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Obama Looks To Fix Safety Net As Unemployment Rate Rises

The New York Times | Jackie Calmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With unemployment expected to rise well into next year even as the economy slowly recovers, the Obama administration and Democratic lead...

Hard-Luck Mom Stole From Daughter's Softball Team To Pay Bills

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of our Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. A mother ...

Middle-Class Faces Homelessness After Job Loss

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Robertson family was living in a storage unit. Save The Family Arizona suppli...

10 "Bulletproof Your Relationship Tips" for the Unemployed

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Viscusi

Are these questions familiar? How many resumes did you send out today? Did you call so and so? How about going back on the search engines? Why is the house such a mess if you are home all day?

A Dialogue on Leadership in Uncertain Times: Session 2

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

To attend to your self doubt requires moving towards it, resisting the temptation to push it away. There is a natural tendency to turn away from negative feelings, similar to what happens when we touch a hot stove.

From Lehman to Landscaping: A Laid-Off Banker, One Year Later

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
P.G. Sittenfeld

After losing my job, I watched Lehman's stock price until the whole ship went under last fall. I needed a new source of income, so I moved to Dublin, Ohio to work for a lawn care company.

What To Do When You Get Fired

Paula Forman and Jeff Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula Forman and Jeff Johnson

Hello in there! Here are 10 random tips for weathering the storm and getting back on your feet.

Jobless Rates Rise In 48 States

Jun. 19, 2009 | Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.Com Senior Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate increases in May, the government reported Friday...

Here's One of My Secret Tips on Landing a Job Fast! Nobody Wants to Talk About When Getting Less Money is Really More

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Whether we are downsized or right-sized, unemployment in 2009 is not associated only with mid-level and lower-level jobs. It's an egalitarian phenomen...

Unemployed Looking To Build Resume On Jersey Shore

New York Times | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. -- As the unemployment rate climbed this spring, thousands of recently laid-off workers descended upon the resort communities alo...

What to Do When You Get Laid-Off

Shu Kim | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shu Kim

Our purpose here is to share some of the invaluable lessons we learned along the way to professional reinvention.

Laid-Off Worker LAWSUITS | TAMMY JOYNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Eric Oliver was on vacation last summer when he learned that he and seven other white co-workers, all over the age of 40, had lost their jobs at a sof...

Experienced Professionals Wanted: For Free Internships

Los Angeles Times | Geraldine Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reporting from New York -- Sitting in a bare cubicle, with her reading glasses perched halfway down her nose and typing away on a laptop she'd brought...

Funemployment: Travel Co. Offers Discounts To Recently Laid Off

Budget Travel | Alison Rohrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During these tough times, a few of my recently downsized friends have optimistically referred to their layoffs as extra vacation time. Karen Duncan, ...

The Leap: Beginning the Journey

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

I had co-written a bestselling book on career success and my own career had just crashed and burned.