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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »