Finding employment full-time work for job seekers (Times-Dispatch)
There are lots of disappointments along the way. Networking, you meet lots of people who want to sell you job-seeking services, or insurance, or help with your credit, the unemployed say. Some want to sign you up for commission-only work, selling insurance or financial planning services.
Williamsburg Golf Club files bankruptcy (Virginia Gazette)
Ford’s Colony Country Club filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, with debts of at least $10 million. The filing will restructure the club’s debt by spreading it out and allowing the club to shed much of it. A top executive said the club will continue to operate and the bankruptcy will not affect homeowners in the gated community.
Hampton U puzzled by drop in state funds (Inside Business)
The state budget approved by the General Assembly in mid-March included $490,000 for the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, less than half of the $1 million the center was originally supposed to receive from the state. With construction complete, its high-tech equipment being calibrated, and the first patients set to be treated at the $225 million facility in August, reports of another funding hiccup recently came to light.
Near Fenway, a $500 View of the Bar TV (NY Times)
Some Red Sox fans are so devoted, they are willing to shell out $500 to watch the games from a bar outside the park. The view from the bar is of the back of Fenway’s grandstands, with no glimpse of the field.
Jobless rate may rise as many are drawn back to labor force (Washington Post)
But the supply of new jobs — 162,000 in March, the biggest monthly increase in three years — will accommodate only a fraction of the unemployed. Some economists say the jobless rate will not recede to pre-recession levels near 5 percent for four more years.
How to Create a Company Philosophy (Inc.)
As head of a small business, your values bleed into the company culture whether you intend them to or not. Here’s how to mindfully craft a company philosophy.