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Jobs Crisis

The Job Market: A Game of Musical Chairs Over Hot Coals

Scott Santens | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Scott Santens

There's a common belief that people who don't have jobs somehow just aren't trying hard enough, and this belief is therefore based on the idea that there are enough jobs for everyone. To get a job, all one really needs to do is just go get one. But what's it really like out there?

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

Jobs for Everyone

Edward Corcoran | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Edward Corcoran

Market forces simply cannot make jobs reappear. Overall economic policy continues to drain wealth to benefit the tops layers of society to the detriment of government operations and everyday citizens.

Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

Lou Miceli | Posted 10.06.2014 | New York
Lou Miceli

As the U.S. economy continues to gather steam, the Great Recession is becoming a distant memory for many Americans. In New York City, employment has passed pre-slump levels, with 312,000 jobs added between 2010 and 2013.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

7 Things Attracting the Youth to American Manufacturing

Mike Roberts | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Mike Roberts

From procurement to design, building, delivery, and service, there's considerable opportunity -- not to mention massive room for growth -- at some of the world's largest companies.

The Career Development Disconnect

Roger Wright | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Roger Wright

Career development operations are being starved for funds in colleges across the country. Teaching what they know instead of prompting all their customers to think differently about finding work.

Report: Obamacare Will Slash Work Hours

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business

By David Morgan and David Lawder WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law will reduce the American workfo...

Jobs From Someone Else's Dream

Roger Wright | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Brian is telling me about how someone else's dream led to his new job. "It's was a dream," he says. "It's not supposed to be logical. I get that. I'...

When Work Search Gets Personal

Roger Wright | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Roger Wright

So what connects these people who appear to be so different? It's this: They were prompted to find their own path to finding word. Not told. Or instructed. They started with a totally unrelated story that was based on a principle. That story prompted a thought.

The Resume Has No Clothes

Roger Wright | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

When do resumes fall short? Every time we think they are enough to make a decision about who should fill a job. Say you're looking for a baker. How...

"Finding Work" FAQ Part II

Roger Wright | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Fighting ageism by battling a culture, a gatekeeper, a stereotype, or a blind job ad can be a noble pursuit. But it can also be like throwing cotton balls into the wind.

"Finding Work" Reader's FAQ

Roger Wright | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

The new thinking on career development operations is that businesses are their customers too. That can be a radical change.

Stories That Find Jobs

Roger Wright | Posted 12.30.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Job search is traditionally portrayed as a one-size-fits-all set of skills. Learn the skills, get the job. But what if there was more to it than that? What if what is standing between you and a job isn't a resume tip?

One Step Closer to Crowdfunding Investment

Cori Capik | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Cori Capik

Chances are, you or someone you know has given money to a crowdfunding platform. It's less likely, though, you've received anything significant from your contribution. (Unless you count that signed CD your friend released two years ago.) But now we're one step closer to making that a thing of the past.

Writer Finds Full-time Job!

Roger Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Stand at the corner of Publishing Street and Job Market Avenue and you'll see an endless stream of corporate or organizational writers, copy editors, freelancers, self-promoters, bloggers and people who write because they can't imagine a world where they didn't write.

Entrepreneurs Are the Playmakers for our Economy

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, now is not the time to stay on the sidelines. As one popular saying goes, "If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place."

The Wrong Deficit: Full Employment Requires More Spending and More Borrowing, Not Less

Tim Koechlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

President Obama has, unfortunately, embraced the faulty premise that deficit reduction should be a top priority. He, along with a chorus of deficit hawks, longs for a "grand bargain" that would get the debt and the deficit "under control."

How Do People Really Get Jobs?

Roger Wright | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

"It was the story in your book about Dr. Martin Luther King tossing the baseball to the little suburban kid." "Wait... what? THAT was the missing pie...

Mark Gongloff

Jobless Claims Hit 6-Month High | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

While we're all focused on whether or not Congress will raise the debt ceiling in time to avoid a nightmarish government default, the government shutd...

In Job Search, Is More Still Better?

Roger Wright | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Looking for work? More work? Better work? Work that pays what you used earn? Then it makes sense to apply for as many jobs as you can find. Right? Follow up on every lead. Selling anything, even yourself, comes down to the numbers. And more is better. Or is it?

The Case for Preserving Accelerated Depreciation

James S. Sawyer | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
James S. Sawyer

When it comes to the economy, one thing that most Americans can agree on is that we don't want policies that drive jobs out of the United States. Eliminating "accelerated depreciation" does just this.

Stupid Job Search Tricks

Roger Wright | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

You already understand the creep factor in a job search stunt. People doing anything, even if it's creepy, to find work. But you also understand the soul sucking desperation of trying to find work when there are no jobs.