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Walking Into Goodwill Changed My Life

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

I'm fortunate as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International to hear from people around the country who tell me how Goodwill has changed th...

Congress Has About One Week to Create More Jobs This Year

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

When Congress returns from its recess on Monday, it won't have much time if it wants to create more jobs this year.

Shahien Nasiripour

Which Industries Lost/Gained Jobs In The Great Recession (CHARTS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The nascent upturn in the economy has economists cheering the end of the Great Recession, but the return of more than eight million lost jobs will tak...

When the Rubber Meets the Road: Diversifying Nonprofit Leadership at the Top

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
C. Nicole Mason

A new study by the Racial Diversity Collaborative and the Urban Institute finds that less than 8 percent of nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC ...

Is Long-Term Unemployment America's Future?

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Like tea party activists and some of their fellow conservatives, Congress' reckless inattention to the deficit makes me concerned for my children's future. It's not because Congress is spending too much; no, it's investing far too little.

ENDA Postmortem: Do Americans Care About Jobs Anymore?

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Blaze

Lest we forget: ENDA not passing in the 111th Congress is an epic failure of the Democratic Party.

Shahien Nasiripour

Number Of Long-Term Unemployed Continues To Rise, Sets Another All-Time High

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While the increase in jobs over the past month provides hope that the economy's nascent recovery will continue to blossom, one troubling trend in Frid...

Back On My Feet, Running Group Helps Homeless Rebuild Their Lives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2007, Anne Mahlum founded a running group to help Philadelphia homeless find support to live healthier lives and locate housing and employment oppo...

Are Breasts a Right or a Privilege?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

It shouldn't matter whether breast enhancement for GID patients is a "core" medical necessity. What ought to matter is that a human being is suffering and the medical establishment has the technology and resources to help.

Job Search LONGEST In Michigan, South Carolina, Florida

Economic Policy Institute | Andrea Orr and Kai Filion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Along with the highest rates of unemployment in a generation, the current recession has been characterized by record levels of long-term unemployment....

Who's Driving Your Career?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

Dear Liz, I loved your article "Is your job hurting your career?" although I don't love having something new to worry about! It's never occurred to m...

Small Business & Credit Unions: A Valuable Partnership

Fred R. Becker, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred R. Becker, Jr.

In honor of National Small Business Week and with all the recent discussion about small business lending initiatives on Capitol Hill, I thought it was...

Paid Sick Leave: A Healthy Business Climate for NYC

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Today, the New York City Council will introduce a bill that would guarantee every worker in the city the right to earn paid sick leave. They should act quickly to pass it.

Financial Reform: A Win for Wall Street, A Cold Shoulder for Main Street

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

The financial reform bill passed by the Senate last week is more notable for what it has left undone. There's a reason a longtime investment banker said of his colleagues' reaction to the new bill was a sigh of relief.

The Cities Hit Hardest By The Recession: Brookings Institution (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a new report out this week, the Brookings Institution tracks the uneven impact of the downturn on employment levels across the country's 100 larges...

'The Big Issue' Magazine Launching In Taiwan To Provide Jobs To Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"The Big Issue" magazine was first published in Britain in 1991 to create a means for the homeless to earn a steady income. Now, the magazine is set t...

What Dems Don't Want Mentioned in the Rand Paul/Civil Rights Debate

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Those same Democrats expressing outrage at Paul's criticism of the Civil Rights Act have no problem accepting a deregulated labor market that lets employers fire and discriminate against you for all sorts of preposterous reasons.

Make the Job Interview About the Pain

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

You can use the pain-spotting approach to zero in on what's most pressing about the job opening the manager is looking to fill. What isn't working? What are the stakes, in other words?

Just Listen -- A Job Interview is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

An interview is a terrible thing to waste and as they say, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." To help you make the best first impression, check out and heed this advice:

A Cavalcade of Crappy Video Resumes: Must Prospective Employers Put Us Through This Indignation?

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

With our current job climate, to get a foot up on the employment ladder it seems that job-seekers need to create a video resume. Why do they put us through this?

Sam Stein Talks Job Growth On 'The Ed Show' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Obama was in Buffalo. Sam Stein was in studio. The HuffPost reporter visited with Lawrence O'Donnell, who was guest hosting Thursday's "Ed Show" on M...

What Do You Do?

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

Tell me, and the world, about your work through the Department of Labor's Career Video Challenge. We are asking America to create short videos highlighting 15 in-demand occupations.

Comcast Customer Service Reps Talk About Why Their Job Sucks

The Consumerist | Ben Popken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Come, come hither. Step into the flesh of a Comcast customer service rep. Doesn't it feel nice? Yes, yes. This is what it's like to work for Awesome C...

Albany's New Wage Theft Bill Could Halt the Hidden Crime Wave

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Nearly a billion dollars were stolen in New York City last year. The crooks in question are corrupt bosses who steal their employees' earnings by paying less than minimum wage.

What Is Arianna Reading Next For HuffPost Books? You Do It Every Day...

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

It's something that you do every day, you like it sometimes and at others you don't. You're probably taking a break from it to read this post.