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  • President Donald J. Trump holds a Press Briefing

    07/02/2020 4:01:19 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 2 replies
    Rightside Broadcasting Network ^ | 7/2/2020 | Rightside Broadcasting
    Thursday, July 2, 2020:President Donald J. Trump holds a Press Briefing
  • VIDEO: Media Hits Spectacular June Jobs Report With COVID Caveats

    07/02/2020 9:49:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO The reaction of much of the media to the fantastic June unemployment report reveals why they have been in overdrive recently hyping the rise in Coronavirus cases. Of course, included in those cases are asymptomatic people as well as those who have RECOVERED from COVID-19 but have antibodies in their systems. Meanwhile, if you have been following my videos, tweets, and Newsbusters reports, then you know that while the media continues to report the increased cases they RARELY reveal the very important fact that the daily death numbers are in a steep decline. Since the media is DESPERATE...
  • Economic News Release (Bureau of Labor Statistics-DOL)

    07/02/2020 8:28:43 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | 7-2-2020 | Dept. of Labor-BLS
    Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 4.8 million in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 11.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. In June, employment in leisure and hospitality rose sharply. Notable job gains also occurred in retail trade, education and health services, other services, manufacturing, and professional and business services. This news release presents statistics from two monthly surveys. The household survey measures...
  • Cops out!

    06/30/2020 4:55:05 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 25 June 2020 | Karol Markowicz
    What kind of person would become a police officer right now? That’s a question cops across the country are asking. Some say they wouldn’t do it themselves if they were making the choice now. Others say they’d discourage their children from following in their footsteps. But this is about more than how police are treated; it’s time to wonder what this sinking morale will mean for all of the communities that rely on the police for their safety and security. The number of new applicants at police departments across the country had been plummeting for some time but may reach...
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: Dems pushing strict lockdowns run most states with highest jobless rates

    06/22/2020 11:13:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22 2020 | Wall Street Journal Editorial Board | The Wall Street Journal
    The Labor Department on Friday reported jobless rates in May for the 50 states, and the news is the greater than usual variation. Some state economies are recovering much faster than others, and the worst performing tend to be those that have imposed the most severe lockdowns. The national jobless rate was 13.3 percent in May, but 10 states still have unemployment rates above 15 percent. From highest down, they are: Nevada (25.3 percent), Hawaii (22.6 percent), Michigan (21.2 percent), California, Rhode Island and Massachusetts (16.3 percent), Delaware (15.8 percent), Illinois and New Jersey (15.2 percent), and Washington state (15.1...
  • The LGBT claimant in Supreme Court win was not fired because he was gay, former employer says

    06/19/2020 7:40:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/18/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    One of the men at the center of the recent Supreme Court decision that held that firing people based on sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination, was not ousted because he was gay, his former employer says. In a 6-3 decision that was released Monday in Bostock v. Clayton County — which was consolidated along with two other cases involving firings of homosexual and trans-identified employees — the high court ruled that Title VII, the civil rights provision within the 1964 Civil Rights Act that pertains specifically to employment, extends nondiscrimination protections to sexual orientation and transgender status....
  • Fauci: why the public wasn't told to wear masks when the coronavirus pandemic began

    06/16/2020 6:00:54 PM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2020 | Alexandra Kelley
    "But also, it can protect you a certain degree, not a hundred percent, in protecting you from getting infected from someone who, either is breathing, or coughing, or sneezing, or singing or whatever it is in which the droplets or the aerosols go out. So masks work,” Fauci added. “The important thing is actually physical separation,” Fauci said, adding that the combination of social distancing and face masks is the best way for the public to mitigate the spread and reduce transmission while maintaining some normalcy by venturing in public. He also acknowledged that masks were initially not recommended to...
  • Remarks by President Trump on the Jobs Numbers Report

    06/08/2020 11:04:52 AM PDT · by ransomnote
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 8, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Rose Garden10:30 A.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  This is a very big day for our country.  It’s affirmation of all the work we’ve been doing, really, for three and a half years.  This isn’t just over the last few months; this is for three and a half years.  And it’s a great thing.  We were very strong.  We had the greatest economy in the history of our country.  We had the greatest economy in the history of the world.  And that strength let us get through this horrible pandemic, largely through.  I think we’re doing really...
  • Biden Backs Democrat Declaration Against Independence

    05/29/2020 7:32:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As president, Biden would replicate California’s repressive AB5 law. “Last year California passed AB5 affording gig workers protections and benefits like a minimum wage and overtime pay,” Joe Biden tweeted on Tuesday. “Now, gig economy giants are trying to gut the law and exempt their workers. It’s unacceptable. I urge Californians to vote no on the initiative this November.” The initiative, qualified for the ballot on May 22, establishes criteria for determining whether rideshare drivers are “employees” or “independent contractors.” AB5 also targets freelance writers and independent contractors in dozens of professions, including health care. Joe Biden was all in...
  • Coronavirus Forces 100K NY Small Businesses To Close Permanently

    05/24/2020 6:03:48 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | May 22, 2020 | Adam Nichols
    The coronavirus crisis has forced more than 100,000 small businesses in New York to close permanently, the governor said Friday. The huge swath of closures means main streets will look at lot different when the state is allowed to reopen. At most risk have been businesses that are owned by minorities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "Small businesses are taking a real beating," he said. "They are 90 percent of New York's businesses and they're facing the toughest challengers.
  • IBM is cutting ‘thousands’ of jobs across the US amid COVID-19 pandemic

    05/24/2020 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Starcitizen · 30 replies
    News Observer ^ | May 22, 2020 | ZACHERY EANES
    Computer giant IBM, which has a large presence in Research Triangle Park, is laying off an unspecified number of employees, the company said Friday. The company did not directly blame the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic for the layoffs. Earlier this year, the company told analysts it was restructuring parts of its business, including its Global Technology Services division, in a move that could lead to savings of $2 billion. In April, IBM took a $900 million charge against its first-quarter earnings in relation to that restructuring. “IBM’s work in a highly competitive marketplace requires flexibility to constantly...
  • Rand Paul: We have 700,000 people out of work in KY thanks to 'Socialist' Gov. Beshear

    05/21/2020 11:53:23 PM PDT · by RandFan · 9 replies
    WBKO ^ | 21 May 2020 | Allie Hennard
    Sen. Paul spoke with the 13 News from his Washington D.C. office Thursday. "He shut down the economy and he's not being very open about letting us get back to work. So, the 700,000 people out of work should call Gov. Beshear and say 'Thanks a lot, but we don't want to continue to be out of work, you've got to let us get back to work.' It is a mistake to let one person run the economy. It is what we always objected to in the Soviet Union and what we objected to as socialism or what is called...
  • The Supreme Court Shouldn’t Ban Christian Schools From Teaching The Faith

    05/14/2020 2:06:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2020 | Ashley McQuire
    Using claims of discrimination as a wedge in the door for government bureaucrats would end religious education and the religious rights of parents to educate their children according to the dictates of their faith. While the Supreme Court was hearing oral argument May 13 about whether Catholic schools should have the right to decide whom they employ as teachers, my daughter was on a Zoom call with her Catholic schoolteacher. Like the schools that appeared before the court, Our Lady of Guadalupe School and St. James School, her Catholic elementary school has one class per grade, and as a result,...
  • Study Finds 42% Of Pandemic Layoffs Will Become Permanent Job Losses

    05/12/2020 2:00:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/11/20 | Mica Soellner
    Many of the coronavirus pandemic layoffs will become permanent job losses, according to a new study with alarming implications for the future of the economy.Forty-two percent of workers experiencing recent layoffs will suffer permanent job losses, according to a paper circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research.The finding is especially grim news because officials are hoping that most of the workers sent home during the pandemic will return quickly to their old jobs. The vast majority of the massive layoffs in response to the pandemic have been on a temporary basis: In April, 18 million of the 20.6 million people...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Today will be your last working day with Uber.' Watch as choked up executive tells 3,500 rideshare employees they are being laid off effective immediately over a three-minute ZOOM call

    05/11/2020 12:53:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2020 | Matt Clibanoff
    e-mail 1k shares 477 View comments Thousands of Uber employees learned that they were being laid off in a three-minute Zoom call last week. The ride-sharing company informed 3,500 people who worked in customer service and recruitment around the country that it would be their last day working for Uber on the live call. Uber's Ruffin Chaveleau was tasked with breaking the news that the app was 'eliminating' thousands of jobs on the call, obtained by DailyMail.com. Chaveleau heads Uber's Phoenix Center of Excellence - the term the company uses to describe its customer service office. Chevaleau told staff: 'Our...
  • Why the Latest Unemployment Report Isn't Nearly As Bad As It Looks

    05/10/2020 7:58:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    RCM ^ | 05/09/2020 | Jason Kelly
    Yesterday's employment report for April showed 20.5 million jobs lost and an unemployment rate of 14.7%. This is its worst since the Great Depression. It was at a 50-year low of 3.5% just two months ago. Awful, yes, but only half as bad as it looks for the economy. Why? Because roughly half of American workers can earn more from unemployment benefits than they earned at their jobs prior to the coronavirus shutdown, according to Eric Morath at the Wall Street Journal. On top of state unemployment, federal coronavirus stimulus is adding $600 per week. With my sister, I co-own...
  • Drastic rise in unemployment is causing a spike in suicides and overdose deaths says leading physician, who predicts 80,000 could die due to coronavirus shutdown anxieties - more than the virus itself

    05/08/2020 11:10:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2020 | Josh Boswell
    The coronavirus lockdown could cause 77,000 deaths from suicides and drug overdoses – more than the virus itself, a leading doctor has claimed. New York physician Dr. Nicole Saphier told DailyMailTV that the drastic rise in unemployment due to the nationwide shutdown has caused a spike in overdose deaths and suicides in some communities which could end up outnumbering even the tens of thousands who have died from COVID-19. Dr. Saphier pointed to stark warnings from cities across the country showing rocketing overdose death rates, while a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that each 1%...
  • Souplantation’s buffet-style restaurants closing for good because of the coronavirus

    05/07/2020 10:00:57 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2020 | Lori Weisberg, Lucas Kwan Peterson
    Souplantation, the popular buffet-style dining brand founded in San Diego 42 years ago, is closing all of its restaurants permanently, a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic that is likely to be the death knell for all self-serve eateries. The permanent closing of the 97 restaurants, including 44 in California, was announced Thursday after weeks of efforts to salvage San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurants, the parent company of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes. The closing will mean lost jobs for 4,400 employees. “The FDA had previously put out recommendations that included discontinuing self-serve stations, like self-serve beverages in fast food, but they...
  • Job Scams [VANITY]

    05/01/2020 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 35 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 1, 2020 | Bon Mots
    I just got a call for a decent job - everything looked really good. The recruiter's name was Alex Jones - funny, he had an Indian accent. I'm out of work and so my resume is posted on the standard sites... free to download by all and sundry. Additionally, this job is 100% remote. Sound too good to be true? Read on... It started with an email from 'Alex Jones', I replied. Then he called. Just another Indian recruiter scouring the USA for tech resources... nothing eye popping so far. They have taken to using fake Anglo sounding names lately...
  • Lockheed Martin hired over 160 people in DFW the past 2 weeks, has 700 more openings

    04/15/2020 10:57:27 AM PDT · by nralife · 10 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | Apr 8, 2020, 8:30am EDT | Evan Hoopfer
    The defense industry is one of few manufacturing sectors in North Texas not reeling from the impact of COVID-19. One of the area's largest employers, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), hired 166 people in Dallas-Fort Worth during the past two weeks and is advertising for roughly 700 more open positions in the area, said company spokesperson Ken Ross. The company builds missile products and fighter jets locally. The additions are part of a broader push by Lockheed Martin to beef up its employee base around the country. The Bethesda, Maryland-based defense contractor said last week it has hired close to...