9 years ago in Employment news
After Hurricane Sandy struck, the Federal government declared the New York metropolitan region and New Jersey as disaster areas.
People whose jobs were interrupted or lost because of Hurricane Sandy may be eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance even if they would not normally qualify for unemployment insurance benefits.…
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Sandy cleanup efforts
Similar to the program New York State is currently offering, New Jersey Department of Labor has set up a hotline for NJ residents interested in a temporary disaster relief job. Those interested can call the NJ DOL hotline at (877) 682-6238 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.…
Governor Cuomo has announced that New York State has received $27.8 million dollars in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant funds.
The grant permits the hiring of workers to help clean up and recover New York communities such as Staten Island and the Rockaways while putting unemployed New Yorkers back to work.…
9 years ago in General news
Goodwill NYNJ offering free clothing and household goods for Sandy victims
Goodwill marathon support
Thank you all for offering to volunteer your time to help with Goodwill's support of the NYC Marathon. Many of you confirmed that you would follow through in spite of the challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy. Your commitment is much appreciated. …
The MTA is planning to restore partial subway service tomorrow, November 1st, in addition to the already restored local bus services (which are understandably crowded).
Everything isn't back to normal yet though, especially if you are in Brooklyn, south Queens, or lower Manhattan, as there are no Brooklyn <> Manhattan trains, and no trains in Manhattan south of 34th Street. MTA is also running shuttle buses between downtown Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan.…
The National Weather Service has forecast that tropical storm Sandy will make landfall along the east coast some time on Sunday night through Monday.
Forecasters are predicting that the tropical storm will combine with a cold weather front coming in from the west to create severe flooding, gale force winds, and potentially snow. …
October is National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) month.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) month, and GoodTemps was just honored with an award from the NY Regional Employment Alliance for our mission of helping people with disabilities find employment. …
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9 years ago in Top candidates
We have three more exceptional candidates, chosen by our placement director. They represent the cream of the crop of the dedicated jobseekers who come through our doors each day. Come take a look and see if a GoodTemp is the right fit for your company's next hire.…
9 years ago in Personal development
Former Google executive, and now current Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer talks with Inc magazine about workplace burnout and how she feels it doesn't exist
Instead, she believes the feeling of burnout stems from the resentment of missing the things that are important to you - like your daughter's graduation - because you had to work 16 hours a day on a crunch deadline. Do you agree or disagree?
It may be drab and dreary outside, but here at GoodTemps we have reason to be bright and cheery.
Most workplaces in America don't respond favorably to you dozing off at your desk. But they should; day naps are one of the undisputed great things in the world along with bacon.
And science backs me up on that (about the nap part, I mean). Research has proven that short thirty minute power naps throughout the day help to boost cognitive function and alertness - that means a sharper more productive you. We're not talking about a 2 hour snooze after a heavy lunch - most likely you'll wake up feeling even more groggy after that because sleep is split up into three stages, the third being the deep sleep (REM) that leaves you groggy when you're woken out of it. Power naps should be short, and only to the point where you feel yourself drifting off into a deep sleep, so stage one to two.…
Many of us rest our entire online persona on a simple password.
This Wired article is a lesson to us all how a simple password or one tiny security flaw can be exploited to destroy your online presence. …
9 years ago in Career development
For non-conversationalists and wall-flowers among us, going to social events where networking with new people is important.
But it can be a daunting prospect. The simply thought of walking up to a complete stranger and engaging in chit-chat can leave a typical person sweaty palmed and a nervous wreck, or brain numb from the thought of engaging in the same meaningless chit-chat with person after person.…
Google Maps is a fantastic tool for getting around, and an equally great tool for navigating New York City's subway system - especially when you're heading to work or an interview.
Google has just posted an update to their service that in addition to subway directions and arrival times, will also alert you to planned service changes affecting your route. You can read about the new feature on Google's blog or jump right in and go to maps.google.com.
Per Scholas President and CEO Plinio Ayala makes his debut into the blogosphere with a great article about overcoming poverty in his hometown of the Bronx with workforce technology training.
Come take a look and see if a GoodTemp is the right fit for your company's next hire.
Being unemployed is hard. Not only are you spending your days job hunting -- the hardest and least gratifying job there is -- but in exchange for what is possibly more spare time than you know what to do with, you have significantly less money.
Nevertheless, once you have a new job under your belt, you'll look back on all the free time you used to have and wonder why you didn't take better advantage of it. Here are a few ways to spend your time wisely while unemployed:…
Being boastful of your achievements on your resume is great, and pretty much expected except for the most humble of us out there.
You'll be missed!
Today, sadly, marks the last day at GoodTemps and GoodwillNYNJ for Damanyi Castro, who for nearly ten years, has been part of the bedrock of our payroll and accounting department. Damanyi is moving on to new and exciting adventures in the world, and we all wish her the best of luck and good fortune in her endeavors. She'll be sorely missed, people of Damanyi's caliber are few and far between. Good luck Damanyi!