Ex-convicts struggle to find work in Baltimore

Jun 25, 2015
In Baltimore, and elsewhere, having a criminal record can be a barrier to work.
Posted In: Baltimore, employment, criminal justice
Michael Peña with his wife, Lorraine Sanchez-Peña, and nephew, Elijah.

Fatherhood programs pair job training with therapy

Jun 19, 2015
Welding classes and Freud helped ex-convict be a better parent.
Posted In: dads, emotions, employment, therapy, family

Teens' summer job prospects improve

Jun 5, 2015
Unemployment has fallen, but they still face competition for seasonal work.
Posted In: employment, teens, temporary staffing

How elite students get elite jobs

May 22, 2015
Why people from exclusive or affluent backgrounds often land the most prestigious jobs.
Posted In: inequality, employment, students, college
The outside of the shuttered FMC Corp. plant in Baltimore. The plant used to produce insecticides and other agricultural chemicals, but in 2008, the company moved its operations overseas to save costs. About 130 employees were laid off.

How many jobs does $100 million get you?

May 20, 2015
Baltimore's "Empowerment Zones" offer a history of qualified success.
Posted In: Baltimore, poverty, employment, Housing
Employers recruit at a free job fair in Marietta, Georgia. A report released Friday shows that 223,000 jobs were added in April.

Why the jobs report only tells part of the story

May 8, 2015
There’s more economists want to know.
Posted In: wages, employment, economists

Koch Industries 'Bans the Box'

Apr 28, 2015
Charles Koch's company won't ask applicants if they've been convicted of a crime.
Posted In: Koch, employment, job applications
Everest College is one of the college systems owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc.

What Corinthian Colleges' failure means at for-profits

Apr 27, 2015
Corinthian Colleges Inc. says it will close its remaining campuses.
Posted In: Corinthian Colleges, lawsuit, for-profit colleges, employment

Another wave of migrants drown in the Mediterranean

Apr 20, 2015
Many are trying to enter Europe to escape violence and find job opportunities.
Posted In: migrants, employment, tragedy, bbc world service

As oil jobs falter, North Dakota feels the squeeze

Apr 3, 2015
Falling oil prices slashed thousands of jobs in oil and gas extraction, including some on the Bakken oilfield in North Dakota.
Posted In: crude oil, employment, Labor Department