Can Twitter Fix an Economy in Crisis?

Can Twitter Fix an Economy in Crisis?

In search of a future for Brentwood, CA … and the U.S. work force

Raymond Alvarez:  Earthquakes, a great flood, fires – seemingly nothing could stop the rocking ’90s and California’s Contra Costa County, an area bounded by high tech companies to the south and industrial giants in the north.

Then came the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, the real estate bust.

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Six Step Process for Finding Jobs Using Twitter

 

 Six Step Process to Find Jobs Through Twitter

 Finding your next job on Twitter by Deb Frey

DaVinciDeb: Twenty years ago your options for finding a job were these: pound the pavement, mail a resume or search the classified ads. In the mid-1990s, change first arrived in the form of Monster.com, created by Jeff Taylor, and later with Craig’s List, created by Craig Newmark. Many employers instantly became victims of their own success. They quit posting job listings on these services because the response becomes overwhelming – in terms of bandwidth and managing piles of resumes.

With the unemployment predicted to exceed 7.5 percent for January and rise to 8.9 percent by August, the nation faces a challenge unseen since the 1980s. According to Forbes, January layoffs will climb to 162,962 at 500 of the largest publicly held U.S. companies.

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30 Best Cities to Find a Job

30 Best Cities to Find a Job

Formerly hot job markets are no longer hot

Job seekers with no ties to any particular location often seek jobs in big cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco. But are these the places where they’re most likely to find a job? Not according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job seekers are better off looking in such cities as Sioux Falls, S.D., Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Rapid City, S.D. All of these cities registered some of the lowest unemployment rates in September 2008.

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