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  • Reality Check: Job Market Rolling Over -- Rate Of Hiring Declines At Fastest Pace Since 2013

    12/07/2016 9:04:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/07/2016
    On Wednesday the BLS reported Janet Yellen's favorite labor market indicator, the JOLTS survey, which as expected (since it tracked the modestly weaker October payrolls) showed that in October, the number of job opening dropped from the upward revised September print 5.631 million to 5.534 million, down some 97,000, if modestly better than the 5.5 million expected.  The number of job openings declined to a series low in July 2009, one month after the official end of the most recent recession. Employment continued to decline after the end of the recession, reaching a low point in February 2010.The October...
  • Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life; Conventional Wisdom is wrong

    11/29/2016 8:01:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/29/2016 | By ANNE TERGESEN
    There’s a stereotypical view of job opportunities for older workers, and it’s not pretty. It goes something like this. If you’re past 50 and thinking of a career switch, forget it. The opportunities for older workers in the new economy are pretty much nonexistent. And you’re in even worse shape if you’re in your 50s or 60s and retired but want to get back into the workforce in a job that is both challenging and financially rewarding. The only spots available are low-skilled and low-paying—whether that’s burger flipper, Wal-Mart greeter or Uber driver. Boy, have a lot of people have...
  • Trump and his Republican allies are 'ready to slash the federal work force, impose hiring freezes...

    11/22/2016 3:57:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/16 | Ariel Zilber
    Donald Trump and his Republican allies are 'ready to slash the federal work force, impose hiring freezes and halt automatic pay raises' If President-elect Donald Trump and his Republican colleagues in Congress have their way, government employees will be easier to fire and they will have their pensions reduced, aides and lawmakers say. The incoming administration and its allies on Capitol Hill are planning to try and trim the public sector work force, in line with campaign promises to roll back government benefits, The Washington Post reported on Monday. With Republicans in control of both houses of the legislature as...
  • Tollway aims to boost minority jobs by teaching construction skills

    11/04/2016 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 19, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    With 10 years remaining in its $12 billion road-building program, the Illinois tollway intends to start training workers to help finish the job. The aim is to increase the number of minorities working on tollway projects through a center teaching construction-related skills, officials said at a meeting Wednesday. The program is in the early stages, with diversity department planners still figuring out logistics, including funding. About $400,000 is allocated for 2017, although several tollway board directors advised staff members to budget for more. A 2015 tollway study concluded that blacks, Hispanics and women are underrepresented compared to whites when it...
  • Feds Order Law Enforcement Agencies to Ignore Drug Use, Criminal Records to Hire Minorities

    11/02/2016 11:25:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2016
    In a push to hire minority police officers, the Obama administration is asking the nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies to forgive drug use, disregard the criminal records of candidates from “underrepresented communities” and lower standards on written and physical exams. It’s part of the administration’s Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement initiative following a string of officer-involved shootings involving African Americans. Key to the mission is the racial diversification of local law enforcement agencies so that they “better reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.” To accomplish this, several barriers must be removed and the details are outlined in a...
  • Sowell: The Left and the Masses

    10/17/2016 3:28:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 18, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts of the left is the spread of laws and policies that forbid employers from asking job applicants whether they have been arrested or imprisoned. This is said to be to help ex-cons get a job after they have served their time, and ex-cons are often either poor or black, or both. First of all, many of the left's policies to...
  • There's something wrong with the US labor market

    05/10/2016 1:10:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/10/2016 | Myles Udland
    Something isn't clicking in the US labor market. On Tuesday, the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — or JOLTS — report showed there were 5.757 million jobs available in the US in March, a near record. Additionally, the number of unemployed persons in the US per job open is down to pre-recession levels at about 1.5 workers per job. In 2010, for example, this number was closer to five unemployed workers per job opening. And while the abundance of jobs is often interpreted as a sign of strength in the labor market, there's a persistent and growing gap...
  • 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...
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • Some Tech Companies Find Ways Not To Hire Americans

    12/06/2015 11:29:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/26/2013 | Martin Kaste
    Lawmakers continue to wrangle over a bill that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. One provision in this bill would allow companies to import a lot more skilled workers. The tech industry has lobbied hard for this, despite fears among some American workers about the extra competition. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says the bill has American workers covered. --Employers will be given a chance to hire a temporary foreign worker when truly needed. But first, they'll be required to recruit Americans. No exceptions, no excuses,-- he said. Still, making companies recruit Americans isn't the same as making them hire them....
  • 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...
  • The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters: Not enough qualified people to fill jobs

    11/11/2015 5:43:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/11/2015 | Elena Holodny
    The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters: They just can't find enough qualified people to fill jobs.In a recent note to clients, Macquarie Research analyst David Doyle cited a survey of HR executives conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) suggesting that firms are having an increasingly difficult time recruiting workers and filling positions.Both the manufacturing and the services sectors are having a harder time recruiting people today than they did during the credit bubble in the mid-2000s. HR folks are particularly struggling in the services sector, which follows the larger trend of the US...
  • Two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.

    11/07/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 7, 2015
    ABC NEWS Updated 15 mins ago Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father. Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, Col. Mike Edmonson said during a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition. The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Scandal-tainted U.S. Secret Service to hire 1,100 staff - sources

    08/15/2015 1:55:46 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 14, 2015 | BY JULIA EDWARDS AND JASON SZEP
    Facing accusations that it cannot adequately protect the White House, the U.S. Secret Service plans to hire 1,100 more officers and agents for an agency besieged by embarrassing scandals and security lapses, two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the plans said. The addition of 700 uniformed division officers and 400 agents over five years would expand its staff of 6,647 by nearly 17 percent, the biggest hiring increase in more than a decade at the 150-year-old agency whose job it is to protect the president, his family, and senior officials, along with fighting financial crime. The Secret Service...
  • 'I See A Labor Market That Is Looking Hotter And Hotter'

    09/02/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 9-2-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandSeptember 2, 2015Deutsche Bank's Torsten Slřk thinks the labor market is more than strong enough to justify interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve In an email on Wednesday, Slřk writes that he continues to talk to clients who don't believe the US economy is anything other than weak, "not good," or on the verge of recession. But the indicators Slřk is looking at show nothing of the sort. In fact, the opposite. Last week, we highlighted charts from Slřk that showed, to him, an economy picking up steam. On Wednesday, Slřk turned his focus to the labor market,...
  • Memo To Hillary Clinton: You Can't Hire People If You Can't Fire Them

    08/03/2015 5:22:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/03/2015 | John Tamny
    Hillary Clinton’s recent speech in which she decried “quarterly capitalism” has predictably generated a great deal of commentary. With good reason. Not only is “quarterly capitalism” a whopper of a myth, Clinton’s solution to what is not a problem would bring great harm to the economy. Missed by Clinton is the basic economic truism learned the hard way by European countries that you can’t hire people easily if you can’t easily fire them. As readers will soon see, the hiring analogy is apt. But first, it’s important to address her argument that excessive investor focus on quarterly earnings has somehow...
  • America’s hiring paralysis

    06/17/2015 7:11:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/17/2015 | By Catherine Rampell
    Last week the Labor Department offered some seemingly very good news: U.S. employers now have more job openings than ever previously recorded. There is a bounty of opportunities to be had. And yet to unemployed workers, it may not feel that way. That’s because many companies are acting like big teases. They say they want to hire, then drag their feet. In fact, the average time required to fill a job opening has also just reached an all-time high: 27.3 days, or almost a month, according to an important and underappreciated monthly data release called the DHI-DFH Mean Vacancy Duration...
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • No Panes in Glass Ceiling

    04/20/2015 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 17, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of researchers from Cornell decided to test the theory that there is a bias against women pursuing academic careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and found that there is none. “Results revealed a 2:1 preference for women by faculty of both genders across both math-intensive and non-math-intensive fields, with the single exception of male economists, who showed no gender preference,” Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci wrote in an article published this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They surveyed “873 tenure-track faculty (439 male, 434 fmale) from biology, engineering, economics...
  • The Top 10 Skills That Got People Hired This Year, According To LinkedIn

    12/18/2014 7:46:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/18/2014 | JILLIAN D'ONFRO
    >With more than 330 million people using the service to list their resumes, find jobs, or find new hires, LinkedIn has a lot of data about the job market. To close out 2014, the company released a list of the top skills people who got hired this year had listed on their profiles and that recruiters searched for the most. These are the 10 skills that got people jobs this year:
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Who Was Hiring In June 2014?

    07/03/2014 8:25:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    As we reported previously, and as hardly anyone else will discuss, in June the composition of added jobs was rather abysmal: according to the Household survey, while over half a million full-time jobs were lost, this was offset by less paying, benefits-free part-time jobs rising by 799K, the most since 1993. So what does that mean for the job quality as reported by the Establishment Survey. Let's dive in.Of the 288K jobs added in June, here were some of the biggest contributors: Retail Trade: 40.2KLeisure and Hospitality: 39KEducation and health: 38KGovernment: 26KTemp Help Service: 13.1K What about the well-paying...
  • 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.
  • The Big Freeze on hiring

    06/17/2014 4:55:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | Catherine Rampell
    I have some good news, and I have some bad news. First, the good news: Employers have more job openings today than they’ve had at any time since the Great Recession began. The bad news: Employers may be posting jobs, but they’re taking longer than ever before to fill them. It now takes 24 working days for the average job opening to be filled. That’s the longest hiring delay since at least 2001, the first year for which numbers are available, according to a recent report from Dice Holdings based on research by Steven J. Davis, R. Jason Faberman and...
  • Wd u rite a resume like this? : Hiring managers are less picky than they used to be

    06/05/2014 10:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Fortune ^ | 06/05/2014 | Anne Fisher
    Hiring managers are less picky than they used to be, but misspellings and typos can still count against you. So can “creative” job titles. It was bound to happen, now that millions of us are merrily texting and tweeting away. Job interviewers have become more tolerant of spelling mistakes and other errors on resumes than they used to be. Consider: Only about 17% of hiring managers say they would toss a resume in the circular file if it had a single snafu in it, according to a new poll from staffing firm Accountemps. That’s a sharp drop from 40% who...
  • Allstate is Offering $335,000 Cash to Hire 67 New Agents Out West

    04/25/2014 1:04:10 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 3 replies
    The Business Journal ^ | April 6, 2014 | Self
    "Our local field sales leader and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."
  • Case of accused arsonist highlights nuclear safety concerns in SC

    03/22/2014 9:21:05 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 1 replies
    The State ^ | 3/20/2014 | SAMMY FRETWELL
    COLUMBIA, SC — The story of an accused arsonist’s employment at a South Carolina nuclear plant ended quietly when SCE&G learned more about the criminal charges and fired him. But while the man isn’t believed to have been a threat to safety at the V.C. Summer power plant, experts say his hiring underscores the need to thoroughly check prospective employees before putting them on the payroll and giving them access to atomic energy plants. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week cited SCE&G for not completely checking the worker’s background and allowing him “unescorted access” to the nuclear plant about 25...
  • Raise the minimum wage, we slow hiring: Businesses

    03/19/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | CNBC.com staff
    <p>The great division among businesses and economists over the impact of raising the minimum wage rages on. More than half of all businesses who pay minimum wage say they would significantly slow their hiring if the federal wage is raised to $10.10 per hour, according to a new survey from a staffing firm that was cited by The Wall Street Journal.</p>
  • Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea

    03/11/2014 6:56:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/10/2014 | Christopher Chabris and Jonathan Wai
    The computer giant can afford to abandon traditional measures of intelligence. Most companies can't. Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred. But also gone, it would seem, is any concern with discovering how smart applicants really are. "GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless.... We found that they don't predict anything," Bock told the New York Times. Let's take Bock at...
  • Video: New York small business owner on expansion, job creation: “It’s just not worth it”

    02/27/2014 11:39:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Quick — someone check to see if the Koch Brothers have bought Time Warner Cable News! Harry Reid needs to know, after all, because all of these “horror stories” about ObamaCare are just lies. Actually, we may need to see if the Kochs have bought all of New York, because small-business owners are discovering that Reid’s law does anything but “bend the cost curve downward” (via Daniel Halper):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ,/H4> “Everything is on hold. We won’t grow. We won’t reach that threshold. It is not worth it for us,” says pet store owner Matt Sames.The reporter...
  • Amazon, Home Depot go on hiring sprees for spring (Over 80,000 jobs!)

    02/12/2014 7:09:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2014 | Tiffany Hsu
    Amazon.com Inc. and The Home Depot Inc., both giants in their respective retail fields, are heralding the arrival of spring with major hiring surges. E-commerce king Amazon said it will take on more than 2,500 full-time workers in several states as the company’s stable of fulfillment centers expands. The employees will be hired to pick, pack and ship customer orders at facilities in Virginia, Kansas, South Carolina, Washington and Tennessee. The online retailer said it hired more than 20,000 fulfillment center workers last year and that the median pay at the sites is 30% higher than the pay at traditional...
  • W** Millennials: Managing Agencies’ Newest Generation

    01/18/2014 7:32:23 AM PST · by grimalkin · 35 replies
    DIGIDAY ^ | 1/3/2013 | Brian Morrissey
    <p>Ask agency execs to tick off the biggest challenges they face, and they’ll mention talent. More specifically, attracting young talent. Agencies are dependent on armies of young workers across all disciplines.</p> <p>The other side of this thirst for young talent is a familiar one to anyone in business: the newest generation of workers often seems, well, different from other generations. Much has been made of the millennials. They’re confident. They’re optimistic. They’re an ADD generation. They’re suffering from separation anxiety after having spent their early years receiving the constant attention of helicopter parenting and winning trophies for finishing in 16th place. They have been told they’re the best, and their opinion is equal to anyone else’s, even those far older and more experienced than them.</p>
  • TSA Wants to Hire ‘Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business’ (for $30M contract)

    12/19/2013 3:36:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking exclusively for an “economically disadvantaged woman owned small business” when it awards its next $30 million contract for security training. The agency announced a solicitation for a company to conduct training for its Inter-Modal Security and Training Exercise Program (I-Step) last week. [Snip] Contracting offices are required to set quotas for hiring EDWOSBs by the Small Business Act, which was enacted in January. According to the law, women are “subjected to discrimination in entrepreneurial endeavors due to their gender” and it is “in the national interest” to “remove discriminatory barriers.” The act sets...
  • State Sues: Fed Rule against Felon Hiring Ban Endangers Public (Texas)

    11/07/2013 10:09:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 7, 2013
    At least one state has gone to court to fight the Obama administration’s preposterous new regulation limiting employers’ rights to ban hiring felons because it discriminates against minorities. It’s been an ongoing battle between a number of companies and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination, for years. Under Obama the agency has dedicated extensive resources to go after businesses that check criminal background records to screen job applicants. In 2012 the EEOC officially adopted guidelines that limit employers’ ability to exclude felons from jobs. The agency has also sued companies for...
  • Wanted: Employees. Veterans welcome: Speaker gives employers tips on hiring ex-G.I.s

    11/04/2013 2:31:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Muscatine Journal ^ | September 19, 2012 | Mike Ferguson
    Bob LoterMUSCATINE, Iowa — When Bob Loter gives a talk to employers about hiring veterans to fill job openings, he knows what he’s talking about. He’s a veteran himself. Loter, the veterans program coordinator for Iowa Workforce Development, served for 20 years in the U.S. Army in the infantry and as a recruiter — two of those years recruiting people in Muscatine. With foot problems and hearing loss suffered during his years as a soldier, he’s also a disabled veteran. “I can’t run up a hill anymore in my combat boots,” he said with a smile. Loter delivered a “Hiring...
  • Why You Should Fill Your Company With 'Athletes'

    10/05/2013 7:42:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 2, 2013 | David K. Williams
    At our company, we work to fill our roster with “athletes.” I don’t mean this necessarily in the physical sense, although it turns out that quite a few of our members are literal athletes – we have a national-class triathlete, I have a personal interest in competitive and recreational bodybuilding, and there are multiple marathoners, bikers, soccer, and basketball players, CrossFit enthusiasts, etc. on staff. We also have a companywide interest in health and fitness, which we call “Fishbowl FIT.” But when I advise people to seek and hire athletes, what I am really referring to is the athlete traits...
  • McCain and Flake Admit Immigration Bill Could Discourage Businesses From Hiring Americans

    08/27/2013 8:31:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 8/27/13 | Lauren Fox
    Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were forthcoming Tuesday during a Mesa, Ariz., town hall when they were asked whether employers might be driven to hire immigrants over American workers because those individuals wouldn´t be eligible for health care under the Affordable Care Act. "I am not denying that this will be an issue, and will be a problem" McCain said. The confession stunned some in the audience who expected an architect of the Senate´s immigration bill to squash any notion that his bill would displace American workers. But under the Senate´s immigration bill, which passed by a
  • With So Many Job Openings, Why So Little Hiring?

    08/14/2013 6:37:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | 08/14/2013 | Peter Orzag
    An odd puzzle is taking shape in the labor market: Over the past three years, the number of job openings has risen almost 50 percent, but actual hiring has gone up by less than 5 percent. Companies are advertising a lot more jobs, in other words, but not filling them. To get some sense of how significant this is, consider that if, since June 2010, hiring had risen a third as much as advertised jobs have (rather than only a 10th), and nothing else were different, job creation would be roughly 500,000 higher each month, and the unemployment rate would...
  • 68 Senators Vote to Create Incentive for Employers to Hire Amnestied Immigrants Over U.S. Citizens

    06/28/2013 5:48:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 28, 2013 | John McCormack
    The immigration bill passed by the Senate Thursday afternoon would give some employers a financial incentive to employ "registered provisional immigrants" (illegal immigrants granted legal status) instead of U.S. citizens. As the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein recently reported: "Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines...
  • Obama Solves Mass-Layoff Problem by Laying Off Mass-Layoff Statistics Guys at BLS

    06/22/2013 3:47:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2013 | John Ransom
    The “Help Wanted” sign is out again in America. But it’s not what you think. A report from the newswire Reuters says that massive hiring is in effect for Obamacare with state and federal agencies hiring both directly and issuing grants to community organizations to act as kind of insurance agents, signing up as many people to Obamacare as possible under the law. “State offices that will run insurance exchanges are hiring tens of thousands,” reports Reuters, “either on staff or through outsourcing firms. Federal agencies that are key to implementing the law, such as the Internal Revenue Service, plan...
  • US unemployment benefit applications rise to 354K, a level consistent with steady hiring

    06/20/2013 6:55:40 AM PDT · by John W · 28 replies
    AP via newser.com ^ | June 20, 2013 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by 18,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Despite the gain, the level remains consistent with moderate job growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average increased by 2,500 to 348,250. Applications are a proxy for layoffs. Since January, they have fallen 6 percent. That suggests companies are cutting fewer jobs. At the same time, hiring has been steady, despite an increase in taxes on Jan. 1 and steep federal spending cuts that began in March. Solid consumer spending and a rebound in housing have helped the economy weather...
  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/15/2013 5:52:19 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2-15-13 | james bovard
    Should it be a federal crime for businesses to refuse to hire ex-convicts? Yes, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which recently released 20,000 convoluted words of regulatory "guidance" to direct businesses to hire more felons and other ex-offenders. In the late 1970s, the EEOC began stretching Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to sue businesses for practically any hiring practice that adversely affected minorities. In 1989, the agency sued Carolina Freight Carrier Corp. of Hollywood, Fla., for refusing to hire as a truck driver a Hispanic man who had multiple arrests and had served 18 months...
  • IRS Threatens Employers

    01/16/2013 12:09:28 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    CCHF ^ | 1-16-13 | Twila Brase
    The gloves are coming off. We're 11 months from full implementation and the real-world impact of Obamacare is hitting the newswires. Taco Bell and Wendy's just cut the hours of hundreds of employees to avoid the Obamacare employer health insurance mandate. These workers will not only not have health insurance, they will have less money to pay for it and may be forced into Medicaid under the individual mandate. Now, the Internal Revenue Service is warning employers not to avoid the employer mandate. The IRS issued a 144-page notice which says they will soon issue proposed regulations with "anti-abuse rules."...
  • Surprise: Obamacare-wary employers not hiring, cutting hours

    01/03/2013 12:15:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2013 | Guy Benson
    The real knife twist in this USA Today piece is the money quote from Mark Zandi, The One’s go-to "independent" economist: Many businesses plan to bring on more part-time workers next year, trim the hours of full-time employees or curtail hiring because of the new health care law, human resource firms say. Their actions could further dampen job growth, which already is threatened by possible federal budget cutbacks resulting from the tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. "It will have a negative impact on job creation" in 2013, says Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics…The...
  • Hiring survey stings Obama (Survey: Few companies plan to add workers over next 3 months)

    09/11/2012 8:22:40 AM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 11, 2012 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A survey to be released today finds few employers are planning to hire during the fourth quarter, another blow to President Obama, whose re-election may hinge on whether the economy improves before Election Day. “Between the uncertainty in the global economy and the uncertainty of the election, the survey results are really not surprising,” said Susan Fontana, regional vice president at ManpowerGroup, the global staffing agency that interviewed more than 18,000 employers nationwide for the survey. “In an election year, we see more of a stalling pattern. Then businesses start to move forward with their plans.” Of the more than...
  • In-N-Out Burger Sued for Race Discrimination in Hiring

    09/07/2012 2:04:42 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 67 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | Sept 7, 2012 | Cheryl Hurd
    A class action lawsuit was filed in California this week alleging that the popular In-N-Out burger chain discriminates against people of color.