Jake Michaels

A former Department of Labor analyst, Jake is a freelance writer who talks about economics and other news about the job market and how it affects the present and future workforce.

Jake Michaels
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The 6 Pieces of Protective Gear Every Construction Worker Needs

Safety is always the top priority on any construction site. Outfitting your workers with the proper protective gear is part of keeping them safe. But with so many different types of gear available, it can be difficult to know what they need. Here are the six essential pieces of protective gear that every construction worker …

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Which is a Better Side Hustle: Forex or Stocks?

Both forex trading and stock trading can be lucrative side hustles, but they both come with their risks and rewards. There are stories of people making a killing in the stock market, but there are also tales of people losing everything they’ve put in. The same goes for forex and stock trading. Caveat: it’s a …

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Financial Challenges You May Face After Embracing Entrepreneurship

People have different reasons for entering the world of entrepreneurship. But if there is one thing most entrepreneurs would agree to, they are here to make more money. Entrepreneurs enjoy flexibility and creativity; most importantly, they can keep more of the profits they generate. However, entrepreneurship also comes with its own unique set of financial …

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The Five Things You Need to Do Before Starting Any Business

Startups can be hard to run, incredibly if unprepared for them. About 50% of small businesses fail during the first five years in operation, primarily because their owners aren’t prepared for it. If you want your business to last, then you need to do five of these things. These apply to any business and are …

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Smart Ways To Manage Business Finances

Keeping a business afloat requires careful financial management. However, data from Semrush states that 66 percent of companies struggle financially. That means many are not well-versed when it comes to handling business finances. Especially in challenging economic times, it’s crucial to stay on top of your money management strategy and make smart choices about where …

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Offering More than Health: Incentives for Better Retention

The importance of health insurance as part of the employee package for retention will always be its foundation. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, “workers with employer-sponsored health insurance are almost 20 percent more likely to stay with their employer than those without coverage.” This statistic gets backed up by other research, …

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Law Firm Workflow Streamlining: A How to Guide

Law firms are constantly looking for ways to streamline their workflow to improve efficiency and productivity. While many methods can be used, the following guide provides an overview of some of the most common and effective techniques. Automation When Possible One of the most effective ways to streamline your law firm’s workflow is to automate …

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Business Startup Tips: Benefits of Cloud-Based Systems

As a business startup, you have many things to think about. One of the most important is deciding what systems to use to help manage your operations. Cloud-based systems can be a great option for many businesses, but it’s important to understand the benefits they offer and which ones are right for you. This article will explore …

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