CEDMag.com - October 2012 Articles
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  • Tips for Tapping into the Veteran Workforce
    Human Resources
    By Joanne Costine
    Learn the pros and cons, opportunities and obligations involved in hiring veterans and members of the Reserve.
    Currently, the overall unemployment numbers for veterans are better than that of the general population. The August figures (released in early September) from the Bureau of Labor statistics calculate unemployment for all vets 18 and over at 6.6 percent, lower than the national average of 8 percent. However, it’s a completely different scenario for younger veterans. Among male vets ages 18-24 the unemployment rate recently jumped to 19.9 percent, while the unemployment rate for nonvets in this category was 16.3 percent. In addition, with more than one million service members projected to leave the military between 2011 and 2016, the poor jobs picture for young veterans could very well get worse.
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  • Cutting Through the Campaign Noise
    By Josh Pudnos
    How the 112th Congress voted on AED's biggest legislative issues
    As Election Day approaches, the American public is increasingly forced to digest uninspiring campaign rhetoric, hyperbolic accusations, and political mudslinging. Add to the mix the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by outside groups and Super PACs and it can be all too easy to forget the most important question to ask on Nov. 6: Do I approve of the way my lawmakers are voting on the House and Senate floor?
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  • Hazmat Heartburn and How to Avoid It
    By Patrick McConnell
    One dealer's run-in with the federal hazardous materials transportation rules and what you need to know to stay of out trouble.
    Recently our company had the misfortune of experiencing the federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) "up close and personal." This small business (about 50 employees) learned a painful lesson through a combination of bad luck and an incomplete awareness of the HMR. The result was a substantial civil penalty. I hope that our experience will prompt you to take preventive measures rather than waiting to become a fish in the barrel.
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  • Nowhere to Hide: Surviving the Recovery by Deploying an Efficient Sales Force
    Profit Improvement Report
    By Dr. Albert D. Bates
    Dealer sales account reps don't all have to be spectacular - but they do have to be adequate.
    The American economy continues to grow at a rate that is somewhere between modest and anemic. Good economic news is almost always followed by bad news. The hope that a rising tide would lift all boats seems ephemeral.
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