“Legal” Open House
Wednesday, September 29th
7:00am to 7:00pm
75 Federal Street, 11th Floor, Boston
The “Legal World” is hiring and looking for top legal talent for immediate and future opportunities.
IP Litigation Paralegal
Commercial Legal Assistant
IP Prosecution Legal Secretary
Litigation Legal Secretary
Corporate Litigation Law Clerk
Patent Legal Secretary
IT Litigation Support
Previous experience in the desired practice area is required. All candidates must have strong MS Office skills.
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and call 617.348.2612 to set-up an interview with a Staffing Consultant.
Open House - Multiple Job Categories
Thursday, September 23rd from 9:00am to 4:00pm
John Leonard Employment Services
1700 West Park Drive, Suite 170
Westborough, MA 01581
John Leonard is working to find exceptional and professional candidates to fill several temporary & direct hire positions for our Clients. All positions are based in exciting industries and some offer an opportunity to become a direct hire employee.
Successful candidates will have the following core traits:
- Commitment to excellence
- Determination to contribute to an organizations success
- Positive energy
- Flexibility / Can-do attitude
- Team focused
- Client centric
- Aspiration to make a difference
- Strong MS Office skills
Call 508.898.2686 IMMEDIATELY to reserve a time-slot to meet with one of our experienced Staffing Consultants.
Yesterday's employment numbers released by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, provided empirical evidence of what many in the staffing industry have been feeling anecdotally. Despite the typical "summer doldrums," there are definite signs that hiring activity is on the upswing. Although we do not expect to see a sudden surge in job creation, yesterday's report is further evidence that the local economy is bouncing back (across multiple sectors). This bodes well for continued job growth into 2011.
Marking the seventh straight month of job growth, Massachusetts added 2,100 jobs in August, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Developmen. August job growth follows a revised 15,200 jobs gain in July, which was previously reported as a 13,200 job gain. The state's private sector added 4,000 jobs in August, with the largest gains in leisure and hospitality, professional, scientific and business services; and construction, per the state. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent in August, from 9 percent in July. It's still below the national unemployment rate of 9.6 percent.
-Derek McKinley, COO
Read more: Mass. unemployment falls - Boston Business Journal
Congratulations to Kaitlin Gallup - John Leonard's Temporary of the Month for August 2010.
Each month John Leonard chooses one of our Temporary Representatives to be recognized for their exceptional effort and commitment. In addition to a cash award of $100 and a spot on our "Wall-of-Fame", selected Temporary Representatives are recognized on the John Leonard website.
Kaitlin received the award for August 2010, due to her continuous dedication and the rave reviews she received as a Research Assistant at one of our client organizations.
Last Friday, 24/7 Wall St. posted a thought-provoking list of 10 ways that they believe the US government could cut unemployment rates.
The propositions include ideas that edge on controversial, some that have never before been used in the US and a few that have, but not for decades. Below we have summarized each point.
What are your thoughts on the proposals?
1.Tax Credits. The first of 10 proposed solutions states that the government should provide tax credits to companies who bring on full-time employees. This incentive-based program hinges on the goal of creating more work and eliminating the problem of companies hiring part-time employees to cut back on benefit and severance payouts.
2. Funding Reduced Pay. Originating in Germany, this idea proposes that the government should provide a tax credit or stipend to companies who shorten work hours rather than layoff employees, thus creating more jobs.
3. Saving Small Businesses. Although companies with fewer than 500 employees generate nearly half of private, non-farm GDP, they have taken a great hit during the recession and have exhibited difficulty in receiving loans. This idea states that the government should bear some of the risk of small businesses so that they can bring on more employees.
4. Give people work, even if it is not permanent. Based on The Works Progress Administration created by FDR in the 1930s, this idea advises that the government should create jobs to buoy the economy. The success of this administration relies on the assumption that it will allow the government to avoid paying unemployment to those who would otherwise remain idle and also give these people job skills that will come in handy when the economy fully recovers.
5. Jobs Not Projects. This idea recommends another stimulus package from the White House, but this time focusing more on job creation rather than on tax incentives. It states that the government should give more money directly to the segments that are hurting the most in order to prevent the firing and furloughing of more workers.
6. China. This idea was generated around the thought that the great value of the Chinese Yuan directly affects the US’s ability to recover economically. It suggests one of two radical solutions: either the US Treasury Department make a direct threat to Beijing by labeling it a “currency manipulator” or that the US government require that “strategic imports from China be taxed.”
7. Underwriting Exports. The US was once a consumer-based economy with 65-75% of GDP coming from consumption. Because these stats no longer exist, this plan suggests that we make a switch and begin to rely more on exports. To have any success in doing so, 24/7 Wall St. says that we must first underwrite the cost of shipping. The suggestion: direct government payment of export shipping costs.
8. The Minimum Wage. This idea puts forth the plan that the government reimburse some part of the wage paid to Americans compensated at the minimum level. This plan would be successful under the belief that it would allow the lowest paid in the country to keep their jobs while also allowing modest-size businesses an opportunity to avoid layoffs at this level.
9. Construction Jobs. Construction workers have been hit hard, if not the hardest, during the recession. Most without work cannot afford to relocate to areas with greater needs, thus creating large pools of unemployed workers in certain areas. This plan advocates for the creation of projects on government-owned facilities in the areas that have been hit the hardest.
10. Immigration. The last idea revolves around the existing argument over whether or not it is fair that undocumented workers from abroad take American jobs. 24/7 Wall St. implies that rather than continue to argue and debate this sensitive subject, the government should step in and provide supplemental aid to states that have large illegal immigrant populations and create more public sector jobs for all.
To read the complete article via 24/7 Wall St., click here.
1. Start Off Strong - Have a Solid Handshake
Your handshake is your first impression, and as we all know, first impressions are everything.
When meeting your future employer, make sure to give a firm hand shake. It is the best way to kick off an interview and will give your future employer a strong gage of both your energy and confidence level.
2. Come Prepared
Make sure that you have all the materials that you were asked to bring to the interview. Always bring multiple resumes in case you meet with more people than expected.
3. Know Your Stuff
There is nothing worse than a candidate who cannot describe what they did in an 8-hour day at his/her last position.
Before an interview, review your resume. Make sure that you are aware of all dates, duties, and software programs used at each prior position.
4. Think Ahead
Anticipate what the interviewer will ask. Prior to the interview, make a list of questions you think interviewers may ask and practice answering them aloud.
Common questions include: What were your job duties? What are your strengths/weaknesses? What are your salary requirements?
5. Do Your Research
Never go into an interview unprepared, whether with an employment agency or with the hiring company.
Check out the company’s website and educate yourself. When you walk into an interview, be sure to know facts about the company. Learn the company mission.
Bonus Step: Smile and Relax
Though these may seem like the hardest pieces of the puzzle, they shouldn’t be. When going into an interview, your confidence level should be skyrocketing. It means that, in this economic climate, your resume was one of the few chosen out of hundreds of others.
You are there because the hiring manager is impressed with your credentials and already thinks you are "the one" for the position!