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Web site makes it possible for citizens to guard border from home

November 14, 2006 Comments

U-Wire

By James Heggen AMES, Iowa – The state of Texas has given all who want to enforce the Texas-Mexican border the job of security guards. Texas has launched a virtual border patrol, using the Internet to broadcast images from 10 cameras set up on the border. Individuals can log on to Texasborderwatch.com, set up a […]

Wal-Mart’s change in wages impacts employees

November 7, 2006 Comments

Jill Muir

Some employees not concerned about wage gap Wal-Mart,the nation’s largest private employer, is pushing for changes in the schedules and wages of their 1.3 million employees nationwide. These changes have been implemented in order to create a cheaper, more effective work force, and to better serve their customers, a spokesperson for the company said. Some […]

Employers may be eyeing students’ Facebook accounts

November 7, 2006 Comments

U-Wire

By Kate Bigam KENT, Ohio – Kent State University students who posted photographic evidence of last weekend’s Halloween antics on Facebook may want to think twice about going public with their pictures. A new study conducted by CareerBuilder.com reported that 26 percent of all employers use the Internet to research employment candidates before hiring. According […]

Study finds binge drinking, high wages correlate

November 7, 2006 Comments

U-Wire

By Victoria Bekiempis TAMPA, Fla. – University of South Florida Associate Professor of Economics Jeffrey DeSimone along with Pinka Chatterji, a health economist at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research and an instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard’s College of Medicine, have identified a correlation between high school binge drinking and increased […]

Survey: Employers study applicant resumes for lies

October 31, 2006 Comments

U-Wire

By Caitlin Bauer That little white lie on your resume could cost you the job. Even though only 5 percent of job candidates admitted to stretching the truth on their resumes, 57 percent of hiring managers said they have caught a lie on a candidate’s resume, according to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com. The June […]

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