If economic growth and job creation are to be restored in America, we must unblock the country and enable smart people -- innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs -- to unleash their creativity.
I was interested in my job but not inspired by it. I made a good paycheck but was not passionate. I filled a position but not a purpose.
With today's jobs report, marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the private-sector jobs recovery, the pace of overall job creation (private plus government jobs) over that period has now averaged just 168,000 a month -- well below the 200,000 to 300,000 jobs a month that a robust jobs recovery would have generated.
Since the early 1900s, the world celebrates International Women's Day each March. In the earlier years, there was not much to "celebrate." Today, there is. The past three decades have witnessed real progress towards gender equity.
In a report that has both good and bad news for the American workforce, February payrolls appeared to shake off analysts' cold-weather concerns, adding a solid 175,000 jobs and revising job counts for the prior two months up by a total of 25,000.
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While most job seekers spend hours polishing their resume and choosing their interview attire, most don't give much thought to background checks. But ignoring what might pop up on a criminal or credit background check is a mistake that could spell the end of your dream job.
I had everything. I had the perfect apartment, the perfect lifestyle (whatever that even means), the perfect husband, the perfect dog, the perfect job. I was bouncy lollipops and rainbows happy. That is, until it all fell apart faster than you can say downsizing.
I'd gotten a job in finance in my early 20s, and the next thing I knew, I was 36 years old and on a career trajectory not of my choosing. Yes, I was succeeding, but at what cost?
In politics, the line between reality and fantasy is often hard to decipher. The recent ruling by a Nebraska court regarding the Keystone XL pipeline offers another example of this situation.
The president's 2015 budget proposal "pivots" away from the 2010 "pivot" to austerity, pushes modestly for jobs and prioritizes infrastructure repair. Republicans will obstruct this -- just like they have obstructed every jobs plan since the stimulus. But the public fully supports what the president is trying to do.
Critically, building affordable housing units across the city will help create jobs right in the neighborhoods suffering the highest unemployment, helping address the yawning economic and racial divide opened up during the most recent recession.
To help understand which U.S. cities have the greatest need for construction workers, we compared the number of licensed contractors per capita in some of the most populated U.S. cities. Here is how the top 25 U.S. cities (by population) stacked up.
Is self-employment the answer for an aging workforce and a sluggish economy?
There are so many qualified people for any given job. Just getting an interview is nearly like winning the lottery. It's time to fundamentally change the way people apply for jobs. We need a format that allows the applicant to express their unique personality in a beautiful format.