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She's On a Mission to Help the Long-Term Unemployed Find Jobs

She's On a Mission to Help the Long-Term Unemployed Find Jobs

AOL Jobs catches up with Abby Kohut in San Diego

'Absolutely Abby' Kohut is on a cross country mission to help one million long-term unemployed Americans find jobs. Read More »

It's Not Still 2009? Employers Continue to Face Challenges Post-Recession

It's Not Still 2009? Employers Continue to Face Challenges Post-Recession

58 percent of employers say it feels like recession isn't over

The Great Recession may have ended in 2009, but employers and jobseekers still report things haven't turned around the way they hoped they would post-recession. Read More »

How to Answer 5 Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed

How to Answer 5 Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed

The employed get bonus points just for having a job

It may not seem fair, but if you're unemployed you have to work extra hard to overcome skepticism of potential employers. Here's how to do that in an interview. Read More »

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

It's time to get people who want to work back to work

One long-term unemployed citizen reflects on a meeting he attended of CEOs and the Obama administration at the White House. Read More »

The Long And Short Of Long-Term Unemployment [Infographic]

The Long And Short Of Long-Term Unemployment [Infographic]

One in four have not had enough to eat

Although 44 percent of the long-term jobless said they look for work every day, 30 percent haven't been on a job interview in a year, says new survey. Read More »

Is the Wrong Job Better than No Job At All?

Is the Wrong Job Better than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation

Is no job better than a terrible job? It depends! Read More »

How to Answer:

How to Answer: "What Have You Been Doing While Unemployed?"

Plan a quick, smooth response to this question ahead of time

If you are out of work, whether it is for the short or long term, you can expect this question to pop up at in interview. Read More »

Can Anything Help The Long-Term Unemployed?

Can Anything Help The Long-Term Unemployed?

MIT researchers seek to crack code of long-term unemployment

There are roughly 4 million long-term unemployed workers in America. And they face discrimination in hiring. Can anything be done to help? Read More »

5 Programs Helping The Long-Term Unemployed Find Work

5 Programs Helping The Long-Term Unemployed Find Work

Long-term unemployment has surged 213 percent since 2007

There are some 4.1 million workers who are considered the "long-term unemployed." Several programs are designed to help them out. Read More »

Can't Get A Job Because You're Unemployed?

Can't Get A Job Because You're Unemployed?

But what can you do about it? Read More »

Over 50 And Jobless? Training Programs Offer New Hope

Over 50 And Jobless? Training Programs Offer New Hope

By Christina Scotti Two men named Bob. Both are over 50 years old. Both had been working consistently for nearly three decades before losing their jobs in 2009. Both were out of work for more than 99 weeks. Now there is one glaring difference. Bob Greeney is employed. Bob Sullivan is still fighting to get back... Read More »

4 Million Openings: Too Many Employers Await 'Ideal Candidate'

4 Million Openings: Too Many Employers Await 'Ideal Candidate'

It won't be news to many that the optimism in the economy -- more spending, more investing, rising housing prices, and a soaring stock market -- hasn't trickled down to the unemployed. While companies are posting more vacancies, they're not hiring to fill them all. In fact, employers are taking much longer to... Read More »

Unemployed Would Lose Benefits If Federal Budget Cuts Go Through

Unemployed Would Lose Benefits If Federal Budget Cuts Go Through

By Tami Luhby The long-term unemployed can kiss goodbye almost 10 percent of their weekly jobless benefits if federal budget cuts go into effect on March 1. Many safety net programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid, are protected from the $85 billion in forced spending cuts, but extended federal unemployment... Read More »

The Real Reason There Are So Many Long-Term Unemployed?

The Real Reason There Are So Many Long-Term Unemployed?

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 »

How to Get the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

How to Get the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

By Richard Eisenberg Although things seem to be looking up on the jobs front (claims for state unemployment benefits just fell to their lowest level since January 2008), the same can't be said for America's long-term unemployed, especially those over 50. Read More »

Unemployed Man, Chad David Ryan, Turned To Robbery, Police Say

Unemployed Man, Chad David Ryan, Turned To Robbery, Police Say

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 »

Employment Guilt: I Got A Job But What About The Others?

Employment Guilt: I Got A Job But What About The Others?

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 »

Pinch Me: I'm Working Full Time Again

Pinch Me: I'm Working Full Time Again

What's it like, working full-time again after a nearly three-year sabbatical? It's seeing the beautiful full moon, still in the sky at 6:30 in the morning. It's smiling to myself because I feel connected to the world again. I'm no longer an observer, I'm a participant. It's having daily... Read More »

6 Biggest Mistakes That Job Hunters Make

6 Biggest Mistakes That Job Hunters Make

By Amit De Quit blaming your failed job search on a down economy; it's time to evaluate your efforts instead. While no job seeker likes to hear that his strategies are failing, it's important to know when your practices need revising -- or should be dropped altogether. So rather than letting job search... Read More »

From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

I'm starting a new, full-time job this week. I've waited 34 months to write that sentence. I received an offer on Tuesday and accepted it on Thursday. I can't even pinpoint exactly how I'm feeling right now, it's such a jumble. Happy, nervous, worried, anxious, sad, excited. Read More »

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