The Woman Behind the Bridge – The force behind Oregon’s massive freeway project works for the governor—and a private company that wants it built.
Whacking Cracks – Hales has found money to fix city streets. Residents say his plan has potholes.
Electronic toll roads envisioned for nation – With Congress reluctant to raise the gasoline tax, and with the nation’s highways in need of repair and expansion, motorists everywhere may eventually have to come to grips with the notion of more highway tolls and usage fees — possibly collected via electronic monitoring devices built directly into their vehicles.
The ELGL Resume Book…It’s Back – ELGL is now accepting entries for the 2nd edition of the Resume Book. We encourage all ELGL members to submit a resume whether you are employed or you are looking for employment. Non-ELGL members can also submit a resume but members will receive priority placement in the book.
Chart: The many jobs that pay women less than men – There’s a huge pay gap between men and women in the United States, one which shows few signs of closing anytime soon. But the size of that gap varies widely by profession. In 2012, the median weekly wage for women was about 80.9 percent of the median weekly wage for men.
How the boss benefits from temp workers – Relying on freelancers saves him time and money in all sorts of ways. There’s less government paperwork. He doesn’t have to pay the federal payroll tax that funds Social Security and Medicare, 7.7% of workers’ wages.
Laugh Your Way To Loving Your Job – Want to decrease stress, improve your health and even increase your social interaction among colleagues? Then laugh more at work.
VOTE: Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite Selection – The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge is a competition designed to inspire America’s mayors to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life.
How Social Media is Reshaping The Job Search – According to a recent analysis by MBA Online, “1 in 6 workers used social media to get hired.” This staggering recent statistic is all-the-more impressive, especially given the fact that LinkedIn didn’t launch until 2003, and now boasts 200+ million members. Clearly, we’re in the midst of a significant social shift that savvy job seekers must consider as they approach their career search.