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Underemployment

What We Need Now: A National Economic Strategy For Better Jobs

Robert Reich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

The irony is we already have a national economic strategy but it's been dictated largely by powerful global corporations and Wall Street. If we had a strategy designed to increase jobs and wages, what would it look like?

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, in the midst of revelations that the NSA has been secretly collecting vast amounts of information on us, and just before yet another middling jobs report was released, President Obama visited North Carolina as part of a "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunities Tour." Though the middle class continues to get pummeled -- with family wealth declining almost 30 percent in the last decade -- the White House brings up the issue only sporadically. It pops up, gets a few lines in a speech, then disappears again. The administration's meandering approach is like when an old person wanders into the kitchen and can't remember why: "Now what did I come in here for? Oh yeah, that's right -- some yogurt... and the middle class!" Maybe the president would be motivated to bring some sustained urgency to this crisis if the conversations the NSA is busy collecting were between America's 22 million unemployed and underemployed.

Arthur Delaney

Poll Finds Bad Jobs News

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Dawn Andrade of North Highlands, Calif. worked as a customer service administrator for an IT company for most of her adult life before g...

Arthur Delaney

Poverty Stalks The Suburbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- There's nothing Deidre Duffy would rather do than host a backyard barbecue for a few friends. "I don't want anything fancy,...

What Recent Jobs Numbers Means For Post 50s

Sara Rix | Posted 06.20.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

More than half of unemployed boomers between the ages of 55 and 64 were among the long-term unemployed in March. This is up from less than one-fourth at the start of the recession.

Underemployment Is Also the Right Target (Not Just Unemployment)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If we wanted to target the persistent slack in the labor market, though I can't see any signs that we do, we shouldn't just target the unemployment rate; we should also go after the underemployment rate.

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 Network | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Job Creators Network

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...