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Networking Important In Finding Jobs

It takes more than filling out an application or sending in a resume to land a job these days. In the down economy, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has made it a mission to give those out of work the tools they need to find success.

PTSD and Education Sway the Minds of Potential Employers

U.S. Veterans coming home from war are having a much harder time finding jobs than ever before. There are many reasons that have been brought up by potential employers.

Failure to Prosecute Fraud

Unless and until there’s a purging of the crimes that brought our president to his unlikely Inauguration Day, much more in America than the second term of his administration will be at stake.

DOL Plan To Help 21,000 Unemployed Vets

The US Department of Labor has recently released information explaining more than 28 million dollars in federal grants.

Unemployed Should Network To Find Jobs

It takes more than filling out an application or sending in a resume to land a job these days. In the down economy, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has made it a mission to give those out of work the tools they need to find success.

DOL Providing Grants for Unemployed Vets

The US Department of Labor has recently released information explaining more than 28 million dollars in federal grants. These federal grants are geared towards unemployment of Veterans, and to train more than 21,000 of the unemployed.

Women Veteran's Difficulty Finding Jobs?

This is a question that has posed many opinions since the economy hit rock bottom a few years ago.

Unemployment Harder For Women Veterans?

This is a question that has posed many opinions since the economy hit rock bottom a few years ago. Just like finding the answer in a mathematical problem there are many variables to getting to the point.

Fear Among Potential Employers For Veterans?

With lots of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans coming home and making the decision to get out of the military, the job market is now getting a lot of diversity of skills and experience in it.

Employers Hesitance to Hire Veterans Explained

With lots of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans coming home and making the decision to get out of the military, the job market is now getting a lot of diversity of skills and experience in it.

Report Released On Unemployment Rate Amongst Veterans

As we celebrate Memorial Day, we are reminded of the many Veterans who have fought for our country. A recent report was posted by The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee explaining the issues of unemployment amongst Veterans.

Depression, Not Recession Rocks U.S. Ghettos

What's called “recession” in White America is called “depression” in Black America. During much of last year white unemployment held steady at around 8.8 percent. Down the block, though, it was about 12 per cent for Latinos and in Afro neighborhoods across town it averaged 16 per cent.

Those March Unemployment Figures don’t Tell The Whole Story

Although 230,000 new private sector jobs were added to the work force last month---pushing down the unemployment rate o 8.8%----nearly 14-million Americans remain jobless and millions more among the long-term unemployed have dropped out of the statistics because they have given up even trying to find work, so the true jobless rate is far higher. Tula Connell, Managing Editor at the AFL-CIO writes, “While the official unemployment rate is 8.8 percent, it's 15.7 percent if unemployed, underemployed and those who have given up looking for work are included---more than 24 million people.”

Unemployment Among Veterans Highest in Five Years

More than 15 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were unemployed in January, far higher than the national jobless rate and the highest since the government began collecting data on veterans in 2005, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said this past Friday.

Unemployment Among Veterans Highest in Five Years

More than 15 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were unemployed in January, far higher than the national jobless rate and the highest...

Repealing Health Care Law Would Be Anti-Veteran

On Wednesday, the Majority Leadership in the House will make good on their promise to bring up for a vote a bill that repeals...

How Are the Kids? Unemployed, Underwater, and Sinking

This guest post is contributed by Mark Paul and Anastasia Wilson. Both are members of the class of 2011 at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. From...

Leo Hindery, Jr: Treasury Secretary Geithner’s Good-News Spinning Is Out of...

Mr. Geithner's rhetorical deceptions mask the ineffectiveness of the only two potentially meaningful job-creation initiatives -- aid to the states and the bailout of Detroit -- that he and Summers largely put together, while letting him ignore the several initiatives, including trade reform, which could actually create, relatively quickly, millions of jobs.

GORDON DUFF: WHY AMERICANS ARE EXPORTING THEMSELVES

IT MAY BE THE LAND OF THE "24 HOUR WALMART" BUT IS IT STILL AMERICA? By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Americans are terrible at languages. ...

Fort Worth man converts Hyundai Accents into cargo haulers to aid...

George Tengowski hopes an unusual idea, turning a compact car into a two-seat cargo hauler, can help to retrain unemployed people for jobs. He has accomplished the first step. Tengowski has converted three Hyundai Accent hatchbacks: He removed the rear seat, extended the cargo deck, installed a metal partition and added an optional tie-down bar. He has them on consignment at Manuel Hyundai in west Fort Worth.

Updated – Congress approves unemployment extension, 82 percent of House Republicans...

A House vote Thursday is expected to send President Barack Obama a long-sought measure to resume unemployment payments to millions of people whose benefits have lapsed.

Jobs, Jobs, and Jobs

- President Obama should make the whole upcoming mid-term election a national referendum on putting Americans back to work, and his jobs bill. Are you...

Jobless Aid Advances over GOP Attempts to Block

As President Obama again blasts 'Republican obstruction' on jobless benefits, bill moves forward, giving hope to jobless. By Ezra Klein Republican attempts to filibuster the unemployment insurance...

GOP Filibustering America, Says President Obama

- The President blasts Republicans in the Senate who are blocking unemployment insurance and small business tax breaks to create jobs -- even as they...

GOP: No More Help for Jobless, But Rich Must Keep Tax...

- GOP says 'tough shite' ... about 20 percent of Americans out of work as GOP blocks jobless benefits - By: David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers Washington...

An Open Letter to the Ten Wealthiest Financiers in America: You’re...

Dear Messrs, Tepper, Soros, Simons, Paulson, Cohen, Icahn, Lampert, Griffin, Arnold and Falcone, It's now estimated that about 150,000 teachers will lose their jobs next year because of the financial crisis touched off by your industry.

Shinseki Urges Legislation to Create Jobs for Military Veterans

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said Congress should consider an economic stimulus measure that would create jobs for those leaving the military. “That would be helpful,” Shinseki said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Conversations with Judy Woodruff,” airing this weekend. Legislation that would reduce unemployment among veterans would add to other initiatives the Department of Veterans Affairs is taking, he said.

Does Dow 11,000 mean total Victory for Wall Street?

And why? Because our tax dollars bailed out their butts. The biggest banks would have gone under, and derservedly so, without our largess. Dow 11,000 is primarily a function of the trillions (not billions) of taxpayer dollars that poured into the biggest Wall Street firms in the form of loans, asset gurantees, liquidity programs and other subsidies. Wall Street then used our money to pay themselves lavish bonuses and to lobby against any and all meaningful financial reforms. (See Bob Kuttner's excellent new book, A Presidency in Peril, for the blow by blow of how crony capitalism really works.)

Les Leopold: Why Are 25 Hedge Fund Managers Worth 658,000 Teachers?

In 2009, the worst economic year for working people since the Great Depression, the top 25 hedge fund managers walked off with an average of $1 billion each. With the money those 25 people "earned," we could have hired 658,000 entry level teachers. (They make about $38,000 a year, including benefits.) Those educators could have brought along over 13 million young people, assuming a class size of 20. That's some value.

Are Bailouts for the Super-Rich Inevitable? Ask Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and influential New York Times columnist, says Wall Street institutions have become so big and powerful that they will never be allowed to fail. The only hope he sees is to regulate them thoroughly. He greatly prefers the stricter rules now being offered by Barney Frank in the House to the softer ones coming from Chris Dodd in the Senate. (Neither bill truly tackles the derivatives casino.)

Top 10 Veterans News from Around the Country

Veteran Homelessness Fell 18% Last Year. The online version of the Gloucester County (NJ) Times (3/13) hails "Good news out of the national Department of Veterans Affairs this week as the VA announced that the number of veterans out on the streets on a typical night dropped 18 percent. The VA is entering the second year of its initiative to eliminate homelessness among those who have served within the next five years.

Soldiers look homeward, hoping for jobs

Now it's 10 months later and 2,500 soldiers are about to come home. At least 800 of them, likely more, don't have jobs. Many will face the grim necessity of losing their federal pay and needing to find work at a time when Oregon is afflicted with double-digit unemployment. Their incomes will fall off a cliff when they leave the federal pay system this spring.

Unemployed Face Long Road

Why we do not at least try for the United States do dedicate itself to providing jobs is beyond me. Free market nostrums mean...

Employers Take a Beating by Laying Off Employees

It’s not only employees who suffer when they get laid off but the firms responsible for handing them the pink slips can take a beating, too. As millions of Americans have been fired by employers struggling to remain profitable, we have all borne witness to Corporate America's calloused disregard of its workers. Now, canny business economists claim the layoffs have hurt employers, too.

Changed America

Dingbats like Sarah Palin screech U.S.A., but do not think the sentiment ought include the American working class.