Jobs Crisis

  • 2012's Silliest Ideas To Solve The Jobs Crisis

    2012's Silliest Ideas To Solve The Jobs Crisis

    If this past year were to be summed up in a Sweet 16 birthday bash, then the theme would be jobs, and there would be a lot of tears and yelling. While the unemployment rate has been slowing slipping for three years, this country still has a jobs crisis, and lots of people have lots of ideas about how to solve... Continue Reading

  • Is Fracking A Solution To The Jobs Crisis? Separating Facts From Spin

    Is Fracking A Solution To The Jobs Crisis? Separating Facts From Spin

    The 20th century is often referred to as the "American Century" as it was during that time when the U.S. emerged as an economic and political superpower. But a decade into the 21st century, with the country mired in a jobs crisis alongside its eternal struggle to find new sources of energy, some companies in... Continue Reading

  • Is The Jobs Crisis Worse In The Suburbs?

    Is The Jobs Crisis Worse In The Suburbs?

    Robert Estes had a steady job selling groceries in the Chicago suburb of Aurora until last year. He had held onto the job for two years, and the 33-year-old said the gig had allowed him to live a self-sufficient life. "I always had my own place, my own car, bought my own food," he recently told the Chicago... Continue Reading

  • Pain Of Job Crisis Goes Well Beyond The Unemployed

    Pain Of Job Crisis Goes Well Beyond The Unemployed

    By PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment has been stuck near 9 percent since the recession ended more than two years ago. The jobs report for September on Friday sent the clearest signal to date that the crisis will last through next year's elections. The pain isn't confined to the 14 million... Continue Reading

  • The Government Pays Companies To Hire

    The Government Pays Companies To Hire

    The jobs plan that Obama outlined Thursday evening contained a number of incentives to get employers to hire, primarily in the form of tax credits. But an even more radical form of federally-subsidized employment has become increasingly popular in the last few dark years: paying companies to hire. Continue Reading