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  • Trump order would target high skilled worker visa program (About Darned Time)

    04/18/2017 1:43:44 AM PDT · by cba123 · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and SCOTT BAUER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers. Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed "Buy American, Hire American," said administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity despite the president's frequent criticism of the use of anonymous sources. The officials said the order, which Trump will sign at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., would direct the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State to propose new rules to...
  • Lidl hiring for Mebane distribution center (150 $20/hr jobs in North Carolina)

    04/10/2017 1:59:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff
    MEBANE – Lidl, a German grocery chain building stores in Eden and Danville, Va., will hold a public hiring event for its state-of-the-art, Alamance County regional headquarters and distribution center next week. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Lid’ls newly constructed, $125 million facility, which will become operational later this year. The Lidl Distribution Center is located at 3815 Senator Ralph Scott Parkway, Mebane. Up to 150 logistics positions will become available at the site this year. Salaries for logistics associates will be up to $20 per hour, plus benefits, which can include...
  • '60 Minutes': Billionaire behind Chobani talks hiring refugees

    04/10/2017 1:59:06 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/09/2017
    --SNIP-- The 5-year-old plant in deep-red Idaho sparked a firestorm, particularly from the far-right media. Breitbart News claimed that the plant brought refugees, crime and tuberculosis to the town. Ulukaya said he and the Twin Falls mayor received death threats. “It was an emotional time. People ... hate you for doing something right,” Ulukaya said. “There’s not much you can do.”
  • 153,000,000 Americans Employed in March, Setting 2nd Straight Monthly Record

    04/07/2017 1:51:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 11 replies
    The Cybercast News Service ^ | | April 7, 2017 | 8:41 EDT | By Susan Jones
    The number of employed Americans increased 472,000 to 153,000,000 in March, setting a second straight monthly record; and the number of unemployed persons dropped by 326,000 to 7.2 million. That brought the nation’s unemployment rate down two-tenths of a point to 4.5 percent. The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said the labor force participation rate remained flat at 63 percent in March; and the number of Americans not in the labor force increased slightly to 94,213,000, up 23,000 from February’s 94,190,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the economy added 98,000 jobs last month, which was well below the...
  • What Happens if a Company Doesn’t Pay You for Work? (The Unpaid Consultant’s Dilemma)

    03/21/2017 8:31:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | March 20, 2017 | SCOTT HERHOLD
    “I actually thought we would get paid,’’ said Dinesh Khurana. “But this has lasted so long. To be very frank, I’ve lost hope.’’When Dinesh Khurana came to California from India as a tech worker in 1995, he assumed the American system of employment had a basic underpinning of fairness. It went this way: You did the work. You were paid for the job. Sure, there might be an occasional hiccup. But generally the check arrived. America was the land of the free, not a corruption-ridden place. Even when he became a consultant — and had to fend for himself rather...
  • Americans Flood Back Into The Labor Force Under Trump

    03/10/2017 7:59:24 AM PST · by cutty · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Mar 10, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    It appears that the "animal spirits" unleashed by President Trump are not contained to the stock market: according to the BLS, one of the most notable observations to emerge from the February (and January) jobs reports is that the number of Americans no longer in the labor force plunged since December, declining by 736,000 in January (to a modest extent due to a data revision) and a further 176,000 in February to 94,190K. The combined two-month addition of 912,000 was the biggest drop in the "not in labor force" series on record. ... The 94,19 million people who are considered...
  • Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom

    03/08/2017 12:02:15 PM PST · by ichabod1 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/8/2017
    U.S. companies added a whopping 298,000 new jobs in February, beating economists' expectations by more than 100,000. The report from ADP, a global human resources and payroll firm, provides the first hard economic numbers from Donald Trump's first full month as president. Trump tweeted a self-congratulatory note, calling the number 'much more than expected!' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4293622/Trump-s-month-brings-massive-employment-boom.html#ixzz4alaO42P3 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Trump Effect: ADP Employment Surges Near Most In 6 Years On Record Goods-Producing Job Gains

    03/08/2017 9:19:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/08/2017
    Following January's surge in employment (biggest gain in 7 months), February's ADP print exploded higher to 298k (5 sigma above all expectations). This is the third biggest monthly employment gain of the expansion. It appears the 'Trump Effect' is the biggest driver as the ADP payroll surge was mostly due to a record surge in employment for goods-producing industries.Private sector employment surged by 298,000 for the month, with goods producers adding 106,000. Construction jobs swelled by 66,000 and manufacturing added 32,000.3rd best month of the recovery: This is 5 standard deviations above the 187k expectation.... Led by a record surge in...
  • Dow Chemical CEO: 'This Is Probably the Most Pro-Business Administration Since the Founding Fathers'

    02/23/2017 4:45:32 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/23/2017 | Melanie Arter
    Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, one of 24 CEOs of the nation's largest manufacturing companies who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, said they were "encouraged by the pro-business policies" of the administration, adding that "this is probably the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers." "We in the manufacturing sector…are very encouraged by the pro-business policies of President Trump and his cabinet. Some of us have said that this is probably the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers. There is no question that the language of business is occurring here at the White...
  • Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' protests

    02/20/2017 8:19:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 20, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    As numerous restaurant employees were given leave on Thursday to march in "A Day Without Immigrants" protests, others returned to their posts Friday to discover that they were out of a job. Across the U.S. employers fired hundreds of protesters who skipped work to participate in rallies.
  • Utter Decimation: Men in Labor Force Down to 78 Percent in 2015

    02/09/2017 5:24:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/9/17 | Martin Morse Wooster
    As the Trump administration continues to figure out ways to put people back to work, they have to deal with a simple demographic fact: there are tens of millions of American men, in the prime years of their working lives, who have dropped out of the labor force. It’s not that these men are trying, and failing, to get jobs. They’ve simply given up. What is causing this problem and what can be done about it? Nicholas Eberstadt explores this issue in "Men Without Work: The Invisible Crisis." Eberstadt is a long-time fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and one...
  • This Woman’s Minimum Wage Story Shows the Left’s Troubling Mindset

    02/08/2017 8:54:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 7, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    JoAnn Wise thinks she wasn’t treated well. In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Washington Post, Wise writes, “I already know what Trump/Puzder economics look like because I’m living it every day. Despite giving everything I had to [labor secretary pick Andy] Puzder’s company for 21 years, I left without a penny of savings, with no health care and no pension.” Wise worked for 21 years at Hardee’s, which is one of the chains Puzder leads as head of CKE. “In 1984, I was hired as a cashier at Hardee’s in Columbia, S.C., making $4.25 an hour. By 2005, 21...
  • Exclusive — Sen. Tom Cotton: Time to Cut Immigration Levels, Shift Focus to Helping American [Trun]

    02/07/2017 10:28:35 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is introducing legislation on Tuesday with Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) designed to cut the level of immigration into the United States in half, with the express intent of refocusing the nation’s immigration policy onto helping American workers instead of foreigners first. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday morning, Cotton explained that the legislation will cut the number of green cards given out every year from about a million a year down to about half a million a year—all designed to help the forgotten American worker who has gotten a “raw deal” thanks to...
  • San Francisco Paper Downplays Minimum Wage Increases Despite Restaurant Closures

    01/29/2017 4:48:54 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 28, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    Bay area restaurant industry employment and even general retail employment have fallen, and are possibly headed towards a steep decline. One has to wonder how obvious things will have to get before the press takes the negative effects of the area's mandated sky-high minimums seriously. ... Upward of 60 restaurants around the Bay Area have closed since the start of September alone, with many citing difficulties like the cost of finding and keeping good employees, rising rents, new requirements for providing health care and sick leave, and doing it all while competing with the slew of new dining options. ......
  • Map: Which counties refused federal requests to turn over immigrants

    01/26/2017 5:58:08 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 25, 2017
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the numbers, by county, of federal detention requests declined from January 2014 through September 2015. Santa Clara County, Calif., had the highest number, 1,856, followed by Los Angeles County, with 1,492.
  • No, Most People Don’t Need to Go to College

    01/22/2017 10:39:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2017 | Taylor Lewis
    If human nature weren’t as it is, I’d be perfectly content with tearing apart America’s educational system, root and branch, and starting over from scratch. Compulsory schooling? Gone! Federalized K-12 standards? Fini! Stafford Loans? Kaput! But, given the fragility of such deep-seated things, I’m wont to hold back, arguing for cautious reform toward a more prudent position. I guess that makes me a Burkean. Maybe a sucker. Perhaps both. Anyhoo, a recent piece in the periodical National Affairs got me reconsidering why our education system is such a mess, and what it means for America’s future in the age of...
  • How the University of California exploited a visa loophole to move tech jobs to India

    01/07/2017 7:35:58 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-6-2017 | Michael Hiltzik
    Using a visa loophole to fire well-paid U.S. information technology workers and replace them with low-paid immigrants from India is despicable enough when it’s done by profit-making companies such as Southern California Edison and Walt Disney Co. But the latest employer to try this stunt sets a new mark in what might be termed “job laundering.” It’s the University of California. Experts in the abuse of so-called H-1B visas say UC is the first public university to send the jobs of American IT staff offshore. That’s not a distinction UC should wear proudly. UC is training software engineers at the...
  • A Stronger Economy Will Also Destroy Jobs, but It’s Necessary - Better jobs come...

    01/04/2017 3:50:48 AM PST · by expat_panama · 3 replies
    Reason ^ | January 2, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    South Africa, people who speak Afrikaans use the word "robot" to mean the same thing it means in English. But it is also the word for "traffic light." Why? Before automated signals, motorists on busy streets were directed by police officers standing on platforms. Those cops were automated out of a job. This bit of trivia comes from the dazzling new book Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, by University of Illinois at Chicago economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey. She points out that automation and robots are nothing new, that they are crucial to raising...
  • Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Part-Time

    01/03/2017 12:43:40 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 12 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 1-3-17
    Just over six years ago, in December of 2010, we wrote "Charting America's Transformation To A Part-Time Worker Society", in which we predicted - and showed - that in light of the underlying changes resulting from the second great depression, whose full impacts remain masked by trillions in monetary stimulus and soon, perhaps fiscal, America is shifting from a traditional work force, one where the majority of new employment is retained on a full-time basis, to a "gig" economy, where workers are severely disenfranchised, and enjoy far less employment leverage, job stability and perks than their pre-crash peers. It also...
  • Finland to pay unemployed basic income of $587 per month

    01/02/2017 10:56:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2017 1:49 PM EST | Jari Tanner
    Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to €560 ($587), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment. Olli Kangas from the Finnish government agency KELA, which is responsible for the country’s social benefits, said Monday that the two-year trial with the 2,000 randomly-picked citizens who receive unemployment benefits kicked off Jan. 1. Those chosen will receive €560 every month, with no reporting requirements on how they spend it. The amount will be deducted from any benefits they already...