Sneaky Discrimination? The Main reason the unemployed need to stay connected.

  There is an article in the New York Times that discusses the increased use of employee referral programs by large companies. There are many reasons to use employee referral programs but the article implies that there is one that is becoming predominate. Sneaky discrimination. It points out the main reason the unemployed need to …

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Workers Opt to Work Longer and Not Retire, As Long as They Can Stay Employed

  I read an interesting combination of articles. The first described the very poor outlook for older workers who have become the majority of the long term unemployed. The second was the results of a survey called the 13th Annual Transamerica Retirement Surveywhich showed that many workers don’t plan on retiring. So the result is …

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Discriminating Against the Long-term Unemployed: Tips to Avoid This Practice

For the past couple of years stories have appeared, and continue to appear, about employers “discriminating” against the long-term unemployed. I have written on the subject previously in Striking Down Discrimination Against the Unemployed and in Does Unemployed = Unqualified? Refusing to Hire the Long-Term Unemployed. An article written by Stephen Singer of the Associated …

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Striking Down Discrimination Against the Unemployed

I wrote this post almost a year ago Does Unemployed = Unqualified? Refusing to Hire the Long-Term Unemployed. I was a bit ahead of the curve in noting what was going on in the hiring/not hiring world. You may want to click on it and read it to fully understand what is happening today. Because …

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Hiring in the Recovery: Time for Some Honest Answers

There was an article published on April 1 in U.S. News & World Report entitled Why the Middle-Aged Are Missing Out on New Jobs. (I don’t believe it was an April Fool’s joke.) The author, Rick Newman, talks about the hiring statistics of various age groups. His statistics show that the over-55 age group is doing well …

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