Monthly Archives: January 2016

Employment in a Click: Independent Contractors on the Rise

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Thanks to the rise in the use of technology and smartphones, the world is seeing a shift towards an “on-demand” economy, where consumers can obtain virtually any product or service they desire instantly with the simple click of a button.  The trend has really gained momentum with the rising popularity of Uber, a car service […]

Call Center Representative Jobs: Opportunities Abound

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Call center representative jobs have seen steady growth in the past couple of years, and 2016 is no exception.  In 2014, these jobs were predicted to grow 10% over the next 10 years by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, making it one of the fastest growing occupations.  The number of call center representative job openings […]

Annual Performance Reviews: Be Prepared, Not Scared

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You landed the job, and have been working hard at it all year.  But while hitting the year mark at any job is an excellent accomplishment and cause for celebration, it can also be a source of anxiety for many employees, as it means that their annual employee review is coming up.  Performance reviews are […]

Ka-Ching! 5 Food Retailers with Awesome Employee Benefits

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The growing trend of better employee benefits in customer support jobs is also being seen in food retailers across the country.   Many workers are finding their jobs stocking shelves, slicing meat and checking out customers to be way more rewarding thanks to better pay, comprehensive health insurance coverage, retirement contributions and tuition reimbursement.  These benefits […]

Free Trips? Stock Options? The Best Retail Stores to Work For

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We have recently become aware of the trend of food service and retail companies such as Amazon, Chipotle, Starbucks and Walmart increasing employee pay and offering competitive benefits such as tuition reimbursement, health insurance and paid time off to customer service workers.  These companies are not alone in this pursuit, however.  The future is looking […]

Consumer Spending Underway: The Best Paying Retail Jobs of 2016

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Consumer spending has risen over recent months, and is expected to remain strong through 2016.  Now is a great time to work in retail, and with business booming there are bound to be plenty of job openings.  While working in retail can be fun, especially if you have a passion for the products you are […]

New Year, New Job? 5 Tips for Settling in with Ease

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You nailed the big interview, and landed the job of your dreams.  Now that the position is yours, you can finally relax, right?  Not so fast.  You should definitely give yourself credit for landing the position, because otherwise you wouldn’t have the opportunity to show off your skills.  But you still have to prove yourself […]

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