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'The Great Gatsby': Are Workers Better Off Today Than They Were In The 1920s?

'The Great Gatsby': Are Workers Better Off Today Than They Were In The 1920s?

It's probably no coincidence that Hollywood has decided to turn F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, into a new movie (released Friday). The book famously depicts the lavish living and fancy galas of high-income earners in America's Roaring 1920s. Fast forward 90 years to another era of income... Read More »

States, Local Governments To Add 220,000 Jobs By End Of This Year, Report Says

States, Local Governments To Add 220,000 Jobs By End Of This Year, Report Says

Whether the U.S. is in the midst of an economic and jobs creation comeback may be debatable. Read More »

7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

For many Americans this year, the very concept of a federal holiday for Labor Day might seem like a cruel joke. Labor Day is supposed to be a break from the grind, a time to celebrate workers, but considering the high unemployment rate, many jobless Americans would probably prefer to be working instead. But... Read More »

Empowering The Unemployed To Find Hope

Empowering The Unemployed To Find Hope

"Kelly, You're Fired." I've now heard those dreaded three words twice in my life --the first time as an executive at a prestigious PR firm, the second, in front of millions of American TV viewers as I vied for my "second chance" as a contestant on The Apprentice. Read More »

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly for Job Seekers in 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly for Job Seekers in 2010

With end of year economics reports coming out and pundits predicting possibilities for 2010, job seekers are finding multiple reasons both to cheer and jeer. The Good In a recent interview on ABC's This Week, White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers said he believes Spring will see a marked... Read More »

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