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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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For example, unemployability is very common with PTSD patients because PTSD symptoms themselves cause impairment in social and occupational functioning.
The biggest problem that most are facing is of unemployability.
135) By virtue of their criminal records, and the resulting unemployability, members of this prisoner class are permanently relegated to economic poverty and marginalization.
They argue that the "demanding" Confucian work ethic could result in unemployability of male adults with psychiatric disabilities, as their high expectations of an ideal job were unlikely to be met.
Egan also could have applied for a separate pension check based on unemployability.
True, Parks does do a certain amount of brainwork, even collecting three undergraduate arts degrees, but with only the minimal grades necessary and for the sole purpose of avoiding work and, if possible, guaranteeing his future unemployability.
9) The failure to give children teachers who can teach them to read in elementary school leads to a predictable process of academic despair, dropping out, and unemployability.
Donnelly explains that this joke registers Hmong men's frustrating unemployability, "the sudden economic value placed on women's work and the men's fear of losing power in their families.
As our authors point out, these MS symptoms are responsible for most job loss and unemployability.
Under Individual Unemployability (IU) benefit regulations, a veteran can receive increased compensation at the total disability compensation rate if VA determines that the veteran is unemployable because of service-connected disabilities.
This vocational drive is apparent in programme delivery for all sectors of the community, but is emphasized most strongly for marginalized populations who are deemed to be 'at risk' of long-term unemployment or unemployability, such as those with prison histories.
According to CCPA, other studies have found no evidence to suggest that large numbers of people on welfare could work if they chose: the problem is unemployment or unemployability and workfare simply creates make-work positions and reinforces government dependency.