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Puerto Rico study optimistic on job creation under tax breaks

Puerto Rico study optimistic on job creation under tax breaks

SAN JUAN (Reuters) – Tax incentives aimed at spurring Puerto Rico’s economy have created 5,800 jobs in the four years since their enactment, but could create 50,000 more jobs in the next eight, a study commissioned by the island’s government said. The study, released on Tuesday by the economic consulting firm Estudios Tecnicos, said the […]

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U.S. government signals more businesses liable as joint employers

U.S. government signals more businesses liable as joint employers

(Reuters) – More U.S. companies could be classified as “joint employers” of workers employed by a staffing agency or contractor and held liable for labor violations tied to those staff, the U.S. Labor Department said in guidance published Wednesday. Joint employment has emerged as a major issue in franchising, contracting, temporary staffing and other arrangements […]

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Entry-Level Job? It Gets Better – What Experts Say About Making the Most of a First Job

Entry-Level Job? It Gets Better – What Experts Say About Making the Most of a First Job

Entry-Level Job? It Gets Better – What Experts Say About Making the Most of a First Job, as reported in the WS Journal. Long hours, little pay, having to wait for benefits to kick in, being the lowest person on the totem pole. Your first job out of college is likely to be anything but […]

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It Pays to Ask Smart Questions at a Job Interview

It Pays to Ask Smart Questions at a Job Interview

It Pays to Ask Smart Questions at a Job Interview – Hiring Managers Want Job Seekers to Ask, Not Just Answer, Questions, as reported in the WS Journal. By his second interview for a director position at Turtle Wax, a car-care product company based in Willowbrook, Ill., Shawn Batka felt that he’d been able to […]

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The 5 Essential Job Perks You Should Hold Out For

The 5 Essential Job Perks You Should Hold Out For

As reported in the OC Register in April, 2014: As you prepare to start your new job, don’t leave essential perks on the table. A little bit of negotiating can get you some extras that can make your work a lot more pleasant in the short term and position you for greater success in your […]

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Florida Governor Tells Residents Of Other States: ‘Move Here!’

Florida Governor Tells Residents Of Other States: ‘Move Here!’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott will kick off his second term on Tuesday with a blunt warning that he intends to poach people and jobs from other large states that have relatively higher taxes. “I have a message today to the people of New York, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania and others: Move to […]

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Here are 15 economic surprises for 2015 Business leaders predict what we’ll be talking about this time next year.

Here are 15 economic surprises for 2015 Business leaders predict what we’ll be talking about this time next year.

As reported in the OC Register: Think back a year ago. Did anybody see consumers rewarded with cheap money and cheap gasoline – along with a healthy economy – nicely wrapped under the 2014 economic Christmas tree? It’s a good lesson that it’s one thing to predict economic trends – the high-probability business patterns we […]

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Businesses to pay more unemployment taxes

Businesses to pay more unemployment taxes

As reported in the OC Register, Businesses to pay more unemployment taxes – Businesses face an increase for unemployment benefits loans. Brace yourselves, California business types: The federal unemployment taxes you’ll pay in 2015 will be more than quadruple what you paid just a few years ago. Several hundred thousand employers in the Golden State […]

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How to Moonlight Without the Worry – The Trick Is Aligning Your Side Interests With Your Employer’s

How to Moonlight Without the Worry – The Trick Is Aligning Your Side Interests With Your Employer’s

How to Moonlight Without the Worry – The Trick Is Aligning Your Side Interests With Your Employer’s, as reported in the WS Journal. Tim Peters needed a full-time job. But he worried about how his side work might impact his chances. The marketing professional from Toronto had founded the Canadian Hero Fund, a nonprofit that […]

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Your Odds of Being Laid Off: Minimal

Your Odds of Being Laid Off: Minimal

Your Odds of Being Laid Off: Minimal – They’re Now the Lowest on Record, Government Data Show, as reported in the WS Journal. American workers don’t seem to know it, but the odds of getting laid off are now the lowest on record—lower than the bubbliest months of the housing bubble, and lower than at […]

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Tackling Stereotypes Before Your Job Interview – Start by Fixing Up Your Online Reputation

Tackling Stereotypes Before Your Job Interview – Start by Fixing Up Your Online Reputation

Tackling Stereotypes Before Your Job Interview – Start by Fixing Up Your Online Reputation, as reported in the WS Journal. After 10 years as director of admissions and communications at a private school, Karen Dennis wanted to work at a public-relations agency. Unfortunately, 2009 was a tough time to change careers. Many agencies were reeling […]

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Essential Financial Steps for Young Workers – Six Things to Do Within Your First Five Years on the Job

Essential Financial Steps for Young Workers – Six Things to Do Within Your First Five Years on the Job

Essential Financial Steps for Young Workers – Six Things to Do Within Your First Five Years on the Job, as reported by the WS Journal. Things are really taking off for Chris Rightmire of Ewing, N.J. The 22-year-old graduated from the College of New Jersey in May and has begun work at his first full-time […]

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Congrats! You’ve been acqui-hired

Congrats! You’ve been acqui-hired

Congrats! You’ve been acqui-hired, as reported in the OC Register. Gwyneth Paltrow may win the buzzword of the year award for announcing she and Coldplay front man Chris Martin are “consciously uncoupling” after 10 years of apparently not-so-wedded bliss. If you’re job hunting, you may have encountered similarly indecipherable buzzwords, gobbledygook that companies plug into […]

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How to Spot the Boss From Hell

How to Spot the Boss From Hell

How to Spot the Boss From Hell – There Are Ways to Size Up Your Job Interviewer, as reported in the news of the WS Journal. When a friend told Jessica Dean about a hot startup looking for a director of business development, she forwarded her résumé. The New York-based company offered a new smartphone […]

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Top O.C. workplaces do well by doing good

Top O.C. workplaces do well by doing good

Top O.C. workplaces do well by doing good, as reported in the news of the OC Register.  It was a Tuesday afternoon, a day when John Patterson, president of OC Auto Team, normally would be hustling to sell cars. Instead he was hoisting 50-pound bags of red onions onto a sorting table in Second Harvest […]

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Right Job, Wrong Question – Handling Inappropriate Interview Queries

Right Job, Wrong Question – Handling Inappropriate Interview Queries

Right Job, Wrong Question – Handling Inappropriate Interview Queries, as reported in the news of the WS Journal. Headhunter Josh Bear found the perfect match for a small Silicon Valley startup that needed an experienced app developer. The job candidate had the exact skills his client needed and she, in turn, expressed an interest in […]

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How to Keep Your Resume Competitive – Key Skills You Might Want to Brush Up On

How to Keep Your Resume Competitive – Key Skills You Might Want to Brush Up On

How to Keep Your Resume Competitive – Key Skills You Might Want to Brush Up On, as reported in the news of the WS Journal. Do your New Year’s resolutions involve ramping up your résumé? You’ll stand to benefit in the workplace if you brush up on the latest data software or learn to speak […]

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Growth in Orange County’s jobs, salaries lags average for U.S.

Growth in Orange County’s jobs, salaries lags average for U.S.

Growth in O.C.’s jobs, salaries lags average for U.S., as reported in the OC Register. Orange County is moving up the performance ranks of U.S. metro areas – but not for good reasons. O.C. ranked 78th out of 200 large U.S. metropolitan areas in the annual “Best-Performing Cities” index from the Milken Institute, a think […]

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Raising Children With an Attitude of Gratitude – Research Finds Real Benefits for Kids Who Say ‘Thank You’

Raising Children With an Attitude of Gratitude – Research Finds Real Benefits for Kids Who Say ‘Thank You’

Raising Children With an Attitude of Gratitude – Research Finds Real Benefits for Kids Who Say ‘Thank You’ – as reported in the WS Journal. At the Branstens’ modern white dining table, the family holds hands for their nightly ritual. Arielle, 8 years old, says she’s thankful for her late grandfather, Horace, and how funny […]

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Profiles of Key Health Care Occupations by Educational Level

Profiles of Key Health Care Occupations by Educational Level

As reported by the California Employment Development Department (EDD), Profiles of Key Health Care Occupations by Educational Level. Each profile highlights the most essential occupational information by providing a general job description, job outlook and wage data, and typical qualification requirements. Due to the expected strong employment growth, administrative positions of Medical Secretaries and Medical […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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