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Help Wanted 11-20-13

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS Needed for residential group home (females) Greentree area one fulltime/two part-time. Must be flexible. Please call 724-328-2563/724-709-9301     MANAGER, PURCHASING The…

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Generation Y

Why young people are saying ‘no’ to the workforce

Luis Mendez, 23, a student at Miami Dade College, left, and Maurice Mike, 23, a student at Florida International University, right, wait in line at an internship job fair held by the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Marlins Park in Miami. The internships are paid, offer a wide range of job opportunities and begin in January 2014, lasting one year. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) by Steve Hargreaves (CNN)—A job used to be the next step after a diploma. But now, young people aren’t in any rush to start working.

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Business

We must embrace entrepreneurship instead of a job

WILLIAM REED (NNPA)—Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”—Steve Jobs When you were growing up, were the conversations at your house centered on concepts about business, or more along the line of “go get a job?” Entrepreneurship is not a subject that is discussed regularly around the dinner table in African-American homes. There’s a lack of business traditions among African-Americans and a paltry record of entrepreneurial successes. Smaller probabilities of having self-employed parents, demographic trends and discrimination are primary reasons for the limited level of entrepreneurship in contemporary African-American communities.

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Generation Y

Program offerts IT internships and jobs to low income young adults

Students celebrate their recent graduation from the Year Up intensive training program (BlackNews.com) — Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. Their program emphasizes academic and professional rigor, setting expectations high for quality of work and professional behavior. A strong structure guides students through the steps necessary for achieving success in the classroom and the workplace.