Category Archives: Spotlight Career

The Sharing Economy: How Companies like Uber Are Creating a Surge of Job Opportunities

Posted: January 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm

In today’s competitive market, workers are trying all they can to make money in order to support themselves and their families. One such way is by joining the sharing economy. The sharing economy has become incredibly popular over the past couple of years as companies like Uber, TaskRabbit and Sidecar allow people to make money, simply by doing simple tasks for others. The sharing economy has also been referred to as the peer-to-peer economy, the collaborative economy and the mesh economy.

Let’s take a look at what is shaping the sharing economy and the surge of jobs that are coming as a result.

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How Can I Start a Career as a Construction Worker?

Posted: January 12, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Construction jobs fall into two main categories: labor and management. With only a high school diploma or its equivalent, you can get started working as a laborer. These positions involve basic functions necessary to building, such as digging trenches, demolition, removal of debris, and working with tools. You may also be asked to assist some of the more specialized employees like carpenters or bricklayers. You definitely want to take advantage of any opportunities to learn from skilled laborers as you will gain valuable abilities that can help you advance your career in the field.

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Finding Part Time Work with Hourly Retail Jobs

Posted: September 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Hourly job seekers will typically find that part-time work in retail is plentiful. Those who enjoy working in a social environment will find much to enjoy in the daily interactions with both customers and co-workers. However, it’s a fact of retail life that the hours can be long and the pay significantly lower than part time work in other industries. If you’re excited about this line of work regardless, then here’s what you need to know before embarking on your retail job hunt.

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