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  • Here are the counties with the fastest job growth

    05/24/2018 12:07:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 24, 2018 | Jeffry Bartash
    More Americans work in or near Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City than any other U.S. metro area, but that’s not where the fastest job growth is. For that look to states with low taxes and those that produce fuel for your car and home. The biggest increase in employment last year took place in Midland, Texas, an area between El Paso, Dallas and San Antonio. Hiring in Midland county jumped 11.5% vs. the national average of 1.5%. It’s the third straight quarter that Midland has led the U.S. in job gains, reflecting its prominence in oil and gas...
  • United Technologies plans to hire 35,000 and spend $75 billion with suppliers....

    05/24/2018 10:29:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Republican ^ | May 24, 2018 | Jim Kinney
    Aerospace and technology giant United Technologies Corp. said Wednesday it plans to hire 35,000 people -- including thousands in Connecticut -- and spend more than $15 billion on capital improvements and research and development over the next five years. UTC also announced plans to spend an additional $75 billion through local procurement of products and services, money that could include components from Springfield-area precision manufacturers....
  • Hiring surge adds 313K jobs in February, most in 1 ˝ 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.
  • Hiring a Social Justice Warrior

    02/20/2018 7:43:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Please forgive if this was previously posted. It is from 2016.
  • Minneapolis To Reduce Police Psych Testing After Screening Out Too Many Minorities

    12/22/2017 6:24:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/15/2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    Minneapolis To Reduce Police Psych Testing After Screening Out Too Many Minorities Anders Hagstrom Justice Reporter 1:53 PM 12/15/2017 The city of Minneapolis may fire its police psychology evaluator because his tests screened out too many minority candidates, despite already lowering psych evaluations far below the national standard. The July police shooting of Justine Damond triggered the city to scrutinize its psychological standards for police, with many claiming they’d become lax. Psychiatrist Thomas Gratzer has run psych testing for the Minneapolis police for the past five years, and in that time, he has eliminated four of the five tests used...
  • 'Armageddon:' Major Companies Announce Hiring, Bonuses, Raises, and Charitable Donations Thanks...

    12/21/2017 1:54:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • FBI investigating Cuomo office's hiring practices

    12/08/2017 4:12:44 PM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Time Union ^ | 12/8/2017 | Chris Bragg
    The FBI is investigating the Cuomo administration's practice of hiring employees to work in the governor's office, while actually paying them through various state agencies and public authorities, the Times Union has learned. The practice of hiring pricey political appointees to work for the Executive Chamber – but paying them through other entities – has allowed Cuomo and prior governors to increase the size of their staffs while escaping criticism for inflating the Executive Chamber budget. In recent months, however, FBI agents have interviewed a number of people who work for the governor's office, but are paid by agencies or...
  • The Industries Hiring The Most College Grads In 2018

    10/26/2017 9:32:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26/2017 | Jeff Kauflin
    Around this time of year, college seniors are thinking about what they want to do with their lives. It’s not an easy decision, and passion for a particular type of work should always be a major factor in what path you choose. But it’s also helpful to know what industries are hiring the most.  Michigan State released the results of its 47th annual “Recruiting Trends” survey. It polled 3,370 employers seeking college talent and asked about their hiring expectations for the 2017-2018 academic year. To see the top 10 industries showing the most growth since last year, open the slideshow...
  • Why is it so hard to hire employees in California?

    08/04/2017 8:50:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2017 | Rick Moran
    The "official" rate of unemployment in California is a sparkling 4.7%, and according to state labor experts, the job market is tightening. But how many more people would be employed if it weren't so darned expensive to hire and keep new people on the payroll? How expensive?  Here are the real-world consequences of government policies that make it so easy for employees to sue their companies for a variety of imaginary offenses. Coyote Blog: California is a uniquely difficult place for companies trying to actually employ people rather than robots.   Owning a business in that state, you could be forgiven...
  • Tollway puts $4 million toward increasing contractor diversity

    04/10/2017 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois tollway directors agreed Thursday to spend up to $4 million to assist minority-, women- and veteran-owned construction companies that are seeking work with the agency. The funds will be distributed among seven entities including the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Training ranges from basics such as explaining the technicalities of bidding for a contract and obtaining financing to advanced classes in estimating the cost of a job or managing a business. The program will be evaluated based on the number of businesses served and successful bids, among other...
  • Trump's Mandate: Make America Prosperous Again

    02/23/2017 12:53:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Michael G. Zey
    Americans elected Donald Trump President of the United States because they believe he has the skills and determination to revive a stagnant economy and resuscitate the once-vaunted American jobs-creation machine. The president is issuing executive orders and formulating new legislation to fulfill his promise to slash regulations, increase America’s energy output and fund infrastructure projects. He has convinced Carrier, GM, and other companies to keep jobs in America and induced foreign enterprises Samsung and Alibaba to consider bringing jobs to the U.S. Not surprisingly, since Trump’s election optimism about the economy has soared, companies seem more willing to hire and...
  • Hundreds apply for new jobs coming to Milton (West Virginia, 70+ openings)

    02/16/2017 9:40:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | February 16, 2017 | Fred Pace
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/hundreds-apply-for-new-jobs-coming-to-milton/article_b4cbdc6d-4fd9-5ae2-9cbe-75777e662e2a.html
  • US hiring accelerates and more people begin looking for work

    02/03/2017 8:35:51 AM PST · by tekrat · 8 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star / Associated Press ^ | 2/3/2017 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market. January's job growth was the best since September, and it exceeded last year's average monthly gain of 187,000, the Labor Department said Friday . The unemployment rate ticked up to a still-low 4.8 percent from 4.7 percent in December. But the rate rose for an encouraging reason: More Americans started looking for work, though not all of them found jobs immediately. The proportion of adults who are either working...
  • Promise fulfilled: Trump freezes federal hiring amid demands for “diversity”

    01/24/2017 8:08:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It was one of the promises Donald Trump made on the campaign trail which drew widespread approbation from conservatives while spurring varying degrees of either anger or depression among the beltway crowd. Trump said that it would be more of an ax than a new broom when it comes to the size of the federal workforce and he would freeze hiring if elected. The pledge led as many as a third of federal workers to say they might walk off the job if he was elected. So would he really do it? Well… that didn’t take long. (Government Executive)...
  • Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and 12 other banks hiring for high-paying jobs like crazy right now

    01/09/2017 1:56:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/09/2017 | Rachel Gillett
    If you're looking for a new job in finance, you may want to check out openings at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, or Wells Fargo. Those three companies are doing some of the heaviest hiring right now for jobs in the US that pay more than $100,000 base salary a year, according to Indeed. The job search engine compiled a list of big banks currently trying to fill the most full-time jobs that pay over $100,000. The salary data is a combination of company and user input. Here are the 14 big-name banks with the largest number of job openings...
  • Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20

    12/31/2016 11:36:44 PM PST · by Windflier · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 December 2016 | Lisa Rein and Juliet Eilperin
    Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze. Leaders at these agencies are filling open positions with transfers and outside hires and are making internal promotions before Trump takes office Jan. 20, according to internal documents and interviews. The hiring could increase tensions between the Trump transition team and the Obama administration — a relationship that has grown worse in recent days due to disagreements over how the United States should handle its...
  • 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 · 55 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...