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More Jobs Are Being Posted, But Maine’s Economy Still Needs Growth

Job postings are up around the state of Maine. The CareerCenter and the Department of Labor said Androscoggin County is just one county of many in Maine seeing a significant increase in postings. This is good news, but it is not the whole picture.

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Seasonal Work Is Hard to Fill Regardless of Unemployment Rate

There was a time when a person would do just about anything in order to make ends meet. However, even with the unemployment rate dangling somewhere around 8 percent, many companies claim that they cannot find enough help to staff their operations.

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Hilarious Prankster Quits Jobs He Never Had

Ladies and gentleman, prime time prank season is upon us. Why? Everyone's so stinkin' happy around the holidays, and the last thing they'd expect is for an evil prankster to pull out hilarious (and sometimes mean) tricks.

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Nurse Most Trusted Profession

Once again this year, nurses have the highest rate of honest and ethical standards than any other profession. According to a Gallup poll, 64% of Americans say ‘nurse’ is the most trusted profession among all professionals.

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What Are the Least and Most Trusted Professions in America?

There are two types of people that no one trusts: politicians, and anyone selling cars. On the other hand, Americans think very highly of nurses. That is the consensus of a recent Gallup poll.

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Office Items on the Extinct List

Technology moves fast these days with better and faster, hitting the market every day. In the process some old standbys get left behind.  Live Science lists 13 things that are on the brink of extinction in your office in the coming years.

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Umemployment May Cause Heart Attack

There are many things known that cause heart attacks, stress, diabetes, smoking…we can now add unemployment. At some point in your life, if you were unemployed, whether you quit, were fired or were laid off, you may have increased your chances of getting a heart attack.

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The Invention of the Time Clock

In almost every occupation, when at work, we punch in and we punch out, we use a time clock to determine how long we have been on the job. These days’ computers have taken the place of the time clock, but it was thanks to the industrial revolution that keeping track of workers time became necessary.

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Job Market for College Graduates Is Improving — Dollars and Sense

Good news for college students: the job market is starting to look a little brighter, with 5 percent more employment opportunities predicted for new college graduates this year, according to a recent survey conducted by the Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute.

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Walmart Employees Toss iPads Around Because They Can

Maybe don't buy expensive electronics from Walmart. If this (NSFW) video is to be believed, they've all been tossed around and dropped on the floor repeatedly just for the hey of it.

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