Job Placement and Training

44% of Americans do not pay federal taxes

I am always shocked when I see these stats. It is estimated that about 44% of American households will not pay federal tax on their 2018 returns, and that is equivalent to about 76 million Americans. About 43.2% of Americans did not pay any taxes on their 2017 returns, so fewer Americans will pay taxes this year as estimated by the Tax Policy Center and IRS data. Now this is not because anyone is breaking the law or anything, but it because the tax code is set up to give …

1.2 jobs for every unemployed worker in December 2018

The job market continues to boom. As we have been writing about for a couple years now, the economy is on fire. In fact, as of December 2018, there are 1.2 jobs available for each unemployed person in the US according to the JOLTS report which was released yesterday. Incredible! This means if you don’t have a job, there are literally 1.2 positions available and waiting for you. A total of 7.3 million jobs are available in this country, in all sorts of industries…manufacturing, travel, social services, health care, professional …

Financial assistance for furloughed government workers

There are a number of emergency financial assistance programs available for furloughed workers, free items, short term jobs, and other resources for the roughly 800,000 federal government workers who are not getting paid. Below you will find different categories of assistance, whether for housing or rental needs, food, utilities, car payments, credit cards or financial resources for paying other bills. Both the government and charities/non-profits may offer support. We also have listed some ideas on how a furloughed worker can make a few dollars while they are waiting for the …