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Unemployment has led to a rise in panhandling. Lenders cannot help them with payday loans until they can secure steady income.

Unemployment and Begging Go Hand in Hand

Blame the Recession The Onalaska, Wisconsin police department has been receiving an increased number of complaints from residents about panhandling at intersections. Are these people begging because they lost their jobs and are looking for some extra money for the holidays, or are they professional beggars looking for easy money? One thing that is clear
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Federal Minimum Wage and U.S. Labor Laws

Federal minimum wage 2009 Since July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour. That means in every state in the United States, employers must pay workers at least $7.25 per hour. In Washington, D.C., it means employers must pay $8.25 per hour because the law there dictates they must pay $1

Slow Economy Speeds up Worry

A Slow Recovery Reports dated 12/22/2009 state that the US economy is recovering at a rate of 2.2% over the last quarter, but this was below the earlier predicted figure of 3%. There could be a number of reasons for this particular slowdown, but no explanation has been offered as to what this will mean

Unemployment Claims Spike

Same story, different week Last week, new unemployment claims increased for the second week in a row, reaching their highest point since November 2009.  At the same time, shipments and new orders of durable goods were weak as the economy continued to struggle toward recovery. For people without jobs — especially those who weren’t able
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Government Hiring, but Retirees Running for Cash Advance Loans

Uncle Sam Tightening his Belt Defense establishments in the country are on a hiring spree, and have hired 97,445 people in the first nine months of 2009. There’s more to this than meets the eyes as the government is also looking to retire a number of employees in order to control the budget. Should people

$15 billion jobs bill passes Senate 70-28

13 Republicans and two Independents cross the aisle Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) calls it “investing in America.”  After a 70-28 vote in the Senate, the $15 billion Democratic jobs bill1 to stimulate job creation has passed with 55 Democrats, 13 Republicans and two Independents saying yes. Considering just how far the American workforce and
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Back to Business after a Cash Advance Loan

Work: A welcome return I met up with my son this afternoon and I was delighted to see him smiling and looking very relaxed. “What’s going on?” I asked, thinking maybe he’d just gotten a cash advance loan. “Cars are pouring in,” he said. “Don’t ask me why or where from; I don’t know. All

Pay Day Loans can Help when Your Job is Among those Lost Forever

Pay Day Loans are One Option as some Jobs are Lost Forever The recession has brought widespread hardship; borrowing money in the form of pay day loans, a cash advance near you, or help from friends is often one of the few ways that newly casual workers can make it to the next pay cheque.

More consumers are looking to freelancing for quick cash

The job market is still struggling Freelancing can bring quick cash if managed the right way. Today’s job market is still struggling. The unemployment rate throughout the US surpassed 10% months ago. Businesses are still not creating jobs and a lot of the jobs that were eliminated won’t be returning. For example, Detroit’s heavy car
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Gannett Layoffs Could Claim Thousands of Jobs

Another round of Gannett layoffs coming After several large rounds of layoffs in the past couple of years, Gannett layoffs will continue. The nation’s largest newspaper company will eliminate up to 4,500 jobs sometime in the next few days, reports the Wall Street Journal. However, the number of layoffs has been reported by some news sources as