Tagged: unemployment

Hiring Bias Found Against Unemployed


The U-T San Diego recently reported on a study that found a hiring bias against unemployed people. The study had 47 human resource professionals review resumes for an imaginary marketing manager position and then rate them based on desirability of hiring. The study found that applicants who were currently employed received much higher, positive ratings […]

Middle-aged Unemployment


It’s no secret there is serious issue with the high rates of joblessness among young people. But there is an equally abiding problem with unemployment amongst the middle-aged, reports The Wall Street Journal. There are 3.5 million middle-aged American currently unemployed, with 39% of them being jobless for more than a year. These long-term ramifications […]