Recent and of interest:

The Unemployed Need Not Apply
New York Times Editorial, Published: February 19, 2011
As the Fed updated its forecast last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a forum on discrimination against unemployed job seekers. Members of Congress had urged the commission to explore the issue, after reading press reports of numerous instances in which employers and staffing agencies refused to consider the unemployed for openings.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/opinion/20sun2.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=unemployed%20need%20not%20apply&st=cse

Unintended, but Sound Advice
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Bob Herbert: Published: February 28, 2011
Millions of Americans throughout the country are facing extreme economic hardship. The Community Service Society in New York City does an annual survey of low-income residents. Twenty-seven percent of respondents to its most recent survey said they had lost a job; 26 percent had had their hours, wages or tips reduced…”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/opinion/01herbert.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

The Forgotten Millions
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Paul Krugman: Published: March 17, 2011
More than three years after we entered the worst economic slump since the 1930s, a strange and disturbing thing has happened to our political discourse: Washington has lost interest in the unemployed.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/opinion/18krugman.html?ref=opinion

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One Response to Recent and of interest:

  1. glummworld2011 says:

    Enjoy the blog…do more

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