DOL States the Unemployment Rate for African Americans is 8.4% Compared to 4.0% for Whites: Francina R. Harrison, The Career Engineer Says, "Career Seekers Who Think Like a Business Can Change Those Odds!"

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According to the Department of Labor, unemployment for African Americans is 8.4 percent compared to 3.9 percent for whites. In addition, there were 167,000 job gains in December 2006; however, 6.8 million Americans are Still unemployed. In spite of the "low" 4.5 percent unemployment rate, the American worker is faced with finding/keeping the "American dream", in the midst of an American "under-employment" nightmare. How can today's workforce; African American's specifically, "fight back" and win in spite of global competition, loss of manufacturing jobs and the realities of the today's under-employment realities?

this unemployment game, you have to put your career seeking skills into 5th gear; being comfortable with average… just won't do.

According to the Department of Labor, unemployment for African Americans is 8.4 percent compared to 3.9 percent for whites. In addition, there were 167,000 job gains in December 2006; however, 6.8 million Americans are still unemployed. In spite of the "low" 4.5 percent unemployment rate, the American worker is faced with finding/keeping the "American dream", in the midst of an American "under-employment" nightmare. How can today's workforce; African American's specifically, "fight back" and win in spite of global competition, loss of manufacturing jobs and the realities of the today's under-employment realities?

A message to the "under-employed" and the African American unemployed specifically; the market demands that career seekers elevate themselves to performance employees and become the top "10 -30%" to get hired. This can be accomplished with a two-step career improvement formula: 1. decrease your competition and 2. transform your "average into awesome." Performance employees, who use action-oriented career strategies, and "think like a business" will increase interview results and employment opportunities, especially in today's ultra competitive global workplace.

"It's deeper than a job, it's all about who you are and what you bring," is a core value of the nationally recognized author/motivator, MSW also known by her alter ego "The Career Engineer." Francina R. Harrison, "The Career Engineer", has more than 12 years in human potential, performance/career consulting, and is the author of the book "A Mind to Work: the Life and Career Planning Guide for People Who Want Need to Work! (iUniverse, ISBN: 0-595-30390-0@ $10.95).    The message is simple, don't focus on the economic indicators, focus on your potential…find your passion, tap into your purpose and fulfill your potential.

It's this "non-traditional" and "soul" stirring delivery of career/business performance consulting that led the sought after motivator to be interviewed on the Tavis Smiley nationally syndicated radio show, Entrepreneur Magazine's Women in Business Radio Show, The Chicago Tribune and sourced as an expert by Heart & Soul Magazine's columnist Cora Daniels. The Career Engineer is also featured in national media outlets and on hundreds of sites on the Internet, branding her presence around the globe.

Voted "The Best Job Placement & Training Site on the Internet", the http://www.thecareerengineers.com website offers a career radio show, "deliver-on-demand" audio training, networking and viewers can hear a "career winning" interview with Tavis Smiley. The motivator continues, "In order for African Americans to "beat" this unemployment game, you have to put your career seeking skills into 5th gear; being comfortable with average… just won't do." The Career Engineer's "Don't Get Anxious, Get Prepared" philosophy returns the focus on the employee's action-orientation, performance, leadership and accomplishments…not the "external" market. The Career Engineer will prepare you to compete by increasing your employability, changing your mindset and unlocking your potentials.

Contact "The Career Engineer" at 757-420-1109 for more info on e-learning solutions, seminars, networking events, speaking engagements and partnership opportunities. A Mind to Work may be ordered online via http://www.thecareerengineers.com, online booksellers and by order at brick and mortar bookstores.

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