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  • 10 Unprofessional Habits That Could Get You Fired

    10 Unprofessional Habits That Could Get You Fired

    We all have bad habits. And no single one will ever cost you your livelihood. But chances are we have other habits we might not be aware of, and there are some of these that could make you seem just unprofessional enough to cost you. Take a look at this list of particularly glaring habits and make...

  • Optimize Your Resume for an 8-Second Skim

    Optimize Your Resume for an 8-Second Skim

    You've put all this time and effort into your resume. It reads like a perfectly crafted, grammatically perfect dream from the header to the footer. Trouble is, most recruiters and hiring managers will spend approximately 8 seconds perusing your treasured document. The trick is figuring out-in addition...

  • 7 Work From Home Jobs You NEED to Avoid

    7 Work From Home Jobs You NEED to Avoid

    Everybody thinks working from home is the best possible thing. The grass that is always greener. But there are a few work from home jobs that are more trouble than they're worth. You may think it's worth it to work in your pajamas, eating Cheez-Its for breakfast, but at least in a few cases, you...

  • How to Become a Paraprofessional

    How to Become a Paraprofessional

    When you think of a classroom, you may think of one teacher at the head of the class, working with a group of students. What you may not consider is that many classrooms have another adult there, helping students learn-a paraprofessional, or teaching assistant. What Does a Paraprofessional Educator...

  • 9 Super-Tricky Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

    9 Super-Tricky Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

    You've done a lot of interview prep already and you're feeling pretty ready. But you're still dreading the questions you haven't prepped for-or the really tricky ones that seem perfectly simple, but have multiple strategic layers designed to get at something subtle. Don't get tripped up or surprised...

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  • Five minutes with Dana Stein, executive director of Civic Works

    Five minutes with Dana Stein, executive director of Civic Works

    As a youth, Dana Stein spent summers working a variety of jobs — cashier, busboy and typist, just to name a few. "What it taught me was the importance of showing up on time and working with others," he said, adding that those skills are needed for any job. Today as executive director and founder...

  • Five minutes with Les Quillet, co-founder of Evan Transportation Inc.

    Five minutes with Les Quillet, co-founder of Evan Transportation Inc.

    When clothes donated to Goodwill or the Salvation Army are too torn and frayed to be sold, they're recycled in bulk. That's where Les Quillet comes in. The 59-year-old Pasadena man and two partners founded Evan Transportation Inc. in 2004. The Baltimore-based trucking company's top cargos include...

  • Five minutes with Ryan Fisher, co-founder of Baltimore wood stove maker MF Fire

    Five minutes with Ryan Fisher, co-founder of Baltimore wood stove maker MF Fire

    Ryan Fisher knew he wanted to be an engineer but had no idea he'd someday use those skills to build a better wood stove. Fisher and Taylor Myers co-founded MF Fire, the Baltimore-based maker of a high-tech wood stove designed to burn more efficiently, while reducing carbon emissions and saving...

  • Five minutes with Mary Steinebrunner of Dunlop Protective Footwear

    Five minutes with Mary Steinebrunner of Dunlop Protective Footwear

    From a factory in Havre de Grace, Mary Steinebrunner oversees the production of 1.5 million pairs of boots a year. The boots made by Dunlop Protective Footwear USA are designed for function, not fashion. The footwear protects workers on farms, oil rigs, fishing boats, food processing plants, construction...

  • Five Minutes with Hope Birsh, owner of Maryland Saddlery

    Five Minutes with Hope Birsh, owner of Maryland Saddlery

    Horse shows are about training and precise movements, but they are also about the rider's look. Coats, shirts, helmets and boots — they all figure into the performance. That's where Hope Birsh tries to help. Her business, Maryland Saddlery, sells and customizes riding attire and helps with such...

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  • U.S. employers add modest 138,000 jobs, falling short of expectations; unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent

    U.S. employers add modest 138,000 jobs, falling short of expectations; unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent

    U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs. Hiring was still enough to help keep pushing unemployment lower. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent from 4.4 percent. But the rate declined mainly because people stopped looking...

  • Kaydon Ring & Seal to begin layoffs in July

    Kaydon Ring & Seal to begin layoffs in July

    Kaydon Ring & Seal, an aerospace parts maker, will begin to shutter its Southwest Baltimore factory and lay off 217 employees in July, according to paperwork filed with the state. Layoffs will begin July 13 and occur in four phases through April 2019, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining...

  • Maryland added 3,500 jobs in April

    Maryland added 3,500 jobs in April

    Maryland added 3,500 jobs in April, but the state's unemployment rate ticked up slightly, as more people joined the workforce than were able to find jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent in April, up one-tenth percent from March...

  • State approves apprenticeship program for hospital workers

    State approves apprenticeship program for hospital workers

    State officials have approved Maryland's first apprenticeship for environmental care supervisors, who work in hospitals cleaning areas such as surgical rooms. The Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare will sponsor the new training program, Kelly M. Schulz, secretary of the state Department...

  • Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion

    Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion

    Sinclair Broadcast Group moved Monday to cement its position as the nation's largest broadcaster with a $3.9 billion agreement to buy Tribune Media Co., a deal made possible by a recent Federal Communications Commission decision to relax station ownership rules. The proposed sale immediately sparked...

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  • Maryland lost 7,200 jobs in March, even as workforce grew

    Maryland lost 7,200 jobs in March, even as workforce grew

    After three months of significant job gains, Maryland lost 7,200 jobs in March even as more people joined the workforce, according to the latest federal jobs report. While the growing pool of people working or looking for work indicates rising confidence in the economy, economists said, the new...

  • Interns at these 25 companies make more than the median U.S. worker

    Interns at these 25 companies make more than the median U.S. worker

    Summer is nearing, and workplaces everywhere are awaiting the arrival of this year's interns to help out on extra projects and shoulder the seasonal load. But among certain companies, they're likely doing more than getting coffee and making copies. Or at least, they're being paid that way. According...

  • Trump order on visas worries city's foreign teachers

    Trump order on visas worries city's foreign teachers

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's decision to review a foreign worker visa program to ensure jobs are "offered to American workers first" has caused uncertainty for urban school districts such as Baltimore's that have long relied on teachers from overseas to augment their staff. Trump signed...

  • Dollar Express laying off 130 workers in Maryland in sale to Dollar General

    Dollar Express laying off 130 workers in Maryland in sale to Dollar General

    Dollar Express is liquidating 11 stores in Maryland and laying off 130 employees as part of a deal to be acquired by competitor Dollar General Corp. The layoffs include 51 workers at four Baltimore stores, according to Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification notices Dollar Express filed with...

  • White House asks federal agencies to plan for reductions

    White House asks federal agencies to plan for reductions

    The Trump administration will ask federal agencies Wednesday to make plans to implement major reductions next year, part of the administration's effort to streamline a bureaucracy that was a central target of the president's campaign. Guidance expected from the Office of Management and Budget will...

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