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Department of Labor roles out Job Seeker Tools for Most Popular Websites Online

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[Best Syndication News] The US Department of Labor received votes from 16,000 public individuals that helped to decide what job websites and job seeker tools third party websites to recommend on their website http://www.careeronestop.org/jobseekertools. This is a one stop career center website is an all encompassing website that aims to help those seeking jobs by helping them out with a wealth of information.

On the Career One Stop Website, you will find more information about what is involved in a certain career, how much salary and benefits you will need to live in an area, and what kind of education and training that you will need to get into a certain career. They have helpful tips for writing your resume, as well as what you can do at your job interview to get hired. There is a section for people and places that can help you get on the right track toward the career that you are looking for including government agencies. And off course they have added outside links that was most popular among those surveyed under the new Job Seeker Tools section of the website.

Walmart will be Cutting 300 Jobs in Arkansas

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[Best Syndication News] Walmart announced today that they will be eliminating 300 job posistions at the Northwest Arkansas location, which is their home office location in Bentonville.

They have been cutting back at Sam's Club, with closures and cutting some 11,200 Sam's Club employees job positions there recently.

These job cuts were in an effort to streamline their operations, according to Mike Duke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart. They want to eliminate duplication, reduce cost, and shift work closer to the operating units.

According to the announcement by Duke, this was the “last major strategic piece” in their realignment for the company.

Professional Video Game Tester Job – That is If you win the The Tester Reality TV Show

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[Best Syndication News] Every kids ultimate dream job, heck probably just about anyone's dream job. Sure beats flipping burgers at the fast food joint. This is your chance to win big, a dream job as a game tester for Sony's PlayStation plus an additional $5,000 sign on.

Sony announced the new reality show “The Tester” which will air for free on the PlayStation Network beginning on February 18th. The show is set up with 11 gamers that will compete for to win a job as an official PlayStation® game tester. They will have elimination challenges, just like they do on every other reality TV show. The competition will last for eight episodes were the gamers will live together under one roof and fight for their chance at the dream job of becoming a video game tester.

Governor Schwarzenegger says High Speed Rail Construction to Begin Next Year

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[Best Syndication News] The $2.3 billion that President Obama along with Congress made available to California for the construction of the high speed rail system will change the way we travel. Governor Schwarzenegger said in a radio speech that he is proud that the state has received funding to build this rapid train from major cities through California.

Instead of flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco it probably will be more efficient to travel via the high speed rail system with the trains being capable of traveling 220 m.p.h. Schwarzenegger said that this rail system in California will stretch 800 miles. The time it would take to travel from LA to San Francisco he said would take only 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Green Retrofit Program - Renovating 198 Apartment Units in NYC with 3.6 Million Dollars Funded by the US Government

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[Best Syndication News] The Green Retrofit Program Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will be funding $3.6 million to make around 200 apartment units in New York City more energy Efficient.

There is a total of $250 million allocated for the Green Retrofit Program which is being run by the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) government agency.

The New York apartment upgrades are going to be completed on Section 8 assisted property. The improvements are said to reduce the utility costs by around 25 percent. They will be installing energy efficient refrigerators, installing 10 high-efficiency boilers which will replace 32 old boilers. They will be installing rooftop solar panels. They cabinets will be replaced and the countertops will be made from recycled materials. They also will install EnergyStar ceiling fans and the CFL light bulbs and fixtures that will hold the low energy light bulbs. They also will replace windows, toilets, shower heads, and flooring.

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