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*NEW RELEASE* When Your Parachute Is Black

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New System Unveiled to Eradicate African American Unemployment Crisis Strategies on how to reduce the ever rising unemployment rate among the African American population are explored in a new book released February 5, 2014. When Your Parachute is Black: The African American’s Guide to 21st Century Employment unveils a system that will permanently shrink the African-American unemployment crisis. When Your Parachute is Black is authored by leadership expert Dr. William M. White. White has previously co-authored Apex Thinking and What Leaders Believe, two leadership books used in leadership degree programs… Read more »

Stem Jobs Through 2018

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008-2018 Employment Projections below for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) have been made into a  graphic by Calvin College:

Finding the right Job is a Full Time Job

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Working in the outplacement industry was an incredible learning experience. One of the first lessons I learned was finding the right job is a full time job in and of itself. Too often job seekers view this new found time as a blessing and immediately find ways to consume the hours and days newly given to you. You ask yourself, how long does it take to post my resume on Monster or I just spoke with Julie last week on a lead and I can make a few calls a… Read more »

Where the Best Jobs Are

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Table 1.3: Fastest growing occupations, 2010 and projected 2020 (Numbers in thousands) 2010 National Employment Matrix title and code Employment Change, 2010-20 Median annual wage, 2010 2010 2020 Number Percent 00-0000 Total, All Occupations 143,068.1 163,537.1 20,468.9 14.3 $33,840 39-9021 Personal Care Aides 861.0 1,468.0 607.0 70.5 19,640 31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,017.7 1,723.9 706.3 69.4 20,560 17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 15.7 25.4 9.7 61.7 81,540 47-3011 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 29.4 47.0 17.6 60.1 27,780 47-3012 Helpers–Carpenters 46.5 72.4 25.9 55.7 25,760 29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and… Read more »

Career Development & Employment Coaching for African Americans

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President Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the United States of America. He is African American. That is both a blessing and a curse. Welcome to Yourblackparachute.com, the website for African Americans who are unemployed, under-employed, or who want to change careers. This is one-stop shopping at its best for African-American job seekers. Yourblackparachute.com is your key to success as we introduce you to proven strategies for increasing your employment opportunities and to our revolutionary new book, When Your Parachute is Black: The African American’s Guide to… Read more »

Hello world!

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Hello world! Welcome to yourblackparachute.com, where African American Career Success is our Only Job! We are the only full service career development and job search firm in the United States to focus on African American employment. Our goal is to proactively provide industry trends that are relevant the general population as you perform you job search or career change. More importantly, we provide tips and information on what these trends mean for African American and other minorities. Through this blog, you will have an opportunity to discuss cutting edge ideas… Read more »