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Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

Unemployed French man advertises CV on giant billboard

With the unemployment rate in Europe reaching new highs, a French man has found an ingenious way to find a job. Laurent Le Bret put his CV on a giant billboard next to a busy road.

Reverse trend: Spaniards traveling to Morocco for work

Tangier - Moroccans have been crossing the Med looking for a better life in Spain for decades. Now the trend is turning in a different direction, as out-of-work Spaniards head south to Morocco's shores.

Op-Ed: Background checks for welfare applicants?

When a world where parents must endure background checks to gain employment should we allow background checks for welfare applicants. If one cannot gain employment or feed their family what will happen next?

Video: Flashmob brings a bit of joy, smiles to Madrid unemployed

Madrid - As Spain continues to sufferer from growing unemployment and a prolonged financial crisis, a radio station decided to organize a flash mob hoping it would bring a bit of joy to those waiting at an unemployment office.

Random acts of kindness from an unemployed giraffe (video)

Edinburgh - 32-year-old unemployed busker Armstrong Baillie dresses in a giraffe costume and moves around Scotland, performing random acts of kindness to strangers.

A Civil Engineer's Journey Through the Recession

Being unemployed doesn't mean that a person sits at home and hopes for a job. Would you be willing to move to a different state, separated from your spouse, if it means being employed?

Unemployed Illinois man finds $150,000 in his garden

An unemployed carpenter in Illinois made a surprising discovery when he went to his vegetable garden to pick broccoli for dinner and instead found a duffel bag stuffed full of money that totaled over $150,000.

Job Ads; the unemployed need not apply

New York - The 14 million Americans still out of work, some of them for up to five years, are being hit with job ads on huge websites like Monster and Career-Builder and even Craigslist that state clearly that unemployed workers are not wanted.

US unemployment rate moves up to 9.1%, economy hits ‘brick wall’

Washington - The US Labor Department newly-released unemployment numbers for May show the nation adding just 54,000 jobs, the lowest number in eight months, and one chief economist noted the economy has hit a “brick wall.”

Op-Ed: Conservative economic 'front groups' undermine American workers

A number of economic groups, describing themselves as unbiased, have been claimed as fronts for conservative organizations whose aim is to maintain low wages and reduced benefits, so some say their "research" is suspect.

Op-Ed: The pain of the long-term unemployed - needed but not wanted

The phone call interrupted the quiet routine into which I have settled over the past 16 months of unemployment. Each evening rolls into the next with little to distinguish one from the other except for the prime-time television lineup.

Food tokens to be handed out to UK's unemployed

Job centres around Britain are expected to trial a new scheme where they give food vouchers to those experiencing severe financial hardship while claiming unemployment benefit.

Conservative MP calls Halifax unemployed 'no good bastards'

Conservative MP Gerald Keddy really put his foot into it when he called Halifax's unemployed "No good bastards" during an interview with the Chronicle Herald.

Unemployed New York graduate to sue college

A woman from New York who has been unable to find work since graduating will sue the Monroe College where she studied for her degree, the New York Post has revealed.

Does work for free means work for nothing?

We work because we need to get paid. But now, as the crisis has generated more laid offs, some of the unemployed have started working for free.

Illegal Immigration Poses Moral Questions About American Jobs

While many Americans can’t get jobs because of the recession, some are questioning giving jobs to illegal immigrants. Is it moral to give illegal immigrants jobs when Americans are vastly unemployed?

Suspect Identified In New York Shooting

The man suspected of killing 13 people at the American Civic Association in upstate New York has been identified as a Vietnamese immigrant who was angry over losing his job and not being able to speak English well.

Statistics Canada: EI Beneficiaries Climb by 104,000

Since the most recent low recorded in February 2008, the number of regular EI beneficiaries has climbed by 104,000, or 22.8%.

Economic Crisis Could Create 22 million More Unemployed Women

The economic crisis is expected to increase the number of unemployed women by up to 22 million in 2009, the International Labour Office (ILO) says.

GM Announces More Job Cuts

General Motors has announced Tuesday that it is planning to lay off salaried workers at its North American facilities.

Piquette Square: A home for homeless veterans

One out of three homeless man in the Detroit area and around the country are veterans. A housing project called Piquette Square Complex should be completed next spring to house some of the vets.

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