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While Misinformed Opponents of Immigration Stall Reform, Change Begins at the Local Level

Laura Weiss | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

Economic development in immigrant neighborhoods can have both positive and damaging effects for both immigrants and low- and middle-income residents.

Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Brooklyn Defender Services

The scrutiny of law enforcement, particularly in urban environments, falls disproportionately on a handful of neighborhoods, which are becoming more and more segregated by race and class.

Who Won't Be Replaced By a Machine in 2034?

Donna Randall | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Donna Randall

Over several decades, computers have replaced workers who perform routine tasks, notably in the manufacturing sector. This trend is expected to continue and to increasingly impact occupations where workers perform non-routine tasks.

Jobs Report: First Impression

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

With today's report, private sector employment has finally regained its pre-recession peak. It has taken more than six years for private sector jobs to recover, an extremely stark reminder of the depth of the downturn and the weakness of what's been a plodding labor market recovery.

How Students Can Be Entrepreneurial in Their Job Search

Dan Schawbel | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Dan Schawbel

Students can no longer sit around and hope that a job opportunity is going to come their way.

U.S. Businesses: Take Advantage of the H-1B Visa Before Costs Rise

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Umar Akbar Ahmed

If you are seeking to expand your business with a strong pool of foreign specialists in your field, take advantage of this opportunity before rates increase, and seriously consider the H-1B visa process.

Just Get a Job, They Say

Carla Shutak | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Carla Shutak

This educated mother gets a little offended by the statement "Just get a job." Oh. Okay. I'll do that. Here's another one, "You're being too picky. Go work at McDonald's or Walmart. They're always hiring."

5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Fun

Amanda Gore | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm. They love what they do and feel they are important at work ...

Why Women Are Paid Less Money Than Men in 2014

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Debbie Hines

As we approach Equal Pay Day on April 8, the symbolic day on which a woman must work in 2014 to catch up to a man's wages earned in 2013, the arguments on the gender pay gap heat up again. Unfortunately, the results for women in 2014 still remain the same.

A Weekend With Marshall Goldsmith

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Goldsmith taught us to help more, judge less and encouraged us to always breathe and think before we open our mouths to speak. Is what you are saying really worth it?

Negotiating a Job Offer? 15 Rules From a Harvard Business Professor

Dan Lyons | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Dan Lyons

So you've been through a few job interviews and now you're down to brass tacks -- you're negotiating the offer. This can be complex, tricky business, and costly, too, if you don't do it well. But complexity also creates opportunities, at least for people who have done some homework. Deepak

Want a Job? Then Do Not Do This

Erin Daruszka | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

While I think of them as common sense, my experience showed me that many people are unaware of these hints.

University of Toronto's "See Yourself Here" Event Attracts Record Crowd

University of Toronto News | Posted 05.21.2014 | College
University of Toronto News

Alumni and current students take part in the Faculty of Law's annual outreach program that draws students from across the greater Toronto area (all ph...

Chronically Employed: Are There More Options Than Disability?

Ilana Jacqueline | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilana Jacqueline

When I was diagnosed with primary immune deficiency and dysautonomia -- diseases which complicated every part of my immune and autonomic nervous system -- I thought my career was over. I would have to rely on the system to support me for the rest of my life. And I was only twenty-years-old.

Workers' Rights in 1014 Silicon Valley

Johanna Wise | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Johanna Wise

Did you know that workers' rights in Silicon Valley now mirror those of the feudal system in medieval Europe? Here's how I discovered this awful truth.

WATCH: I Quit My Job Because I Was Way Too Overpaid

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For most people, earning a lot of money and doing a minimal amount of work sounds ideal. But for entrepreneur Hayden Williams, the cushy investment ba...

Why Employment Numbers Tell Such Different Stories

AP | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, a respectable gain that nearly matched the average monthly increase for the past two years. Yet the u...

Jobs Report, First Impressions: Payrolls Rise but so Does Long-Term Unemployment

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

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.

With Arizona 'Beau Crow' Law Dead, Time to ENDA Discrimination

Adam Winkler | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Winkler

Although easily lost in the political uproar over the proposed laws in Arizona, Kansas, Georgia and elsewhere, the truth is that most businesses don't need Beau Crow laws to give them legal cover for LGBT discrimination.

Observations From Behind the Counter

Susan Kaufman | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

You don't know me. I work behind the counter at your university's campus center. I make your sandwiches and wraps. I wear a baseball cap and that ugly unisex tee shirt. I also get paid heinously low wages. I am your local employed college student.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding About Quitting Your Job

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Even in this economy, I'm not one to definitively say you'd be crazy to quit your job. At the same time, it's not a decision to be made in a rash moment or after a bad day at work.

A Revolution in Retail: Treat Workers Well to Boost Profits

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Eleanor LeCain

Treating workers well can increase profits, says Dr. Zeynep Ton, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Dr. Ton's important new book, The Go...

Are You Working at the Right Job? Here's How to Tell

Karolina Szczur | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Karolina Szczur

During eight years of my career I have worked at more than ten product-oriented companies or agencies -- and I've also had dozens of clients when freelancing. Some of those jobs were terrible, some of them were OK, but almost none made me happy. Up until now.

'Ban the Box' Fair Hiring Policies Take Hold Around the Nation

Michelle Natividad Rodriguez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez

Stable employment is a significant factor in reducing the likelihood of reoffending. Yet, research shows that having a criminal record reduces job callbacks by 50 percent.

Hey, ITT Tech! Thanks for Firing Me Yesterday! I Mean It.

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Dirk Hughes

Thank you for firing me from one of your campuses yesterday. That statement may sound like a sarcastic jab from a disgruntled ex-employee, but it is a sincere declaration of gratitude. I know I'm going to be better off in the long run. Not that you really give a damn.