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Black Caucus “cautiously optimistic” on jobs

March 13, 2011

While15.3% is still extremely high, it shows progress and improvement including a sharp decline in black teen unemployment. It is clear that we are headed in the right direction and the CBC remains committed to working with President Obama…

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Attack on public employees deals a sharp blow to Blacks

March 6, 2011

Even though the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the subsequent jobless recovery continues to inflict great pain on working families. This is especially true in the black community, where the unemployment rate of 15.7 percent in January was higher than at the end of the recession (14.9 percent).

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Black men grow impatient with unemployment

February 27, 2011

What would happen if 34.5 percent of white men did not have jobs? According to new U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics joblessness for 16-to-24-year-old black men has reached Great Depression proportions — more than three times the rate for the general U.S. population.

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Obama defends his new budget of ‘tough choices’

February 19, 2011

Defending his new budget as one of “tough choices,” President Barack Obama said last Tuesday that more difficult decisions about the nation’s biggest expenses — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — will have to be tackled by Democrats and Republicans acting together, not by White House dictates.

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Women’s jobless slide continues

February 13, 2011

Data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for January 2011 show a continuing and troubling gender imbalance in the distribution of job gains, according to an analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).

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Turn your hobby into a small business

February 6, 2011

Have you ever dreamed of getting paid for something you love to do? Like turning those cookies that your friends rave about into a cookie store? Expanding the sales of the jewelry that you make for the local arts and crafts fair to others? Selling used golf equipment that you clean and fix up on eBay?

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Waters stands up for hardworking Pennsylvanians

February 6, 2011

State Rep. Ronald Waters, D-Phila./Delaware, joined his colleagues during a Capitol news conference in calling on Gov. Tom Corbett to find funding to continue a program that provides low-cost insurance for about 40,000 uninsured working people and their families in Pennsylvania.

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FCC approves Comcast-AT&T merger

January 22, 2011

The Federal Communcations Commission agreed to the deal over the objections of consumer groups which filed a motion last week asking the FCC to delay its decision. The groups claim the new cable giant would limit customers’ choices in television viewing and Internet access.

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Demand for occupational therapy assistants growing

January 16, 2011

Many unemployed workers and new high school graduates are enrolling in higher education programs in hopes of gaining a competitive edge in today’s uncertain marketplace. Before choosing an area of study, it helps to do a little research on the prospects of employment after graduation.

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