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  • Anti-H-1B senator to head immigration panel - claims shortage of highly skill labor a 'hoax'

    01/23/2015 2:15:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Computer World ^ | January 22, 2015 | Patrick Thibodeau
    ..............[U.S. Senator Jeff] Sessions last week accused the tech industry of perpetuating a "hoax" by claiming there is a shortage of qualified U.S. tech workers. "The tech industry's promotion of expanded temporary visas -- such as the H-1B -- and green cards is driven by its desire for cheap, young and immobile labor," wrote Sessions, in a memo he sent last week to fellow lawmakers. Last summer, Sessions attacked Microsoft's push for more H-1B visas as it laid off 18,000 employees. Now, as subcommittee chairman, Sessions will have the ability to conduct investigations and hold oversight hearings. That Senate memo...
  • Governor Sarah Palin Issues Strong Response to President Obama’s State of the Union

    01/21/2015 8:45:12 PM PST · by Bratch · 50 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 21 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Sarah Palin issued a strong response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech: Sarah Palin Politician · 4,499,372 Likes · 18 hrs ·  Despite all the happy talk and rainbow kisses in his second to last State of the Union address, President Obama has utterly failed middle class Americans who are making less and spending more to survive in his economy. And he has no real plan to help them.I’m no special pleader for the super rich. They can take care of themselves, and Barack Obama has been the friend of every crony capitalist on Wall Street attending his $30,000-a-plate fundraisers....
  • Uber Wants to Create 50,000 Jobs, Take 400,000 Cars Off the Road in Europe This Year

    01/18/2015 1:42:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    re/code ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ina Fried
    Uber chief Travis Kalanick said he wants to expand operations in Europe and, in the process, create 50,000 jobs and take 400,000 personal vehicles off the road. Kalanick said the ride-sharing service isn’t opposed to regulation, but wants “progressive regulation” that promotes safe and affordable rides and generates tax revenue without limiting competition. Cities around the globe have been going after Uber and other services, using a mix of existing regulations and new laws. “We want to make 2015 the year where we establish a new partnership with (European Union) cities,” Kalanick said, speaking Sunday at the DLD Conference in...
  • Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Climb to Four-Month High

    01/15/2015 8:38:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    bloomberg | Jan. 15, 2015 | Shobhana Chandra
    Linky only. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-15/jobless-claims-in-u-s-unexpectedly-climb-to-four-month-high.html
  • CityLine to bring long-term benefits, Richardson officials say (DFW, Job Fair on 1/15/15)

    01/12/2015 1:16:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Dallas Morning News Communities ^ | January 1, 2015 | Wendy Hundley
    The $1.5 billion CityLine development, which will begin opening this year, will bring more dining, shopping and entertainment options to Richardson, but officials say it’s also the kind of project that will bring long-term economic benefits to the city. By September, the mixed-use project, which will be anchored by State Farm Insurance and Raytheon Co., will have a daytime population of 10,000 people, according to KDC, developer of the project on the southeast corner of Central Expressway and the Bush Turnpike. This month, workers will start moving into the first of State Farm’s four office towers. Several restaurants, including Coal...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth and three other Texas metro areas showed best job growth in November

    01/12/2015 12:42:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Dallas Morning News BizBeat ^ | December 30, 2014 | Sheryl Jean
    Dallas-Fort Worth and three other Texas metro areas continued to outperform the nation in job growth in November. The Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas continued to see the nation’s fastest growing employment among metropolitan areas for the 12 months through November, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Houston area added 125,300 jobs in that time frame, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth (111,500 jobs) and the New York area (107,900 jobs). Midland (6.2 percent) and Odessa (+4.7 percent) saw the largest year-over-year percentage gains in employment in November. Overall, November employment increased in the last...
  • 20 states just raised the minimum wage. It wasn’t enough.

    01/05/2015 6:13:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | Danielle Paquette
    "The work that we do, it’s modern-day slavery," says one Florida worker who just got a 12-cent raise.On New Year’s Day, minimum wage increased in 20 states. More states will bump pay later this year. The first round of hikes will expand paychecks by as much as $1.25 an hour, fattening the wallets of about 3.1 million Americans, according to the Economic Policy Institute. (Peruse Wonkblog or work by our labor reporter Lydia DePillis for more details about how the pay bumps could impact your state.) Economically, the verdict is mixed on minimum wage: Supporters paint the raises as an...
  • Interview Insider: How to Get Hired at Planned Parenthood (BARF)

    01/03/2015 6:40:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cosmopolitan ^ | Jan 1, 2015 | Heather Wood
    Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest provider of reproductive health care and sex education, and it's often on the front lines of political debates surrounding abortion access and health care legislation. Working at the nonprofit organization requires a certain level of passion for these rights, says Gaitre Lorick, a senior human resources officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Here, she talks about how to convey that passion in an interview and get a job with the organization. What qualities do you look for in every candidate? Two important qualities are a passion for collaborating and a commitment to being...
  • Queer....

    12/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 171 replies
    Trying Times... | BigTigerMike
    Yesterday at my job I was walking through the building and one of my fellow associates was jesting about me working long hours, so I sighed and said a little spur-of-the-moment rhythm: Yes, we're now here but we aren't being queer We'll soon be out of here Well another associate, who happens to be an homosexual, overhead this from around the corner and went and complained that I made an derogatory comment and that it was an unforgivable act as far as he goes. Word got back to me about what the young man had said and I went to...
  • Obama Ignores Black Economic Woes To Focus On Racism

    12/28/2014 11:12:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2014 | Neil Munro
    "............................Then [Obama] claimed his government-centered policies have boosted education and opportunity among African-Americans. “The education reforms that we’ve initiated are showing measurable results… We are seeing record numbers of young people attending college,” he said. But in Obama’s high-unemployment economy, even blacks with college degrees are doing worse than their pre-depression peers. “Among recent graduates ages 22 to 27, the jobless rate for [graduate] blacks last year was 12.4 percent versus 4.9 percent for whites,” said a New York Times article, which was published quietly on Christmas Day. “This 7.5 percentage point difference was far greater than before the recession…...
  • Texas job growth outpaces rest of U.S. combined

    12/19/2014 2:05:31 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2014 | Jason Russell
    .....Since the recession began in December 2007, 1.2 million net jobs have been created in Texas. Only 700,000 net jobs have been created in the other 49 states combined......... Only North Dakota has outpaced Texas on percent job growth, thanks to jobs created by the fracking revolution. California, Texas’ biggest economic rival, has created 985,600 fewer net jobs during the same period. California’s 1.5 percent job growth is ten percentage points lower than Texas’ percent job growth.............................
  • Deny Government Employees the Vote

    12/11/2014 7:36:11 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 12/11/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Deny Government Employees the Vote During fifteen years in civil service, I only found out after being laid off from a government jurisdiction whose tax base collapsed, that it was an unreal world."Civil Servants" aren't servants at all, they are de facto superiors of the citizenry whose lives they regulate.Their government union representatives feel free to hijack compulsory union dues, promote socially destructive, sexually-radical policies, in the meantime, corrupting the political process that is supposed to regulate government employment.The only solution is to politically disenfranchise public employees–deny them the vote. Let's set up the brouhaha this invites, by contrasting some...
  • The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

    12/11/2014 3:45:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 11, 2014 | Binyamin Appelbaum
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Frank Walsh still pays dues to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, but more than four years have passed since his name was called at the union hall where the few available jobs are distributed. Mr. Walsh, his wife and two children live on her part-time income and a small inheritance from his mother, which is running out. Sitting in the food court at a mall near his Maryland home, he sees some of the restaurants are hiring. He says he can’t wait much longer to find a job. But he’s not ready yet. “I’d work for...
  • Google Israel Chief: Israel Needs more Tech Workers (Who needs a job?)

    12/10/2014 4:57:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | December 10, 2014 | Yaakov Levi
    Looking for a job? If you're a programmer or computer science grad, there are plenty, said Meir Brand, head of Google's Israel office.Looking for a job? If you're a programmer or computer science grad, there are plenty of jobs for you in Israel, said Meir Brand, head of Google's Israel office. “I can tell you that there is a worldwide shortage of qualified people in these areas, and Israel is feeling this as well,” Brand told an audience at Haifa University, at an event sponsored by the Israel Lottery. The Lottery raises money for education, and Brand's message for listeners...
  • 'Unauthorized' Aliens With Jobs Outnumber Non-College-Grad Adults Seeking One

    12/05/2014 3:27:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNS ^ | 12/5/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Aliens illegally holding jobs in the United States outnumber all unemployed people who are not in management, professional or related occupations as well as all unemployed who are 25 and older and who do not have a college degree, according to an estimate of "unauthorized workers" published by the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration and employment data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS only counts as "unemployed" people who have actively looked for a job in the past four weeks. “We estimate that the number of unauthorized workers grew from 4.8 million in 2000 to...
  • Full-Time Jobs Down 150K, Participation Rate Remains At 35 Year Lows, "No Job Market For Young Men"

    12/05/2014 8:44:55 AM PST · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12-5-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Survey was nowhere close to confirming the Establishment Survey data, suggesting jobs rose only by 4K from 147,283K to 147,287K, and furthermore, the breakdown was skewed fully in favor of Part-Time jobs, which rose by 77K while Full-Time jobs declined by 150K.
  • Jobs: Shale States vs Non-Shale States

    12/03/2014 11:37:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    First: new oil well permits collapse 40% in November; why is this an issue? Because since December 2007, or roughly the start of the global depression, shale oil states have added 1.36 million jobs while non-shale states have lost 424,000 jobs.  *  *  *This should help clear things up. According to a new study, investments in oil and gas exploration and production generate substantial economic gains, as well as other benefits such as increased energy independence.  The Perryman Group estimates that the industry as a whole generates an economic stimulus of almost $1.2 trillion in gross product each year, as well...
  • KRISTOF: Immigration Enriches You and Me

    11/29/2014 1:04:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    A BOOK, “The Christian Examiner,” warns that “ill-clad and destitute” immigrants are “repulsive to our habits and our tastes.” A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, “wretchedness and want” to America. And Harper’s Weekly despairs that these immigrants are “steeped in ignorance” and account for a disproportionate share of criminals. Boy, those foreigners were threatening — back in the mid-1800s when those statements were made about Irish immigrants. Once again, the United States is split by vitriolic debates about how to handle immigrants, following President Obama’s executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from...
  • 'I got six kids to feed and you are going to get me fired': Angry father of 6 to protestors

    11/29/2014 12:57:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    Father-of-six Tyree Landrum was driving to one of his three jobs when he came across a line of Ferguson protesters blocking the road in the middle of the San Diego rush hour. Furious that the demonstrators might make him late to work and risk him getting fired, he decided to get out of his car on the I-5 in La Jolla to confront the group of students. He then told a photographer for ABC News 10: 'If I don't get there, I'm going to get fired. I've got six f****** kids to feed.' Mr Landrum's reaction on Wednesday has since...
  • How the Obama immigration policy will affect black unemployment

    11/21/2014 4:40:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | November 20, 2014 | Calvin D. King
    I get a lot of flack from people regarding my lack of regard for El Presidente Obama. Some of it is good natured ribbing. Some of it is downright nasty. I actually hate that I couldn't be a part of the euphoria that was the First Blackish President. I have no allegiance to White America, Black America or any other hyphenated class or socioeconomic status. I am conservative minded but I am no Republican. I just know enough history, enough policy, and enough reality to not be pulled into the fold. So now we are faced with immigration. Those on...
  • John Williams' Take On The October Unemployment Report: "The Economy Remains In Terrible Shape"

    11/10/2014 10:17:45 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge - Shadow Stats ^ | 11-10-2014 | Tyler Durden - John Williams
    Tyler Durden 11/10/2014 When it comes to inflation data, there are two parallel sources: the BLS, and ShadowStats' John Williams, who continues to plough through the underlying "data" using pre-pre-pre-revision protocols, and every month reveals a parallel universe in which something shocking is revealed: the truth. Here is his take on the October "weaker but really stronger than expected" jobs numbers. Here is what really happened. From ShadowStats Never Recovered, the Economy Remains in Terrible Shape. The large number of opening headlines in today’s (November 9th) missive reflects various stories, ranging from twisted unemployment data, to an election dominated by...
  • Job news!!!

    11/07/2014 1:15:17 PM PST · by deputytess · 9 replies
    I got a part time job in a Des office as a receptionist, but I may be able to use my phlebotomy skills to. Thanks for all your prayers. :)
  • Want To Increase Hiring? Elect A Democrat For Presiden

    11/04/2014 12:29:06 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 22 replies
    VoiceGlance ^ | 11-4-14 | Paul Petrone
    Since 1929, there have been seven Republican presidents: Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. All of those presidents saw the unemployment rate rise during their term in office, with the sole exception of Reagan, who saw it drop by an impressive 2.3 percent, according to numbers by Nate Silver, formerly of the New York Times. Conversely, there have been seven Democratic presidents since 1929: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. All of those presidents saw the unemployment rate drop...
  • Here's Exactly What A Hiring Manager Scans For When Reviewing Resumes [Just 6 seconds]

    10/30/2014 9:03:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/30/2014
    Hiring managers spend just six seconds on your resume before they decide on you — this is exactly what they look at. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE SHORT VIDEO....
  • Hillary Clinton: Corporations and Businesses Don’t Create Jobs (They Don't?)

    10/26/2014 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    If you’re looking for proof that anyone can become anything in this nation, just look at Hillary Clinton. Hillary managed to utter a profoundly mind numbing statement at a recent Democrat Rally in Massachusetts. (Isn’t that the only kind of rally allowed in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts?) In fact, before writing this column, it took me a while to fully register what I was hearing from the former First Lady. According to the Free Beacon:Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.”No… That’s not...
  • 50% Of American Workers Make Less Than $28,031 A Year

    10/25/2014 6:11:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/25/2013 | Michael Snyder via Zero Hedge
    The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.  Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000.  If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000.  So the fact that 39 percent of all workers made less than that amount is rather telling.  This is more evidence of the declining quality of the jobs in this country.  In many homes in America today, both parents are...
  • Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

    10/20/2014 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 9:38 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That’s down from 43 percent in the April-June quarter and the first drop after three straight increases. Yet the firms still added jobs at a healthy pace, which usually pushes wages higher as employers compete for workers. A measure of hiring in...
  • The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google [Average Pay: $141,000]

    10/17/2014 9:31:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Edwards
    Google has more than 50,000 employees right now, and they earn great salaries. Average pay at Google is $141,000. It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too. The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you. Especially if you know how to use MatLab, a code and data analysis and management tool. On Thursday night, Google's former svp/product management Jonathan Rosenberg was in London with chairman Eric Schmidt to promote...
  • A solution for American economic malaise – Detroit as a proving ground for economic prosperity.

    10/14/2014 12:59:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-14-14 | Vince
    The United States is in the midst of an economic malaise. 92 million Americans are out of work. 35% of the population is on welfare. The economy is barely growing. While incomes for the richest have been skyrocketing, the middle class has seen their incomes decline by 5% in the last 5 years. The federal debt stands at $17 trillion, up $6 trillion since Barack Obama became president. All of this while the Fed has been pumping tens of billions of dollars a month into the economy for years… Although Barack Obama has made much of this worse, the truth...
  • More Evidence Surfaces of Faked Employment Numbers (podcast)

    10/13/2014 9:23:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Podcast at link
  • Study: Obamacare to shrink labor market more than previously thought

    10/09/2014 1:07:54 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 5 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10-9-14 | Sean Riley
    In a new working paper from the Mercatus Center, University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan projects that the Affordable Care Act will reduce weekly employment per person by 3 percent, or roughly 4 million full-time-equivalent workers. These new estimates are significantly higher than the 2.5 million reduction in labor supply estimated by the Congressional Budget Office earlier this year. To be clear, a reduction in labor supply differs from a reduction in labor demand—a distinction many failed to recognize when the CBO first released estimates. It is not the case that the ACA will necessarily forces employees out; rather, the...
  • A Wells Fargo employee asked the CEO for a raise — and cc’ed 200,000 coworkers

    10/09/2014 5:26:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Washington Post's On Leadership ^ | October 9, 2014 | Jena McGregor
    Most people ask for a raise in the privacy of their boss's office. But one gutsy Wells Fargo employee emailed the CEO directly — and copied some 200,000 other Wells Fargo workers on the note. On Tuesday, the Charlotte Observer reported that Tyrel Oates, who it says works in an Oregon office of Wells Fargo processing requests from customers trying to stop debt-collection calls, sent such an email to CEO John Stumpf. His plea was not just to get a raise for himself. His proposal to Stumpf? Use the company's profits to give every employee a raise of $10,000. According...
  • Rush dares to say it: Ozero's economy numbers are MADE UP

    10/06/2014 9:16:11 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 14 replies
    El Rushbo ^ | Oct. 3
    There they the ones who aren't are exceptions. In fact, John Crudele is one of the exceptions. He had a story in the New York Post detailing how that 7.9% number was entirely made up. He did a column on how it was created, how it was artificially manufactured, and how they massaged it to make it 7.9%. He did a piece on how it was illegitimate, and he had been warning prior to the number how they were gonna do it. So he did a column detailing how they did it and so forth. But my guess is most...
  • NBC’s Mitchell Makes Painful Admission: She Agrees with ‘Partisan’ Reince Priebus

    10/06/2014 1:24:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | October 5, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    NBC’s Andrea Mitchell struggled to get something off her chest during Sunday’s Meet the Press.... ......“You know — I’m not echoing Reince Priebus, because he is obviously partisan, and that’s his job,” she said haltingly. “But if you look at all the reporting from the jobs data on Friday reported that participation rates are at historic lows, decades lows. Fifty-nine percent are not involved in the labor force. That’s just not a sustainable recovery.”
  • 4 Of 5 Top Job Additions In September Were Low Or Minimum Wage

    10/03/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    Interested why despite the euphoric headline NFP print, a cursory glance deeper inside the payrolls report reveals weakness after weakness, with both participation plunging again and wages the worst since last summer?
  • One-fifth of U.S. workers were laid off in past five years, study says

    09/30/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | Jim Puzzanghera
    One in five U.S. workers was laid off in the past five years and about 22% of those who lost their jobs still haven't found another one, according to a new survey that showed the extent Americans have struggled in the sluggish labor market since the Great Recession ended. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-layoffs-unemployment-jobs-economy-20140924-story.html
  • Welcome To The Oligarchy – US Leads The Developed World In Low Wage Jobs

    09/24/2014 5:38:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/24/14 | Tyler Durden
    In an apparent attempt to advise investors on how they can take advantage of America’s transformation into a neo-feudal oligarchy in a 50-page research report, Morgan Stanley has put together some very interesting charts.. We will be sharing many of them in the next few days but none is more telling and depressing than the one that shows how the U.S. leads the developed world in the share of low wage jobs...
  • College Accreditation: Employment Not Even Afterthought

    09/24/2014 8:15:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 23, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently the only jobs college accreditation reviewers are interested in are their own, not those of recent college graduates. “Accreditation has become a roadblock to reform,” Hank Brown, the former president of the University of Colorado, said at the Heritage Foundation yesterday, “a system that leads to majors that go nowhere.” I asked him whether college accreditation boards even considered the post-graduation employment of graduates as an afterthought in their reviews. “I’ve seen very few accreditation ratings that focus on that,” he said. “I think that would be of great value.” Brown is also the former president of the University...
  • Okay, Bloomberg is a big fat socialist RINO. What is Bloomberg Media?

    09/22/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 25 replies
    Sept 22, 2014 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well, the HiTech RedNeck is looking for a job... AGAIN. This job hopping is getting old, but the boss of the group, at a major freight railroad, for which I'm a contractor has an integrity problem, to put it delicately. For some reason, I don't get along very well with liars and phonies. Well, I refreshed my resumes on Dice and Monster this past weekend and crossed my fingers. Well this morning what do I behold, but someone wants to know if I am interested in working for a company that turns out to be BLOOMBERG MEDIA. They are quoting...
  • U.S. will train 50,000 veterans to install solar panels

    09/20/2014 3:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CTV News / The Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2014 | Josh Lederman, The Associated Press
    The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans....
  • Don't Believe President Obama's Hype About An Engineer 'Shortage'

    09/15/2014 3:26:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/15/2014 | John Tamny
    [SNIP] All of which brings us to the latest popular lament among pundits, politicians, and even some in the business world: the perceived lack of engineers and/or ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates. President Obama has said “We need more engineers,” so has Hillary Clinton, and then Lockheed Martin executive Stephanie Hill recently stated that “we’ll lose” if we don’t produce at least 1 million more ‘STEM’ grads. About all the handwringing, readers can relax. Indeed, there’s nothing to this story or alleged shortage. Price signals work. They always do, and they do because one of the underlying purposes...
  • Ferguson job fair attracts 5,000

    09/14/2014 9:14:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 14, 2014 | Stephen Deere and Joel Currier
    FERGUSON • In less than half an hour, thousands of people arrived, dressed in jeans and suits, with their résumés in hand. The line to get into a room where dozens of potential employers sat waiting was at least 45 minutes long. A job fair sponsored by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis on Saturday drew about 5,000. The event, held at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus, was supposed to end at 2 p.m. But it ran more than an hour long just so everyone who had waited in line could interview. Damon Williams, 38, said frustration...
  • I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes

    09/01/2014 5:21:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    There is a new form of cyberbullying out there and it is scary, because it could derail the professional career of any conservative - even those working in apolitical jobs. Slimy folks like “Busta Troll” are hijacking Facebook pages of conservatives, replacing the content with goats and anti-conservative messages. Some believe a goat is used because it is a Satanic symbol; many of the conservatives are targeted because of their Christian or Jewish views. The conservative Citizens’ Post page on Facebook was hijacked by the “Goatz Alliance,” which also goes by the name “Busta Troll,” by pretending to be from...
  • The Enterprise Of Maligning Enterprise (And The Clergy Who Make Matters Worse)

    09/06/2014 11:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 7, 2014 | Austin Hill
    "MCDonalds Mcdonalds, can't you see...Seven-forty is not for me..." The chant, recited through a megaphone, was being led by a man identifed as a Christian Pastor ("Reverend Charles" we'll call him), near a McDonalds restaurant in Detroit last week. Dozens of people in the parking lot uttered the chant with him, as the crowd sought to malign McDonalds restaurants while at the same time demanding a $15.00 per hour wage. "They want fifteen, they want a union, they want to be organized" Pastor Charles told the tv news crews. "The McDonalds corporation should allow that to happen immediately." The illogic...
  • One-Third of Americans Are Freelancers Now

    09/05/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    new report shows some 53 million Americans—or 34 percent of the U.S. workforce—are now working as freelancers in some capacity. "This is more than an economic change," asserts the report, a joint effort from the Freelancer's Union and freelance markeplaces oDesk and eLance. It's also "a cultural and social shift" that will "have major impacts on how Americans conceive of and organize their lives, their communities, and their economic power." The first and last time anyone looked at the freelance worker population in the U.S. was 2004, in a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Back then the GAO...
  • 24,639,000: Record Number of Foreign-Born Hold Jobs in U.S.

    09/05/2014 12:58:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 5, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States hit a recorded high of 24,639,000 in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS has been tracking the number of foreign-born workers annually since 2005 and monthly since 2007. The BLS does not distinguish between foreign-born individuals who are in the United States legally and those who are here illegally. “The foreign born are those who reside in the United States but who were born outside the country or one of its outlying areas to parents who were not U.S. citizens,”...
  • Labor Participation Rate Drops To Lowest Since 1978; People Not In Labor Force Rise To Record

    09/05/2014 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | September 5, 2014
    Complete headline: Labor Participation Rate Drops To Lowest Since 1978; People Not In Labor Force Rise To Record 92.3 Million It is almost as if the Fed warned us this would happen. In a note released yesterday, a Fed working paper titled "Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects", looked at the US labor force and concluded that "while we see some of the current low level of the participation rate as indicative of labor market slack, we do not expect the participation rate to show a substantial increase from current levels as labor market conditions continue to improve."...
  • Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others

    09/02/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jedediah Purdy
    Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all. But some equality and inequality exist uneasily side by side. And the U.S. has never resolved this contradiction.If the world is lucky enough to produce historians of the early 21st century, one question seems certain to grab their attention. How did so much equality coexist with so much inequality? Economic inequality—the difference between the richest and the poorest, or between the rich and everyone else —has reached some of its highest levels ever, both in the U.S. and at around the world. Yet our time is also marked by a...
  • Who Got The Jobs In North Carolina?

    09/02/2014 8:16:47 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | August 2014 | Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota
    The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014...The number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.
  • Technical Hiring Managers - resume advice

    08/30/2014 10:33:11 AM PDT · by chrisser · 92 replies
    Hoping to get some advice from FReepers who are hiring managers for tech positions - specifically system/network admins. I've been in the field for almost 25 years. Been consistently employed with a consistently rising salary. Now mid 40s and currently employed. But I would like to relocate to another city where we own property. I don't know anyone there other than our neighbors who are either retired, farmers, or both. The area I'm looking at is Parkersburg WV. Not exactly a mecca of tech positions, but a few pop up occasionally on the job boards. I've been sending out resumes...