Unemployment Articles

    What You Should Know About Pre Employment Drug Testing

    A lot of companies now days are incorporating pre-employment drug testing. A pre-employment drug is that before a potential candidate joins a company, a test is conducted on him/her to see whether the candidate is a drug user. If the candidate tests positive for drugs, there is a good chance he/she will be rejected by… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – December 2019

    Nonfarm payroll for the month of December rose by 145,000. It is significantly less as compared to the previous month. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reported no change in the unemployment rate which currently stands at 3.5%.  Major Ups and Down in December Job gains took place in sectors like retail trade and health… Read More »

    What are the Most In-Demand Jobs in 2020?

    2020 will see a rise in jobs in the technological sphere. As we are very well aware, the world is changing rapidly, and as a result, most of the in-demand jobs in 2020 will have a technological aspect to it. A lot of jobs today will continue to be a part of the future but… Read More »

    Five Seasonal Jobs For Christmas Worth Applying For

    The holiday season is finally here! It’s a great opportunity for celebration and spending time with family and loved ones. If you’re on the lookout to make an extra buck this holiday season here are five seasonal jobs for Christmas you should consider, now is the perfect time to begin your search. According to research… Read More »

    What Do The Jobs of The Future Look Like?

    Jobs of the future, have already surfaced in the United States of America. A lot of activities that the workforce carries out today are going to become automated in the times to come. Several new advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence are the way forward for the workforce of the future.  Automation-enabled technologies such… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – November 2019

    The total nonfarm payroll increased by 266,000 in November. In comparison to October, the nonfarm pay has seen a significant increase. There is a slight change in the unemployment rate, which currently stands at 3.5%, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Major Ups and Downs in November Significant job gains took place in… Read More »

    Ghosted: Why You’re Not Hearing Back From the Companies?

    Are you on the job hunt and not hearing back from the companies you applied to? Well, they could be numerous reasons as to why you do not hearing back from jobs you applied for. Not knowing where you stand in your job search can be pretty stressful for you. The uncertainty on whether you… Read More »

    Five Important Tips When You’re In-Between Jobs

      Are you in between jobs? If your answer is yes, it’s never easy. A day back, you were working, and today you miss going to the office. The best thing for you to do in this phase is to stay productive. You also need to take care of your health money and do many… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – October 2019

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a slight change in the October unemployment rate which currently stands at 3.6 percent. October saw a pick up in monthly earnings which rose to 0.1% and saw a yearly gain of 3%. Major Ups and Downs in October  Nonfarm payroll for the month of… Read More »

    Disaster Unemployment Assistance during California Wildfires

      California has been ravaged by wildfires for a few days now. Firefighters and emergency services have been striving to contain the blazes as new fires keep breaking out. In Sonoma County, where the Kincade fire has made an enormous hit, life is slowly returning to track, as people look at what comes next. The… Read More »

    Upskilling with California Job Training Benefits

      If you need to claim unemployment benefits in California, you have the added advantage of availing California Training Benefits (CTB). You can use these programs to educate yourself further and acquire high-demand skills. You can also explore new career avenues all while being able to draw Unemployment Insurance benefits. The programs opted for must… Read More »

    How Retirement and Pension Affect Unemployment Benefits?

      With rising productivity at an advanced age, common concerns for older people facing job losses revolve around their pension and unemployment benefits. Senior citizens can avail UI benefits as there is no age limit to claiming them. This is as long as you have not withdrawn from the labor market, and you meet the… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – September 2019

      As per the employment situation report for September, the unemployment rate is reduced by 0.2 percentage points to reach 3.5 percent. With this, the unemployment rate is said to have reached a 50-year low, matching the figures of December 1969. Major Ups and Downs in September The unemployment rate has remained below 4 percent… Read More »

    4 Reasons That Leads to Disqualification From UI Benefits

    The Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits program is designed to provide financial assistance to those who have lost jobs for no fault of their own. To qualify for the benefits, applicants must have earned sufficient wages in their previous employment. Along with wages, the reason for separating from previous organization plays a crucial role in deciding… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – August 2019

    Key Points:  Total nonfarm payroll employment in August rose by 130,000. The rise in June was 178,000  Increase in the average hourly earnings to 0.4 percent in August  from 0.3 percent in July The labor participation rate has risen from 63 percent in July to 63.2 percent in August   The employment situation for August… Read More »