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  • Right Now There Are 102.6 Million Working Age Americans That Do Not Have A Job

    10/07/2015 7:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    TEC ^ | 10/07/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The federal government uses very carefully manipulated numbers to cover up the crushing economic depression that is going on in this nation. For the month of September, the federal government told us that 142,000 jobs were added to the economy. If that was actually true, that would barely be enough to keep up with population growth. Sadly, the truth is that the real numbers were actually far worse than that. The unadjusted numbers show that the U.S. economy actually lost 248,000 jobs in September and the government added more than a million Americans to the “not in the labor force”...
  • Job theft in broad daylight as U.S. firms scam the visa game

    10/05/2015 7:59:27 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 5, 2015
    Paragons of American corporate citizenship are perverting an immigration program that was designed to boost the countrys high-tech economy. The U.S. Department of Labor has let businesses as prominent as Walt Disney World and Toys R Us use a special category of work-related visas not only to cut costs but to send jobs overseas. President Obama wants immigration reform? Its never going to happen this way. So-called H-1B visas are intended to admit into the U.S. highly educated, highly skilled workers whose talents are desperately needed. For example, a company may apply to bring computer engineers from abroad if it...
  • Well done, feminism. Now men are afraid to help women at work

    10/04/2015 6:44:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 160 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 October 2015 10/04/2015 | Martin Daubney
    A new book claims that male office workers are now so afraid of being on the receiving end of a sexual harassment case, they are reluctant to mentor, assist, befriend and even hold open doors for female colleagues. Crushingly, the book, Sex & The Office suggests men now view such ordinary, decent behaviours as too risky and, in what will be a bitter irony for equality campaigners claims that, as a direct consequence, women are now failing to advance at work. This terror of being accused of sexual harassment is now so common it has its own term,...
  • The (too many) hats of Huma Abedin: A tale of Clintonworld

    10/04/2015 10:08:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10-3-15 | Post Editorial Board
    That Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had her fingers in multiple financial pots even while still high up in the State Department is no secret. But the full extent of Abedins blurring of roles is coming to light. This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, Abedin unusually granted special government employee status was getting paid four different ways: from the taxpayers for her State work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings. The Washington Times reported last week how Humas hats came together in...
  • Labor Force Participation Sinks To A 38-Year Low

    10/02/2015 6:23:08 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    BI ^ | 10-2-2015 | Andy Kiersz
    Andy KierszOctober 2, 2015 The September jobs report was broadly disappointing, with very few points of optimism. Along with non-farm payrolls and wage growth missing expectations, the civilian labor force participation rate the percentage of the US population that is either working or looking for a job fell by 0.2 percentage points to 62.4%. This is the lowest reading since October 1977.(snip)
  • Fed in focus as jobs data looms

    10/02/2015 4:12:39 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Fri, Oct 2, 2015 | Lionel Laurent
    LONDON (Reuters) - Gains for European and Asia stocks capped a wild week for financial markets on Friday, ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that could determine the chances of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates before year-end. Concerns about U.S. monetary policy and slowdown in emerging markets led by China have hit commodities markets and related stocks like Glencore and sent credit spreads wider this week in the wake of a summertime surge in volatility. An escalation of fighting in Syria, with Russian air strikes marking its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, has so far failed to...
  • Company leaves Colorado, too many employees coming in high

    10/01/2015 9:36:03 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 85 replies
    9News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jen Marnowski
    DENVER Little Spider Creations had been making scary creations in Denver for 24 years, but the owner of the company says legalizing recreational marijuana changed everything. He recently moved his company to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Donald Trump's wild claim: Unemployment is 42%

    09/28/2015 5:47:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 28, 2015 | Heather Long
    The official U.S. unemployment rate is 5.1% -- the lowest in seven years -- but Donald Trump calls that a "joke." On Monday, he claimed he'd seen numbers that show America's real unemployment rate is as high as 42%. How does he arrive at such a wild figure? Trump appears to be looking at the number of American adults not working. Period. Out of about 251 million American adults, roughly 102 million -- or 40.6% -- aren't working. But, of course, there are a lot of reasons people don't work. They could be disabled, in college, at home raising kids...
  • New Deal with Stacked Deck

    09/22/2015 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A high school teacher who has worked in Oregon and Manhattan is determined to pass on his history of the Great Depression. By the end of Roosevelts first two terms in office, nonagricultural private-sector workers had the right to organize unions and the National Labor Relations Board was created to enforce that right, Adam Sanchez writes in the Fall 2015 issue of Rethinking Schools. The unemployed had access to a new, permanent system of unemployment insurance, and the elderly could rely on social security. Millions of people were put back to work through federal jobs programs. Sanchez, who teaches at...
  • Record Job Openings Show Power Is Shifting To Workers

    09/15/2015 4:27:51 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 28 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 09/14/2015 | ANDREA RIQUIER
    Job openings soared to a fresh all-time high in July, evidence that the labor market continues to heat up. But employers aren't ready to close the deal to fill those positions with fatter pay packets. The Labor Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey out last week showed that actual hires fell 4% to 5 million 770,000 lower than openings. That's a notable jolt for the "JOLTS" survey. In the seven years before the recession began in 2007, there were an average of 1.2 million more hires than openings per month. July marked the sixth-straight month in which that...
  • Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois

    09/14/2015 8:06:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | September 14, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Monday, September 14, 2015 Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois By Michael Lucci / Illinois Policy Institute - The top-producing states of the Midwests manufacturing powerhouse are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. But Illinois is the only one of the Great Lakes states where government workers dramatically outnumber manufacturing workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of June 2015, Illinois had only 574,000 factory workers, compared with nearly 750,000 state and local government workers. That means Illinois had only 3 manufacturing workers for every 4 state and local government workers.
  • Why have so many men stopped working?

    09/11/2015 6:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/11/2015
    Fifty years ago, nearly every single working-age American man had a job or was looking for one. That's not the case anymore. The labor force participation rate for men ages 25 to 54 stood at nearly 97% in 1965, but now hovers near a record low of 88%. That rate includes those who are working or have looked for a job in the past four weeks. If the participation rate had held steady, more than five million additional men would be in the workforce. Men are dropping out of the labor force in large part because they can't find positions...
  • Students' flow to US rises by 32%

    09/09/2015 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington - There has been an astounding 32 per cent increase this year in the number of students flocking to American universities for higher studies. It is the biggest increase from any single country for the year, although in overall terms, China still tops the table in a big way. Figures just released by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) indicate that 149,987 Indian students are currently enrolled in American universities of a total of 1.05 million. Chinese students number 301,532. When it comes to the highly-coveted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stream, it is Indian students...
  • The 20 best cities for job seekers this fall

    09/09/2015 8:43:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2015 | Jacquelyn Smith
    Good news for job seekers: Employers are now the most optimistic they've been about hiring since 2007. Employment services firm ManpowerGroup asked more than 11,000 employers in the 100 largest US metropolitan areas about their hiring plans for the three-month period ending in December and found that employers in all 50 states plan to increase their payrolls during the fourth quarter of 2015. Of the surveyed employers, 21% expect to increase their payrolls and 6% say theyll decrease their staffing levels. This yields a net increase of 15% that plan to hire or 18% when seasonally adjusted, which is...
  • The DNC may have broken the law by hiring an illegal immigrant

    09/05/2015 2:12:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot ^ | September 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Judicial watch raised an interesting question this week regarding one of the more intriguing hires made by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s team at the DNC. Did they violate the law by hiring an illegal alien? Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting that it investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for having “knowingly hired” an illegal alien, Cindy Nava, to help craft the committee’s 2016 political message and communications. Judicial Watch filed its complaint on August 25, 2015.A June 8, 2015, story in The Washington Post reported that the DNC hired Nava with full...
  • Foreign Born Workers Hold 16.7% of USA Jobs

    09/05/2015 10:37:24 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    Foreign born (includes illegal immigrants) employment level for August 2015: 24.9 million. Native born (USA born) employment level for August 2015: 124.3 million - - - Directions to Table A-7 (Employment Status and Nativity) - Locate first line ("Select All") - Check mark "Total" box - Scroll down to bottom of page - Click "Retrieve Data" box.
  • 24,914,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed While Native-Born Lose Jobs

    09/04/2015 5:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/4/15 | Ali Meyer
    While the number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs increased in August, the number of employed native-born workers fell, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).There were 24,914,000 foreign-born individuals employed in August, up 204,000 from the previous month. According to the BLS, a foreign-born worker may be undocumented because the data does not distinguish between legal or illegal immigrants.The foreign-born include legally-admitted immigrants, refugees, temporary residents such as students and temporary workers, and undocumented immigrants. The survey does not separately identify the numbers of persons in these categories, according to the BLS.While employment increased for...
  • California bill would close insidious wage gap between men and women

    08/24/2015 8:00:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 08/24/15 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    In an attempt to narrow the insidious wage gap between men and women, the California Legislature is on the verge of passing a stronger equal pay law that supporters believe will be the toughest in the nation but some say still doesnt go far enough. Not only will the California Fair Pay Act make it more difficult for employers to justify paying men more than women for substantially similar work, but employers will be prohibited from retaliating against women who ask about or discuss the pay of their male colleagues. Were closing all the loopholes, said state Sen. Hannah-Beth...
  • What does a world without full-time jobs look like?

    08/23/2015 1:29:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Jeanne Sahadi
    The most common occupation among American men is driving. But the advent of the driverless car could put lots of cab drivers, truck drivers and limo drivers out of work in the not-so-distant future. Automation may also replace the jobs of many retail salespeople, cashiers, office clerks and food and beverage workers, said Derek Thompson, senior editor of The Atlantic, in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that will air Sunday. "You look at the fleet of automated technologies, of software that exists right now, and it's rather frightening to me to think about how many jobs can be replaced...
  • What I Learned in Get a Job School

    08/14/2015 7:55:05 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 8/14/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    (Sorry for any spelling or grammatical errors.) Most hiring is due to inside knowledge. The 1st person to know a position is opening is quitting the job, the 2nd is the supervisor. The supervisor asks acquaintances if they know anyone. Those are the people you want to be in contact with. Unfocused "networking" can be as useless as resume carpetbombing. You have to be quick on your feet asking acquaintances & even strangers, not "for just anything", but for a focused set of positions for which your're qualified.What is that? It's based on your master life resume, not only what...
  • Record 93,770,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 38-Year Low

    08/07/2015 7:11:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 7, 2015 | Susan Jones
    Record 93,770,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 38-Year Low By Susan Jones | August 7, 2015 | 9:11 AM EDT ( - A record 93,770,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month, and the labor force participation rate remained at 62.6 percent, exactly where it was in June -- a 38-year low, the Labor Department reported on Friday. In 1975, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping such records, 58,627,000 Americans were not in the labor force, and the number has grown steadily since then, breaking the 80-million mark at the end of...
  • US layoffs hit nearly 4-year high in July: Challenger

    08/06/2015 8:29:03 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | August 6, 2015 | By Tom DiChristopher
    U.S. job cuts soared to a nearly four-year high in July as the military announced plans to reduce troop and civilian workforce payrolls, according to outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Employers based in the United States announced 105,696 layoffs last month, the first time monthly reductions exceeded 100,000 since September 2011. A year ago, U.S. companies announced plans to cut 46,887 jobs. The Challenger report comes a day before the Labor Department's crucial July jobs report. A weak report would make it less likely for the Federal Reserve to announce its first interest rate increase in nine years at...
  • Netflix introduces unlimited paid maternity and paternity leave

    08/05/2015 3:24:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Silicon Republic ^ | 8/5/15 | Kirsty Tobin
    Netflix is to give employees unlimited maternity and paternity leave during the first year after the birth or adoption of a child, it has been announced.... ...Parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. Well just keep paying them normally. This is in stark contrast to the USs maternity leave legislation, which mandates for a mere 12 weeks of paid leave. Paternity leave isnt legislated for at all....

    08/01/2015 11:21:35 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31 2015 | Breitbart
    During a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16% explained that mass immigration would hurt wages in America. Should we have a completely open border so that anyone can come in the United States of America? Sanders replied, after MSNBCs Alex Seitz-Wald asked the Senator about his position. If that were to happen, which I strongly disagree with, there is no question in my mind that that would substantially lower wages in this country. Sanders reminded the audience immigration affects the unemployment rate for Hispanic and African-American youth.
  • Need HR lawyer recommendation

    07/27/2015 11:03:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 71 replies
    n/a | 07/27/2015 | me
    I need the recommendation of an HR attorney / law firm in North Texas regarding an HR issue. At work, you can get 20 notices of "yeah, same sex marriage!" postings on the internal intranet. I posted one link to an article discussing why Obgerfell was such a radical decision, didn't even post the text. Was reprimanded that this was: A. a violation of diversity policy B. offensive to lbgta C. politicking at work Had a separate issue where a woman asked for advice regarding her husband wanting to cheat on her with a man, but keep the family together....
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • These are some of the best cities to get a job right now and they might not be the ones you think

    07/21/2015 9:04:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2015 | Rachel Sugar
    It's been six years since the Great Recession technically ended. Since then, job numbers have come back up, and unemployment has gone back down. In April 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the number of US private sector jobs had finally returned to their pre-crash peak. But not all cities have recovered equally. "We know every city was hit hard," says Glassdoor's chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain, who's been looking at which areas are still struggling six years later, and which places are now booming. The short answer: Go West, young man. Of the top 10 cities on Glassdoor's...
  • Charlotte Employers Seeking More Bilingual Staff

    07/15/2015 8:09:20 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 14, 2015 | Mark Price
    In yet another sign of Charlottes growing immigrant workforce a new kind of job fair is being held Friday to recruit ONLY people who speak more than one language. Organizers believe it may be the first of many to come. The Latin American Coalition has programs aimed at helping immigrants find work and it has lately enjoyed growing success. In the past six months, the number of immigrants finding work through its job preparedness programs jumped from 8 to 15 percent, agency officials said.
  • 100 Million Americans Not Working As Workforce Shrinks

    07/09/2015 5:50:31 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 21 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 07/08/2015 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Is America hard at work? Or hardly working? I ask this because 430,000 Americans of working age (16 and older) dropped out of the workforce in June. Over the last year, only 1.3 million of working age have entered the workforce, even as the population of this same demographic increased by more than 2.8 million. Just over 1 million members of this group found jobs. That's right of the new additions to the working age population, less than four in 10 found jobs. The newspapers touted the reduction in the unemployment rate to 5.3% as a cause for celebration....
  • Letter: Defend U.S. manufacturing (U.S. Business & Industry Council praises Cruz)

    07/08/2015 3:24:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Letters to the Editor ^ | July 8, 2015 | Kevin L. Kearns, president, U.S. Business & Industry Council
    America needs a strong manufacturing sector to sustain robust economic growth that creates new businesses, jobs and opportunities for all. Manufacturing is responsible for 70 percent of U.S. R&D, and often spins off entire new industries. But since 2000, American manufacturing has lost thousands of factories and 5 million jobs. The top reason: poorly conceived free trade agreements that Washington has pushed, including NAFTA, CAFTA and Korea and China joining the World Trade Organization. Given the record of job outsourcing and factory closings, it is troubling that Congress has just given President Barack Obama fast track power to negotiate the...
  • 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back For Jobs As Fed Watches [Labor Participation Hits 38-year Low]

    07/03/2015 4:40:06 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 35 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 07/02/2015 | ANDREA RIQUIER,
    Job gains stayed healthy in June and the unemployment rate hit a seven-year low, but workforce participation skidded and wage growth remained anemic, muddling views of the labor market for a central bank seeking clarity. Employers added 223,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Thursday, about as many as economists had forecast, and the jobless rate fell to 5.3% from 5.5%. The number of people working part-time because they can't find full-time work fell, as did the number of long-term unemployed. But 432,000 people left the workforce, and the labor force participation rate fell to 62.6%, the lowest since 1977. Wage...
  • 56,085,000 Women Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 56.7%

    07/02/2015 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 2, 2015 | 9:17 AM EDT | Ali Meyer
    There were 56,085,000 women 16 or older who did not participate in the nations labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 56.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that 56,085,000 women did not have a job or actively seek one in the past four weeks. The civilian labor force, which consists of all people in the civilian noninstitutional population who either had a job during the month or actively sought a job declined in June to 73,547,000 from the 73,577,000 in the labor force in May.
  • Uber for benefits: An idea that could transform Americas economy

    06/25/2015 8:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fusion ^ | June 24, 2015 | Felix Salmon
    The rise of Uber and other start-ups that deliver services at the tap of an app has been dependent on flexibly-employed workers who have, for the most part, embraced the sharing economy and the freedom that comes with it. The gig economy should, or at least could, be a significant improvement on the world of full-time jobs that last years or decades. Employers can access a dynamic and flexible on-demand workforce; workers can shop their skills to the highest bidder in real time, take as much time as they want for themselves, and never feel locked in to a dysfunctional...
  • US manufacturing: What's it like to work in a factory?

    06/20/2015 8:59:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 19, 2015 | Emily Young
    Over the past few weeks, the BBC has been reporting on the trends in US manufacturing - the challenges of the digital age, running factories in the city and why young start-up entrepreneurs are attracted to the industry. But what's it like to actually work in manufacturing, making the goods we use on a daily basis? And how has it changed - from Henry Ford's assembly lines to today's cutting edge factory floor? As of May 2015, there were over 12.3 million people - nearly 9% of the total US workforce - engaged in manufacturing everything from Ford Mustangs to...
  • Donald Trump deserves our attention and our vote

    06/19/2015 8:52:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 77 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/19/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As things stand now, Donald Trump will be getting my vote for President. Now a lot can happen, a lot can be said, a lot of media Trumpattacks can be hurled. But the man is the only one up there that I think can re-make America, close our Southern Border, restore our Military, return jobs to America and stop our race to the bottom. Hes paying for his run himself; hes outside of the Washington swamp; hes the plain speaking, larger than life candidate who presents actions that back up his words. He knows how to handle the media, something...
  • In Turnabout, Disney Cancels Tech Worker Layoffs

    06/18/2015 4:20:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | JUNE 16, 2015 | JULIA PRESTON
    In late May, about 35 technology employees at Disney/ABC Television in New York and Burbank, Calif., received jarring news. Managers told them that they would all be laid off, and that during their final weeks they would have to train immigrants brought in by an outsourcing company to do their jobs.The training began, but after a few days it was suspended with no explanation. In New York, the immigrants suddenly stopped coming to the offices. Then on June 11, managers summoned the Disney employees with different news: Their layoffs had been canceled.We were read a precisely worded statement, said one...
  • CoreLogic to add 500 jobs in North Texas (Average annual salary of $57,000)

    06/18/2015 5:24:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    HousingWire's Lending Blog ^ | May 19, 2015 | Brena Swanson
    CoreLogic (CLGX) could create an additional 500 jobs and workers in North Texas as part of it larger consolidation in the region, according to an article in the Dallas Business Journal. The move will combine two centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area into one, large operations hub. The article said that CoreLogic plans to make the $68 million, 325,600-square-foot campus at 3001 Hackberry Road in Cypress Waters its new regional campus. CoreLogic plans to relocate at least 1,300 full-time positions with an average annual salary of $57,000 from Westlake and Richardson into the new regional campus. In the next four...
  • Elephant Insurance to add 1,173 jobs at Henrico headquarters (Virginia)

    06/18/2015 4:51:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Danville Register-Bee ^ | June 9, 2015 | Randy Hallman, The Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Elephant Auto Insurance will add 1,173 jobs at its Henrico County headquarters and will invest $2 million to expand the operation. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the expansion today in Cardiff, United Kingdom, where he met with officials from Elephant's parent company, U.K.-based Admiral Group PLD. Elephant which had 365 employees at its headquarters in March, was already in a growth mode. In January the company moved from a 32,000-square-foot office on Eastshore Drive in the Innsbrook Corporate Center to a 54,000-square-foot site in the Deep Run I office building at 9950 Mayland Drive.
  • The Rise of the Machines

    06/16/2015 8:51:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/16/15 | By LtCol Forrest R. Lindsey USMC (ret), staff writer
    Hardly a day goes by without some new article describing the very rapid advance of automation in our lives. As it is right now, more and more manufacturing is done using computer-controlled machining and robots doing the assembling and even testing. We cant call for customer assistance anymore without going through a battery of mechanical voices asking us which option we want while directing us away from any hope of human interaction. Machines are accurate, dependable and they never sleep. They dont belong to unions and they never complain about working conditions and best of all for the Captains of...
  • Dirty Jobs Star Delivers Devastating Rebuke about Americas Work Ethic

    06/12/2015 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 12, 2015 | Mark Antonio Wright
    Mike Rowe’s successful Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs gained a following thanks to being exciting, vivid television: He joined workers as they wrestled alligators, cleaned septic tanks, and rounded up yaks on a ranch in Montana. But it also became something of a tribute to America’s blue-collar work ethic, and as Rowe finishes his second season with a new show on CNN, some can’t help but take exception to his hard-working creed. Rowe was recently moved to make the case for his message after getting a viewer e-mail: “Craig P.” was upset with Rowe’s constant “harping on the ‘work ethic’”...
  • Disney ABC Cancels Plans To Layoff Dozens Of Tech Workers

    06/12/2015 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2015 | Photo of Rachel Stoltzfoos Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Disney ABC Television Group reversed a decision to lay off about 35 tech workers this week, following recent reports that Disney laid off hundreds of tech workers in January after forcing them to train their replacements. Two weeks ago, Disney ABC told a team of between 30 and 35 application developers they were being laid off, some at the end of July, and that their jobs were going to an IT contractor with large offshore operations, reported Computer World. But on Thursday, Disney ABC told the workers plans had changed and they would not be laid off. Some of the...
  • The Next Phase of the Industrial Revolution

    06/09/2015 11:57:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2015 | Warren Beatty
    Ever heard of the Luddites, who took their name from Ned Ludd? They were English textile workers who protested, from 1811 to 1816, against the development and implementation of labor-saving technologies....... .... Robots are causing a new Industrial Revolution..... [SNIP] ....Liberals are even proposing the regulation of technological advancement..... .........One aspect of the massive agrarian job loss in America was that the unemployed farm workers did not sit idle. Instead of lamenting their fate, waiting for government to do something and/or take care of them, they took advantage of the fact that new technology created hundreds of millions of jobs...
  • What's swelling the ranks of involuntary part-timers

    06/09/2015 10:56:04 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 19 replies
    cBS Moneywatch ^ | 6/9/15 | Mark Thomas
    During the Great Recession, involuntary part-time employment surged. So, now that the economy is recovering, shouldn't involuntary employment return to prerecession levels? Perhaps not, according to new research from the San Francisco Fed. Changes in the U.S. economy's industrial composition toward services combined with shifting demographics and changes in labor costs appear to have caused a permanent increase in the percentage of people forced to accept involuntary part-time employment.
  • Inside the Top Secret Plan to Revive U.S. Manufacturing

    06/08/2015 5:41:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Huffington Post's Business The Blog ^ | June 5, 2015 | Sarah A. Webster, Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Manufacturing Media
    Did you know the U.S. government has rolled out a big new federal program to revive the U.S. manufacturing sector? The proposed budget for this new effort now surpasses $2.4 billion, and, surprisingly, it has received a level of bipartisan support that hasn't been seen for years, if not decades, for manufacturing. This new program has a big mouthful of a name -- the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI -- and it's targeted at correcting one of the most fundamental weaknesses in America's manufacturing infrastructure: our waning competitiveness in manufacturing technologies. I call this project "top secret" because...
  • Why you should Google yourself now

    06/06/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/2015 | Kim Komando
    Whether it's a potential employer, current employer, budding romantic partner, long-time significant other, or someone else in your life, there's a good chance they have or will run a Google search for your name. Do you know everything that they'll find? The answer could make a difference between a job and the unemployment line, or happily ever after and nights alone. That's why you need to run your own search first. Search Google for more than mentions Start with a basic search for your name in quotes, like "Kim Komando, for instance. If you have a more common name, you...
  • Gallup: U.S. Job Creation Index Edges Up to New High in May

    06/04/2015 6:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/04/2015 | Rebecca Riffkin
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index reached +32 for the month of May, the highest Gallup has found, by one point, since 2008. It slightly exceeds the +31 found in April, and the +30 found in September 2014. Shortly after Gallup began tracking job creation in January 2008, the index nosedived as the Great Recession wreaked havoc on the economy. After remaining in negative territory for most of 2009, the index slowly recovered, reaching +30 in September 2014. It then dipped slightly and stayed between +27 and +29 for six months. More recently, it increased two points in...
  • Intelligent Robots: The coming jobs massacre and a more violent world

    05/28/2015 7:46:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/27/2015 | John Lloyd
    The elephants in the room lumber about, undisturbed by politicians or people of vision. The hard issues of the economy are well known. Politicians, bureaucracies, CEOs and trade union leaders have dealt the the issues of productivity, unemployment, competition from east and west, the collapse of industries through the decades of the 20th, and now the 21st, centuries. Yet these are harder now. Intelligent systems, robotic manufacturing, driverless vehicles, online services, all carve deep into established trades. In the post-war decades, every time a new technology came along, the feared bonfire of jobs didnt happen or only briefly and...
  • 40% of Workers Now Have 'Contingent' Jobs, Says U.S. Government

    05/28/2015 10:52:19 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 25 May 2015 | Elaine Pofeldt
    Tucked away in the pages of a new report by the U.S. General Accounting Office is a startling statistic: 40.4% of the U.S. workforce is now made up of contingent workersthat is, people who dont have what we traditionally consider secure jobs. There is currently a lot of debate about how contingent workers should be defined. To arrive at the 40.4 %, which the workforce reached in 2010, the report counts the following types of workers as having the alternative work arrangements considered contingent. (The government did some rounding to arrive at its final number, so the numbers below add...
  • Can you name the biggest racist employer in America? [when the "new norm" isn't okay]

    05/26/2015 12:57:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2015 | Newsmachete
    Every time the liberal media discovers that the racial composition of any particular company or industry does not reflect the population of the United States, immediately millions of gallons of ink (or digital ink) are shed as the media frantically searches for signs of inherent racism. Just look at this recent article worrying that not enough black directors were making Super Bowl ads. But in a curious article in the New York Times, the Times mentions an enormous racial disparity only second-handedly, and doesn't seem concerned about the nature of it, because the recipients of it are not white, but...
  • Why Warren Buffett thinks a $15 minimum wage will 'reduce employment in a major way

    05/22/2015 8:27:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Wise words from Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha predicts how the rush to sharply raise the minimum wage will end. (Spoiler: badly for the people the policy purports to help.) And Buffett also offers a smart alternative to help low-income workers: In my mind, the country's economic policies should have two main objectives. First, we should wish, in our rich society, for every person who is willing to work to receive income that will provide him or her a decent lifestyle. Second, any plan to do that should not distort our market system, the key element required for growth...