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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One of Australia’s Greatest Engineering Feats: Goldfields Water Supply Scheme

Australian engineering feats such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House are world-renowned. Other big Australian infrastructure projects include the Adelaide to Darwin railway, the Ord River irrigation dam and the gold mining Kalgoorlie Super Pit. These large and ambitious projects were preceded by an engineering project that was ahead of its time: …

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Advantages of Using Laser Engraving Technology for Manufacturing

Lasers are widely used for marking, etching, and engraving products like smartphones, laptops, jewelry, book covers, and sporting goods. They can be used to create and design logos, decorative patterns, safety instructions, and barcodes on a product or piece of packaging. Another common application is the use of laser engravers for woodworking.  Laser technology continues …

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Where are You in Your Home Ownership Journey?

Home is anywhere you have loved ones with you and where you feel the most stable and secure. Anybody who spent their childhood moving from one rented apartment to another would tell you, the lack of stability makes it harder to find comfort. Building friendships and being well-adjusted and familiar with good communities and schools …

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Franchising: Providing Your Food Business a Greater Chance to Grow

Quick serving restaurants (QSR) dominated the franchising industry in the U.S. in 2018. According to the Fortune 500 Ranking for 2018, food chains, like McDonald’s, Dunkin’, Sonic Drive-In, and Taco Bell are among the leading franchises in the country. Running your own restaurant offers rewarding opportunities. Like these fast food giants, your restaurant can also …

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In Retail, Employee Uniforms Strengthen the Customer Experience

In an age when consumers embrace self-expression, it comes as no surprise that many retail businesses forego uniforms. This strategy may curry favor among a generation of young and conscious buyers, who prize displays of individuality. It also means fewer expenses for companies because they don’t have to go to the trouble of designing and …

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Give Your Dental Practice a Competitive Edge with 3 Smart Moves

In the ever-competitive dental sector, you need to handle your patients with love and care to keep them coming back. You need to make them feel welcome and ease their fears and anxiety. Increasing patient retention and reducing appointment cancellations are incredible ways to grow your dental practice, notes an experienced provider of dental supplies. That …

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How a Proper PR Strategy Can Improve Your SEO Campaign

Many small businesses think that only established brands can benefit from public relations (PR) and that it’s hard to obtain media coverage if you don’t have a sizeable marketing budget. But while your team was busy perfecting your search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, your competitors were leveraging the power of both SEO and PR for …

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Key Pointers to Consider before Opening a Health-Food Business 


People are getting more and more health conscious these days. While this opens up many opportunities to food entrepreneurs, jumping to health-food business is not that easy. This still requires enough preparation to become successful. Keep in mind that this is one of the most competitive industries in the world of business. So, before opening …

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