Mar 3 We live in a strange America now. On the one had we are suffering from nearly lifeless job growth, and yet startup companies are popping up all over the country in cities like New Orleans, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. The latest U.S. Jobs Report breaks down all the numbers. In any event, we know that in December 2013, only 78,000 jobs were created and that in January 2014, only 113,000 were. This is cannot be good news, although people seem to want to see it as “growth”. For those 63% of Americans who are participating in the labor force, [Read more…]
Apr 14 Just a reminder. The early bird discount for the 2010 Social Media Success Summit ends tomorrow. After that, you’ll have to pay the full $597.00 If you’ve been putting off the decision of whether or not to attend, this could be your motivator. Click here to learn more about the 2010 Social Media Success Summit.
Apr 12 I believe the Freelance Writing Jobs blogging team is now complete! Won’t you please join me in welcoming Thursday Bram and Jennifer Escalona to the FWJ blogging team? Though I have been online friends with both Jennifer and Thursday for some time, meeting them in person at South by Southwest was a real treat for me. Both are passionate about freelancing, writing and know their stuff. Both fit in with the Freelance Writing Jobs community like a hand in a glove. Both are genuine, helpful and friendly as can be. Thursday will be offering weekly productivity tips. As someone who [Read more…]
Apr 4 Happy Easter FWJ crew! If you don’t celebrate Easter then, of course, happy Sunday. It’s been good week in media news: Where are the Women? – Alicia Shepard asks an all important question about NPR & it’s diversity or lack of in some areas. A dangerous assignment gone really, really bad -”Paul Raffaele, a top flight freelancer for Smithsonian magazine, was badly injured in a suicide bombing while on assignment in Afghanistan in 2008. Raffaele says the magazine agreed to insure him but he has nothing in writing. The two are now at an impasse. Writer Katie Rolnick tells the [Read more…]