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Top 10 Articles read by Occidental Employees

1. Life After OXY: Surviving a Bear Market in Retirement Working hard and saving is only half the battle when it comes to making sure you’re taken care of in retirement. Much of it comes down to having a sound investment strategy and being able to adjust that strategy based on the market. Read more

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Check Your OXY Benefits BEFORE Checking out a New Job

As a recruiter, clients ask me, yes a recruiter, about what they should know about their benefits. With everything going on in the market and the current health crisis those questions have become more and more frequent. Before jumping ship on OXY reconsider AFTER reading about your benefits. OXY Benefits Annual Enrollment As stated in

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7 Items to Consider Before Leaving OXY

Losing your job is a grandiose moment. Your mind is racing and you simply just don’t know how to operate. Loss of a job, especially for those with over 20 years of service,  affects the same receptors in the brain as loss of a loved one. The same  five stages of grief apply for the employee going through

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Read the TRG Retirement Guide for OXY Employees

As a recruiter it is my job to put my clients in the best position possible for them to succeed. Most of the time this simply means finding a company with an employment opportunity that fits their needs. However, my clients often ask me about other factors, like their 401(k), pension plan, benefits package and

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Analyzing the Timing for Your Unemployment Benefits From OXY

Despite what most folks think, you do not have to file for unemployment benefits immediately after getting laid off.  While many people certainly need the money and cushion, others may have more flexibility in when they can claim their benefits. If you’re a part of the latter, it would be wise to weigh your options

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Helpful Information for Occidental Retirees

As a resource for those who have retired from OXY, this page provides information to help guide you through life after working.  From pensions to 401(k) handling and everything in between. Many of you have asked me for insights, information or help with an abundance of varying topics. Simply put, the purpose here is to

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Leaving OXY? 10 Things to do Before You’re off Payroll

When you’ve worked in recruiting for as long as I have, you get a lot of questions about how to stay afloat while you’re in-between jobs. But one thing I’ve noticed is people don’t often know what steps to take before they leave their current job. Here are a few tips to consider before leaving

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