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Dressing for a Job Interview: What “Professional” Looks Like

When it comes to what to wear to a job interview, is it better to blend in or stand out? Is it smarter to spend big bucks on one item or budget your way through to have more options? Wardrobe consultant and personal stylist Lisa Barry offers services like image consulting, closet editing, and personal […]

Man playing video games and eating pizza while unemployed
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Young, Male and Unemployed? Avoid Video Games to Get Out of Your Parents’ Basement

Plenty of studies confirm what you already know: involuntary unemployment is terribly difficult. Beyond having to skimp on luxuries, revise your budget, update your resume, and polish your job interview skills, finding yourself out of a job is likely to negatively impact your health. Still, there is at least one thing you can do that […]

Life with a SafetyNet and without a SafetyNet
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Life with a SafetyNet (and without)

Check out our infographic featuring two stories of Dave, who unexpectedly got laid off from his job. As you can see, life with a SafetyNet is a lot easier. Do you have a financial safety net in place? PSIC-P1.0-B2-013018

Man suffering from heart attack: Impact of layoffs on your health
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The Impact of Layoffs on Health: Going from Insult to Injury

Heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, arthritis. These are just a few of the chronic or fatal illnesses people are more likely to experience in the months or even years after being laid off. While it doesn’t take a scientist to know that finding oneself out of a job is a terrible feeling—even traumatic—new research quantifies that […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us Closing all U.S. Locations

Originally published in BizTimes | Milwaukee Business News on Jan. 24, 2018 By Corrinne Hess Retail chain operator Toys “R” Us Inc. filed a motion seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin the process of winding down its business and liquidating its inventory at 735 U.S. stores Thursday, one day after announcing its plans to shutter […]

networking after a layoff
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Networking After a Layoff: How to Avoid the Schmooze Blues

If you’ve recently been laid off, perhaps the last thing you want to do is get up at dawn, put on your suit and commute across town to “speed network” with a bunch of strangers to talk about the fact that you are currently unemployed. Depending on your personality, you may love or hate networking. […]

unemployed dads - man stressed at computer
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Tips for Unemployed Dads: How to Lessen the Impact on Your Children

Research reveals some interesting facts about how the children of involuntarily unemployed fathers fare differently than those of involuntarily unemployed mothers. Using data from the 1996 Survey of Income and Program Participation, researchers at the University of Chicago’s Center for Human Potential and Public Policy, found that the children of unemployed fathers faced a higher […]

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Help, I’ve Been Laid Off! What to Do Right Now if You’ve Just Lost Your Job

Cool it. Take a breath. Count to 10. Don’t storm out. You’re going to need to think and act—fast—about some important things including health insurance, unemployment benefits, severance pay and references. If you can, take a brisk walk or do jumping jacks in the bathroom. Call a friend. Sit at your desk and massage these […]

Wisconsin financial wellness survey by Safety Net
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Recent SafetyNet Survey: Wisconsin’s Workforce Lives on Financially Shaky Ground

42% of Those Surveyed Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings First the good news: Unemployment in Wisconsin is at a remarkable low. Across the state the number of applications for unemployment benefits has fallen, and last spring the size of Wisconsin’s labor force hit an all-time high. What’s more, national employment trends continue to indicate […]

gig economy making money between jobs
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Make Money Between Jobs: The Gig Economy Could Save Your Bacon

According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly 25% of Americans now earn at least some money through the “gig economy”—also known as freelance, contract or on-demand work. Others put that number even higher. Made up of independent contractors, online sellers, freelancers, artists and more, one thing is for sure: the number of […]