Jobbing Archive: September, 2011

Training herself into unemployment

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Dianne Slane trained herself out of a job she loved. For years, Slane worked at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, particularly helping... Read more

A passion for the disabled

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Too bad the computers that scan job applicant resumes can't see Nia Gibson's eyes light up when she talks about taking care of people with... Read more

Foreclosed from work

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There's a certain irony to the reason that Catie Hughes, a housing expert, is out of a job. For much of her career, she has managed properties... Read more

Hooked on a paycheck

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Marilyn Melendez knew what it was like to grow up in a family dependent on welfare. "I said, I don't want to live like that," she said. "Trust... Read more

A labor lesson

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Imagine starting a labor union to represent workers against two powerful forces -- one of the largest security guard companies on the globe... Read more

Negotiations begin for airport screeners

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Negotiations begin tomorrow for a first collective bargaining agreement for the nation's 44,000 Transportation Security Administration airport... Read more

A job for body and mind

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Patricia Ruger has a passion for community involvement and if there were any justice in the world, she'd be able to do it for a paycheck. Instead... Read more

Goats and unions

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Once upon a time, there were two neighbors, one with a goat.... Like many teachers, Philip Harvey, a professor of law and economics at Rutgers... Read more