Jobbing Archive: March, 2011

Criminal record? Don't apply

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Here's a staggering statistic: One in four U.S. adults has a criminal record -- that's 65 million people, according to the National Employment... Read more

Checking off background checks

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People like ex-con Steven Gordon will have a difficult time getting a job if the Society for Human Resource Management's 2010 survey is any... Read more

A record for unintentional discrimination

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When it comes to hiring, employers can't discriminate on the basis of age, race or gender, but there's nothing in the constitution that specifically... Read more

Steven Gordon

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For most of his career, Steven Gordon, 64, has been an institutional cook, serving food to people in dormitories, employee cafeterias and even... Read more

Rick Caston

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Even a great salesman is going to be in trouble when his customers are either closing up shop or consolidating. That's what happened to national... Read more

Kathy Snead

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Legal secretary Kathy Snead realized that the economy was going south when, starting in January, 2008, her work dried up. “I wasn’t... Read more

Sean Christian Woods

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60/60 How many musicians and painters have found inspiration in life's toughest moments - a broken heart, the death of a loved one, and, these... Read more

Sharon Richman

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59/60 Sharon Richman has looked at life from both sides now, and finds herself wanting to return to the nonprofit side. "Even though nonprofits... Read more