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The Fight Against Unemployment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

As the holiday season kicks into full gear and our economy continues to swing upwards, let's be sure to remember that every American deserves the chance to reach self-sustainability through the power of work.

Four Productive Measures Every Unemployed Professional Should Be Taking

Alan Carniol | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business
Alan Carniol

It means getting off the couch and proactively tweaking how you present yourself -- so that when you do get your foot in the door, you'll stay in that position for a while.

The Gray Elephant in the Room

Teresa Plaskett | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Teresa Plaskett

We often hear about employers looking for people who are a "good fit" for the company. This is a broad statement which can take on many meanings. I seriously began to question whether I am no longer a "good fit" because of my age.

Just Because Some People Are Screaming 'The Sky Is Falling' Doesn't Mean Your Name Is Chicken Little

Vaishali | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

For every loss, we, as unlimited spiritual beings, have both the power and potential to invent a new wheel, create another source of fire, mine previously unexplored inner forms of gold.

What to Know Before You Get Fired or Laid Off

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Ballman So you hate your job and are ready to quit. Or you think you’re about to lose your position because ...

Why Halloween Is The Worst Time of The Year

Greg Clarkin | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

I used to like Halloween when I was a kid. Now Halloween means one thing. Layoffs. It's become National Layoff Day.

Swedish Government Paying Unemployed To Move To Norway

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

What if the U.S. started paying its unemployed citizens to get jobs in Canada? Far-fetched as it sounds, one Swedish town is more or less doing just t...

Skills for Chicagoland's Future Allows the Crème to Rise to the Top

Melani Ward | Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago
Melani Ward

One morning while knee deep in her work, Daphne Jemison was called into the HR office and was told she was part of a reduction in force. It took her over a year to find another job. You've probably heard this story far too frequently.

4.8 Million 'Social Networks of Jobs' Will Put a Dent in Unemployment

Rob Kelly | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Rob Kelly

There are 4,813,400 jobs advertised in the U.S. right now, yet 12.1 million people looking for work. "What gives?," you might ask.

Ann Brenoff

12 Things I Learned From Getting Laid Off In My 60s | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Fifty

I've been a journalist my entire working life. I've been a writer, an editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist for a major print daily. I can eve...

Why Unemployment Should Be 6.8 Percent, Not 7.8 Percent

Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

The latest jobs numbers could have been much worse -- but they also could have been a lot better. Try 6.8 percent unemployment instead of 7.8 percent. The risk of a only half-decent jobs report like September's is that it might cause policymakers to lose sight of how far the job market still has to go. The bulk of the jobs picked up in the September report were part-time jobs. Many of the jobs created in the recovery have been lower-wage jobs. The unemployment rate among those ages 18 to 29 is 11.8 percent. African-Americans are suffering a 13.4 percent unemployment rate. More than 1.7 million Americans have been unemployed for 99 weeks or more. Meanwhile, the fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts is looming at the end of the year, and Europe could blow up at any moment. It's not time to celebrate.

Who Works Hard in America?

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Steve Nelson

I'm disgusted by loud, rich white men complaining about the meager "entitlements" received by the silent poor. Who exactly is "entitled" here?

Tapping Into America's Barn-Raising Spirit: Introducing JobRaising

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.30.2012 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted to announce that today we launch JobRaising, which will help job-creating nonprofits raise money, raise awareness and help put Americans back to work.

Katherine Bindley

The Stigma Against These Types Of Job Seekers: Survey | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

A new survey has found that hiring managers and recruiters believe it is easier to place a candidate who has a job -- but who also has a criminal reco...

The Most Important Political News This Week

Robert Reich | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

The biggest political news this week won't be the Democratic convention. It will be Friday's unemployment report.

Job Hunting Gone Extreme: The Billboard Resume

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

In a tough economy, job-hunters tend to look for creative ways in which to stand out from other candidates. There's the Samford University student...

Self-Employment A Possible Solution For Jobless Black Graduates

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

While a degree certainly provides graduates with an edge in the job market, unemployment statistics have repeatedly shown that one’s race plays a ro...

Unemployment Rates Hit Record High

Huffington Post | Shirin Barghi | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

Summertime, and the livin’s … well, not easy for a growing number of European countries reeling from the lingering debt crisis. This summer, the e...

Attention Employers: Please Look Past the Pedigree

Natalie Thomas | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Natalie Thomas

Employers, next time, you're surveying the prospective field, please don't forget to widen your selective scope. There just might be an amazing applicant or two who didn't earn a Harvard degree but has more heart than your current roster combined and one hell of a backstory.

Why Employers Should Give Unemployed Candidates A Chance

Josh Tolan | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

As employers, we'd like to believe our companies and recruiting teams aren't any harder on unemployed candidates than their currently working counterparts. The facts, however, are saying something different.

Most Job Openings In Years!

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Lab...

The Unemployed Aren't Sleeping All Day

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted 10.06.2012 | Money

In addition to searching for full-time work, some unemployed Americans also may be looking for a good night's rest. According to a survey of Consum...

My Unemployed Life: Why I Won't Use A Career Coach

AOL Jobs | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty

By Fran Hopkins I'm sorry to say that I've developed a skeptical attitude toward career coaches and interview counselors and, in general, toward th...

Unemployment Solutions: Using Online Video In The Job Search

Josh Tolan | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

No matter what the presidential candidates say in their speeches, we're still on a long road to economic recovery. Job seekers need solutions for their unemployment woes now and employers need solutions that can allow them to easily get the best talent into their open positions.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed Face Stigma Just One Month After Losing Their Jobs | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

A new research paper suggests potential employers think less of unemployed job candidates no matter how briefly they've been out of work. And it doesn...