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Are Suits Still Suitable for Job Interviews?

By: America's Credit Union
September 30th, 2019

While casual dress codes are gaining ground in the workplace, job applicants shouldn't put away their power suits just yet, according to research from global staffing firm Accountemps.

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Texting While Hiring

By: America's Credit Union
August 16th, 2019

For many people, texting is the favored – and sometimes only – way to connect with friends and family. Now research from Robert Half Technology suggests that it may also be a common communication method between employers and job candidates.

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Jewelry Theft or Loss During Travel Has Doubled, Study Finds

By: America's Credit Union
August 9th, 2019

More and more travelers are returning home missing something of significance, according to a national survey on traveling with jewelry conducted by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group.

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Meals on Wheels Drivers Use App to Help Monitor Homebound Seniors

By: America's Credit Union
June 12th, 2019

Meals on Wheels America is expanding a research program showing how Meals on Wheels drivers can use a mobile app to alert care coordinators about observed changes in homebound meal clients' physical or mental health, social needs or home environment.

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98.6% of American Manufacturers are Small Businesses, Struggling to Hire

By: America's Credit Union
May 31st, 2019

98.6% of American manufacturing companies are small businesses, and 75.3% of those businesses have fewer than 20 employees, according to data gathered by SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses.

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Are You Dressing for Success, or Failure?

By: America's Credit Union
May 22nd, 2019

Clothing choices can affect your chances of being promoted, a report from staffing firm OfficeTeam finds.

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Get Yourself Cyber-Secure

By: America's Credit Union
May 13th, 2019

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to remind everyone that when clearing out clutter, don't forget about the critical need to take action and protect your volumes of valuable information.

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Majority of Job Seekers Receive Multiple Offers While Job Searching

By: America's Credit Union
May 10th, 2019

Companies shouldn't assume that their job offer is a candidate's only option, research suggests.

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Making Home Fire Safety a Priority

By: America's Credit Union
April 17th, 2019

Smoke detector maker First Alert is offering these home safety tips:      Practice a fire escape plan. According to a recent study conducted by First Alert, only 43 percent of Americans report having a home escape plan in place. However, only a quarter (26 percent) have ever practiced it. After planning an emergency escape route, practice it at least twice a year.

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Americans Are Spending More on Pets Than Ever Before: $72 Billion

By: America's Credit Union
April 11th, 2019

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) has released new annual industry-wide spending figures, which exceeded the previous year's spending by more than $3 billion. Americans are showing love for their pets as never before.

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