MGM Springfield brings innovative software to job seekers

by Jim Kinney, MassLive.com MGM Springfield is bringing what it calls innovative job- and employee-searching technology to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Wednesday for a jobs showcase. The showcase is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Hall of Fame on East...

Officials: Cooperation Needed to Meet Jobs’ Demands

Kevin James Shay, Gazette.net Education, government and business leaders must collaborate to take advantage of the region’s standing as a national leader in cyber security job openings, officials said during a meeting in Silver Spring last week.   “It’s not an opportunity, it’s a...

Skills are the new currency in the workplace

via Gazette.net Effectively, what all studies point to is the growing need for developing the skills employers are demanding. But even if someone sets out to pursue a “demand-driven” approach to education, it’s difficult to find a scholastic path that aligns educational offerings to...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SkillSmart Part of Team Awarded Maryland EARN Grant

SkillSmart platform will be used to place skilled healthcare workers within four of the county’s healthcare systems as part of State grant over the next two years. “SkillSmart, the next generation job placement platform that matches job seekers to employers based on skill proficiency,...

Are You One Skill Away From Your Dream Job? Meet the Man Who Will Help You Find Out

“When it comes to serving his community, Jason Green has a lot to live up to. He’s the son of a preacher, and the great great grandson of Garey Green, a carpenter who helped build his Maryland town’s first school for African American children in 1874 — offering opportunity when there...

Who is The Challenge Cup DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup?

“In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities.Earlier this week, the first...

What’s the human experience of long-term unemployment? IDEO.org and the Rockefeller Foundation team up to capture the real-life experiences of job seekers and employers.

Long-term unemployed job seekers face a range of challenges in seeking, interviewing, attaining, and retaining satisfying work experiences. From stigmatization due to past history to the inability to properly translate valuable skills developed during unemployment, job seekers often...