Back in the late 1980s, when Maura Mazzocca was a human resources administrator with a Boston-area firm, a blind man showed up to apply for a job. Today, she remembers the encounter ruefully.
Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum.
Taking the kids to the movies shouldn’t feel like a job, and it shouldn’t cost you your entire paycheck either. Check out these recent blockbusters playing around the city, free of charge.
The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse.
A record number of young adults are living with their parents.
President Barack Obama has revived debate about the number of jobs that would be created by the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Kings Dominion is going on a monster hunt. The Virginia amusement park is looking to fill 646 positions for its annual Halloween Haunt.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is outlining plans to expand manufacturing in Maryland.