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Midwifery offers
nurses job growth

If so, read on. The name of the midwifery game has changed significantly in the last 20 years. Since 1971, when the profession officially was recognized by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the number of certified nurse-midwives in ...

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“Sell yourself,” survey advises

Arrogance is not good. But confidence is. Thus is the message from a recent survey showing that job candidates may not be selling themselves enough during job interviews. One-third of executives polled said that during interviews, applicants often are too ...

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Labor Bureau projections show shifts by 2005

Whites, who now make up 77 percent of the labor force, will account for only two-thirds of the entrants into the work force by 2005. Blacks and Hispanics will be represented nearly equally, with more Hispanics than blacks entering the ...

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Resumes should paint a portrait, not simply chronicle a chronology

Rapidly shifting employment trends have created the need for new and modified resume formats, so delving into the grab bag of resume dos and don’ts can get complicated. The once strictly applied chronological resume has evolved into a complex self-marketing ...

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Examine skills, values when changing career

Despite earning a big salary as general manager of a direct-mail advertising company in Boston, Kathleen Sacco was not happy. “I had a successful career in advertising. I thought if I just had more stuff I would be happy,” the ...

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Scams and scalawags color Rochester’s business past

Compiled below for your holiday reading is a collection of curious tales from the Flour (Flower) City’s past. Sowing wild oats A terrible fate befell the farming community of Monroe County in 1887. Dubbed the Bohemian Oats Swindle, it involved ...

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Industries of old put Flour City on the map

Most Rochesterians have heard of the mills that gave their town its Flour City moniker. Likely still more know of the nurseries and seed companies that sprouted the Flower City name. But in the late 1800s, fueled by a steadily ...

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Longtime employees show commitment to area companies

If businesses are alive in any sense, it is surely through the beating hearts of men and women who take the orders, answer the phones, keep the books and eat lunch five days a week in the company lunchroom. The ...

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Tropical vacations turn the winter blahs to slush

The Caribbean The Caribbean, the quintessential winter vacation destination, unfortunately suffered a major blow to its tourism industry this fall. A slew of devastating hurricanes, including Luis and Marilyn, clobbered several of the Caribbean islands, leaving a swath of damage ...

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Weekend jaunts celebrate the cozy side of winter

But just because a fair-weather haven isn’t in your cards, that does not mean you have to forgo a winter respite. A weekend winter getaway can work wonders on weary bones and sagging spirits. And many, like those highlighted below, ...

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Taking a vacation
right at home

There is a scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life” in which Jimmy Stewart’s character, George Bailey, hears a train whistle, sighs and begins daydreaming, again, about leaving Bedford Falls and traveling to exotic places. Of course, as any old-movie buff ...

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Book explores origins, challenges of urban life

There is a new book out by Witold Rybczynski that does magic. What he has done is to present a potentially deadly boring discussion about urban issues in a book that is as riveting and delightful a read as most ...

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Mall “mayors” keep their
indoor towns in order

A little later, Whitenack will examine the storefronts and chat with local merchants. Whitenack works as the general manager–a mayor of sorts–for the Marketplace Mall in Henrietta. “I spend a good deal of my day out in the mall. I ...

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In real estate, women find home sales a better buy

For Judy Farrell, becoming a real estate agent was a matter of pride. Now a top producer for Nothnagle Realtors, Farrell 20 years ago was a stay-at-home mom in the market for a new home. After a less-than-satisfactory experience as ...

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Helping out
on the inside

Cephas Attica Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to visit prisoners, develop relationships, help inmates plan for life outside prison walls and support those with no hope of release. It is supported by donations, grants, loans, ...

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