As we look forward to moving into a full reopening in June, we are hearing about hiring woes from small businesses. Finding qualified, reliable candidates for open positions is a challenge. World’s fastest interview: A recent event in my personal life illustrated this to me very clearly. My daughter was home visiting me from college…

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FME Chamber has a new member, and I am excited for this partnership. But there are not nearly enough people in our business community who know what they do. Their vision, according to Don, “is to be a trusted partner and an asset to our community.” They collaborate with local community colleges provide customized business…

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This week, federal unemployment benefits are ending. This includes the CARES Act and other federal programs that were additional to state benefits. According to ESDWAGOV, the week ending Sept 4 is the last payable week of benefits from these programs: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – For the self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors and others who don’t qualify…

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