Kevin MeyerLong-Term Unemployment Roundtable Discussion

U. S. Labor Public Affairs Specialist Shares His Long-Term Unemployment Story to Help Others

Kevin Meyer, Public Affairs Specialist at the U. S. Department of Labor, shared his long-term unemployment story in a piece on the Department of Labor’s blog. The piece is entitled, Long-Term Unemployment, A Problem That Hits Home.

Meyer published this piece after attending the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development’s roundtable discussion in New Jersey. Several older, long-term unemployed professionals in New Jersey discussed their circumstances and searches for employment with the US Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, his staff, and other officials during this discussion.

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Regina Hartley Hire the Scrapper

Regina Hartley Encourages Hiring Departments to “Give the ‘Scrapper’ a Chance”

“. . . Who are you going to bet on: Silver Spoon or Scrapper? I say choose the underestimated contender whose secret weapons are passion and purpose. Hire the Scrapper.”

Regina Hartley Hire the Scrapper
Regina Hartley Encourages Hiring Departments to “Give the ‘Scrapper’ a Chance. Original Photo Courtesy of Skitter Photo. Edited by Me.

Those are the words of Regina Hartley, Human Resources Director for UPS Information Services, in her recent Ted Talk entitled, Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume.

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