Posts by Amy Traub

“I’m trying to think of another industry where a 20 percent error rate would be acceptable.” says 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, in a new exposé of the credit...
February 13, 2013 | Amy Traub
"I served in the military for 30 years and received the highest level security clearances," said Brooklyn resident and war veteran Emmett Pinkston.  "Yet I was turned down for a job as a TSA...
February 8, 2013 | Amy Traub
Just when we imagined that credit reporting firms couldn’t be more invasive and profiteering, NBC News breaks this story: 
January 31, 2013 | Amy Traub
Using political power to keep employees from organizing unions can be highly effective. That’s one forceful lesson to draw from the new figures on union membership released this week by the...
January 25, 2013 | Amy Traub
“My client only wants to look at employed candidates,”  said one recruiter. “The company. . . will not interview any professional not presently working,” said another....
January 23, 2013 | Amy Traub
If you thought credit card debt was mostly a young person's problem, think again. In 2012, Americans age 50 and older actually owed more on their credit cards, on average, than younger people in...
January 16, 2013 | Amy Traub
This wasn’t a good week for Walmart. The business model of the nation’s largest private employer is built on a lack of accountability.
January 11, 2013 | Amy Traub
What would you do if you were laid off from a job? While you looked for a new position, you’d likely cut expenses as much as possible and begin drawing on any savings you have to pay the bills...
December 20, 2012 | Amy Traub