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What to Expect if Hired as an Office Clerk

General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records. Duties General office clerks typically do the following: Answer and transfer telephone calls or take messages Sort and deliver incoming mail and send outgoing mail Schedule appointments and receive customers or visitors Provide general information to staff, clients, …

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Why are Apprenticeships making a huge comeback?

In June 2017, President Trump signed the Executive Order “Expanding Apprenticeships in America.” This Executive Order contained several important tasks and requirements to help modernize America’s education systems and workforce development programs by expanding apprenticeships. Q:  What is apprenticeship? Is an apprenticeship a job? A:  Yes! Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can …

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What is the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Act?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. This fact sheet provides general information about which employers are covered by the FMLA, when employees are eligible and entitled to take FMLA leave, and what rules apply when employees take …

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U.S. DOL MAKES MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ON APPRENTICESHIP EXPANSION

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced major milestones in the continuing effort to expand apprenticeships in the United States. This morning, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was made public that would establish a process for the U.S. Department of Labor to advance the development of high-quality, industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs).  The Department …

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Job Hunting Tips

Network! Think of the people you know — relatives, friends, professors, classmates, co-workers at summer jobs, and others. Make more of an effort to meet with people, and use these conversations to ask their advice, to make them aware of your job search, to learn more about their jobs or their organizations, and to get the …

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