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Chad Johnson is so worried about what Evelyn is doing that according to one of the mothers of his children, he has become a deadbeat dad.
According to papers recently filed by Andrea Pearson, mother to his son born in 2010, Chad failed to pay his child support in the amount of $5,250 in October. Further, she says that he’s been consistently late on all of his payments for their child. Part of the reason Pearson filed the papers so quickly is because she says that she cannot afford to take care of the child without that monthly support.
She’s also asking the court to lock Chad up until he pays his bill if he cannot immediately come up with the money. Although he is currently unemployed (he was cut from his last football team after the domestic violence incident with Evelyn Lozada), Chad appears to be a big spender so it shouldn’t be hard to come up with this money.
But people close to Chad say they don’t even know where this is coming from because Chad has always provided for his son, including buying a house for Pearson. So far, no word on which was the court will rule.
Chad, the last thing you need, if this is true, is an issue with taking care of your child. With all the time on his hands, he should be making sure he’s taking time for his son (and other kids), both financially and emotionally. It seems like the problems keep mounting for him.
By the way, why in the world are you, Andrea Pearson, having a kid by a man when you can’t afford to take care of it without receiving child support? We all know taking care of children is a huge responsibility but that’s why we have a job (or two) to help us do the best we can.
Hopefully, this will all be cleared up soon.
At one point, young professionals were said to be the least affected by the down economy, as older workers were being pushed out in favor of cheap labor and forced to rely on diminished retirement savings to survive. The fact that the young labor force would have time to build up their 401ks was seen as their saving grace but you can’t put money up for retirement when you don’t have a job at all.
That’s the reality painted by a new analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press that has found about 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 were unemployed or severely underemployed last year. That number is the highest it’s been in at least 11 years.
“Simply put, we’re failing kids coming out of college,” said Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University who analyzed the numbers. “We’re going to need a lot better job growth and connections to the labor market, otherwise college debt will grow.”
Professional prospects varied by industry and region. For instance, demand is strong in science, education, and health fields, but dwindling in the arts and humanities. Median wages are lower for those with bachelor’s degrees across the board when compared to 2000 data, and sadly most future job openings are projected to be in lower-skilled positions such as home health aides, who can provide personalized attention for the aging population.
According to government projections released last month, only three of the 30 occupations with the largest projected number of job openings by 2020 will require a bachelor’s degree or higher to fill the position — teachers, college professors and accountants,” Yahoo news report. “Most job openings are in professions such as retail sales, fast food and truck driving, jobs which aren’t easily replaced by computers.
The Mountain West was most likely to have young college graduates jobless or underemployed—about 3 out of 5. Grads in the rural southeast followed behind, while the Pacific region ranked high on the list as well. The south, particularly Texas, appears to be the place to be right now. The area was was most likely to have young college graduates in higher-skill jobs.
In more sobering news, American workers are also struggling to compete with educated foreign-born residents for jobs and degree inflation as more and more young people earn bachelor’s degrees, making them commonplace for low-wage jobs, but inadequate for higher-paying ones. Sigh.
What advice would you give a recent grad trying to make it as a young professional?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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(Huffington Post) — Outside the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, a line starts forming at about 9 o’clock every Friday morning. Unattended shopping carts stretching 50 feet down the sidewalk stand as placeholders, cordoned off by dirty yellow twine held up between two stanchions. Across from the carts in the shade of the church’s eave, senior citizens occupy fold-up chairs they have brought with them for the wait. Some read. One person plays a scratch card, while another woman in a purple sweatshirt and wool hat sits and sings hymns from the bible. They are waiting for donated food, and there now are more people lining up than anyone can recall — a sure sign of troubled times. The weekly food pantry at First Corinthian Baptist has been part of the church’s community service programs for well over a decade, but over the last two years, the lines have gotten longer, and the people coming for help have gotten younger, staff members say, due to the unemployment crisis.
For the millions of unemployed people tired of receiving a steady stream of job rejection letters, the problem may not necessarily be their skill set so much as it is their status. According to Colorlines, human resource departments have admitted that they look for applicants who are already employed—a discrimination practice with no current law in place to protect those it bars from job security.
To address this issue, House Democrats Jesse Jackson Jr. and Hank Johnson are taking a stand on job discrimination practices against the unemployed by introducing the Fair Employment Act of 2011. This act would amend the Civil Rights Act and prevent discrimination based on current employment status.
Johnson voices his reasons for the new proposed act, declaring that “discrimination against the unemployed smacks of days gone by when signs read, ‘women need not apply,’ ‘Irish need not apply’ or ‘no Blacks allowed.’ I’m going to do all I can to fight for the unemployed,” he said.
It’s a fact that the longer a person has been unemployed, the harder it becomes to find a job. Statistics from the Department of Labor reveal that after about five weeks of unemployment, persons are re-employed at about 3.1 percent, which drops to 8.7 percent after one year. More than six million people have been out of work for at least six years, Colorlines reports, but black Americans currently account for the highest percentage of unemployment at over 15 percent. Although a report from the Economic Policy Institute reports that 2.8 million new jobs were created in January, there were 13.9 million unemployed.
It’s safe to say that for many Americans, especially African-Americans, the proposed Fair Employment Act of 2011 could do a lot of good.
(LA Times)–Malibu resident Ashley St. Johns-Jacobs, 40, typically rises before 5 a.m. to get to her job at the Los Angeles city attorney’s office by 8 a.m. After a full day prosecuting misdemeanors, she often brings work home. What she doesn’t bring home is a paycheck. With no position open, she has been working as an unpaid intern for nearly a year in hopes of eventually getting hired when a job opens up. “We live on a tight budget,” said St. Johns-Jacobs, whose husband works as a microphone boom operator for Hollywood studios. “But someday they will be hiring.” Meet the new interns. With the unemployment rate still high and the economy not creating nearly enough jobs to put the nation’s 13.7 million unemployed back to work, seasoned workers like St. Johns-Jacobs are doing what was once unthinkable: working for free.