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What Is Working: A Bipartisan Search For Solutions To The Jobs Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

We cannot overestimate the devastating human consequences of our unemployment crisis. But we also must not miss out on spotlighting what is working. That's the belief behind the new jobs section we're launching today, Opportunity: What Is Working.

If You Are Unemployed, Finding a Job Is Your Full-Time Job

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Americans working full-time work an average of 43 hours per week. If you aren't spending at least this amount of time in your job search, then don't be so surprised if you don't get results.

Job Seeker Lights Himself On Fire Outside Job Center

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

A job seeker doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire outside of a Birmingham, England, job center Thursday, the Birmingham Mail reports. Th...

No Excuses for GOP Inaction on Jobs

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Just days before the Nov. 2010 elections, the top Senate Republican, Mitch McConnell, spoke with striking candor about the GOP's top priority going forward. It wasn't jobs, despite the fact that the economy was still in the grip of the worst financial downturn since the Great Depression.

Missing Out on a Rite of Passage?

Bobbi Silten | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Let's not let the difficult job market rob a generation of young people from having a valuable experience to learn, grow and cross the threshold into adulthood. If your company can give a young person a paying job, great. But if it can't, think about the many other ways to help.

'Work To Do': A Sad Soundtrack for a Painful Jobs Report

David Wild | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my own suggested playlist to take this economic sad song and try to make it just a little bit better.

May Jobs Report: First Impressions (Updates)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

This is America! We don't lie down, throw up our hands, point our fingers, and give up! We roll up our sleeves and try to fix stuff. So, what should we do right now after the May jobs report? Here are some thoughts, in order of political plausibility.

May Jobs Report: Some Context

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

With the Friday jobs report, you want to think about the nexus of jobs and policy in the longer term, which in this case asks, "what did the administration do to offset the massive contraction in labor demand, aka the Great Recession?" The answers to that are the Recovery Act, financial and auto rescues, unemployment insurance extensions, payroll tax cuts, and more. Those measures demonstrably pulled the recovery, tepid as it is, forward, saved and created millions of jobs, and hastened the turnaround in net jobs growth. You might also want to note that Republicans have generally tried to block all of the above, and since 2010, have successfully blocked efforts like the American Jobs Act to do more to help offset the residual drag from the downturn. In that regard, their fingerprints are the most prominent ones on the current slog.

In Lieu Of Traditional Jobs, Apps Help Unemployed Gain Income

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Nishat Kurwa Photo Credit: Youth Radio People looking for work are turning to apps like TaskRabbit and Gigwalk to make some money. This story ori...

Unemployed Recent College Grads: Tell Us Your Story

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

Are you a recent college graduate and still looking for full-time work? Then please tell us your story. We're looking to interview a graduate of th...

The Stall Has Arrived

Robert Reich | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

The latest jobs report is bad news for millions of Americans, and it's bad news for Obama and the Democrats. No set of policies between now and Election Day are likely to boost the economy.

Where the Jobs Are: STEM Fields

Linda Rosen | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education
Linda Rosen

We must give America's youth a solid foundation in STEM and insight into their rich postsecondary and career options. The demand for STEM skills extends well beyond STEM-specific jobs.

Safe Harbor for the Homeless

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The House Budget Committee's latest draconian budget proposes even deeper cuts in the safety net while refusing to ask the rich and powerful to contribute their fair share. Indeed, it would give them more tax breaks at the expense of poor struggling families desperately trying to get back on their feet.

Fewer Jobs Offer Health Insurance Benefits, Leaving Workers To Fend For Themselves

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Jobs are the number-one source of health insurance coverage for Americans, but fewer employers are offering health benefits to their workers and more ...

Former Cowboy Provides Free Medical Care To World's Poor

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

The costs of medical attention can be exorbitant for a low-income family or an unemployed person -- even if the needs are the same. That's why Stan...

Federal Funds To Train Jobless Are Drying Up

New York Times | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

With the economy slowly reviving, an executive from Atlas Van Lines recently visited Louisville, Ky., with good news: the company wanted to hire more ...

March Jobs Report (Update)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Payrolls surprised to the downside in March as employers added only 120,000 jobs on net, well below the almost 250,000 average monthly gains of the past three months and the smallest net gain since last October.

Why Independent Employment Is Killing the Nine to Five Job

Leah Busque | Posted 05.28.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

The term "nine-to-five" has long symbolized a kind of drudgery that sucks up our lives and eclipses our identities, but it wasn't until the Great Recession that the pejorative phrase was crowned with an entirely new distinction: old-fashioned.

No Work for the Willing

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Marian Wright Edelman

Most young men and women today want to work hard, but for those under 25 years old, work has often been impossible to find.

Surprising Share Of Jobless Say American Dream Within Reach

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Despite the economic hardship that the Great Recession has caused millions of Americans, belief in the American Dream is still alive and well, even fo...

WATCH: HuffPost Unemployment Reporter Arthur Delaney Discusses Jobs Report

Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department announced the economy added 277,000 workers in February and that the unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent...

You May Be Eligible To Postpone Paying Taxes

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.08.2012 | Money

If you are unemployed, you may be able to get away with not paying taxes...for now. The IRS announced on Wednesday that people who have been unempl...

Stop the Presses: New Employment Projections!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published their latest employment projections, for 2010-20, and there's one message so far that stands out: not everyone has to be a rocket scientist.

Take a Chance on the Unemployed

Del Phillips | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Del Phillips

We have applied to the online ads, attended the networking events, used social media and crafted multiple iterations of our resume based on each new blogger's opinion. There are even those of us attempting to gain additional skills. We're eager and ready to get back to work.

Arthur Delaney

Senate Republicans Would Require The Unemployed To Volunteer

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. Senate want the long-term unemployed to volunteer for 20 hours a week in order to receive unemployment insurance...