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Poor Folks Don't Care About the Stock Market Rally

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Carl Gibson

This evil system of organized robbery of the most vulnerable will only continue with the consent of us, the bottom 90 percent who can barely keep a roof over our head.

More Bad News For The Class Of 2013

Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

The Wall Street Journal had more bad news for college-educated millennials Tuesday, reporting that even an improving economy could leave them behind o...

Shocking Number Of Suburban Residents Are Living In Poverty

CNBC | Allison Linn | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

CNBC: Like many Americans who move to the suburbs, Tara Simons came to West Hartford, Conn., because she wanted her daughter to grow up in a nice, s...

Talking Our Children Out of Profitable Careers: How Our Flawed Messaging About STEM Education Impacts Our Children

Russell Mickelson | Posted 10.03.2013 | Impact
Russell Mickelson

In order to fully appreciate the value of math and science, the majority of students today need to be explicitly shown the rationale and application of the lessons they are learning.

Keeping People Out of Prison: Transitional Jobs as a Reentry Strategy

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe idea that by serving time one has paid his debt to society is ingrained in our social narrative, but it is not accurate. Once caught up in the tides of the criminal justice system, it is very difficult to escape.

Underemployed And Overeducated: The Status Of Today's College Graduates

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

New research released Monday says nearly half of the nation’s recent college graduates work jobs that don’t require a degree. The report, from ...

No More Fiscal Mischief: Untangling the Deficit Reduction Debates

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

The "fiscal cliff" might have been averted in the waning hours before the New Year, but now the "fiscal rift" in Washington over how to achieve further deficit reduction could mean far more harmful consequences for low-income individuals and those who are chronically unemployed.

Opening Doors to the American Dream

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifTransitional jobs programs work to help chronically unemployed people facing barriers to employment get the experience, skills and opportunity they need to enter the workforce.

The President Should Seek More Advice From the Working Wounded

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Too often, the rich and powerful try to insulate our presidents from the pain and suffering which results from unemployment or under-employment.

November Jobs Report: A Mixed Bag

Katie Bardaro | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Katie Bardaro

Even with the looming fiscal cliff and the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the November jobs report contained some encouraging news: the number of jobs created was well above expectations at 146,000. November proved to be a mixed bag of good news and bad news.

Longtime McDonald's Employee Is Paid Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

We knew working at McDonald's wasn't the greatest gig in the world, but we didn't know it was this bad. After 20 years cooking burgers and manning ...

Millennial Unemployment: The Cognitive Cliff

George Weiner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
George Weiner

The nation's politicians are now focusing their attention on our impending fiscal cliff, but I believe there is a much more dangerous cliff -- one that is threatening to cripple an entire generation.

October Jobs Report Unlikely to Help Either Candidate

Katie Bardaro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Katie Bardaro

In some ways, the tragic events in the Northeast from Hurricane Sandy and discussions around the upcoming fiscal cliff are likely to overshadow this lackluster jobs report as it generally just showed things are improving, albeit slowly.

LAZOF: Government's Good Intentions on Jobs May Harm More Than Help

Job Creators Alliance | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Job Creators Alliance

Ultimately, the vast majority of our fellow Americans who are struggling to find full-time work are not looking for government handouts or assistance; they are looking for a job.

The New Dream Job

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

For many, the new dream job is just working full time. Since 2006, the number of employees in the retail and hospitality industries that are work...

Five Ways the Unemployed Can Take Action

Rand Strauss | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Rand Strauss

One lesson is missing from our unemployment toolbox: How can the unemployed and underemployed get involved in today's political landscape to impact the state of the job market and future legislation?

Dave Jamieson

How Big Business May Dodge Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Working as a server at a Capital Grille in Tampa, Fla., Kevin Kearney typically picks up more than 30 hours per week, bringing home just enough money ...

Dave Jamieson

The Bad News In The Good Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Economists have found plenty of encouraging signs in Friday's jobs report, in which the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8 percen...

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslim On The 47 Percent: Islam Says Governments Have "Responsibility To Provide" For The People

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion

For 14 years, Umar Hakim has devoted his life to working with people who depend on food stamps, public housing, homeless shelters, Medicaid and Social...

Jaweed Kaleem

Rabbi On The 47 Percent: Giving To People In Need Is a Jewish Obligation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion

Rabbi Matt Soffer wouldn't call himself a member of the "47 percent," but according to the description of the group offered by Republican presidential...

Jaweed Kaleem

47 Percenter On Food Stamps: 'Only So Much You Can Do To Ensure Your Survival'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

At 28 years old, Skyler Robinson lives with his grandparents and struggles to make ends meet between a part-time cashier job at Target that pays $400 ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Seminarian: Christianity Teaches That 'People Are Entitled To Food'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion

As a seminarian at the Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Brandon Lazarus wants to make tending to the poor and homeless his life's work. He decide...

What Is the Middle Class Nowadays?

Grant Cardone | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money
Grant Cardone

Can you find one person in the middle of the middle class that is feeling secure, safe, and encouraged by their financial future? No, what you find in today's middle class is uncertainty, insecurity, fear, and attempts at holding on with very little results.

Clint Eastwood Invents Millions Of Unemployed People

Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Apparently Clint Eastwood is a fan of talking about things that don't really exist. At the Republican National Convention Thursday night, the man...

Why Young Professionals Need Mentors for Success

Ilya Pozin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Ilya Pozin

Recent graduates keeping their heads above water in a discouraging job market certainly owe their success to determination and hard work, but also to mentors they've encountered along their journeys.