The Great American Job Loss: My Personal Experience

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The economic news lately has not been good. With the election behind us, our country turns hopeful eyes to the future. For many, it can’t come soon enough. As the economic crisis widens, we have heard about layoffs from such giants as Circuit City and Citi Group. Recently, the governing board of the University of […]

Immigrant Unemployment Rate On The Rise

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The Pew Hispanic Center reports that in the first quarter of this year, the unemployment rate for immigrant was 7.5%, compared to all Latinos at 6.5% and 4.7% for all non-Hispanics. Latinos make up 14.2% of the US labor force, of those, about half (52.5%) are immigrants. The latest trends in the labor market represent […]

Unemployment and a Web 2.0 Challenge

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In our need for a sense of control during uncertain times, we are deeply driven to keep a sense of identity – “who we are.” We cannot deny we describe ourselves in terms of the work we do along with the type of family relationships we currently are in: “I” am a Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher […]

My One Year Mark

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I have eventually hit my one year mark of being unemployed. Since that year, it has ultimately hit me that the process of looking for a work can eventually make you feel under-educated, unqualified, skill-less, useless, and worthless. There is so much that you can do in a day pore over job sites looking for […]

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