Have you ever been stuck on the "jail" square in Monopoly, because you just couldn't pay the $50 to get out? That's not allowed in real life. Under the U.S. Constitution, you can't go to jail, or be kept in jail, just because you're unable to afford a fine.
But it still happens. The American Civil Liberties... Read More »
Calif. mom Linda Smith offers motorists $500 if they give her daughter a job Read More »
After Susan Burton's 5-year old son died, she became a drug addict and lost her job. How she rebuilt her life -- and now helps others. Read More »
Fred Sanford saw his job disappear during the financial crisis. But he reconnected with his passion for music and turned it into a job. Read More »
There are plenty of mortgage relief programs out there, from the well-intended to the deceptive and illegal. But one bank is offering real and potentially transformative help to its unemployed mortgage customers, who are struggling to make their payments. Fifth Third Bancorp, based mainly in the Midwest, is... Read More »
The average unemployed American now spends 35 weeks job-hunting, an amount almost double what it's been at any point before the Great Recession. And one thing that everyone agrees on: Even though more and more companies are hiring, people who have been unemployed for six months or more aren't getting those... Read More »
In the movie "Tokyo Sonata," a midlevel manager loses his job, but too ashamed to tell his family, hides the fact by waking up every morning, putting on a suit and going to job interviews instead. In the real life story of Martyn Goddard, a discount store worker loses his job, but too ashamed to tell his... Read More »
There's nothing like a 90-minute session with a resume maven to point out how little you know about your own accomplishments-or how lame you look on paper. I knew I needed help, but when Miriam Salpeter, a job and social media coach, began her critique, my head started spinning. Read More »
In an investigation of a grocery store theft, police in Newberry Township, Pa., tracked down the home of 39-year-old Chad David Ryan. When they arrived, Ryan was unpacking several hundred dollars worth of stolen food, reports the York Daily Record. He then confessed to a string of armed robberies, showed... Read More »
I'd be lying if I said that I'm not worried about my age -- 51 -- being a problem in my job hunt, especially after working independently for more than a decade. But I just can't believe I'm doomed because of it. I have friends who've switched jobs, acquired new skill sets, and launched satisfying careers after... Read More »
Could I really find a job if I had a better Twitter bio? Or beefed up my Facebook presence? I have to admit I hoped the answer was no. I've largely avoided Facebook and Twitter even though I've had accounts for years. Here's why:
I never know what to say.
I'm uncomfortable being so public.
I'm not... Read More »
Walmart's plan to hire more than 100,000 veterans comes with a major catch: Only those who have been honorably discharged on or after the plan's announcement on Jan. 15 will be eligible. (The official launch date is Memorial Day.)
Which means that veterans who left service yesterday, or last week, will not be... Read More »
Gail Belsky is blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. She will be posting every Monday. In the meantime, feel free to share your suggestions, thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.
As part of my attempt to reinvent my career, I had my first consult with... Read More »
More employers are requiring flu shots -- and firing workers who don't comply.
Indeed, workers across the country are resisting the drive to mandate the vaccine, as was reported by AOL Jobs and USA Today.
The workers are citing medical reasons like allergies and questions over the vaccine's efficacy, even... Read More »
Last week I marked the one-month anniversary of the day I started my new job. I'm noticing that, like riding a bike, the routine of working full-time is beginning to feel almost comfortable again.
It was tough at first, but I'm getting used to it. Although I very much dislike the fact that I have less free... Read More »
By Jennifer Liberto
This could be Karen Duckett's worst New Year, ever.
Duckett, 51, of Laurel, Md., is among 2.1 million jobless Americans whose unemployment benefits will end on Dec. 29, if Congress doesn't act. Read More »
A Louisiana TV station has defended its decision to fire a black meteorologist, insisting that she repeatedly violated company policy by responding to comments on its Facebook page. But the woman says she had a right to reply to "embarrassingly racist" remarks, like one comparing her ethnic hair to a cancer... Read More »
Rather than waiving picket signs and calling the mayor the spawn of the devil, dozens of Chicago workers are attempting a new kind of protest: serenading Rahm Emanuel into submission.
Three hundred and fifty janitorial workers at O'Hare International Airport are slated to lose their jobs on Friday, after... Read More »