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Class of 2013: You’re Screwed

A big study released yesterday by the Economic Policy Institute called the “Class of 2013” confirms what you’ve already seen up close: high school and […]

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Let’s Make the Unemployed Do Community Service

There was a time when collecting unemployment compensation benefits meant that you had to show up at some dingy government office on a regular basis […]

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The Internet Isn’t as Powerful As You Think

It’s hard to find statistics on the effectiveness of job search sites. And by hard, I mean they don’t exist. Go ahead: Google it. Ask […]

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11 Things You Need to Know to Get a Job

My business is part of the unemployment problem in this country. I’ve had 10 people in my company for as long as I can remember. […]

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Is Amazon.Com Perfecting the American Sweatshop?

So Amazon.com is building a new warehouse in Middletown, Delaware, with a promise of more than 850 new jobs by September and potentially over 2,000 […]

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Funemployment Tales: Don’t Have a Job? Volunteer!

Hello, my name is Liz and I’m a workaholic. My friends started young, but I resisted the peer pressure for a really long time. I […]

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Funemployment Tales: “Sex for Phillies Tickets” Woman Available for Hire

You might remember Susan Finkelstein as the 43-year-old woman who was arrested for allegedly offering sex for tickets to the Phillies’ World Series game in […]

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Who Says Congress Doesn’t Work?

There are more than 5,600 bills winding their way through the legislative maze that is the 112th U.S. Congress. And in between the latest efforts to […]

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Funemployment Tales: What Jobless Benefits Can Freelancers Get?

A couple weeks ago we asked readers to send in their stories of being unemployed—stories on the lighter side. Truth is, though, it’s really hard […]

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Funemployment Tales: Of Beagles, Meaningless Degrees and Midlife Changes

Okay, ladies and gents, we’re back with more stories from the unemployment lines. First an update on my own situation: I have another mystery-employer phone […]

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Being Unemployed Makes Me Laugh

Since the company I worked for almost went bankrupt several months ago—hence its decision to shut down the magazine I was editing—I’ve been out of […]