Rumors are swirling through Washington that Barack Obama is poised to nominate Comrade Kaprugina for the key post of Regulatory Czarina, where she will oversee the implementation of his new set of economic policy directives. The lady compiled an extensive curriculum vitae in the Glorious Motherland, and is perhaps best known for her success in reviving the Moscow housing market after a period of great social and economic dislocation. ”We had a devil of a time persuading Vladimir Putin to release her” noted UN Ambassador and presidential confidant Susan Rice. ”But President Putin finally succumbed to our argument that he owed us one in this new, glorious era of reset relations! And as we restructure the dynamic health care sector of our economy, it is wonderful to obtain this treasure from one of our most trusted allies.”
We at TMR salute the president for his vision, and trust that La Kaprugina will once again produce the stellar results for which she is justly famous.
Fox Business – Despite the nation’s unemployment rate remaining at elevated levels, there are some industries straining to hire qualified workers.
The 2008 financial crisis changed the economic landscape and the way companies and employers staff their payrolls. A flagging economy and the declining demand for products and services are causing companies to really fight for relevancy and growth, says Gary Burnison, CEO of recruiting firm Korn/Ferry International.
Remaining relevant in this economy is every company’s challenge right now, says Jody Miller, Business Talent Group’s chairman and CEO—a battle they must win by developing innovative products, penetrating new markets and expanding core assets.
Job seekers need to recognize this shift in the labor market and use it to their advantage to secure employment. Companies are creating new positions and, in many instances, putting a heavier emphasis on cross-industry expertise and experience, and candidates need to prove they can meet the new requirements.
PopSci – Astronomers have found a galaxy whose super-luminous nucleus–called a quasar–is burning 100 times as much energy as the entire Milky Way galaxy.
Though theory has long predicted that quasars this powerful should exist, the newly-discovered object, known as SDSS J1106+1939, is by far the most energetic ever observed. The quasar is powered by a supermassive black hole that lies at its center.