Events

Happy 4th of July!

241 years of sweat and hard work.

fourth-of-july-b_V2Founded on the democratic values of liberty, equality, and justice for all, the United States continues to be at the forefront of the global employment scene.

Over the years, this nation has produced incredible and innovative individuals, from inventors like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, to artists as varied as Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keefe. Hollywood has given us amazing performances from legends such as Meryl Streep and James Dean.

And while our history isn’t quite as storied as our great nation, Movin’ On Up (MOU) turned 10 years old this year. Every time you comment, share our posts, or send us a message, we are gifted with an opportunity to interact with you, one of the many incredibly diverse and interesting Americans in this great country.

Thank you MOU readers! Let’s keep working together for many years to come.

Have an interesting employment story to share? Let us know about it in the comments below!

 

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

150 years of Canadian confederation.

PrintCongrats, Canada! As of July 1, you will be 150 years old. That’s 150 years of history, culture, and so much more.

Canada has given much to the world, from the arts and sciences to business, and more. Dr. Art McDonald won a Nobel Prize together with his Japanese partner Takaaki Kajita for their work on neutrinos. Researchers, like Richard Sutton and Yoshua Bengio, are known the world over for their innovative artificial intelligence techniques. And, unique, modern jewelry is being made every day by designers such as Frank Gehry.

At Movin’ On Up, we’d like to extend a big thank you to our Canadian readers. Thanks for sticking with us!

What are your favorite Canadian achievements? Let us know about it in the comments below!

2017 Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

EVE12RLL_SIMULCASTOn Wednesday, April 12, Express Employment Professionals will bring together three leadership experts for the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast.

The simulcast will be broadcast during events at participating Express locations and will feature:

  • Patrick Lencioni, Leadership Consultant, Speaker, and Best-Selling Author
  • Jimmy Johnson, Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Coach and FOX NFL SundayAnalyst
  • Robyn Benincasa, World-Champion Adventure Racer, CNN Hero, and Firefighter

Go to RefreshLeadership.com/Live to find a participating office near you and learn more about this event that is sure to inspire.

 

Celebrate Engineer’s Week

CCO17_EngineersWeek_FacebookConstant changes in technology are revolutionizing the workforce, creating a high demand for engineers at above average salaries. This week, we celebrate engineers in the United States and strive to educate the future workforce about the advantages of engineering and technology careers as part of Engineer’s Week. Canada will take part in the efforts next month as part of National Engineering Month.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 93 out of 100 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs have wages above the national average, and the field more than doubled the number of jobs from 2009 to 2015 than non-STEM fields.

The employment outlook for engineering students is also strong in Canada, where retiring Baby Boomers are leaving plenty of open positions.

Check out these infographics below for more statistics on the demand for engineers:

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Happy Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

Honor1Veterans Day is Nov. 11 in the United States. First proclaimed “Armistice Day” by President Wilson some 97 years ago, this day was created as a celebration with public meetings and a parade. The day became a legal holiday in 1938 as a way to honor America’s soldiers.

Today, Express Employment Professionals is proud of our veterans and we want to wish everyone a very happy Veterans Day!

RemembranceDay1And to our friends in Canada, we wish you a happy Remembrance Day! A day observed to remember the members of Canada’s armed forces who died in the line of duty, Remembrance Day is sometimes known as Poppy Day and is also celebrated on Nov. 11.

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Time to Fall Back and Gain an Hour

If getting out of bed while it’s still dark outside is getting old, have no fear. This weekend, that all changes.

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, most of North America, and other countries around the world, will gain an hour as daylight saving time comes to a close. Daylight saving time (DST) was first implemented to save energy and make better use of daylight in Thunder Bay, Canada, in 1908, according to Timeanddate.com. A daylight saving time law was introduced and signed by United States President Woodrow Wilson in 1918, but it was repealed only seven months later. DST has undergone several changes since then, but was more regulated in 1966 under the Uniform Time Act. The act established one pattern across the country, exempting states in which the legislatures voted to opt out.

Despite gaining an hour of sleep this weekend, you may actually feel even more tired than usual when you go into work on Monday morning. Follow these great tips to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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