As originally reported in the Dallas Business Journal, the number of lawsuits with alleged discrimination, filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had jumped 7.1% in 2010. The story goes on to say that the number of employment discrimination cases reached 99,922 in 2010, up from 93,277 the previous year. The most common concerns filed included disability, age, and race issues.
The Dallas unemployment rate was hovering around 8.5% before this past Holiday season. This is certainly not as bad as it could be, but it is also not welcome news to the many who are looking for jobs.
With the economy in shambles throughout the nation it is important to remember that this is something we will overcome - Dallas or otherwise. It is important at this time to keep a strong head on our shoulders and to look to the future for the opportunities that will present themselves. I have read stories about people throughout the the country who have been out of work for YEARS but the fact remains that there is always something out there we can do to better ourselves in these times.