Those seeking justice for what they perceive as workplace discrimination due to the fact that they're either female or gay often file lawsuits -- whether as an individual or in the form of a class action. The most famous of them, "Ledbetter v Goodyear Tire," reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, the court is... Read More »
If it looks, walks, and smells like optimism, maybe it is. Some economists, as well as companies like General Electric and an increasing number of consumers, are spotting signs of optimism regarding America's economy, reports Bloomberg Business Week. All this at a time when the countries of Europe and... Read More »
On Tuesday, the new GOP leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives was sworn in. That means that the former Democratic leadership, including Nancy Pelosi's position as speaker, was officially over with.
Given this change in job description, Pelosi has thus far made all the right moves -- starting with... Read More »
Retailers have learned plenty about the new kind of shopper that has evolved from the current economy. Consequently sales have bounced back -- both in terms of in-store shopping and through the hunt for discounts and sweetened incentives on the Web. Such online discount hunting has been fueled, as of late, by... Read More »
Employers are more likely to hire those who wear eye glasses, reports the Daily Mail. That's what a survey by the College of Optometrists (obviously a group that has no interest in whether you spend money on eyeglasses) found.
43 percent of those questioned declared that folks wearing glasses were... Read More »
Glassdoor.com recently published their list of the top 25, off-the-wall interview questions of 2010. The staff at Glassdoor culled these questions from tens of thousands oddball interview queries which job seekers sent to their publication. These questions are sure to make you laugh (assuming they don't make... Read More »
You might not have read any of these business books yet because there are a) so many out there and b) so many of them being recommended by reputable sources. Amidst all that clutter, how can you determine what's worth your time?
After reviewing New York Post's list, I narrowed it down to three recently... Read More »
According to a conversation Mary Liz Curtin had with Portfolio, the worst of times may be behind the people of Detroit. Curtin is the owner of Leon & Lulu a 15,000-square foot retail store that sells gifts, clothing, and furniture.
All this optimism comes from a woman whose shop continues to thrive even... Read More »
In the U.S., the jury, you might say, is still out on how seriously witchcraft or the Wicca religion should be taken. Not so in Romania, at least not any more.
Primarily to collect the taxes on revenues from witchcraft services, reports Newser.com, the government of Romania has classified that line of work... Read More »
The Great Recession has left havoc in in its wake, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. Of those who lost jobs since 2009, 41 percent had to change careers to find work. And of those field switchers, 70 percent had to take a pay cut, reports The New York Times. Read More »
The military's recruiting promise has often been that those who join acquire marketable skills. That's increasingly not the case, reports The Washington Post.
Veterans returning from service are encountering a brutal job market. At 10 percent, their unemployment rate is higher than the national average.... Read More »
Most working stiffs are familiar with those rules and regulations stated plainly in the Human Resources manual, right. Now they're probably posted online and we have to initial the document we read it and agree with the policies before we're officially on the pay roll. Read More »
On New Year's Day, the first of the 76 million Baby Boomers turned 65 years old. Many more of them than expected will continue working. Experienced in how to play the go-to-work game, they usually outfox younger generations at getting jobs. You might say these boomers know when to hold 'em and when to fold... Read More »
With the recovery picking up, the jobless might think twice before agreeing to be featured in the media. The nation seems to be going through unemployment fatigue. Stories such as the one about the unemployed recent law school grad, Randah Atassi, in Chicago's Sun Times might not be helping the feature's... Read More »
The business of recruiting writers and paying for online book reviews may not be ethical, but it does exist. Here is an ad on New York City's Craigslist seeking "professional book reviewers" to post 50-word or more reviews of assigned books on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. The pay is lousy. Those hired... Read More »
More good news on the jobs front. For Christmas week, new claims for unemployment declined more than economists expected. The forecast was for a drop of about 2,000. The actual decrease was 34,000, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The largest drop was in trend-leader California where there were 7,656 fewer... Read More »
Follow-up notes have become a critical component in the job search process. One reason for this is because, as companies battered by the recession have become more cautious, the hiring process is more drawn out. If for instance, you interviewed at a company five weeks ago, the odds are that by now you've... Read More »
A likely sign of the return of consumer confidence, 53 percent of those surveyed by ShopperTrak said they plan to keep shopping this week, despite the snow and cold. That's an encouraging number, considering only 47 percent said they were going shopping last week, which included the few days before Christmas,... Read More »
It seems as if the housing market has suffered a relapse as of late, reports The Wall Street Journal. Although other parts of the economy, ranging from high-tech hiring to the stock market, are recovering, housing prices have fallen once again. In October, across 20 metropolitan areas, home prices fell 1.3... Read More »
Isabelle Caro, the French model who fell into a coma when her weight hit 55 pounds in 2006, died at age 28. After she recovered from that illness, Caro campaigned against voluntary starvation or anorexia so prevalent in the fashion industry, reports the Daily News.
That campaign was controversial. She... Read More »