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03.31.15 American-In-Training

Three years ago, armed with a prestigious art degree, fluent bilingualism and stellar recommendations, I proudly entered the American workforce for the first time…as a stripper. After graduating in 2012, while my classmates followed their dreams by working odd jobs and investing uncompensated time at “career-building” internships in New York (where dreams are made, duh), […]

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03.18.15 Liam Mathews

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer examined Census data and confirmed that full-time workers in New York have a longer average workweek than their counterparts in 29 other American cities, according to Crain’s. The average New York workweek, from CEO to security guard, totals 49 hours. That includes commute time. The biggest reason for the extended workweek, […]

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11.07.14 Amy K. Nelson

It may not seem like one of the most desirable job in this city, but when a rare enrollment window opened for the first time in seven years, nearly 100,000 people applied to take a test to become a sanitation worker. The test will be issued in February, but open enrollment concluded on Friday. The […]

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09.05.14 Rhett Jones

According to a new study by the Americans’ Use Of Time (AUOT) project, though people believe they are too busy and have less free time, we actually have been gradually getting less busy over the last 40 years. It’s taken as common wisdom that we’re getting busier as a society. With Americans scrambling to acquire jobs, trying […]

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02.04.14 Andy Cush

The owners of a home on Butler Street in East Elmhurst felt so grateful towards a city sanitation worker after he picked up a large load of garbage from their building — including furniture and bulk wood — that they offered him a $20 tip. He accepted, and because of that, he lost his job. […]

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11.26.12 Andy Cush

State officials announced yesterday that more than 5,000 New Yorkers would be hired for temporary jobs to assist in the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy. Nearly $30 million in federal Labor Department money will go towards hiring workers, who will be paid $15 per hour for about 6 months. FEMA is also looking to create 700 […]

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06.18.12 Andy Cush

New numbers released by the state paint a rosy picture of our jobs outlook here in the City. According to the state Department of Labor, New York City has recovered all jobs lost in the recession, adding 79,000 private-sector jobs last month. Patrick Muncie, spokesman for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, touted the […]

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01.20.11 Lauri Apple

The city’s unemployment rate decreased last month, but only because people stopped looking for jobs. Because they’ve given up. Because there are no jobs. And even when there are jobs, they don’t pay good wages or reduce the city’s ridiculous income gap in any significant way, so why even bother trying? […]

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04.07.10 Bucky Turco

Learn how to climb trees in NYC, professionally! […]

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12.31.09 Cajun Boy

For those of you on the West Coast who need a job, here’s one: an internet porn production company is seeking a “stage custodian” who is “comfortable and willing to possibly clean up human fluids from shoots as well as dildos and props from shoots.” Apply today! |NBC| […]

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