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Is It Wrong To Go On Vacation When You're Unemployed?

Is It Wrong To Go On Vacation When You're Unemployed?

I need to get away, just for a few days, close to the soothing sound and motion of the sea, inhaling salt air and unwinding. I have to restore my mental, emotional and spiritual inner resources. I'm running low. So why does this idea create such a tangle of conflicting emotions in me? Read More »

Unemployed Man Fills His Days Visiting Disneyland

Unemployed Man Fills His Days Visiting Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- It seems like a dream as flighty as Tinkerbell and as quirky as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Yet a Southern California couple have passed the halfway mark in their quest to visit Disneyland in Orange County every day this year. Read More »

You've Been Fired? 10 Things To Do Immediately

You've Been Fired? 10 Things To Do Immediately

By Alison Green If you've just heard the words, "you're fired," don't panic. By staying calm, you'll be better able to take steps that will help you get over this hump faster. Here are 10 things you should do immediately after losing your job: Read More »

4 Toxic Words That Hurt The Unemployed

4 Toxic Words That Hurt The Unemployed

Being without a job is tough. When you are out of work for an extended period of time, crisis of confidence sets in. And once it takes hold, it can be hard to shake. The problem is that confidence is the No. 1 thing we need to land a job. Without it, we come across as weak, insecure and desperate. If you, or... Read More »

Weirdest Reasons Workers Quit Their Jobs

Weirdest Reasons Workers Quit Their Jobs

There's no shortage of workers who get fired for doing stupid things on the job. Take, for example, Tamara Vangundy, the Indiana coroner who earlier this month reportedly showed up at a crime scene intoxicated and was subsequently charged with drunk driving. But some people also have very weird reasons for... Read More »

New Jobs Crisis: Unemployed Autistic Adults

New Jobs Crisis: Unemployed Autistic Adults

By Lindsey Tanner CHICAGO -- One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally disabled, the researchers... Read More »

Long-Term Unemployed Face Hiring Bias

Long-Term Unemployed Face Hiring Bias

By Stephen Singer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost the chance to pitch for an information technology position. Read More »

U.S. Hiring Grows As Companies Hit Limits With Workers

U.S. Hiring Grows As Companies Hit Limits With Workers

By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies will have to keep hiring steadily to meet their customers' rising demand. That's the message that emerged from a report Wednesday that employers are finding it harder to squeeze more output from their existing staff. It also helps explain why ADP, a payroll... Read More »

Initial Claims For Unemployment Benefits Edge Up In Latest Week

Initial Claims For Unemployment Benefits Edge Up In Latest Week

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. But the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department says weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the highest level... Read More »

Every Unemployed Youth Costs Society $37,000 A Year

Every Unemployed Youth Costs Society $37,000 A Year

The crisis of jobless youth might be seen as mostly a problem for jobless youth, the so-called "lost generation," and many of their parents, too, who are providing shelter for their 20-something offspring in record numbers. But it's a problem for the country, too. According to a new report, every unemployed... Read More »

5 Job-Hunter Tips Through The Holidays

5 Job-Hunter Tips Through The Holidays

By Meghan M. Biro Unemployment refuses to drop below nine percent, which means real unemployment -- counting all the people making do, juggling multiple part-time jobs and the people who've given up on looking -- is probably much closer to 15 percent. This reality, for those of us struggling to make ends... Read More »

Stop Looking For a Job, Start Looking For An Opportunity

Stop Looking For a Job, Start Looking For An Opportunity

A lot of jobs that once were, aren't coming back. Ever. To look for what isn't there is a waste of time and an insult to your dignity. If you haven't noticed, the world has changed -- radically. The traditional yellow brick road to success and financial security has imploded. The path to a high-paying job used... Read More »

4 Common Job Hunting Fears & How To Overcome Them

4 Common Job Hunting Fears & How To Overcome Them

By Mona Abdel-Halim When you're unemployed, tackling the job hunt is a major step. There are many things that cause fear initially, but these should be faced head on to help get you on track at the start of your search. Let's look at some of the most common fears, and how to overcome them: Read More »

Unemployed Seek Protection Against Job Bias

Unemployed Seek Protection Against Job Bias

By SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) -- After two years on the unemployment rolls, Selena Forte thought she'd found a temporary job at a delivery company that matched her qualifications. But Forte, a 55-year-old from Cleveland, says a recruiter for an employment agency told her she would not be considered for... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: A Job Can't Buy You Love

My Unemployed Life: A Job Can't Buy You Love

Earlier this year, AOL Jobs solicited resumes from our readers as part of our "Employing America" Jobs Week Resume contest and we splashed the winning resumes, as voted by our readers, on AOL.com for millions of prospective employers to see. This Jobs Week, we caught up with a few of the winners to see how... Read More »

The Good News About Career Transitions In Today's Economy

The Good News About Career Transitions In Today's Economy

In an economy wracked by layoffs and downsizing, finding a new job often means changing career paths. Despite the financial strain and emotional turbulence that comes with job changes, there is good news. Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work. Read More »

How Can You Help The Unemployed? Support The Companies That Hire Them

How Can You Help The Unemployed? Support The Companies That Hire Them

The unemployment rate is holding firm; companies continue their refusal to hire the unemployed. We wonder what more a nation of desperate job seekers can endure. They are terrified and we can all become a member of that class of people, the unemployed. Read More »

Empowering The Unemployed To Find Hope

Empowering The Unemployed To Find Hope

"Kelly, You're Fired." I've now heard those dreaded three words twice in my life --the first time as an executive at a prestigious PR firm, the second, in front of millions of American TV viewers as I vied for my "second chance" as a contestant on The Apprentice. Read More »

Jobless Need Not Apply? 5 Tips For Pitching Your Talent, Not Your Unemployed Status

Jobless Need Not Apply? 5 Tips For Pitching Your Talent, Not Your Unemployed Status

You are more employable when you are employed. It may seem unfair, but employers prefer to hire someone who has already been chosen and tested. Plus, with so many talented people competing for jobs, employers must find ways to quickly screen out lots of us, thus the rise of online applications, blind ads, and... Read More »

Unemployed Woman Forced To Live A Lie

Unemployed Woman Forced To Live A Lie

Sukhraj Beasla is a successful 30-year-old, recently promoted at LaSalle Bank from trust manager to assistant vice president. At least that's what Beasla's parents' friends think, when her parents brag about their go-getting daughter at dinner or temple. At least that's what they thought until CNN published... Read More »

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