Unemployment http://wshu.org en LI businesses pledge to hire more veterans http://wshu.org/post/li-businesses-pledge-hire-more-veterans <p>More than&nbsp; a dozen Long Island businesses have signed a pledge to hire more veterans.&nbsp; The New York Mets, the utility company National Grid and the medical supply company Henry Schein are some of those business.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:41:55 +0000 Gabrielle Fonrouge 21174 at http://wshu.org Conn House passes bill to help long-term unemployed get job interviews http://wshu.org/post/conn-house-passes-bill-help-long-term-unemployed-get-job-interviews <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats who control the Connecticut legislature would like to see businesses hire the long term unemployed. They say some businesses do not consider unemployed workers for available jobs. A bill that would prohibit such discrimination passed the state House of Representatives on Friday.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:25:25 +0000 Ebong Udoma 16450 at http://wshu.org Conn House passes bill to help long-term unemployed get job interviews AARP: Unemployed over age 50 have harder time finding work http://wshu.org/post/aarp-unemployed-over-age-50-have-harder-time-finding-work <p>The American Association for Retired Persons says it takes those who are unemployed over age 50 about one year on average to find a new job.&nbsp; That's almost twice as long as someone under 50.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:34:04 +0000 Dan Katz 10881 at http://wshu.org