Category Archives: In the News

The Good Old Days

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-news-bc-nostalgia-comment30-20150130-story.html#page=2 By Megan McArdle, Bloomberg NewsBloomberg January 30, 2015 Last week, in her State of the Union response, Jodi Ernst mentioned going to school with bread bags on her feet to protect her shoes. These sorts of remembrances of poor … Continue reading

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Deceased woman with multiple jobs was “the face of the recession,” advocates say

http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/08/deceased_woman_holding_multiple_jobs_was_the_face_of_the_recession_advocates_say.html#incart_most-comments By Tom Haydon | The Star-Ledger on August 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM, updated August 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM ELIZABETH – Maria Fernandes, the Newark woman who held three jobs and died in napping in her vehicle after … Continue reading

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Many workers put off retirement, take ‘encore’ jobs

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-encore-careers-20140708-story.html By WALTER HAMILTON July 17, 2014 After Fred Wallace was laid off from a high-paying job in 2011, the 56-year-old knew the odds of landing a comparable position were slim. He polished his LinkedIn profile and networked like crazy. … Continue reading

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Some disabled workers making pennies per hour

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-02-10/business/ct-biz-0210-work-advice-huppke-20140210_1_minimum-wage-federal-contractors-disabilities/2 Outdated law allows employees to be paid much less than minimum wage February 10, 2014|Rex Huppke | I Just Work Here President Barack Obama’s recent promise to use an executive order to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors was met … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Tear-jerking ad shows how a small act of kindness can have a big impact

Thai cellphone firm True Move H has racked up more than 5 million YouTube views for its 3-minute clip hailed as ‘remarkable,’ ‘touching’ and ‘inspiring.’ http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/video-tear-jerking-ad-shows-gift-giving-article-1.1458181 BY LEE MORAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013, 8:45 AM TRUEMOVEH After … Continue reading

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N.J. employers pilot new ways to recruit veterans

http://www.northjersey.com/news/233965481_N_J__employers_pilot_new_ways_to_recruit_veterans_effort_to_hire_vets.html?page=all SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, 2013, 12:07 PM BY  LINDA MOSS STAFF WRITER THE RECORD It took Francisco “Frank” Miranda, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, about three years to find a job in the … Continue reading

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A holiday lesson: One young N.J. athlete’s devotion to his sick mother

 <a style=”line-height:1.5;” http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/football/index.ssf/2013/11/a_holiday_lesson_one_nj_young_athletes_devotion_to_his_sick_mother.html&#8221; By Matthew Stanmyre/The Star-Ledger  on November 28, 2013 at 6:10 AM, updated November 28, 2013 at 8:43 AM Hungry and alone, Vaida Jefferson lies in a cold, dark apartment, waiting for her son to come home. She has barely … Continue reading

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