Posts tagged as: Unemployment

Discouraged: Black Women, Older Workers Stay Unemployed Longer

Discouraged: Black Women, Older Workers Stay Unemployed Longer

As the New York City economy pulls out of recession, women, blacks and older workers lag behind.

“The Hardest Part is Getting Started”: Job Market Bleak For Recently Released Prisoner

“The Hardest Part is Getting Started”: Job Market Bleak For Recently Released Prisoner

John Wendell was recently released from prison after serving four years for serial burglary. Now back in his mother’s Harlem apartment, he’s looking for work.

Unemployed Seniors Struggle to Find Work

Unemployed Seniors Struggle to Find Work

The country has seen a rise in unemployed seniors; uptown is no exception.

Walmart Tries to Cultivate Harlem Support

Walmart Tries to Cultivate Harlem Support

Harlem community organizations have mixed feelings about Walmart after rumors that the corporation is looking to build a community size store on a 125th Street and Lenox Ave lot.

Harlem’s Job Seekers Get Working Wardrobes

Harlem’s Job Seekers Get Working Wardrobes

A Harlem charity provides low-income women with outfits suitable for job interviews.

Unemployment Remains High Uptown

Unemployment Remains High Uptown

The unemployment rate uptown is about 13.6 percent, compared with 9.2 percent in the city and 9.7 percent nationwide.

Special Report: Unemployment Uptown

Special Report: Unemployment Uptown

Manhattan joblessness doubled over the past year. Businesses have scaled back while residents try to re-invent themselves.

Uptown Latino Families Struggle as Wives Become Breadwinners

Uptown Latino Families Struggle as Wives Become Breadwinners

More men have lost jobs during the recession, so Uptown Latinas have stepped in to provide for their households — sometimes causing a power struggle.

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