JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 1:34 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Detroit's rebound has brought a surge in new artisanal restaurants, renovated office space and $2,000-per-month loft apartments in the past five years. It also has spawned hundreds of new employment opportunities in private security to watch over those businesses and their employees and patrons. Many of these security jobs have gone to Detroit residents, extending economic benefits of the revitalization happening in the greater downtown — critics call it gentrification — to more individuals who live in the still-struggling neighborhoods. Private guard contractors hold regular hiring events that attract dozens of Detroiters seeking a primary or second job. The jobs do pay better than working fast food or some retail positions. The larger security firms also offer optional health care … [Read more...] about Detroit’s rebound brings surge in downtown security jobs
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The bright nights are here and so is the time to brighten up your career prospects. Luckily NIJobs.com are here to help with their pick of the best positions this week. 1 Marketing Executive, WorkSmart Kainos Belfast The WorkSmart division is one of the fastest growing in Kainos. It is one of the largest partners in Europe for Workday, an on demand financial management and human capital management software vendor. Primarily they implement Workday and supply additional supporting services in Europe but have recently expanded operations into the USA. As part of its growth strategy, they have identified the need for a marketing executive working within the team to help drive an effective marketing strategy which maximises sales, creates competitive advantage and strengthens brand reputation worldwide. Apply 2 Client Delivery Lead PwC Belfast PWC are looking for a strong, credible, highly motivated individual who is interested in a new challenge to get involved in the ”My … [Read more...] about The seven best jobs this week
This year's headline-grabbing commencement speeches have been high on thinly veiled critiques of the Trump administration and big on dire warnings about the state of American democracy.Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautioned graduates at Virginia Military Institute about the end of American democracy if Americans don't "confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders." Michael Bloomberg talked at Rice University of the threat from "our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party and in pursuit of power." And 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, raising a Russian ushanka hat as part of a Yale University tradition, said Sunday that "we're living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy," telling students "to stay vigilant, to neither close our eyes, nor numb our hearts or throw up our hands."But not all of this year's graduation speeches are quite so political or cautionary. A few - though not many - … [Read more...] about The best career advice from this year’s graduation speeches
Low-skilled workers in Baltimore are missing growing opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and math because of limited access to and training for STEM jobs requiring an associate degree level of education or less.That's the premise of a report to be released Wednesday by the Greater Baltimore Committee and Associated Black Charities that recommends ways to boost the pipeline of workers in such "middle skill" occupations.More than 50 businesses, nonprofits and philanthropic leaders were interviewed for the report, including leaders at Bank of America, BGE, Lockheed Martin, LifeBridge Health, Maryland Live and the University of Maryland Medical System."We know there are a lot of challenges for low-skilled adults in the Baltimore region to move into a career that pays a family-supporting wage," said Chris Seals, an economist and president of Field Guide Consulting, which led the study's research and writing. "People need to move into careers that are sustainable … [Read more...] about ‘Middle-skill’ STEM jobs could lift low-skilled workers in Baltimore to middle class, report says
Step into a cab in many major cities, including Baltimore, and you'll wind up sitting behind a clear, bullet-resistant shield that separates you from the driver.But one taxicab company operating in Baltimore wants to replace the state-mandated protective guard with security cameras. Baltimore Taxi Affiliation Services, which operates 100 cabs under the Arrow Cab and Baltimore City Taxi brands, recently asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to consider amending state regulations to allow for either a shield or a camera in Baltimore cabs.The PSC, which oversees taxicabs in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, is soliciting comments to determine whether to pursue the company's proposal. The regulator is scheduled to consider the matter in April.About 1,150 taxicabs are licensed to operate in Baltimore City, where shields became mandatory in 1995. The partition is not required in Baltimore County cabs.Meanwhile, the idea of replacing partitions with security cameras appears not to … [Read more...] about What’s best in Baltimore taxis: shields or security cameras?