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Employers Seeking New College Grads With Relevant Work Experience

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)BETHLEHEM, PA—Employers have a hefty list of criteria against which they assess new college graduates for employment, and work experience that is relevant to the job is key among them, according to a study published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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Career Webinar: How to Negotiate a Better Job Offer

Bryant and Stratton CollegeOnline webinar from Bryant & Stratton College will teach attendees strategies to make a job offer go from good to great  

BUFFALO, NY (April 12, 2012) – Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today a new session in its ongoing free career training webinar series. Titled “How to Negotiate a Job Offer,” the free webinar is available to job seekers, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online students. This session will take place on Wednesday, April 25, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST.

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Annual Report: Black Employment and Unemployment in 2011

The U.S. added 1.6 million jobs this year, but unemployment rates for Black workers remain higher than they were during the Great Recession.  Source: Steven Pitts, UC Berkeley Labor Center

Berkeley — A new report by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education finds that throughout 2011, Black worker unemployment remained in the 15 to 16 percent range, while unemployment for the rest of the workforce dropped below 9 percent.

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Third Annual Brother Survey Reveals Cautious Optimism for Small Business Owners

Brother International59 percent of small business owners believe that 2012 will be a better year than 2011

Down 10 percent from the 2011 findings (54 percent), 44 percent of owners believe stockpiling cash for surviving any economic downturn is the better course of action

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Black Unemployment Rate in Decline

UC Berkeley Labor CenterBlack Unemployment Rate Was 13.6% in January 2012, a decline from 15.8% in December 2011.

According to the UC Berkeley Labor Center the unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.6 percent last month.* This is according to the latest report on the nation’s employment situation released Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate was a sharp decrease from December, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.8 percent.

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