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  • Obama NLRB Wiped Out 4,500 Years of Legal Precedent

    12/07/2016 6:59:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Bill McMorris
    President Barack Obama’s top labor arbiters have overturned a cumulative 4,500 years of legal precedent over the past eight years, according to a new study. The National Labor Relations Board, an agency that oversees union elections and workplace disputes, has issued numerous new rules that changed longstanding agency practices, as well as issued decisions that overturned decades of precedent. In all, the board has overturned 91 precedents, wiping out more than 4,000 years of case law—averaging more than 45 years per decision; the agency’s new election rules overturned a combined 454 years of protocol, according to a study from three...
  • Speaker Ryan Retreats on H-2B Visa Outsourcing Program

    12/07/2016 12:31:19 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/7/2016 | Neil Munro
    GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have quietly ended an unpopular 2015 program to annually outsource another 198,000 blue-collar jobs to lower-paid foreign workers.
  • Ford Open to Deals With Trump to Keep Jobs in U.S., CEO Says

    12/02/2016 7:24:31 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 81 replies
    bloomberg ^ | December 2, 2016 | Keith Naughton
    <p>Ford Motor Co. is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if he puts the right policies in place, the automaker’s chief executive officer said.</p> <p>“We will be very clear in the things we’d like to see,” Mark Fields said in an exclusive interview at Bloomberg offices in Southfield, Michigan. “We’ll continue to advocate for currency-manipulation rules to promote free and fair trade. One of our priorities is making sure fuel-economy standards reflect market realities, tax reform in general we would be very supportive of, and the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles.”</p>
  • Just One Thing Matters In Friday's Jobs Report

    12/02/2016 3:05:01 AM PST · by expat_panama · 23 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/2/2016 2:23 PM ET | JED GRAHAM
    The U.S. economy likely added 175,000 jobs last month as the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9%, Wall Street economists are estimating ahead of Friday's employment report out at 8:30 a.m. ET. The economy has a bit of momentum, the Federal Reserve is set to hike rates in two weeks and nothing in Friday's jobs report can possibly change that. The real issue for markets is all about expectations. Investors are beginning to assess what the Trump fiscal package of tax cuts and infrastructure spending means for growth as well as inflation... ...in every single jobs report from here on...
  • Donald Trump is already helping the working class

    11/30/2016 12:12:30 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 30, 2016 | Jonathon M. Trugman
    It’s not uncommon for a Republican to be pro-business. But President-elect Donald Trump showed Tuesday night he’s pro-worker, too, by saving 1,000 jobs at the Carrier plant in Indiana. His standing up for the blue-collar workers who helped get him elected is no small feat, even for the very accomplished billionaire, who has a long record of delivering under budget and on time. Sure, it’s unusual for a president-elect to interject himself in the economic mechanizations of a specific company — let alone the economy writ large — but everything about Trump being the next president is unusual... The brutally...
  • 'Pissed off' dad of Jamiel Shaw Jr. explains how liberal immigration policies hurt black Americans

    11/27/2016 1:01:38 PM PST · by 198ml · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/27/16 | Carly Hoilman
    Jamiel Shaw Sr. has been fighting the lonely battle against illegal immigration since 2008, when his 17-year-old son, Jamiel Shaw Jr., was gunned down in broad daylight by illegal alien gang members in the sanctuary city of Los Angeles. It was determined at trial that Jamiel Jr., who had no criminal record or ever any history with gangs, was targeted and killed due to the color of his skin. The elder Shaw helped create Jamiel’s Law, a proposed ordinance to deport known illegal alien gang members, and has testified before Congress multiple times on the matter. But after years of...
  • From Twitter Feed - Trump working on Keeping Carrier in USA

    11/24/2016 8:25:49 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 4 replies
    Twitter | November 24, 2016 | Self
    From realDonaldTrump Twitter feed: "I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!"
  • Think Twice about Going West, Young Man

    11/13/2016 4:43:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 13, 2016 | Doug Thorburn
    I’m an Enrolled Agent tax pro based in California with clients all over the country. Recently, the son of a client who had moved to a more free state than ours asked whether I thought he should move back here to start a business. I suggested not. Why? While California suffers from the highest income tax rate in the country and mountains of regulations that cause everything from housing costs to the price of power to be among the highest, the most destructive regulation of all is arguably an up-and-coming one. It mandates annual increases to the minimum prices of...
  • Since 2014 The US Has Added 547,000 Waiters And Bartenders And Lost 36,000 Manufacturing Workers

    11/04/2016 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 4, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As another month passes, the great schism inside the American labor force get wider. We are referring to the unprecedented divergence between the total number of high-paying manufacturing jobs, and minimum-wage food service and drinking places jobs, also known as waiters and bartenders. In October, according to the BLS, while the number of people employed by "food services and drinking places" rose by another 10,000, the US workforce lost another 9,000 manufacturing workers.
  • Houston Oil and Gas: Cuts and Rehires Indefinitely Frozen

    10/26/2016 12:34:12 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-10-2016 | Mexicans are stealing our jobs
    Despite indications that the Houston hemorrhage of oil and gas jobs has slowed down, the two-year old wave of advances in drilling and extraction technologies—pioneered by now-jobless engineers—will prevent rehiring from commencing any time soon. Last week—and for the first time in over a year—oilfield services company Halliburton reported a quarterly profit. The profit was small in size, but refreshingly hopeful for Houston’s long-ailing oil and gas job market. Months of job cuts and asset sales later, the company announced a slim $6 million profit and a stable global workforce at 50,000 employees. A full ten percent of the 3,500...
  • Twenty One States Move to Stop New Obama Attempt End Run Around Congress

    10/08/2016 4:19:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    resident Barack Obama is doing anything but closing out his lame duck term quietly. On the contrary he’s doing yet another end run around both the U.S. Congress and all 50 states that would impose another mandate that will cost money and jobs, possibly forcing states to raise taxes as well. Twenty-one states have filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, to stop him. Hours after the states filed their lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a similar lawsuit with the same federal court. Obama’s new mandate would force employers in...
  • The 'Quiet Catastrophe' Of Men Choosing To Not Seek Work

    10/06/2016 4:00:53 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 294 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/06/2016 | GEORGE F. WILL
    The "quiet catastrophe" is particularly dismaying because it is so quiet, without social turmoil or even debate. It is this: After 88 consecutive months of the economic expansion that began in June 2009, a smaller percentage of American males in the prime working years (ages 25 to 54) are working than were working near the end of the Great Depression in 1940, when the unemployment rate was above 14%. If the labor force participation rate were as high today as it was as recently as 2000, nearly 10 million more Americans would have jobs. The work rate for adult men...
  • Labor: Austin restaurant owners not paying workers wages legally owed (left wing Austin, TX)

    10/05/2016 5:51:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    KVUE.com ^ | 10/4/2016 | Erin Jones and KVUE Staff
    AUSTIN - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division says it found numerous violations in Austin’s restaurant industry, in that owners violated federal labor law by not paying workers the wages they were legally owed. The Labor Department said the division found violations in 95 percent of its investigations of Austin-area restaurants between Oct. 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The percentage of violations found was down from 98 percent in fiscal year 2015. “The current level of noncompliance found in these investigations is not acceptable,” said Dr. David Weil, administrator of the Wage and Hour Division in...
  • This is Why the Job Market Stinks, but No One is Talking about it

    09/23/2016 10:27:52 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 21 September 2016 | James Murray
    Anyone who pays any attention knows that something unusual is happening to employment. Good full time jobs are disappearing, being replaced by lower paying and part time jobs. Experts and especially politicians have explanations and excuses: Offshoring to lower labor countries, excessive rules and regulations, illegal aliens, lack of education in the workforce…. The list goes on and on. What I rarely hear: automation. When most people hear “automation,” they think “robots.” Most robots are dedicated and expensive and don’t replace that many people. “Automation” or computer control is what gets the majority of the jobs, and it is not...
  • Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming In Cities All Over America As Poverty Spikes

    09/12/2016 11:05:04 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 56 replies
    Just like during the last economic crisis, homeless encampments are popping up all over the nation as poverty grows at a very alarming rate. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million people are homeless in America right now, but that figure is increasing by the day. And it isn’t just adults that we are talking about. It has been reported that that the number of homeless children in this country has risen by 60 percent since the last recession, and Poverty USA says that a total of 1.6 million children slept either in...
  • Labor Department Revises Away 150,000 Jobs

    09/08/2016 4:41:24 PM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/8/2016 | Tyler Durden
    "We felt a great disturbance in the [Obama recovery] farce, as if 150,000 'everything is awesome' job-gainers' voices cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. We fear something terrible has happened." With the swipe of The Labor Department's pen, 150,000 newly created jobs were 'revised' out of existence yesterday.
  • Obamacare Shrinks Economy through Medicaid Expansion and Tax Credit Cliffs

    09/07/2016 10:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | September 6, 2016 | Hans Bader
    Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid reduced employment in those states that participated in it by a statistically significant extent, according to a recent study by Georgetown University’s Tomas Wind:“I find a significant negative relationship between Medicaid expansion and labor force participation, in which expanding Medicaid is associated with 1.5 to 3 percentage point drop in labor force participation.”As Wind notes, Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion provided an unusually good test case for the effects of a government program, since it went into effect in some states but not others during the covered period. […] Ironically, despite its enormous cost of billions of dollars...
  • (CNN Money) Problem: Most Americans don't believe the unemployment rate is 5%

    09/06/2016 10:01:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9-6-2016 | Heather Long
    Americans think the economy is in far worse shape than it is. The U.S. unemployment rate is only 4.9%, but 57% of Americans believe it's a lot higher than that, according to a new survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. The general public has "extremely little factual knowledge" about the job market and labor force, Rutgers found. It's another example of how experts on Wall Street and in Washington see the economy differently than the regular Joe. Many of the nation's top economic experts say that America is "near full employment." The unemployment...
  • Robert Samuelson: A New Era Of Labor Scarcity?

    09/06/2016 3:31:25 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 13 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9/04/2016 | ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
    ...Popular attention focuses on Uber and similar internet-based networks that unite buyers and sellers... ...the gig economy is overrated. It's not the main engine of change. It accounts for only about 0.5% of employment... ...In 2015, these unconventional jobs represented 15.8% of the U.S. total. That's almost one in six. What's more, these "alternative work arrangements" are growing rapidly; in 2005, they were only 10.7% of all jobs. Some industries have long relied on subcontracting (construction, trucking) or temporary work (retailing)... ...The "alternative work arrangements" fall into four categories: (1) independent contractors and freelancers... ...(2) on-call workers who have designated...
  • Slower August Job Growth Will Keep The Fed On Hold In September

    09/06/2016 3:25:20 AM PDT · by expat_panama
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9/02/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department said, 24,000 less than expected. The jobless rate held steady at 4.9%. The report was viewed as close to Goldilocks — not too hot, not too cold — because it's likely to keep the Federal Reserve on hold when it meets on Sept. 21. Major stock indexes saw moderate gains after the report. The 10-year Treasury yield dipped slightly after the lower-than-expected job gain, but subsequently turned higher. As of midmorning, markets were pricing in about a 25% chance of an interest-rate hike in September, unchanged from the prior...
  • The Fraud Of Full Employment

    09/03/2016 8:42:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 24 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9/02/2016 | Editorial
    Economy: While a less-than-expected 151,000 new jobs were created in August, the unemployment rate remained at 4.9% -- a level that Federal Reserve and Wall Street economists have deemed "full employment." Sorry, it ain't so. Just last Tuesday, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer made the unequivocal statement that the U.S. job market is "very close to full employment," so several interest-rate hikes to quell nascent inflation would be in order. "I don't think you can say one and done and that's it," Fischer told Bloomberg TV. A few days earlier, Fed Chair Janet Yellen had also said that the strong...
  • US jobs craeted fall to 151,000, Unemployment at 4.9% (Obama), 9.7% (Real)

    09/02/2016 5:40:37 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    Market Watch | 09/02/2016 | Jeffry Battash
    Job created in August droped to 151,000, with unemployment (Obama's) at 4.9%. Real unemployment is 9.7%
  • The Idle Army: America’s Unworking Men

    09/02/2016 6:42:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies
    WS Journal ^ | 9/2/16 | Eberstadt
    Millions of young males have left the workforce and civic life. Full employment? The U.S. isn’t even close. Labor Day is an appropriate moment to reflect on a quiet catastrophe: the collapse, over two generations, of work for American men. During the past half-century, work rates for U.S. males spiraled relentlessly downward. America is now home to a vast army of jobless men who are no longer even looking for work—roughly seven million of them age 25 to 54, the traditional prime of working life. This is arguably a crisis, but it is hardly ever discussed in the public square....
  • Why Friday's Jobs Report Is The Biggest Of The Year

    09/02/2016 3:37:13 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 22 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | September 1, 2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Wall Street economists expect Friday's jobs report to show that the economy added 180,000 jobs in August as the jobless rate dipped to 4.8%. That would be a solid gain, but not likely strong enough to prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at its September meeting, especially after Thursday's surprisingly weak ISM manufacturing index. Other details also will be key: What happened to the workweek... ...wage growth is likely to surprise on the upside... ...what would it take to prompt the Fed to action later this month, instead of waiting until December for the next hike, as markets...
  • Companies Continue To Hire Faster Than They're Growing

    09/01/2016 5:25:40 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | September 1, 2016 | ED CARSON
    Private-sector jobs rose solidly once again in August, according to a new report. But yet another regional factory gauge indicated slower growth -- or outright contraction. Meanwhile, housing demand remains strong. Companies have been staffing up in recent months, even as economic growth remains sluggish, creating a puzzle for investors and Federal Reserve policymakers. It's unclear how long that disconnect can continue. But Wednesday's data presage bigger news later this week, including Friday's employment report. ADP Employment Report Companies added 177,000 workers in August vs. views for 175,000. July's gains was revised up to 194,000. Goods-producing industries, including manufacturing and...
  • Caution: Men (Not) At Work

    08/30/2016 3:41:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 34 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 29, 2016 | Editorial
    Jobs: While the Fed and government policymakers fret over "full employment," ... ...t we are in the midst of a full-blown unemployment crisis — one that remains, in his words, "hidden." This Friday, a new jobs report will come out. If the Wall Street consensus is correct, it will show the unemployment rate continuing to hover... ...a new book... ...nearly one out of six working-age men have no job and are no longer looking for one. A release for his book calls this "a hidden time bomb with far-reaching economic, social and political consequences." With 10 million fewer male workers...
  • DOJ: Firing Migrant Workers With Expired Employment Forms Is Discrimination

    08/28/2016 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Mariana Barillas dug this up at The Washington Examiner. Apparently, it’s discriminatory to fire migrant workers with expired papers. Moreover, Barillas added that the Department of Justice feels that to ask migrant workers for more work authorization forms could constitute a violation of a provision within the Immigration and Nationality Act that says employers cannot give excessive demands: The Justice Department released a video this week encouraging companies not to terminate immigrants after their employment authorization expires, and indicated that doing so is a form of discrimination. […]The video then tells viewers that the federal government has extended employment authorization...
  • Peter Navarro: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Got A Proven Record In Destroying Jobs’

    08/27/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Peter Navarro
    Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro told Fox Business News’ Sandra Smith on Thursday that millions of jobs have been lost due to Hillary Clinton’s bad trade deals. Peter Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine. With a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, this distinguished macroeconomist has written extensively on Asia as well as lived and worked there. He is is the author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World (Prometheus, 11/2015). He has published ten previous books,...
  • The scourge of Indian IT Recruiters

    08/26/2016 6:09:28 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 169 replies
    8/26/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    For about a decade and a half, I have heard horror stories of Indian IT outsourcing. I have not seen the horror stories become realized -- for the most part, the crap you get out of Indian offshore IT is, well, crap. It is not crap because of their skill, in some cases. I have found that while 65% of Indian IT 'professionals' overstate their skill, the remaining 35% can do the job. The issue is the cultural differences. In the case of most Indians, some 90%, they will do EXACTLY as you ask. And that is their downfall. Americans...
  • The Comeback of Middle Wage Jobs

    08/26/2016 3:43:31 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 41 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | August 26, 2016 | Robert Samuelson
    One of the economy's bright spots is the job market - and it may be even brighter than it seems. Not only are there more jobs (1.3 million so far in 2016), but they may be better-paying, according to a new analysis by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Fed economists report that middle-wage workers - earning roughly $30,000 to $60,000 - represent the fastest growing segment of the labor market. By contrast, earlier in the recovery, low-wage and high-wage jobs dominated employment increases. The labor market was supposedly becoming economically "polarized," just as society was...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Here's Why Wages Have Stagnated--and Will Continue to Stagnate

    08/15/2016 11:18:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 14 August 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The only way to reverse declines in labor participation and stagnation in wages and demand is to make it easier to start enterprises and hire people. The reason why mainstream economists don't understand these developments is they don't: 1. Consider the systemic impact of energy and EROEI (energy returned on energy invested). 2. Consider the systemic impact of fast-rising private and public debt. 3. Consider the systemic impact of rising inflation resulting from state-cartel capitalism; the only possible output of state-cartel capitalism is a higher cost structure for' the entire economy. 4. Consider that consumption is exhausted because everyone already...
  • TYLER DURDEN : Milwaukee Blacks Attack Whites Because "The Rich People Are Not Trying To Give Us No

    08/14/2016 10:38:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 4:30 PM | BY TYLER DURDEN
    According to the government's official data, the number of unemployed black Americans is at its lowest since 2007 seemingly confirming President Obama's narrative that "everything is awesome." So, we wondered, if everything's awesome and everyone's got a job, why are black Americans rioting in Milwaukee? Here is the answer in one chart and one short sentence from a Milwaukee protester... Jobs are not fungible... Since President Obama was elected, black Americans may have seen their joblessness decline - but since President Obama was elected, income inequality for black Americans has soared... The solution is simple - as this young black...
  • ICYMI: Clinton’s Newest Empty Jobs Promise

    08/14/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by euram · 32 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | August 14 2016 | Trump Campaign
    Please read the following excerpts from “Why would anyone believe Hillary’s promise of 10 million jobs?” by The New York Post’s Editorial Board, 8/14/16 Hillary Clinton was scheduled to lay out her economic plans Thursday but instead spent much of her time bashing Donald Trump — and offering little of anything new. No wonder: She has so little to offer, at least when it comes to jobs. Clinton did repeat her claim Thursday that her economic plan would create 10.4 million jobs by 2026. She has said 640,000 of these will be in New York. Ha! New Yorkers are still...
  • This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless.

    08/13/2016 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 11,2016 | By Colby Itkowitz
    Republican Mayor Richard Berry was driving around Albuquerque last year when he saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.” Throughout his administration, as part of a push to connect the homeless population to services, Berry had taken to driving through the city to talk to panhandlers about their lives. His city’s poorest residents told him they didn’t want to be on the streets begging for money, but they didn’t know where else to go. Seeing that sign gave Berry an idea. Instead of asking them, many of whom feel dispirited,...
  • Merkel to urge chiefs of big companies to hire refugees, Bild reports

    08/13/2016 10:03:52 AM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2016 | unk
    More than one million migrants flooded into Germany last year, and the government wants to get as many as possible into the job market, which would reduce their dependence on the state and compensate for labour shortages as the workforce ages. Merkel will push reluctant German companies to offer more traineeships and position to refugees, Bild reported. Large companies have been criticized for doing little to help integrate the refugees into the thriving job market. Companies say most of the new arrivals lack the German language skills and the education required for a job.
  • As senator, Clinton promised 200,000 jobs in Upstate New York. Her efforts fell flat.

    08/07/2016 8:18:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Wshington Post after vetting by DNC ^ | Aug 7,2016 | Wshington Post after vetting by DNC
    In her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton has made job creation a centerpiece of her platform, casting herself as a pragmatist who would inspire “the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.’’ Her argument that she would put more Americans to work has focused on her time in the Senate, when she took on the mission of creating jobs in chronically depressed Upstate New York. As her husband, former president Bill Clinton, put it recently, she became the region’s “de facto economic development officer.” But nearly eight years after Clinton’s Senate exit, there is little evidence that her...
  • Raising The Minimum Wage In Seattle Had Utterly Predictable Results–But Liberals Probably Don't Care

    07/31/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Matt Vespa
    Raise the minimum wage in Seattle they said. It will help workers they said. Well, the city did increase the minimum wage from the previous rate of $9.47 to $15, which is to be phased in by 2018. It’s now at $11, and lo and behold it has hurt workers. A study found that workers would’ve already seen an increase in wages without the hike because of the increased economic activity and more would’ve been employed. Instead, hours were cut, fewer people worked, and all of this was [predictable]: The average hourly wage for workers affected by the increase jumped...
  • Clinton to white, working-class voters: I'll 'fight' for you

    07/30/2016 2:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    USA Today | July 30, 2016 | Heidi M. Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/30/hillary-clinton-bus-tour-kaine-pennsylvania-midwest/87801650/
  • Finding workers a critical need in the county. (An article about lack of qualified workers)

    07/08/2016 6:21:06 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 52 replies
    Casey County News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Larry Rowell
    Factories such as Tarter Industries are having problems meeting current production needs because of a critical shortage of workers. And, expansion plans for 2017 may have to be put on hold if workers cannot be found, said Travis Cox, vice president and general manager for Tarter Industries. “Lack of workers is now my No. 1 inhibiting growth factor, bar none,” said Cox. “My last shortage report shows we are about 75-80 people under full budget head count. That’s just trying to keep up, not growing and expanding.” Cox said TI is aggressively searching within two counties on each side of...
  • Right to work law In Michigan works

    07/07/2016 7:38:08 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    The right to work law enacted in 2012 is bringing back jobs as well as hope to the people of Michigan. Michigan is among the worst states to live in the country. Granted the upsurge in jobs is thanks to the fact that so many people have fled the state's high poverty and crime as well as the new low taxes and the removal of union power. It was because of the unions both the private and public sector ones that Michigan suffers as it does now. The unions bankrupted the auto industry forcing them to either shut down or...
  • Boston Globe Accidentally Reports That Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs

    07/06/2016 5:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 6, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    Many Americans are campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage. Even more Americans are struggling just to find jobs at any wage.Yup -- those two news items are related.While trying to present a case for the Massachusetts state legislature to approve a program that provides summer jobs to teens at non-profits and government agencies, an editorial at the Boston Globe accidentally explained why artificially imposed minimum wages kill job opportunities.I don’t think the Globe even realized it, either: The program provides money for YouthWorks, which pays the wages of 4,400 low-income teens in eligible cities who work for nonprofits...
  • Over 60K IT Jobs In India Could Go In Next Five Years: Report

    07/06/2016 12:43:00 AM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    NDTV ^ | 5 July 2016 | NDTV
    India's $150 billion IT industry is one of the biggest employment generators, accounting for around 3.5 million white collared jobs in the country. However, the IT industry is experiencing tectonic shifts amid rising competition and increasing trend of automation. A report from US research firm HfS Research says that automation has put to risk 6.4 lakh low-skilled jobs - or nearly one in five jobs - in India's IT and BPO sector in next five years. At biggest risks are more routine or repetitive tasks in the IT sector. Automation is already making its presence felt in the Indian IT...
  • Women Vote Trump SuperPAC Viral Video Destroys Warren/Clinton Team Hours After Joint Event

    06/27/2016 8:54:12 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 28 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-27-16 | Wayne Dupree
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  • The Missing Men

    06/27/2016 7:03:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 27, 2016 | Derek Thompson
    Millions of men in the prime of their lives are missing from the labor force. Could a big U.S. housing construction project bring them back? Something is rotten in the U.S. economy. Poor men without a college degree are disappearing from the labor force. The share of prime-age men (ages 25-54) who are neither working nor looking for work has doubled since the 1970s. The U.S.’s labor participation rate for this group of men is lower than every country in the OECD except for Israel (an outlier, because of the high number of non-working Orthodox Jewish men) and Italy (an...
  • The Amount Of Stuff Being Bought, Sold And Shipped Around The U.S. Hits The Lowest Level In 6 Years

    06/24/2016 2:39:40 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    TEC ^ | 6-23-20165 | Michael Snyder
    Michael Snyder June 23rd, 2016 When less stuff is being bought, sold and shipped around the country with each passing month, how in the world can the U.S. economy be in “good shape”? Unlike official government statistics which are often based largely on projections, assumptions and numbers seemingly made up out of thin air, the Cass Freight index is based on real transactions conducted by real shipping companies. And what the Cass Freight Index is telling us about the state of the U.S. economy in 2016 lines up perfectly with all of the other statistics that are clearly indicating that...
  • Why You Should Discount Obama's Retail Hiring Boom [DOUBLE THE JOBS BECAUSE EVERYONE'S PART TIME!]

    06/23/2016 6:30:51 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/20/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Economists have been puzzled all year over how retail employment has surged despite the fact that Wal-Mart (WMT), Macy's (M), Kohl's (KSS) and other major players were closing stores and laying off thousands of workers. The retail hiring boom has been happening even as customers have accelerated their shift to nonstore retailers like Amazon (AMZN). Meanwhile, Home Depot... ...stopped opening new stores... ...the bottom of this mystery is... ...Shorter workweeks and more part-time workers... ...wage gains have accelerated to more than 6% from a year ago, even as the average workweek has shrunk -- to a record-short 27.8 hours for...
  • President’s Economic Adviser Says Income Comparison Misleading [semi-satire]

    06/19/2016 8:25:33 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Data showing that the average man with a full time job makes less today than he did in 1973 was discounted as “an unfair and misleading statistic” by the Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman this week. “First of all, the premise that a full time job is desirable is debatable,” Furman maintained. “In 1973 many were forced to work because of the inadequacy of the social safety net. Today, many in a similar situation have been liberated from this tiresome fate by a more generous package of government benefits that enables them to work part...
  • Opinion: Have businesses really run out of people to hire?

    06/17/2016 4:08:44 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 111 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 17, 2016 | Caroline Baum
    Throughout the seven-year old U.S. expansion, as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak of 10% in 2009 to a low of 4.7% last month, policy makers have been focused on the slack in the labor market. Yes, slack.... ...surprise to read this week that the problem facing companies is a shortage of workers, both highly skilled and entry-level. Why not offer them a higher wage?... ...the Roaring ‘90s? That’s what a tight labor market looks like: signing bonuses; offers of free cars, even for mid-level managers; and a sufficiently attractive wage to entice some criminals... ...plenty of business owners...
  • LinkedIn Job Postings Plunge, “by far the Worst Month since January 2009”

    06/13/2016 5:13:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | June 8, 2016 | Wolf Richter
    s the job market for professionals unraveling? The jobs data in the US has recently taken a nasty spill. Last week it was an ugly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It could bounce off next month, and the current data could be revised higher, but we’re not seeing the signs of this sort of hiring momentum. Instead, we’re confronted with a sharp and ongoing deterioration of a leading indicator of the labor market: temporary jobs. They rise and fall months ahead of the overall number of jobs. The sector peaked in December 2015 at 2.94 million. It...