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 »
Like many part-time employees, Bintou Kamara would like to work more hours. Employed as a cashier at a flagship Ambercrombie & Fitch store in midtown Manhattan, Kamara, 22, says that she works as few as five hours a week and is paid $9 an hour.
Kamara's predicament is made all the more difficult by a... Read More »
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 »
By Jake Thiewes & 24/7 Wall Street
With the upcoming presidential election, more than ever people are focused on the government's unemployment statistics. Last Friday, the Labor Department announced a slight increase in the unemployment rate -- from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent.
Unemployment,... Read More »
More Americans are finding work, partly because of increased hiring for the holiday sales season, a new poll finds.
The rate of joblessness as measured by Gallup fell to 8.3 percent in mid-October, down sharply from 8.7 percent at the end of September and 9.2 percent at August's end, the polling organization... Read More »
Underemployment has been as much a frustrating feature of the recent job market as the nation's high unemployment rate.
What makes a worker underemployed? A number of a factors, including the inability to find full-time work in a chosen field. Read More »