Archive for ‘Unemployment’

December 1, 2009

Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 was recently passed into a law to be taken into effect as early as December 1 of 2009. In this bill are the parameters to bring forth a solution to the current economic downsizing that has been witnessed in the approach of addressing the specifics of the work place, allocating tax credits of first time homebuyers, and extending the employment law guideline to the small business work place as the effort to account for a national approach to health care is implemented.

This bill currently expresses a specific concern of states that have an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent or higher. Why?

In October, 29 states reported increases in unemployment mainly to be viewed as a lack of industrial and tourism industries on an economic assumption. Regionally, the western states of the nation are suffering the most defined and harshest conditions of the current unemployment crisis. Making it harder to totally evaluate the dynamics as to how to truly alleviate the wide spread increase in unemployment on a national level.

As we await the release from the Department of Labor for the November assumptions, it maybe concluded that we are more over anticipating another quarter of increased unadjusted unemployment through-out the nation. A bad sign approaching the current holiday season where the spending projections have the nation suffering another major quarterly loss. How can we afford to influence the economy with spending and tax credits if the continual assumption already anticipates losses?

This might be a reason why an approach towards the small businesses is expressed in this bill as well. Employment Law as a current assumption addresses the recent and important changes in employment laws that may affect small businesses, including the increase in the federal minimum wage as well as including safety, health, and nondiscrimination policies. Drawing the assumption that expresses the emphasis towards resolving the lack of attention taken to personal gain and values of those amongst all aspects of the American work force. Soundly, as a nation, this sort of direction is needed as the specific venues of Labor and work force practices have adjusted the economic assumption of individuals amongst this down-trodden society.

So what is the real approach to be considered as a sound reasonable approach to help decrease this nations rising unemployment? To keep trying failed attempts to stimulate a negative economy with bail-out packages and continual stimulus incentives or to take a leap and inspire the smaller portion of this nations struggling work and labor market? What ever it is, as of now it has amounted to the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009.

September 18, 2009

Homeless Prevention

In September of 2008, members of the House along with several members of the Housing and Urban Development committee began talks to discuss changes in how homelessness is characterized and defined in the eyes of America. Since then, efforts have come to pass in the regards of preventive responses considering how homelessness is characterized by the Housing and Urban Development committee.

Under federal guidelines when considering someone that expresses the defined characterization of homelessness: “A homeless individual shall be eligible for assistance under any program provided by this chapter, only if the individual complies with the income eligibility requirements otherwise applicable to such program.”(Title 42, Chapter 119, Subchapter I; 11302. General definition of homeless individual)

The United States has the largest number of homeless women and children that has been reported since the Great Depression, have so many families been without homes. Homelessness became a significant social problem in the 1980s. The number of people experiencing homelessness has risen steadily to the present levels of three to four million annually.

As the start of 2009 and a new presidency begins the approach considered by this nation is that homelessness can be ended before it becomes a permanent feature of the national landscape. From that thought congress in its 111th session has introduced The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP),” under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Rapid Re-Housing is an innovative program that facilitates rapid re-housing by relying on early identification and resolution of a family’s or individual’s “housing barriers” and providing the assistance necessary to facilitate their return to permanent housing.

As Homeless Prevention is expressed, rapidly re-housing those that have been threaten by job loss and foreclosure by boosting the economic approach upon a federal response is the best option as of yet. Housing has become affordable to the point that this is the best case scenario to place an impactful consideration towards the employment and housing industries while they are pliable regarding a public view.

September 18, 2009

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September 9, 2009

Job Referral Search Engines, Which ones work the best

A growing trend in this nation is the usefulness of the internet. As that is expressed a modernized approach towards employment referral harnesses that usefulness and attempts to bring forth a rational consideration of the method of employment searching and networking. I’m talking about directions such as snag,, hot,,,, etc. As the internet has become a common resourceful tool and the theory of internet employment search engines have become easy, accessible and known to work and provide the service sought a valid question has become as employment search considerations have become a common topic of discussion through-out a nation plagued with employment issues. Which employer referral search engine is the best at providing the best potentials and services offered in the approach of employment search?

Each search engine has it’s own individual approach towards offering the best known tools to help aid in the approach towards gaining employment. Each bringing a progressive professional trademark that is expressed in the referral approach taken such as, employment council association endorsers, human resources alliances, corporate bank professional sponsors, and so on. For what? For those that are seeking employment what does all this mean when the main goal sought in the usage of the search engine is to obtain employment?

July 15, 2009

Reflecting the trend of growing family homelessness

It seems that under the assumption of the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) provided by the Department on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) there has not been much to add when the concerns of homelessness is presented. Meaning that accorind to the update the number of recorded homeless individuals has not changed much since the last report, in fact, the numbers have not cahnged much since the 2005 report was published.



Aren’t we as a nation facing one of the most economicaly uncompromisable assumptions of a recession that this nation has witnessed, ever?

Yes, However, the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) does not count individuals and families temporarily staying with others, or living at their own expense in motels. Individuals and families in these dire circumstances are erroneously viewed as housed, to be considered homeless only when they wind up on the streets or in emergency shelters. The newly passed HEARTH Act requires HUD to begin defining many of these individuals and families as homeless.

Bringing us to the assumption of the HOMELESSNESS PULSE PROJECT.

The Homelessness Pulse project is intended to help the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gain a better understanding of the impact of the current economic crisis on homelessness. This understanding relies heavily on collecting up-to-date information on how counts of homeless persons may be changing as the crisis unfolds.

July 10, 2009

It’s here, the expected change in the minimum wage.

Federal wage floor will rise to $7.25 an hour on July 24. Hike will be felt in 29 states. Can the job market handle it?

The federal minimum wage is set to increase later this month as the job market shows signs of further decay.

The federal minimum wage will go to $7.25 an hour on July 24 from its current level of $6.55, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The impact will be felt in 29 states, and many of them plan to match the federal minimum when it goes through.

Seven states already have laws mandating $7.25 minimum pay, while 14 states and Washington, D.C., exceed the new minimum. Employers are required to pay whichever is the highest: Federal or state. (Higher Minimum Wage Coming Soon by Aaron Smith
Wednesday, July 8, 2009;

As the approach of the federal change in the current minimum wage draws closer, what does this say about the current economic crisis that we are feeling as of now?

Unemployemnt is still rising and expected to turn out an unanticipated larger amount of unemployed than ever. As of now the federal assumption of the unemployment rate is currently standing at 9.5%.

Foreclosures are still affecting americans across the nation as the July 24th due date of wage changes approaches. The number of homeless families in suburban areas increased by 56% in 2008, while the number of homeless families in rural areas increased by 34%. This is according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “2008 Annual Homeless Assessment Report” released to Congress today.

So, will the current change in the minimum wage have any effect on what is going on in this nation as a financial assumption? My opinion is a strong “NO”, however there is still hope.

July 10, 2009

A letter from Representitive Alan Grayson

Dear Mr. Shaw:

Thank you for contacting me with your opinions on legislative issues. Hearing from the people of Central Florida helps me better represent the 8th District.

As we move forward and address tough issues like the economy, health care reform, and other important legislation in the 111th Congress, know that I will be taking your thoughts into consideration.

Again, I appreciate hearing from you. If I can be of assistance to you or your family in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me at any of my offices.

July 9, 2009

Section 8 vouchers to be increased, or not.

Currently there is legislation that is being sought to consider allowing 200,000 section 8 voucher to being place into circulation over the next ten years. This will happen only if the financial services committee approves.

Current consideratios of section 8 housing voucher voting.
The vote on the Shelly Moore Capito amendment to only authorize new 20,000 vouchers is rescheduled to tomorrow, Thursday, July 9 at 9:30 AM (edt).

Oppose the Capito amendment.
Support 200,000 new vouchers each year for 10 years.
this consideration carries the same implementations that the National Housing Trust Fund stand for currently.

National Low-income Hosuing Coalition

July 9, 2009

Unemployed and facing homelessness?

For some time now I’ve received comments on my sites concerning unemployment and homelessness. I’m still in the research stage myself, however there is a direct direction that I wish to move towards.

Unemployed and want to blog about it in an unemployment forum goto There are tons of people here searching for answers.

Unemployed and want to blog in an unemployment blogging forum, goto Theres tons of bloggers here search for shelters and a way to defeat homelessness.

July 8, 2009

Health Care Reform and Homelessness

Currently, there has been considerable talk about strecthing the limits of health care availability for those that might not be able to afford it. The following is a post that I receivedd from NPACH: The National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness.

The current economic crisis has affected not only the current housing and credit concerns that we as an american value, it has brought forth the attention of matters that express health care as epidemics such as the swine flu crisis have brought considerable attention upon specialists and private providers to anticipate larger numbers of uninsured patients.

Health Care Reform and Homelessness
Current proposals would expand Medicaid eligibility to everyone with an income at or below 133% or 150% of the federal poverty level, without any disability requirement. Because nearly all children below 200% (and sometimes higher) are already covered by the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP), this would be most significant for single homeless adults or adult parents in homeless families. Currently, these individuals do not typically get coverage through their low wage employment, and cannot qualify for Medicaid if they are not disabled. NPACH has recently joined a broad coalition, with Families USA and many other national groups, to focus on ensuring that any final health reform legislation extends coverage to everyone who is homeless, and includes provisions to facilitate enrollment for people facing high barriers such as the lack of a mailing address or the lack of ID or other documentation. This will not be an easy fight – expanding coverage costs money, and Members of Congress are already seeking ways to limit it. NPACH: The National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness (