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Looking Over the Fiscal Cliff

The year is winding down and only days remain before the deadline set in the original Budget Control Act of 2011, after which (January 2, 2013 to be precise) massive accross-the-board budget cuts automatically take effect. If nothing is done by Congress prior to that time, most federal programs could be heavily affected (for more information, … Continue reading

What Will Happen to Federal Unemployment Extensions?

As it stands right now, the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits are set to expire at the end of this year. Considering the present state of the federal budget, people directly affected by those extensions wonder what will happen to those benefits. EUC funds were appropriated by Congress in June 2008 and rolled out … Continue reading

America’s Workforce and Federal Support—Sequestration’s Impact

As the election season comes to a close, members of Congress prepare to convene in December 2012. Unless something is done during that time, an across-the-board sequestration is set to take effect in January 2013. My employment in workforce development has forced me to learn what this means. A little background information for those of you who, … Continue reading

U.S. Unemployment is Still Falling—Don’t Muck it Up!

The news looks good—really good. According to a U.S. Department of Labor report, the United States created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment unexpectedly dropped to a near three-year low. January’s revised unemployment shows a drop to 8.3% from 8.5% in December. Unemployment in the U.S. has not … Continue reading

Unemployed Need Not Apply

Image by somenoise via Flickr Job postings found on Simplyhired.com today give statements such as these as qualifications necessary for consideration:   “Candidate will have a steady work history, be currently employed…” “The ideal candidate will be currently employed…” “Candidate will already be currently employed in a similar capacity…” Starting about a year ago, I … Continue reading

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