Saturday, July 30, 2011

Help Wanted: Beggars, Prostitutes, Thieves-- Job Boards Leaving the Long-Term Unemployed Out of the Loop

Help wanted: Beggars, prostitutes and thieves.

A recent review of job vacancy postings on popular sites like, CareerBuilder and Craigslist revealed hundreds that said employers would consider (or at least “strongly prefer”) only people currently employed or just recently laid off.

Unemployed workers have long suspected that the gaping holes on their résumés left them less attractive to employers. But with the country in the worst jobs crisis since the Great Depression, many had hoped employers would be more forgiving. Read more

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