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  • changed1
    started a topic When to bring up BK13?

    When to bring up BK13?

    I am in the process of applying for jobs. I noticed that on a recent on-line application, it said that they will pull a credit report and other reports to determine my "fitness and character" for the job. I am in Oregon, where it is against the law to use credit scores in the application...
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    Last edited by changed1; 03-25-2013, 09:27 PM.

  • Careers Are Dead. Welcome To Your Low-Wage, Temp Work Future

    August 30, 2012

    Finally, some statistics to prove the stereotypes right. According to a recent survey from Millennial Branding and Payscale, Millenials really are most likely to be employed in service industry jobs. So, all those jokes about post-graduation latte pouring and t-shirt folding...
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  • Florida consumers still in financial distress, but showing signs of improvement

    May 20, 2011

    WEST PALM BEACH — The financial picture for US households improved in 2011’s first quarter as employment levels rose and consumers continued to better manage their household budgets. And in Florida, while consumers are still experience financial distress, improvements...
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  • McDonald's Hired 62,000 At Employment Event; Over One-Million Applied

    April 28, 2011

    McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), the world’s biggest restaurant chain, said it hired 24 percent more people than planned during an employment event this month.

    McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applic...
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  • 6 myths about credit report checks by employers

    April 25, 2011

    6 myths about credit report checks by employers
    By Erica Sandberg

    Competition for decent jobs is fierce these days, but are employers weeding out undesirables by analyzing every applicant's credit report? Forget what you think you know about employers'...
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  • AP Analysis: US Economic Stress Eased In February

    April 14, 2011

    Thanks to lower unemployment and fewer bankruptcies, the nation's economic stress edged down in February as all but five states strengthened from January, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis.

    Three states that were hit hardest by the recession...
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  • tobee43
    started a topic 5 states shrinking unemployment

    5 states shrinking unemployment

    January 12 2011

    Some states have been better than others at chipping away at their high unemployment rates. Here are five that have helped put their residents back to work.

    Most improved players ;

    Unfortunately for millions of unemployed Americans, the forecast...
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  • Slow Job Growth Dims Expectation of Early Revival

    January 8, 2011

    The year 2010 ended on a disappointing note, as the economy added just 103,000 jobs in December, suggesting that economic deliverance will not arrive with a great pop in employment.

    Signs still point to a long slog of a recovery, with the unemployment rate...
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  • December jobs report: Unemployment falls to 9.4%

    January 7, 2011

    The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 9.4% -- its lowest level since May 2009, the Labor Department reported Friday.

    Businesses were hiring, adding 113,000 jobs to payrolls in the month. But the government...
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    Last edited by Flamingo; 01-07-2011, 09:46 PM.

  • tobee43
    started a topic 2011 Workforce/Workplace Forecast

    2011 Workforce/Workplace Forecast

    January 2, 2011

    Every year at about this time, we issue our annual forecast and again, this year, we offer you our full forecast (longer than our usual alert) for the coming year. Enjoy.

    1. Recruiting will intensify. We are already seeing the large companies looking...
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    Last edited by Flamingo; 01-02-2011, 05:52 PM.

  • Fallonedward
    started a topic How to say Your Unemployed

    How to say Your Unemployed

    We filed BK7 in November of this year and now we are attending numerous family events and gatherings and evertime someone shakes my hubbys hand and says "So who do you work for and what do you do" Hubby is like a deer in the headlights and sputters out I left xyz company in March and I'm...
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  • EEOC Sues Company for Using Credit History in Hiring Decisions

    December 22, 2010

    Sending a sharp warning to employers nationwide, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the Kaplan Higher Education Corporation on Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against black job applicants through the way it uses credit histories in its hiring process....
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  • ccsjoe
    started a topic Best Christmas Gift I've Ever Given

    Best Christmas Gift I've Ever Given

    Many of you know I am in the middle of changing jobs. For those that don't, I was stuck in what, to me, was a dead end job and being quite miserable. I was able to secure a much more promising job and start next month, on the same date as my last day for objections date.

    In leaving...
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  • Employment Background, Criminal & Credit Checks-What's in them

    I was recently offered a position with a large, national financial corporation, and requested a copy of their background, criminal and credit investigation on me for employment purposes. Here's what is contained in the report. The report was prepared by a very large national data services provider,...
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  • Finance & Securities Industry-New Job

    I'm not post-discharge yet but wanted to share my story here as it does shed some light and provide some hope to those struggling with the background and credit checks of new employment post bankruptcy.

    Let me start by saying I have a job. I was just looking for a better job. My specialty...
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