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Elk Grove City Council to Hear 99-Cent Store Appeal This Wednesday

Elk Grove City Council to Hear 99-Cent Store Appeal This Wednesday

February 21, 2015 |
The 99-Cent Only store will appeal the Elk Grove Planning Commission's denial of their proposal to rezone a 3.48-acre parcel on Elk Grove-Florin Road to build a stand-alone facility... Read More

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced Saturday they had reached a tentative nurses’ contract with Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will cover their 18,000 California RNs. The deal will give the RNs increased pay, a stronger voice on patient care and improve workplace protections according to the union.

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the RNs, also provides significant raises and adds to their retirement package... Read More

Hot jobs for 2015

Hot jobs for 2015

Marketing executives, software developers and truck drivers are among the hot jobs right now, according to CareerBuilder... Read More

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!  Set up alerts on the different job websites including LinkedIn.

In my new book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the eighth chapter discusses job websites and how to set up alerts.

Get Back to Work: Networking

Get Back to Work: Networking

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fourth chapter – Networking – reviews strategies to successfully build a list of contacts through effective networking to find new job opportunities. 

I am sure you have heard the phrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”   To build this important network of contacts, you have to get out and start networking to build new business relationships or to cultivate the ones you already may have.  It’s imperative; after you meet someone, connect on LinkedIn, email and/or phone call to follow up. In this chapter of Get Back to Work, I share some even more helpful tips and strategies to make networking work for you to find your next job opportunity.

Here is an excerpt from the book:

What Have They Done Lately? Construction Halt on Elk Grove Promenade Now in its Sixth Year

What Have They Done Lately? Construction Halt on Elk Grove Promenade Now in its Sixth Year

On or about July 25, 2008, construction on the Elk Grove Promenade came to an abrupt stop. The unanticipated and sudden stop of construction precipitated the Great Recession's credit crunch and the bankruptcy of the mall's developer, Chicago-based General Growth.

In the six years since then there has been much speculation on what will become of the half-built structure on the city's far south side. Notwithstanding the rumors and sometimes humorous suggestions on future uses for the abandoned structure (see video below), the mall's current owner, Howard Hughes Company (HHC), has most recently announced the facility would be converted to an outlet shopping center.This east facing sloping roof shows visible deterioration.  ... Read More