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December 2012 Announces Acquisition of Career Site

Expands Its Social/Employment Platform in Mid-Atlantic Region with well-known brand Inc., The Career Network, today announced the acquisition of strategic assets of Human Capital Solutions, LLC (d/b/a, through its subsidiary Career Management Solutions, LLC. is a leading online job portal for employers and job seekers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. The acquisition enables the opportunity to expand The Career Network online with virtual career fairs and offline with live career events in several markets, including the Tri-State area (PA, NJ, and DE) and the IT vertical market. provides its 1.3 million registered members with an array of tools to simplify job posting and candidate search processes. Founded in 1998, it’s best known for developing and producing targeted career fairs and events tailored to more than 18 industry categories.

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Top 5 Worst Corporate Holiday Gifts

It’s that time a year again. It’s time for corporate gift giving and the gifts have started to roll in. We’ve received the usual gift baskets full of yummy treats like candy, cookies, and fruit. FruitcakeSome clients send alcohol or personalized items like tote bags, fleece blankets, coffee mugs, and t-shirts and then there are the booby prizes which typically consist of items that were left over from tradeshow giveaways that the company couldn’t unload at the show—so they use them as gifts.

We received the latter and it got us thinking about bad holiday offerings, so we thought we’d put together a list of the five worst corporate holiday gifts. In reverse order, they are:

5.     A Charitable Donation (this is only really on the list because we couldn't think of a 5th and lists sound better with 5 things): I’m all about giving back, especially around the holidays and I think it is noble that organizations make donations on behalf of those they work with throughout the year, however what if the charity is one that you don’t support?  It could be because you have declared that you only support charities that help children or you only give to charities that fight cancer, or help puppies—I don’t know. What I do know is that people are sensitive when it comes to charities, so if you do make a donation ask the person that you’re honoring what cause they’d like to contribute to.

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