Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog Posts Tagged 'Unemployed' (8)

4 Reasons Why Not to Discount the Unemployed

If you have been in the recruiting industry for any length of time, you are probably familiar with what is known as the "unemployed mindset" - the tendency of employers to prefer currently employed candidates over those who are unemployed. This mindset has prevailed despite mass layoffs during the recession that put many on the unemployment lines through no fault of their own.

As the economy continues its sluggish recovery, some are still struggling to find work. Here…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 17, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Candidates Experience Discrimination After Just One Month Unemployed

What does a worker who has only been out of work for a month have in common with one who has been unemployed for six months to a year? It appears they are both just as likely to be rejected for job based on their employment status (or lack thereof), even as legislators move to make "unemployed discrimination" illegal.

A recent Huffington…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

Help Unemployed Candidates Get Back in the Game

The unemployment rate may be slowly going down, but there is one number that seems to keep going up: the number of Americans who have been out of work for six months or longer. 

The number of…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Baby Boomers Still Struggling in Wake of Recession

While the recession has supposedly been over for quite some time, many people are still feeling its effects. And it is quite possible that Baby Boomers are having the hardest time bouncing back.

A recent U.S. News & World Report article examines "The Recession's Impact…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on December 9, 2011 at 3:51pm — 2 Comments

President Obama Moves to Make "Unemployed Discrimination" Illegal

Over the past year or so, many people have gotten up in arms over job ads that specifically state that unemployed candidates will not be considered for open positions. Now the practice has caught President Obama's attention.

Included in the jobs bill that Obama has been pushing over the past couple of weeks is the Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011.  This act would effectively make "unemployed discrimination" illegal, according to the Society for…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 5, 2011 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

Will "Unemployed Discrimination" Become Illegal?

A recent practice we have reported on where employers specifically state in job postings that they will not accept unemployed candidates has ignited a bit of a firestorm and has some crying "discrimination." Some lawmakers are even moving to make banning unemployed job candidates…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:09pm — 3 Comments

Ban On Unemployed Job Candidates Catches EEOC's Attention

The recent trend we have reported on where companies refuse to consider unemployed candidates for their job openings has now caught the attention of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

While the practice of preferring currently employed candidates is nothing new, it gained national attention after several employers…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 16, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Recession Forces Career Changes

The Great Recession forced many workers to make some hard decisions the past couple of years.  Some had to relocate. Others gave up the job hunt for awhile and returned to school.  

And according to the Human Resources Executive Online article "Job Seekers Change Course," a large number of workers chose to try different career…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 28, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

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