Tag Archive: job

Apr 03

Young workers and Social Security

By Phylis Dills Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Little Rock, AR   Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school …

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Jan 23

A Zero on the Home Front’s Richter Scale

The end of the Iraq War was accompanied by the sound of one hand clapping. By Donald Kaul Among the strange things that happened last year — and there were many — perhaps the strangest was the end of the Iraq War. Did you notice it? I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. It hardly …

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Jan 05

Benefits deadline extended

Jobless Texans will have until March 3, 2012 to qualify for emergency unemployment benefits.  Without this extension assistance for 78,000 claimants would have run out in January. Congress approved the extension last month, before claimants would have endured a gap in their benefits.  Each recipients should continue to request unemployment benefit payments on his scheduled …

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Jan 05

Easing student loan repayments

By Jason Alderman College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates unable to find a decent job – or any job – repayment …

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Dec 13

Giving the best years of our lives

They call you into the office late one afternoon and the somber faces announce what is coming before anyone utters a word.  Once spoken, the sentences are devastating. Your services are no longer needed.  The termination has been swift and sure.  The company is moving forward but some people are being left behind.  Despite decades …

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Sep 21

Texas adds jobs

Texas’ private sector continued to grow in August, with 8,100 jobs added. Texas’ total nonfarm employment was up over the year for a total gain of 253,200 nonfarm jobs, despite declining by 1,300 jobs in August. This most recent annual growth brings total nonfarm jobs in Texas to 10,615,000. Texas has experienced positive annual job …

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Sep 20

Does the GOP hate women?

By Martha Burk After suffering through several un-presidential GOP debates, I’m struck by the amount of anti-woman rhetoric spewing from the candidates. Although none of them dares utter the W word — unless it’s part of the phrase “our men and women in uniform” — it’s pretty easy to see what their views are on …

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Sep 20

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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