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Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as summer's vacation high season began (at least in countries other than the unhealthily vacation-averse U.S.), the latest jobs numbers brought more evidence that our economy continues to be on a very extended holiday. We added only 162,000 jobs in July. Over half of them were in the low-wage retail and restaurant sectors, which is likely why hourly wages fell 0.1 percent. At this rate, it will still take up to a decade to erase our 8-10 million job deficit. In response, our leaders in Washington have done... nothing. Actually, worse than nothing, since they're currently wrangling over which job-killing budget cuts should replace the sequester's job-killing cuts. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Kerry said that he expected U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan after 2014. To paraphrase a younger John Kerry, you never have to ask a man to be the last man to die in Afghanistan if you make the mistake of never leaving.

4 Reasons Why Multiple Gigs Are Better Than One

Lynn Dixon | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Lynn Dixon

Though having multiple gigs may not seem like the norm, the truth is, they may be able to help people lead more fulfilling careers and combat unemployment because there are more options.

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Good for Business (But the Corporate Lobby Doesn't Think So)

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour and tying it to the cost of living will not, on its own, lift the country out of its economic doldrums. But it will definitely lift millions of Americans out of poverty, stimulate the economy, and create new jobs. It is the right thing to do both morally and economically.

Four Steps to Workplace Flexibility and Smart Scheduling

Joan Williams | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Joan Williams

The common assumption is that workplace flexibility is impractical for hourly workers. Not so.

CR England: $13 An Hour Job Gets 500 Applications

nytimes.com | MICHAEL LUO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

C.R. England, a nationwide trucking company, needed an administrative assistant for its bustling driver training school here. Responsibilities include...