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What Kind of Job Site User Are You?

Are you a serial job searcher who always keeps your options open? Or, do you only hit the job sites when you need a job, like, right now? Maybe you feel trapped in a job that’s sucking the life right out of you, and you cruise job sites as therapy after particularly bad days. At any given point in your working life, you may fall into one of these categories. Whatever your mindset, CorridorCareers.com has the search strategy for you. The “Pick a Job, Any Job” Candidate – Unemployed and desperate? On your last week of unemployment insurance? Do Mom and Dad want their basement back? If you’re past being picky about what jobs you apply for or maybe you’re just feeling really versatile, you can set up your search to see every single job...

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Typical Relocation Package: What to look for (and how to negotiate the rest)

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So you’ve landed a job in a new city and your future employer has offered you a relocation package. Great news! Right? Relocation packages are a great incentive to accept a job offer but it’s important to consider the whole picture – cost of a move, finding jobs and schools for your family, etc. – before accepting an offer. Although they all vary by situation, typical relocation packages will likely include: Family/Spousal Assistance – Including assistance in finding employment for your spouse and good schools for your children Travel Expenses – Including a pre-move visit to check out housing and schools Temporary Living Arrangements Moving Costs – Including packing, unpacking, shipping and storage fees Housing Costs – Including costs...

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Iowa Corridor Jobs: Booming Industries in Eastern Iowa

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Anchored by the crossroads of Interstate 80 and 380, the Iowa Creative Corridor is steeped in a vibrant community that values economic development in all kinds of disciplines. The area’s professional and economic strengths attract a wide range of industries and bring a variety of employment opportunities to the region. Below is a selection of the industries currently blossoming in the region:   Logistics/Distribution Because of the ideal vicinity to Interstate 80, the Iowa Creative Corridor area is a great location for jobseekers looking for employment in logistics and/or distribution. Just within the last few years, more than 3 million square feet of distribution/warehouse space has been built in the Cedar Rapids area. These companies...

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5 Creative Incentives For Hiring (And Keeping) Great Employees

In a tight labor market like we’re experiencing in Iowa, there are two basic approaches to dealing with a worker shortage. One way is to offer very competitive wages and benefits to attract good people to your company. The other is to create a great work place and offer incentives to keep good employees with your company for the long haul. Human resources departments tasked with recruiting quality employees today use tools and incentives that most companies didn’t even have ten years ago, or ever think they would need. Businesses and HR recruiters in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City metro need to use every tool they have to find the best candidate for their openings. Some of the incentives include: Hiring Bonuses – employers are getting more...

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