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Opening Doors to the American Dream

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifTransitional jobs programs work to help chronically unemployed people facing barriers to employment get the experience, skills and opportunity they need to enter the workforce.

The President Should Seek More Advice From the Working Wounded

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Too often, the rich and powerful try to insulate our presidents from the pain and suffering which results from unemployment or under-employment.

November Jobs Report: A Mixed Bag

Katie Bardaro | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Katie Bardaro

Even with the looming fiscal cliff and the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the November jobs report contained some encouraging news: the number of jobs created was well above expectations at 146,000. November proved to be a mixed bag of good news and bad news.

Longtime McDonald's Employee Is Paid Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

We knew working at McDonald's wasn't the greatest gig in the world, but we didn't know it was this bad. After 20 years cooking burgers and manning ...

Millennial Unemployment: The Cognitive Cliff

George Weiner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
George Weiner

The nation's politicians are now focusing their attention on our impending fiscal cliff, but I believe there is a much more dangerous cliff -- one that is threatening to cripple an entire generation.

October Jobs Report Unlikely to Help Either Candidate

Katie Bardaro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Katie Bardaro

In some ways, the tragic events in the Northeast from Hurricane Sandy and discussions around the upcoming fiscal cliff are likely to overshadow this lackluster jobs report as it generally just showed things are improving, albeit slowly.

LAZOF: Government's Good Intentions on Jobs May Harm More Than Help

Job Creators Network | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Job Creators Network

Ultimately, the vast majority of our fellow Americans who are struggling to find full-time work are not looking for government handouts or assistance; they are looking for a job.

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...

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...