Mediators needed at consumer affairs

New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is in need of three mediators in their Research and Investigation Unit/Earned Sick Leave Division (ESLD), located at 42 Broadway, New York. The starting salary is $45,615.00 to $55,000.00 annually. The job ID number is 142759. Go to, click on the link ‘Community and Business Services’, find job ID 142759. Once there, you will be able to upload your resume and cover letter. Just click on the ‘apply now’ link. This posting will be available until the positions are filled.

To qualify for these positions, applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and two years experience in community work or community centered activities. If you don’t have a B.A. degree, applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and three years experience in community work or community centered activities.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Mediation and Outreach, the mediator will investigate and mediate employee complaints, work as a liaison between employee and employer, maintain the agency database and provide follow-ups and closures for each case. For a complete and detailed description associated with this title, please go to; Community and Business Services, look for job ID 142759.

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Why You Should Join Private Coaching for NDA Exam Preparation

Why You Should Join Private Coaching for NDA Exam Preparation Ability is of little account without opportunity, but when the opportunity comes, we fail to use our ability properly. Examination is the opportunity where each and every student has to show his ability and comes with positive result, but only few of do so. When we talk about competitive exam like NDA, how many of us become success in clearing the papers? Only few of us. Do you know why? Because our degrade preparation, wrong method of solving questions and low category of guidance. They lead us to encounter such situation.

It is for the fact that there have been opened a number of NDA coaching centers in Chandigarh that provide proper guidance to candidates who are aspired to join Indian Defense Forces. The faculty of the NDA coaching centers is highly qualified and vastly experienced for preparing students to clear the entrance exams. They make sure that each candidate feel confident and can make right preparation. There are some coaching center that not only focus on syllabus subject by subject as per UPSC, but also provide students with opportunity to give mock tests, collect previous year question paper, and attend the analysis and doubt clearing sessions.

If you think you are not well-prepared for the exams, find the best NDA coaching center in Chandigarh, they will provide you relevant atmosphere for the exam preparation. They, from time to time, conduct tests and provide extra care to those who seem to be weaker in a particular subject. The staff in the coaching monitors each student individually. The good thing is that they discuss the mock test results among students with a purpose to pin point where the student’s performance appears to be bad. Students, by being guided properly at the NDA coaching center in Chandigarh and other parts of the country, come at a point where they grow ability to solve the questions asked in the examination. They learn how to come clear with the examination, manage time at the examination center and get the best possible results.

The private coaching center provides experienced faculty who teaches students the proper way to crack the exam; they lay stress on the format and type of questions possibly to be asked in the exam. Students can learn many formulate and shortcuts to get quick and accurate answers in the exam. In addition to this, the teachers also provide lengthily researched study material which assists applicants to effortlessly access, organize and thoroughly understand the vast syllabus.

Thus, if your dream is to join NDA, don’t waste your time. Search for a top coaching center nearby your area and get admission. Even a single moment can lead to spoil your career growth. A reputed and reliable coaching center will give you the first chance of being a part of the Indian defense forces and move ahead on your career path.

Part-time clerical associate needed

The New York City Environmental Protection Agency has a position open for a part-time clerical associate. This is an entry level position and the starting hourly wage is $13.61 to $15.65. The work location address is 96-05 Horace Harding Expressway located in Queens, New York. The job ID for this position is 141165.

The selected candidate will be working in the Division of Connections and Permitting, Cross Connection Control Unit Section. Under direct supervision, you will be responsible for performing clerical tasks such as; data entry, filing, distributing mail and assisting in records transferring. For a complete and detailed description of duties for this position, please go to and hit on the link ‘Clerical & Administrative Support’, look for job ID 141165. Once there, you will be able to upload your resume and cover letter, just hit the ‘apply now’ link.

To be eligible for this position, you must have a high school diploma and one year of clerical experience. You must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Access and Excel. Eligible candidates must be familiar with the keyboard and be able to type 100 key strokes (20 words) per minute. This position will be posted until filled.

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Horrible employment news for November

Buried deep in the employment data released Dec. 6 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is one horrible fact. Only 83,000 more Americans had jobs in November than were working in September. The BLS is touting 203,000 new non-farm jobs in November and a drop in the unemployment rate to 7 percent. An alternative measure of the unemployment rate, U-6, reached its lowest level since Nov. 2008, at 13.2 percent.

The civilian population of the United States increased by 399,000 from Sept. to Nov. The number of Americans not in the labor force rose in that sixty day period by 644,000 people. That loss of working Americans was largely due to a decrease in the number of unemployed over the two month period. The time frame saw 265,000 unemployed workers leave the labor force.

The American civilian labor force measures 155,293,000 for Nov. That figure is made up of the 144,386,000 employed and the 10,907,000 workers who are unemployed. An additional 91,273,000 Americans are not in the labor force.

Since Jan. 2009, when the current administration took office, the civilian population has increased by five percent. In sharp contrast, the number of Americans with jobs has increased only 1.6 percent. The number of Americans not in the labor force has increase an astonishing 13.4 percent.

The BLS states in today’s press release that the American economy has added and average of 195,000 new jobs per month over the last 12 months, just over 2.3 million new jobs. In that same time period, based on BLS data, the number of employed increased by 1.08 million. The number of unemployed dropped by 1.3 million while the number of Americans not in the labor market increased by 2.4 million.

The BLS is basing its claim of 203,000 new jobs in Nov. on the Establishment Survey. The unemployment rate, and the data analyzed here, is from the Household Survey. The disparity in the data is not explained by the effects of the government shutdown in October.

Employment opportunities in New York State

New York State Governor Cuomo, launched a website called Jobs Express. On this website you will find dozens upon dozens of job offerings throughout the New York State and New York City area. The website is Here, you will find many job opportunities in various job categories and various levels of job experience.

Some of the jobs that are available for New York residents are; Architecture and Engineering, Building and Grounds Maintenance, Social Services, Computers, Education, Legal and Clerical job opportunities. There are over one hundred job opportunities available in all titles except for Farming, which only has one position available.

For instance, in the area of Business and Financial Operations, there are over three thousand job openings. In the area of Healthcare, there are over one thousand positions available and in the area of Management, there are over five thousand positions available.

For those who have college and university degrees in various fields of work, who are having a difficult time finding a career in your area of study, this is a great way to find positions that fit your specific area of expertise. Once again, for information on the jobs available in New York State, please visit

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The changing economy in Silicon Valley, job creation & Cleantech investments

This month Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV) in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) presented the 2014 State of the Valley Index in San Jose, CA.

Since 1995, the Silicon Valley Index has measured economic growth (such as job, income, entrepreneurship and innovation, and more), societal conditions (education, health, safety, arts and culture), place (environment, transportation, land use and housing), as well as governance (city finances, civic engagement, voter participation, etc.)

Russell Hancock, President and CEO of JVSV talked about Silicon Valley’s performance as the leader of the nation in most measures. The valley has seen a four year continuous growth in jobs and income, where as a region, it is among the highest income zones in the nation. Further, Silicon Valley holds the biggest share of the nation’s high growth, high wages sectors.

How can we define Silicon Valley and what are the regional boundaries?

The Silicon Valley Index looks at an area that includes forty cities in a defined geographical region in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. JVSV includes several counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Alameda. For some of the measures, the index also encompasses the major three cities: San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, totaling a geographic area of over 1800 square miles with a population close to three million people.

How are we doing?

Employment in Silicon Valley today exceeds pre-recession levels. Although there is job growth in Silicon Valley, it cannot be considered as the only measure to gauge economic health and prosperity. Last year, 104,065 new jobs were created in the region. To compare, the highest new jobs we saw in Silicon Valley has been in the Dot-Com era, which generated around 110,00 new jobs at its highest. In the second quarter of 2013, for example, there was a 34% increase in employment over the same time period in the previous year – the largest jump in growth in the past decade. But there is a difference from the Dot-Com time: in the past 4 years, we have seen incremental growth each year, indicating a steady job growth. The job growth rate in Silicon Valley now is 3.8% versus the national average of 2%. Further, job creation today spreads across all industries, which is an indication of good and healthy economic growth.

The report tracks down unemployment rates on a monthly basis. Silicon Valley unemployment rates fell from 7.5% in January 2013 to 5.8% in November last year. These rates were lower than the state’s and the nation’s rates.

Silicon Valley is most synonymous with innovation. When it comes to patent registration, six out of the top ten cities generating patent registrations in the U.S. are here, where patents span over diverse industries.

There has been more venture capital spent in Silicon Valley than other areas in the nation: 39% in 2013. When adding San Francisco, it represents 77% of investments in California alone. Most of the investments were in software, energy efficiency, bio technology, medical devices, and more.

In the green technology fields, venture capital investments in Silicon Valley accounted to 76.6% of overall Cleantech investment in California. In fact, the Cleantech revolution has shrunk here in 2013, in particular solar funding, but it is starting to grow again. While in the past decade, most Silicon Valley’s Cleantech investments were in solar, today we see venture and angel funding of several ‘green’ sectors: energy efficiency, Hydro, energy storage or batteries, fuel cells, and more.

In the past few years more residents, private and public businesses, non-profit organizations, as well as government facilities (for example, schools), have been gradually moving into renewable energy sources, in particular roof-top solar. At the same time, electricity usage per capita has decreased. Water consumption has been consistently declining since 2000. Recycled water, as a percentage of total water consumption, has increased to 4.1%.

While permitting time for renewable energy projects has decreased in the past two years for all Cleantech sectors, electric vehicle charging stations installations are the only exception to faster permitting. In addition, there is a decrease in Vehicle Miles Traveled per capita, attributed to an increased ridership in public transit, carpooling, shared rides, etc. At the same time, more employees work from home, reducing traffic and carbon emissions. In fact, the report shows that ridership on CalTrain and VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) Express service have grown significantly.

Clerk position available at NYC agency

The New York City Law Department (Office of the Corporation Council) has two positions available for a clerical associate or clerk. The starting pay is $16.79 to $27.21 hourly. The work location is 350 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201. The job will be in the Worker’s Compensation Unit. This is a part-time, 20 hours a week, entry-level position. The job ID number is 137816.

Duties for these positions will include but not limited to; faxing, filing, mailing, and answering phones, distributing paperwork and corresponding with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. You may also perform data entry and maintain records. For a detailed description about this position, go to

The requirements for these positions are; a high school diploma or equivalent and one year satisfactory clerical experience. You also must be able to type at least 100 key strokes (20 words per minute). This job posting will be open until December 26, 2013.

To apply for this position, go to Click on the link ‘Clerical & Administrative Support’. Once there, find job ID number 137816. You must apply online by sending a resume along with a cover letter. Check out the video on tips for a great job interview.

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SLS Las Vegas, the newest casino on the Strip, now hiring

SLS Las Vegas, the newest resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, is now hiring. They are holding interviews in waves, the first for more than 300 management positions. This spring, they will begin filling more than 2,500 positions throughout the resort.

The sbe-owned hotel and casino is scheduled to open Labor Day 2014.

“We are excited to bring energy and jobs back to the north end of the Strip,” said Rob Oseland, president of SLS Las Vegas.

Located on the corner of Sahara and the Strip on the site of the Rat-Pack era Sahara Hotel, the SLS will bring new life and a modern look to the north end of the Strip, have more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites and 30,000 square feet of meeting space.

NYC police communications technician test

Between December 2, 2013 and December 31, 2013, an exam for a Police Communications Technician, will be held. This job is for a 911 Call Operator. The exam number is 4337. The test fee is $47.00 due at time of testing. All candidates who passed the exam and are appointed will have to go through drug screening, background check, investigation, medical and psychological, and fingerprinting. The fingerprinting fee is $75.00, non-refundable.

All candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 30 college credits from an accredited college. You must have at least one year clerical, typing or secretarial experience. At least, one year customer service experience which includes; obtaining personal information from persons.

This position starts at $33,162 to start per annum. All hired candidates will be have probationary period of 18 months. If you speak Spanish, you may be assigned to a Selective Certification. Selective Certification is a position that requires the use of the Spanish language. All candidates will be required to pass a 911 emergency call taker course and a radio dispatcher course. These courses are very important. If you do not pass the courses, you will be terminated.

The test is multiple-choice and seating is limited. You will not be able to take test if test site is full, so come early so you can maintain a spot. The test will be given at the DCAS testing sites in Manhattan at 2 Lafayette Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10007 and Brooklyn, 210 Joralemon Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

The test will be given every Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. For further information pertaining to this test and test sites, dates and times, please visit,

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Find Private Tutors Online

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