12:30 pm, July 30th | by Grace Rasmus
Uh oh, it looks like it’s time for us to pack up shop here at The Jane Dough; according to the Daily Mail, “the female drive for equality apparently has come to an end.”
10:00 am, July 16th | by Demetrius Cheeks
It’s no secret that it’s still a pretty tough job market out there—both for people who are completely without work and those who have jobs but certainly not the dream careers that they desire. For some perspective, according to the latest unemployment data, some 11.8 million people are out of work in the U.S. And although there are no real stats to measure these folks, there are likely millions more who have gigs that they’d very much like to leave. Yes, that kind of tough.
1:45 pm, July 15th | by Grace Rasmus
The economy is sort-of looking up these days, with 195,000 new jobs created in June and the unemployment rate staying pretty much stagnant. However, the numbers aren’t that impressive when you take into consideration the number of part-time jobs being added versus full-time jobs.
4:15 pm, July 12th | by Grace Rasmus
While unemployment rates have generally improved for most demographics, it is still higher for Black women now than it was during the slow-down, according to a new report from the National Women’s Law Center.
1:45 pm, July 11th | by Colette McIntyre
According to the Bureau’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey released Tuesday, job seekers are facing some of the worst odds in more than a decade.
6:15 pm, June 24th | by Weiyu Li
It is a truth universally acknowledged (although it may not be true) that internships are an indispensable step towards getting a job. In today’s Read of the Day, Erika Eichelberger, reporting fellow at Mother Jones, alleges that another form of unpaid labor — volunteer work — can largely increase jobless Americans’ chances of finding work.
6:30 pm, June 3rd | by Grace Rasmus
Most success stories seem to follow a similar trajectory: move to whatever Big City you’ve set your sights on; juggle several part-time jobs, trying to make ends meet; and then — fingers crossed! — catch your big break and land your “dream job.” Unfortunately, most people seem to get stuck in the purgatory of Step 2.
12:00 pm, April 29th | by Sarah Devlin
Slate took a very sobering look at the job prospects for the longterm unemployed. Spoiler: it’s not good.
11:45 am, January 8th | by Lindsey Thieken
I dreamed of leaving the job behind. Packing up my office, and walking out with nothing but a smile on my face and a swift slam of the door. And pack up and leave I did, only not because I quit, but because I got laid off.
6:00 pm, August 15th | by Laura Donovan
If there’s any benefit to unemployment, it’s being able to sleep off hangovers and not have to show up to work in a pukey state. But that’s not all that great an upside anyway, since a new study has found a link between binge drinking and unemployment in women.