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Orlando Veterans’ Job Fair Features 55 Employers


Lockheed Martin, Universal Studios, and Orange County will be among more than 50 employers at the Orlando Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, December 13th. The job fair is for veterans, military spouses, transitioning military personnel, and National Guard and Reserve members. It is produced by the RecruitMilitary organization and Disabled American Veterans. More information on the job fair is available at the RecruitMilitary website here. RecruitMilitary’s Heidi Miller says the fair often leads to an on-the-spot interview, so she has advice for attendees. “Come prepared. Dress the part and bring multiple copies of your resume,” offers Miller. “I recommend at least 30 copies.” For those who want to engage in some prep work, or for people who cannot attend …
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Osceola Council on Aging. Photo: Renata Sago.
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New Federal Overtime Law Raises Concerns For Nonprofit Industry


A new law will raise the salary threshold for overtime across the country. All those extra hours that went into a void will have a paycheck attached to them come December. But for employees at nonprofits, that’s not so simple. In an industry where fundraising is king and long hours, queen, administrators are scrambling to figure out how they’ll comply with the new law.
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Nearly half of the attendees at the National Black MBA Association’s annual career expo are not black. Photo: NBMBAA.
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Conference Aimed at Boosting Black Business Talent Draws Changing Demographics


Thousands of black job seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs are in Orlando this week to shake hands with decision makers at companies across the globe. The National Black MBA Association is wrapping up its week-long conference and career expo. In nearly four decades, the event has earned a reputation for connecting recruiters with black talent. But that’s changing. 90.7’s Renata Sago went to the conference and spoke with members and partners who say they’re adapting to the new the face of the association, which is starting to look more and more like a mixed palette.
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Minimum Wage Protests


Last week, in more than 150 cities across the country, masses of fast-food workers raised their voices and their employment risks in an attempt to make themselves heard.
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Fishkind Commentaries | Florida’s Employment Divide: Why Are Bigger Cities Outpacing Smaller Ones?


A new trend is emerging in Florida’s employment numbers, and it’s caught the attention of 90.7 economic analyst Hank Fishkind. There’s a clear difference in how Florida’s larger cities are faring in terms of job creation and employment and how smaller cities are doing. This week, Fishkind looks at the factors pushing the state’s major metropolitan areas forward, and holding other regions back.
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