Unemployable


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Unemployable

Describing a person who is unable to find a job, especially one that suits his/her skill set. A person may be unemployable due to personal reasons (for example, he may interview poorly or he may be subject to racial or age discrimination). However, the term may also refer to a person whose skill set has become obsolete. Unemployable persons often must retrain to be able to find jobs in the future, though doing so is often very difficult.
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"When this happens, we will not simply have an army of the unemployed, we will have an army of the unemployable - a huge threat to social cohesion."
Originally an insurance scheme for workers prematurely felled by heart attacks and cancer, the program has been transformed into a system of benefits for the unemployable. Payments are now most commonly made to people with back pain and mental disorders, potentially disabling problems in the workplace to be sure, but conditions with relatively subjective diagnoses, the authors say.
For example, there are now over 221,000 veterans who have been deemed unemployable by the VA.
They will find something to use to revoke your security clearance, which is what they did with me, which destroys your career in the intel field, makes you unemployable forever.
If a graduating student is unemployable or only employable with extensive retraining, then the educational institution, in essence, has failed.
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(Sony Pictures Classics) Spike Lee directs this comedy about an honest but unemployable executive who donates his sperm to interested lesbians for cash; trouble ensues.
Goodbye." While he skips off to enjoy a life of carefree courting, pizza call-outs and trendy bachelor pads, she struggles with being the unemployable single mum of two angry teenagers with no money and few friends.
This book looks at the growing trend of educators being falsely accused of student abuse, which could result in job loss and remaining unemployable even after innocence is established.
Segregation of houses, apartments, workplaces, and shopping into large zones requiring car travel has created a permanent class of working poor and unemployable poor.
This nation must move those at the lowest levels (those who are functionally unemployable) to levels where they can find employment enabling them to sustain a decent standard of living.
Currently, only people who are unemployable qualify for a disability pension.