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Labor Day: Does America Need A Second Bill of Rights?

For large numbers of Americans the economic situation today is worse than at any time since the Great Depression. Unemployment is high and benefits are disappearing. Income is 5 percent less than in 1999. The traditional storehouses of wealth and financial security have eroded as home values have fallen and pension savings pay little more […]

September 5th, 2011 | | 0 comments | Continued
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How Jobs at 75 Cents an Hour are Killing US Real Estate

I’m not sure what pills are used to treat depression, but they ought to be available to real estate buyers and sellers by the bucket. Real estate folks need such pharmaceutical assistance because for the past five years the news has been dominated by the worst financial conditions since the Great Depression, a time which […]

June 29th, 2011 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Work & Foreclosures: Losing Jobs Means Losing Homes

Until the past few years foreclosures were rare. In fact, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports that in March 2005 just .44 percent of all loans were in the foreclosure process, a figure which grew almost seven-fold to 4.43 percent as of the third quarter of 2011. For November 2011 the aation saw 224,394 foreclosure filings according to RealtyTrac.com […]

June 25th, 2011 | | 0 comments | Continued
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How To Get A Federal Government Job

In the midst of a lousy job market there’s one sector of the economy that would really like to see your resume. Uncle Sam is hiring civilian employees — and when the federal government hires it offers both good pay and great benefits. There are full and part-time jobs as well as jobs for entry-level […]

June 2nd, 2011 | | 0 comments | Continued
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How To Get A New Job Using Google AdWords

Getting a job is no easy matter in the current economy, and getting a good job — the job you want — is even harder. Imagine then when someone comes up with a new way to get employment that’s smart, quick, web-savvy and cheap. An idea you can copy. Alex Brownstein wanted an advertising job […]

May 16th, 2010 | | 0 comments | Continued
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How To Write Your First Cover Letter (With Sample)

A resume without a cover letter is like a plane without wings, it just won’t fly. If you have not previously been in the civilian workforce, if you are just finishing school or military service, then you will need to develop both a resume and a first cover letter. Why You Need A Cover Letter […]

March 2nd, 2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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How To Write Your First Resume (With Sample)

No resume is easier to write than the first one — and no resume is harder to write than that first specimen. A first resume is easy to write because there’s very little to note. You don’t yet have a work history, or much of a work history. On the other hand, a resume can […]

March 2nd, 2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Not Fired? Why Your Income Won’t Fall

Pink slips are becoming more common around the country but here’s a great oddity: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hourly wages rose in 2011. Huh? If people are losing their jobs don’t employers have the upper hand? Can’t they slash wages at will? After all, with rising unemployment levels who wants to lose […]

February 28th, 2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Is This Employer Abuse?

Question: I have an opportunity to get a new job in a new field. The employer wants me to train and try out for three days. The catch? I won’t be paid for the three days. Is this fair? Answer: I have mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, you’re putting in time and […]

February 28th, 2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Help — My Job Isn’t Perfect!

Every so often I speak with someone who’s having a hard time at work. Sure the pay is okay and the benefits exist, but lately the boss is a bastard, the schedule is a mess and no one appreciates them. I want to quit and I want to quit now, they say. I listen to […]

February 13th, 2009 | | 0 comments | Continued