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  • States Of Depression: Employment Rates in Most States Still Lag 2007 Levels

    08/20/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT · by MRourke85 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/20.2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    It is difficult to have a surge in homeownership for the 25-54 year old bracket when not a single state in the US has shown improvement in employment rates since 2007. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, employment rates for 25- to 54-year-olds were lower in 29 states in fiscal year 2014 than in 2007, before the Great Recession. Percentage-point Change in Employment Rate, CY 2007 to FY 2014 statesemp A state-by-state comparison of calendar year 2007 with fiscal 2014 shows: 1) No state reported employment rate gains for 25- to 54-year-olds. 2) 29 states had statistically significant decreases. 3)...
  • Poll: Voters Want Immigration 'Pause,' More Enforcement, Preference Given to US Workers(Blockbuster)

    A blockbuster new poll obtained by Breitbart News reveals that a majority of likely voters want to push the pause button on massive immigration, which allowed legal immigrants a chance to more fully assimilate while the middle class expanded as wages increased. As President Barack Obama considers giving more guest-worker permits to companies that have laid off American workers and granting temporary work permits and executive amnesty to millions of more illegal immigrants, a comprehensive survey found that a majority of likely voters want even fewer legal immigrants. The poll found that "half of Americans age 65 and over" and...
  • What States are the Biggest Job Winners and Losers in the Recovery?

    08/18/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The Deloitte University Press has a very interesting, and comprehensive study on job gains and losses, by type of job, and state by state. The biggest winners are states involved in energy production, finance, or healthcare. The biggest losers are states that did not recover from the real estate bust, or lost population due to emigration. With that overview, let's dive deeper into the Geography of Jobs. Only now, as we reach the fifth anniversary of the end of the recession, has employment in the United States finally regained its pre-recession peak. The national story of slow recovery obscures the...
  • So many job openings, but so hard to get hired

    08/15/2014 6:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/15/2014 | BySUZANNE LUCAS
    The Labor Department just released statistics that show that job openings in June are at a 13-year high. But while hiring is also up, it's not nearly at the levels that the job openings are. For job-hunters, the disconnect can be frustrating and painful. What's going on, and how can you get around this? * Not all jobs posted will be filled. Sometimes businesses post jobs with no intention of actually filling them. They're looking for applicants to put in their files so that they have a supply of candidates when a job does open up. Sometimes, positions are posted,...
  • “Today Show” liberals show they have a child-like view of how the world works

    08/14/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/14/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    One of the dividing lines between liberals and conservatives has always been the understanding of how economics works. Conservatives know how economics works; the force of supply and demand as well the true value of work. Liberals are like children who see the last twenty dollar bill in their mom’s wallet and say “Yippee, we’re rich! Let’s go to McDonald’s.” Last week the child-like liberals dropped their “I’m-so-intelligent-because-I’m-on-television” masks and let us see how dumb they really are. Led down the path of stupid is as stupid says, Savannah Guthrie reported that a Minnesota restaurant has added a new line...
  • Obama’s Betrayal of American Workers of All Races and Backgrounds

    08/13/2014 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Facebook ^ | August 13, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    According to a new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Americans are earning 23% less today than what they made before the 2008 recession for the same jobs. This terrible statistic doesn’t even take into account Americans still struggling with unemployment, and please remember that the real unemployment rate is over 20%. That figure reflects all the Americans who’ve given up even looking for jobs that just aren’t there in Obama’s economy. This issue of middle class wage stagnation is directly related to the current debate about amnesty. According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 70% of Americans believe illegal...
  • Loss of mid-wage jobs hampers state's growth

    08/08/2014 9:11:14 AM PDT · by Pelham · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 8, 2014 | Tiffany Hsu
    On the surface, California's job market is booming. The state has now recovered all the jobs lost during the recession, and done so at a faster pace than all but five states. The growth, though, belies a troubling imbalance. The fastest job creation has come in low-wage sectors, in which pay has declined. At the high end of the salary scale, a different dynamic has taken hold: rising pay and improving employment after rounds of consolidation. Most distressing, middle-wage workers are losing out on both counts. "People talk about it like an hourglass," said Tracey Grose, vice president of the...
  • Many Americans are still struggling financially

    08/11/2014 6:44:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 7, 2014 | Don Lee
    Four in 10 U.S. households are straining financially five years after the Great Recession — many struggling with tight credit, soaring education debt and profound issues related to savings and retirement, according to a new Federal Reserve survey. The wide-ranging Fed study assessing the economic well-being of Americans shows that the economy has made progress to the point where most households said they were "living comfortably" or doing OK financially. But almost 40% reported last fall that their families were "just getting by" or struggling to do so, and more people said their financial situation was worse rather than better...
  • How to Find a Job Without Looking for a Job

    08/05/2014 12:59:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 08/05/2014 | BY REILLY DOWD,
    A new Seattle-based startup called Poachable wants to play matchmaker—not with your love life, but with your career.Poachable’s online book of possible employee-employer matches may well change the way people engage with the often dreaded and largely outdated process of searching for a job. But it’s more of a flirtation with the idea of finding a new job than a mission to marry a new job as soon as possible. It’s the Tinder of the online job search, not Match.com.Poachable cofounder Tom Leung, a former Microsoft and Google employee, may well have identified the new "sweet spot" in recruiting. As...
  • Welcome to the WORST Employment Recovery Since President Jimmy Carter

    08/02/2014 12:02:00 PM PDT · by MRourke85 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/02/2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Unemployment in the United States is finally below the WORST unemployment rate during the George W Bush Administration. That is like saying you are the smartest person at a Village Idiot convention. Not only has unemployment been slow to recover, but real median household income has fallen to 1995/1996 levels. unenrmincsentnon According to Sentier Research, real median household income is recovery, but VERY slowly. sentierrres Then we have average hourly wage earnings growth Year-over-year (YoY) that is nearly 50% lower than before the recession in 2007. u3averegehr Yes, this is the WORST US employment recovery since Mr. Peanut (aka, Jimmy...
  • Supply Chain Talent Is a Growing Gap for Leaders and the Impact Is Enormous

    08/01/2014 1:32:47 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Supply Chain 24/7 Magazine ^ | 1 August 2014 | Lora Cecere
    Five years ago talent was plentiful, companies could easily recruit for supply chain planners, and it was easier to recruit supply chain graduates - Not so today. The biggest issues are in mid-management roles. Let’s examine some of the facts from recent research. Today, 60% of companies have open positions. Fifteen percent of the planning positions are open for an average time of five months. An IBM surveys report that 51% of companies are seeing an increase in turnover of supply chain leaders. Have I convinced you yet to be worried? If so, let’s start working on an answer. Let...
  • Fed study: Shorter jobless benefits lead to higher employment

    07/22/2014 6:18:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Biz Journals ^ | 7/21/14 | Greg Edwards
    If unemployment benefits were cut off earlier in 2013, the long-term unemployed would have been more likely to be re-employed, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. If the benefits, called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, expired earlier in 2013, “workers with 46 or more weeks of continuous unemployment would have been 1.2 to 2.1 percentage points more likely to become re-employed,” the St. Louis Fed reported. “Similarly, the long-term unemployed would have been 0.4 to 0.5 percentage points more likely to exit the labor force entirely.”
  • Higher Minimum Wage Does Not Cost Jobs

    07/20/2014 12:03:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | July 8, 2014 | Professor Cyril Ghosh, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
    SEATTLE (VR) – Does raising the minimum wage kill jobs? Most probably not. Does it increase jobs? We don’t know for sure, but it might. Or at least these are the inferences one is likely to make from a recent report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. It turns out that 12 out of 13 states that raised their minimum wage on January 1, 2013 are experiencing increases in employment. The report also states that the average change in employment for these 13 states is +.99% while the average change in employment in the remaining states is +.68%....
  • More Employment Woes Thanks To Obamacare

    07/10/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    WMBF.. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | | | Caleb Howe
    WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, reported Wednesday on the growing trend of businesses hiring only part-time workers, due to an inability to afford Obamacare. This situation leaves workers without healthcare and without a full-time income or other benefits. Local staffing agencies say more small business are starting to hire more part time employees. Not because there is more full time work, but as WMBF reporter Mandy Noell found out, it's because they can't afford to have more full time employees. Obamacare places requirements for health care benefits that many small businesses just cannot afford to pay. As a result, they...
  • Virtual Economy’s Phantom Job Gains Are Based on Statistical Fraud — Paul Craig Roberts

    07/08/2014 12:00:26 PM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    Paulcraigroberts.com ^ | 07/07/2014 | Craig Roberts
    Since 1994 there has been no official measure than includes discouraged people who have not looked for a job for more than a year. Including all discouraged workers produces an unemployment rate that currently stands at 23.1%, almost four times the rate that the financial press reports.
  • The Deteriorating Economic Outlook

    07/08/2014 11:56:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Paulcraigroberts.com ^ | 7/8/2014 | Craig Roberts
    The first quarter contraction, especially our corrected number, implies a second quarter negative real GDP. In other words, the years of Quantitative Easing (money printing) by the Federal Reserve has not resulted in economic recovery from the 2008 downturn and has not prevented further contraction.
  • Feds to spend big bucks so jobless feel OK

    07/08/2014 8:44:31 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 10 replies
    WND ^ | July 7, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    $1.7 billion plan to preach humanity's 'goodness'The federal program Job Corps will tap into a proposed $1.7 billion budget not simply to provide career-development services to at-risk men and women but to raise awareness of the “inherent goodness” found in each human being. The money will be spent to make people feel good. The “I Am Somebody” initiative for fiscal year 2015 will teach appreciation of “ethnic diversity” in response to problems among job training and other employment-assistance recipients, according to the project Statement of Work, or SOW, which WND located via routine database research. “Recently Job Corps students have...
  • EXography: Employment keeps sagging in the Obama recovery

    07/08/2014 4:13:43 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8, 2014 | David Freddoso
    When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation. Whoever or whatever is to blame, neither his efforts nor luck nor a natural rebound have managed to restore America's job market to what it was in better times. The July 3 jobs report was a reminder that the economy is at least creating jobs again, albeit at a rate that barely keeps up with population growth. And national and state unemployment rates have...
  • These Three Charts Show Inflation Is Finally Right Around The Corner

    07/07/2014 8:22:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7-5-2014 | JOE WEISENTHAL
    1. Historically, when Capacity Utilization is as high as its now (suggesting not much industrial slack) the inflation rate has been much higher. 2. According to survey data from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, more and more companies are saying they can't find qualified applicants for job openings. 3. Survey data shows a big increase in the number of businesses who say they plan to raise wages in the future.
  • In Maryland, Smoking Could Cost You Job

    07/06/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 84 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | July 5 '14 | Lorraine Mirabella
    July 05--Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center -- whether as a surgeon or security guard -- will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is legal in Maryland and more than half of the United States. And it's a type of job screening that is gaining favor with employers -- from hospitals to companies such as Alaska Airlines -- trying to control rising health costs and cultivate a healthier, more productive workforce. Anne Arundel Medical Center, like a growing number of...
  • The jobs report knows: Americans aren't planning to take a summer vacation

    07/04/2014 6:01:47 PM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Jana Kasperkevic
    Economists and lawmakers view the jobs report as good news. The US economy gained 288,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%. One economist even said the report is "as good an excuse as any to enjoy the weekend's fireworks." Yet as Americans struggle to make do with their stagnant wages and the bills that never seem to stop piling up, one thing has to go: vacations. So as businesses anticipate a slower summer, thousands of restaurant and hotel workers are left without work.
  • June Full-Time Jobs Plunge By Over Half A Million, Part-Time Jobs Surge By 800K, Most Since 1993

    07/03/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 3, 2014
    Is this the reason for the blowout, on the surface, payroll number? In June the BLS reports that the number of full-time jobs tumbled by 523K to 118.2 million while part-time jobs soared by 799K to over 28 million! Looking at the breakdown of full and part-time jobs so far in 2014, we find that 926K full-time jobs were added to the US economy. The offset: 646K part-time jobs. Something tells us that the fact that the BLS just reported June part-time jobs rose by just shy of 800,000 the biggest monthly jump since 1993, will hardly get much airplay...
  • Was this month's unemployment report, a white-wash?

    07/03/2014 6:45:47 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) increased by 275,000 in June to 7.5 million.
  • The 10 Most In-Demand Software Skills

    07/02/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    CIO Insight ^ | 07/02/2014 | By Karen A. Frenkel
    The current job market has been very good for software developers, especially those with experience in several programming languages. The unemployment rate for software developers was 2.8 percent in Q1 of 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a notable drop from the 5 percent unemployment rate in Q2 of 2009, the quarter when the economic recession ended, and 5.5 percent in Q1 2010. This quarter's report by Dice.com reveals the most-requested skills and platforms, and notes that those with expertise in clusters of language skills are in demand. Furthermore, the Dice report looks at what skills may...
  • CURL: This is an actual quote from the president — really

    06/29/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)“By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are,” the president said Friday. That’s right, the president — the president of the United States, mind you — says Americans are better off, they just don’t know it. That is the height to which the president has raised his level of mendacity. He has the sheer audacity to tell Americans that he has successfully turned the economy around, that things are all good, but that there are no real quantifiable indicators by which they could ever know...
  • They Took Our Jobs! Study Finds ALL New Jobs Went to Immigrants

    06/27/2014 4:05:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Independent Journal Review ^ | June 27, 2014 | SooperMexican
    A shocking new report from the Center for Immigration Studies claims to prove that every single new job created in America for the last fourteen years has gone to immigrants, legal and illegal. This would fly in the face of those who claim that immigration is an economic boon to native born Americans: The CIS report found that over the last 14 years, people who were born in the United States held 114.8 million jobs in 2000, and held 114.7 million jobs in 2014, a drop of 127,000. But it’s an entirely different picture for immigrants — 5.7 million more...
  • Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants

    06/27/2014 12:26:58 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | June 26, 2014 | NRO
    According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler found that there were 127,000 fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level. The rapidity with which immigrants recovered from the Great Recession, as well as the fact that they held a...
  • How to get hired when you're overqualified for every job

    06/27/2014 11:19:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Friday, June 27, 2014, 4:00 AM | Catherine Conlan, Monster Contributing Writer
    It happens to most people at some point during their careers: They find themselves applying for jobs they’re overqualified for. There are several reasons this happens -- they may have been out of work for some time, they’re switching fields, or they’re simply interested in trying something new. [....] To overcome that perception, here are some ways to get hired when you’re overqualified.
  • Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went To Immigrants

    06/27/2014 5:16:24 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6-26-2014 | NRO Staff
    Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went To Immigrants By NRO StaffJune 26, 2014According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler found that there were 127,000 fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level. The rapidity with which immigrants recovered...
  • New Texas Jobs May Outnumber Qualified Workers

    06/25/2014 8:14:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 25, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--The unemployment rate in Texas recently fell to a new five-year low, according to new statistics from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. As business booms in the Lone Star State, many companies are in need of trained workers--most notably employers in the rapidly-expanding medical, gas, and oil fields. It is easy to imagine why a variety of industries continue to grow in Texas, as the state has consistently been one of the best places to start and expand businesses. Vance Ginn, an economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, told Breitbart Texas, "What we've seen is that the...
  • Will Obama Executive Order Protecting LGBT from Employment Discrimination Respect Religious Liberty?

    06/17/2014 1:36:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Some Christian groups are worried that President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive order guaranteeing the protection of LGBT individuals from employment discrimination with businesses that have federal contracts may not have sufficient religious liberty protections. While the order has not yet been written up, concerns have been leveled by various individuals that the order might not include a religious exemption and would force faith-based groups to engage in hiring practices that are in opposition to the teachings of their faith. "The big question is: will the Executive Order drive out faith-based organizations out of federal contracting?" Stanley Carlson-Thies, founder and president...
  • The Fall From Grace of the American Middle Class, By the Numbers

    06/12/2014 11:16:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NewsMax / CNN Money ^ | June 12, 2014 | John Morgan
    America's middle class has fallen to mediocre levels — the U.S. median income only qualifies for 19th in the world now, below Japan, Australia and most of Western Europe. The bottom line is that the average Spaniard or Italian — not to mention the typical middle class denizen in 17 other countries — has more to his or her name than the average U.S. citizen does, according to CNNMoney. Using data culled from the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth report, CNNMoney reported Americans' median wealth is only $44,900 per adult — meaning half have more than that, and half have...
  • Goldman's Top Economist Just Made The Call We've Been Waiting 5 Years To Hear

    06/09/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    BI ^ | 6-9-2014 | Joe Weisenthal
    Joe Weisenthal June 9, 2014 Goldman's top economist, Jan Hatzius, just said the words we've been wanting to hear for five years. He believes the economy is now growing at an above-trend pace. Goldman's own proprietary current activity indicator (CAI) is showing its fastest growth since the crisis, and though he acknowledges that some of the strong May activity is the result of a snapback from a tough winter, he says that even without that snapback we're still growing at a strong rate. Here's his statement: Despite the 1% drop in real GDP in the first quarter, we believe that...
  • 37.2%: Percentage Not in Labor Force Remains at 36-Year High

    06/06/2014 11:36:49 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 18 replies
    CNSNews.Com via Drudge ^ | June 6, 2014 - 8:05 AM | By Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - The percentage of American civilians 16 or older who do not have a job and are not actively seeking one remained at a 36-year high in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In December, April, and now May, the labor force participation rate has been 62.8 percent. That means that 37.2 percent were not participating in the labor force during those months. Before December, the last time the labor force participation rate sunk as low as 62.8 percent was February 1978, when it was also 62.8 percent. At that time, Jimmy Carter was president. In April,...
  • NYC Council to Walmart: Stop sending your “dangerous dollars” to our city’s charities

    06/05/2014 6:56:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6-4-14 | Erika Johnsen
    I don’t even know what to say. Via the New York Post (hat tip to NRO), more than half of the members of the New York City Council have served Walmart with a letter demanding that the company stop making millions of dollars in charitable donations to local groups: Twenty-six of the 51 members of the Council charged in the letter that the world’s biggest retailer’s support of local causes is a cynical ploy to enter the market here. “We know how desperate you are to find a foothold in New York City to buy influence and support here,” says...
  • What is the worth of a job?

    05/29/2014 8:29:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    QandO ^ | May 28, 2014 | Bruce McQuain
    Well that’s determined by all sorts of variables – how much the person seeking the job is willing to take, how much the person wanting the job done is willing to pay, the scarcity or abundance of labor, etc.. And so in a free market, when a job is open it is up to the person seeking to have the work done and the person seeking a job to decide what it is worth to each of them. If they can reach agreement, then the job is offered to the person seeking the job. If agreement can’t be reached, then...
  • The 10 Best (And Worst) Jobs In 2014 (Or Why You Should Study Math More Betterer)

    05/27/2014 10:20:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Forget well-roundedness... if you really want to get on in this world... study math betterer is the clear message from CareerCast.com's rankings of the best and worst jobs in America. As WSJ reports, it’s no secret that quantitative skills are in high demand on the job market; and as one analytics recruiter noted: workers who can’t crunch numbers may ultimately face a "permanent pink slip." Mathematician is the 'best occupation' in 2014 according to their report and Lumberjack the worst (with Newspaper reporter second worst). CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO  Via WSJ,Below are the best and worst jobs of...
  • Christians need not apply

    05/27/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 5-27-14 | Bryan Fischer
    The number of careers and professions available to practicing Christians is shrinking by the day. You can add a career in public health to that list. Dr. Brendan Bain, one of the leading AIDS experts in the Caribbean, has been unceremoniously cashiered from his post for having the temerity to tell the truth about the cause of AIDS. A long-time and highly respected professor at the University of West Indies until his retirement in 2012, Dr. Bain was praised by all as a "pioneer” in the effort to combat HIV/AIDS, which is at epidemic proportions in Caribbean nations. Since his...
  • Graduation Day

    05/25/2014 12:06:16 AM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2014 | Glenn Fairman
    For those -- and you know who you are -- who have been socially promoted to this semi-worthless diploma, I must tell you in all honesty that you are the functional illiterates of 2014.
  • Young People Ditching California Tech Scene to Become Texas Oilmen

    05/24/2014 1:42:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | May 22, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Silicon Valley is being snubbed for Texas by millenials around the world, who are enticed by the Lone Star State's plentiful, lucrative opportunities. Texas' booming gas and oil industry provides young transplants with the chance to find success as oil barons, businessmen, investors, engineers, and landmen. 27-year-old Mark Hiduke, a young Texas oilman, told Bloomberg News that the gas and oil boom has "created a lot of opportunity for young professionals to jump in and be given enormous responsibility. It’s pretty much tech and then energy." Hiduke reportedly raised $100 million to build his company, PetroCore LLC, which is a...
  • Hadley (MA) man pushes bill requiring Massachusetts to list all state government job postings online

    05/23/2014 2:17:19 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    A Hadley man is hoping this will finally be the year lawmakers require the state to post all government jobs in a statewide employment database. "Something's wrong when qualified people aren't applying for jobs paid for by the taxpayers because they don't know about them," said Thomas McGee, a retired adjunct professor at Bay Path College. McGee is the driving force behind House Bill 1762 and its companion Senate Bill 889. McGee first filed the bills, through his senator and representative, in 1995, after he was dismayed to discover that the state did not list all government jobs at state...
  • iQor’s Buffalo Call Center Seeks 125 New Hires to Support Major Utility Client

    05/21/2014 5:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    BusinessWire ^ | May 21, 2014 | Robert Burke
    iQor, a global provider of business process outsourcing and product support services, today announced its call center located in Buffalo, New York is seeking 125 new call center customer service agents. Currently, the company is accepting applications on line and will hold a Career Fair on June 3rd, 2014 at its call center. The hiring drive for the new jobs is to meet client growth in its Accounts. When Are We Hiring: Now Until the End of June 2014 Who Are We Looking for: 125+ customer service call center agents (Competitive pay and MONTHLY bonus potential coupled with flexible schedules...
  • Learning the laws of economics the hard way [Minimum Wage]

    05/19/2014 1:12:40 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    QandO ^ | Bruce McQuain
    Tis the season of minimum wage hike demands and fast food protests again. Frankly I don’t have a problem with wage hikes … if they’re voluntary. I do have a problem with coerced wage hikes, however. And that’s precisely what any rise in the federal minimum wage amounts too. It is feel good legislation that uses the force of government to coerce businesses into paying employees more for jobs the businesses don’t deem worth the cost imposed. It is feel good legislation that religiously and studiously avoids the laws of economics.
  • Would Like To Get My Son A Summer Job (Vanity)

    05/18/2014 5:30:20 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 44 replies
    A Personal Request | May 18, 2014 | Me
    My son just completed his Freshman year of college, and is Moving out here to Texas with me and the wife for the summer. Where I live, there's tons of minimum wage jobs and I think he can get on pretty quickly. However, I think he should take advantage of the Texas BOOM Economy, and try to get something in either Construction or The Oil Patch.
  • Texas Leads the Nation in Job Growth

    05/17/2014 10:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | May 16, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Texas continues to outshine the rest of the nation in terms of economic and job growth. Fresh government data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) shows that Texas added more than 64,000 jobs in April--the biggest employment gain in the state during the last four years. The new jobs have helped Texas' unemployment rate to drop to 5.2 percent, according to the TWC. This figure is down from 5.5 percent in March, and from 6.4 percent one year ago. The new jobs come as no surprise; Texas has consistently been ranked one of the most business-friendly states in the nation....
  • 92,594,000: Americans Not in Labor Force Hits All-Time Record; Participation Rate 36-Year Low

    05/05/2014 8:05:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 2, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A record 92,594,000 Americans were not in the labor force in April as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In March, according to BLS's non-seasonally adjusted data, there were 91,630,000 Americans not in the labor force. In April, that increased by 964,000 people to an all-time record of 92,594,000. The previous record was 92,534,000, set in January of this year. The BLS's seasonally-adjusted number for people not in the labor force--which was 92,018,00 for April--was also an all-time record. This was up 988,000...
  • Report: More Than 92 Million Americans Remain Out Of Labor Force

    05/03/2014 1:23:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CBS DC ^ | May 2, 2014
    Despite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March, the lowest it has been since September 2008 when it was 6.1 percent. The sharp drop, though, occurred because the number of people working or seeking work fell. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not count people not looking for a job as unemployed. The bureau noted that the civilian labor force dropped by 806,000 last month, ... The amount (not seasonally adjusted) of Americans not in the labor force...
  • It’s An Illusion: Here Are the REAL Unemployment Numbers

    05/03/2014 9:30:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | May 2, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    Mainstream financial pundits are falling over themselves today following a report from the Labor Department indicating that the national unemployment rate has fallen yet again, this time to just 6.3%. The Associated Press, whose report on the new rate is being distributed to news services around the country, says this is “the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up.” They cite numerous economic experts, claiming that the U.S. economy is now experiencing vigorous job growth, which they say is confirmation that the economic health of our nation is bouncing back from a rough winter. In fact, they...
  • CA Dem Congresswoman Barbara Lee Calls For $26 Minimum Wage

    05/03/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Brendan Bordelon
    California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state — a move Republican congressman Andy Harris encouraged, assuming jobs would rapidly flee California to his state of Maryland. Lee and Harris appeared Friday on CNN’s “Crossfire,” hosted by former Obama advisor Van Jones and former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The panel discussed the proposed increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. “Let me ask you this question, you’re a good advocate for this,” Gingrich asked Lee. “The mayor of Seattle is proposing that the minimum wage...
  • Seemingly terrific April jobs report poses strange puzzle

    05/02/2014 10:12:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 2, 2014 | by Jeffry Bartash
    Funky job reports are not unusual, and the employment data for April certainly fits the bill. How else to explain the biggest gain in hiring in more than two years – at the same time the labor force shrank by the second largest amount in 32 years. --snip-- What’s also odd about the decline in the labor force is how it happened. The number of so-called re-entrants – unemployed workers who have started looking for jobs again – fell by a whopping 417,000. That’s the biggest drop since the government began keeping records in 1967. Another factor could be the...