Every day thousands of workers find and lose jobs as businesses grow or close. Each new job found represents income for food, shelter, and education. Each job lost may represent giving up some or all of these basic necessities. When a global company decides to move its business operations overseas – a process called “off-shoring” – one country’s or worker’s loss of jobs may translate into another country’s or worker’s gain. The growing phenomenon known as off-shoring presents both benefits and challenges for the developed and developing world. What is Off-shoring? Imagine that the computer you are using has suddenly

Several times, using his skill of disguise, dressed in a prison guards uniform used two ladders transported across the yard and when a spot light hit him he yelled out, "It's ok" and continued his escape without incident. Later, Sutton attributed the famous quote of "That's Where The Money Is" to an inventive reporter embellishing a story. It was surmised that he had stolen around $ 2,000,000 over his career. Later on accountants would use this theory to focus on high cost areas as a target for savings. It was called the "Willie Sutton Rule" following "where the money is"

At Santa Monica College, a 34,000-student, two-year community college in California, students sometimes sit on the floor to hear professors speak. This is not part of a New Age approach to learning; there are not enough seats. Over the past few years, demand for classes has grown dramatically, while budget cuts have forced the college, along with others in the California system, to reduce course offerings. As a result, according to administrators, almost every class offered is filled to capacity. Instructors sometimes waive class size limits to allow additional students to enroll, even when that means seating some pupils on

Financially Challenged? There's lots of free college information available online, and here are some of the most popular questions when it comes to student Financial Aid. Learn about the difference between grants, student loans and college scholarships and bank on your future! What is Financial Aid? Financial aid is monetary aid to help you pay for your college education. Aid is made available from grants, college scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. The types and amounts of aid awarded are determined by financial need, available funds, student classification, academic performance, and sometimes the

The Birth of the United States Post Office In early colonial times most correspondence took place between the colonists and England. The King’s authorities would read and scour all of the information and mail that was being sent. Correspondence between the colonies depended on trusted friends, merchants, or friendly Native Americans. Around 1639 Richard Fairbanks’ Tavern in Boston, Massachusetts was designated as the official repository of mail by The General Court of Massachusetts (appointed by the King). Using taverns as mail drops was common practice in England, and the colonists adopted this practice as well. Local authorities designated by town

“Twenty-five million dollars missing or unaccounted for.” Shocking headlines and stories similar to this appearing in local newspapers recently is what has finally brought attention to the ever growing world of corruption in school districts on Long Island. Many of the recent news stories that have appeared in local papers focus on the horrible financial mismanagement and theft that has been going on in school districts for many years unchecked. The real problem is not being examined or addressed. How did such large amounts of money in various districts disappear without anyone blowing the whistle on the offenders? When this

If you are looking for a career that offers more than just a paycheck, working in an elderly care center may be the right option for you. Many people want to go to work each day and return home feeling as if they have made a difference in the lives of the people around them. Though this can happen at any place of employment, some people need a more concrete way to give to society and feel as if they are enriching the lives of others. Nursing home jobs provide an opportunity to care for a part of the population

Unless you live in a cave, under a rock, or in an Afghanistan bunker, you’ve probably heard about the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me.” This fascinating film follows director Morgan Spurlock as he embarks on 30 days of eating nothing but McDonald’s cuisine while exploring the obesity issue plaguing America. The humorous, yet thought-provoking documentary was lauded by critics and audiences and deservedly earned an Academy Award nomination (unfortunately, it lost out to “Born into Brothels,” which I hear is a good film, but nowhere near as interesting or entertaining). Morgan has parlayed the success he garnered from the big

Many cities and local governments talk about construction projects in progress and how they will create jobs. Unfortunately, only a fraction of the projects mentioned will ever be started or even reviewed. Did you know it can take 90 days in some cities to review plans -and sometimes even much longer? The mayor of Chicago said it took more than 45 days for the building right on just his house. Electronic plan review enables local government departments to review and share building plans internally, and with customers. Implementing an electronic plan review system, by far, one of the most important