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  • 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 · 59 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...
  • Mistaken identity in background checks can cost applicants job offers (video)

    08/23/2014 4:37:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    pbs newshour ^ | 8-23-2014 | MEGAN THOMPSON
    MEGAN THOMPSON: Great news for the divorced 58-year-old father and professional driver who needed the extra money to help pay child support. Jones filled out the paperwork, submitted a drug test and waited to hear when he could start. Instead, he got a different kind of call. KEVIN JONES: And Human Resources said, “There’s a problem with your background check.” And I said, “What problem?” “Yeah, there’s some criminal stuff going on. You need to talk to them.” MEGAN THOMPSON: It turned out the background check – conducted by a company now called Sterling BackCheck – showed convictions for drunk...
  • Why Is It So Hard for Employers to Fill These Jobs?

    08/24/2014 6:54:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 178 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 23, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    America has a deficit of workers. Willing workers. Capable workers. Skilled, or at least semi-skilled workers, who can do a job and do it well. There are at least one million jobs that go begging day after day if only employers could find workers to fill them. This probably seems hard-to-believe. After all, how can America have a worker shortage when we have about 18 million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed? When the real unemployment rate is 12 percent? Well certainly the economy isn’t creating nearly as many jobs as it should – in large part because of regulatory...
  • Online Retailer Zulily to Add 900 Jobs In Central Ohio

    08/24/2014 2:51:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WBNS-TV ^ | July 28, 2014
    SEATTLE - Popular online retailer Zulily is planning to add about 900 jobs in central Ohio as part of new tax credit deal from the state. The Seattle-based company says most of the positions at the new call center will be in customer service. The move is expected to generate $28 million by 2017. This comes in addition to Zulily’s existing facility in Obetz. As part of a tax agreement, the Ohio Development Services Agency says the company will receive a 75%, 12-year tax credit in exchange for operating in Ohio for at least 15 years. Zulily is an online...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wake Up Call: More Jobs Went To Immigrants Than Native-Born Americans Over Past 14 Years

    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,...