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Students lose jobs in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter April 9, 2020

Whitman’s decision to move to an online distance-learning system due to the coronavirus outbreak has left some student employees out of work and financially insecure. Director of Human Resources Telara...

Shorter Work Week Would Mitigate Employment Woes

Daniel Merritt February 14, 2013

As a soon-to-be-graduated senior, my next big concern is where I'm going to work. Although it's been over four years since the recession of 2008, job prospects are still fairly grim. Typically, the formula for...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le October 20, 2011

10.6 Percent unemployment rate in the Western United States. 8.2 Percent unemployment rate in the Northeast United States. $1.2 billion The amount in interest 27 states had to pay to the...

American Jobs Act insufficient; more assistance urgent

Daniel Merritt September 22, 2011

Employment has lagged behind economic recovery. We need jobs and we need them now. President Obama's recent push in Washington has been for a piece of legislation known as the American Jobs Act, a piece...

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