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Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced Saturday they had reached a tentative nurses’ contract with Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will cover their 18,000 California RNs. The deal will give the RNs increased pay, a stronger voice on patient care and improve workplace protections according to the union.

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the RNs, also provides significant raises and adds to their retirement package... Read More

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown this morning presented his budget proposal, which he said  injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects.

“This carefully balanced budget builds for the future by saving money, paying down debt and investing in our state’s core needs,” said Brown. “Our long-term fiscal health depends on the wise and prudent actions we take today.”... Read More

Hot jobs for 2015

Hot jobs for 2015

Marketing executives, software developers and truck drivers are among the hot jobs right now, according to CareerBuilder... Read More

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael Marion, Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost of Drexel University Sacramento, was recently appointed to the California Student Aid Commission, where he will support the mission to make higher education more accessible for California students.

Appointments to the Commission are made by California Governor Jerry Brown and the position requires State Senate confirmation. As a commissioner, Marion will represent private and secondary education schools. He’ll attend his first Commission meeting in November.

“It’s a huge honor to be considered by Governor Brown for this role and be able to join some of the outstanding individuals who are already serving as commissioners,” Marion said. “This is a great opportunity to give back to students to make sure they can access financial aid and have the opportunity to be successful in college.”

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!  Set up alerts on the different job websites including LinkedIn.

In my new book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the eighth chapter discusses job websites and how to set up alerts.

Get Back to Work: Your Personal Brand

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the third chapter – Your Brand – is all about the critical and often overlooked step of building and maintaining your personal brand.

You probably have read about this idea of “creating a personal brand.” What is it exactly? And where do you begin? Once you’ve identified what it is, then what do you do with it?  The Your Brand chapter in my upcoming book will help you to answer those important questions.

Here is an excerpt from the book: