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Remember the unemployed - Baltimore Sun

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Remember the unemployed
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They really aren't starting anew — they were already past the starting line and moving forward.
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Why Aren't 30-Somethings Building Wealth? - Huffington Post

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Why Aren't 30-Somethings Building Wealth?
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For the past 5 years the economy has been in free fall: record unemployment, longer stretches of time out between jobs, & companies "rationalizing" compensation.
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Texas Awarded $4.4 Million To Train Unemployed - CBS 42

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Texas Awarded $4.4 Million To Train Unemployed
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The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday $58 million in funding to 30 states to help re-employ workers and to continue to support the nation's economic recovery from the Great Recession.
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Guest: College graduates face a dismal job market - The Seattle Times

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Guest: College graduates face a dismal job market
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Only 42 percent of recent college grads are working jobs that require college degrees, the Pew Economic Mobility Project reports.
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Recent college grads face 36% 'mal-employment' rate

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College grads are getting jobs, but they aren't all good ones.
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Wealthier College Students Share, Connect More On Facebook: Study - Huffington Post

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Wealthier College Students Share, Connect More On Facebook: Study Huffington Post Social media may have to reconsider its reputation as the great equalizer: according to a new study, college students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are less...
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Google Fiber spawns startup renaissance in Kansas City

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The modest two-story bungalow on State Line Road looks like the typical twenty something, post-college "share house."

 

The house is old; the decor is very basic. Like most homes to post-college grads, it's furnished with second-hand furniture. Several fake leather recliners line the walls in the living room and a big oversized sectional couch sits in the corner, offering plenty of room for geeks with laptops to comfortably park themselves while writing code. A big white board on the wall displays the email addresses and Twitter handles of the many hackers who have stayed at the house or just passed through.

 

In the adjacent room, which looks like it once served as a dining room, desks set up as work stations with Ethernet cables connected directly to Google Fiber line the walls. While there is a definite odor of mustiness from the aging and worn carpet throughout the house, it's not the same spilled beer and stale cigarette smell you might expect in a house where up to five guys live at a time. There are no pizza boxes strewn around. The common areas are tidy, as per the "house rules."

 

It's true you won't find any raging parties here. Rather, the house is crammed with entrepreneurs working on their own projects, part of a growing local startup scene sparked by Google's superfast Internet service.

 

The house is the pet project of Web designer and Kansas City local Ben Barreth, who did the insane last fall and cashed in his savings and liquidated his retirement account to put a down payment on a $48,000 house in the city's Startup Village. Why? Barreth, a husband and father of two small children, wanted to be among the first to buy a house in a Google Fiber neighborhood. His plan: to offer rent-free accommodations and access to Google's superfast 1Gbps service to entrepreneurs for a three-month period.

 

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'Eurozone Crisis Over'? Millions of unemployed decry Hollande's remark

In a surprising show of optimism, the French President's declared the end of the Eurozone crisis. But Francois Hollande's words are unlikely to sound convinc...

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In a surprising show of optimism, the French President's declared the end of the Eurozone crisis. But Francois Hollande's words are unlikely to sound convincing to Europeans enduring record-high unemployment and painful belt-tightening measures across the continent. As Tesa Arcilla reports, even Brussels - at the heart of the EU - has few opportunities for those left without a livelihood. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/ckoytr

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Where 2013 College Grads Can Look For and Find Jobs - Retail Headquarters ... - About - News & Issues

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Class of 2013 likely to face tough start in tight job market - Today.com

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Class of 2013 likely to face tough start in tight job market Today.com The analysis found that the unemployment rate for the high school grads who aren't going to college has improved somewhat since hitting a high of 32.7 percent in 2010, but not...
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Disrupting the Faculty: The Changing Face of the College Textbook ...

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The college textbook business is being disrupted, but not by outsiders. The publishers themselves are restructuring the industry. One consequence of this may be diminished prerogatives for instructors in their choice of ...
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State halts dependent allowance for unemployed - Murfreesboro Post

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State halts dependent allowance for unemployed
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Bill Haslam earlier this year.
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Supreme Court raises bar for affirmative action in college admissions

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The Supreme Court on Monday allowed affirmative action to survive in college admissions but imposed a tough legal standard, ruling that schools must prove there are “no workable race-neutral alternatives” to achieve ...
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Unemployed graduate has benefits stopped after missing a job centre appointment because she was at an INTERVIEW

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Ceri Padley, 26, from Port Talbot, South Wales, claims her Job Seekers Allowance was halted by barmy bureaucrats who complained she missed her signing-on appointment.

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Google HR Boss Explains Why Most Interviews Are Useless

Google HR Boss Explains Why Most Interviews Are Useless | Careers for Grads | Scoop.it

Google likely sees more data than any company on the planet. And that obsession carries through to hiring and management, where every decision and practice is endlessly studied and analysed.

In an interview with The New York Times’ Adam Bryant, Google’s Senior Vice President of People Operations Laszlo Bock explains that some of the biggest stalwarts of the hiring and recruiting world, the interview, GPA, and test scores, aren’t nearly as important as people think. 

Google doesn’t even ask for GPA or test scores from candidates anymore, unless someone’s a year or two out of school, because they don’t correlate at all with success at the company. Even for new grads, the correlation is slight, the company has found.

Bock has an excellent explanation about why those metrics don’t mean much.


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