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Chicago Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly Month-Over-Month

Crain's Chicago Business | By: MonéE Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unemployment in metropolitan Chicago edged down to 10.3% in November but remained close to a 26-year high....

Half Of Unemployed Suffer From Depression: NYT Poll

The New York Times | MICHAEL LUO and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than half of the nation's unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives since losing their jobs. An equal number have cut back...

Seasonal Employment Competed For By Professionals

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD and MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mara Proctor used to design limestone hearths and columns for luxury homes near Kansas City, drawing on her college education and six years of trainin...

The White House-FCC Jobs Clash

Bret Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bret Swanson

Did the Federal Communications Commission get the White House jobs memo? You know, the one with President Obama's exhortation: "Jobs must be our number one focus in 2010."

Jobs: Optimism Has Employers Hiring Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Employers who think they can avoid payroll tax and employee benefits by mischaracterizing independent contractors may be in for a surprise. The IRS, Labor Department, and even local state governments may disagree and the consequences can be severe.

Putting American Jobs, Competitiveness, and Economic Health First

John J. Castellani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John J. Castellani

New rules would limit the flexibility of U.S. businesses to redeploy capital to geographic areas that show the most promise for growth and also eliminate vital foreign tax credits.

Women, Men, and Happiness: We're All in Transition

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

The huge societal shift brought about by women's move into the workforce has only begun to play out, and its consequences are truly complex. So when telling this story, we should be careful not to isolate our focus to just women.

Hair Baby, Hair Mama

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

Everyone loves my cool, funky new mom-'do. I love it, too. Which is unfortunate, as Husband and I have taken a look at our current financial situation and it seems I have to go back to work full time.

How to Squeeze Enjoyment Out of Unemployment | Suzannah Scully | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The secret to enjoying yourself when you are unemployed is to achieve enough during the day where you don't feel guilty about it. In fact, you will be...

Number Of Working Americans On Food Stamps Surges

Financial Times | Sarah O’Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The number of working Americans turning to free government food stamps has surged as their hours and wages erode, in a stark sign that the recession i...

Page One Doesn't Reflect the Times

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

It would be nice to see a discussion about the serious implications this recession is having on those who aren't six-figure Wall Street types. It would be good for all New Yorkers.

The Disability, Health Care and Employment Connection

Ari Ne'eman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Ne'eman

Amy, a 22-year-old with a spinal cord injury, is caught in a vicious catch-22. If she goes to work, she will lose the assistance that makes it possible for her to work and live independently in the first place.

It's Not the Economy, Stupid

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

Unemployment numbers only tell part of the story, and they do not offer a solution for relieving the economic chaos. Instead, let's turn to the 140 million people who have jobs, and find practical ways to inspire them in their work, so we can empower them to innovate us out of a mess.

Why Employer Relocation Packages Are Becoming As Extinct As Jobs: Times Are a Changing Unless You Work for Oprah That Is!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Relocation: if you can find it, is almost always worth it.

How To Keep Your Job Without Resorting To Blackmail

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

Ninety percent of our eligible workforce remains employed even though we are currently experiencing the worst unemployment rate in 26 years. Stress le...

At Stake: The Future of Getting News to Americans

Alberto Ibargüen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alberto Ibargüen

If the future of democracy's news and information is online, then we must ensure everyone is online, and bring technology training, digital literacy and higher quality networks to our local communities.

Solving the Problem with Jobs and Wages

Rob Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Shapiro

The way to ensure the next expansion will create jobs is to make medical cost containment the center of health care reform the development and broad use of alternative fuels the center of energy policy.

Job Training: Often Misunderstood But Too Important to Dismiss

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brandon Roberts

States' retraining efforts should use a sector-based focus with the goal of transitioning displaced workers into positions that the stimulus will support, in infrastructure and emerging fields.

Climactic But Not Just Because Of The Climate

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The American Clean Energy and Security Act establishes a market-based cap-and-trade system to limit emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide.

Bozeman, MT: Want a Job? Give Us Your Passwords

Lisa Derrick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Derrick

If you want a job working for this city, be prepared to hand over the log in and password info to all your social networking and blogging sites.

Jobless Claims Fall For First Time In 21 Weeks

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — On the surface, the government seemed to signal Thursday that more Americans are finding jobs: The number of people receiving unemp...

Gay Benefits Call With Berry Reveals...Very Little

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Vanasco

"This is a first step, not the final step," Berry said. "It's practicing before preaching." I wish the White House would stop practicing and would start moving on gay civil rights issues for real.

Love the Lakers? Don't You Wish You Loved Your Job That Much?

Jennifer Kushell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Kushell

Finding out how to live in the world that you love starts with understanding that there are countless opportunities and ways to engage in those worlds.

A Resume Is Not Enough: How to Elevate to the Top 1%

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto

Most people never think of themselves as a brand, but you have one whether or not you realize it. Your reputation is part of your brand, and your resume and business card are marketing tools.

The Best $73 I Ever Spent

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

The Gallup organization has found that the single most important variable in employee productivity and loyalty is not the pay, the perks, or the benefits. It's the quality of the relationship between employees and their supervisors.