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  • How stressful is your career?

    You don’t have to be a law enforcement officer, work in a hazardous environment or have a job that has heavy physical and high-risk demands to be in a stressful career, many occupations you might not think of can be just as stressful.

  • New bill supports medical marijuana research for vets

    House lawmakers this week advanced a bill that would push the Department of Veterans Affairs to do more research into the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana.

  • FMLA’s 25th anniversary prompts new leave legislation

    Twenty-five years ago this month, then President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill that requires certain employers to provide unpaid medical leave to employees, and on its anniversary, new legislation has been introduced that would create a program to make that leave paid.

  • It’s flu season; drink more wine

    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are giving people a new reason to have a glass of merlot—it can prevent severe flu.

  • Military seeking drug-free pain management

    Several federal agencies are partnering to find better ways to treat veterans' and servicemembers' pain that does not involve drugs.

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  • Top ten ECQ mistakes

    Resume Place writer Nicole Schultheis discusses the top 10 mistakes that she encounters when working with candidates’ ECQ drafts—and how to avoid them.

  • Want an IT job with IRS? They are hiring

    I got an email from Paula Galloway, who is the Schedule A Program Manager at IRS – and who recently won the 2018 Employee of the Year Award from Employment Opportunity Publications. She cares about her Schedule A federal jobseekers.

  • Three cheers for the Military Spouse Employment Act of 2018

    As any military spouse will tell you, being married to the military with moving up to 10 times in 20 years, can make it almost impossible to have a career for the spouse. As any military spouse will tell you, being married to the military is like living the life of a gypsy family?

  • Diverse jobs for vets

    Tell me, when you think of military folks retiring or separating and taking their skills to a job in government, what federal organizations come to mind?

  • VA expedites hiring for occupations with ‘severe shortage of candidates’

    The VA is looking for tens of thousands of employees in scores of occupations, from healthcare to IT to building maintenance, which the VA considers a critical personnel situation because overworked staffers in understaffed occupations can have higher rates of attrition

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