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Possible Effects of Obama’s Jobs Plan on Unemployed Americans

President Obama’s jobs plan, also known as the American Jobs Act, aims to help unemployed Americans return to work. Congress is currently deciding whether to pass the American Jobs Act, reject it, or try to modify it. This article will explain some of the possible effects of Obama’s jobs plan on unemployed Americans, along with some of the criticisms of the plan.

Obama’s jobs plan would keep unemployment benefits at the same level, establish reemployment programs, and give companies incentives to hire the long-term unemployed.
The phrase “long-term unemployed” refers to people who have been out of work for 27 weeks or […]

How to Boost Your High School Resume

While plenty of resume advice is offered to adult professionals, learning how to boost your high school resume can be more challenging for the job seeking high school student.

As our blog recently reported, finding jobs for high school students isn’t easy. As of August 2011, the unemployment rate for teens was 24.5%—the highest all the U.S. demographic groups. Mix this together with a global economic slowdown and you’ll see why teens have it tough in the job market.

That’s why we’re offering 5 resume tips for secondary school students in this article. Keep reading to learn how you can boost your high […]

The Employment Situation: September 2011

The Department of Labor’s Employment Situation report for September is just barely better than the August report. The unemployment rate stayed at 9.1%, while just 103,000 new jobs were added. Remember that, last month, 45,000 telecommunications employees from Verizon’s U.S. Northeast wireline unit went on strike, and then most eventually returned to work under the terms of their old contract.

So, if you cancel those out, we’re actually looking at 58,000 added positions. As a benchmark, 150,000 positions would need to be added each month just to keep up with population growth, so the employment situation is still bleak.

In this article, […]

Highest Paying Jobs – The Top 20

Have you been thinking about changing to a more profitable career? Or, are you curious to see what the other half makes? Either way, you’ll enjoy reading our list of the top 20 highest paying jobs.

These highest paying job figures are based on median wages reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2011. Oh, and not to ruin the surprise, but most of them involve going to medical school.

1. Surgeon
If you can thrive in medical school and don’t mind the thought of cutting someone’s body open, this can be a very profitable career choice for you. The increased demand […]

Job Loss – How Do You Recover?

Losing one’s job can be a traumatic experience, as many people are discovering in this troubled economy. It is not uncommon to cry or feel sick when finding out you were laid off or fired. After the incident, you may have strong feelings of sadness, anger, and resentment, not to mention a drop in self-esteem.

Of course, most people learn how to recover from job loss over time. This article will cover 5 tips to help you recover from job loss.

1. Stay positive.
Yes, it is hard to stay positive when you have just lost your livelihood. But, keep in mind that […]

Job Satisfaction Low Nationally and Internationally

Job satisfaction levels have been dropping in the United States and internationally, according to three recent studies. In this article, we’ll explore each of these studies to find out why workers have been so unhappy, how many employees plan on leaving their jobs, and how job satisfaction levels vary across age groups. Plus, we’ll share tips for improving your situation if you feel unhappy at work.

2011 Study on Low Job Satisfaction in the United States: Half of Americans Unhappy at Work
A recent survey of nearly 2,400 American employees found half were unhappy at work, confirming the low levels of national […]