Filing a federal employment discrimination lawsuit is easy. All you need to offer up a not-transparently bullshit claim that you were discriminated against because of race, gender, age, disability, et cetera, is a right-to-sue letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and to pay your f ... More >>
In May, the Texas Observer profiled Josh Gravens, a 25-year-old Plano man struggling to find a job and otherwise coping with life on the Texas Department of Public Safety's sex offender registry.
His crime? Molesting his 8-year-old sister -- when he was 12.
Gravens's case illustrates a flaw in the ... More >>
I, the overbylined, hereby solemnly swear that Unfair Park ("The Blog") will not, under any circumstances, devolve into a sycophantic shadow booster for the long-shot congressional aspirations of Jason Roberts ("That One Biker Guy"), even in the event that one Robert Wilonsky ("Biker Guy's Cyber-Boy ... More >>
We told you yesterday that the Dallas Independent School District is considering offering "excess" Chapter 21 employees -- teachers, principals, librarians, counselors -- a pile of cash worth $3 million to retire. After last night's called board meeting, it became clear that while that's probably ... More >>
Last week we glanced at the Dallas Convention Center's schedule of events and noted one of interest scheduled to begin September 15 and run through the 17th: Omni Job Fair. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.; the city says it expects up to 5,000 people during that time, each hoping for a jo ... More >>
Photo by Leslie MinoraPolice directed traffic as teachers searched for parking at Harold Wendell Lang Sr. Middle School. We tried to get closer, we swear.Hundreds of former Dallas Independent School District teachers flocked to Harold Wendell Lang Sr. Middle School late yesterday. They were h ... More >>
Definitely a bad call when your job interviewer is driving you to lunch.Business etiquette books typically advise job seekers to take their cues from their interviewers, but a new study suggests that dictum doesn't apply when alcohol's involved.
According to a study released today by the Uni ... More >>
You don't have to be able to dunk to apply.Times are tough. Jobs are scarce, money's tight and our sports teams haven't lifted a championship trophy since 1999.
We temporarily interrupt this recession depression for some good news, wrapped in an employment opportunity.
The NBA's new F ... More >>
Kimberly ThorpeKwaku Twumasi had been out of work for seven months when he decided to try a new approach to job hunting -- right, the very one you see above. The 34-year-old SMU Cox School of Business graduate had exhausted the more traditional routes of job scouting, like mailing resumes and net ... More >>
Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, now a Dallas resident?As Jim noted last week, disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is out of the joint and heading to Texas -- where, no kiddin', he has a job interview tomorrow. So reports The Detroit News today, which eliminates one potential emplo ... More >>