Carl Van Horn

  • Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

    Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

    I know a few people in their 40s and 50s who reinvented themselves the old-fashioned way: They went back to school. One became a high school teacher. Another became a psychologist. And a third went through an extensive wine certification program and became the marketing director for a wine retailer. School is... Continue Reading

  • 'Working Scared' Author Predicts 5 More Years Of Pain

    'Working Scared' Author Predicts 5 More Years Of Pain

    Since the recession, there has been fierce debate over the root causes of America's stubbornly high unemployment rate. Is outsourcing to blame? A skills mismatch? Is the American educational system failing? Is the epidemic of joblessness temporary, or a new and tragic fact of American life? One group has been... Continue Reading

  • Most High School Grads Desperate For Work, New Study Finds

    Most High School Grads Desperate For Work, New Study Finds

    Since Leighann Neil graduated from high school in 2008, she has struggled to hold onto a permanent job, and has worked as a dispatcher in addition to a gig grinding mortar. She sends out roughly 20 resumes a month for secretarial jobs, but she has yet to hear back from any. "Employers are looking for someone... Continue Reading

  • What Does A College Degree Really Get You In 2012?

    What Does A College Degree Really Get You In 2012?

    When Chelsea Schubart graduated from the University of Rhode Island last year, she seemed poised for success. She had racked up several academic honors, internships, and degrees in elementary education and psychology. But a year later, the 23-year-old resident is working two part-time jobs, one of them at her... Continue Reading