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5/20/2019

Many restaurants are struggling to keep workers during the tight labor market and some eateries are testing expedited pay to help support retention. Eight Church's Chicken sites next month will begin paying workers 50% of their day's wages -- the day after a shift -- and may increase that amount, depending on employee response.

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Yahoo
5/20/2019

The sculpture titled "Rabbit" by pop artist Jeff Koons was sold for $91.1 million at auction at Christie's in New York, making it the most expensive artwork by a living artist ever sold. The steel sculpture that looks like an inflatable bunny was purchased by art dealer Robert Mnuchin.

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5/20/2019

Prepare for a presentation by rehearsing in front of someone who'll give you honest feedback, says Adam Zukor, director of executive communications at Microsoft. And your points will make a stronger impact if they're related to stories involving real people, says behavioral science expert Jeff Kreisler.

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5/20/2019

If you're concerned about imposing on others when networking, remember most people want to help, as long as you respect their time and present your abilities and yourself honestly, writes Liz Koblyk. Strengthen relationships by thanking those who play a part in your job search success.

5/20/2019

Mid-career job seekers establish an edge over recent graduates by promoting their latest accomplishments and posting industry-relevant content online, writes communications specialist John Feldmann. They should leverage their network when job searching and connect with potential employers and job sites on social media to improve name recognition.

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5/20/2019

Employers who won't divulge a position's salary until they make an offer are hoping candidates will settle for lower pay after investing hours in the interview process, writes headhunter Nick Corcodilos. He recommends ignoring job openings that refuse to offer a salary range upon request.

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5/17/2019

A Glassdoor report revealed Facebook pays its interns $8,000 per month, which would be $96,000 per year and nearly double what the median pay is for US regular jobs. The median pay for Facebook employees is $228,651.

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Vox
5/17/2019

The Hershey Company has chosen a new limited-edition design for its classic chocolate bar for the first time in the candy company's 125-year history. The new bar will have an engraving of a popular emoji on each of the 12 squares of chocolate and will be available this summer.

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Eater
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5/17/2019

The way business, government and education come together to navigate changes in technology and the economy will affect the workforce, a panel of experts said at the Workers and the Innovation Age event. Panelists also discussed the skills gap, growth in the gig economy and the impact of automation.

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The Hill
5/17/2019

Self-improvement begins with identifying the habit that leads to a trait we don't like, writes Nicolas Cole. Replacing bad habits with better ones requires daily attention to choices, keeping track of progress and starting with small goals.

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Minutes