When meeting a romantic contender in the "real world," there's at least a grain of amorous interest that, ideally, keeps either party from running for the door when they discover the other's employment situation is in shambles.
Studies have shown that permanent supportive housing is the most cost-effective way to keep disabled veterans off the streets by helping them find the specific services they need.
Not even SpongeBob SquarePants is safe from the bad economy and the tough job market! In an upcoming episode titled "SpongeBob, You're Fired," which airs on November 11, SpongeBob SquarePants will be fired from his job of 14 years.
These numbers paint a pretty different, and more positive, picture of recent job growth than even the last jobs report, which came out just a few weeks ago on Oct 22 due to the shutdown.
We expect 1.2 million veterans and reservists to enter the civilian job market in the next few years. While unemployment is high in general, it is even higher for veterans. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 10.1 percent jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans and over 18 percent for veterans ages 18 to 24.
Federally funded extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are set to expire at the end of this year. Continuing the extensions through 2014 would generate spending that would support 310,000 jobs. If this program is discontinued, the economy will lose these jobs.
Democrats have bought the Republican lie that Democrats were the big spenders, it seems, with the draconian federal budget cuts enacted over the past ...
Yet this 22-year-old from a small school tucked in a town known more for its Amish crafts than computer programming skills had managed to do the unthinkable: overcome 3,000 miles of distance and a deep cultural divide to land his dream job.
I decided to lose the pseudonym and come out publicly about being a straight male who was a gay escort. I wanted to show the world that sex workers can be educated, intelligent, well-adjusted people. People who went to Berkeley. People who worked at Google.
I was astonished to learn the struggles so many of our nation's veterans face in reentering the workforce after serving their own country despite the abilities and skills they have to contribute to the global economy.
In need of a part time assistant, I recently posted an ad on craigslist and received an alarming number of responses to my "add" on "craiglist," "craglist" or "cragilist." Maybe it's just me, but the misspelling of "ad" and/or "craigslist" did not work in a candidate's favor.
What African American doesn't have a story, where some unknown guard challenged you or followed you out of the store. What about the annoying stores that make you pull out the receipt on the way out the door, and have the security guard ravage through your purchased goods?
I have been working in Camden for 16 years and in that time I have come to realize that jobs and paychecks do not solve poverty. The needed healing is not a static thing, but a changing dynamic that is as fragile as the people who live in it.
There are one in seven young people ages 16-24 who are not in school nor working. The country is beginning to talk about these 5.8 million young people -- the so-called "disconnected youth." Who are these young people, and how did they end up so off-course? There is no one single answer.
The folks making economic policy in Washington are getting ever more resistant to evidence. As we approach the sixth anniversary of the downturn with no end in sight, the nation has been treated to the perverse spectacle of our Treasury Secretary celebrating the sharp drop in the deficit.
So even in an "off" election year not dominated by direct referenda on major issues, there are opportunities to help build momentum on themes that ultimately do affect the outcome of those larger questions.