Amtrak to Run Only One Acela Train Daily Through Friday
WASHINGTON--Only one Acela Express train will run daily between Washington and New York through Friday. Amtrak is struggling to repair damaged brakes in the high-speed trains. Amtrak had one Acela train up and running Monday, the first since the trains were stopped last Friday. The high-speed service was suspended Friday after Amtrak discovered cracks in the brakes of several of the Acela trains.
Amtrak normally runs 15 Acela weekday roundtrips between New York and Washington and 11 between New York and Boston. Metroliner and local trains will account for most of the Acela train route between Washington and New York this week. Local trains will run in place of Acela trains from New York to Boston. Amtrak spokeswoman Tracy Connell said it was still not known how long it would take to repair the train brakes.
The Acela trains are built by Montreal-based Bombardier. The company has brought in extra people in Washington, Boston and New York to replace the faulty brakes.
Acela normally makes up about one-fifth of Amtrak's service along the Northeast corridor, carrying an average of 9,000 riders on weekdays.
Employers Search Resumes for Lies
In many fields, the job market can be difficult. Hundreds of people apply for a single job opening. As a result, many job seekers are tempted to spice up their resumes with higher salaries and a more-impressive job titles.
But these days, employers check backgrounds carefully--and don't like people who lie. In a survey of 2,500 human resource managers, 96% said their companies always check the information on resumes.
ResumeDoctor.com is a service that advises job hunters on resume-writing. It recently conducted a survey of 1,133 resumes that had been uploaded to its site. It found that 42.7% had at least one mistake, and 12.6% had two or more factual errors.
Some of the errors they found related to employment dates were because a job hunter was trying to cover up periods of unemployment. Michael Worthington, co-founder of ResumeDoctor.com, says that isn't necessary. "Companies understand that being out of work can be the norm," he notes.
Embellishing a job title or one's education are red flags for potential employers, too. They believe that people who lie on their resumes probably can't be trusted in other areas.