Robert Nott The Santa Fe New Mexican Published 5:56 PM EST Nov 25, 2018 Pain from the knife wound remained intense long after the altercation that Colin Tenorio was involved in at a Santa Fe park in the summer of 2015. The 23-year-old from Santo Domingo Pueblo said he was defending himself against an unknown assailant when he suffered a bloody wound to his left arm that required two surgeries. Two years later, Tenorio was still in pain. He tried various medical remedies, including the highly addictive oxycodone, but nothing quite worked. In February, after studying the benefits of various strains of medical marijuana, he received a license to legally use it to combat the pain. "It calmed me down, relaxed my body," he said. The pain diminished. But a new agony awaited: Tenorio couldn't get a job because so many local employers required him to take a drug test as a condition of employment. "I figured I could get a job, no problem," he said. "It didn't even come to mind that I … [Read more...] about Medical pot can disrupt job searches in New Mexico
Depressing job search
I am so excited to be the one to tell you this: If you hate your job, now is a great time to quit. After you get another one, of course. But that probably won’t be too difficult. Jobs in Buffalo Niagara are easier to get than they’ve been in nearly two decades, and employers across every industry are desperate for workers. They’re scrambling and will snap you up in an instant. If you’re overworked and underpaid, it’s a good time to negotiate for more money or more vacation, too. Employers ought to know it’s easier (and less expensive) to sweeten the pot and keep a good employee than to try to find a new one in this market. I’ve never been more encouraged than I was while researching a story about the low unemployment rate, which ran in The News on Labor Day. Writing about tough job markets is depressing. Writing about tough labor markets is exhilarating. I talked to lots of the aforementioned scrambling employers, and to Maggie Shea, a partner … [Read more...] about Discount Diva: Hate your job? Now is a great time to quit.
By Ethan Baron | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 1, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: August 1, 2018 at 6:03 am David Casarez came west to Silicon Valley with his life in a van and startup dreams in his eyes. Within months, the web developer and would-be entrepreneur was hugging Apple CEO Tim Cook and interviewing at the legendary tech firm. But no job offer came, from Apple or any other company, and Casarez found himself sleeping in stairwells and on park benches, surviving on pouches of tuna and ramen-noodle cups, twitching at every night-time noise and weeping over his plight, he says. Now, after a random photo of Casarez standing with a job-search sign beside a Mountain View intersection went viral, he’s fielding expressions of interest from some 200 companies, more than 70 in the Bay Area. “I was just out there at the intersection hoping that somebody at least would take my resume and give me a job offer in the Bay Area,” said … [Read more...] about He hugged Tim Cook, bought the iPhone X, then was homeless by the roadside, asking for a job
A U.S. program that guarantees jobs for the unemployed would attract about 15 million people even amid the lowest jobless rate since 2000, helping bring the economy to true full-employment status, according to a left-leaning group of academics.The cost, in terms of adding to the federal budget deficit, would be as much as $378 billion annually in the first five years and $415 billion each of the following five years, according to the paper released Tuesday by researchers including Stephanie Kelton, a former economic adviser for 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. That’s assuming the program started in the first quarter of this year, offered $15-an-hour wages plus health insurance and childcare, and ran for a 10-year forecast period. It’s unclear how much support the proposition — in a similar vein as universal health care — will gain, especially among Democrats seeking new economic messages and policy ideas after President Donald Trump won in … [Read more...] about U.S. jobs guarantee held out as path to true `full employment’
In this image made from video, New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers Scott Lacrosse, Mike Matson and Shawn Macfadzen look at GPS coordinates to plan where to search for Alec White. Courtesy Conservation officers Mike Matson and Scott Lacrosse talk with 16-year-old Alec White’s father Jeff White before the search for Alec in Loudon in November. Courtesy— The search Alec White last November brought together almost 100 people. Courtesy By LEAH WILLINGHAM Monitor staff Friday, April 13, 2018 Print Loudon When Tina and Jeff White’s son Alec went missing last November, nearly 100 people, including Fish and Game officers, police, U.S. marshals and other volunteers embarked on a massive search along Route 106 in Loudon.Along for the multi-day effort were filmmakers with Animal Planet’s North Woods Law, a reality show that takes viewers deep into the heart of New Hampshire backcountry.Tina and Jeff had given … [Read more...] about Search for Loudon 16-year-old who died by suicide featured on ‘North Woods Law’