Posts tagged unemployment

Ben, CEO and founder at GOOD, blogs on HuffPo about the relevancy of programs like Coding for GOOD to combat our 8.1 percent unemployment rate.
Coding for GOOD: Why Businesses Need to Participate in Educating Not Just Recruiting

"In a nutshell, rather than pay a fleet of talent recruiters or sift through volumes of resumes to find our next developer, we’ve worked with Apollo Group to create our own 16-lesson online curriculum at good.is/codingforgood that will teach anyone — from novice to veteran — the essential coding skills required to begin a career on our tech team. Our CTO, Doug Sellers, helped build the curriculum, and we very gratefully got our friends at Twitter, Electronic Arts, SoundCloud, Grooveshark and HUGE to teach video lessons around key topics.”

Thanks, Chelsea

Ben, CEO and founder at GOOD, blogs on HuffPo about the relevancy of programs like Coding for GOOD to combat our 8.1 percent unemployment rate.

Coding for GOOD: Why Businesses Need to Participate in Educating Not Just Recruiting

"In a nutshell, rather than pay a fleet of talent recruiters or sift through volumes of resumes to find our next developer, we’ve worked with Apollo Group to create our own 16-lesson online curriculum at good.is/codingforgood that will teach anyone — from novice to veteran — the essential coding skills required to begin a career on our tech team. Our CTO, Doug Sellers, helped build the curriculum, and we very gratefully got our friends at Twitter, Electronic Arts, SoundCloud, Grooveshark and HUGE to teach video lessons around key topics.”

Thanks, Chelsea

Interactive Infographic: Where Are the Jobs?
This week’s issue explores one of the most hot button issues today: job creation. Where have all the jobs gone and are they coming back?

Interactive Infographic: Where Are the Jobs?

This week’s issue explores one of the most hot button issues today: job creation. Where have all the jobs gone and are they coming back?

Across the country, long-term unemployment insurance is drying up. Some 200,000 unemployed Americans lost access to government benefits earlier this month, most in California. All told, at least 500,000 people will fall off the rolls this year.
This is going to be a problem.
When workers who are eligible for unemployment insurance lose their jobs, the government pays them an average of $300 a week for 26 weeks or until they get jobs. When economic times are tough, federal and state governments often extend unemployment insurance; keep in mind that the average length of unemployment in the United States today is 39 weeks.
During this recession, the federal government has extended unemployment benefits for 99 weeks, but that comes to an end this year as Republicans push for spending cuts and Democrats lose the will to keep fighting for extensions—after all, we’re starting to see more hiring, right?
Could You Live on $300 a Week? How About $0? The 99ers Lose Their Insurance - Read more on GOOD.is→

Across the country, long-term unemployment insurance is drying up. Some 200,000 unemployed Americans lost access to government benefits earlier this month, most in California. All told, at least 500,000 people will fall off the rolls this year.

This is going to be a problem.

When workers who are eligible for unemployment insurance lose their jobs, the government pays them an average of $300 a week for 26 weeks or until they get jobs. When economic times are tough, federal and state governments often extend unemployment insurance; keep in mind that the average length of unemployment in the United States today is 39 weeks.

During this recession, the federal government has extended unemployment benefits for 99 weeks, but that comes to an end this year as Republicans push for spending cuts and Democrats lose the will to keep fighting for extensions—after all, we’re starting to see more hiring, right?

Could You Live on $300 a Week? How About $0? The 99ers Lose Their Insurance - Read more on GOOD.is→

Hustlin’: How I Became My Own Mentor in a Freelance Economy

The fact is, freelance is becoming the new 9-to-5, whether we want it to or not. Tom Fisher, writing in the Huffington Post, reports that “contingent workforce,” meaning the self-employed, freelancers, or “accidental entrepreneurs” laid off from full-time positions, will make up between 40 and 45 percent of the workforce by 2020 and become a majority by 2030.

 As the “contingent” workforce grows, we need to embrace the freelance hustle.
Check it out on GOOD→ 

Hustlin’: How I Became My Own Mentor in a Freelance Economy

The fact is, freelance is becoming the new 9-to-5, whether we want it to or not. Tom Fisher, writing in the Huffington Post, reports that “contingent workforce,” meaning the self-employed, freelancers, or “accidental entrepreneurs” laid off from full-time positions, will make up between 40 and 45 percent of the workforce by 2020 and become a majority by 2030.

 As the “contingent” workforce grows, we need to embrace the freelance hustle.

Check it out on GOOD 

Unemployed Young People Are Costing Americans Billions of Tax Dollars
Why are older adults only harping on the futures of their poor, poor children? Every unemployed, non-matriculating young person (there are around 6.7 million of them between ages 16-24) costs taxpayers $13,900 a year.
Read more on GOOD→

Unemployed Young People Are Costing Americans Billions of Tax Dollars

Why are older adults only harping on the futures of their poor, poor children? Every unemployed, non-matriculating young person (there are around 6.7 million of them between ages 16-24) costs taxpayers $13,900 a year.

Read more on GOOD