With your college, university or vocational diploma in hand, you are ready to enter the labor market. Or so you think. Because in the year 2012, the jobs are not there for the taking. What can you do when you graduate and are unemployed? Under your reading skills, work experience ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For all the progress the economy has made since the recession ended, the job market only seems to be getting worse. The unemployment rate continues to hover around 9%, jobless claims have been on the rise for much of this year, and several reports show that more ... Continue Reading
One holiday season, California resident Jenson Crawford took a seasonal job as a dancing Christmas tree in the Christmas parade at Disneyland. The gig required him to work two parades a day every weekend in November and get an elf-esque haircut.
“I wasn’t looking for a job that included green tights ... Continue Reading
Dan Patterson’s life was shattered at just 21 after he had a leg amputated. But now he’s got a great job – and is on his way to competing at the 2012 paralympics.
Dan was working in a factory during the day and playing hard with his mates at weekends, and ... Continue Reading
By Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs crisis has brought an unwelcome discovery for many unemployed Americans: Job openings in their old fields exist. Yet they no longer qualify for them.
They’re running into a trend that took root during the recession. Companies became more productive by ... Continue Reading
The recession is officially over, but you wouldn’t know it from the state of the job market.
The unemployment rate has hovered near 10% throughout the year, and currently sits at 9.6%. There are still more than 6 million Americans who have been unemployed for six months or longer, and millions ... Continue Reading
While President Obama decided to mark Labor Day by announcing an ambitious plan to spend $50 billion to improve the nation’s infrastructure and create new jobs in the process, another government agency announced a more subtle approach for helping job seekers.
The Department of Labor launched a new job site Monday ... Continue Reading
Banks are showing some signs of emerging from their job-freeze mindset, especially in the area of mortgage lending. While the home loan market is weak right now, banking analysts expect things to pick up in 2011 and 20102 — and they want a steady, capable workforce in place to meet ... Continue Reading
Severance Package Vacation
Many Americans, who have been laid off are given a severance package if the company allows for it. For some this “package” can mean paychecks for week, months or even years. Many former employees see this time as a “paid vacation.” Sadly it should never be approached that ... Continue Reading
PARIS (AP) — Unemployment in rich countries may have peaked — but there are still 17 million more people out of work than at the start of the crisis, the OECD said Wednesday.
They are “the human cost of the crisis,” OECD chief Angel Gurria said, urging governments not to neglect ... Continue Reading