Top Manufacturing Jobs in California

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California is often associated with agriculture, entertainment, and high-tech industries. But the Golden State also has a vibrant and well-established manufacturing sector. If you are looking for a new job or a new location, California is an appealing place to be right now. These are the manufacturing jobs that are most in demand: Engineering Jobs… Read more »


Getting Your Boss to Agree to Telecommuting

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The Bay Area is well known for its terrible commutes. Many people dream of being able to work from home, if not five days a week, at least one or two. While telecommuting as a whole is becoming more popular throughout the country, some managers and even whole companies are loathe to offer this perk… Read more »


Tips for Advancing Your Career

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Used to be, you kept your nose clean at work (no drama or huge mistakes), showed up every day, did some extra work regularly…and you’d get a promotion. No longer. Today, to advance in your career, you need to do more. How much more? Read below for tips on how to advance your career this… Read more »


Background Checks: Three Reasons Why They Matter for IT Hires

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Approximately 65 million Americans searching for jobs have a criminal record. While the type of personal history that’s acceptable to an employer certainly depends on the position being filled, there are some red flags that you cannot afford to ignore, no matter what the circumstances. Here are three reasons why conducting a background check on… Read more »


Biodiversity Building Blocks: What Causes Speciation?

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Science has long accepted that the world’s organisms must either evolve or face extinction, as all environments eventually change and species must either adapt or die. With biodiversity at the forefront of many environmental and climate change discussions, however, scientists are searching for fresh insights into how and why one species can diversify to the… Read more »


Lighting the Way: How the Government is Helping Advance the Solar Industry

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With fossil fuel consumption on the rise and only a finite supply available, the stakes continue to grow in the quest for sources of renewable energy. One of the options that has long been available, but vastly underutilized, is solar power. Enter the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which has joined manufacturers… Read more »


This Recyclable Is All Child’s Play

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Every ten years, the Netherlands hosts a hotly anticipated, worldwide horticultural exposition. Much more than just a flower show, the Floriade has, in part, become a showcase for environmental innovations. And there’s no better example of these envelope-pushing technologies in action than the children’s playhouse that’s being featured at the 2012 Floriade in Venlo. Dubbed… Read more »


Materials Scheduling: ERP Versus Lean Management

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A form of operations known as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is making waves in operations planning. ERP is set up as a top-down approach to materials planning, and it all depends on predictions in sales. This is a valuable method to approach, but it is in stark contrast to the model of lean management. Lean… Read more »


Top Trends in IT Automation Businesses Should Consider

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So many things today are automated, from your car to your garbage disposal, and even your vacuum cleaner knows how to work on its own. In the professional realm, construction workers have cranes and stock managers have scanners. Information technology workers would also like to have this same kind of opportunity afforded to them. Unlike… Read more »


Ready or Not – Genomics is Coming!

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Too often, families are left without solace as they leave hospitals without their loved ones that lost their battles with cancer or disease. It’s these moments that scientists are working feverishly to correct. After 13 years and $3 billion in spending, scientists completed the Human Genome Project. The project was formed to identify all of… Read more »