Monday, March 25, 2013

New Generation of Laptops Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show



VOAVideo: New Generation of Laptops Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show

Throughout the years, computers have gotten smaller and smaller and thinner, lighter and faster. With the newest advancements, there is a new breed of thin and fast laptops being introduced to the market. They are less than an inch thick and consume less energy than their predecessors. VOA' s Arash Aalaei has more:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Activists: Minimum Wage Boost Would Especially Benefit Women



VOAVideo: Activists: Minimum Wage Boost Would Especially Benefit Women

President Obama's recent calls to raise the federally mandated minimum wage in the United States - from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour - has galvanized activists on labor issues, including those who note the wage boost would especially benefit women. VOA's Suzanne Presto in Washington has more

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Occupations



uscitizenpod: Occupations

Learn about these occupations:

  1. Assembler
  2. Babysitter
  3. Baker
  4. Bus Driver
  5. Cashier
  6. Computer Programmer
  7. Construction Worker
  8. Cook
  9. Delivery Person
  10. Dentist
  11. Dental Hygienist
  12. Doctor
  13. Driver
  14. Farm Worker
  15. Firefighter
  16. Gardener
  17. Garment Worker
  18. Hair Stylist
  19. Housekeeper
  20. Installer
  21. Janitor
  22. Lawyer
  23. Manicurist
  24. Mechanic
  25. Musician
  26. Nurse
  27. Office Assistant
  28. Painter
  29. Paramedic
  30. Pharmacist
  31. Plumber
  32. Police Officer
  33. Real Estate Agent
  34. Receptionist
  35. Sales Clerk
  36. Security Guard
  37. Stock Clerk
  38. Teacher
  39. Technician
  40. Waiter and Waitress

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jobs and Job Duties



uscitizenpod: Jobs and Job Duties

Jobs and Job Duties: 

  • Assembler
  • Babysitter
  • Computer Programmer
  • Doctor
  • Hairstylist
  • Mechanic
  • Nurse
  • Sales Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Waiter and Waitress

Sunday, March 17, 2013

US Economy Adds 263K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7%



VOAVideo: US Economy Adds 263K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7%

U.S. hiring was stronger than expected last month. The Labor Department says American companies added 236 thousand jobs in February and the unemployment rate fell from 7.9 to 7.7 percent. That's the lowest level since December 2008 and suggests the U.S. recovery is gaining momentum. But some say the recovery may be short lived. Mil Arcega has more for VOA.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Robot Workers Help US Manufacturers Compete With China



VOAVideo: Robot Workers Help US Manufacturers Compete With China

After decades of losing jobs to China and other low wage countries, the manufacturing sector in the United States is now expanding -- thanks in large part to the integration of advanced technology into production processes. While this development has so far sparked only a modest increase in employment, VOA's Brian Padden reports from California that some American manufacturers are optimistic that technology will create more highly skilled jobs for those workers being replaced by robots

Friday, March 15, 2013

Building a Restaurant on Wheels from Inside Out



VOAVideo: Building a Restaurant on Wheels from Inside Out

In recent years food trucks have proliferated in big U.S. cities. As the popularity of the mobile kitchen continues to grow, a small business in the Washington D.C. suburbs is also profiting. VOA's June Soh takes us to East Coast Custom Coaches, a builder of food trucks.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Job Applications Online Activity

Job Applications Online Activity

Work History, Education, Desired Position and Salary...There is so much information needed for a job application. In this activity, you drag and drop information from your personal notes onto the application to completely fill it out. If you can't find an answer on the "cheat sheet", just click the question and the character will help you fill out the answer.

Check out GCF's Job Application Online Practice (download pdf).

Learn more about Job applications at GCF Learn Free: Job Applications.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Job Applications 3: Completing a Job Application

Job Applications: Completing a Job Application

In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of completing a job application, including ways to answer common questions (and more difficult ones, too). In addition, you'll understand the role of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employers in the application process. (6 pages)

Learn more about Job applications at GCF Learn Free: Job Applications. Also check out GCF's Job Application Online Practice (download pdf)--it's very helpful!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Job Applications 2: Obtaining References

Job Applications: Obtaining References

In this lesson, you'll learn how to choose a reference, and what contact information you'll need to get from them. In addition, we'll show you how to write and format a list of references to give to potential employers. (4 pages)

Learn more about Job applications at GCF Learn Free: Job Applications. Also check out GCF's Job Application Online Practice (download pdf)--it's very helpful!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Job Applications 1: Gathering Your Personal Information

Job Applications: Gathering Your Personal Information

In this tutorial, we're going to discuss everything you need to complete a job application. This includes gathering your personal information, obtaining references, and finally, tips for completing a job application. (6 pages)

Learn more about Job applications at GCF Learn Free: Job Applications. Also check out GCF's Job Application Online Practice (download pdf)--it's very helpful!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Small Businesses Pay Price for Harlem's Success



VOAVideo: Small Businesses Pay Price for Harlem's Success

For more than a century, Harlem has been one of New York's most densely populated districts. And while it has always been a magnet for African Americans, it has also been one of the city's poorest and most crime-ridden areas. Today, Harlem is experiencing an economic surge largely due to an influx of outsiders attracted to its plentiful housing and a growing black middle class. But as VOA's Adam Phillips reports, the trend comes with a price.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Celebrating Working Women: International Women's Day



kronosinc: Celebrating Working Women: International Women's Day 2011

Kronos and Xplane created this video in honor of International Women's Day (March 8, 2011). The purpose of this video is to provide viewers with a look at several interesting facts and statistics about the changes and developments that have impacted women in the workforce.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lan Looks for a Job



uscitizenpod: Lan Looks for a Job

Lan looks for a new cosmetology job: Barber, Haircutter, Hair Stylist, Beautician, Manicurist, or Cosmetics Saleswoman.

For more, see MiliptasVESL.com or MilpitasChat.com.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Job Interview Skills - DOs and DON'Ts



EnglishLessons4U: Job Interview Skills - DOs and DON'Ts

http://www.engvid.com Job interview tips: what to do and what NOT to do to get your dream job! Some of the tips might seem obvious, and some are more subtle. Make sure you are prepared fully by watching this video.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Job Interview Skills - Questions and Answers



EnglishLessons4U: Job Interview Skills - Questions and Answers

http://www.engvid.com Job interview tips: some common questions you will be asked and how to answer them! Learn what to say to impress and get that job!