While unemployed job seekers in their 20s find if difficult to find work, those in their 50s are finding it nearly impossible. Research by the Federal Reserve in San Francisco finds that older workers, who are in the ranks of the long-term unemployed, have almost no chance of getting hired.
A free educational platform that uses social gaming to teach job seekers the basics of how to use the Internet to land employment will soon be available at libraries in San Francisco and Santa Clara County.
Job seeker Mary Hurt said she sent out her resume numerous times only to never hear from a company. Almost 90 percent of top companies are using a resume tracking systems to scan for keywords. According to career counselor Eileen Williams, there are a few ways job applicants can make it through the scanning machine.
A major Yahoo shareholder who exposed a fabrication on the new CEO’s academic credentials is demanding that the Internet company fire him for unethical conduct.