The Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group (BJHSG), a Corner Community Center-based, volunteer-led group that provides emotional and spiritual support to the unemployed, is expanding to include a formal program of coaching, advocacy, counseling, mutual mentoring, volunteering, and connection to resources, for all persons seeking employment search assistance, with emphasis on long-term unemployed workers (defined as those who have been seeking employment for 6 months or more without success) affected by the Great Recession and those who are age 45-50+ workers.
BJHSGhas identified the need to understand more about unemployment nationally and globally, including historical and current factors, differences by age, demographics, gender, etc. and tracking what thought leaders and institutes are publishing on this issue. The research assistant will assist BJHSG with an ongoing literature review to collect and categorize research and survey data about employment and unemployment trends. The research assistant will contribute to an annotated bibliography, and co-author manuscripts, presentations, opinion pieces, op-eds, etc. Experience with literature searches and data collection is helpful. Strong interest in research. Excellent writing skills. Initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively. Attention to detail and good organizational skills. Opportunity can be used for internship hours or school community service hours. Come be a part of the movement to get people back to work!