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Shore Up The Weaknesses First

Peter Weddle | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
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

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
C. Robert 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 | Home
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 | Home
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?

No Work for the Willing

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Hartland, MI: Home Depot Hires 'Dancing Sign Guy' For Higher-Paying Sales Job | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

"This is my dream job."...

Hartland, MI: Community Donates More Than $1,000 To 'Dancing Sign Guy' | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

"It's great to see people rallying around someone that's trying."...

Dave Jamieson

Unemployed Plead With Congress To Move On Jobs, Benefits | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- It's been two long years since Wayne Person lost his sales job, and the 59-year-old from Mount Laurel, N.J., still hasn't managed to fin...

A Generation of CEOs Who Don't Know How to Raise Wages

Dean Baker | Posted 12.25.2011 | Home
Dean Baker

Since it would be rude to imply that CEOs are not being honest when they complain about the lack of skilled workers, we should assume that they don't know how to raise wages.

The Participatory Revolution

Reshma Saujani | Posted 12.19.2011 | New York
Reshma Saujani

For too many of our young people, that once-promised American dream has given way to an American debt burden and a bleak job market.

Dave Jamieson

Target Manager Says He Was Fired 'Ironically' For Working Through Lunch | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

An 8-year veteran of Target stores has accused the retailer of firing him for working through his lunch break against company policy. In a lawsuit ...

Report: Plan To Aid Jobless Homeowners Fails To Give Out All Its Money

Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

A government program aimed at helping unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure ended with more than half its money unspent. The Emergency Homeowner...

Young Children and Unemployment

John Irons | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
John Irons

Having an unemployed parent increases the risk for disruptions in nutrition, housing, and education -- all of which are important for a child's future.

Dave Jamieson

For Workers Stuck Part-Time, ‘Hours Are The New Bonus’ | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- A little over two years ago, Floyd Kelly, then an associate at Walmart, transferred from one company store in Washington State to anothe...

Deflated Barista Generation

Jim Neal | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home
Jim Neal

Living in a community loaded with talent from major universities I'm all too aware of the pressures that students feel to pursue degrees in law or business.

Working People Are Hurting This Labor Day

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York
Stuart Appelbaum

As we observe Labor Day 2011, it's clear that working men and women in the U.S. and Canada are hurting. As more and more money continues to be siphoned off by the wealthiest, the middle class is being decimated.

Rep. Maxine Waters: The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell!

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Waters took a stab at Congressional leadership who have caved to the unrealistic demands of the Tea Party -- demands that don't reflect the values, issues or concerns of a vast majority of Americans.

Enough Is Enough

Rep. Elijah Cummings | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home
Rep. Elijah Cummings

Enough with the inaction, enough with the inflammatory rhetoric, and enough with the partisan gamesmanship. The American people have spoken. It's time to listen and act.

WATCH: Thousands Pack Into South Side Job Fair

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

While unemployment numbers fell slightly nationwide this week, there are still thousands without jobs in the Chicago area-- and some 7,000 jobseekers ...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Job Applicants: 'I'll Take Anything' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

SPRINGFIELD, Penn. -- Among those here in the parking lot of the Masonic Hall, there's an abiding sense that the economic recovery has stalled, if it ...

Underemployed Under The Radar On The North Shore

Glenview, IL Patch | Carrie Miller Email the Author | Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Less than a year ago, Tim Hendricks was a vice president and stock trader 21 years into a career at Merrill Lynch in downtown Chicago. These days Hend...

Hunger Doesn't Take A Vacation

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home
Rev. Larry Hollon

One in five children in my state of Tennessee is at risk of hunger. But this is not just a Tennessee crisis. Nationally, one in four children are at risk of going to bed hungry.

Underemployed College Graduates Less Likely To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home

With unemployment at 9.1 percent, and the broader underemployment rate at 15.8 percent, a Gallup poll released Wednesday suggests that higher-educated...