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#DidYouKnow: Minor League Baseball players earn less than minimum wage

Battling for the Field of Dreams

Less than 10% of minor league baseball players who sign contracts each year get the chance to play a single game in the major league. Most young baseball players would work for free if given a chance to play for a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. Players with a pro contract don’t dwell on…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on May 16, 2017 at 3:12pm — No Comments

#DidYouKnow: Pre-Employment personality testing goes back as far as 206 BC!

Pre-employment personality testing dates as far back as China's Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), but what we consider modern cognitive testing began in France during the 1800s.



Pre-employment assessments gained popularity in the late 1800s for U.S. government positions and to this day remains a requirement for federal, state and local…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on May 12, 2017 at 12:13pm — No Comments

#DidYouKnow: The number of U.S. teens working summer jobs is declining!

The hashtag #FirstSevenJobs caused a social media explosion last summer after the question was posed by a singer-songwriter asking fans to help out with a new song by listing their early jobs. The internet quickly responded with CEOs, celebrities, astronauts and even the former President of the United States playing along. The response was both…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on May 2, 2017 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Recruiting Has Come a Long Way in the Past 30 Years

This article was written by our CEO Joe Musacchio and published in Money Inc. Any recruiter will enjoy reading about the good ole days of the staffing industry and how the process used to be. Imagine recruiting before email, smartphones and social media...…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on May 2, 2017 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Toy Brands are Using YouTube to Reach New Audiences!

The Millionaires of YouTube

Four years ago my pre-school age daughter introduced me to one of the most influential YouTuber channels among the children's demographic. Candace, otherwise known as …

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on April 11, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Fighting for $50K

A labor movement is under way, Fight for $50. The goal is simple: expand entry-level training opportunities for jobs that provide American workers with the skills needed to earn middle-class incomes.  

With rampant worker shortages in both the…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on March 23, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Cyber Security Bounty Hunters are Making a Buzz!

"Jabba's put a price on your head so large every bounty hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you." ―Greedo to Han Solo, Star Wars

Bounty Hunter, the name alone instills intrigue and excitement. A "seeker of rewards," hired to relentlessly pursue a target until completion and…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on March 14, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

#DidYouKnow: Smartphones have been helping to create jobs

App Economy in the United States

Life before smartphones seems like a distant memory. But in actuality, the mobile and app economy has been around less than a decade. Today, smartphones are used by over 2 billion people globally. The introduction of Apple’s iPhone in June 2007 ushered in a transformative era of innovation.…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on March 7, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Did You Know? South Africa is Considering Minimum Wage

South Africa recently announced that it's considering a national minimum wage. The government proposed wage of R3,500 per month ($267.23 USD), or R20 an hour ($1.53 USD), is a small sum for Africa's most advanced economy, but close to the median income in a country where nearly half the population lives in poverty. If passed, the new wage laws could go…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on February 28, 2017 at 11:48am — No Comments

Did You Know? Employment in solar has grown 150% since 2010

New Industries = New Occupations 

The solar workforce increased 25% in 2016  

Note: This is a follow-up from a previous Did You Know. Read it…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on February 21, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

Did You Know? Cannabis-Related Industries Employ an Estimated 150,000 Workers

New Industries = New Occupations

The $21 Billion Industry

Note: This is a follow-up from a previous Did You Know. Read it here.

Whether you support or oppose…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on February 14, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Performers at the Super Bowl aren't paid as much as you might think...

Super Bowl LI: What is Lady Gaga Paid to Headline the Halftime Show? 

It's the greatest show on earth! 

Just like her predecessors, Lady Gaga has spent months preparing for her 13-minute appearance during the Super Bowl halftime show, where music is only part of the spectacle. Outrageous set designs,…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on January 31, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

6-year High Schools Could Be The Answer to Skills Shortage

It’s been said the most in-demand jobs of the future exist only in our imaginations. An estimated 65% of children entering schools today will work in roles that don’t currently exist and the central driving force is technology. The quick pace of high-tech, in-demand skills training has caused…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on January 25, 2017 at 11:27am — No Comments

Did You Know That "New Collar" Jobs are Vital to The Job Market?

As the nation's largest technology employer, IBM is not the only company facing a global skills shortage. Nearly 86% of employers are struggling to identify qualified workers in critical areas such as cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence and cognitive business. Demand for cybersecurity experts are expected to increase to 6 million global jobs by 2019 and the number of unfilled jobs is also expected to rise: 1.5 million jobs by…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on January 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Where Do New Jobs Come From?

New and young companies are the primary source of job creation in America. Over the past twenty-five years, the majority of private sector jobs have been created by businesses less than five years old. Currently, America’s 28 million small businesses…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on January 11, 2017 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

How is a 27-year-old time-management matrix relevant to today's "plugged in" workers?

Good habits never go out of style.  

In 1989, fax was the fastest way to send a message and jobs were sourced via the newspaper. Today, the range of modern devices, tools and gadgets we rely on offer digital convenience with one drawback: constant distraction. Before any of today's technical devices were…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on January 5, 2017 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Santa Deserves a Raise…

A 2014 article concluded that if Santa Claus was paid for the work he does, he'd earn around $140,000 annually. We at the PeopleTicker felt that salary was way too low so we did our own analysis to determine a fair salary for one of the most sought after jobs worldwide. Our global SkillsVillage validated the salary data we came up with and the results…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on December 14, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

The Most Demanding (and Rewarding) Job of the Season

Being a mall Santa might seem like a relatively easy job: Sit all day, put kids on your lap, listen to their Christmas list and pose for a photo. But if you ask any Santa Claus who’s worked one season at the mall, they'll tell you it's the most demanding job of the season. A day in the life of a mall Santa can be grueling as an endless parade of…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on December 6, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What Contingent Workers Don’t Want in a Job Aside from Crummy Pay

What Contingent Workers Don’t Want in a Job Aside from Crummy Pay

Pay is an essential motivator in the contingent hiring process, but only up to a certain point. Which is why making compensation decisions isn’t the…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on November 22, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Can you guess what holiday item sparked the Christmas invasion into American homes?

Christmas tree decorations in the late 1800s consisted of handmade paper confections or fruit and nuts. After a visit to Europe in the 1880s, F.W. Woolworth began importing holiday ornaments from Lauscha, Germany, the small village where hand-blown glass ornaments originated. As the first U.S. retailer to sell manufactured Christmas tree decorations, response to the…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on November 21, 2016 at 10:20pm — No Comments

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