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Bias against the unemployed is subject of probe
The Wall Street Journal    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun a probe of whether employers and recruitment firms are unlawfully barring the unemployed from applying for certain jobs, the agency's chairman said. EEOC Chairman Jacqueline Berrien said at a hearing recently that the agency began hearing anecdotal reports of the practice last summer, including from news reports and from worker-advocacy groups gathering examples of help-wanted advertisements that said only individuals who currently had jobs should apply. More

Applications for unemployment benefits rise
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New applications for jobless benefits recently rose by 25,000 to 410,000, reflecting choppy conditions in a still-tepid U.S. labor market. The number of new applications for unemployment compensation has jumped around in the past few months, ranging from 385,000 to 454,000, partly because poor weather and frequent holidays have caused paperwork delays at state unemployment offices. More

Is unemployment rate really improving?
International Business Time    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The unemployment rate for the month of January has improved to 9 percent from 9.4 percent in December and a two-decade peak of 10.1 percent in October 2009. But is the unemployment rate really improving as the U.S. labor force participation rate has been declining since 2000? More

Rising employment no inflation rebound as wages affirm Bernanke
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Amy Valle is caught in a labor-market recovery that's forcing some Americans to settle for less. Before she lost her job as a full-time health department case worker last November, she was making $23 an hour. Now she's paid $10 an hour as a part-time assistant coordinator in an after-school program. More

The 'new normal' unemployment rate: 6.7 percent
CNN Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Economists used to say an unemployment rate around 5 percent was normal, but the recession may have changed all that. The new norm now may be closer to 6.7 percent, according to a recent paper released by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. More

More managers stay put in upbeat job market
Hartford Busines    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fewer unemployed managers and executives started their own firms in 2010, the weakest startup pace in a quarter century amid signs of an improving U.S. job market, an outplacement job index reports. Also, fewer managers moved in search of work. More

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Is the US facing a productivity crisis?
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Generations of Americans have clocked in to work each morning confident that their daily toils would afford them a better standard of living than their parents. But that central promise of the American dream now may be under threat. More

Home Depot hiring over 60,000 workers this spring
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As unemployment continues to plague the nation some careers may get a boost as Home Depot intends to hire over 60,000 seasonal workers to handle the spring season rush for home improvement supplies. More

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