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Black Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Rate Since 2007

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As the economy has been getting better, one number has been stubbornly high: the unemployment rate for Black Americans. While Black folks have always found it more difficult to find jobs than their white counterparts, the unemployment rate for African-Americans has remained in the double digits for the...

Study: Applying For Jobs That Require Drug-Testing May Actually Benefit Blacks

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U.S. companies with limited or no drug testing turn away black applicants under the implied assumption that we use drugs, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER.) Economics professor Abigail Wozniak of University of Notre Dame, who conducted the...

Study: Women Lead Just as Well as Men

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Despite recent chit chat that led to a debate on whether or not women can lead, a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology just found there is no difference in perceived leadership effectiveness of men and women. Both genders are equally likely to...

New Research Shows Women Do Not Apply to ‘Male-Sounding’ Jobs

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According to a study performed by the Technische Universitat Munchen, women skip job ads that use descriptors stereotypically reserved for men. University researchers showed  260 participants some job listings for management positions and found that women didn’t find the job appealing if the ad used...

5 Tips To Remember On Your Next Interview

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The interview process nearly always includes a sit down with human resources as well as your potential future boss and colleagues. The folks in HR don’t have to do your job everyday so they know the bare minimum about the day-to-day requirements of the position...

Study: Gender Wage Gap Worse for African-American and Hispanic Women

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The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has released a new analysis detailing the significant gap in wages earned by African-American women and Latinas compared to white, non-Hispanic women and men. The November 2013 report, Closing the Wage Gap is Crucial for Women of Color and Their...