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Jobs Crisis

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

7 Things Attracting the Youth to American Manufacturing

Mike Roberts | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Mike Roberts

From procurement to design, building, delivery, and service, there's considerable opportunity -- not to mention massive room for growth -- at some of the world's largest companies.

The Career Development Disconnect

Roger Wright | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Roger Wright

Career development operations are being starved for funds in colleges across the country. Teaching what they know instead of prompting all their customers to think differently about finding work.

Report: Obamacare Will Slash Work Hours

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business

By David Morgan and David Lawder WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law will reduce the...

Jobs From Someone Else's Dream

Roger Wright | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Brian is telling me about how someone else's dream led to his new job. "It's was a dream," he says. "It's not supposed to be logical. I get that. I'...

When Work Search Gets Personal

Roger Wright | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Roger Wright

So what connects these people who appear to be so different? It's this: They were prompted to find their own path to finding word. Not told. Or instructed. They started with a totally unrelated story that was based on a principle. That story prompted a thought.

The Resume Has No Clothes

Roger Wright | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

When do resumes fall short? Every time we think they are enough to make a decision about who should fill a job. Say you're looking for a baker. How...

"Finding Work" FAQ Part II

Roger Wright | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Fighting ageism by battling a culture, a gatekeeper, a stereotype, or a blind job ad can be a noble pursuit. But it can also be like throwing cotton balls into the wind.

"Finding Work" Reader's FAQ

Roger Wright | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

The new thinking on career development operations is that businesses are their customers too. That can be a radical change.

Stories That Find Jobs

Roger Wright | Posted 12.30.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Job search is traditionally portrayed as a one-size-fits-all set of skills. Learn the skills, get the job. But what if there was more to it than that? What if what is standing between you and a job isn't a resume tip?

One Step Closer to Crowdfunding Investment

Cori Capik | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Cori Capik

Chances are, you or someone you know has given money to a crowdfunding platform. It's less likely, though, you've received anything significant from your contribution. (Unless you count that signed CD your friend released two years ago.) But now we're one step closer to making that a thing of the past.

Writer Finds Full-time Job!

Roger Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Stand at the corner of Publishing Street and Job Market Avenue and you'll see an endless stream of corporate or organizational writers, copy editors, freelancers, self-promoters, bloggers and people who write because they can't imagine a world where they didn't write.

Entrepreneurs Are the Playmakers for our Economy

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, now is not the time to stay on the sidelines. As one popular saying goes, "If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place."

The Wrong Deficit: Full Employment Requires More Spending and More Borrowing, Not Less

Tim Koechlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

President Obama has, unfortunately, embraced the faulty premise that deficit reduction should be a top priority. He, along with a chorus of deficit hawks, longs for a "grand bargain" that would get the debt and the deficit "under control."

How Do People Really Get Jobs?

Roger Wright | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

"It was the story in your book about Dr. Martin Luther King tossing the baseball to the little suburban kid." "Wait... what? THAT was the missing pie...

Mark Gongloff

Jobless Claims Hit 6-Month High

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

While we're all focused on whether or not Congress will raise the debt ceiling in time to avoid a nightmarish government default, the government shutd...

In Job Search, Is More Still Better?

Roger Wright | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Looking for work? More work? Better work? Work that pays what you used earn? Then it makes sense to apply for as many jobs as you can find. Right? Follow up on every lead. Selling anything, even yourself, comes down to the numbers. And more is better. Or is it?

The Case for Preserving Accelerated Depreciation

James S. Sawyer | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
James S. Sawyer

When it comes to the economy, one thing that most Americans can agree on is that we don't want policies that drive jobs out of the United States. Eliminating "accelerated depreciation" does just this.

Stupid Job Search Tricks

Roger Wright | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

You already understand the creep factor in a job search stunt. People doing anything, even if it's creepy, to find work. But you also understand the soul sucking desperation of trying to find work when there are no jobs.

Two Scatterplots Regarding Labor Market Weakness

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I don't expect this Congress to help improve the job market and thus the living standards of working families. But could they at least do less harm?

Famous Author Job Search Tips

Roger Wright | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Roger Wright

What if reading Elmore Leonard, F. Scott Fitzgerald or any great author could help you find a job?Sounds crazy. Or at best a gimmick. Until you start thinking about what really helps people find jobs.

Across Generations, the Jobs Numbers Show We're All in This Together

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week's numbers are grim, but the message behind them should forge a new alliance. It's a message that reinforces what's best about us as a society. Young or old, black or white, rich or poor: When times are hard, we help each other.

Who Gets Back to Me?

Roger Wright | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Besides the question, "When will I find work?," is there any question more important to someone searching for work, than "Who gets back to me?"

America's Disappearing Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St. Because of a major decline in jobs during the recession, the number of nonfarm workers is up just 5% over the past 10 years. W...

Alternative Job Search Questions

Roger Wright | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Job search starts with practical questions. If you're looking for work, they're the questions you need answered. Not with clichés. Or droning plati...