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Employees Around East Texas Have Room To Improve

There's a new survey out that says the East Texas job market could be better.  But it also says those who are employed could do a lot better job of, well, doing their job!

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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.

The Labor Department says weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up s

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What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs in America?

Some people would kill to get a good job, but make sure you don't get a job that could kill.

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Americans Trust Nurses, Teachers, Military Officers but Not Lobbyists or Politicians

Gallup just released the results of its annual survey investigating Americans' opinions on the trustworthiness of certain professions. In one notable surprise, members of the clergy saw their favorable rating drop below 50 percent for the first time. 

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Need a Job? East Texas School Districts Are Hiring Bus Drivers.

Over the summer, a bus driver in Nacogdoches was awarded as the top bus driver in Texas.  Wanna join him?  The Nacogdoches ISD is hiring bus drivers now.

The Nacogdoches ISD in conjunction with Property Casualty Alliance of Texas presented Joe Page Jr. with a plaque, personalized jacket and a check in the amount of $1,000 over the summer for being the best bus driver in Texas.  Bus Drivers were evaluated on their driving record, relationships with riders and their parents, overall demeanor, and leadership, just to name a few.

Now the Nacogdoches ISD and one other East Texas district are hiring drivers.

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How to Call In Sick Like a Pro

There will come a time in your career when you have to call in sick. That’s fine. Companies offer employees sick days for a reason. But you should always use your sick days properly and professionally.

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5 Bad Work Habits That Can Get You Fired

Nobody's perfect, but even the best of us is occasionally going to come up short at the office. But there’s a difference between the occasional missed meeting and a career full of bad work habits that remain unbroken. And that difference could cost you your job.

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Positive Economic Signs Include Robust Jobs Numbers, GDP Growth

The U.S. economy, which has been slogging through a long, slow, tepid recovery for years following the Great Recession of 2007-2009, showed several positive signs this week, including higher-than-expected jobs numbers and GDP growth.

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