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Job Outlook Getting Brighter

By Barbara Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CMRC, CFRW
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It is being widely reported through various media sources throughout the country that our nation’s employment picture may finally be brightening. A recent government report has also showed... Read More

More bases to advertise vacancies on USAJOBS

by April Rowden, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office

5/12/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Eight additional locations will begin using USAJOBS.gov on May 24 to advertise... Read More

Officials Warn of ‘Phishing’ Scams Targeting Troops

By Lisa Daniel, American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 – U.S. Strategic Command officials are urging renewed vigilance against Internet-based identity theft after detecting a widespread “phishing” expedition against servicemembers. Phishing is a term used to describe deceiving...Read More

Inaugural Warrior Games Wrap Up

By Fred W. Baker III, American Forces Press Service

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2010 – The inaugural Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center here are now history, leaving in their wake a few hundred happy, but very tired troops, family members and volunteers. Read More

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Job Outlook Getting Brighter

By Barbara Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CMRC, CFRW
www.militaryresumewriters.com and www.careerproplus.com

It is being widely reported through various media sources throughout the country that our nation’s employment picture may finally be brightening. A recent government report has also showed strong gains over recent months.

Private sector employers added jobs in April for the third consecutive month, according to Automatic Data Processing (ADP). Computer-savvy individuals may have noticed this trend on social or networking Web sites, such as:

  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • LinkedIn
  • Plaxo
  • Twitter
  • Buzzup
  • Email
  • other social/networking sites

Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas said planned job cuts in April dropped to the lowest level in nearly four years. And TrimTabs Investment Research said the nation added 262,000 jobs in April, boosted by government Census workers not included in the ad report.

The Department of Labor’s monthly jobs figures, scheduled for release May 14, is also expected to show another month of gains. In April, 187,000 jobs were added, compared to an increase of 162,000 jobs in March.

However, the unemployment rate continues to hold steady at 9.7%. There is a general tome that this is going to be a slow recovery, as the economy would have to recoup the eight million jobs lost during the past two years.

ADP, which processes paychecks for one in every six U.S. employees, said private-sector employers increased payrolls by 32,000 jobs in April, marking the third consecutive quarter month of job gains.

This jump was more than economists expected. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com had forecasted a gain of 30,000 jobs in the month of April. The March private payroll figure was revised to an increase of 19,000 jobs from the previously reported loss of 23,000.

ADP's chief executive Gary Butler said that he is "cautiously optimistic that rising economic activity, coupled with recent legislation incentives to employers for job creation, will lead to continued job growth in the private sector."


More bases to advertise vacancies on USAJOBS

by April Rowden, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office

5/12/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Eight additional locations will begin using www.USAJOBS.gov on May 24 to advertise vacancies to current Air Force employees. (USAJobs exclusively posts Government-related jobs. TAOnline.com works with civilian employers looking for transitioning military)

Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.; McGuire AFB, N.J.; McChord AFB, Wash.; Langley AFB, Va.; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Andersen AFB, Guam; and the Air Force District of Washington's Bolling AFB and the Pentagon make up Phase II of the Air Force's civilian initiative to use USAJOBS to announce jobs vacancies to internal and external candidates.

Osan Air Base, South Korea; Goodfellow AFB, Texas; and all the bases under U.S. Air Forces in Europe launched the program Feb. 22, 2010.

By phasing in the use of USAJOBS, Air Force officials are able to test system enhancements, verify that the program creates a more timely hiring process, and respond to feedback from the field.

"Above all, we want to ensure we allow time for feedback from our selecting supervisors, local civilian personnel section staff, employees and applicants that this recruitment tool is meeting their needs," said Jamie Beattie of the Air Force Personnel Center. The feedback has been positive.

"Our internal Air Force employees feel they are receiving fair consideration by applying via a resume in lieu of career briefs with skills coding, and our selecting supervisors appreciate receiving only one certificate with both internal and external candidates instead of the two they received in the past," Ms. Beattie said.

Applicants can verify the announcement is available to current Air Force civilian candidates by looking for the "Current Permanent Air Force Employee" eligibility statement on jobs advertised in USAJOBS. Applicants should identify themselves as current Air Force employees in the assessment questionnaire included in the vacancy announcement.


Officials Warn of ‘Phishing’ Scams Targeting Troops

By Lisa Daniel, American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 – U.S. Strategic Command officials are urging renewed vigilance against Internet-based identity theft after detecting a widespread "phishing" expedition against servicemembers.

Phishing is a term used to describe deceiving people into divulging personal information such as passwords or account numbers over the Internet.

Beginning as early as May 2009 and lasting as late as March 2010, numerous fraudulent e-mails were sent to financial customers of USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union, Stratcom officials said in a recent news release.

The e-mails, which appear to originate from USAA and the credit union, ask the recipient to provide or verify personal information such as name and rank, account numbers, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, address and phone numbers, online account user name and password, credit card numbers, personal identification numbers for automated tellers, and Social Security numbers.

"While these e-mails may appear to be legitimate, it's important to remember USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union will never ask for [personal identification] or to verify financial institution data via e-mail," the Stratcom release says.

Although the e-mails have official-looking logos, headers and signature blocks, "these are all common cyber espionage 'spear-phishing' tactics used to trick recipients," it says.

USAA posted a notice on its website May 4 warning of the phishing attempt.

Phishing scams can reach servicemembers not only through personal e-mail accounts, but also through their official e-mail. Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, Stratcom commander, told the House Armed Services Committee in March that every commander needs to focus on keeping networks secure.

"It should be the focus of every commander in the field, the health and status of their networks, just as they're focused on the health and status of their people, their tanks, their airplanes, their ships, because the networks are so critical," he said. "So, changing their conduct, training them and then holding people accountable for their behavior on the network is important."

Stratcom officials offered these suggestions to keep your personal information safe:

  • Always protect your personal identification and be cautious whom you provide it to, especially by phone or Internet;
  • Be suspicious of any unsolicited e-mail, pop-up, website or phone call in which you are asked to provide personal information;
  • Cross-reference information with the official sites, looking for the "https" secure connection.
  • Do not click on any link provided in a suspicious e-mail, and take caution in opening e-mail attachments or downloading files, regardless of who sends them;
  • Keep your personal computer’s anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and other security software running and up to date;
  • Regularly review your bank statements for suspicious activity.

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Inaugural Warrior Games Wrap Up

Joseph Bonfiglio

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2010 – The inaugural Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center here are now history, leaving in their wake a few hundred happy, but very tired troops, family members and volunteers.

The week-long series of games drew enthusiastic crowds and reached the level of intensity in the gold medal matchups equal to that of the actual Paralympics, officials said.

"I walked in there and it was dripping with intensity. The game was unbelievable," said Charlie Huebner, chief of Paralympics for the U.S. Olympic Committee. "The crowd, the emotion -- it was just phenomenal. Everything we wanted it to be."

For the past week, about 200 servicemembers from across the Defense Department competed as individuals and in teams in Paralympic Olympic-style events such as shooting, swimming, archery, sitting volleyball, cycling, track, wheelchair basketball, discus, and shot put.

The much-anticipated games were announced at the Pentagon only months ago by the Army and its partner, the U.S. Paralympics. The two organizations, along with other partners, quickly through together the financial and logistical support requirements of bringing those troops to the U.S. Olympic Training Center here, along with many of their wounded warrior units' cadre and medical staff. The services quickly recruited their athlete candidates.

"This exceeded my wildest expectations," said Army Brig Gen. Gary H. Cheek, commanding general of the Army's Warrior Transition Command. "I didn’t know that we’d have that kind of emotion and the size of the crowds that are here," he added.

Officials hope that this year’s event will spawn year-round efforts at the wounded warrior units to train for the annual competition. It is an effort, they said, to encourage wounded servicemembers to use sports in their recovery programs.

Both Cheek and Huebner said that the energy from being active in sports spills over into the rest of the troops' lives, making them better spouses, parents and employees. Huebner said not everyone dreams of becoming a Paralympic athlete, but that being active is a piece of the rehabilitation puzzle, and sports skills can help them better adapt when they return to their homes.


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Ever Vigilant

provides professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government arenas. We deliver enterprise IT and network services; data, information, and knowledge management services; business system solutions; logistics and material readiness; C4ISR integration services; cyber solutions; integrated security and intelligence solutions; and program management and SETA support services. CACI services and solutions help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 12,700 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. For more information Click Here


L-3 Intelligence Solutions is a division of L-3 Services, Inc.

Intelligence Solutions has a two-decade track record of providing cutting-edge solutions and is a leader in all source intelligence support, information management, operations and security. Intelligence Solutions provides national and defense intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense's agencies, commands, and uniformed services with analysis, information solutions and systems support. Among the services Intelligence Solutions delivers are deployed Advanced Information Systems, HUMINT services, analytical services, special logistical services, mission-critical processes and systems engineering and training. The organization also provides and supports advanced concepts, research and development and state-of-the-art intelligence systems production. Using real-world experience and emerging technologies, Intelligence Solutions builds today's solutions for tomorrow's needs. Field combat units and national planners at all levels have access to the same operational, actionable picture through our proven, technologically advanced designs.

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EG&G Technical Services, Inc.

Do the Best Work of Your Life! URS is the top Engineering and one of the top Defense firms in the United States!

EG&G Technical Services, Inc. and Lear Siegler Services, Inc.(both divisions of URS) consolidated to become one of the nation's leading U.S. federal government contractors providing operations and maintenance, systems engineering and technical assistance, and program management, primarily to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

We are currently looking for Engineers, Logistics Analyst, Technicians, Aircraft Mechanics, Program Managers, Acquisition Analyst and more! We have opportunities in the US as well as overseas!

If you want to join a team of dedicated professionals who are among the best in their field, in a diverse work environment that fosters integrity and trust, then take some time to explore URS Corporation career possibilities. To learn more about URS Corporation, please visit our Web site at www.urscorp.com


Central Intelligence Agency – National Clandestine Service Center

You can make a world of difference.

Be a part of a mission that's larger than all of us. The CIA's National Clandestine Service seeks qualified applicants to serve our country's mission abroad. Our careers offer rewarding, fast-paced, and high impact challenges in intelligence collection on issues of critical importance to US national security. Applicants should possess a high degree of personal integrity, professional backgrounds. Do you want to make a difference for your country? Are you ready for a challenge?

All applicants for National Clandestine Service positions must successfully undergo several personal interviews, medical and psychological exams, aptitude testing, a polygraph interview, and a background investigation. Following entry on duty, candidates will undergo extensive training. US citizenship required. An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.cia.gov


Oracle Corporation

Excel with Excellence.

At Oracle, we're no strangers to pushing our limits. We've been first in class in an array of industry leading enterprise solutions, including being the first software company to develop and deploy 100 percent internet-enabled enterprise software across our entire product line. In fact, pushing the limits of our innovative solutions is an every day goal. Here, you'll be challenged by the excitement of creating leading-edge technologies and applications while enjoying the support and stability of and established leader.

To learn more about Oracle Corporation please visit: http://www.oracle.com/careers


IMI Components, LTD.

IMI Components Ltd has a unique skill set which allows us to successfully undertake complex and demanding projects for our customers as well as providing a high quality source for medium to high volume component supply. In machining terms, IMI specializes in precision CNC machining of components in specialist alloys, aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steels. For aluminum pipe work, IMI specializes in precision bending, machining and forming of aluminum tube from 8mm to 168mm diameter. IMI can clearly demonstrate a long term record of 0ppm failures on quality and delivery. We are currently looking for Welding Technicians, Welding Inspectors, Pipe Fitters, and General Operatives. For more information click here



Software Engineering / Systems Engineering

Challenge yourself, develop your skills AND relax your life. Raytheon is recognized as a company that provides you with an ideal work/life balance. What better place to manage your career and your personal interest than State College, Pa. Ranked as one of the least stressful cities in America, with four seasons of outdoor activities, State College is the perfect place to pursue your goals.

Software Engineers

We seek experienced software engineers looking for a challenging career using today's leading edge technologies. Perform full life cycle software development of data exploitation/dissemination and real-time signal collection/processing systems. Senior engineers support proposal activities, define architectures and lead software development tasks. Junior-level engineers support design, code and test of software requirements.

Systems Engineers

Define architectures and requirements for leading edge systems, provide technical leadership in new business development and proposals and integrate sophisticated technologies and products. Use your knowledge of systems engineering processes and methodologies, including object oriented as well as conventional systems design .techniques to solve complex technical .problems. Provide leadership in a wide range of technologies.

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Fresenius Medical Care

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For the Dialysis Nurse, Fresenius Medical Care presents a word of options and avenues to pursue. Explore a great organization with over 1,800 clinics across the country. No matter where you live, no matter where you are in your career, at Fresenius you have a career that offers opportunity, flexibility and growth.

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Imagine a career where the professional rewards are measured by the lives you touch.

Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp), an S & P 500 company, is a pioneer in commercializing new diagnostic technologies and the first in its industry to embrace genomic testing. With more than 26,000 employees nationwide, and more than 220,000 clients, LabCorp offers clinical assays, ranging from routine blood analyses to HIV and genomic testing.

At LabCorp, we understand what's important - it's the people whose lives we help improve that matter most. We connect our company and our people in ways that few companies can. Each day, our team members have an opportunity to build rewarding careers and experience the satisfaction of knowing the work they do helps save lives.

We invite you to connect to LabCorp. From medicine to management and sales to service, when you connect to LabCorp, you connect to something amazing.

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WellPoint as an organization is highly focused on living our mission and honoring our commitments. From innovative products that help reduce the ranks of the uninsured and underinsured, to the comprehensive benefits we offer our associates, everything we do is aimed at creating positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

As the nations largest publicly traded commercial health benefits company, we're honored to have the opportunity to impact so many lives. More than 35 million members rely on us every day to be leaders, advocates and innovators in the call to improve health, quality of care and value to our members.

And every day, nearly 42,000 WellPoint associates answer that call, with a dedication to service and integrity that has made WellPoint synonymous with success.

We believe in the power of diversity, the role it plays in creating a culture of distinction and the impact it has on improving our member and provider service satisfaction, our associate and consumer engagement and, ultimately, a brighter future.

We invite you to explore our site, www.wellpointdiversity.com, to learn more and to experience for yourself the power of our shared vision in action.


SRA International, Inc.

SRA is dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for clients in national security, civil government and global health. With three decades serving these clients, SRA delivers the expert knowledge, technical tools and trusted solutions for missions that matter – to us, our clients and the world.

We design, develop, integrate and implement large and complex systems for defense and military service organizations. We support federal civil agencies with comprehensive professional and IT consulting services and enterprise-wide infrastructure support. And, we provide health consulting services for global clients, both public and private

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Kaiser Permanente

At Kaiser Permanente, we work together as family to do what's right for our patients. If you'd like to contribute your skills to an environment built on teamwork and support, come to Kaiser Permanente. Visit jobs.kp.org for more information


Prudential Financial, Inc.

Prudential Financial, Inc. is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services. For more information, please visit www.prudential.com.


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