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"I Can Solve the Unemployment Crisis"

Lee Camp | Posted 06.09.2012 | Comedy
Lee Camp

Americans need jobs! But is helping tax dodgers or building environmentally devastating oil pipelines the only way to create jobs? NO! There are others, and I'm proposing we get started on the following projects right now.

Charter School Fires Entire Teaching Staff

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

Layoffs may be on the wane, but they haven't stopped entirely. Just ask the teachers at Philadelphia's Frontier Virtual Charter High School. On Mar...

Greece Is The Wor(l)d: 4

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Alexia Amvrazi

In these places you may find an atmosphere of solemnity amongst locals, but prices have fallen, people are eager to offer as much as they can, and the country's natural glory shines on.

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

The Dramatic Consequences Of Long-Term Unemployment

Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

The terrifying financial insecurity of unemployment may not even be the worst part of losing your job. That's because the chance that a person will...

No Work for the Willing

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Marian Wright Edelman

Most young men and women today want to work hard, but for those under 25 years old, work has often been impossible to find.

Ten Tips For Finding Work In A Tough Economy

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

While the outlook for our country is getting brighter, the outlook for hundreds of thousands of individuals still seems bleak. What can you do if you're one of those folks whose job -- and/or company -- is gone forever?

These Jobs Less Popular For First Time In Basically Forever

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.17.2012 | Business

The country's knowledge economy is beginning to get drowned out. Just 4.9 percent of all American jobs were in science or engineering fields in 201...

Congress: Don't Kick Workers When They're Down

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

As part of the price for extending federal unemployment benefits, House Republicans want to add a provision that denies benefits to workers without a high school diploma or equivalent.

Arthur Delaney

Maximum Duration Of Unemployment Insurance Dropping

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Nearly 30,000 people enduring long-term joblessness in Michigan are set to lose their unemployment insurance as a federal program that provides the fi...

Krugman: Optimism About Jobs May Prove 'Self-Defeating'

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business

In a better world -- specifically, a world with a better policy elite -- a good jobs report would be cause for unalloyed celebration. In the world we ...

Are All Rich People Job Creators, or Does It Take Something More?

Scott Bittle | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

To assume that rich people are creating products, opening markets or even building on what they have simply because they're rich is laughable -- and dangerous.

Megan Arellano

D.C. Central Kitchen Film Project Nets $40,000 Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With just six hours before its deadline, Trixie Films secured $40,000 in Kickstarter funding to film a documentary about D.C. Central Ki...

Weekly Jobless Claims Plunge To Near Four-Year Low

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a near four-year low last week, a government report on Thursday show...

Unemployed, Out Of School Youth A Huge Cost To Taxpayers

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

A sizable minority of America's youth aren't in school or attached to the labor force. And it's costing taxpayers big. About 17 percent of America'...

Hartland, MI: Home Depot Hires 'Dancing Sign Guy' For Higher-Paying Sales Job

hartland.patch.com | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

"This is my dream job."...

Where Young Adults Are Most Often Finding Jobs In The Down Economy

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

Looking for young adults in the workplace? Look no further than hotels, bars, restaurants and their own startups. Of all sectors, the travel and h...

Uh-Oh, Spouse in the House

Gary M. Krebs | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary M. Krebs

It's now been a couple of weeks since I was notified of my layoff, and I've recently been getting some vibes from my wife indicating that she doesn't exactly share all the positive feelings about my newfound freedom and creative ambitions.

A Holiday Song: All I Want for Christmas Is a Job (2011 Edition)

Spencer Green | Posted 02.22.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Feel free to share it with anyone going through tough times and let's hope we won't have to do another version of this next year.

Who Gives The Long-Term Jobless A Helping Hand?

www.npr.org | Posted 12.23.2011 | Fifty

More than 40 percent of the long-term unemployed say they've received a lot of help from family and friends. But only 1 in 10 reports getting much hel...

Life & Happiness With Laura Rowley: Bouncing Back From Unemployment

Laura Rowley | Posted 02.18.2012 | Fifty

Hard-hit by layoffs during the recession, Laurie and her husband drained their retirement savings to cover the mortgage, and ran up their credit cards...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans To The Unemployed: Pee In This Cup

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a debate on the floor of the House of Representatives this week, Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) suggested the unemployed can't find jobs ...

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level In Three And A Half Years

Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a 3-1/2 year low last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the l...

Matt Sledge

Some Suggest Government Fix Jobs Crisis With Government Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- John Brennan turned 91 in May. Today he lives in relatively good health on Long Island, his mortgage paid off. When he was growing up in M...

Lila Shapiro

The Labor Market Recovery That Never Came

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

In the first full year of the U.S. recovery, of those Americans who worked, more held down full-time, year-round jobs -- but fewer Americans worked at...