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  • Dream big: Employment for adults with disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    2 days ago

    What group in the United States today has the highest  percentage of unemployed? It is not women, or one particular ethnic group, or even those without a college degree. The group with the highest percentage of unemployed, some 80 percent in most parts of the country, is adults...

  • Picking a Path

    By Beit T'shuvah

    June 12, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    By Jaclin Miller

    One of the most repetitive questions that I’ve experienced throughout my life since I was a child is “What do you want to do with your life?” Some come from a concerned standpoint, others seem to be genuinely interested, and some I think are aiming to lift my...

  • Feeding Our Workers

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 19, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    I recall my experiences as a teenager working waiting tables in various restaurants. There was a high-paced energy that was difficult to maintain, but the greatest challenge was constantly being hungry while serving others food. Today, many have it much worse than anything I...

  • Tackling the Job Search

    October 24, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    After some 40 years in the business world, Gordon Steen never thought his morning would start outdoors with hyenas, elephants and monkeys.

    But that was more than six years ago, before he had closed his 17-year-old shipping-and-packing business. While contemplating his next career...

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  • $2.5 million grant will place young adults with disabilities in jobs

    June 28, 2011 | 10:37 am

    A $2.5 million grant to Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston will fund a groundbreaking program that places young adults with disabilities in jobs.

    The Ruderman Family Foundation provided the grant to fund the “Young Adult Transitions to Work” program, which provides young...

  • The big switch: Eight practical steps to making a career change

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 29, 2010 | 2:34 pm

    Back in the olden days, Pops worked at the same manufacturing plant his entire adult life, waking up every morning at the same time, returning home with the same empty lunch pail, wearing the same faded work uniform. A carpenter was a carpenter for life; a lawyer stayed a lawyer and...

  • VIDEOS: Wassup 2008 meets Jewish Wassup

    By The Web Guy

    October 27, 2008 | 11:21 pm

    Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.

     

    This is not the first parody of the Budweiser beer commercial, of course.  There’s this ‘Jewish Wassup’ from a few years back:

     

  • Charedi yuppies

    By David Suissa

    December 26, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Moshe Shapoff was blown away by the look of the building. He was seeing it on a computer screen in three dimensions, and he couldn't believe the level of detail. It was a redesign of a residential building in Jerusalem, which the architect had made bigger, more modern and certainly...
  • American ideas boost bid to get Israelis to work

    By Dina Kraft

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    One advocacy group's look at the problem
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    Eti Sharabi walked through the glass doors and marveled at the shining hardwood floors and the walls splashed with green and orange, making this space feel more like a sleek advertising or architectural firm than...

  • Vocational Service Gains Career Center

    By Marc Ballon

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    To Vivian Seigel, Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) is a living, breathing entity that must grow with the times or risk irrelevance. That's why the organization she heads announced in April that it had acquired a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that, like JVS, provides an array of...

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker Find Me a Job

    By E.B. Solomont

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Benjamin Brown found out a master's degree in Jewish history didn't help him much in finding a job. So a few years ago, Brown, 29, launched an employment Web site for the Jewish community, which he named JewishJobs.com. The initiative seems to have been a success: Brown not only...

  • Material Instincts

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Every day before Dina Goldstein (not her real name) leaves the house to take her two young children to day care and herself to work, she grabs two bagels and two boxes of orange juice. After buckling the kids into the car, she gives them the bagels and the juice, and they eat...

  • We Have Mountains to Melt

    By Sen. Paul Wellstone

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Below is an excerpt from a speech delivered by the late Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) at the Shadow Convention in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 1999. Wellstone, his wife, daughter, three campaign aides and two pilots were killed in a plane crash Oct. 25, see story, p. 18.

    I was, this past...

  • Jew in a Gentile World

    By Marisa N. Pickar

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I found a job! After spending three years in Jerusalem, I am now gainfully employed in Orange County. I'm also in deep culture shock.

    Before moving to Israel I had lived in Los Angeles, where Jews abounded at each of my jobs. I rarely interacted with non-Jews in Israel, much less...

  • American Aliyah to Rise

    By Adam Wills

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles resident George Giles, 26, Has been looking for a job in marketing ever since he was laid off five months ago. With the economy continuing to falter following Sept. 11 and a child on the way, George is hoping that his job search will be more fruitful in Israel.

    The Los...

  • Finding Work in a Bear Market

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It was a rough transition for Debbie Murphy. She had just emerged from a difficult divorce after being trapped for two decades in an abusive marriage. Two years ago, she found herself on her own for the first time, unemployed and unequipped.

    "Even though I had a bachelor's degree and...

  • My Year with Pork

    By Bob Andrews

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    About a year and a half ago I found myself in need of employment. I scoured the papers in search of openings in my field, which is quality control of food products. One opening caught my eye -- "QC Manager of a medium-size food processing plant, within commuting distance." Just what...

  • A Beacon of Hope

    By David Evanier

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Carlanna is a young woman who was paralyzed in a car accident in high school. She is now a producer with the "Judge Judy" show. Alex is a qualified doctor from the Ukraine who cannot work in his profession here. He is now a highly successful radiology technician. Irene was a newly...

  • Help Wanted, Will Train

    By Aviva Mandl

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Looking for a job where you can impart knowledge, be a positive role model and get all the Jewish holidays off? One field offering those opportunities desperately needs qualified people: Jewish education. Nationwide, day schools, supplementary schools and after-school Hebrew programs...

  • Pray for the Union Label

    By Eric H

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Asserting the moral high ground and evoking biblical imagery, Jewish labor activists announced at the AFL-CIO's national convention here in Los Angeles last weekend a new interfaith campaign to protect worker's rights.

    The National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, formed with...

  • Singles

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    I'm reading amagazine. Apparently, there's a woman who won't stop having plasticsurgery until she looks exactly like a cat. I'm pondering theimplications of this when someone walks by my cubicle. Fortunately,I've positioned myself and the magazine so that passers-by mightassume my...