students to attend the private school ofRead More

The Complex Mess of Health Insurance

The Kaiser Family Foundation is one of the best sources of information on health care, and it recently convened some focus groups in the Midwest and Pennsylvania. These groups included people who received health insurance through an Obamacare exchange and who also voted for Donald Trump. You can read about the results in an Op-EdRead More

Will value-based payment initiatives continue under Trump?

By Elizabeth Whitman  | November 11, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump's promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to also undo widespread efforts to nudge the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based payment, including experiments devised by the ACA-funded Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. “The concept of value in healthcare has been around a longRead More

CEO CONFIDENCE AT SIX-YEAR HIGH

CEO confidence rose sharply in the fourth quarter after a slight retreat in the prior quarter, according to The Conference Board’s measure of CEO confidence. In the fourth quarter, the measure jumped to a level of 65, up from 50 in the third quarter of 2016. A reading of more than 50 reflects more positiveRead More

Steel moves a step closer to retirement ‘bomb’

Jan 03, 2017 | 10:23 AM | Dom Yanchunas NEW YORK — Now that 2017 has begun, the U.S. steel industry finds itself one year closer to a potentially devastating wave of retirements that could wipe out its vital leadership and knowledge base. Companies and recruiters have realized for years that the steel community has aRead More

Who Should Be in Your Network??

Over 50% of job seekers find their job though their networking efforts. Most of your time should be spend increase your network while you keep in touch with your current personal and professional network. The following are eight groups of people most job seekers include in their network: Employers Co-Workers Subordinates Customers Family Members FriendsRead More

Yellen Sees Economic Gains Boosting Workers in Strong Job Market

by Christopher Condon and Jeanna Smialek December 19, 2016, 1:30 PM EST Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said economic gains are finally raising living standards for most Americans as a healthy labor market contributes to higher wages. “After years of a slow economic recovery, you are entering the strongest job market in nearly a decade,” YellenRead More

RESUME|CV TIP FOR THE WEEK

Toward the top of your resume|CV should be a list of key skills employers are looking for and that align with the positions you’re seeking. Not only does this quickly convey your abilities to employers, it also appeals to resume scanners. Make sure to include exact match keywords from the job opening.

Actively Search Through The End Of The Year

It is very tempting to delay your job search efforts until after the Holidays or first of the year. In fact, most job seekers either consciously or unconsciously make that decision. That is one of the reasons, why it is critical that you escalate your efforts right now. Other reasons include the following: Hiring AuthoritiesRead More