Making a "discretionary effort" -- that is, going beyond what is expected for a task -- is certain to get the notice of supervisors, no matter how busy or distracted they are. The key is pointing out the effort with subtlety and finesse.
Fewer jobs were available in October than in September, but hiring improved, according to the Labor Department. As October ended, almost 6 million jobs were available, compared with 6.18 million in September, but total hiring was up 4.4%.
If you have teenage children who have earned income from a summer job or part-time position, consider setting up Roth individual retirement accounts for them and matching contributions to the accounts. Roth IRAs often make sense for younger savers, as they allow for many years of tax-free growth.
Adoption of recommendations related to climate risks can lead to improved company resilience, a global task force says.
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