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  • Disability and Life Insurance

    04/16/2018 1:05:56 AM PDT · by Washi · 26 replies
    Self ^ | 4/16/18 | washi
    I have questions concerning short and long term disability, life insurance and employment. The questions will require a lot of set-up and will contain a lot of personal information. If you don't feel like reading to the end and providing your best guest as to serious answers, please don't feel pressured to stick around. I have cancer. Back in the fall of 2016, I was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer; by that time, the initial tumor was 14cm long, and 7cm in both height and width, and other tumors had spread to my femurs, pelvic bone and spine. During...
  • Mass Deporting of Dreamers and Other "Illegals" Would Help No One and Hurt Everybody

    03/20/2018 3:55:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 97 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | March 20, 2018J | Reasonmclucus
    Mass deportations of Dreamers and other illegal immigrants would be irrational because it would involve substantial economic cost without providing any economic benefit. The closest thing to a benefit the action would provide is that it would provide some happiness to those psychological misfits who are obsessed with obeying laws regardless of the consequences. "Illegal" immigrants are fully integrated in the economy, The economy is partly dependent on their spending. If an epidemic or a military attack were to kill 10, million Americans the economic impact could be devastating. The deportation of a similar number of people would have the...
  • Job openings surge to a record 6.3 million, Labor Department says

    03/16/2018 9:54:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/16/2018 | Jeff Cox
    Job openings in the U.S. surged to a record 6.3 million, according to the most recent count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of new positions surged by 645,000 as of the end of January, a new high for the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The metric gets close attention from Federal Reserve policymakers when gauging the economy and the appropriate monetary policy response. The report suggests slack remains in the labor market, as employers continue to hire and the pool of available jobs grows. Most of the openings came in the private sector, which saw 608,000...
  • Yale President Tries To Reassure Skeptical Public

    03/15/2018 6:39:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 14, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The president of Yale is trying to assuage a public that is increasingly skeptical of the value of a college education today. "If we can first empathize with their concerns, rather than dismiss them as ill-founded or anti-intellectual, we will be better able to regain their trust," Peter Salovey said in remarks delivered at the Higher Education Leadership at Yale in January and excerpted in the Chronicle of Higher Education in March. To this end, he offered a string of assertions and three concrete facts, which were: • "A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that the drop in...
  • Worse Than Hitler!

    03/10/2018 6:15:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-10-18 | MOTUS
    Employment up! Unemployment down! (Unexpectedly.) Payrolls rose 313,000 in February, compared with the 205,000 median estimate in a survey of economists, and the two prior months were revised higher by 54,000, Labor Department figures showed Friday. Women and minorities hardest hit! Black, Hispanic unemployment hit historic lows: Just 6.9 percent of black adults were unemployed in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the second-lowest such ratio since the agency has been keeping track.Hispanic workers, too, are currently enjoying historically low rates of unemployment. At 4.9 percent in February, Hispanic unemployment is just a tenth of a percentage point...
  • Hiring surge adds 313K jobs in February, most in 1 ½ years

    03/09/2018 5:38:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    abcnews/AP ^ | Christopher Rugaber
    US employers went on a hiring binge last month, adding 313,000 jobs, the most since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. The Labor Department says wage gains, meanwhile, fell from the previous month to 2.6 percent year-over-year growth. Strong hourly wage growth had spooked markets in February because it raised the specter of inflation. But January's figure was revised one-tenth of a point lower to 2.8 percent. The influx of new workers kept the unemployment rate unchanged at 4.1 percent.
  • Lawsuit Challenges California Law Criminalizing Teaching Trade Skills

    02/12/2018 1:26:13 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    The Institute for Justice ^ | Feb. 2018 | Keith Diggs
    Earlier this year, Bob Smith, owner of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School, opened his mailbox to find a notice from the state of California threatening to shut him down. The notice said that Bob was violating state law by admitting students to his horseshoeing school who hadn’t first graduated from high school or passed an equivalent government-approved exam. A few months later, Esteban Narez, a ranch hand working odd jobs, applied to attend PCHS’s eight-week course. He’d heard from other PCHS graduates that shoeing horses was a great way to turn his love of working with horses into a stable...
  • Could Blockchain Bring the End of Resume Exaggeration?

    02/10/2018 4:15:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    HR DIVE ^ | Feb. 8, 2018 | Riia O'Donnell
    Call it exaggeration or stretching the truth, the fact is that many people lie on their resume. For recruiters and hiring managers, the problem is so widespread that it is, to some degree, expected. How much are Americans lying? A recent survey by HireRight revealed that 85% of HR professionals have found a lie on a resume. The lies don't seem to have abated with low unemployment; that number is up from 66% five years ago. When asked, 46% of employees report knowing someone who misrepresented or exaggerated their resume, according to Office Team. What are they fudging about? The...
  • Jobless Claims Plunge to Lowest Weekly Tally Since 1973

    01/18/2018 6:02:04 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 8 replies
    NewsMax Finance ^ | 1-18-2018
    U.S. filings for unemployment benefits plummeted to the lowest level in almost 45 years in a sign the job market will tighten further in 2018, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of Jobless Claims (Week Ended Jan. 13) Jobless claims decreased by 41k to 220k (est. 249k); lowest level since Feb. 1973, biggest drop since Dec. 2008 Continuing claims rose by 76k to 1.952m in week ended Jan. 6 (data reported with one-week lag) Four-week average of initial claims, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, fell to 244,500 from the prior week’s 250,750
  • Canadians shocked when minimum wage hike negatively impacts workers

    01/06/2018 4:45:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | January 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Fight for 15 crowd is having more success in the Great White North than they’ve seen across much of the United States lately, with Ontario being the latest province to massively increase their minimum wage. What could possibly go wrong?As we’ve already seen repeatedly on our side of the border, quite a bit, actually. And as soon as the new mandatory minimum went into effect on January 1st, big employers of largely unskilled, lower wage workers responded in the only way available to them. They began cutting costs, starting with perks and benefits, but also reducing hours and even...
  • A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest

    01/06/2018 3:27:48 PM PST · by free_life · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nick Hanauer
    We have been raising the minimum wage for 78 years, and as a new study clearly reveals, 78 years of minimum-wage hikes have produced zero evidence of the "job-killing" consequences these headline writers want us to fear. In a first-of-its-kind report, researchers at the National Employment Law Project pore over employment data from every federal increase since the minimum wage was first established, making "simple before-and-after comparisons of job-growth trends 12 months after each minimum-wage increase."
  • Should We Repeal the law of Supply and Demand

    01/06/2018 9:12:12 AM PST · by spintreebob · 66 replies
    self FR ^ | 1/11/ | Bob Schmidt
    I did breakfast early this morning at McDonalds near a large ATLANTA institution construction site with hundreds of workers on a cold Saturday morning. McDonalds was crowded with them. The women behind the counter were obviously family of some of the construction workers, all macho. All construction workers were Hispanic. Almost all were Mexican. Many were obviously recent immigrants. A significant number were teenagers. Some appeared to be as young as 14. The teenagers might qualify as Dreamers. (I have experience since 1962 developing this skill of recognizing them. Were these young teenagers here on Saturday morning on a take...
  • Bad News for Dems: Black Unemployment at Record Low

    01/05/2018 11:12:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush ^ | January 5, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: From CNBC: “Black Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low — Unemployment among black workers is at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data. The black unemployment rate of 6.8% in December was the lowest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking it in 1972, a year in which the rate ranged from 11.2% to 9.4%. In the 45 years the data has been tracked, the unemployment rate for black or African-American workers aged 16 years and older has never fallen below 7%.” Now, to fall below 7% under Barack Hussein...
  • A Year of Spectacular Accomplishments for President Trump

    12/30/2017 8:07:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/17 | Joan Swirsky
    For those of us who value safety, a strong military, a booming economy, high employment, a belief in the sanctity of life, and a reverence for the U.S. Constitution, the election of Donald J. Trump was a godsend It’s only weeks away from the day in January last year when Donald J. Trump ascended to the presidency and took his oath of office as the 45th President of the United States of America. In only 12 months, it’s fair to say that he has already had an extraordinary presidency—more bold, courageous, and revolutionary than any American president since the Founding...
  • 'Armageddon:' Major Companies Announce Hiring, Bonuses, Raises, and Charitable Donations Thanks...

    12/21/2017 1:54:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies ^ | December 21, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Full title: 'Armageddon:' Major Companies Announce Hiring, Bonuses, Raises, and Charitable Donations Thanks to Tax Reform Nancy Pelosi is running out of hysterical pejoratives to hurl at the now-passed GOP tax reform bill, which will cut taxes for 80 percent of Americans. She's already called it "armageddon," and the "end of the world," adding " Frankenstein " to the list just today. Oh, and poor little "Tiny Tim!" These are patent absurdities. The bill is a mostly-good mixed bag that will make US companies more competitive and allow the overwhelming majority of taxpayers to keep more of the money they...
  • Obama Claims Credit for Booming Economy [semi-satire]

    12/09/2017 9:11:19 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    Rosy economic statistics showing a robust 3.3% annual growth in gross domestic product and an all time low in the unemployment rate for Hispanics prompted former President Barack Obama to assert that "the real credit for this good news belongs to me." "Trump wants everyone to believe that his relaxation of regulations and championing of tax cuts deserve the credit," Obama said. "What he and everyone else is overlooking is that the stringent regulations and high taxes that prevailed for my eight year term built up the 'coiled spring' pressure that, when released by Trump's moves, allowed the economy to...
  • ESPN eliminating 150 studio, production jobs in latest cuts

    11/29/2017 6:15:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 28, 2017
    ESPN says it is eliminating 150 studio and production employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future. [Snip] ESPN has lost about 10 million subscribers during the past six years, based on estimates by Nielsen Media Research.
  • Chinese entrepreneurs bring jobs to US heartland

    11/22/2017 5:04:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CGTN America ^ | November 8, 2017 | Owen Fairclough
    Donald Trump makes his first visit to China having frequently accused his hosts of stealing U.S. jobs. But Chinese companies are creating them all over the U.S. and often in states that voted for Trump. So how do those companies navigate the rhetoric? CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports from the U.S. state of Tennessee. The live band belts out Dolly Parton’s classic chorus “Workin’ 9 to 5” as tourists enjoy happy hour drinks at Legend’s bar on Broadway, the strip that made Nashville world famous as country music’s home. And a short drive away, China is quietly challenging perceptions about where...
  • Kathy Griffin Complains She's Unemployable After Being 'Blacklisted' For Trump Photo Scandal

    11/20/2017 1:32:41 PM PST · by blam · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-2012017
    Kathy Griffin can't stop whining. In a new YouTube video, the comedian complained about not being able to find work after she says she was blacklisted by Hollywood for posing with a severed, bloodied head of President Trump. "I’m getting a lot of online hate from trolls who think I’ve lost my mind. And I am admitting I lost my mind because it’s what made me a star in the first place," she said in the video titled "Kathy Griffin's State of the Union." "I'm fully in the middle of a blacklist, a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I'm not...
  • 63.1%: Participation Rate Reaches Trump-Era High; Record Number of Employed

    10/06/2017 7:49:05 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/06/2017 | Susan Jones
    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are long gone, and despite dire predictions, they did not dampen the September jobs report in most key areas. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday said the labor force participation rate of 63.1 percent reached a high for the year in September, up two-tenths of a point from August. The number of employed Americans reached 154,345,000 in September, setting a sixth record since January. As the number of employed Americans reached an all-time high, the number of unemployed Americans in September -- 6,801,000 -- hasn't been this low since May 2007. The already low unemployment...