President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE) Thursday, providing $18 billion in tax credits to businesses. The legislation aims to encourage hiring and reduce the country's persistently high unemployment rate, which currently stands at 9.7%.
The act exempts companies from the... Read More »
George Clooney plays a corporate ax man in the recent film Up in the Air. His character jets around the country conducting layoffs for companies and racking up frequent flyer miles in the process. But what would happen if a business traveler extraordinaire found himself the victim of corporate downsizing?
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The national unemployment rate currently sits at 9.7 percent, down from 10 percent the previous month, but almost double what it was five years ago. This means that 14.8 million of the approximately 150 million people who make up the national workforce do not presently have jobs. Sounds simple and... Read More »
The dismal job market is taking its toll on us all. But job losses have been disproportionately hitting men, who are more likely to work in down-and-out industries such as construction and manufacturing. Calling the recession a "Mancession," as many have, is an overstatement. But women represent half of the... Read More »