• July 5, 2015


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Aviators to divers, more adventurous job opportunities opening up to women

(BPT) - Women now represent nearly half of the American workforce, and more than half of all American women work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only are more women working, more are earning college educations, and more are entering fields once considered male-dominated. Young women just beginning their working lives – whether recent graduates of high school or college – have more career options than ever, including jobs that provide adventure and achievement.

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Monday 06/22/2015
4 top technology degrees for today's career seekers
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - The career outlook for technology professionals remains highly promising. With so many emerging employment opportunities, The White House announced the TechHire initiative in March to encourage American cities to offer training to prepare the workforce for careers in growing tech fields.

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Thursday 06/11/2015
Changing healthcare requirements prompt registered nurses to earn bachelor's degrees
Updated: June 12, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Laura Gilmore earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2012, more than five years after she got her first job as a nurse. Today, as the Magnet Coordinator for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois, Gilmore reflects on the decision to pursue her BSN.

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Monday 06/01/2015
529 College Savings Plans Can Help Ease Your Top Financial Concern
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - People who worry about financing a college education for children or grandchildren have got plenty of company. More than 70 percent of parents with children under 18 say that paying for college is their top financial concern, according to Gallup's 2001-2015 Economic and Personal Finance survey.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Hispanic Parents Satisfied with Healthy Options Offered by Afterschool Programs
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Afterschool programs serve 3.8 million Hispanic children nationwide. While a majority of parents report being satisfied with the healthy food and variety of physical activity their child’s program offers, there is still a vast unmet need for such programs, particularly among Hispanic families.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Serving up careers for returning veterans
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - May marks Military Appreciation Month, a time to reflect on the more than 21 million military veterans living in the U.S., many who are faced with the decision of ‘what’s next for my career?’ after returning to civilian life.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
What is an education worth to me? [infographic]
Posted: May 19, 2015

(BPT) - Are you wondering whether heading to college is the right path for you? There's no doubt that the cost of college is substantial and you're probably wondering if it's really worth it. What kind of payback can you expect from your investment in a college education? Here are some statistics that might surprise you.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Career college or community college? Deciding which is right for you
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - What’s the difference between a career college and community college? While both types of learning institutions share the goal of enriching students’ lives through education, the experience they provide to students can vary greatly.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Want to make a difference? Be inspired to work in public service
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - What jobs come to mind when you think of public service professions? Police officers, firefighters and community service advocates are likely responses. And you are correct; those are all admirable public service careers, but there’s so much more than that. There are many facets within the public service field that help keep our communities and cities thriving.

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Fort Hood’s Patton Pool now open; Martin Pool closed
Posted: July 03, 2015

Due to current lifeguard availability, Fort Hood’s Directorate of Family, Moral, Welfare and Recreation is opening Patton Pool, building 5774, 24th Street & Tank Destroyer, beginning today and closing Martin Pool, building 137, T.J. Mills Boulevard.

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KDH offices closed for July Fourth holiday
Posted: July 03, 2015

The business offices of the Killeen Daily Herald and its three weeklies — the Fort Hood Herald, Copperas Cove Herald and Harker Heights Herald — will be closed today to allow employees to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday.

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