As part of an effort to save taxpayer money, Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued an order for all state employees to stop any unnecessary travel. This comes on the heels of another order requiring all state agencies to recover millions of dollars in uncollected salary and travel advances.
The new order states that no employees can travel in or out of state for work unless the travel is mission-critical or free-of-cost to the state. Any in-state travel must be approved by an agency secretary or department director and any out-of-state travel must be approved by the governor's office.
Employees will be able to travel for anything directly relating to enforcement responsibilities, audits, or revenue collection. However, travel to conferences, networking events, professional development or continuing education courses, or meetings that can be conducted virtually will not be allowed.
"Our fiscal challenges demand that we take a much closer look at how taxpayer dollars are being spent within state government," Brown said. "Now is not the time to attend conferences, travel to meetings or take out-of-state field trips and this Executive Order puts an end to it."
In addition, agencies submitting an out-of-state travel request to the governor's office must explain:
The purpose of the trip.
Why the trip is mission-critical.
The destination and length of the trip.
The projected cost and funding source.
The number of travelers and their roles.
The benefit to the state.
The potential impact if the trip is denied.
Whether the goal of the trip can be met in a less-costly way.
Whether an employee's absence for travel will interfere with their duties.
Recently the unemployment rate for Long Island dropped to 7.1% from a high of 7.8% the year before. Surely thats a good sign for job seekers on the island. So who'e hiring? Here's a small sample of li jobs.
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"This is the most comprehensive meeting worldwide that reports on fundamental research exploring the mechanisms underlying atherosclerosis, blood clotting and related disorders, and peripheral vascular disease," Murray W. Huff, Ph.D., director of the Vascular Biology Research Group for the Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario and co-chair of the conference, said in a statement.
In the past, research presented at the ATVB conference has led to:
Vast improvements in various therapies for cardiovascular care.
Better drugs to prevent blood vessel clots.
Clinical stem cell trials to stimulate new blood vessel growth.
Discoveries of genes that explain vascular disease.
Although employment saw a slight yearly drop, more Clearwater jobs were added last month.
During March, Florida's unemployment rate dropped from 11.5 percent to 11.1 percent, which is the first time it's been that low since November 2009. Unfortunately, the state's rate is still much higher than the national average of 8.8 percent.
The March unemployment rate for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has yet to be released, but the area had a rate of 11.5 percent during February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Clearwater area employed about 1,122,500 workers during March, which is up from 1,117,700 workers during February, but a .1 percent decrease from the same time last year.
Here's a look at how each industry fared over the month:
Leisure and hospitality - 3,500 jobs.
Trade, transportation, and utilities - Added 1,800 jobs.
Education and health services - Added 700 jobs.
Manufacturing - Added 500 jobs.
Professional and business services - Added 500 jobs.
Nursing jobs in Arizona (http://azjobs.cancercenter.com), along with other healthcare and education-related positions, grew the most during the last year.
During March, Arizona's unemployment rate dropped to 9.5 percent after remaining at 9.6 percent for four months in a row. However, that's still higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.8 percent.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona employed roughly 2,385,300 workers during March, which is up from 2,381,800 workers during February and a .1 percent increase from last year.
Only four industries managed to see a yearly increase in employment during March. Good news for those seeking RN jobs Arizona (Click here) - the education and health services industry grew the most over the year, increasing by 4.1 to 355,600 employees. That was followed by the leisure and hospitality industry, which grew by 2.9 percent to 259,200 workers.
The trade, transportation, and utilities industry increased by .5 percent between March 2010 and March 2011 to 471,800 employees, while the manufacturing industry increased by .2 percent to 149,000 workers during that same time.
Every other industry experienced an over-the-year decrease in employment, including:
Construction - 3.3 percent
Professional and business services - 3.3 percent
Other services - 3.3 percent
Information - 1.4 percent
Mining and logging - .9 percent
Government - .8 percent
Financial activities - .3 percent
The majority of industries created more jobs on a monthly basis. The government industry grew the most during March, adding 2,000 jobs over the month.
Other industries that saw a monthly increase in employment include: leisure and hospitality by 1,800 jobs; financial activities by 1,300 jobs; education and health services by 700 jobs; construction by 800 jobs; manufacturing by 600 jobs; and information by 200 jobs.
The Texas Enterprise Fund recently announced that will invest $194,000 in 3M Company, which will be used to open a new manufacturing facility in nearby Angleton. That expansion is expected to create 55 jobs and generate about $21.2 million.
The new manufacturing facility will be used to produce powder coatings that help protect metal surfaces from corrosion. The company plans to relocate some of its existing manufacturing operations from New Ulm, Minn. to the Angleton plant.
"Texas continues to stand out as the best state in the nation to grow business and create jobs thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and skilled workforce," Gov. Rick Perry said. "3M is a global Fortune 500 company with operations around the world, and I'm pleased they've chosen to relocate this facility to Texas, creating jobs and generating millions in capital investment in the Angleton community."
3M, which produces everything from air filters to tape, has built a strong presence in Texas since 1965. The company currently operates other facilities in Austin, Brownwood, Dallas, Houston, and El Paso. The state's skilled workforce, quality of life, and low cost of living are all important factors to the company.
The Texas Enterprise Fund works to recruit and grow businesses throughout the state. Since it was founded in 2003, the TEF has invested more than $433 million and closed deals on projects generating 58,535 new jobs and more than $14.7 billion in capital investment.
This month is a great time to look for OT jobs Phoenix (Click here).
April is OT Month, which means it's a great time to recognize this important occupation and show your appreciation for any occupational therapists you may know. The occasion serves as a chance for all occupational therapy workers and students to showcase the importance of what they do.
The American Occupational Therapy Association encourages all employees to use OT Month as a chance to enhance their skills, programs, or businesses. It's a great way to get creative and supplement the OT plans you already have in place.
Here are 10 ways you can celebrate OT Month:
Use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to help others learn how occupational therapy impacts peoples' lives.
Look for ways to interact with the public, such as giving a lecture or visiting a community center.
Participate in forums and associations to let others know what you are doing.
Get involved with a charity or community service in order to make new contacts and spread knowledge about occupational therapy.
Host an OT month party for friends, family, former clients, local officials, and others.
Hold an occupational therapy-related contest.
Recognize members of your occupational therapy team who have done an outstanding job.
Host small work gatherings to tell your co-workers more about what you do.
Make pamphlets about your services to hand out to local businesses.
Invest in some therapy-related products to give away to co-workers or clients.
"We want La-Z-Boy fans to help us show support for Ronald McDonald House Charities," Jennifer Sims, interactive CRM manager for La-Z-Boy, said in a statement. "With the help of our social media followers, we can work together to make this a happier holiday season for the families who rely so much on RMHC.
“This is an exciting campaign for La-Z-Boy that matches dollars for fans and followers – it's a very easy way for the public to get involved and give back to a great cause, and all it takes is the click of a mouse," she added.
Ronald McDonald House Charities works to offer a helping hand to families in need by providing a nearby place for family members to stay when their children are in the hospital. La-Z-Boy has been the official furniture supplier of RMHC since 2008.
Is green is the next great job market?. These green job sites think so. Theres one for eeach sector of the green energy market.
Jobs in Wind Power: The wind energy industry is growing rapidly to meet America's demand for clean, renewable and domestic energy. Skilled wind professionals will be in high demand in the coming years. Jobs in Wind Power is dedicated to connecting wind energy companies with people who want to apply their skills toward helping the planet.
Jobs in Green Building: The green building industry is growing rapidly to meet demand for energy efficient infrastructure. Skilled LEED professionals, green architects and green construction workers will be in high demand in the coming years. Jobs in Green Building is dedicated to connecting employers with people who want to apply their skills towards a greener planet.
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Jobs in Geothermal: The geothermal industry is growing rapidly to meet America's demand for clean, renewable and domestic energy. Skilled geothermal professionals will be in high demand in the coming years. Jobs in Geothermal is dedicated to connecting the geothermal industry with people who want to apply their skills toward helping the planet.
Jobs in Recycling: As the nation increases its recycling standards, benefits will help expand U.S. manufacturing & recycling jobs and increases U.S. competitiveness. Keep track of these new green jobs with the only job site for Recycling Professionals.
Jobs in Sustainability: The sustainability industry is growing rapidly to meet America's demand for clean, renewable and domestic energy. Skilled sustainability professionals will be in high demand in the coming years. Jobs in Sustainability is dedicated to connecting companies with these energy efficient professionals who want to apply their skills toward helping the planet and reducing carbon footprints.
Jobs in Weatherization: Here you can search weatherization jobs from all across the country. Weatherization jobs are among the fastest growing job classifications in the United States. The country is going green and its making its structures more energy efficient through caulking, insulation and other methods.
Smart Grid Jobs: As the nation ramps up its energy grid, smart grid jobs will begin to emerge. Keep track of these new green jobs with the only job site for Smart Grid Professionals, SmartGridJobs2.com.
LEED jobs: The renewable energy industry is growing rapidly to meet America's demand for clean, renewable and domestic energy. Certified LEED professionals will be in high demand in the coming years. Jobs in LEED is dedicated to connecting the green industry with LEED certified professionals who want to apply their skills toward helping the planet.
Interested in working with audio equipment? Do you love music and wish you could work with sound? Did you go to audio production school because you thought it was cool, only to find out that you had no idea where to start looking for a job when you graduated? Well here is some info from Audiojobs.com about the business.
Audio jobs are varied and diverse, with many different industries needing professional sound engineers. This ranges from the obvious recording studio work to lesser thought of sound design, recorders, podcasting skills and game design. The general types of job in this field are Audio Engineers, Sound Mixers, AV Technicians, Sound Designers & Editors.
The average salary for an Audio Engineer is around $73k according to SimplyHired.