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Underemployment, Poverty and the New Normal in America

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

Underemployment is expensive in dollars and even more costly in terms of its impact on children of under-employed parents. We need to make discussing and addressing this imperfect imbalance a priority.

Jobs Are Key For Inclusive Growth

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business

By Stefano Scarpetta Despite repeated signals that growth is resuming, unemployment or under-employment in low-paid jobs remain stubbornly high in ma...

How to Reverse the Increasing Reliance of Low-Wage Workers On Billions in Aid and Restore Economic Growth

Gary Reber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

The low wages paid to fast-food workers are costing taxpayers $7 billion a year in public assistance, according to a study released October 15, 2013 b...

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

Class of 2013: Welcome to the 'New Hustle'

Tom Hayes | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Tom Hayes

Graduates, the corporate job picture as we knew it is being obliterated -- the center cannot hold -- and the world of work we once relied upon is fracturing into myriad new combinations and permutations.

Invisible Americans: The Overlooked Millions Inside Those Job Numbers

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

People in Washington over-complicate the debate by tinkering at the margins: tax-break this, incentive that. Those things will have some effect, but there's a simpler and better way to fix the joblessness problem: put people to work.


David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

In my humble opinion, the trick is not to obsess or become phobic about periods of "under-employment," but to realize that (for most of us) they are simply inevitable.