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Many Remain Unemployed Despite Lots of Job Openings

On a typical day, there are more than 2,000 Oahu job listings on Craigslist. So why are there tens of thousands of people in Hawaii who want to work but don’t even have a part-time job? Here’s why and what we can do to help them get back to work.

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  1. Many Remain Unemployed Despite Lots of Job Openings

    Beverly Creamer

    September, 2016
  2. Giving Forests New Life

    Jackie M. Young

    September, 2016
  3. The Careerist: Policies Evolving on Kids at Work

    Powell Berger

    August, 2016
  4. Transformative Therapy

    Jackie M. Young

    August, 2016
  5. Color My World

    Jackie M. Young

    August, 2016
  6. Talk Story: Michael Gold, President and CEO of HMSA

    Dennis Hollier

    August, 2016
  7. Hawaii: Who We Are

    Lavonne Leong

    July, 2016
  8. Talk Story: John Y. Gotanda

    Interviewed by: Dennis Hollier

    July, 2016
  9. My Job: Criminal Sketch Artist

    By: Jackie M. Young

    July, 2016
  10. Can The Boss Vet My Facebook?

    By: Powell Berger

    July, 2016
  11. 5 Steps to Unleashing Your Creativity

    Ian Kitajima

    June, 2016
  12. My Job: Submarine Pilot

    Jackie M. Young

    June, 2016
  13. The Careerist: Are Lazy Workers Necessary?

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    June, 2016
  14. Unfortunately, the Boss Is Not Always a Leader

    Bobby Senaha

    May, 2016
  15. 5 Steps to Being Fashionably Cool in the Summer

    Kim Smith

    May, 2016
  16. The Careerist: Excited About My Job? Only If I Surf for a Living

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    May, 2016
  17. My Job: Bringing the Big Stars to Hawaii

    Jackie M. Young

    May, 2016
  18. Parting Shot: Film Fetish

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2016
  19. 5 Steps to Changing Your Career

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2016
  20. My Job: It’s Shaping Up Nicely

    Jackie M. Young

    April, 2016
  21. Your Company Wishes You Well

    Beverly Creamer

    April, 2016
  22. The Careerist: Master of None

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    April, 2016
  23. My Job: The Hottest Job in Town

    Treena Shapiro

    March, 2016
  24. Turning Play into Pay

    Brooke LaPorte

    March, 2016
  25. The Careerist: Making Nice With the New Boss

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    March, 2016
  26. 5 Steps to Being Strategic in Saying No

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2016
  27. Workers: Know Your Rights

    LiAnne Yu

    March, 2016
  28. Foster Parents Offer Safe Haven

    Lee Ann Bowman

    February, 2016
  29. My Job: Author Lets You Take All the Credit

    Ilima Loomis

    February, 2016
  30. The Careerist: The Office Germfest

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    February, 2016
  31. All Work and No Job

    Lavonne Leong

    February, 2016
  32. Creativity: Hawaii’s Next Big Export

    Braelyn Wood

    February, 2016
  33. 5 Steps to Molding a More Confident Image

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2016
  34. 5 Steps to Break Into the C-suite

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2016
  35. Where to Find an Illinois Winter? Try Manoa

    Treena Shapiro

    January, 2016
  36. The Careerist: Healthier, On Your Terms

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    January, 2016
  37. Love, Honor and Collaborate

    Jackie M. Young

    January, 2016
  38. Ask the Expert Emy Yamauchi-Wong: Prevent Poaching

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2015
  39. 5 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Feedback

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2015
  40. My Job: She Creates “Wow” Holiday Displays

    Treena Shapiro

    December, 2015
  41. The Careerist: Holiday Help

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    December, 2015
  42. Ornate Gift Wrapping Is Part of the Present

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    December, 2015
  43. Parting Shot: The Fabric of Giving

    Hawaii Business Magazine

    November, 2015
  44. Inside the Mind of an Entrepreneur

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    November, 2015
  45. Global Dealmakers

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2015
  46. The Careerist: Going to Your Boss’s Boss

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    November, 2015
  47. Honolulu’s STEM Jobs

    Steve Petranik

    November, 2015
  48. My Job: Sweet Spot

    Catherine Toth Fox

    November, 2015
  49. Parting Shot: Working Above Those Who Rest

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2015
  50. The Art of Creating Tofu

    Jackie M. Young

    October, 2015
  51. Working with a Bully

    Ilima Loomis

    October, 2015
  52. Talk Story with Catherine Ngo: President and CEO, Central Pacific Financial Corporation

    Gina Gelber

    October, 2015
  53. Winemaker’s Skills Are Always Growing

    Catherine Toth Fox

    October, 2015
  54. The Careerist: Opening Up to Criticism

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    October, 2015
  55. Business Samurai

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2015
  56. 8 Ways to Get More Women Into S.T.E.M.

    LiAnne Yu

    October, 2015
  57. Women Helping Women

    Andrea Lee

    October, 2015
  58. Turning Points

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2015
  59. Rebirth of the Aloha Shirt

    Paula Rath

    October, 2015
  60. How to Create a Motivational Bonus System

    Hawaii Business Magazine

    September, 2015
  61. 5 Steps to Accepting Risk

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2015
  62. My Job: Perfumist, Deanna Rose

    Catherine Toth Fox

    September, 2015
  63. The Careerist: Not Letting It All Hang Out

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    September, 2015
  64. What’s It Worth: Art That Lasts About Four Hours

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    August, 2015
  65. My Job: Cowboy

    Catherine Toth Fox

    August, 2015
  66. 5 Steps to Exit Burnout Mode

    Hawaii Business magazine

    August, 2015
  67. Cashing In: Marcus Mariota

    Lance Tominaga

    August, 2015
  68. Moneyball

    Lance Tominaga

    August, 2015
  69. Hawaii’s Dreamers

    Beverly Creamer

    August, 2015
  70. An Epic Match

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    August, 2015
  71. The Careerist: Stood Up

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    August, 2015
  72. The Careerist: Must I Answer Emails on Vacation?

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    July, 2015
  73. Mental Illness in the Workplace: Anxious, Traumatized, Depressed

    Ilima Loomis

    July, 2015
  74. Molokai at Work

    PF Bentley

    July, 2015
  75. IS YOUR JOB IN DANGER?

    Lavonne Leong

    June, 2015
  76. KABOOMERS!

    Dennis Hollier

    June, 2015
  77. DO YOUR OM-WORK

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    June, 2015
  78. 21st Century Internships

    Tiffany Hill

    May, 2015
  79. A Different Way of Seeing Things

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    May, 2015
  80. This Company Is All Sewn Up

    Jackie M. Young

    May, 2015
  81. Overcoming Hardship

    Beverly Creamer

    May, 2015
  82. Accountant Charged With Same Crimes He Once Investigated

    Catherine Toth Fox

    May, 2015
  83. Mr. Pro Bono

    Jackie M. Young

    May, 2015
  84. Learn How to Lead

    Dennis Hollier

    May, 2015
  85. Nighthawks

    Don Wallace with Photography by PF Bentley

    May, 2015
  86. Parting Shot: Eyeing the needle

    Hawaii Business

    April, 2015
  87. Private Chef Makes At-Home Meals Special

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    April, 2015
  88. Eye-Candy Interiors

    Catherine Toth Fox

    April, 2015
  89. You’re Wearing That to Work?

    Paula Rath with Photography by Aaron Yoshino

    April, 2015
  90. Talk Story: Richard Wacker

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2015
  91. Love Your Curves

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    April, 2015
  92. Secrets of Healthy Workplaces

    Ilima Loomis

    April, 2015
  93. What Makes a Best Place to Work?

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2015
  94. Talk Story with Paul Yokota

    Gina Gelber

    March, 2015
  95. 20 for the Next 20 2015

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2015
  96. Making Models (and you) Look Great

    Paula Rath

    March, 2015
  97. Talk Story with Shari Chang

    Gina Gelber

    February, 2015
  98. The Growing Crisis of Student Debt

    Pavel Stankov

    February, 2015
  99. Boomers Changed the World. Now, It’s Millennials’ Turn

    Lavonne Leong

    February, 2015
  100. How to Use LinkedIn to Land a Great Job

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    February, 2015
  101. Parting Shot: A Beautiful Job

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2015
  102. Dealing with Resistance to Change

    Robbie Alm

    January, 2015
  103. Sharing Wine’s Diverse Delights

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2015
  104. Mixing Love and Business

    Jean Santos, Co-owner of Business Consulting Resources

    January, 2015
  105. 5 Steps to Position Yourself for Promotion

    HB - Author

    January, 2015
  106. Got Life Experience? Maybe It’s Worth College Credits

    Paula Bender

    December, 2014
  107. Your Voice Says One Thing, But Your Body May Say Something Completely Different

    Catherine E. Toth

    December, 2014
  108. 5 Steps to Getting a Sponsor

    R. Scott Simon

    December, 2014
  109. 3D Innovator

    Catherine E. Toth

    November, 2014
  110. His Business is Ruff

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2014
  111. Brewed and Bottled in Hawaii

    Tiffany Hill

    November, 2014
  112. 5 Steps to Networking Karma

    HB - Author

    November, 2014
  113. Defense against Disease

    Paula Rath

    November, 2014
  114. She Shares Her Love of Ballet

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  115. Stunts? “Sounds like fun!”

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  116. Too Old for Coaching? Think Again

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  117. How to Ask for a Raise

    Mark Brislin

    October, 2014
  118. Changing the World Has a New Birthplace

    Jackie M. Young

    October, 2014
  119. More than just a Bartender

    Catherine E. Toth

    September, 2014
  120. Retiring and Starting Over at the Same Time

    Victoria Wiseman

    September, 2014
  121. How to Earn a Promotion

    Mark Brislin

    September, 2014
  122. Parting Shot: Pumping Gas

    Hawaii Business magazine

    August, 2014
  123. My Job: Weather Anchor

    Catherine E. Toth

    August, 2014
  124. Job-Hunting Advice for Young People

    Alden Alayvilla

    August, 2014
  125. 5 Steps to Networking

    By Pam Chambers, Founder of Pam Chambers Consulting

    July, 2014
  126. Nainoa Thompson and Harry Kim on What it Takes to be a Successful Leader

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2014
  127. China is the Land of Opportunity

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2014
  128. Parting Shot: Bending Light

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2014
  129. Not Your Parents’ College Degrees

    Tiffany Hill

    April, 2014
  130. Parting Shot: Surf Photographer Zak Noyle

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2014
  131. Wild Days of Tree Trimming are Dying

    Catherine E. Toth

    February, 2014
  132. Talk Story with Ben Godsey, President of ProService Hawaii

    Stacy Yuen

    January, 2014
  133. 5 Steps to Becoming the Master of Your Time

    Nina Cherry

    December, 2013
  134. Talk Story with Paul Kosasa of ABC Stores

    Stacy Yuen

    December, 2013
  135. Talk Story with Tyler Tokioka, Island Insurance

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2013
  136. Parting Shot: Passion for Perfection

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2013
  137. Talk Story with Mary Sellers of Bank of Hawaii

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  138. Which Ethnic Group Makes the Most Money?

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  139. Inside Hawaii’s Wage Gap Between Men and Women

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  140. How Fashion Happens in Hawaii

    Paula Rath

    October, 2013
  141. Winners and Losers in Hawaii’s Job Market

    Ashley Shaffer

    September, 2013
  142. Talk Story with P. Alfred Grace of Polynesian Cultural Center

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  143. Talk Story with Alicia Moy of Hawaii Gas

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  144. Are CEOs Worth the Big Bucks?

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  145. Hunting for Purple Squirrels: Why Your Fantasy Job Applicant Doesn’t Exist

    Paula Bender

    August, 2013
  146. Talk Story with Matt Cox, CEO of Matson

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2013
  147. The Best Advice I Ever Got

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2013
  148. Editor’s Note: Feeling Pride and Pain for Children Away from Home

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2013
  149. Returning Home to Hawaii After Years Abroad

    Lavonne Leong

    June, 2013
  150. Training Pilots for Hawaii’s Future

    Travis Wong

    June, 2013
  151. Parting Shot: Saving Lives on the Neighbor Islands

    Stacy Yuen

    April, 2013
  152. Editor’s Note: Making Your Own Best Place to Work

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2013
  153. Top Employee Perks in Hawaii, Illustrated

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2013
  154. What makes a Best Place to Work?

    Stacy Yuen

    April, 2013
  155. 5 Steps to a successful media interview

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2013
  156. Parting Shot: Whole Ox Deli

    HB - Author

    December, 2012
  157. Professional Addicts

    Matthew Kain

    December, 2012
  158. Dozens of online job boards give job seekers and recruiters plenty of options

    Stacy Yuen

    November, 2012
  159. Parting Shot: HECO

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2012
  160. Talk Story with Kimberly Miyazawa Frank

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2012
  161. 14 percent: Why are women under represented in the C-suites of corporate America?

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2012
  162. 5 Steps to a successful business meeting

    Marcie Kagawa

    July, 2012
  163. Talk Story with Kathryn Raethel of Castle Medical Center

    Stacy Yuen

    May, 2012
  164. Career Change

    Stacy Yuen

    May, 2012
  165. Editor’s Note: How thick is your bubble?

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2012
  166. Ask SmallBiz: Recruiting

    JUDY BISHOP, OWNER OF BISHOP AND CO.

    January, 2012
  167. Talk Story with Neil “Dutch” Kuyper of Parker Ranch

    Dennis Hollier

    December, 2011
  168. Ask SmallBiz: Selling a Business

    KEN GILBERT, PRESIDENT, BCR, INC.

    November, 2011
  169. 4 Successful Women’s Roads to the Top

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2011
  170. Aloha Tower Clock Maintenance

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2011
  171. Developmentally Disabled Can and Want to Work

    Jolyn Okimoto

    September, 2011
  172. Talk Story with Percy Higashi, Roberts Hawaii

    Beverly Creamer

    August, 2011
  173. Don Horner: First Hawaiian Bank CEO, Board of Education Chairman, Single Father

    Shara Enay

    August, 2011
  174. Ex Cons Make Great Employees

    Janel Lubanski

    July, 2011
  175. Launching a Business

    Dennis Hollier

    May, 2011
  176. Parting Shot: Office Views

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2011
  177. Social Media Can Wreck Your Career

    Shara Enay

    May, 2011
  178. Hopes and Dreams– Extended Version

    Steve Petranik

    May, 2011
  179. Hopes & Dreams

    Steve Petranik

    May, 2011
  180. The Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20

    Beverly Creamer

    March, 2011
  181. Internships are Win-win

    Mark Brislin

    July, 2010
  182. A day in the life of a Best Place to Work

    Jason Ubay

    April, 2010
  183. The Business of Love

    Shara Enay

    February, 2010
  184. Parting Shot: Your Next Mechanic

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2010
  185. Island-Style Dress for Success

    Shara Enay

    July, 2009
  186. Does the Glass Ceiling for Professional Women Still Exist?

    Dr. Virginia S. Hinshaw, Michelle Shin

    July, 2009
  187. Building a New Girls’ Network

    Shara Enay

    July, 2009
  188. Negotiate Your Way to a Better Job (and a better life)

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2009
  189. The Board Shorts Executive

    Mike Markrich

    January, 2008
  190. Honest Harry

    David K. Choo

    November, 2007
  191. Talk Story with Mitch D’Olier

    Cathy S. Cruz-George

    November, 2007
  192. Parting Shot – Downtime

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2007
  193. Talk Story with John Komeij

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2007
  194. Talk Story with Brian Uy

    Jacy L. Youn

    July, 2007
  195. Landing the Job

    Kyle Galdeira

    April, 2007
  196. Stepping Up — without Stepping On Toes

    Jacy L. Youn

    December, 2006
  197. Five executives. Five passionate pastimes

    David K. Choo

    December, 2006
  198. Words of Wisdom

    HB - Author

    November, 2006
  199. Parting Shot:

    HB - Author

    July, 2006
  200. Dog Inc.

    David K. Choo

    June, 2006
  201. Parting Shot: Waikiki

    HB - Author

    March, 2006
  202. Parting Shot

    HB - Author

    January, 2006
  203. Local Life Lessons

    David K. Choo

    January, 2006
  204. Public People, Private Passions

    DAVID K. CHOO, PHOTOS BY RAE HUO

    December, 2005
  205. Local Style For Lo–lo–s

    David K. Choo

    September, 2004
  206. The Lowdown On Layoffs

    Ronna Bolante

    May, 2003
  207. John Kelley

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  208. Teddi Anderson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  209. Bill Brooks

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  210. Ellen Godbey Carson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  211. Public People, Private Passions

    HB - Author

    December, 2002
  212. Alan Cambra

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  213. Matt Gilbertson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  214. Faa Tialino

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  215. Donna Smith

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  216. Labor of Love

    Linda Dela Cruz

    October, 2002
  217. Not Enough Caring

    Linda Dela Cruz

    October, 2002
  218. Nest Egg

    Ronna Bolante

    October, 2002
  219. Ready, Aim, Hire!

    Cathy S. Cruz

    October, 2002
  220. Equal Opportunities

    Cathy S. Cruz

    July, 2002
  221. Hawaii’s Top Law Firms

    Jacy L. Youn

    June, 2002
  222. Fiscally Fit

    Ronna Bolante

    April, 2002
  223. Workplace Stress

    Cathy S. Cruz

    April, 2002
  224. Private Passion

    David K. Choo

    December, 2001
  225. Flights of Mercy

    Jacy L. Youn

    July, 2001
  226. What Makes Joe Run

    Derek Paiva

    June, 2000