Archive for 2010

(5) Tips for Dealing With a Bad Job

(5) Tips for Dealing With a Bad Job
With our economy struggling to recover as the unemployment rate remains close to 10%, it is not the time to leave a job, until you find another one. Some employees are experiencing intolerabe work environments as companies take advantage of their workers, knowing it’s difficult to find alternative employment.   A former collegue of mine... Read more »

Good-bye 2010: A Historic Year

Unemployment is at record levels as job seekers continue looking for work.  Housing prices are down 30% of their value since 2008.  Govenment programs continue to increase the U.S. debt to record levels.  This is the story of 2010.   There are signs that our economy is slowly recovering.  The stock market rose 6% in... Read more »

Are You Entitled to Unemployment Benefits?

Are You Entitled to Unemployment Benefits?
With the signing of the extention of Unemployment Benefit Insurance last week more unemployed workers will have access to extended unemployment benefits. The maximim length of benefits is still capped at 99- weeks, but the new law will enable more workers to gain access to additonal coverage after they have exhausted their state benefits.  This... Read more »
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(5) Tips for Dealing With Unemployment During the Holidays

(5) Tips for Dealing With Unemployment During the Holidays
Christmas Eve is upon us and most offices are closed today to give employees an opportunity to prepare for Christmas.  With Christmas on Saturday this year and New Years Eve next Friday there won’t be much business conducted over the next couple of weeks.  When you are looking for a job these two weeks it... Read more »

Gays Allowed into the Military: A Victory for the GLBT Community

The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy enacted in 1993 by the Clinton administration that barred gay people from revealing their sexual identity was lifted in a final vote in the Senate on Saturday.  This is a majority victory for the gay community who has been fighting for equal rights in the military and was concerned... Read more »

Does Being Unemployed Lead to a Divorce? Tips From an Attorney

The stress of losing a job and being unemployed can cause even a stable marriage to collapse.  The challenges when dealing with financial issues, the additional responsibilities placed on your partner and low self-esteem of a laid-off spouse can all contribute to a divorce. The longer someone is unemployed the more difficult it is on... Read more »
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Is the New Healthcare Bill Unconstitutional?

Is the New Healthcare Bill Unconstitutional?
The Obama sponsored Healthcare Bill was passed, but is it unconstitutional?  The law mandates that most U.S. residents have access to health insurance, placing more responsibility on local governments which has caused some states to challenge the bill.  The recent rulings threaten to slow down the implementation of the Healthcare Bill that mandates more than... Read more »

Finally Off Unemployment! The Joy of Landing a Job.

Finally Off Unemployment! The Joy of Landing a Job.
Being unemployed is something that no one wants. For those lucky enough to receive unemployment benefits it still is only a temporary solution to help survive this economy until you find employment.  Losing a job is devastating for not only yourself, but for other members of the family that have to carry the load of... Read more »

CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide Offers Tips on Getting Hired in a Tough Economy

CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide Offers Tips on Getting Hired in a Tough Economy
One of my favorite not-for-profit organizations for job seekers trying to get hired in this tough economy is Dress for Success Worldwide.  Founded in 1997 by Nancy Lublin in New York, it promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women... Read more »
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The Facts on the November Unemployment Report

The Facts on the November Unemployment Report
  The November unemployment report released today shows the rate edged up to 9.8% breaking a three month trend of 9.6%.  Clearly we are going in the wrong direction as job seekers become more discouraged and angry as our economy attempts to rebound from the severest recession since the Great Depression in U.S. history.  With... Read more »