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Giving Work is Not Enough to Bring People Out of Poverty

Jeremy Hockenstein | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jeremy Hockenstein

In my 12 years of experience leading a social enterprise that creates jobs for some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, I've learned that just giving people work is not enough. If we truly want to empower people to emerge from poverty, we must do more.

'Free Trade' Agreements Won't Create Jobs But a More Competitive Dollar Would

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Mark Weisbrot

When our government tells us such an agreement will create jobs in the U.S., they are saying that the agreement will increase our exports faster than imports.

Mark Gongloff

The Fed Has Two Jobs, And It Is Failing At Both Of Them | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

When it comes to monetary policy, the Federal Reserve has just two jobs, and it's failing at both of them. The Fed has a dual mandate to promote ma...

Mark Gongloff

The Real Reason People Don't Have Jobs | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

The job market is obviously broken, but a new study suggests the damage might not all be permanent. Economists at the San Francisco Federal Reserve...

Why Age Bias In The Workplace Is So Hard To Prove

Sara Rix | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It is one thing when advancing age provides a perk or two, even if the reasons for them are not always fully appreciated. However, it is quite another when age prevents qualified candidates from getting through the door and having an opportunity to market themselves in person to prospective employers.

Tensions Ease Between A New Orleans Church And A Mall's Developers

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 13, 2013 edition.) Ground breaking for Magnolia Marketplace--a two-story mall on ...

Is Colombia Suffering the Dutch Disease?

Felipe Ángel | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Felipe Ángel

Despite the global economic situation, Colombia has shown resilience to external shocks in recent years, with reasonable economic performance in its region, in part due to responsible monetary policies conducted by the Central Bank.

School's Out for Summer: Hiring the Best Interns

Josh Tolan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Small Business
Josh Tolan

There are plenty of aspects about internships which can lead to low enthusiasm for the wrong candidate. After all, an internship isn't a full-time job with a career ladder, and interns don't always get the most interesting projects to tackle.

#TwitterResume: Paper Resumes Will Be No More

Katie DeVito | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology
Katie DeVito

Will wonders never cease -- the #TwitterResume has been born! I've been awaiting this day. The company Gozaik (sounds like mosaic) has developed a soc...

Survey: Telecommuting Is More Than a Perk for Workers With Disabilities

Barbara Otto | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

That tells me something I've been saying all along to hiring managers and HR executives: Qualified people with disabilities can be recruited just like anyone else, and very rarely do they need special treatment.

Combating Long-term Unemployment With Employee Referrals

Ziv Eliraz | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Ziv Eliraz

The job market in the United States is like a roller coaster. Up some days, down the next. Steady on occasion. It can be a confusing ride for many employers, especially those looking to improve their operations by hiring great talent.

Agriculture, and Africa's Future

Richard Attias | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

Africa's agricultural sector has enormous scope for development, which would benefit both the continent's economy and its people. A recent report from...

5 Ways to Be Objective in Your Hiring Process

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Employers need to be objective when hiring new employees to ensure they provide equal opportunities for every job seeker who applies. By applying these ideas to your hiring process, you will be able to select a candidate with accuracy and fairness.

How to Evaluate Your Job Benefits

Her Campus | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Her Campus

Getting a job offer is always exciting, especially if you've just graduated college or are a college senior looking to work full-time. Say goodbye to your classes, and say hello to the work you've always dreamed of doing!

Class of 2013: Welcome to the 'New Hustle'

Tom Hayes | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Tom Hayes

Graduates, the corporate job picture as we knew it is being obliterated -- the center cannot hold -- and the world of work we once relied upon is fracturing into myriad new combinations and permutations.

Study: Austerity Has Cost The U.S. Economy 2.2 Million Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

There are more than 2 million unemployed Americans who might have jobs today if not for austerity. That's the conclusion of a new study by Michael ...

VetJobs Veteran Employment Situation Report

Ted Daywalt | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

At VetJobs we continue to see the overall employment situation as marginally improving and the economy continues to remain basically stagnant, particularly as regards employment.

Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

Here in the United States, we lack enough trained people to fill the information technology (IT) jobs that are vital to every industry. At the same time, our returning military veterans need work, and they represent a valuable talent pool that can help meet a growing need.

How do I bring up relocation expense on my job interview?

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.04.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Dear Liz, I have a second interview for a Director job next week, and at the first interview I didn't say a word about relocation. I had just finishe...

Should We Ban Smokers? Some Companies Are

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

I am yet to be convinced that policies such as not hiring or going as far as firing smokers is a better solution than devoting resources to helping them quit (and work).

Upgrading the Online Job Search

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is not about sheer volume nor is it ever a one-size-fits-all approach. It is about facilitating the best match between employer and job seeker to avoid missed opportunities and help both parties advance their goals.

Jeb Bush Claim Doesn't Hold Up | Eugene Kiely | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The following post first appeared on In touting conservative policies in Republican-controlled states, Jeb Bush claimed, “The So...

Why GDP Growth Won't Fix Our Poverty Problem

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The financial institutions' focus on generating economic growth without ensuring the concomitant increase in jobs, and the inequality this generates, is partly to blame for the waning public support for global economic integration.

What to Do When Your Employees Quit in 2013

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Remember, even though it seems scary for your company to lose valuable employees, it's important to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this situation. Always be on the lookout for ways to improve the work environment and retain the talented employees you already have.

Employment Dementia

Peter Weddle | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Peter Weddle

If you have a job today, you're probably dealing with employment dementia. It is a pandemic among employers. As the days go by, they forget what you've accomplished on their behalf and fail to recognize the contribution you've made to their success. You are, in short, a stranger to them.