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Apr 18th


Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce recognized five businesses at 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce recognized five businesses at 3rd Annual Awards CeremonyFive Twin Cities businesses received distinguished awards from the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) at its 3rd annual Umoja Awards Ceremony Friday, November 6.  The ceremony was held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Each year, the awards ceremony and dinner recognize outstanding business achievements of the African American community and those working as advocates of the business community.

(Plan Your Career) Back-to-Work Strategy: Tips for stay-home spouses returning to work

Did you see this change coming?  Women are now the primary breadwinners in over 50% of American households.  Unfortunately, that change has come about due to massive layoffs of higher-paid men.  While no one wishes for their man to be unemployed, the fact is that women are returning to the workplace.  For stay-home spouses, returning to work can be intimidating.  Having a search strategy will help.

What parents need to know if a child is under arrest or investigation

As a parent, you want to do what is best for your child or children. You want to protect them, believe the best of them, and create a future for them that is better than your own. That is all part of trying to be a good parent, and if your son or daughter is involved in a conflict with the law the best way you can do that is by turning the case over to a legal professional.

(Plan Your Career) Office Etiquette

Contract employees who move frequently between companies tell me the rules are the same wherever you work.  Know your Office Etiquette so you can get ahead on the job.

Purchase for Africa: An appeal for American apparel buys

Labels do matter.  When it comes to African Americans’ apparel purchases Howard University business students say “Labels do matter” and encourages these consumers to engage in socially conscious buying and to “look for Lesotho labels” when they shop.  African Americans consumer power can help change Africa.  African Americans’ buying power exceeds $900 billion.  Blacks’ apparel purchases total $20 billion each year.

Mayor Rybak calls for extension of jobless benefits for Minnesotans

Standing with people trying to get back on their feet and find work, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak last week called on Congress to quickly extend federal unemployment benefits for Minnesotans. Unless action is taken soon, thousands of Minnesotans without jobs will lose unemployment benefits by the end of the year.

(Plan Your Career) Glasses or contacts? As interviewing revs up, candidate concerns get back to the basics

(Plan Your Career) Glasses or contacts?  As interviewing revs up, candidate concerns get back to the basicsWendy has an interview Thursday, and can’t stop obsessing over details.  It was there on her resume, detail-oriented, but who knew how accurate that could be?  As the economy brightens and companies gear up to hire, more candidates are finding themselves in a quandary about interviewing.  It’s been so long, they say.  And everything has changed since the last time I looked, they say. The most important factor in an interview is comfort level.
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