Parents on benefits who have more than two children could be penalised as part of the government drive to find further cuts in welfare, Iain Duncan Smith has said.
The Conservative work and pensions secretary is expected to use a speech at the Cambridge Public Policy thinktank to say that some parts of the benefits system promote “destructive” behaviour.
He will lay the ground for a fresh assault on the welfare budget and renew warnings that parents on benefits should not [...]
April 12, 2012
Jim Clifton, GEO of Gallup, the leading poll company in America, told Russia Today unemployment will sink Obama’s re-election bid.
Gallup CEO Jim Clifton.
“According to the Gallup poll, if we vote tonight, Romney will beat him… They are not voting for Romney – they just vote against the president,” Clifton said.
Forget Afghanistan, Pakistan and a new war in Africa – Americans are more concerned about losing their jobs. [...]
There are still five days to go before Apple launches the latest version of its hugely-popular iPad in the UK.
But that hasn’t stopped two eager customers setting up camp outside the Apple store on London’s Regent Street in anticipation of the release.
The two men decided to beat the inevitable queues by heading to the central London store way before the March 16 release date.
Zohaib, who is first in the [...]
by Dough Roller
Wasting money doesn’t necessarily mean you’re bad with money. You don’t have to be a shopaholic or a frivolous spender to spend more money than you should.
Often, there are leaks in our budgets that could easily be fixed if we knew what to look for. Some of the biggest money mistakes can be eliminated without even making a big change to your lifestyle.
So before you vow never to eat out again [...]
[The following profile is part of a series on long-term unemployment in America.]
John Schmidt has been unemployed for 150 weeks. Due to various loopholes, the government is still sending him checks.
“It’s absolutely retarded, but I’m not going to turn it down.”
Schmidt has been unemployed since April, 2009 when he lost his job as a database architect at JC Penney. He says he was fired for health reasons.
In his first year of [...]
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Good news: The job market is improving and employers are starting to hire again. But the rules of landing a job have changed.
There’s still a lot of competition out there. If you want to get a foot in the door, you’ll need to use every tool available to you.
If there’s one thing that’s different in the post-recession job market it’s this: [...]
DETROIT (WWJ) – According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday.
WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Fund’s Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means.
“Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… [...]
by David Litton
Finding a job these days is nothing like it used to be even 4 years ago. When I lost my job in 2006, I was able to secure employment within a mere 2 weeks, and had my choice between jobs that offered me a position. Since losing my job in July this year, I have responded to hundreds of job postings (many of which turn out to be [...]
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not an American and I do not live in your country however I do live in a country that houses almost half a million contractors (not military personell)Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.
There are people who get jobs for almost 120 to 140 k a year with all benifits and housing in a 5 star hotel with all benifites included.These guys are friends of mine and their job is to service vehicles that [...]