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salaried employees ... employees that don't work by the clock.
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definition of salaried / definition of salaried employee / what are salaried employees
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salaries:

... a category of labor market data collected and used by site selectors in order to project employee costs. Analysis may included the cost of hiring salaried employees. The category may be called wage levels and report pay for both salaried and hourly workers.
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definition of salaries
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sanitary sewer:

... a closed sewer system for transporting unsanitary wastewaterdashmore from Wikipedia.
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definition of sanitary
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SBDC ... Small Business Development Centerdashsee small business resources
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definition of small business development center acronym sbdc / what is an sbdc
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seagoing:

... said of a seaworthy vessel moving or capable of traveling in open water, i.e. an expanse of water, such as a ocean or sea, having shores that can be seen on the distant horizon as they are approached or that cannot be seen at all. See the definitions of blue water and open sea and water transportation in the resources archive.
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definition of sea going / definition of seaworthy / definition of seagoing
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search application:

... a computer program that functions as a search tooldashsee search app. Also, see page 6 of the .network introduction series. It has information and links to search applications.
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definition of search application / definition of search program
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search area ... a place targeted for a site search.
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definition of search area / definition of site selection search area / definition of search region
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search directory:

... the search section of the .network library which has a list of useful tools, including search engines. It's a duplicate of a page of the .network introductiondashsee search application.
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definition of search directory / where can I find a search engine directory
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search options:

... choices for conducting a search. For example, when you access a search engine you are generally provided a link to advanced search options. The Google/.network search engine has radio buttons which give you the options of querying the Web or specific websites. Our tool for querying the Global Registry of Contacts has pull-down menus which give you the option, for example, of searching for words that begin with capital letters.
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what are search options / what search choices do users of the network have
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seasonal workers:

... workers hired for a short period. Seasonal workers, like part-time workers, generally don't receive benefits on the same basis as full-time employees. Seasonal workers may be migrant workers. A migrant worker moves from place to place on a schedule that follows the anticipated availability of temporary employment in recurring periods of peak job opportunity.
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definition of seasonal worker / definition of seasonal workers / what are migrant workers
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define selection criteria:
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define semi-skilled:

... workers able to read, write and communicate but not required to have educational or apprenticeship credentials to qualify for their jobs. Training time is short. Training is task-specific and generally doesn't provide much in the way of using reasoning skills. The definition is based on three skill classifications which are generally used by manufacturers, are generally separated into skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled.
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separation:

... assistance provided to employees when they leave their jobs involuntarily; severance; money provided which is referred to as either severance pay or separation pay (separation occurs when a worker dies, retires, or has a termination of employment). Separation that occurs as a result of an employer's relocation may be paid in the form of a severance. The end of a working relationship may result in the payment of a project completion bonus which is defined as pay at the end of a contract assignment. Non-money separation may be provided as extra time off or vacation at the time severance or services such as outplacement assistance, career counseling, and employee-paid extension of insurance benefits.
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definition of separation / definition of severance pay / definition of severance compensation
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define service area
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define service provider
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define severance:

... assistance, including money, provided by an employer to a person permanently leaving a job; a package of benefits, sometimes called a separation package, given to an employee terminated from work. The amount of severance pay may vary from employee to employee in a group being terminated based, for example, years of servicedashsee separation.
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sewer:

... as an item of utility infrastructure which usually goes along with water services (water and sewer), a category of economic development information that may be found in a community profile; a data element listed under utilities in a location package; a conveyance for a mix of unhealthy liquid and solid waste or rainwater.
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definition of sewer
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define share network
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define shelf life
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define shelve
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define shift

... a work period; the group of people on the job together during a work period. A shift premium is the extra compensation offered or paid to employees to induce them to work off their normal shifts or to new hires to work on shifts that don't readily attract employees. A steady shift operation is one in which the the employees stay in their work periods. Steady shifts are generally easier to handle from a management point of view than rotating shifts. A swing shift is one that begins in the afternoon and ends at night. A swing shift as the group in a work period overlapping between a day shift and a night shift. A shift change is either the the activity of moving between work periods or the rotation of a worker from one work period to another
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short-list

... to reduce a number of items under consideration; to create a list by the process of elimination, leaving only a few choice items. To short-list is to choose items to remain after removing others in which there is no longer an interest. The objective is to maintain a list that can be managed efficiently. For example, prior to going into the field to inspect places of interest an experienced site selector with gather information from his network of location data suppliers and sift through what they provide by using the technique of comparative analysis.
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definition of short list / definition of shortlist / definition of top choice / what is a shortlist
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SIC ... acronym for Standard Industrial Classification.
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definition of sic / what is an sic code / information about standard industrial classifications
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Terms that begin with the word site, as in site selection and site location work, are defined in www.sitelocationassistance.com/search/infohelp/assd.htm.
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define site ... a website.
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define site selection services ... site location assistance
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define Six Sigma:

... a way of affecting continuous improvement in product or service quality based on statistical measurement that expresses the rate of defects introduced by a process or built into a product. It equates to 99.9997% perfect or 3.4 defects per million opportunities in manufacturing. The concept was first introduced through Motorola's Quality System Review as an assessment process. (source). ISixSigma.com has quality dictionary/glossary.spacer
skill trade:

... a field of work requiring a craftsperson with special skills. A craft is a profession or activity that uses experienced hands to make something. Apprenticeships are often required for workers to be accepted as having craft skills. Unions generally handle apprenticeship programs and trade schools or technical schools often provide credentials. Post-secondary vocational/training schools help people qualify for craft-jobs or apprenticeship programs. There is no distinction in this definition between technical schools and those that proved vocation training.
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definition of skill trade / what is a skill trade
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skill set:

... competencies necessary or required in order to be considered qualified to perform work at either the level of a specific task or within a trade or profession.
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definition of skill set / what is a skill set
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SLA ... acronym for one of the three .network websites. (source)
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what do the initials sla stand for / does sla mean site selection help is available
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small business:

... an operating entity of enterprise having a limited number of employees, for example, less than 500 with its owner(s) involved in hands-on management. The World Bank Glossary of LED Terms indicates that a business environment with 5 to 20 employees is small under the explanation of its acronym for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Small business is made up mostly of independent enterprises that, as a rule, don't dominant their fields of operation. By SMEs definition a medium size business has from 20 to 200 employees. Enterprises with fewer than 5 employees may be referred to as micro-businesses or nanocorps. For links to additional information and resources, CLICK HERE.
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definition of small business / definition of medium-size business / what size is small business
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soft infrastructure:

... services available in a locationdashsee hard infrastructure. Soft infrastructure is associated with institutions that maintain the health and cultural standards of a community.
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definition of soft infrastructure
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define soft money ... funds counted that cannot be depended upon to be available
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define special interest group ... as in an association or lobbying group
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define specifications:

... the precise statement of particulars, such as want and needs, or conditions to be realized or objectives attained in order to bring an enterprise development project to its conclusion as planned. Specifications should be covered by a project profile. We (who we are) strongly suggest that project managers distribute profiles and specifications that can get the attention of resource and service providers when they want their input. As the definition says, specification statements have to be precise, if there is to be an expectation of receiving valid proposals. See the definitions of RFP as well as specs and project specifications.
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spousal job opportunity:

... a consideration provided for a family relocation when one spouse already has a job secured, as in the case of a transferee of a company. The duel-income-family makes spousal employment opportunities a prime consideration when employees are asked to relocate.
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definition of spousal job opportunity
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spreadsheet:

... a layout of information on paper by hand for ease of viewing and understanding; a business tool that spreads information for making comparisons. Either way it's a ledger made up of columns and rows. Electronically created, a spreadsheet is a table or grid that forms cells for data entry and manipulation. It sets out information information from a computer for full viewing as spread of data on a projection, screen, or printout.
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definition of spreadsheet / definition of spread sheet / definition of a computer spreadsheet
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standard industrial classification:

... see information about industrial classifications in the .network resource archive.
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definition of standard industrial classification codes
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standard:

... something that generally remains unchanged, although widely utilized; a means of regulation advocated or established by authority, custom, or agreementdashsee boiler plate.
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definition of standard
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staff:

... an individual or group that work in a supporting role; workers supporting those directly contributing to the production of revenue; employees of a not-for-profit operation.
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definition of staff / what is a chamber staff / what are staff employees / what is an ed staff
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define startup ... as in, for example, starting up a business
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define stay bonus:

... a compensation paid above a salary or wages by an employer in order to retain an employee; something extra that is generally considered as pay which entices an employee to stay on the job. Although obscure in its usage, the expression may also be used to identify severance pay (see separation) provided to an employee left behind as a result of a relocation.
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step-change ... performance stepchange.
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definition of step change / definition of stepchange / what is a step change
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step-through process:

... a series of movements in sequence from one place to another, as in through a succession of webpages. For example, the Area Development section of Economic Development.net is designed for users to step through beginning with a page that is a global list of countries and ultimately ending up on a pages that show the names of places at the local level. Various sections of .network websites are designed with pages showing buttons at the top to accommodate the step-through process. In other words, pages-in-series show linked arrow-buttons for moving back and fourth through an organized sequence of information.
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definition of stepthrough / definition of step through / definition of step through process
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storefront:

... an analogy for a commercial enterprise, especially one that must operate with exposure in a market; a marketplace, such as a retail outlet, with specific reference to the part of the store or shop where customers come and go or where they can window shop; the part of store that faces the street or pedestrian walk (a walk-around area), generally opposite the shipping and receiving area and where the most attractive signage is located. Storefront often refers to one of a row of buildings in a commercial area such a mall or city street.
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definition of storefront / definition of store front / definition of walk around area
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strategic planning:

... the creation of a business plan; the artful process of anticipating and projecting a future course that a business or other type of enterprise might take to achieve specified objectives coupled with the gathering of information necessary for making decisions and the laying out of logistics for initiating one or more projects aimed at reaching an overall goal.
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definition of strategic planning
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Strategy Driven Six-Sigma:

... see the definition of Six Sigma
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definition of strategy driven six sigma implemented by Pinnacle Partners Inc
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string:

... items of information or instruction positioned in a linear manner so that they can be easily followed, for example, a URL address string. Another example is the expression location identity string that helps explain how to identify a place in the subject line of an email (example).
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definition of string as it relates to a URL address string or location identity string
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sub-national:

... an geographic or demographic area that holds a secondary position within a country for purposes of definition, for example, a regional economy identified as separate from others.
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definition of supervisor / link to a test on people skills with body language information
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supervisor:

... one who oversees and directly controls the work of another. A supervisor is generally the manager most familiar with a group of workers as individuals and the one who knows what's going on. Savvy HR professionals and managers in higher levels of responsibility look for supervisory talent, for example with people skills, within groups of their own workers.
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definition of supervisor / link to a test on people skills with body language information
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suspect:

... a potential prospect; a prospect-related object of wishful thinking according to The Physics of Marketing; someone whose activities are worth keeping under observation by a business developer; a person who provides a name and address in response to a marketing effort; someone targeted for follow-up by, say, an alert business networker.
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sustainable:

... operative word use to raise questions of whether or not a location is can support development from an environmental standpointdashsee sustainable development; a buzzword used by those who are concerned about their communitiesdashsee sustainable community.
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definition of sustainable / definition of sustainability
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systems thinking:

... an approach to whole concept analysis introduce in The Fifth Discipline, by Peter Senge.
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definition of systems thinking
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The reference is to the following quote from the July 2004 issue of the Economic Development Marketing Letter, Blane Canada Ltd ... There are two ways to define a prospect (yes, you read correctly). A prospect (economic development prospect) has a defined project, budget, and time line. A prospect has been to the community to "kick the tires". Everyone else falls into the category of wishful thinking (suspects) ...

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