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This Jobs Program Just Might Get People Back to Work

A mix of enforcement and assistance gets people off unemployment benefits and back to work faster, research suggests.

When the man in the teal hoodie mentioned that he had trained as a pharmacy technician, Lachelle Hill’s voice rose in excitement. 33 more words


Money For Nothing: Basic Income Or Unemployment?

First, some bad news — at least for proponents of a universal basic income who have been excited by the glut of trials recently testing out the idea. 2,016 more words

Social Issues

Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

That trend is expected to accelerate over the next decade, as companies and workers seek more flexibility through temporary work arrangements. But that also raises big questions about the future of the safety net: According to the poll, 51 percent of freelance and contract workers do not receive benefits common to many full-time jobs — sick leave, unemployment insurance or retirement savings.



Day 13, Unemployment Part 2

It’s been a little while since a post because I’m bad at keeping track of things, but I’m here again. Being jobless is just watching the world fly by you- it’s amazing the kind of time that passes while you’re scanning job sites or goofing off or sleeping, doing anything else but working. 399 more words


Day 1, Unemployment

I had two telephone calls yesterday dealing with the Department of Labor. One man, named Wilbur, was a boon. I got his number from a former co-worker who had go on Unemployment after she was let go from her job of 15 years. 354 more words