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Employment

The Takeaway

Letting the Dream Job Go

Friday, March 22, 2013

Over the past few days, we’ve been talking about the changing world of work in America; from older Americans who are working beyond traditional retirement age to childcare workers who are trying to strike a work-life balance to those struggling to get by earlier today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Veterans For Hire

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The Eleven Laws of Likability and Heroes Get Hired, and Col. Jack Jacobs, author of Basic: Surviving Basic Training and Boot Camp, explain how veterans can nail the civilian job interview and translate their military skills and experience to the workplace.

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WNYC News

New York Employers Ramp Up Hiring

Thursday, March 07, 2013

New York employers are on a hiring binge, according to the latest government figures.

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WNYC News

As Bloomberg Threatens Veto, Quinn Says Council Will Override

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be threatening to veto a bill banning discrimination against unemployed job seekers passed by the City Council on Wednesday, but Speaker Christine Quinn is issuing a challenge of her own: a veto override.

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The Takeaway

Your Company's Social Media Policy Might Be Illegal

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Employers have typically tried to restrict what their employees say online about work place issues, especially if their comments are negative. But according to some recent rulings by the National Labor Relations Board, many companies' social media policies are illegal. Steven Greenhouse has been reporting on all of this for our partner, The New York Times.

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WNYC News

Vets Group Receives $200,000 to Help 1,000 Vets

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A local veterans organization has received a $200,000 grant from the anti-poverty group Robin Hood Foundation. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is using the money to hire three case managers that’ll work individually with vets to connect them with employment, health care, and other needed services.

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The Takeaway

When a College Degree Doesn't Matter in the Job Creation Equation

Friday, December 07, 2012

The US Labor Department releases its monthly employment numbers this morning. With every job lost or gained, there’s at least one economist wagging his or her finger about how the value of a college education is more and more important in today's tough job market. But Sharon Virts Mozer, the CEO of FCi Federal who has created over 1,000 jobs, believes that most employers overestimate the power of a four year degree.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | December 7, 2012

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Changing Value of a College Degree | A Map for Finding Our Fiscal Way | Conditions for Syrian Refugees Continue to Worsen | Olympus Whistleblower Speaks Out | Harry Reid's New Year's Resolution? Filibuster Reform | Jim DeMint Exits Senate for Heritage Foundation | Edward Burns on Directing, Acting and the Holidays

The Brian Lehrer Show

Sandy and Jobs

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business, and author of Modern New York:The Life and Economics of a City, looks at the effect of Sandy, and the clean-up, on the area's employment picture.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: You Might Not Like it, But at Least Obama Has a Real Economic Plan

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

By contrast, if you elect Romney, you have no idea what you're going to get.

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WNYC News

Holiday Jobs Come With Uncertainty For Workers

Saturday, October 06, 2012

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Retailers expect to hire, but for seasonal workers, the hours can be scarce — and unpredictable.

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WNYC News

If New York Is Adding So Many Jobs, How Come Unemployment Remains High?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The government reported Thursday that New York City’s unemployment rate declined slightly, to 9.9 percent in August. But the good news belies a troubling trend: while New York City is gaining jobs quickly, unemployment remains high — higher than it was in the worst days of the recession in 2009.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Convention Wrap-Up and Jobs Numbers

Friday, September 07, 2012

Jeff Greenfield, co-host of PBS's "Need to Know", Yahoo! News  columnist, and Heidi Moore, New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace, discuss the conventions and this morning's jobs numbers.

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WNYC News

As Unemployment Rate for Men Goes Down, Women's Goes Up: Report

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Men appear to be recovering from the recession more quickly than women, according to a new study by the Community Service Society.

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WNYC News

NYC Opens Employment Center for Veterans

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New York City wants to move beyond bumper sticker slogans to help returning vets find employment.

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WNYC News

Employment in NYC Grows

Friday, July 27, 2012

Employment is growing faster in the city than elsewhere the nation, according to the Economic Development Corporation, but some say its regulatory agencies may be stifling small businesses.

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The Takeaway

The Glass Cliff: Marissa Mayer is Yahoo's New CEO

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"The glass cliff" — it's a concept coined by two female University of Exeter professors that has since been used to analyze gender roles in senior leadership for companies that are struggling to keep above ground.

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WNYC News

Region Adds Jobs in May

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Last month's national employment report was a disappointment, but locally, the jobs picture is considerably better.

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The Takeaway

You'll Need A License For That

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today, about 30 percent of Americans’ jobs require licenses: hair dressing, interior design, earth drilling, even floristry in some states. It’s a percentage that’s on the rise. Professional licenses can promote high standards and excellence in health and safety. But in our turbulent economy, where the unemployed turn to the service industry for work, regulation is often a burden. 

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