Tag Archive: David Elliot

May 01 2012

The Class of 2012’s choice

The Class of 2012’s Choice Today’s graduates must change the world if they don’t want to wind up flipping burgers. By David Elliot Millions of college graduates will soon walk across the stage to accept their diplomas. Given the harsh reality of today’s economy, here’s the commencement speech I’d like to deliver to the class …

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Dec 05 2011

Hardly working

Unemployed and under-employed Americans are enduring hiring discrimination as well as financial and emotional distress. By David Elliot Many people know that some 14 million Americans, officially about 9 percent of the nation’s work force, are unemployed. Another 12 million are under-employed. That means they’d like full-time work but can’t get it, or maybe they’re …

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Sep 20 2011

Unemployed for life?

By David Elliot Across the country, in every region and at companies large and small, unemployed people are being told they are ineligible to apply for vacancies. Everyone knows that it’s illegal to discriminate in hiring when it comes to factors like race, gender, disability status, and, in some jurisdictions, sexual orientation. But another form …

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