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Job Search Newsletter

February 2013

Rathin Sinha - Founder and President
In This Issue

In this issue we focus squarely on the job search, from the current outlook of the labor market to opportunities some of you may wish to pursue.

As we outlined in our January Jobs Report blog, the unemployment outlook continues to improve. With a current unemployment rate hovering below 8 percent (7.9 officially in January) and better than expected jobs added last month (+157,000), many job seekers are able to capitalize on the improved market to seek employment. Unfortunately, the picture is not good for all Americans. This month we begin our series dissecting unemployment characteristics of select sectors of the labor market, such as veterans and disabled Americans, to name a few. In Veterans among Several Work Groups Facing Unique Challenges, we look at those transitioning from military service to civilian work and the obstacles – and opportunities they face.

Like many of you, mobile applications are becoming part of everyday routines. Companies recognize this and are capitalizing on mobile apps to promote their products and services. The Labor Department is following suite. Read Mobile Apps to Make the Job Search Easier to review the five new mobile applications the Bureau of Labor just released; some of these may prove useful in your job search, in addition to AJE’s mobile App for iPhone.

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Lesiw, Vice President of Business Development of Careerleaf, a job board community connecting job seekers with niche job boards like ours. Our discussion began with the many benefits of the AJE job board, to our expansive history dating back almost twenty–years as we helped spawn the adoption and popularity of Internet-based job boards. Read and list to our Jobs Boards to Love Podcast feature to learn more. It’s a great look at our history.

And to end this month, we’re pleased to highlight an opportunity for job seekers in the Crystal Lake, Illinois area. Covidien Medical Supplies, a valued customer, will be hosting a job fair, where they will promote over 100 plus openings for individuals who have experience in manufacturing, maintenance, engineering and quality assurance. For more information, visit here.

As always, if you are currently in the job search process – or are looking for useful information to assist you in your career path, be sure to visit us online at where there are Jobs for Everyone.

Job Search and Employment Resources

New Year Resolutions for the Workplace

AJE Featured in Job Boards to Love Podcast Series

When a job seeker uses AJE she can search for jobs from larger companies who are interested in building a workforce as diverse as America... Read More »

Covidien Job Fair: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Covidien’s Crystal Lake IL location has 100+ new job openings, including jobs in Manufacturing, Maintenance, Engineering, and Quality Assurance. They are hosting a job fair February 28, 2013 to fill these positions... Read More »

Veterans Among Several Work Groups Facing Unique Challenges When it Comes to Employment

While the national unemployment rate remained unchanged last month, several sectors of the labor market did not fare as well, including veterans, persons with disabilities, minorities and young adults. This month we take a look at each of these groups, looking at jobless stats for each as well as opportunities. We begin with veterans... Read More »

Labor Department Capitalizes on Mobile Apps to Make Job Search Easier

Taking its cue from the widespread adoption of mobile Apps, the U.S Department of Labor announced the launch of five new Applications that can be used to access jobs and information through its CareerOneStop Website. Using mobile Apps via smartphones, tablets such as iPads®, and other mobile devices can now leverage these DOL App downloads to conduct the following jobs–related searches... Read More »

U.S. Economy Added 157,000 Jobs, While Unemployment Rate Inches Up To 7.9 Percent

The U.S. jobs market continues to show signs of growth, with U.S. employers adding 157,000 jobs in January, according to Friday’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). While this is good news, one negative was that the unemployment rate rose slightly from 7.8 percent in December to 7.9 percent... Read More »

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