Stories by Michael Thornton

Michael Thornton has been writing for the past two years about unemployment and workplace issues. He is the content author of the Rochester Unemployment Examiner, Layoff List, and, and is a contributing writer for AlterNet and the Huffington Post. subscribe to Michael Thornton's feed

Posted on: Sep 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Here are 11 unemployment facts that mass media underreport or ignore completely.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Finding a new job today often requires thinking outside the box, and you can’t think much further outside the job search box than workamping.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The emotional toll on people who have been out of work for a long time can be devastating.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

What are Congress and the president doing to address a stagnant and possibly deteriorating jobs market? Nothing this year.

Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Congressional laggards haven't presented a jobs bill or employment training legislation, nor conducted investigations on solving long-term unemployment.