Author Archives: Steve Trutane

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Tune in to the associated Twitter account for this blog for the latest job creation-related news and tips: — which is updated more frequently than this blog.

Obama says jobs are top priority

In his first State of the Union address today, President Obama said: jobs must be our number one focus in 2010, and that is why I am calling for a new jobs bill tonight. Now, the true engine of job creation in this country will always be America’s businesses. The jobs bill of which he […]

White House job forum final report

The White House has released its final report and follow-up from the original jobs forum it held on 3 Dec 2009 with various economic experts. Note that this does not cover input from the community job forums (in which participated). That will be reported in “the coming weeks.” The White House link above also […]

Department of Labor resources

Here are some useful employment resources from the US Dept. of Labor: – exploring careers and other employment assistance Job Tool Challenge – community-submitted tools for job seekers was not submitted in time to be included in the challenge, though it may still eventually be listed. Here’s some info about the challenge, from […]

Spiritually surviving job loss

Here’s a presentation on some spiritual ways to survive job loss. May not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it does highlight the opportunities for personal growth that can arise during a period of joblessness or while job searching. The personal growth business is something which even Google has gotten into internally.

White House hypes jobs stimulus results

The Huffington Post reports: Job Stimulus Results: White House Claims ‘Stunning’ Two Million Jobs Saved Or Created. It states: the report from the President’s Council of Economic Advisers said the economy is a lot better off than it would have been without the stimulus. Citing its own analysis plus a range of private sector summaries, […]

Responses sent to White House

OK, I’ve officially submitted responses to the questions on the White House’s community jobs forum website. My response was fairly minimal, answering only the questions about “jobs of the future” and “other issues and ideas,” with plenty of links to postings here at Here’s the auto-response they provided after submitting: Thank you for sharing […]

Genome job opportunities

We are on the verge of a revolution in our understanding of human biology, being driven by the push for the $1000 genome. As the ability to sequence complete human DNA grows ever cheaper, genetic information will be increasingly relied upon by doctors and other healthcare professionals. Yet we remain woefully lacking in our ability […]

Worst Jobs 2010

CareerCast has published a ranking of the supposedly worst jobs of 2010. Bear in mind, however, that what one person considers bad, another may cherish. So use this a guide, but make your own decision. In this economy, one can’t be too choosy. As they say, “Nice work if you can get it,” and even […]

Landing a job of the future (WSJ article)

The Wall Street Journal had an article last week with some advice for those looking for some promising areas to get into. It incorporates some of the findings from the BLS’s occupational outlook for 2008-2018, and advice from staffing firms in various industries. Here’s a summary: Technology: computer and information technology social media public relations […]