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The Takeaway

When Gay Discrimination Was Government Policy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."

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The Takeaway

Should a Video Game Determine Hiring and Firing?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some companies are using video games as a way to evaluate potential employees. It allows them to monitor the "micro-behaviors" of candidates during game play.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New NYS Budget and a Report on Diversifying Construction

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ester Fuchs, professor of public affairs and political science and director of the urban and social policy program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and former adviser to Mayor Bloomberg, looks at the new New York State budget deal that was reached over the weekend. Plus, she discusses a new report that details a successful apprenticeship program for minority youth to learn construction trades in NYC. Fuchs explains why it's vital to help minority kids access these solid middle-class jobs. 

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WNYC News

In City's Job Growth, Faces of the Working Poor

Monday, March 17, 2014

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The city is growing jobs faster than the country. But they are not the middle-class jobs of a generation ago.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Aging and Long-Term Unemployment

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, talks about the CBO report on the effect of Obamacare on jobs, plus age discrimination's part in long-term unemployment. Then Ruth Finkelstein, senior vice president of policy and planning for the New York Academy of Medicine, continues the discussion on aging and long-term unemployment and talks about her work on the Age-Smart Awards Program.

 

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WNYC News

In Surprise Move, Casino Lays Off Workers Who Won Big Pay Raise

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Workers celebrated last October when an arbitrator raised their pay, but now many of them are getting pink slips.

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WNYC News

Minimum Wage Workers Get Pay Raise

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A pay raise for the lowest-paid workers in New York and New Jersety

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WNYC News

No More Outside Employment for Legislators, if Bill Passes

Monday, December 30, 2013

A New York state senator representing Midtown Manhattan wants to make it illegal for legislators to earn outside income.

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The Takeaway

Have A Criminal Record & Want A Job? Look Elsewhere.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

While it is illegal for employers to reject applicants solely because they may have a criminal record, the practice is widespread. Kai Wright, editor of Colorlines.com, recently wrote an article for The Nation called "Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed For Life." He joins The Takeaway to discuss why our society should be interested in the employment of people with a criminal history and the positive effects it could have.

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The Takeaway

How the Federal Government Got into the Economic Data Business

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The September jobs report finally arrived today, delayed nearly three weeks because of the government shutdown. Despite the shutdown, the economy kept bumping along without the federal unemployment numbers. Is the private economy really so dependent on government data? Joining The Takeaway to examine the history and credibility of federal economic data is Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor for The Guardian U.S.

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WNYC News

NY AG Investigating Sham Employment Agencies

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

For many people in search of work, employment agencies can seem like the ticket to a job. But while some do connect would-be workers with employment, others do not, choosing instead to prey on the desperation of the out of work — especially low-skilled and immigrant job-seekers.

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WNYC News

Drug Company Merck Announces More Layoffs

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Merck plans to cut another 8,500 jobs as the company continues to struggle with competition from cheaper generic medications.

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The Takeaway

Amazon to Add 7000 Jobs

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Amazon announced it will be adding 7,000 jobs nationwide: 5,000 warehouse positions and 2,000 in customer service. We take a closer look at Amazon—the world's largest online retailer—to understand how the company's customer service policies contributed to its global success. Jeofrey Bean, author of The Customer Experience Revolution, explains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Share Your Intern Experience

Monday, July 01, 2013

The investigative organization ProPublica is trying to learn as much as they can about the current intern landscape. Blair Hickman, ProPublica community editor, discusses their project and we open the phones for calls about what the intern life is like in 2013.

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The Takeaway

Employment Discrimination and Sexual Orientation: The Next Battle?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), married same-sex couples became entitled to recognition in the 12 states that currently allow gay marriages. But there was another issue the ruling did not touch—discrimination against gay individuals in the workplace. Senator Richard Blumenthal is on The Takeaway to explain why he sponsored this bill, and how the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA affects its future.

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The Takeaway

The Evolving Immigration Bill

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The latest battle in immigration reform, it seems, is coming from an effort to possibly expand the U.S. database known as E-Verify, which is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their current and future employees to work in the United States. If expanded, however, this requirement could affect every American who takes a new job in the future. Joining The Takeaway to discuss this is Elise Foley, politics and immigration reporter for the Huffington Post.

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WNYC News

Chef Shortage Has Manhattan Restaurants Starving for Cooks

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New York has long been the place for chefs who want to make a name for themselves in the culinary world. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jobs Report - Official and Anecdotal

Friday, June 07, 2013

The U.S. added 175,000 jobs in May according to the Labor Department.  Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, discusses the new jobs numbers and we take your calls:  Have you got a new job – or lost a job this month or this year?  Give us a call at 212-433-9692.

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Listen to Lucy

Graduates need a dose of reality

Monday, May 27, 2013

Graduates need a dose of reality

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The Takeaway

Applying for Jobs? Try Inventing a Job Instead

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently wrote a piece highlighting the spirit of innovation that future generations will need to "find" jobs. But what will these jobs look like? And how can an average person create these jobs for themselves?

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