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Posted September 07, 2017 by

Online jobs for students and other tips to balance school and work

 

Balancing school and work is a game of time and money. First, you need to create a budget (this is easy) to figure out how many hours per week you have to work in order to pay your bills. Then, manage your priorities by thinking through how many hours you have each week and what you have to accomplish. If balancing everything  stresses you out, there are solutions. If you haven’t thought about online jobs for students, or about asking for a raise, we have tips for you below.

First, create a budget for yourself

The point is to know how many hours you have to be at work each week.

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Posted August 27, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Looking for Flexible Jobs? 4 Opportunities to Consider

For some recent college graduates, flexible jobs could be a better option than working in the corporate world.  The following post has four opportunities for grads to consider.

You‘ve probably heard plenty about lifestyle businesses lately. It’s the new world of entrepreneurship: Sitting on a beach somewhere taking client calls from all over the world. As much as you would love to find yourself in that position, you may still be hesitant to dive headfirst into entrepreneurship. After all, there is still a lot of self-directed

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Posted January 28, 2013 by

Video: The Ultra-Flexible Hidden Corner of the Job Market

Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. In this Ted Talk, Wingham Rowan explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time.

Wingham is the Project Director of Slivers-of-Time Working, a U.K.-based, government-funded initiative that uses advanced (but easy-to-use) trading technology to help individuals who need to work on their own terms and at times of their choosing connect with employers who need their labor. Employers expanding their workforce in this new way include local authorities, housing associations, National Health Service Primary Care Trusts, retailers and caterers.

Rowan is the former producer and presenter of the UK’s longest running television series about the Internet, cyber.cafe, and the presenter of the children’s TV program Rowan’s Report. He’s is the author of two books about the social potential of online markets.

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Posted December 22, 2009 by

Flexible Jobs Help Australia Avoid Recession

When it comes to how flexible jobs (Click here) can have a positive impact on the overall economy and employment marketplace, the United States could learn something from Australia.
The World of Work Report 2009, a recent report on global labor markets from the International Labour Organization, found that several employment policy initiatives have helped to minimize job losses in Australia during the current global financial crisis.
Australia is one of the few countries that has managed to stay afloat despite the global economy. Part of the reason for that is the country’s passage of the Fair Work Act 2009. Without that, employment would have declined by 1.3 percent from 2008 to 2009.
Just like the United States, Australia also had an economic stimulus package of its own, which focused on social assistance for targeted groups; supporting consumption through support for home buyers; infrastructure spending; skills and training; and job search assistance.
But it was more than an economic stimulus that helped Australia’s economy avoid its own recession. The report noted that a combination of fast economic response, targeted labor market programs and adaptable employment practices helped to support employment and minimize job losses.
One of the most effective practices was an effort by businesses to change working arrangements, including implementing reduced hours and job sharing, to avoid making layoffs.
“Business also deserves a lot of credit for their actions during the downturn,” Jason Clare, parliamentary secretary for employment, said. “Many have gone to great lengths to keep their staff on, moving staff to flexible working arrangements like part-time work.”
However, the report notes that a premature withdrawal of public stimulus funds and employment initiatives could lead to a slowdown in growth and the loss of 100,000 jobs. As long as that is avoided, companies that have demonstrated flexibility and innovation will definitely see the rewards.