As if being poor in New York City weren't enough of an indignity -- affordable apartments are nearly impossible to find, your kids go to schools with no classroom supplies because the parent associations can't afford to foot the bill, and nobody wants to buy your $7 cupcakes -- add "trapped in a bur ... More >>
That was awkward.
As you may have heard, NBC Channel 4 fired Sue Simmons after 32 years when it didn't renew her contract. Last night, the channel chose to use their final ad spot right before Simmons' final broadcast to advertise for "recent job opportunities" at NBC!
"Learn more about NBC New Y ... More >>
If there are three things that New York GOP Chairman Ed Cox loves they're puns, chick flicks, and more puns!In his latest attack on President Barack Obama's proclivity for partying with celebrities, the chairman issued a statement this afternoon bashing Bam over tonight's fundraiser at the home of S ... More >>
Federal prosecutors filed a civil fraud case this week against SEEDCO, which ran two job placement centers under contract with the city, for taking million of dollars in government funding without providing much service.
The SEEDCO lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan names seven former mana ... More >>
The art of resume-writing is exaggeration; we are all taught to transform "filing" into "transferral of paper entities" and "job" into "duties and responsibilities." Our listed activities and interests are always hobbies we dream of doing on our free time ("fly-fishing," "biking up mountains," etc.) ... More >>
If you go to the "Cypress Hills Weed and Seed Job Fair" in Brooklyn tomorrow and expect to come away with a sweet gig farming marijuana, you will be extremely disappointed.We got an email this afternoon from the United States Attorney's Office alerting us to the aforementioned job fair. Normally, em ... More >>
Members of the armed services who have come home face substantially higher unemployment rates than the government claims, an Iraq and Afghanistan advocacy group claims. And 37 percent of veterans surveyed say they know a fellow vet who committed suicide following deployment.
The report comes from I ... More >>
Some employers are sending a clear message through their job postings to those who most need work: If you're unemployed, stay away.
But it may be a bit more difficult for employers in New York City to reject the unemployed, if legislation introduced today at City Hall passes. This legislation woul ... More >>
Finally, some genuinely good news to celebrate: the U.S. Department of Labor's monthly job market snapshot says that the national unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent, the lowest it has been in three years. January saw 243,000 jobs added to the market, mostly in business services, labo ... More >>
Hello, class! What did we learn from the Cooks Source incident of '10, in which Judith Griggs, editor of Cooks Source, stole a recipe from a blogger named Monica Gaudio, who then asked for an apology, but instead got a nasty response from Griggs claiming that the Internet was "public domain" ... More >>
This blog has been soaring lately, so we're reaching out for an intern to join in on the fun.
I need someone to work UNGODLY hours to help me track down clips, transcripts, and interviews, and then blast the posts out into the social media.
Let's pump it up a notch.
Wouldn't this look outrageousl ... More >>
Goodfoodjobs.com, new Craigslist-type website for job seekers looking for employment in a sustainable food environment, has launched.
A roundup of Brooklyn's best butcher shops includes New Public Meat Market in Sunset Park, Michael's Prime Meats in Flatbush, and M&S Prime ... More >>
Back in May, we were heartened to learn of the nascent existence of Good Food Jobs, a Web site promising food industry employment that wasn't limited to back-breaking labor and/or pouring vodka shots for lecherous day traders. Now, the site's founders, Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle, send ... More >>
There are certain times in our worklife that we imagine boozing might be almost a requirement of our job -- writers are by and large some of the drinkingest people out there, after all; a little whiskey hones our already razor-sharp wits, while only ever-so-slightly decreasing our type speed, ... More >>
Excellent knife skills, but needs pants.Culinary school students tend to graduate with an overly confident sense of their own kitchen prowess -- such is the effect of being awarded a diploma for learning how to carve potatoes into little footballs and making unbreakable hollandaise sauce. But ... More >>
The New York Times had the bright idea of following up with some 50-something job-seekers reporter Michael Winerip met at a job fair a year ago. Winerip finds they're doing terrible.
"Of the 16 I interviewed again, 9 describe themselves as still struggling," writes Winerip. "Eight continue t ... More >>
Job-seekers: The skill in the third sentence is the sort of thing you may be tempted to lie about, but we have a hunch that if you do, this employer will ask you to spar. Don't be afraid to say "no, but I'm willing to learn!"
B&H Photo Video, the famously well-stocked, reasonably-priced, and knowledgeable-staffed midtown store, employs a large number of orthodox Jews on the floor and in management, but plaintiffs in a lawsuit say they're not so good about hiring and promoting women. Naskinsha Cushnie and three ot ... More >>
We like to be snide, but this actually seems like a good idea: Governor Paterson is requiring that every firm that gets federal stimulus money from the state to create those "shovel-ready" jobs we've been hearing about to post those jobs at the state Job Bank -- a resource to which unemployed citize ... More >>
(Editor's note: This dispatch is from a middle-aged, college-educated Manhattan resident who has given the hell up and gone on welfare. Previously at Runnin' Scared, he described the process of signing up for the dole, and the gourmet cuisine he bought with his food stamps.)
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Where's Cam'ron been? On job interviews.
This first act of a record, Crime Pays, that will almost surely never come out, "I Hate My Job" details the frustrations of the recently absent rapper as he attempts to come back into the work force only to be told, "You know we're not hiring murderers, ri ... More >>