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Five Ways the Unemployed Can Take Action

Rand Strauss | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Rand Strauss

One lesson is missing from our unemployment toolbox: How can the unemployed and underemployed get involved in today's political landscape to impact the state of the job market and future legislation?

Dave Jamieson

How Big Business May Dodge Obamacare | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Working as a server at a Capital Grille in Tampa, Fla., Kevin Kearney typically picks up more than 30 hours per week, bringing home just enough money ...

Dave Jamieson

The Bad News In The Good Jobs Report | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Economists have found plenty of encouraging signs in Friday's jobs report, in which the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8 percen...

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslim On The 47 Percent: Islam Says Governments Have "Responsibility To Provide" For The People | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion

For 14 years, Umar Hakim has devoted his life to working with people who depend on food stamps, public housing, homeless shelters, Medicaid and Social...

Jaweed Kaleem

Rabbi On The 47 Percent: Giving To People In Need Is a Jewish Obligation | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion

Rabbi Matt Soffer wouldn't call himself a member of the "47 percent," but according to the description of the group offered by Republican presidential...

Jaweed Kaleem

47 Percenter On Food Stamps: 'Only So Much You Can Do To Ensure Your Survival' | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

At 28 years old, Skyler Robinson lives with his grandparents and struggles to make ends meet between a part-time cashier job at Target that pays $400 ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Seminarian: Christianity Teaches That 'People Are Entitled To Food' | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion

As a seminarian at the Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Brandon Lazarus wants to make tending to the poor and homeless his life's work. He decide...

What Is the Middle Class Nowadays?

Grant Cardone | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money
Grant Cardone

Can you find one person in the middle of the middle class that is feeling secure, safe, and encouraged by their financial future? No, what you find in today's middle class is uncertainty, insecurity, fear, and attempts at holding on with very little results.

Clint Eastwood Invents Millions Of Unemployed People

Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Apparently Clint Eastwood is a fan of talking about things that don't really exist. At the Republican National Convention Thursday night, the man...

Why Young Professionals Need Mentors for Success

Ilya Pozin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Ilya Pozin

Recent graduates keeping their heads above water in a discouraging job market certainly owe their success to determination and hard work, but also to mentors they've encountered along their journeys.

The Hostage Exchange, The Car Show, And The End Of The Summer of Fail

Anthony Lolavad | Posted 08.27.2012 | Fifty

Anthony LoLavad, an author and teacher, has agreed to share his story with The Huffington Post using a pseudonym. He is under-unemployed, recently div...

Unleashing America's Talent

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Every year, national service provides tens of thousands of people with a year of service that teaches the skills and provides the experience demanded by nonprofit, corporate and public sector employers who are looking for workers in this challenging economy.

10 States With The Most Underemployed Workers

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 08.08.2012 | Fifty

By Jake Thiewes of AOL Jobs & 24/7 Wall Street With the upcoming presidential election, more than ever people are focused on the government's unemp...

Over 50 And Underemployed: 'If I Go Down, I Go Down Fighting'

Posted 08.03.2012 | Fifty

Even in good times, this torture never stops. It’s just that in bad times, it adds metal tips to the end of the cat-o-nine-tails.

10 States With The Biggest Underemployment Problems

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Today, 8.2 percent of Americans are officially struggling with unemployment. Nearly double that number can be classified under a larger umbrella group...

The Most Important Job Skill You Probably Won't Learn In School: Programming

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.24.2012 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Computer science should be the most enticing college major -- it's challenging, helps you become a builder, and, just as importantly, virtually guarantees a high-paying job upon graduation.

My Brief Encounter With Katie Holmes and Her Entourage

JJ Keith | Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment
JJ Keith

In 2005 I was a 25-year-old barista at a Starbucks in Hollywood, which was a terrible waste of my anthropology degree, insofar as an anthropology degr...

Shore Up The Weaknesses First

Peter Weddle | Posted 09.15.2012 | Small Business
Peter Weddle

With some notable exceptions, for the last 75 years, America's universities and its four-year and community colleges have taught their students a lot about a particular field of study and absolutely nothing about how to make a career in that field.

Time For a Maximum Wage

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Mitt Romney made $15,080 every 6 hours in 2010, a year in which he grossed more than $21 million in income. It would take a minimum wage worker 1,436 years and 10 months to make what Mitt Romney made in 2010.

Even in Bad Times, Colleges Can Make Education Pay Off

David P. Angel | Posted 07.15.2012 | College
David P. Angel

I am confident that while the path for many will be daunting, we will once again affirm the return on education for our students, for our communities, and for our country.

The Hot News: Unemployment Dipped to 8.1 Percent But What About the Chilling Effect on the Critically Thinking Unemployed

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

We think 8.1 percent unemployment is great news, assuming more of the unemployed are now working. But we need to keep a critical eye on the news feeds with analytical balance. Something doesn't add up. Are we celebrating false achievement?

One In Two College Grads Can't Find Work

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young colleg...

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.

Desperately Working to Stay Afloat

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

At one time, the Nations owned a home. But like so many other American families, their standard of living has declined over the past decade even though they are a two-parent working family.

Working Poor USA

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Bill Quigley

Millions of people in the U.S. work and are still poor. Here are eight points that show why the U.S. needs to dedicate itself to making work pay.