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Unemployment Discrimination

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Follows Up On Long-Term Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is following up on its January pledge to help the long-term jobless. A big part of that pledge was getting...

Arthur Delaney

The White House Had A Plan To Help The Long-Term Jobless. How's It Going? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the beginning of the year, the White House trumpeted its effort to get business leaders to hire the long-term unemployed. "I've b...

Arthur Delaney

White House Pushes Companies On Hiring Long-Term Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Business leaders have signed a White House pledge not to discriminate against hiring the long-term unemployed, President Barack Obama wi...

State of the Union Takeaway: Progress on Civil Rights

Ben Jealous | Posted 03.30.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced two important civil rights initiatives for workers struggling in this economy. These are strong moves that show that Obama is willing to use his constitutional powers to take action on civil rights.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Extension Is 'The Difference Between Making It And Not Making It' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. -- Charlie Walker was working from home one day last January when he got a call from his manager, who had already assembled several ...

Arthur Delaney

Falling Jobless Rate Masks Long-Term Unemployment Disaster | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the national unemployment rate goes down, Washington seems like it's losing interest in helping the long-term unemployed -- which is ...

Arthur Delaney

Long-Term Joblessness Still Terrible | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added 195,000 mostly low-paying jobs in June, putting a tiny dent in the unemployment crisis -- too tiny a dent to brin...

Arthur Delaney

Bad News For The Long-Term Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The economy added 175,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department said Friday, but the number of people out of work six months or longer remai...

Arthur Delaney

More TERRIBLE News For The Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

Businesses would rather hire somebody with no relevant experience than hire a person who has been unemployed for a long time, according to new researc...

NYC Adopts Tough Jobless-Discrimination Law

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City will soon have the nation's most far-reaching laws barring employers from shunning out-of-work job applicants, after lawmake...

Arthur Delaney

New York City Council Bans Discrimination Against The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2013 | New York

The New York City Council passed a bill Wednesday that would ban businesses from discriminating against unemployed job applicants. The measure wou...

Arthur Delaney

More Proof Long-Term Unemployed Are Missing The Recovery | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Neal Cassel lost his job handling computer support for a law firm in October of last year. The Brandon, Fla., resident suspects that his status as one...

Arthur Delaney

More Evidence Nobody Wants To Hire The Long-Term Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Researchers have confirmed something that might have been obvious to unemployed people for a while: The longer a person is out of work, ...

Arthur Delaney

LinkedIn, Unemployment And The Online Job Search | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

When Mark W. Riley of Little Rock, Ark., became unemployed for the first time in two decades, he ventured into the Great Online. "Once I found out...

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...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Disputes Impact Of Hiring Discrimination Against Older Workers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Philadelphia resident Sheila Whitelaw lost her job as a manager at a clothing store when the store closed in 2010. She suspects she hasn...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

State Weighs Ban On Discriminating Against The Unemployed | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers are trying to make California the second state in the nation to ban hiring discrimination against the unemployed. A bill introduced Jan. ...

Jordan Howard

Labor Advocates Won't Let Up Against Jobless Discrimination | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past several months one labor advocacy group has continuously hammered companies that list job postings discriminating against t...

Memo to Obama: Push for Jobs, Don't Shove Employers

Adam Levin | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Adam Levin

Does it really make sense to elevate unemployment to a protected status with race, creed, national origin or anything else protected by the Constitution?

Tyler Kingkade, Largest Job Search Website, Bans Discriminatory Ads | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With mounting pressure from worker advocates and an online petition,, the Internet's highest-trafficked job board website, ha...

Jordan Howard Says It Won't Ban Third-Party Ads That Discourage Job Applications From The Unemployed | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The parent company for the employment website, Monster Worldwide Inc., is taking action to get the progressive advocacy grou...

Tyler Kingkade

Who's Afraid To Hire The Unemployed? | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Job advertisements that require applicants to be "currently employed" are easy to find online. Yet attempts to trace the origins of such...

What, Now To Get A Job You Already Need To Have A Job?

Claudia Ricci | Posted 09.30.2011 | Business
Claudia Ricci

With so many millions of people unemployed, and frantic to find jobs, companies are routinely flooded with applications for every open position. That flood gives employers the privilege to be very, very picky.

Carrot or Stick, What Will It Take for Employers to Consider Unemployed Job Candidates?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

At any time, and in a heartbeat, any of us can become that unemployed job candidate. And if you are over the age of 50, look out; you may be prohibited from being considered for future employment at all..

Laura Bassett

Employers Continue to Discriminate Against Jobless, Think 'The Best People Are Already Working' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The number of Americans who have been out of a job for a year or longer has reached a record 4.4 million, roughly equal to the population of Louisiana...