Posts tagged "workers"

U.S. Unemployment Rate Slides Down to 7.2%: Jobs Report Disappoint

U.S. Unemployment Rate Slides Down to 7.2%: Jobs Report Disappoint
The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2%, the lowest in five years since the end of the Great Recession. Yet, employers are showing a reluctance to add jobs with only 148,000 jobs added in September. The economy added an average of 195.000 jobs a month the first half of the year and began slowing... Read more »

Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?

Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?
Pensions for government workers continue to drag on the Illinois economy, adding to the already out of control debt, of which our state can ill afford. It is an issue that needs to be addressed in the near term to get our state out of the red and support needed programs that are getting left... Read more »

Looking for a Job? Try Posing in a Window

Looking for a Job? Try Posing in a Window
I am a proponent of using creativity in your job search. It is not enough these days to perfect your C.V. and respond to jobs on-line. There are just too many people internationally who are doing this at the same time. Hiring managers are inundated with résumés and take the first inquiries for the position,... Read more »
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Are Part-Time Workers the Trend for Our Job Recovery?

Are Part-Time Workers the Trend for Our Job Recovery?
A better than expected April Jobs Report came out today driving the stock market over 15,000 for the first time in the history of the U.S. This unexpected increase of jobs last month, which created 176,000 jobs in the private sector and dropping the unemployment rate to 7.5%, sent stocks soaring. Are we are in... Read more »

A Merry Christmas Filled with Hope!

A Merry Christmas Filled with Hope!
  It was the night before Christmas and workers at Jewel and Starbucks were busy at their jobs. Not a day off for them as they waited on customers. Many were tired, but needed a job while their families waited for them to end their day. Once off the clock, they rushed to the stores... Read more »

Looking for Free Office Space to Work?

Looking for Free Office Space to Work?
As many of you know who are working virtual, it is difficult sometimes to find a quiet area to do work away from your home that has an internet connection. I like working in Lincoln Park, but my wireless connection doesn’t work well here. I also like working in the lobby of the Public hotel,... Read more »
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U.S. Job Market Continues to Struggle as China Economy Maintains its Workforce

  U.S. Job Market Continues to Struggle as China Economy Maintains its Workforce
 The latest job figures show that the combined rate is 25.2% for both unemployed and underemployed workers in the U.S. This is based on unseasonable adjustments for adults over 18 years old. It is clearly the worst employment period since the Great Depression which has left many struggling to survive in what has proved to... Read more »

Tips for Dealing With Holiday Depression

Tips for Dealing With Holiday Depression
The holidays are in full swing.  For many of us, this time of year is particularly stressful, Feeling overwhelmed and dealing with issues that are often out of your control often leads to depression.  It is a time that many are forced to handle underlining family issues, financial problems and lack of job opportunities, as... Read more »

People Struggle As Recession Lingers

People Struggle As Recession Lingers
Two years after the “official” end of the Great Recession, the U.S. Economy continues to struggle as many Americans believe the Recession has not ended.  55% think that the recession remains, while 29% believe it feels more like a depression!  The recovery has been the weakest and the most lopsided of any since the 1930′s.... Read more »
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Toss the "Funk" Into the Closet!: Good Attitude the Key to Finding a Job.

Let me explain why having a good attitude is essential to finding a new job.  It is so easy to get down, depressed and angry when you are one of the “have-nots” who has not had any recent success in their job search.  It is very difficult to watch others around you who are gainfully... Read more »