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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
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.
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.
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
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
By contrast, if you elect Romney, you have no idea what you're going to get.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
By Ilya Marritz
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.
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.
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.