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Half of States Don’t Offer “Work-Sharing” Benefit to Ease Underemployment and Prevent Layoffs

According to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, some 7.4 million people are stuck involuntarily working part-time for economic reasons. That is, they simply cannot find full-time employment. Meanwhile, the federal government is trying to give away $100 million in grants … Continue reading

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Battle Heats Up Once Again Over Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits expired at the end of 2013 for about 1.3 million workers, and thus far Congress hasn’t taken action to extend them. While normally unemployment benefits a function of state legislature appropriations, they became a Washington, D.C. issue when … Continue reading

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Despite “End” to Recession, Hard Times Persist

A recession, goes an old Wall Street proverb, is simply a period of time in which wealth and capital returns to its rightful owners. E.g., the Rockefellers. Well, the recession – according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, which … Continue reading

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Veterans Struggle to Enter Tight Job Market

While there has been some good news for job seekers in recent months as the economy sputters along in a halting “recovery,” one group has still been largely left behind: Younger veterans. According to this NPR report, the unemployment rate … Continue reading

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Will Temp-Worker Surge Translate to Lasting Employment Gains?

The good news is there’s been a surge in hiring. The bad news is that they’re temp jobs. Recent employment surveys indicate that America’s retailers went into the holiday season expecting Santa to bring some brisk business. Analysts estimated about … Continue reading

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The Union Assault on Freedom of Association

The State of Michigan – the Ground Zero of America’s union-strangled zombie legacy car manufacturing industry and the modern-day Mordor of union orcs – turned against its oppressors this month. The lame-duck legislature passed a “right-to-work” law. In a nutshell, … Continue reading

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Sustaining Job Growth: How the Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Employment

2012 has put many Americans back on the employment path. As of this past November, the unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent. Job growth as a whole has increased as has spending on recruitment and training. But negotiations between … Continue reading

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Big Data: We’re Looking for a Few Good Nerds (And When We Say “Few,” We Mean 4.4 Million of Them)

10 or 15 years ago, it was all about bandwidth. ‘Rich, golden fields of bandwidth, waving in the wind,’ went one well-known technology company. Back then, the major difficulty for the IT industry was preparing an infrastructure that would support … Continue reading

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Florida Workers to Lose Substantial Unemployment Benefits

The good news is the unemployment rate has finally fallen in Florida. The bad news is that while it hasn’t fallen all that much, even that modest improvement in unemployment rates will result in a massive decrease in unemployment insurance … Continue reading

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Reality-Checking the Jobs Report

The October jobs report was a doozy: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy actually added some 114,000 nonfarm payroll jobs. Which actually isn’t much. But somehow, it was enough to cause the official unemployment number – the … Continue reading

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Obesity Discrimination Becoming a Fact of Life

Someone once wrote a joke news story headlined “Unemployment Rating Among Young, Hot Women Holding at Zero Percent.” It’s funny because there’s a ring of truth to it. Attractive people are far more likely to get hired in positions that … Continue reading

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Hurricane Isaac Hits the Unemployment Rate

When Hurricane Isaac grazed the Gulf Coast states and hit Louisiana, unemployment also took a hit; unemployment numbers were at the highest point in two months. Nine states were affected by Isaac, and 15,000 more people than the previous week … Continue reading

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Partisan Wrangling Veterans Jobs Program

The Veterans Job Corps Act (S. 3457), is a bill sponsored by Bill Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Florida. It is currently being considered in the Senate, though has yet to pass the House. The bill is a priority for … Continue reading

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Study – Veterans Struggling to Transition to Civilian Work Force

Over six out of ten veterans report their post-discharge transition to civilian life as “difficult,” according to the Veterans Employment Challenge Survey. This study, conducted by Prudential Financial, surveyed some 1,845 veterans of all services. According to the survey, 69 … Continue reading

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Unemployment in Florida – A Case Study

Florida has the world going for it: A warm climate that makes it a popular retirement destination for “snowbirds” from the northeast, beautiful, sandy beaches, an abundance of beautiful women, and Burn Notice, filmed in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, that … Continue reading

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Vitaver & Associates, Inc. Listed Among The Top 5 Companies Hiring by Fox News

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Green Card attached to Diploma?

Employers will find Software Engineers, here or elsewhere. If here, taxes and spending stays here. When highly trained professionals are not allowed to stay, they hold a grudge and they take with them (the knowledge and grudge) to wherever they … Continue reading

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Part 2: America’s Unique Value Proposition: Freedom

Things are tough in America, these days. There’s no doubt about it. The American work force is struggling to adapt to a changing global economy. The competition from foreign workers – especially in manufacturing – is growing increasingly intense. And … Continue reading

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Part 1: It’s 2012. Do You Know Where Your Job Is?

If you’re out of work, and you usually worked in a company tied to the manufacturing industry or related to customer service and call centers, chances are good your job was permanently exported abroad – to Asia to be specific. … Continue reading

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Under the Gun: Avoiding Joining the Ranks of the Chronically Unemployed

Not too long ago, unemployment was a temporary inconvenience – a short-to-medium-term waystation between career adventures. When times were good, you could even congratulate people on their recent layoff. You had every reason to suspect that the next opportunity would … Continue reading

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The Rise of Employment and Small Businesses

Good news: the possibility of a double-dip recession is becoming bleaker. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the unemployment rate decreased to 8.5%, the lowest it’s ever been since February 2009. More than 150,000 jobs had been created, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Jobs Bill: Who Will Benefit the Most?

We do not need any more figures or statistics to tell us that we are on the verge of a double-dip recession. We may not be able to prevent that, but citizens can greatly decrease the negative effects if they … Continue reading

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Is Technology Killing Jobs?

Perhaps those sci-fi programs are right: Asimovs will start tending the garden and pouring coffee on our behalf, cars will start to fly, and everything works through touch. The continuous growth of technologies is embraced by the vast majority. New … Continue reading

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How the Recent U.S. Credit Downgrade Can Affect Job Hiring

Just like that, the United States’ credit rating has dropped from AAA to AA+, according to Standard and Poor’s. Though AA+ isn’t bad at all, since it means that the country still has a strong capability to meet its financial … Continue reading

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Top Reasons Why Women CEOs Tick

It’s in the Bible and our history – work is dominated by men. They were the ones who hunted, fished, and fought off wild animals and enemies. They were the decision makers in the family, the ones who should seek … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Employment in the US

Is the United States now in a much better place? If you’re going to believe the dip in the unemployment claims for the past months, we can say we are almost there. Though not all states are bearers of the … Continue reading

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Is U.S. Employment Picking Up?

Let’s face the truth. Around two to three years ago, you found yourself too scared to even leave the house. You’re afraid you wouldn’t have enough money to pay for it. Every day your heart beat faster in the office, … Continue reading

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