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Category : Jobs In

Governments at the various levels – federal, state and local – are among the leading employers in the economy. Some people like government jobs because of their belief that these offer greater level of security than those available in the private sector. Perhaps, you are one of those considering government employment and wish to learn more about it. This post is aimed at providing useful information about this type of employment and how to go about landing a position.

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Banking And Financial Services

Category : Jobs In

The banking and financial services industry is a very important one in the economy. The industry encompasses different types of businesses or organizations, including banks, credit unions, insurance companies, credit card companies and stock brokerages. If you happen to have special interest in working in this industry, you will no doubt wish to know a bit more about its potentials and what sort of jobs you can get in the industry as a young person, most likely fresh out of the college.

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Sen. Obama’s First Job

Category : My First Job

When Sen. Obama was in high school he scooped Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins. He understands some of the difficulties of working in food service, he said, “Girls would come in. Youd be trying to talk to them. They wouldnt give you the time of day because you were in this cap.”

But his experience also helped him gained experience for his run for the Presidency. He said, “”I was making maybe a hundred dollars a week or something and they were still taking all this money out. I thought, man, thats the payroll tax. So its already regressive. I dont want to raise the income tax on people who are not making a lot of money already.”

How did you spend your summer?

For video of Sen. Obama speaking about his first job click here.

HB 2196, the Youth Employment Incentive Tax Credit

Category : Money , Other Stuff

We are proud to join The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is urging lawmakers to approve HB 2196, a Pennsylvania state tax credit for businesses that employ disadvantaged youth.

Rep. Josh Shapiro (D – Montgomery County) introduced this terrific bill that would encourage business to hire young adults from under privileged households.

Under this measure, if a business hires a young adult who comes from a household with income that does not exceed 235% of the federal poverty level, that business would be eligible for tax credits equal to 70% of the employment expenses incurred. Introduced by Rep. Josh Shapiro (D – Montgomery County), the bill sets aside $20 million for these tax credits.

Putting young people to work is important. We want our teens to have the valuable skills and life experiences earned from working, and its great to see Rep. Josh Shapiro and the state focus on how they can help.

This is not a hand out, but a working solution.

Please contact your state legislators and ask them to vote YES on HB 2196, the Youth Employment Incentive Tax Credit.

From the Chamber, Details of the Bill:

  • Employers must submit an application describing the position to their local Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The WIB will submit applications that meet threshold criteria to DCED for review. DCED will issue a commitment letter to employers that will include the maximum amount of tax credits the taxpayer may claim. Tax credits may be sold or transferred with approval of DCED.
  • Eligible youth are Pennsylvania residents between the ages of 14 and 21, whose median family income does not exceed 235% of the federal poverty level -consistent with TANF grants.
  • Qualified expenses include wages, fringe benefits, related payroll and training expenses, and other related expenses approved by the Department of Revenue (e.g. Transportation).

Job Market Has Room For Teenagers

Category : Other Stuff has an interesting article about summer employment for teens.

Unlike many other sources, they write, “While teenagers may experience increased competition for coveted jobs this summer, the economic slowdown is not expected to significantly reduce the number of seasonal jobs filled by 16- to 19-year-olds between May and July. In fact, some seasonal positions may go unfilled as teens avoid areas requiring heavy labor.

Between 1.5 million and 1.6 million 16- to 19-year-olds will be added to payrolls this summer, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That is down significantly from a recent high of 2.02 million teenagers who found summer positions in 1999 but is only slightly lower than the average number of teen jobs added the previous four summers (1.674 million).”

There is hope!

The article suggests (Just like we do!) that the bigger problem is “inexperienced job-search techniques” and suggests (Just like we do!) that “Finding a job as a teenager is just like finding a job as an adult. It requires constant attention and depends significantly on the strength of your network. Use your parents, friends and the parents of your friends as sources for job leads. Try to meet with hiring managers face to face rather than dropping off a completed application form.

Most important, don’t get frustrated by failure. Many teens give up after applying to 10 or 12 jobs and conclude that “no one is hiring teens this summer.” As the chances are good that there are more than 10 or 12 employers in your city or town, it’s necessary to cast a wider net. There are many summer job opportunities outside the confines of the local mall.”

But than the article takes a step back and suggests looking in the newspaper classifieds instead of the job listings on, doh!