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WNYC News

Low Income New Yorkers Less Likely to Start a Business, Study Finds

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Immigrants and relatively affluent native-born New Yorkers are more likely to start a business, or work as a freelancer. That's the finding of a new study, which examines the connection between entrepreneurship and geography.

 

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WNYC News

Council Considers Ban of Credit Checks on Job Applicants

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Councilman Brad Lander said credit reports weren't designed to be a hiring tool, and they're not a good indicator of whether a person will be a good worker.

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New Tech City

Climbing TheLadders: CEO Alex Douzet Explains the Online Job Search

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.  

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New Tech City

Job Opportunities in Your Pocket

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Bloomberg administration believes it’s found a powerful new tool to connect the jobless with jobs: TXT-2-Work sends text messages about job listings directly into the hands of unemployed New Yorkers.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Finding a Job in the Digital Era

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

In response to New York City's 9.1 percent unemployment rate, many New Yorkers are exploring new tech-based strategies to find jobs on their tablets, smartphones and even "dumb" phones.  

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22 Million Americans Are Unemployed Or Underemployed

Thursday, April 04, 2013

A broader measure of unemployment shows millions of Americans who are out of work or can't find a full-time job.

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The Takeaway

Inventing a Job: Advice from a Doer to a Dreamer

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Takeaway listeners told us the jobs they’d invent if they could. We talk with one whose dream involves toilets, and with another who might be able to help her to turn her toilet dreams into 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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The Takeaway

Immigration Reform, Inventing Jobs, the Myths and Realities of A.D.H.D.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

What's Up Next for Immigration Reform | Responses: What Job Would You Invent For Yourself? | The Myths and Realities of A.D.H.D. | Applying for Jobs? Try Inventing a Job Instead

Episode 446: The Invisible 14 Million

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's come to our attention that we've missed one of the biggest stories in our economy: The startling rise in the number of people on federal disability programs.

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Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

Friday, March 22, 2013

The story of federal disability programs — who goes on them, and why, and what happens after that — is, to a large extent, the story of the U.S. economy.

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The Takeaway

The Taco Bell Takeover

Thursday, March 14, 2013

In a significant game-changer in the fast food industry, Taco Bell recently outpaced some of its main competitors with the launch of Doritos Locos Tacos, selling roughly one million of these tacos a day last year.

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4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Even in good economic times, new jobs are constantly being created and old jobs are constantly being destroyed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

February Jobs Report Reaction

Friday, March 08, 2013

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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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The Scariest Jobs Chart Ever Isn't Scary Enough

Thursday, March 07, 2013

America's still-awful job market, in two charts.

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The Takeaway

Robots Come and Go, But Some Trades May Always Be Manual

Friday, February 08, 2013

Advertised as the first full-service window washing robot, the Winbot 7 is a kind of Roomba for windows. But can a robot really replace a real, live window washer? Patrick J. Shields, who has been washing windows for 25 years, says no way.

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WNYC News

Unemployed Job Seekers Set Off Battle at City Hall

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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The City Council approved a bill Wednesday that would block employers from posting job listings that require prospective candidates to be employed in order to apply — but the mayor has vowed to veto it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: News From Your Profession

Friday, December 28, 2012

What's the big news this year in your profession? No matter what industry you're in, share what made a splash in your industry in 2012. Call 212-433-9692 or share your story here.

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