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You're Unemployed? Congratulations from LinkedIn!

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 04.03.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

One of our writers received the following friendly message from career savior LinkedIn.

New Report Paints Bleak Future for Long-Term Unemployed

Ira Wolfe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

For the unemployed, the road back to employment is littered with potholes and landmines. For many, the roads have simply collapsed or disappeared.

Before You Apply, Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Conserve your "A game" energy and efforts for jobs that are a good fit for you. Carefully read the job description, and then, ask yourself these four questions.

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Aren't?

Scott Shigeoka | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Scott Shigeoka

I scraped by living in Washington, D.C., one of the most expensive cities in America, for nearly eight months with no steady income. I kept telling myself, "This is the city of opportunity. You can make this work."

Obama Seeks Help From CEOs

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to businesses hiring long-term unemployed workers and is encouraging the private secto...

14 Ways to Land Your Dream Job From Bed

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hanley

8. Diversify your career options. Never put all your eggs in one basket. The job market is one big numbers game. Apply to positions early and often. You're far more likely to miss out on your dream job if you don't know that it exists. Find it before someone else does.

6 Self-Care Tips for Post-Grads

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Juliana Schwartz

Confession time: I graduated from college about six months ago, and I am currently unemployed. And, as luck would have it, I'm not the only one.

How to Stay Competitive and Relevant While Unemployed

David DiGregorio | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
David DiGregorio

You may think being unemployed is license to sit around all day watching marathons of House Hunters and Pawn Stars -- and who could blame you? The problem is that watching TV doesn't give you much to talk about with others.

Millennials Meet World. Who Wins?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What happens when a generation said to be far less conspicuous in its consumption confronts human nature? The personal growth and fulfillment at the top Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs occupies the floor just above esteem -- defined by status, achievement and reputation.

How to Get the GOP to Care About the Long-Term Unemployed

Jason Sattler | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

What is it about the unemployed, the uninsured and the undocumented that doesn't inspire conservatives to spring into action, as they do when they worry the right to hate may be limited?

Who Will Fight to Help the Unemployed?

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Leaving Americans behind like this has a terrible, long-term cost to our society. It erodes people's faith in democracy.

Jobless Thrown Under the Bus on Budget Deal

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 02.18.2014 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Get them off the dole, this argument goes, and they'll get off their butts. What these (mostly) guys are really saying, if you read closely between the lines -- because they won't say it outright -- is that extending unemployment insurance fosters laziness. Could this line of argument be any more insulting?

Don't Have a Job? Good Luck Finding Love Online

Alissa Fleck | Posted 11.11.2013 | Money
Alissa Fleck

When meeting a romantic contender in the "real world," there's at least a grain of amorous interest that, ideally, keeps either party from running for the door when they discover the other's employment situation is in shambles.

As Furloughed Workers Get Headlines, Don't Forget About the Long-Term Unemployed

Jennifer G. Hickey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jennifer G. Hickey

Furloughed workers wonder how they will pay their bills until they receive back pay. We simply worry about paying the bills. For the millions who have been laid off during the recession, no businesses offered free meals or other discounts the day after the pink slip arrived.

Mark Gongloff

Jobless Claims Hit 6-Month High | 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...

LOOK: The Age Of Financial Independence Is Going Up

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Black Voices

America's "Lost Generation" continues to flounder, according to a report released Monday by the Georgetown University Center on Education. And while t...

Watch: Joblessness Is Killing Us

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

What the richest parents want for their children is what the poorest parents want for theirs. Measure their aspiration, however, against the fact that more than 21 million Americans are still in need of full time work, many of them running out of jobless benefits.

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Could Kick 20,000 Off Food Stamps | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Thousands of Kansans could lose food stamps under a new state policy that congressional Republicans hope to implement nationwide. Kansas officials...

Interview: The College Board Takes On Career Readiness

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams and Brett Myers The College Board is synonymous with, well, college. And that relationship is working pretty well for the makers ...

Talent Sits Idle on the Hudson

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

To be successful in today's landscape of slim opportunities many executives realized they had to first look at how they did their previous jobs.

6 Steps To Employment And Happiness

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 09.20.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Being focused for a few hours a day lets me enjoy the time off. I know I'll soon be working. So let go of the worry and rest assured that you'll soon be tired after a long day of work at your new job.

Deception in Counting the Unemployed

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Leo Hindery says up front that the BLS only notes those specifically looking for work. That may make sense to some -- until one learns who is left out. According to the Hindery report, the ones who are left under the rug of America's unemployment mess are those who've given up looking.

The Forgotten Americans

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's time to remember these forgotten Americans -- our brothers and sisters, our neighbors, friends and children -- and to take action to help them. In this time of celebrated patriotism, anything less is hypocrisy.

The Schuster Proposal

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Gary Schuster wants you to know about a simple proposal he has for health care. He thinks that with this proposal, taxpayers can save trillions of dollars.

For Teens, Is Any Job A Good Job?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Eight bucks an hour plus tips. Drake Elliot says it’s not so bad to be a pizza delivery driver. Especially since the job co...