Economy Rockford: Boosting Our Careers

Unemployment is expected to drop10 percent by the end of this year, on top of the 14 percent unemployment rate Rockford is dealing with right now. However, for those who have survived layoffs, recession just might actually help your career.

LoRayne Logan says we can elevate our careers by taking advantage of new opportunities. We shouldn’t stop trying to prove we are ‘invaluable’ just because we don’t believe our company is making any more layoffs. Logan says we should offer to do additional duties, even though we may not want to do more work, because it could pay off later on. Anyone who tries to make their company more profitable will be remembered and rewarded when the economy does turn around.

Logan put great emphasis on the hopes of all of us taking more responsibility for our skills, specifically improving them. According to Logan, that is one of the biggest problems facing Rockford right now, much of our workforce doesn’t have the skill set for the emerging economy.

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