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Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the United States. Many offices fundraise and increase awareness by hosting events such as charity walks/runs or office decorating challenges. With many offices operating remotely, some of the typical fundraising and awareness methods are not possible this year. Here are three alternative ideas that can be implemented from any location.

1 - Virtual Movie Night

All you need is a streaming service subscription (like Netflix or Hulu) and a video conferencing platform (like Zoom). Select a movie, set up a zoom meeting, and ask your employees to buy tickets over social media or email. Make sure to let everyone know that the ...

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Back in April of this year, we saw a dip in CO2 emissions worldwide due to the lack of vehicles on the road. While this was an unintentional consequence of the pandemic, it’s a sound reminder of how our everyday choices affect the environment. It is increasingly important that we become more eco-friendly in all aspects of our lives, including while at work.

Whether you are going back to the office or still working from home, here are three easy ways that you can be more eco-friendly while working.

Tip 1: Unplug Devices That Are Not in Use

The energy drawn from devices that are plugged in but not in use is known as Vampire Power. While it’s...

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During these unprecedented times, it is highly important to support our community, especially those that are in greater need. This week Useful Staffing will be highlighting the work of Shepherd's Table, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping homeless individuals who are in urgent need of meals, social services, and medical support. This organization is located in downtown Silver Spring and provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the week.

Due to the negative impacts of COVID-19, Shepherd's Table is in urgent need of food items, kitchenware, and other donations from community members. Your contributions will make it possible for Shepherd’s Table to provide free ...

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Wake up. Apply to countless jobs.
Get a call back for maybe one of those job applications.
Receive a rejection email weeks later.
Go to bed stressed out and uncertain about your future.

This has become the frustrating daily routine for many American residents in the past six months, who are probably thinking: “Why should I waste so much time applying to jobs, just to find no reward?”

While your job search may seem pointless right now, losing motivation and quitting will not make the situation any better. Going into your job search motivated rather than hopeless may actually yield better results. Here’s a list of 5 of our favorite tips t...

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Unemployment in the United States skyrocketed from a 20-year low of 3.5% in February 2020 to a 20-year high of 14.7% in April 2020. While that number has decreased to 11.1% as of June 2020, it’s unclear how long it will be before the country experiences lower, more typical unemployment rates again.

In this time of uncertainty, some job industries are faring particularly well. One industry that continues to flourish during the pandemic is the Cyber Security industry. Keep reading to learn more about the Cyber Security industry and how you can secure data as well as your future.

What Do Cyber Security Professionals Do?
Cyber Security professionals ...

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On this day in 1865--over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation--enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay, Texas were finally notified of their freedom.

This holiday celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the US and this year a number of companies, including Twitter and Target, have declared it a paid company holiday.

Happy Juneteenth!

Useful Staffing encourages all HR professionals to realize the position they are in and the actions they can take in fight for racial equity. To quote an article from Fast Company:

"The field of HR is uniquely positioned to undo some of the systemic inequities that have been embedded in the workplace for generations. Despite this, the track record of HR departments driving social change and equity has been less than stellar, known more for protecting companies over employees and letting bad behaviors go unchecked. Could the significance of this moment lead to a different outcome?"

Could the significance of this moment lead to a different outcome? We hope so.

Full article: https://www.fastcompan...

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You asked, we delivered!

Some of you expressed interest in free certification courses on our Instagram page. While there are a number of free courses available online, not all are certified, which can make it difficult to search for the ones that are.

We've got you covered. Below are three links to assist you with your search.

1. Coursera

If you've been looking for free certification courses, Coursera is a good place to start, especially now. Until July 31st, Coursera is offering over 100 FREE certification courses, ranging from softskills to datascience. ⠀
Some of these certified courses focus on subjects like:
teamwork skills
content marketing strategy

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In case you missed it, Useful Staffing is #HiringNow!

Positions Available:

Certified Nursing Assistant
Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Staffing Intern (Summer)
Social Media Intern (Summer)

To learn more, visit the Careers section of our page (

Please share this blog with your network - you never know who may be searching.

- Useful Staffing Team


With millions of unemployed in America right now, some companies have been making it easier for job seekers to learn of who is hiring. LinkedIn news editor Andrew Seaman created a list of companies that are looking to hiring during this time, focusing on employers with positions that would benefit the greatest number of LinkedIn members. The list is long and updated regularly, but it is by no means comprehensive. Check out Here's Who's Hiring Now:

To complement the regularly updated article, the hashtag #HiringNow on LinkedIn was created so that job seekers can easily find new openings while searching on the LinkedIn ...

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