The amazing thing is, with all the technology at our disposal, and the myriad of tools/sites that claim to make the application process easier, it seems the very act of applying for a job is still one of the biggest pain-in-the-ass-wastes-of-time there is.
New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.
I had the great pleasure last month of meeting a young man with Asperger's. I have saved this piece until now because it's National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and next month is Autism Awareness Month.
Please, Mr. President: no grand bargains with the defeated. No toleration of their scorched-earth policies. Stop inviting Republicans to dinner. Start eating them for lunch. Democratic charm-offensives focused on Republican lawmakers can come at too high a price.
It turns out taking away the voice of American employees is really taking away democracy for the majority of Americans, something that cannot be tolerated if America is to remain a prosperous democracy.
The Obama administration should ignore the irresponsible narrative of austerity-economics. The president holds the mandate, given overwhelming support from the African Americans and Latinos during re-election bid, to combat persistent unemployment in these communities.
"The pattern has become predictable," I share with my friend over lunch at Jacksons yesterday in Tyson's Corner McLean. "But remember, you are still...
While there are millions of people living without basic necessities and facing extreme difficulties, Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola's president, became Africa's first female billionaire. Such discrepancies drive us to a recurrent question: Where is the oil money?
This week made clear that Wall Street has made its comeback. The Dow Jones industrial average pushed past the high it last reached over five years ago, but what about the rest of America, particularly the working poor?
It is no longer simply a question of left versus right or nationalism versus xenophobia. Today, the choice in increasingly between old world versus new world, and a future which envisions participation in the EU versus one that does not.
The sequestration idea, whoever really came up with it, was fiendishly too clever by half. It was designed to create two Hobson's reciprocal choices a...
While the U.S. job market has improved slightly over the past year or so, challenges persist for many older job seekers. Fortunately, there are a number of free online tools and in-person training centers scattered across the country today that can help you find employment.
Paul Ryan introduced his version of the Republican budget this week, and it seems Ryan has agreed that two or three of President Obama's biggest budget victories actually do significantly cut the deficit, and are therefore worth including in the Republican plans for the future.
Today's jobs report is widely being viewed as a sign of an improving job market, a view I share with (of course) caveats. The biggest question is whether the recent acceleration of payroll growth sticks, especially as the sequester takes hold, which it hasn't yet. So far, both the stock and the job markets have said "sequester?... what's a sequester?" But unemployment is still high, the labor force participation rate shows evidence of continued weak demand, and that's taking its toll on wage growth. We'll need a lot more months like this to get back on track.
Unemployment numbers are dropping. I am still skeptical, because the numbers do lie, and are always adjusted. In the meantime for the 12 million sti...
Whether the better-than-expected results signal a faster underlying trend in job growth, and whether it can withstand the fiscal drag from the sequester, is yet to be seen.