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Unemployment

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  • Mismatch between jobs and skills?

    DEAR JOYCE: We see news stories claiming that some companies can't find enough workers to fill their jobs. That's hard to believe! Is there even a thread of truth in this claim? -- P.K. The worker-shortage issue relates to a skills gap, which is found...
  • Managing layoffs compassionately

    Managing layoffs compassionately
    Q: I'm in a role in which I may have to help make decisions about staff reductions. I haven't been in this situation before, and I'm feeling very uncomfortable. How should I approach this? A: This is one of the hardest spots to be in management; you'll...
  • Local unemployment edges up slightly

    Local unemployment rates edged up slightly in December throughout the tri-city region, but figures held steady in a few communities. The jobless rates in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino all rose by 0.1%, according to data...
  • Help and Hope for Chicago's Long Term Unemployed

    Help and Hope for Chicago's Long Term Unemployed
    Thousands of people in Illinois are considered long term unemployed, meaning out of work for six months or longer. Lourdes Duarte looks at a Chicago jobs program that offers new hope. 34 year old Del Phillips of Chicago has a masters degree, a decade...
  • President Obama asks for resume of unemployed engineer

    President Obama asks for resume of unemployed engineer
    It is probably not a viable strategy for dealing with unemployment on a national level, but President Barack Obama took an unusually hands-on step during an online town hall meeting Monday. When a Fort Worth, Tex. woman said her husband was having...
  • Huelskamp: CBO Numbers Present Poor Outlook for America

    Huelskamp: CBO Numbers Present Poor Outlook for America
    Dislcaimer: This press release is a statement provided by the elected official’s office. Freshman Congressman Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, a member of the Budget Committee, released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...
  • SDUSD prepares to cut $122 million

    SDUSD prepares to cut $122 million
    SAN DIEGO – A proposal by the San Diego Unified School District to cut up to $122 million from its 2012-13 budget was approved by trustees Tuesday night. The first tentative plan, which includes around 1,200 layoffs, now goes to principals and...
  • No Casinos claims crime link; Genting, Tea Party respond

    No Casinos claims crime link; Genting, Tea Party respond
    The bill that would bring up to three destination casinos is in legislators’ hands in Tallahassee, but that doesn’t mean groups on both sides of the debate are sitting here being mum. Just this week, there’s been word from casino...
  • 'I guess there's just a meanness in this world'

    'I guess there's just a meanness in this world'
    "They wanted to know why I did what I did/Well sir, I guess there's just a meanness in this world" — Bruce Springsteen, "Nebraska." That haunting song is about a guy and a girl who go on a killing spree, so I'm not suggesting the subject directly...
  • FOX Focus: Long Term Unemployment

    FOX Focus: Long Term Unemployment
    No jobs and no money left for basic everyday needs -- problems a lot of Americans are dealing with in these tough economic times. That includes a family of five in New Jersey, who are now sharing just a single bedroom in their neighbor's house. One room...
  • North Texans, American Airlines workers brace for pending layoffs

    North Texans, American Airlines workers brace for pending layoffs
    Upon hearing the news of layoffs, American Airlines workers began bracing themselves for life changes and leaning on each other for strength at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Wednesday, Fort Worth-based American Airlines announced its plans to...
  • Unemployment nears 3-year low as 243,000 jobs created in January

    Unemployment nears 3-year low as 243,000 jobs created in January
    American employers substantially stepped up their hiring in January, bringing the unemployment rate down for the fifth month in a row. Employers added 243,000 jobs in January, the Labor Department reported Friday, marking a pick-up in hiring from...