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Articles by Bridget Testa

AARP and RetirementJobs.com Announce Partnership

August 26, 2008
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When AARP members access it, they get more than a listing of jobs from hundreds of employers. They also benefit from RetirementJobs.com’s efforts to identify employers with an express interest in hiring over-50 workers.
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After One Career, Boomers Look to Return for an Encore

August 22, 2008
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Half of 44- to 70-year-olds in a recent MetLife/Civic Ventures survey who don’t have encore careers would like to pursue them. Yet, they face a number of obstacles.
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10 Rules for Hiring Unpaid Interns

July 9, 2008
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There are government rules that need to be followed. Here are some tips for both sides.
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This Years Graduates Face Tough Job Market

July 9, 2008
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Despite the gloomy statistics, the hiring picture isn’t all bad. Health care and sales are hot areas, but engineering and IT may well be the brightest spots.
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A Workforce Shock to the System

June 20, 2008
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Facing a critical skills shortage, one Midwest regional transmission organization decided to grow its own staff after discovering it was competing for the same dwindling pool of mostly aging candidates.
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A Perfect Storm for Electric Utilities

June 20, 2008
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Not only does the electric power industry have a worse age problem than most, it also has image issues. The problem is more acute when it comes to trade and operational positions, such as line workers and pipe fitters—traditional blue-collar jobs generally scorned by high school guidance counselors, parents and teachers.
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Teaming Offshore Contractors and In-House Employees

May 8, 2008
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Beyond the obvious steps of identifying vendors with the right skill sets and project histories, companies should also evaluate ‘soft’ issues like culture and communication that so often impede understanding and success.
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Bringing Offshore Talent into the Corporate Fold

May 8, 2008
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The strategy depends on how skilled a company is at locating the right talent and whether or not it possesses the management skills to build cohesive teams made up of individuals from different cultures. Not every company succeeds in such efforts, but those that do reap manifold benefits.
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Tales of Backshoring

December 20, 2007
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When sending work abroad doesn’t work, companies sometimes bring it home.
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Coordination Costs Of Offshoring

December 20, 2007
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Here is a list of the offshoring ‘coordination’ costs that frequently surprise the companies that don’t look beyond the lower wages of foreign workers when estimating the savings that offshoring could bring. These extra costs range from 12 percent to 57 percent of a project’s total cost, an expert says.
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