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  • Maybe we should just let computers decide who gets a job

    11/28/2015 7:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Should computers decide who gets a job? That’s a question recently asked by Government Executive Magazine which looked at a study of hiring practices and how much hiring recommendations generated by standardized testing differed from managers who “went with their gut” in terms of eventual employee performance and retention. The results were, at least as I read it, a bit muddled.First of all, the test subjects they looked at were all applicants for low skill service jobs. (Such as you’d find for new hires at call centers or data entry firms.) They were all given standardized tests and those results...
  • Oil Jobs Lost: 250.000 And Counting, Texas Likely To See Massive Layoffs Soon

    11/24/2015 7:44:46 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 24-11-2015 | Charles
    Crude oil just capped off a third straight week of declines, as WTI nears the $40 per barrel threshold. Goldman Sachs is once again raising the possibility of oil dipping into the $20s per barrel. That spells more pain for the energy sector. Many companies have already slashed spending and culled their payrolls, but the total number of job losses continues to climb. According to Graves & Co., an industry consultant, oil and gas companies have laid off more than 250,000 workers around the world, a tally that will rise if oil prices remain in the dumps
  • Most of the U.S. Job Hunting Takes Place Online Now. That's a Problem For Many.

    11/24/2015 5:16:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 23 Nove 15 | By Amy X. Wang
    In the US, the internet has become a job seeker's most important resource. People are researching, finding, and applying to jobs online with relative ease. A Pew Research Center report released Thursday (Nov. 19) shows most American adults who have looked for a job in the last two years turned to online resources more than they used personal and professional connections, employment agencies, ads, or job fairs, the traditional avenues of a career hunt. A third of respondents used social media to either research or look for a job. Relocating job hunting to the internet is an obvious outcome,...
  • Global Joblessness: The Real Number [32% per Gallup World Poll]

    11/20/2015 5:22:52 AM PST · by expat_panama · 13 replies
    GALLUP ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jon Clifton
    The most quoted jobs metric in the world is misleading Many of the truly unemployed are considered self-employed About 3 billion people who want a great job don't have one What the whole world wants is a good job. That was the breakthrough finding from Gallup's first global survey 10 years ago, and it continues to be true. However, there is a problem with how the world defines and measures what a good job is... [snip] How Global Agencies Define Work Here is the heart of the problem... [snip] Global_employment Let's consider a real job or a good job --...
  • Michelle Malkin: The Myth of H-1B Job Creation

    11/12/2015 4:37:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Every day brings new headlines, ignored by the Washington press corps, of U.S. workers losing their livelihoods to cheap H1-B visa replacements. Just this week, Computerworld reported: "Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India." Yet, it remains an article of faith among Big Business flacks and Beltway hacks that H-1B not only protects American jobs, but also fuels miraculous job growth. The myths are recycled and regurgitated by the likes of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who claims that "foreign-born STEM workers complement the American workforce, they don't take American jobs." Bill Gates, citing the National Foundation...
  • Project Greenlight II – Supporting Veteran Employment

    11/10/2015 12:45:08 AM PST · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Elmer Ellsworth
    We received considerable feedback on our article last week about Walmart’s Project Greenlight. To be clear, nobody is suggesting that Walmart should be boycotted, we do not believe Veterans should be “offended” by people putting up green lights and we are not questioning the fact that Walmart does give a considerable amount of money for Veteran issues. However, unfortunately, the problem of Veteran Unemployment will not be resolved by re-branding the yellow ribbon campaign or by coining a new phrase such as “greenlighting.” So, today’s article we will dive a little deeper into the issues affecting Veteran Employment. The Reality...
  • Obama Bans Hiring Bias Against Ex-Cons Seeking Federal Jobs

    11/02/2015 10:49:32 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 2, 2015 | Ari Melber
    On Monday, President Obama is announcing a new order to reduce potential discrimination against former convicts in the hiring process for federal government employees. It is a step towards what many criminal justice reformers call "ban the box" - the effort to eliminate requirements that job applicants check a box on their applications if they have a criminal record. While the rule was once seen as a common sense way for employers to screen for criminal backgrounds, it has been increasingly criticized as a hurdle that fosters employment discrimination against former inmates, regardless of the severity of their offense or...
  • Retailers Work Harder to Lure Holiday Employees

    11/02/2015 7:27:26 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/2/2015 | Suzanne Kapford
    “We’re feeling a little bit of the tightness in the market,” said Tim Grace, the global chief talent officer for Toys “R” Us. Mr. Grace said the retailer is on track to meet its goal of hiring 40,000 seasonal workers, but added that “we are not getting as many applicants as we have in the past.” With unemployment at a seven-year low, hourly retail work is becoming less attractive to job seekers who now have more options. The number of people employed part-time for economic reasons—those who want to work full-time but can only get a part-time job—has shrunk by...

    11/02/2015 6:44:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 2, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    On The Laura Ingraham Show, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) refused to say whether he supports curbing immigration levels. Jordan cited concerns of employers that the United States may need more workers because too many Americans are on drugs. “I hear from all kinds of employers, they say they can’t find people to work,” Jordan said, “And one of the reasons they cite… is that there’s a number of people who can’t pass the drug screen.”
  • The Recession Fearmongers Might Have It Dead Wrong

    10/31/2015 8:34:12 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI ^ | 10-31-2015 | Akin Oyedele
    Akin OyedeleOctober 31, 2015We recently detailed why some economists are spooked about the economy. Harvard professor Larry Summers also noted that the consensus of economists has failed to forecast a recession one year in advance in post-war America. So, once again, we may not know for sure until we are really close to an economic downturn, or even in one. However, it doesn't exactly look like we're there. If you were, however, trying to build a case that we're near recession, the manufacturing sector is where you'd start. It's A Services Economy "We are seeing questions come up as to...
  • Labor coalition calls for minimum wage higher than $15 per hour

    10/13/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 13, 2015 | Ned Resnikoff
    Analysis: With $15 minimum wage campaign gaining political traction, group says workers need more for a living wage. As the nationwide campaign for a $15 hourly minimum wage gains traction, some labor groups have set their sights on an even higher number: $16.87 a demand that could help push the $15 figure closer to the mainstream of American politics. A new report, published Tuesday, from the Alliance for a Just Society, a coalition of labor organizations, argues that $15 an hour is less than a living wage in most states. A single, childless adult earning $15 per hour would...
  • Its Getting Harder To Move Beyond A Minimum-Wage Job

    10/11/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Casselman
    Minimum-wage jobs are meant to be the first rung on a career ladder, a chance for entry-level workers to prove themselves before earning a promotion or moving on to other, better-paying jobs. But a growing number of Americans are getting stuck on that first rung for years, if they ever move up at all. Anthony Kemp is one of them. In 2006, he took a job as a cook at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oak Park, Illinois. The job paid the state minimum wage, $6.50 an hour at the time, but Kemp figured he could work his way up....
  • Right Now There Are 102.6 Million Working Age Americans That Do Not Have A Job

    10/07/2015 7:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    TEC ^ | 10/07/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The federal government uses very carefully manipulated numbers to cover up the crushing economic depression that is going on in this nation. For the month of September, the federal government told us that 142,000 jobs were added to the economy. If that was actually true, that would barely be enough to keep up with population growth. Sadly, the truth is that the real numbers were actually far worse than that. The unadjusted numbers show that the U.S. economy actually lost 248,000 jobs in September and the government added more than a million Americans to the “not in the labor force”...
  • Job theft in broad daylight as U.S. firms scam the visa game

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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