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  • Don't Show Trump This Chart: All U.S. Job Gains Since Dec. 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

    02/05/2016 8:59:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the Fed on the verge of a full relent and admission of policy error, the Fed's "data (in)dependent" monetary policy once again takes on secondary relevance as we progress into 2016. However, even with the overall job picture far less important, one aspect of the US jobs market is certain to take on an unprecedented importance. We first laid out what that is last September when we said that "the one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed's monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections...
  • President Barack Obama takes victory lap on economy

    02/05/2016 4:06:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 64 replies
    President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy - and jab at the Republicans vying for his job. In brief remarks to reporters at the White House, Obama declared the U.S. has "the strongest, most durable economy in the world." He pointed to signs of wage and income growth, job growth, lower oil prices and increasing numbers of Americans with health insurance as evidence of that claim.
  • You Want Socialism? Look at the 10 Percent Jobless Rate in Europe

    02/05/2016 9:46:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    The legions of young voters who are flocking to Bernie Sanders' socialist banner is depressing. It is the latest manifestation of the dumbing down of the next generation of voters who really believe in the Vermont senator's dopey remedies for a persistently weak economy that barely grew in the last three months of 2015 by a 0.7 percent. "The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl," The Washington Post declared at the end of last month, "exposing new weaknesses in the nation's long and sluggish recovery." Sanders' ideological solution: get rid of the billionaires, all 536 of them, by taxing their...
  • Burger King Employee Quits, Steals All the Chicken Nugget

    01/26/2016 12:28:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 26, 2016
    s POSTED 9:43 AM, JANUARY 26, 2016, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, UPDATED AT 09:44AM, A Florida man quit his job at Burger King, then he cleared out his locker and a whole lot more. Before leaving, the man scooped up every last chicken nugget in the freezer and took them all home. The man, whose Twitter handle is @Zealot, tweeted a picture of the stolen nuggets. He wrote: "TODAY WAS MY LAST DAY WORKING AT BURGER KING SO I TOOK ALL OF THEIR NUGGETS, F*** IT." The tweet has since gone viral. His friends are now hailing him as "The...
  • DISTURBING fact about government workers shows Trump was right on this point all along…

    01/09/2016 7:23:10 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 154 replies
    Allen West ^ | 1/9/2016 | The Analytical Economist
    It's a good thing Trump wants to rebuild our manufacturing base, because it truly has taken a hit. We've turned from a nation of builders to burger flippers. To put in perspective just how bad things have gotten - there were more Americans employed in manufacturing in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor than there are today, despite the fact that the population then was a fraction of what it is today. In that time, there was 1 person employed in manufacturing for every 10.6 people in the overall population compared to 1 person employed in government for every...
  • UN chief alarmed at prospect of rising global unemployment

    01/20/2016 9:29:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2016 7:20 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman said Wednesday that projections for rising global unemployment over the next two years are "alarming" and the U.N. chief will keep pushing for job opportunities, especially for youth. The comments from deputy spokesman Farhan Haq were in response to a new report from the U.N. labor agency projecting that the number of unemployed people will increase by nearly 2.3 million in 2016 and 1.1 million in 2017 as a result of the global economic slowdown last year. Haq said Ban has been raising the need for new jobs in discussions with business leaders and others at...
  • How Are Illegals Employed: A Question for my Fellow Freepers

    01/20/2016 6:22:04 PM PST · by Law is not justice but process · 46 replies
    Every time I pass a construction site here in Coastal South Carolina, I wonder how the contractors manage to employ a labor force that consists almost entirely of illegal aliens. The only language spoken at theses sites is Spanish and my experience as a prosecutor tells me that the people employed there are almost all illegal and do not have Social Security Numbers. How are contractors able to employ these workers? Are they all paid under the table? Does no one inspect job sites? Is there some loophole in the law that allows the employers to avoid record-keeping and tax...
  • How to Deal With a Long Hiring Process: Getting a job takes longer than ever

    01/20/2016 7:11:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/20/2016 | By SUE SHELLENBARGER
    Getting a job takes longer than ever, as employers ask more of candidates. It has never been easy to land a job, but a rise in hiring has added a new twist: Employers are taking nearly twice as long to hire people as they did several years ago. Companies need an average of 23 days to screen and hire new employees, up from 13 days in 2010, says Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at the jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor, based on a study of nearly 350,000 interview reviews by the site's users. Applicants run a gantlet of multiple interviews not...
  • Why The Bullish Jobs Data Can't Be Believed

    01/20/2016 3:13:53 AM PST · by expat_panama · 27 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 01/19/2016 | Editorial
    Employment: We've been hearing for months now about the snapback in payroll jobs that has helped push the unemployment rate down to 5%. A new report, however, suggests that this widely used number isn't believable. The report, "America's Hidden Weakness," from Express Employment Professionals, suggests that a large number of workers who are capable of working but don't have a job have completely given up on looking... What's most worrisome is that this report suggests there's a fundamental problem with the U.S. job market, one we've never faced before. "The labor force participation rate has continued to shrink, even in...
  • Global Risk Off: China Reenters Bear Market, Oil Tumbles Under $30; Global Stocks, US Futures Gutted

    01/15/2016 4:46:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 15, 2016
    Bulletin Headline Summary From Bloomberg and RanSquawk Amid the fresh downturn in risk sentiment, there is one standout move to highlight this morning; the USD/CAD ramp through 1.4400 and 1.4500 WTI and Brent are below USD 30/bbl, with analysts noting that the UN are expected to approve the removal of Iranian trade sanctions as soon as Monday Highlights today include US retail sales, PPI final demand, empire manufacturing, industrial production, business inventories and University of Michigan sentiment as well as Fed's Dudley, Williams and Kaplan Treasuries gain as global stocks plunge led by China, crude at 12-year low; 10Y has...
  • Hiring Surged At End Of '15; 292,000 New Jobs In Dec.

    01/11/2016 3:24:25 AM PST · by expat_panama · 37 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 01/08/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The U.S. added 292,000 jobs in December, the Labor Department said Friday, well ahead of expectations. With October and November payrolls revised up by 50,000, the average monthly gain in the fourth quarter was 284,000. Warm weather and a rebound from weak hiring in August and September helped boost Q4 job gains, but the underlying trend also is solid, economists said. For all of 2015, the U.S. added 2.65 million jobs, down from 2014's 3.12 million but still the second-best since 1999. Robust hiring will keep the focus on when the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates next. That may...
  • Donald Trump, Made in China

    01/11/2016 1:11:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Slate ^ | January 8, 2016 | Reihan Salam
    ".....[Donald Trump's] detractors will no doubt see his China-bashing as another example of Trumpian buffoonery. Most students of U.S.-China trade will tell you that both countries benefit from the flow of goods and services across the Pacific, and that although China is guilty of imposing nontariff barriers, subsidizing its exporters in violation of global trade rules, and failing to respect the intellectual property rights of U.S. entities, the pros for American investors, workers, and consumers massively outweigh the cons. There is a problem with that view, however....[snip]......Of all the wackadoo ironies of Trump's emergence as tribune of America's white working...
  • With A Straight Face, US Government "Finds" Number Of Retiring 20-24 Year-Olds Has Doubled

    01/06/2016 8:35:36 AM PST · by GilGil · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/4/2016 | Tyler Durden
    But nothing compares to the latest farce released recently by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the same guys whom we caught fabricating jobs data back in September 2013. As everyone knows, one of the biggest question marks surrounding the US labor market is the 95 million of Americans not in the labor force, resulting in the lowest labor force participation rate since the mid-1970s... For Americans between the ages of 20 and 24, the share of those sidelined over the past decade because they were in school increased, unsurprisingly, during the decade that included the Great Recession. What's more unusual...
  • "All You Americans Are Fired" (Obama illegally increasing HB2 foreign workers)

    12/31/2015 7:57:10 AM PST · by free_life · 37 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | Dec 1, 2015 | Jessica Garrison
    MOULTRIE, Georgia - "All you black American people, *uck you all ... just go to the office and pick up your check," the supervisor at Hamilton Growers told workers during a mass layoff in June 2009. The following season, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, about 80 workers, many of them black, were simply told: "All you Americans are fired." Year after year, Hamilton Growers, which has supplied squash, cucumbers, and other produce to Wal-Mart and the Green Giant brand, hired scores of Americans, only to cast off many of them within weeks, according to...
  • Illinois losing 1 resident every 5 minutes to out-migration

    12/24/2015 9:13:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | Dec 23, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Illinois losing 1 resident every 5 minutes to out-migration The U.S. Census Bureau report released Dec. 22 is compelling evidence that Illinois needs pro-growth, pro-jobs reforms. The report shows that Illinois recorded its first six-digit loss of residents to other states, with Illinois losing 105,000 more people to other states than it gained from July 2014 to July 2015. The border war losses were so bad that Illinois total population shrank by 22,000 people on the year, the worst ever. Similar to last year 2013-2014 data, Illinois is the only state in the region to have a shrinking population. The...
  • GOP Washington Cartel : New Spending Omnibus Bill to SECRETLY Quadruple H2B Visas in 2016 !

    12/16/2015 10:53:31 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 15 replies
    NumbersUSA Website ^ | 2015-12-16 | Chris Chmielenski
    . GOP Washington Cartel : New Spending Omnibus Bill to SECRETLY increase Quadruple H1B Visas is 2016 ! The House omnibus bill, released last night, includes a provision that would quadruple the number of H-2B visas for low-skilled guest workers. The measure would increase the number of H-2B visa workers allowed in the U.S. in 2016 from 66,000 to around 264,000. The new provision does not increase the current H-2B visa cap of 66,000 but would exclude any worker who has already received an H-2B visa in the last three years. SEC. 565. Section 214(g)(9)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality...
  • These Will Be the Most In-Demand Jobs in 2016

    12/15/2015 2:30:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 12/15/2015 | BY LYDIA DISHMAN
    Many people may be adding "find a new job" to their list of resolutions in 2016, and the good news is that it's a job-seekers' market. The national unemployment rate dropped to 5% last month, the lowest it's been since 2008. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 271,000 new jobs were created, many of which were in technology, health care, and retail, building on a trend that's been gaining steam this year, as twice as many employers are looking to fill jobs as there are candidates who are applying. To determine which jobs are most in demand heading into...
  • Trump Goes Black

    12/02/2015 8:26:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    Life Zette ^ | Aaron Stanley
    GOP upstart shocks with outreach to blacks, the real reason for MSM vitriol Donald Trump's outreach effort to black leaders this week was portrayed as a botched and bungled meeting, a circus in which the mouthy billionaire declared that the 100-plus pastors in attendance would be endorsing his bid to grab the GOP presidential nomination, only to have the men of God themselves say, not so fast, Donny T. The cables and the networks and the newspapers mocked the meet-and-greet, even before it happened. And here's why: Trump had shocked again. This non-candidate who has no business running for president...
  • 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...
  • REP. JIM JORDAN SUGGESTS FOREIGN WORKERS NEEDED BECAUSE TOO MANY AMERICANS ON DRUGS

    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...