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Friday, January 28th 2005
by Joe Francica

In a story
written by Victor Godinez of the Dallas Morning News and copyrighted by
Knight Ridder News Service, Mr. Godinez suggests that in the Post 9/11
era “there’s a ferocious demand for technology workers with federal
security clearance.” A check of one of the geospatial industry’s

Friday, January 21st 2005
by Joe Francica

MapInfo Corporation reported
first quarter results yesterday and indicated that its services
division revenue declined because staffing requirements did not meet
demands for retail service accounts. Mark Cattini, president and CEO,
said that steps were being taken to add staff in retail modeling

Monday, December 6th 2004
by Joe Francica

It is a pet peeve of mine that college, and especially high
school educators lack the resources to expose their students to the job
possibilities that exist in the workplace. Too often, we funnel students
into curriculum that are simply common pathways to commonplace jobs. A
career in GIS is cer

Monday, October 18th 2004
by Directions Staff

On October 12th, TechWeb
News reported that, “Offshore outsourcing is expected to grow nearly
20 percent annually through 2008, with the average enterprise sending 60
percent of its application work to low-wage countries by 2009, a market
research firm said Tuesday. The offshore-outsourcing mark

Wednesday, September 22nd 2004
by Joe Francica

According
to the GIS Certification Institute, “the purpose of the GIS Certification
Institute is to provide those professionals who work in the field of geographic
information systems with a formal process that will:


Allow them to be recognized by their colleagues and peers for having
demo

Thursday, September 9th 2004
by Richard Serby

Although it is not the official end of summer it appears by the mess on
my desk it that my summer is over.  Fall tends to be an active hiring
season and we are experiencing a healthy increase in recruitment demands.
DeVry University, headquartered in Illinois, conducted a survey of employers
rec

Friday, September 3rd 2004
by Joe Francica

I received the following letter this week
that I thought I would share with readers. Perhaps some of you have the
same question:
I would like to see an article about how Geographers and
others outside of the GIS field can successfully find employment in the
field with little training. Other tha

Friday, July 30th 2004
by Directions Staff

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a
job growth profile of the Geospatial Technology sector this past May. In
the report, they cited several reasons why this sector will experience
higher than average job growth over the next several years:


The worldwide market for geospatial technologies h

Friday, May 14th 2004
by Richard Serby

Employers added jobs at a surprisingly rapid clip for the second straight month in April and the unemployment rate fell, a government report showed Friday, as the nation’s labor market finally showed signs of sustained improvement.

Payrolls grew by 288,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department r

Thursday, May 6th 2004
by Richard Serby

Interviewing for a job can be one of the most uncomfortable events in your
life.  It is equally uncomfortable for many managers who must interview
candidates for a position.  Preparation can make the task easier. 
Here are some questions that are the most frequently asked, according to
a Resume

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