Saturday, March 21, 2009

Frederick and Montgomery Job Fairs, are they worth it?

New Twist On Hiring: Group Interviews

More applicants are flocking to job fairs. Yet fewer companies participating. In Arizona, pretty much like everywhere else, employers adopt a wait-see attitude.

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The Arizona Department of Commerce reported Thursday that the rate is up from 7 percent in January and on pace to reach 8 percent in two to three months. It remains below the national rate of 8.1 percent.

But the official unemployment rate tells just part of the story. Experts are increasingly pointing out that such rates undercount the number of people who really want a job. Discouraged workers who aren't looking for a job and part-time employees who can't find full-time work typically aren't counted in the official unemployment rate.

Civil War Preservation Trust claims encroaching gas plant, incinerator site endangering Monocacy Battlefield.

March 19, 2009

A proposed trash incinerator and a planned natural gas plant threaten to encroach on two Civil War battlefield sites in Western Maryland, a preservation group warned yesterday.

The Washington-based Civil War Preservation Trust said recent developments have put the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick and South Mountain near Middletown on its list of the nation's most endangered battlefields from that war.

"In town after town, the irreplaceable battlefields that define those communities are being marred forever," said O. James Lighthizer, the trust's president.

Frederick County officials are weighing whether to build a $527 million waste-to-energy incinerator across the Monocacy River from the site of an 1864 clash when Confederate forces marched on Washington. The 350-foot smokestack from the incinerator, which would burn trash from Frederick and Carroll counties, would loom over the National Park Service site. A bill introduced in the Maryland Senate to bar incinerators within a mile of a national park has yet to be heard.

Issue #55

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