presidential election

Election Day: Would More Vote If They Had The Day Off?

Election Day: Would More Vote If They Had The Day Off?

Even with both Republican and Democratic parties bragging about their ground game, Americans will likely hit Nov. 7 knowing at least one number: just 50 to 60 percent of the voting age population will have cast ballots. There are many reasons for this. For people in non-swing states, their presidential choice... Read More »

The Job Market In Swing States: Will That Predict The Election?

The Job Market In Swing States: Will That Predict The Election?

"Are you better off now than you were when Obama took office?" This has been Mitt Romney's campaign trail refrain, and so October's jobs numbers were greeted heartily by team Obama. Unemployment is now at 7.9 percent -- around the same rate as January 2009 -- which means that for the average American, the... Read More »

How Talking Politics At Work Can Get You Fired

How Talking Politics At Work Can Get You Fired

The conventions are over, but the political banter won't end for months. Presidential elections stir up a lot of emotions, whether you side with the "red," the "blue" or if you consider yourself somewhere in the middle. If you're fired up, it's natural that you may want to talk politics at work. However, you... Read More »

My Unemployed Life:  Is 8 Percent Unemployment The 'New Normal'?

My Unemployed Life: Is 8 Percent Unemployment The 'New Normal'?

I like to post in the numerous job seeker discussion groups on LinkedIn. I've "met" so many capable, hard-working people over there who can't find good jobs in this stagnant economy. Sharing our experiences, we understand that our situations aren't our "fault" and support each other as we navigate these rocky... Read More »

Insider Tips For Landing A Political Job In An Election Year

Insider Tips For Landing A Political Job In An Election Year

By Derwin Dubose This year's presidential race – along with hundreds of Congressional, state and local contests – will dominate the news until Nov. 6, spurring many young professionals to seek political jobs. Read More »

Obama Seeks Action On Jobs Bill Pieces This Week

Obama Seeks Action On Jobs Bill Pieces This Week

By Julie Pace WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will urge Congress to get to work this week on passing pieces of his larger, now-defunct jobs bill during a three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, two southern states that could be critical to his re-election campaign. Read More »

Is Rick Perry 'America's Jobs Governor'?

Is Rick Perry 'America's Jobs Governor'?

There's no more powerful political weapon in America than a record of generating jobs. And while that holds in any election year, it's especially true in an economic climate featuring over nine percent unemployment. Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) has just jumped into the 2012 presidential election with his state's... Read More »

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