Posts tagged "unemployment benefits"

Unemployment Benefits Fraud Leads to Indictments

Unemployment Benefits Fraud Leads to Indictments
Unemployment benefits have been a life saver for those who have found it difficult to land a job in a sluggish job market. For most receivers, they have used their time wisely in looking for a job as required by the government to receive benefits. Unemployment compensation is meant to act as bridge, until a... Read more »

Have Unemployment Benefits Turned into Unemployment Welfare?

Have Unemployment Benefits Turned into Unemployment Welfare?
The U.S. unemployment rate remains at 7.8% with a record number of people still receiving benefits under regular state programs after initial aid increased 87,000 to 3.21 million in the week ending January. Though generally supportive of unemployment benefits, the U.S. Labor Department to taking notice of those on long term unemployment benefits, concerned about... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Do Illegal Workers Take Jobs From Unemployed Americans?

Do Illegal Workers Take Jobs From Unemployed Americans?
What is the effect of mass illegal immigration on impoverished U.S. citizens?  With an estimated 10-15 million illegal aliens working, are they hurting the prospects for the unemployed workers in finding a job? Some say that the jobs that many of these illegals are working in are one’s that U.S. citizens do not want to... Read more »

How Long Is Too Long for Unemployment Benefits?

How Long Is Too Long for Unemployment Benefits?
The extended unemployment compensation benefits for 2 million people is set to expire at the end of the month as Congress contemplates whether to extend unemployment benefits past the current maximum of 99 weeks. House Democrats have introduced legislation that will extend unemployment benefits for other 3 months.  It is not clear whether the Bill... Read more »

More Jobs Lost to Machines: The Demise of Check-Out Clerks

More Jobs Lost to Machines:  The Demise of Check-Out Clerks
More jobs are being lost to self-service machines as workers struggle to make money in this economy.  Have you noticed lately that there are more self-service machines at the check out line in stores like CVS, Fresh & Easy, and Jewel Foods?  No longer are the store clerks standing behind the counter ringing up your... Read more »
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(10) Tips for Staying Focused in Your Job Search

(10) Tips for Staying Focused in Your Job Search
So you’ve been laid off from IBM or Kraft and are now collecting unemployment benefits. You’ve been getting your unemployment check, paring down your spending and hoping that you’ll have enough money to support yourself until you find another job. You are applying for jobs on Career Builder, Monster.com, Ladders and LinkedIn, while posting your... Read more »