Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Monday, June 16, 2014
Mary Gatta, senior scholar at Wider Opportunities for Women in Washington DC, an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, and author of All I Want Is a Job!: Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System, talks about her "undercover" work as a client in a New Jersey career center and what she found out about women's efforts to find jobs with a living wage.
→EVENT: Mary Gatta will be speaking at Rooney’s Ocean Front Restaurant in Long Branch, NJ at 7PM on June 18th, sponsored by the Monmouth County Democratic Women’s Caucus.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Co-Founders of Nextspace and co-authors of Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace, Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner, advise employees and employers on how to adapt to the changing workplace.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
TheLadders is a New York-based job site that charges subscribers, mostly professionals from the white-collar world, $25 dollars a month to search its database. CEO Alex Douzet says the goal is to pair people with appropriate jobs. It even tells job candidates who they’re competing against.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
By Ben Bradford : WFAE reporter
More and more companies are relying on technology to weed out job applicants at the initial stage of the hiring process – using software that scans and screens resumes in what has become a multi-billion dollar industry.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.
Monday, August 01, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The job market has been tough for college grads in the past few years. As we near yet another cycle of transitions, we’re taking a look at the current state of the job market, and checking in with recent graduates about what they’ve been facing. Takeaway contributor Beth Kobliner is here. Author of "Get a Financial Life,” she is also an appointee to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Going back to school for a masters or doctorate degree may seem like a smart move in this economy. And universities are happy to get grad students, upon whom they rely for inexpensive, labor-intensive research and to teach undergraduates. But while getting a PhD might stave off the job search for five to seven years, the prospects for getting a teaching job at a university afterwards are slim. The long-term professional positions will be few and far between. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that while academic positions are expected to increase by 15 percent over the next ten years, most of those positions will be for graduate assistants and non-tenured instructors. Is it a "social trap", with academic hopefuls getting the short end of the stick?
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Naomi Cohn is a job seeker and an author on the Brian Lehrer Show Facebook forum, Help Wanted. She writes:
This week I attended a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan that was sponsored by several Jewish organizations and synagogues. I didn't see any employers ...
Thursday, February 11, 2010
You hear the numbers everyday: unemployment hovers over ten percent. Millions of Americans are out of work. We all get the scope and the magnitude of the situation, but we need to understand the impact on the individual. In the twenty-first century, what does it mean to be unemployed for over a year? What does it take to walk away from a job in this economy? How do you survive the crushing competition or navigate complicated procedures?
The Brian Lehrer Show is very pleased to introduce five job seekers who will help us explore the job market in this tough economy. These five have pledged to share with all of us the good and the bad moments on their journey to a new job. Their introductions are below. Their stories, as well as discussions, advice and helpful links, will remain on a new page in Facebook dedicated to this project. It's called Help Wanted. You can follow along and respond to the authors there.
Commercial, landlord/tenant, and matrimonial litigation
I was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. My parents, refugees from Germany and Poland, had first landed in New York and attended college here. I moved to the city on my own when I was nineteen, but spent long stints away before I settled down and became an attorney. I worked for an American exhibit traveling in the former Soviet Union (Moscow, Tashkent, Irkutsk, and Tbilisi), as a Russian-speaking resettlement counselor in Boston, and for the U.S. State Department program that admitted refugees from the USSR. My most recent position was as recoupment counsel for Fidelity National Title Group, a fortune 500 company. The carrier issues policies on property titles when there is a sale, so we were very hard hit by the recession. In January, 2009, the company announced that it was closing its claims offices in midtown Manhattan, Buffalo, Chicago, and New Jersey. I was laid off along with almost all the other counsel in those offices. Prior to Fidelity, I practiced motor vehicle accident litigation, mainly writing and arguing motions and appeals.
One good thing that has come out of my layoff is that I have been able to spend more time with my three daughters. Also, I have had the opportunity to work as a volunteer attorney for the city and the state. I did research and writing in the chambers of a Manhattan Supreme Court judge who handles international commercial litigation, represented low-income New Yorkers in court, sat as a volunteer arbitrator in small claims court, and did research for a city agency. Even though I don't have a paying job, on good days, I still get a thrill out of being at the heart of life in New York.
I am a 25 year old assistant fashion designer for a vendor in New York City. Disappointed with my employment, I am currently seeking a new job or possibly a new career. When I lived in Ohio, I had very high aspirations to move to New York City and work for major designer labels. When I was laid off from a large corporate brand in Ohio, it pushed me to move to the city earlier than I had planned. Employment opportunities in the fashion industry were already sluggish when I graduated college in 2007. Determined to remain in the fashion industry, I have worked for two less than satisfactory companies.
I started actively seeking employment five months ago and have not yet received one reply or interview. Quitting is not an option in this economy, so I remain employed. In the past year, I have attended resume and portfolio
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Your Uncommon Economic Indicators pointed us toward how the economy has compelled many of you to get creative about making ends meet. Getting the bills paid on time is rough, but Caitlin Kelley, our guest for YUEI: Plan B didn't mince words. She says, "get a grip and go ...
Monday, February 16, 2009
At first, editing text on the internet for all to see can be daunting. But wikis are a convenient way for a group of people connected primarily by the internet to contribute to the same page—literally!
The Uncommon Economic Indicators project has a wiki bulletin board page where ...