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Long Term Unemployment

As the effects of the great recession recede and the unemployment rate continues to decline we still hear about the effects of long term unemployment on our society.

Things Not To Do In A Job Interview

One of the most stressful interactions anyone can go through is a job interview. It combines a unique mixture of hope and dread. And, in one relatively short period of time can determine how someone’s life will evolve.

Red Flags When Searching for a Job Online

How does one distinguish a true job posting from a posting that will lead them to a dead end or something worse like a scam?

How the Unemployed Spend Their Days

For the majority of Americans the largest portion of most days is dedicated to our jobs and careers. Though for the millions of those who are unemplo

For the majority of Americans the largest portion of most days is dedicated to our jobs and careers. Though for the millions of those who are unemployed their days are filled with a variety of vastly different activities, some of which you may find surprising.

Why Helping Someone Secure Employment Requires More than Just a Job

Collaboration with Other Social Service Agencies is Critical to Building Self-Sufficiency

The barriers to employment often go well beyond a lack of marketable job skills. Goodwill works with social service agencies to help eliminate obstacles.

The Misconception of Hiring Homeless People

For the past 14 years the COG has conducted an annual count of the Washington DC area’s homeless population and formerly homeless population.

On May 14, 2014, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) released its Results and Analysis from the 2014 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region.

The Emotional Fragility of Life is Easily Shattered

Last week a tragic story unfolded in our nation’s capital that was reported in the Washington Post, Woman, 30, Charged in Mother’s Fatal Stabbing.

Taking Action on Long Term Unemployment

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Recent statistics from the Department of Labor peg the nationwide unemployment rate at 6.7%. While this has been declining in recent years as the economy slowly recovers, what this number does not reveal is how many of those individuals have been out of work for at least a year.



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