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  • Whistle While You Work—And Doodle and Make Tin-Foil Flowers, Too

    I don’t want to brag, but I was the belle of the ball at my hometown pizzeria in suburban Maryland. During my three months there as a waitress, a few of the dish washers had a bit of a crush on me. I always had bread crumbs in my hair and permanently smelled like garlic, so this doesn’t surprise me. Of all my prospective suitors, Lucio was my favorite. He spent a good portion of his time making...
  • CAM, CAMT and NALP Offer Training Ideally Suited for Preparing Employees to Succeed

    A lot has been said about the impacts of the recent recession. The one affecting our industry the greatest is the shift to a more renter-based nation, which is highlighted in NAA’s 2012 Survey of Operating Income & Expenses in Rental Apartment Communities. People are choosing to rent rather than purchase items such as cars, major appliances and even the places they call home. It has created...
  • Military Housing Offers Opportunities for Veterans Seeking a Career in the Apartment Industry

    NAAEI recently offered the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) course at Fort Hood, Texas, in association with the Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation and the Apartment Association of Central Texas. We provided CAMT training to veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life but are struggling to find work. During this CAMT training program,we learned about...
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Encouraging Others to Consider Apartment Industry Careers

    Many people will celebrate this Labor Day weekend with cookouts, time with friends and family and maybe a last-minute getaway to mark the end of summer. While many of us celebrate a day dedicated to our nation’s workforce, many people are still struggling to find jobs to support themselves and their families. Our industry can help. The good news is the U.S. the economy does appear to be on an...

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