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Comparison of State Unemployment Insurance Laws, 2005
Employment and Training Administration (
0160724988
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive guide provides state-by-state information on workers covered by unemployment insurance, benefit eligibility, methods of financing, and other areas of interest in the unemployment insurance program.

About the Author
Labor Dept., Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security


Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
Jen Lancaster
0451217608
March 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
It doesn't take Lancaster long to live up to her lengthy subtitle ("Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass, or Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office"): in just one chapter, she gloats over cheating a homeless man, is rude to a waitress and passes judgment on all of her co-workers (including her "whore" best friend). She's almost gleeful about lacking "the internal firewall that keeps us from saying almost everything we think," but she doesn't come off as straightforward, just malicious. (Of course, it's possible she's making up much of her dialogue, which is a little too clever to be believable.) Lancaster expects sympathy for her downward slide after getting fired from her high-paying finance job in the post-9/11 recession, and chick lit fans may be...


Unemployment Insurance Investigator (Career Examination Series)

0837323649


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Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed is Shipping American Jobs Overseas
Lou Dobbs
0446577448
August 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
"How can our politicians call trade 'free' when year after year we sustain runaway trade deficits and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs?" Is that pro-worker, left-wing moviemaker Michael Moore speaking? Hardly. Try Lou Dobbs, host of the Lou Dobbs Tonight show on CNN and self-proclaimed "lifelong Republican" on the soapbox against the whole notion of free trade. The issue of American corporations moving overseas in pursuit of cheap labor has become a rallying cry for the otherwise conservative business journalist, and through his national TV show, he has become a lightning rod of controversy for speaking out against it, having been called everything from a protectionist to a communist. True, the book's publication coincides with a hot presidential race, yet Dobbs doesn't see either side as having the...


Fighting Unemployment
David R. Howell
0195165845
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
With much of Europe plagued by high levels of unemployment, it has become widely accepted that the culprit is labor market rigidity and that the prescription can only be labor market deregulation: lower wages, higher earnings inequality, greater decentralization in bargaining, less generous
unemployment benefits, more hiring flexibility, and less job security. Fighting Unemployment critically assesses this free market orthodoxy. With cross-country statistical analyses and country case studies, leading economists from seven North American and European countries contend that this
conventional wisdom has greatly exaggerated the extent to which the unemployment problem can be blamed on protective labor market institutions and that the case for dismantling the welfare state to fight unemployment rests more on free...


Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
Barbara Ehrenreich
0805076069
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Questions for Barbara Ehrenreich

Through over three decades of journalism and activism and over a dozen books, Barbara Ehrenreich has been one of the most consistent and imaginative chroniclers of class in America, but it was her bestselling 2001 book, Nickel and Dimed, a undercover expose of the day-to-day struggles of the working poor, that has been the most influential work of her career. Now, with Bait and Switch, she has gone undercover again, this time as a middle-aged professional trying to get a white-collar job in corporate America. We asked her a few questions about what she found:

Book Review: Your previous book, Nickel and Dimed, became a blockbuster bestseller with a classic "there but for the grace of God go I" liberal message just when the general political mood of the country...



Fighting Unemployment
David R. Howell
0195165853
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With much of Europe plagued by high levels of unemployment, it has become widely accepted that the culprit is labor market rigidity and that the prescription can only be labor market deregulation: lower wages, higher earnings inequality, greater decentralization in bargaining, less generous
unemployment benefits, more hiring flexibility, and less job security. Fighting Unemployment critically assesses this free market orthodoxy. With cross-country statistical analyses and country case studies, leading economists from seven North American and European countries contend that this
conventional wisdom has greatly exaggerated the extent to which the unemployment problem can be blamed on protective labor market institutions and that the case for dismantling the welfare state to fight unemployment rests more on free...


The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences
Louis Uchitelle
1400041171
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Devoting a book to the necessity of preserving jobs is perhaps a futile endeavor in this age of deregulation and outsourcing, but veteran New York Times business reporter Uchitelle manages to make the case that corporate responsibility should entail more than good accounting and that six (going on seven) successive administrations have failed miserably in protecting the American people from greedy executives, manipulative pension fund managers, leveraged buyouts and plain old bad business practices. In the process, he says, we've gone from a world where job security, benevolent interventionism and management/worker loyalty were taken for granted to a dysfunctional, narcissistic and callous incarnation of pre-Keynesian capitalism. The resulting "anxious class" now suffers from a host of frightening ills: downward...


Human Development Report in South Asia
Mahhub UL Haq
019597803X
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This report analyzes the issue of employment from the perspective of people, keeping with the tradition of the centre's previous reports. This Report has been analtically criticized under the view of globalisation and economic growth in the degrading world economy. South Asia has been neither
adequate nor equitable enough to reduce the region's huge backlog of about half a billion people in poverty due to inadequate policy attention to these issues. This Report presents an in-depth explication of the policy frameworks that should be accountable for poverty, illiteracy, rights practiced
by women and children and accumalation of food. It reveals the exposed identity of the government of South East Asia that should explicate the strategic information that is revealed by this report.


Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Studies in Comparative World History)
John Thornton, et al
0521627249
April 28, 1998
Paperback
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Review
'A major contribution ... the strongest and most articulate statement that Africa and Africans were not passive agents ... provocative and insightful.' Paul E. Lovejoy, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Review
"...ambitious and far-reaching reinterpretation....This very significant, far-reaching, impressive work is essential reading for American historians." The Journal of American History

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Social Change and the Experience of Unemployment
Duncan Gallie
0198277822
Apr 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
The most important and disturbing change in the British labor market over the last two decades has been the re-emergence of mass unemployment. This study is a powerful and comprehensive investigation of the effects of being unemployed on individuals' attitudes towards work, their social
relationships, and their psychological health. Breaking new ground in the study of unemployment, the editors use large-scale surveys that allow the first direct comparison between the unemployed and their working counterparts. Their survey takes into account a wide range of variables including the
local labor market, the nature of household relations, and people's work and family histories. This in-depth examination of a key area of government policy is sure to be an important resource for policymakers and scholars well into the...


Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked
Ernie J. Zelinski
1580085520
January 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
An odd mix of amateur psychology and self-help is offered by this engineer happily and creatively unemployed for 14 years. His clear-as-a-bell message is that making the most of leisure involves knowing yourself inside and outside of work. And that, for most overworked and undersatisfied Americans, amounts to an overwhelming task. To some extent, Zelinski tames the process with a combination of humor, cartoons, quotes from the famous (and the not so), fan mail excerpts, and a host of exercises to try. Explored in depth are the nature of boredom (complaining is one sure sign), the value of work, inner passions and goals, and the potential maleficence of money. None of these thoughts are new; Abraham Maslow, for one, advocated the stages toward healthy humanity. Nor are the statistics, remarks, or observations unique. But...


Welfare Regimes and the Experience of Unemployment in Europe
Duncan Gallie
0198280394
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Over the last twenty years, most countries have experienced periods of high unemployment. While this always leads to increased poverty and personal distress, the severity of the effects has varied substantially from country to country. This book looks closely at some of the key factors behind
these differences. It provides for the first time clear evidence about the way in which the nature of the welfare arrangements in a country, together with its family and friendship patterns, can affect the risk that unemployment leads to social exclusion.


Outsourcing America: What's behind Our National Crisis and how We Can Reclaim American Jobs
Ron Hira
0814408680
June 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Two Ph.D.s weigh in on globalism's hottest button. In the Hiras' preface, they note that "Ronald Reagan made most Americans feel proud because he stood for American values, including supporting democracy and free markets abroad." That kind of giant, unexamined assertion does not bode well for a work purporting to be analytical, and this book is best read as a polemic. The economic arguments are legitimate, but following the CNN anchor's foreword calling for a moratorium on outsourcing, the two economist authors give subtle and not-so-subtle cues throughout, starting with the subtitle, that they find the practice dubious at best. Yet, in a refreshing change from the spate of protectionist conservatives calling for the end of outsourcing, the Hiras (they are brothers) offer a worker-friendly set of prescriptions...


Ultimate Guide to Workers' Compensation Insurance (Entrepreneur Magazine's Ultimate Books)
Edward J. Priz
1932531505
August 9, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A strategic guide that arms business owners with ways to escape the growing cost of workers' compensation insurance Workers' compensation insurance adds up to a huge, yet unavoidable, expense for businesses of all sizes. Edward J. Priz has discovered and reclaimed more than $10 million of workers' compensation overcharges for his clients, and now he offers the same professional advice to his readers. This easy-to-understand guide: Enables readers to spot mistakes and stand up to insurance companies Translates complicated technical concepts and industry jargon into simple English Offers a concise explanation of industry practices that directly affect the costs of insurance, with insight on how to make sure a coverage plan is set up accurately Provides detailed information about each state's unique rules and...


The Road to Wigan Pier
George Orwell
0156767503
October 18, 1972
Paperback
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Book Review
Although George Orwell grew up in the relative comfort of the English middle class, his socialist convictions and general sense of fairness led him to hate his country's deeply ingrained class structure. That perspective permeates this book, but the most striking elements are the quotidian details of life that Orwell observes in his first-person account of the lives of coal miners and others in the poor north of England. Wigan Pier is almost too realistic at times, as Orwell brings his unparalleled powers of observation to portray the wretched conditions of the working class. That Orwell may have slanted his reporting to make things look worse than they were is a question that does not lessen the book's interest.

Book Description
In the 1930s Orwell was sent by a socialist...


Unemployment
Richard Layard
0198284349
Dec 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides a broad survey of unemployment. Explaining what has happened to employment levels in the industrialized countries in the 1970s and 1980s, the authors discuss why unemployment is so high and why it has fluctuated so wildly, how
unemployment affects inflation, and whether full employment can ever be combined with price stability. For each issue it develops a relevant theory, followed by extensive empirical analysis, drawing on material from both Europe and America.


The Babe & I
David A. Adler
0152050264
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
"For my birthday I was hoping my parents would give me a bicycle. They only gave me a dime."

So begins David Adler's inspired tale of the challenges and magic--yes, magic--of a depression-era childhood spent in the Bronx, New York. Disappointed, but not surprised by his present, the young narrator in The Babe & I spends his birthday afternoon wandering neighborhood streets with his best friend Jacob, discussing--as always--the New York Yankees and the world's greatest baseball player, Babe Ruth. The boys may have little in the way of monetary goods, but they do live within walking distance of Yankee stadium. They get a special lift from their proximity to this golden team of graced athletes, even if they can never go inside the gate. On this day, however, the stakes are raised significantly when the narrator...



The End of Work
Jeremy Rifkin
1585423130
May 11, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this challenging report, social activist Rifkin (Biosphere Politics) contends that worldwide unemployment will increase as new computer-based and communications technologies eliminate tens of millions of jobs in the manufacturing, agricultural and service sectors. He traces the devastating impact of automation on blue-collar, retail and wholesale employees, with a chapter devoted to African Americans. While a small elite of corporate managers and knowledge workers reap the benefits of the high-tech global economy, the middle class continues to shrink and the workplace becomes ever more stressful, according to Rifkin. As the market economy and public sector decline, he forsees the growth of a "third sector"-voluntary and community-based service organizations-that will create new jobs with government support to...


The Nature of Unemployment in Britian
Stephen Nickell
0198285485
June 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
Examining the characteristics and behavior of unemployed people in Great Britain as they search for work, this study uses specialized data to overcome many problems associated with measuring the effects of economic, demographic, and policy variables on unemployment.


Post Office Jobs: Explore and Find Jobs, Prepare for the 473 Postal Exam, and Locate All Job Opportunities
Dennis V. Damp
0943641241
April 2005
Paperback
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Library Journal
"This popular book has been expanded and updated, a third devoted to testing. Perusable and thorough. Recommended."

Midwest Book Review
"Essential for anyone who seeks to become a postal worker. This book covers the entire Process... Recommended."

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Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
Barbara Ehrenreich
1593977298
September 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Questions for Barbara Ehrenreich

Through over three decades of journalism and activism and over a dozen books, Barbara Ehrenreich has been one of the most consistent and imaginative chroniclers of class in America, but it was her bestselling 2001 book, Nickel and Dimed, a undercover expose of the day-to-day struggles of the working poor, that has been the most influential work of her career. Now, with Bait and Switch, she has gone undercover again, this time as a middle-aged professional trying to get a white-collar job in corporate America. We asked her a few questions about what she found:

Book Review: Your previous book, Nickel and Dimed, became a blockbuster bestseller with a classic "there but for the grace of God go I" liberal message just when the general political mood of the country...



Why Deregulate Labour Markets
Marino Regini
0198296819
July 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Europe's mass unemployment and the call for extensive labor market de-regulation have, perhaps more than any other contemporary issue, impassioned political debate and academic research. With contributions from economists, political scientists and sociologists, Why Deregulate Labour Markets?
takes a hard look at the empirical connections between unemployment and regulation in Europe today, utilizing both in-depth nation analyses and broader-based international comparisons.


The Political Economy of Labour Market Institutions
Gilles Saint-Paul
0198293321
November 30, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The book ascribes a central role to the existence of underlying microeconomic frictions and to redistributive pressures between rich and poor, and shows how these ingredients may give rise to labour market rents, which in turn explain why a coherent set of rigidities arise as the outcome of
the political process.


The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis
Edward E. Gordon
0275984362
September 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“Gordon, business and education consultant, challenges policy makers to address the anticipated shortage of highly educated and technically trained workers, which he attributes in large part to technology growth, globalization, and baby-boomer retirements. He describes a cultural lag that has led to "techno-peasants" who drop out of high school, have outdated career skills, and seem destined for low-paying jobs, and a business environment that focuses too much on short-term profits, outsourcing, and importing temporary workers. To produce a more educated and technically skilled workforce, he recommends a cultural change in which parents are more involved in their children's education. He also discusses how community involvement in education can be enhanced with the development of NGOs that involve businesses in local...


Firing Back : Power Strategies for Cutting the Best Deal When You're About to Lose Your Job
Jodie-Beth Galos, Sandy McIntosh
0471180319
June 2, 1997
Paperback
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From Booklist
Downsizing is a fact of business life in the 1990s, and Galos and McIntosh have focused upon the actual moment of termination. This is a handbook for preparation in an employment crisis, written by a human resources attorney and a freelance writer. Part 1 covers advice for those who suspect or may know that their job is in jeopardy. Parts 2 and 3 address those who have already been terminated but haven't met with their employer to work out a separation package. The fourth part is for those who already have worked out a separation package and are in the process of moving on. Another way to read this book is to begin with the last chapter, entitled "Taking Control of Your Future." The authors offer important advice and insight for anyone in an unsettled corporate environment. Although much of their advice is not new, most...


Welfare Regimes and the Experience of Unemployment in Europe
Duncan Gallie
0198297971
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Over the last twenty years, most countries have experienced periods of high unemployment. While this always leads to increased poverty and personal distress, the severity of the effects has varied substantially from country to country. This book looks closely at some of the key factors behind
these differences. It provides for the first time clear evidence about the way in which the nature of the welfare arrangements in a country, together with its family and friendship patterns, can affect the risk that unemployment leads to social exclusion.


California Unemployment Insurance and Disability Compensation Programs
Esq. California Unemployment Administrative Law Judge, Retired David W. O'Brien (Author), Esq. Jason Hilfrink (Editor)
0974902403

Paperback
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Book Description
An easy to read and understandable book with everything an employer or employee needs to know about the California Unemployment Insurance and Disability Benefits Programs, from the types of benefits available and who is eligibile, to what would disqualify a person from receiving benefits then to the appeals process and court rulings.

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