While job seekers of the past often turned to the want ads posted in local newspapers, today's job seekers readily rely upon the Internet and a host of career and job websites. LinkedIn is one of most popular and reputable of these job and career sites.
In past decades, a U.S. worker likely worked for one business or company and his or her employer bore the responsibility of training and paying and providing for an employee's safety at work. Today the relationships between employers and employees have become more fractured and complex and less defined.
Many workers in the Los Angeles area take their jobs and careers seriously. No job, however, is more important than being a parent. For women, much has been written about the difficulties of balancing having a career and raising children. As more U.S. women invest in higher degrees and pursue lucrative careers, a growing number are delaying becoming mothers in favor of getting ahead in their careers. But, it this really a choice?
Since the first immigrants began arriving in the U.S., the country has been regarded as a land of opportunity where individuals of diverse ethnicities, races and religions are widely accepted and afforded equal opportunities and rights. Unfortunately racism, bigotry and sexism still exist in the U.S. and impact both the personal and professional lives of many individuals of minority populations.
In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. residents were on high alert and grew increasingly suspicious of individuals who identified as being Muslim or from the Middle-East. In a recent article on our website, we discussed how discrimination against Muslims has only increased and intensified within the last 13 years. This trend is evidenced by a 156 percent increase in the number of EEOC workplace discrimination reports filled by Muslims between Sept. 2001 and March 2012.