Senate Unable to Reach Agreement for Unemployed

Senate Unable to Reach Agreement for Unemployed

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On Tuesday, the Senate failed to reach an agreement on extending benefits to for the long term unemployed.  The Republicans and Democrats have gone back and forth for weeks now unable to reach an agreement on the bill. In a statement, the White … [Read more...]

Hillary Wants to Restore Unemployment Benefits

Hillary Wants to Restore Unemployment Benefits

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Hillary Clinton is making a strong push to restore benefits to long-term unemployed Americans: Two weeks ago, before jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans expired Dec. 28, Mrs. Clinton tweeted: “What happens to kids in families cut from … [Read more...]

Job Candidate: Bipolar Narcoleptic with Fibromyalgia

Job Candidate: Bipolar Narcoleptic with Fibromyalgia

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"Be the change you wish to see in the world." I end every article with this quote from Gandhi. It's a mantra of mine and I do my best to keep it at the forefront of my actions. But would you change your mantra and, by extension, your actions if … [Read more...]

August Jobs Report Paints Sluggish Picture of Hiring

August Jobs Report Paints Sluggish Picture of Hiring

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Employers added 169,000 jobs in August while payroll gains in prior months were revised sharply lower, signaling slower momentum in the labor-market recovery and complicating the Federal Reserve's plans to start dialing back its support for the … [Read more...]

Jobs Day: Is America Really Economically Independent?

Jobs Day: Is America Really Economically Independent?

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Lots of folks forget that jobs day is normally the first Friday after the first of each month, with some exceptions. How's the great USA doing the day after we celebrated our Independence in 2013? I'm one who has scoured the jobs figures each … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Job Seekers (I got a job!)

5 Tips for Job Seekers (I got a job!)

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I got a job!!! So, technically that means the unemployment rate has dropped! Yesterday I got asked to interview for and landed a virtual assistant job for an eco-friendly product company out of Brooklyn. It really seems like a perfect fit! It's going … [Read more...]

Laugh at Life’s Challenges

Laugh at Life’s Challenges

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Cancer, unemployment, chronic pain, financial straits, the general insecurity of our nation's future -- there are a lot of challenges in life, and some of them are around for the long term. Other challenges, seemingly minor, still impact our daily … [Read more...]

Jobs Alert: Unemployment Unchanged at 7.8%

Jobs Alert: Unemployment Unchanged at 7.8%

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Non-farm payroll employment rose by 155,000 largely in the sectors of health care, food services, drinking places, construction and manufacturing. Of course, during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, people often spend more time at … [Read more...]

24-hours to Presidential vote: Is it still “the economy, stupid?”

24-hours to Presidential vote: Is it still “the economy, stupid?”

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During the Bill Clinton years, a very exceptional political consultant on the left named James Carville coined a term that became the rally cry of the 1992 campaign - "It's the economy, stupid." It's not good manners to use the word "stupid" in a … [Read more...]

Mid-August Report Show Unemployment Rates Rising in 44 States

Mid-August Report Show Unemployment Rates Rising in 44 States

1964 Unemployment Protest, courtesy Kheel Center, Cornell University

It's mid-August and most parents are returning from summer vacations to get the kids ready for school.  In these last weeks of summer, you might have missed some very relevant data on the jobs front. The mid-month barometer of state and regional … [Read more...]