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Jobless Crisis

Ageism In Action

Roger Wright | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

So, what's the path to stopping ageism in action for you? It's bypassing blame and moving straight to addressing that perception of risk. It's being able to include in the way you tell your story.

Your Jobless Friend or Child

Roger Wright | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

There was a time when expert advice on finding work meant self assessment, presentation and networking with a handshake. Those times are gone.

Lila Shapiro

Union Blasts Target Closure

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Back in June when workers at a Target store just outside New York City were about to vote on whether to unionize, employees received an ominous pamphl...

Lila Shapiro

Global Jobs Crisis Takes Biggest Toll On Struggling Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Of all those that have suffered from global joblessness, it could be the young job seekers in developed economies that have paid the highest price. An...

Pain of Jobs Crisis Extends Beyond The Unemployed Themselves

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment has been stuck near 9 percent since the recession ended more than two years ago. The jobs report for September on Friday se...

'My Last Unemployment Check'

The Atlantic | John Douglas Marshall | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

The temptation was to frame it, since it marks one of those transitions in life that merits being remembered. But I needed the money more than a memen...

Tim Geithner: Obama Jobs Plan Would Have 'Substantial, Powerful Effect'

Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

MARSEILLE, France (Glenn Somerville) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Friday that Europe must make every effort to show that it has t...

Lila Shapiro

Planned U.S. Layoffs Surge As Some Companies Unexpectedly Bleed Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

The early days of the recession were characterized by massive layoffs across industries, and while economists caution that the labor market isn't ther...

Lila Shapiro

Layoffs Return, Along With Fears Of Deepening Economic Stagnation

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

In recent months, as the unemployment rate has unexpectedly climbed, experts have put the blame on a lean job market, asserting that employers still s...

Almost All Americans Aren't Expecting A Raise This Year

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

As the economic gloom settles in, American workers seem to be coming around to the conclusion that they may be facing a permanent midnight. A new s...

Lila Shapiro

WATCH: Tensions Rise Before Historic Union Vote At Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- On the day before a historic union vote at a Target outside New York City, tensions at the store -- among employees, management...

Lila Shapiro

American Labor's Next Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Workers at a Target store in Long Island have a different twist on the discount retailer's famous catch phrase, "Expect More. P...

Lila Shapiro

Unemployment Rate Falls In February, U.S. Adds 192K Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a winter of weak improvement in the labor market, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has finally reported a promising sign of growth in the American...

Lila Shapiro

Economy Still 'Treading Water,' Despite Fall In Jobless Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's a classic good news-bad news situation. Last week, the number of Americans filing new unemployment claims fell to a two-year low. But while h...

Why The Unemployment Rate Fell For 'All The Wrong Reasons'

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a month of positive signs indicating a strengthening American economy, the news from Friday's Bureau of Labor statistics report paints a disappo...

New York City's Chronic Jobless Crisis

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Many New Yorkers are going to be flattened by a form of chronic joblessness never before seen in the United States.