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'Do We Want To Eat, Or Do We Want Me To Finish My Degree?'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Jennifer Blankenship, 39, lives in Clarksville, Tenn., and lost her retail position in the fall. Just hired for a new job working from home, she hopes...

6 Ways A $12 Minimum Wage Would Help The Economy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business

After the D.C. Council approved a bill that requires large retailers to pay their workers a "living wage" of $12.50 -- and Walmart retreated from the...

Cold March Chills Job Creation

Diane Swonk | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Diane Swonk

Last week's employment report was discouraging but not as bad as many might think, given the role that unusually cold weather played in dampening gains.

Bad Retail Jobs Won't Lead to a Good Economy

David Callahan | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
David Callahan

We need to be looking for ways to do better for workers, and one obvious place to focus is on improving the jobs that are being created during this fragile recovery.

The New Dream Job

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

For many, the new dream job is just working full time. Since 2006, the number of employees in the retail and hospitality industries that are work...

60% Of New Jobs Were In Low-Paying Areas

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Following last week's disappointing job report, investment research group TrimTabs brings us an even sharper picture of an economy not on the verge of...