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5 States Likely To Approve A Minimum Wage Increase In 2014

As America kicks off an election year, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are already saying bread-and-butter economics issues will loom large in the national debate.

AOL Jobs, Jan. 14, 2014

Is 2014 The Year For Increasing The Minimum Wage?

It’s not everyday 70 percent of the country is in agreement on a hot-button political issue.

AOL Jobs, Jan. 13, 2014

4 Fields With Shockingly Low Female African-American Participation

The hurt extends beyond Saturday Night Live.

AOL Jobs, Jan. 10 2014

Does America Need Immigrants For Low-Skilled Work?

Amid all the political maneuvering over immigration, what does the economy really need?

AOL Jobs, Jan. 9, 2013

What It’s Like To Be … Beverage Director At Momofuku

One of every twelve American workers makes a living in the restaurant industry. But what’s it like to work at the high-end of the industry?

AOL Jobs, Dec. 11, 2013

What It’s Like To Be… A Walmart Greeter

Walmart has more workers than European countries like Latvia, Macedonia and Slovenia have people. But what’s it really like to be one of the 2.2. million associates employed by the retail giant?

AOL Jobs, Nov. 27, 2013

‘They Were So Beautiful. He Was So Tanned’: A Reporter Covering The JFK Motorcade Looks Back

For an entire generation of Americans, it will always be the moment they’ll never forget where they were.

AOL Jobs, Nov. 21, 2013

What It’s Like To Be… A Yoga Instructor

Some workers would do anything to be able to escape their job.

AOL Jobs, Nov. 20, 2013

What It’s Like To Be… An Indoor Cycling Instructor

Every once in a while a craze takes hold and bundles of jobs are created as a result.

AOL Jobs, Nov. 14, 2013

What It’s Like To Be … A Bartender

Every workplace has a star.

AOL Jobs, Oct. 30, 2013

How International Aid Work Became More Difficult After Sept. 11

When you work as an international relief worker, it’s only “a matter of time before you see something exceptional,” as 36-year old aid worker Simon Hacker recently told AOL Jobs.

AOL Jobs, Oct. 23, 2013

What It’s Like To Be … An Improv Comedian

The odds of making it as a professional comedian are about as good as winning the lottery.

AOL Jobs, Oct. 23, 2013

Half Of Frontline Fast-Food Workers Rely On Public Assistance, Study Says

Taxpayers pick up a $7 billion tab each year for workers, study finds.

AOL Jobs, Oct. 15, 2013

Best Employers In Worst Industries

Good, middle-class positions that offer full-time benefits are getting harder to find.

AOL Jobs, Sept. 27, 2013

Woman Goes ‘Behind The Kitchen Door’ And Exposes Restaurant Industry

Some 13 million Americans — 1 out of every 12 workers — are employed in the restaurant industry. Yet it’s arguably the worst field when it comes to working conditions and pay.

AOL Jobs, Sept. 24, 2013

Employers That Cut The Most Jobs Since The Financial Crisis

The economy is still down a net total of 240,000 jobs from where it was five years ago.

AOL Jobs, Sept. 13, 2013

100 Walmart Protesters Reportedly Arrested In 15-City Strike [UPDATED]

Thousands of workers and activists in 15 cities participated in the protests, the largest action against Walmart since Black Friday’s protests.

AOL Jobs, Sept. 5, 2013

Thousands Of Fast Food Workers Walk Off The Job In 60 Cities

Thursday’s broad turnout is the clearest sign yet that the fast food protests have made the move from the fringe to the front pages of American life.

AOL Jobs, Aug. 29, 2013

The Best Fast Food Chain To Work For?

Should fast-food chains pay workers more than federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour? As fast-food workers and labor activists threaten yet another big walk out for next week, there is one fast food chain that already has the answer: It’s a resounding yes.

AOL Jobs, Aug. 23, 2013

Hundreds Of Fast Food Workers Strike In 7 Cities

In what sector could a worker pull double-duty and still not have enough income to afford shelter?

AOL Jobs, July 29, 2013

How You Will Be Affected By Obamacare

Now that the reform is no longer just a politician’s goal, but a law that’s being implemented piece by piece over the next few years, what does it really mean for the country’s 157 million workers?

AOL Jobs, July 22, 2013

After DOMA: The New Battle For Gay Rights At Work

One thing is clear: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans still don’t have equal rights when it comes to the workplace.

AOL Jobs, June 28, 2013

9 Famous Whistle-Blowers: Where Are They Now?

It’s one of the big questions concerning Edward Snowden, the self-confessed leaker and National Security Agency whistle-blower: What next?

AOL Jobs, June 12, 2013

Embezzlement Cases At A 5-Year High, Report Finds

“We know that major embezzlements usually take five years to be found out, so many schemes that began at the beginning of the crisis are just beginning to pop up,” Chris Marquet, CEO of Marquet International, told AOL Jobs.

AOL Jobs, June 12, 2013

More Jobs Created Under Obama Than Bush, Nonpartisan Report Finds

President Obama has been called a job-killer and worse.

AOL Jobs, Apr. 17, 2013

4 Retail Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Retail salesperson is the most common job in America. The sector is still growing, but most of the jobs come with lousy compensation.

AOL Jobs, Apr. 8, 2013

NYC Fast Food Workers Strike, Demand 107 Percent Raise

A McDonald’s server for three years, the 24-year-old Hall is participating in a city-wide strike of fast food workers.

AOL Jobs, Apr. 4, 2013

Is A Career Coach Worth The Money?

A survey last year by the Lexington, Ky.-based International Coaching Federation found that there were 47,500 professional career coaches worldwide, and nearly two-thirds of them said they’d experienced an increase in clients in the prior year alone.

AOL Jobs, Mar. 6, 2013

IBM’s ‘Transformation’: More Layoffs, Despite Earnings Surge

When a company reports strong end-of-the-year earnings, workers might expect some positive news — maybe a bonus, even.

AOL Jobs, Jan. 23, 2013

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority — And Poorly Paid

For much of the 20th century, America’s unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers — mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants.

AOL Jobs, Dec. 19, 2012

Unions’ Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike.

AOL Jobs, Dec. 14, 2012

Do Right-To-Work Laws Actually Help Workers — Or Management?

On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike.

AOL Jobs, Dec. 13, 2012

Election 2012: Is The Jobs Picture Improving?

Are you better off than you were four years ago?

AOL Jobs, Nov. 4, 2012

New Hope For Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries

When Josh Lewis returned from four deployments with the U.S. Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan in Feb. 2011, he was pushing 30 and ready to launch a civilian career.

AOL Jobs, Oct. 29, 2012

Employers On A Crusade To Hire Post-9/11 Veterans

Sometimes in meetings at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ryan Enriquez is tempted to bark at his employees to “lock it up” when conference calls lose focus.

AOL Jobs, Oct. 11, 2012

Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy — And Workers?

If there’s one position that both presidential candidates can agree on, and it may be the only one, it’s that outsourcing jobs overseas, or “offshoring,” is absolutely terrible for American workers.

AOL Jobs, Sept. 14, 2012

Workplace Violence: Is The Recession Inspiring Worker Rage?

It was perhaps the least appropriate time to make a threat to a co-worker using a “Batman” reference.

AOL Jobs, Aug. 3, 2012

Workers With Asperger’s Syndrome Enter Economy With Challenges, Unique Gifts

Ask Daniel Felner about his $7.65 per hour job as a receptionist at a YMCA branch in New Jersey, and the 26-year-old will get effusive.

AOL Jobs, Jul. 19, 2012

A Job Interview On Ellipticals? Welcome To The Wellness-Crazed Workplace

When Rachel Cooper went for a job interview at a Maryland company last August, she wasn’t sure what to expect.

AOL Jobs, Jul. 17, 2012

New Sites Promise More ‘Scientific’ Method To Job Hunting

The job search has long been an inexact science.

AOL Jobs, Jun. 21, 2012

Would Overturning ‘Obamacare’ Create More Jobs?

“We can’t afford the job-killing policies in Obamacare,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said and tweeted recently.

AOL Jobs, Jun. 15, 2012

Anxious Parents Helicopter Into The Workplace

Michael Echter was antsy.

The Huffington Post, Jun. 9, 2012

Why You Shouldn’t Go Straight To Law School

Each year newly minted college graduates head straight to law school hoping that another degree will help land them a job.

AOL Jobs, Nov. 21, 2011

Infrastructure: Do We Need A New New Deal?

President Barack Obama hasn’t given up on it.

AOL Jobs, Oct. 31, 2011

Doe Fund Helps Ex-Cons Join Ranks Of The Employed

In less than nine months time, Larry Barefield went from being a convict to a professional counselor helping other ex-convicts pull their own lives together.

AOL Jobs, Oct. 4, 2011

9/11 Lives On For Rescue And Recovery Workers

Before September 11 brought a country together, Americans were forced to first privately accept the day’s events as a coordinated terrorist attack.

AOL Jobs, Sept. 9, 2011

Can a President Be Reelected With 9 Percent Unemployment?

No American president has been reelected when unemployment has been higher than 7.2 percent in more than 50 years.

AOL Jobs, Jul. 15, 2011

Do CEOs Deserve to Make 263 Times as Much as You?

The financial crisis inspired a broadly felt sense that something must be done to better regulate the American marketplace.

AOL Jobs, Jul. 15, 2011

Nap Rooms: Trendy Perk That Companies Want to Keep Under the Covers

Google wouldn’t. Neither would Nike. The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce couldn’t even name one business that would.

AOL Jobs, Jun. 21, 2011

Are Illegal Immigrants Really Taking Jobs Away From American Workers?

When the Supreme Court voted to uphold the “Legal Arizona Workers Act” (LAWA) on May 25, the ability for states to revoke business licenses for firms hiring illegal immigrants was protected.

AOL Jobs, Jun. 6, 2011

Amy Sedaris on Why Arts and Crafts Are Recession-Friendly

She’s played a middle-aged former junkie and high school student in Strangers with Candy and will use any excuse to wear a fat suit.

time.com, Nov. 02, 2010

Why Is Twitter So Popular In Brazil?

A recent visit to Twitter’s worldwide trending list would have shown a woman named Senhora Aparecida listed below the name David Arquette and the word midterm.

time.com, Oct. 20, 2010

Ingrid Betancourt on Kidnapping and Freedom

Nearly a half-century long, the civil war in Colombia has seen its fair share of dramatic moments. But few stand out like Operation Checkmate.

time.com, Oct. 06, 2010

Colombia’s Leader Celebrates a Counterinsurgency Success

While in New York City, Colombian President Juan Maneul Santos spoke to TIME about Mono Jojoy, counterinsurgency strategy, relations with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and the current state of affairs in Latin America.

time.com, Sept. 28, 2010

Weekday Vegetarians

“Sushi tastes amazing. A great steak is just amazing.” Those are not the words you expect to hear from a leader of the vegetarian movement.

Time Magazine Aug. 23, 2010

A Brief History Of: The Long Presidential Campaign

Either Tim Pawlenty is a huge fan of the corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair or the outgoing governor of Minnesota is seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2012.

time.com, Aug. 18, 2010

A Brief History Of: International Gay Marriage

On the evening of July 21, the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, convened a ceremony at the Casa Rosada government house in downtown Buenos Aires to formally sign into law a bill legalizing gay marriage.

time.com, July 22, 2010

A Brief History Of: Civil War Reenactment

On July 4th, America’s 300 million citizens will mark the 234th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

time.com, July 03, 2010

Argentines Remember the Disappeared on Facebook

When Facebook users in Argentina logged on to the social network Wednesday, they may have noticed that something had disappeared….

time.com, March 25, 2010

Yankee Stadium Has a New Wild Pitch: Standup Comedy

Pitchers and catchers may have just begun reporting to spring training in Florida, but a lineup of heavy hitters was already looking to slam it out of the park at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night…

The Bronx Ink February 10, 2010

Go East, Young Man: The East Side Readies for the Second Avenue Subway

New York City got its first mass transportation line in 1837. It will get its newest one in 2018.

Zoom NYC December 20, 2009

A Healthy Stop in the South Bronx

A stroll down South Bronx thoroughfares like the Grand Concourse and Melrose Avenue is sure to offer ample selections of basement-priced gin….

The Columbia Journalist December 08, 2009

An Irreverent Argentine Opera

If the Pantheon of Greek gods includes Apollo, Hermes and Zeus, then the one of the Argentine street would be populated by contemporary archetypes like thecheta (snob),garca (hustler) and the milico (soldier)….

The Argentimes February 15, 2009

Sidewalks of the disappeared

How do you remember something that has disappeared?….

Buenos Aires Herald, January 21, 2009

An American First: Jim McGreevey

Like Frances Perkins, Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O’Connor, James E. McGreevey ’78 is an American first…

Columbia College Today, July/August 2007

Shuttle Diplomat: Jay Lefkowitz

“… with Jay, no problem is unsolvable.” Jay Lefkowitz ’84, ’87L, law partner and Presidential adviser, moves comfortably between private and public sectors…

Columbia College Today, Sept/October 2006

Liberal… and Proud of it

Jerry Nadler ’69 has not wavered from his convictions while representing New Yorkers for three decades…

Columbia College Today, May/June 2006

 

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