SSU Career Services helps students jump start careers

PORTSMOUTH-Assisting students in accelerating their understanding and development of their careers, Associate Director for Career Services at Shawnee State University, Austin Raines, wants the campus community to be aware of the many resources available through the office.

“Often, we hear individuals referring to us as the office that reviews resumes and cover letters,” Raines said. “I want to ensure our campus is aware that we do so much more.”

While Career Services does have student assistants who will help with resumes and cover letters – including free resume printing on resume paper – the staff also offers professional skill building (interviewing, networking, etc.), internship, job, and graduate school search, help in understanding job offers and salary negotiations, and assistance with professional clothing. The staff also helps students choose

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Next week, cities and towns have to start filing housing plans with the state. What’s coming?

Beyond the actual plans, the deadline will also serve as a litmus test for how communities — their leaders and residents — are feeling about playing their part in the state’s most ambitious housing effort in decades.

If towns play along, the law would enable hundreds of thousands of units of housing, but some communities have signaled skepticism and publicly considered the consequences of noncompliance. The Globe reported last month that DHCD is cutting the budgets of housing authorities in noncompliant towns, which some advocates say, while harsh, may help prod them into following along.

Next week’s deadline may shine some light on which communities are still balking — even though all that’s required at this point is to fill out a relatively simple six-page form.

Detail a strategy

While the paperwork is simple, the zoning changes the law mandates can be big, big enough to spark complex conversations that

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US Schools Start Legal Actions against Social Media Companies

Social media companies are facing legal action seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth.

The lawsuits came recently from the public schools in Seattle, Washington and a suburban school system. But the new lawsuits face a complex legal path.

The lawsuits argue the social media platforms push harmful content. The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month over how much federal law protects the tech industry from such claims. But even if the school systems are able to move forward with their lawsuits, it will be difficult to prove the industry is at fault.

Carl Szabo is a lawyer with the tech industry trade association NetChoice. He said the companies should not be blamed because they may have shown teens content that caused emotional harm. He compared the legal action to suing a bookstore “because an employee recommended a book that caused emotional

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Portland plans to start advertising for city manager job next week

More than a year after Portland’s city manager left the job, the city is finally ready to start advertising for the position.

The City Council’s city manager search subcommittee on Thursday voted 3-0 to approve a job description and brochure, and the city plans to post the job late next week. Councilors and the search consultant, Baker Tilly, agreed to review a few final edits before the posting goes live.

“There are some things that are going to be changed … some language that talks about how diverse Portland is and the nature of that diversity because that is important,” said Mayor Kate Snyder during Thursday’s meeting.

“A lot of our time is spent talking about asylum seekers coming to Maine and in particular Portland, so a mention of that is important. A mention of our commitment to justice and equity is very important.”

The city manager is the top

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