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  • Where Did the Jobs Go?

    12/19/2014 7:08:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 19, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Somewhat remarkably, given that it has presided over the worst recovery–by far–of the post-war era, the Obama administration tries to slice and dice employment numbers to portray itself as a champion of job creation. There are, indeed, a few more jobs today than there were six years ago. Yet for most Americans, the employment scene has gotten worse, not better. Why is that? Senate Budget Committee staff offer data in explanation: According to BLS data, in November of 2007 there were 23.1 million foreign workers in the United States with jobs. Today, the BLS reports, there are 25.1 million foreign...
  • Texas job growth outpaces rest of U.S. combined

    12/19/2014 2:05:31 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2014 | Jason Russell
    .....Since the recession began in December 2007, 1.2 million net jobs have been created in Texas. Only 700,000 net jobs have been created in the other 49 states combined......... Only North Dakota has outpaced Texas on percent job growth, thanks to jobs created by the fracking revolution. California, Texas’ biggest economic rival, has created 985,600 fewer net jobs during the same period. California’s 1.5 percent job growth is ten percentage points lower than Texas’ percent job growth.............................
  • 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:
  • Coalition of Wisconsin business owners opposes right-to-work plan

    12/18/2014 7:11:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 12-17-14 | scotty bauer
    MADISON, Wis. -- A newly formed coalition of more than 300 construction-related private businesses in Wisconsin announced Wednesday that it will work to defeat a right-to-work proposal being discussed by Republican leaders in the Legislature. Formation of the group comes as talks proceed behind the scenes among Republicans who control the Legislature about the timing of a right-to-work bill and what form it may take. Gov. Scott Walker repeated his message Wednesday, during a brief speech to Republican state senators in the Capitol, that he sees right-to-work as a distraction from his agenda. He told lawmakers he wants them focused...
  • U.S. jobless claims point to firmer labor market: Down by 6,000 to seasonally adjusted 289,000

    12/18/2014 6:45:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/18/2014 | Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Dec. 13, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The report came a day after the Federal Reserve offered an upbeat assessment of the labor market and the broader economy, and signaled it could start raising interest rates next year. The U.S. central bank, which has kept its short-term interest rate near zero since December 2008, lowered its unemployment rate forecast on...
  • No One Seems To Care That The Economy Is A Mess

    12/17/2014 5:38:51 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 27 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 17, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    If you listen to the Obama administration you might believe the economy is roaring. On some level jobs are being created. The problem of course is that they’re barely keeping up with population growth. Millions of jobs were lost when the recession took place in late 2008-2009. Very few of those jobs have been recovered, leaving millions in long term unemployment. The real unemployment rate, the Federal government’s U-6 number, is 11%. U-6 unemployment counts both the long term unemployed, which the official unemployment rate doesn’t do, as well as those who are underemployed. U-6 used to be the way...
  • Tumbling oil could take thousands of jobs with it

    12/16/2014 5:20:17 AM PST · by thackney · 59 replies
    Tumbling oil could take thousands of jobs with it ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jesse Solomon
    The oil price crash could take thousands of good-paying jobs with it in America and around the world. More cuts are almost certainly on their way. On Monday, ConocoPhillips (COP) became the first major U.S. oil company to reveal that it is slashing spending for 2015, a decision the CEO asserted was "prudent given the current environment." Bad news already started to flow this week: Halliburton (HAL) affirmed that it plans to cut 1,000 positions due to the depressed oil market, and BP (BP) announced an unspecified number of layoffs as part of a $1 billion restructuring plan. It's true...
  • Millennials exit the federal workforce as government jobs lose their allure

    12/15/2014 7:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Rein
    Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government “cool again,” federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door. The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30 dropped to 7 percent this year, the lowest figure in nearly a decade, government figures show. With agencies starved for digital expertise and thousands of federal jobs coming open because of a wave of baby-boomer retirements, top government officials, including at the White House, are growing increasingly distressed about the dwindling role played by young workers. “Millennials are
  • Obama's Science and Tech Adviser, Holdren, laid foundation for understanding environmental probs

    12/12/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Volvo Environment Prize ^ | December 12, 2014
    "In 1993, the [Volvo Environment] Prize went to Professor Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University and Professor John P. Holdren of the University of California in Berkeley, whose work laid the foundations of our understanding of how the dynamics of population growth, rising living standards and changing technology, as well as the relationships between them, interact in the context of environmental problems." List of past winners (and their work) from 1990 - 2014 Professor Paul R. Ehrlich, Professor John P. Holdren
  • Jobless claims tick down to 294,000

    12/11/2014 7:12:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/2014 | Joseph Lawler
    First-time claims for unemployment benefits ticked down to 294,000 for the week ending Dec. 6, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, down from 297,000 the week before and right in line with expectations. The four-week moving average remained just below the 300,000 mark, at 299,250, signaling that layoffs remain low amid an expanding labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added a healthy 321,000 jobs in November. At 5.8 percent, the unemployment rate has plummeted by 1.2 percentage points over the past year. The total number of workers receiving unemployment insurance fell by 95,846 to...
  • Google Israel Chief: Israel Needs more Tech Workers (Who needs a job?)

    12/10/2014 4:57:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | December 10, 2014 | Yaakov Levi
    Looking for a job? If you're a programmer or computer science grad, there are plenty, said Meir Brand, head of Google's Israel office.Looking for a job? If you're a programmer or computer science grad, there are plenty of jobs for you in Israel, said Meir Brand, head of Google's Israel office. “I can tell you that there is a worldwide shortage of qualified people in these areas, and Israel is feeling this as well,” Brand told an audience at Haifa University, at an event sponsored by the Israel Lottery. The Lottery raises money for education, and Brand's message for listeners...
  • Transparency! There’s Far Less Than Meets the Eye in November’s Jobs Report

    12/10/2014 7:50:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/10/2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Saturday [1] at the Associated Press, aka the Administration’s Press [2], reporter Christopher Rugaber described the economy’s pickup of 321,000 payroll jobs in November as “booming.”Not so fast, pal.Even if you accept that November’s seasonally adjusted result fairly reflects the underlying reality — and it doesn’t, which will be shown shortly — it will only be “booming” once we see such a figure repeated for at least five more months. On a workforce-adjusted basis, the analogous post-recession period during Ronald Reagan’s presidency in the 1980s had a streak of 19 out of 20 months with an equal or...
  • North Dakota taxpayers' income doubles since oil boom began

    12/08/2014 7:18:51 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-7-14 | James Macpherson
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- Reported income by all North Dakotans has more than doubled to a record $30.4 billion since the infancy of the state's oil boom in 2006, tax return filings show. Tax Department figures released to the Associated Press show the number of taxpayers in the state has jumped 37 percent since the state's oil bonanza began, from 339,000 in 2006 to 466,000 in 2013. Slightly more than 440,000 tax returns were filed in 2012. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said the increase in income and the number of taxpayers contributes heavily to the state's robust economy. "More people are...
  • Something Stinks Inside The BLS Jobs Data

    12/07/2014 3:42:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Alhambra Investment Partners via Zero Hedge ^ | 12/07/2014 | Jeffrey Snider, via Alhambra Investment Partners,
    Submitted by Jeffrey Snider, via Alhambra Investment Partners,The juxtaposition could not be more fitting with all that is transpiring at this moment in economic history. On Monday, the headlines were filled with, Black Friday Fizzles as Sales Tumble 11% and ‘Black Friday’ Fades as Weekend Retail Sinks 11%. Then the “employment” report comes out and now the headlines are, More Jobs and Higher Wages: U.S. Recovery Starts to Hit Home and Hiring Surge Gives U.S. Expansion a Lift Into 2015. The problem is one of mutual exclusivity as both narratives are totally inconsistent with each other even when factoring...
  • Labor Force Participation Remains at 36-Year Low

    12/05/2014 3:37:12 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 5, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    The labor force participation rate remained at a 36-year low of 62.8 percent in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The participation rate, which is the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population who participated in the labor force by either having a job during the month or actively seeking one, was 62.8 percent in November which matches the percentage since March 1978. In November, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 248,844,000. Of those, 156,397,000 participated in the labor force...
  • 'Unauthorized' Aliens With Jobs Outnumber Non-College-Grad Adults Seeking One

    12/05/2014 3:27:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNS ^ | 12/5/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Aliens illegally holding jobs in the United States outnumber all unemployed people who are not in management, professional or related occupations as well as all unemployed who are 25 and older and who do not have a college degree, according to an estimate of "unauthorized workers" published by the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration and employment data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS only counts as "unemployed" people who have actively looked for a job in the past four weeks. “We estimate that the number of unauthorized workers grew from 4.8 million in 2000 to...
  • US adds 321,000 jobs in November, the most in nearly 3 years

    12/05/2014 6:54:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller ^ | 12/05/2014 | Christopher Rugaber
    WASHINGTON - A burst of U.S. hiring in November — the most in nearly three years — added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world. In addition, the government said Friday that 44,000 more jobs were added in September and October combined than it had previously estimated. Job gains have averaged 241,000 a month this year, putting 2014 on track to be the strongest year for hiring since 1999. The unemployment rate remained at a six-year low of 5.8 percent. November's robust job growth, reflecting a steadily rising...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 297,000 as firms reduced planned layoffs

    12/04/2014 7:30:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/04/2014 | By JIM PUZZANGHERA
    Initial jobless claims fell back below 300,000 last week as companies sharply reduced planned layoffs in November in a positive sign for the labor market ahead of the monthly jobs report. About 297,000 applied for first-time unemployment benefits, down 17,000 from the previous week's revised level, the Labor Department said Thursday. The figure, which was in line with analyst expectations, remained above the post-Great Recession low of 266,000 reached in October. The less-volatile four-week average was 299,000, up 4,750 from the previous week. Economists say weekly claims below 300,000 are a sign of a healthy job market. Claims had been...
  • [TX Gov-Elect Greg] Abbott sues Obama over immigration action

    12/03/2014 12:26:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 3, 2014 | David Saleh Rauf
    AUSTIN -- Gov.-elect Greg Abbott on Wednesday sued the Obama administration over the executive actions on immigration, saying the president overstepped his power by attempting to rewrite immigration laws. "The president is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce laws that were fully enacted by Congress," Abbott said in a statement before announcing the lawsuit at a press conference.
  • ADP: US employers added 208,000 jobs in November 2014

    12/03/2014 12:05:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    CSM ^ | 12/03/2014
    WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses hired at a solid pace last month, according to a private survey, a signal that Friday's November jobs report from the government will likely also show strength. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that companies added 208,000 jobs in November, the third straight month that hiring has topped 200,000. The figures suggest that businesses remain confident enough in the economy and their customer demand to add workers despite sluggish growth overseas. October gains were revised up slightly to 233,000 from an initially reported 230,000," Barclays Research economist Jesse Hurwutz wrote in an e-mailed analysis. "Goods-producing employers added...
  • Jobs: Shale States vs Non-Shale States

    12/03/2014 11:37:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    First: new oil well permits collapse 40% in November; why is this an issue? Because since December 2007, or roughly the start of the global depression, shale oil states have added 1.36 million jobs while non-shale states have lost 424,000 jobs.  *  *  *This should help clear things up. According to a new study, investments in oil and gas exploration and production generate substantial economic gains, as well as other benefits such as increased energy independence.  The Perryman Group estimates that the industry as a whole generates an economic stimulus of almost $1.2 trillion in gross product each year, as well...
  • Illinois manufacturer to open new manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie

    The OEM Industries Division of FNA Group Inc., which manufactures pressure washers for home and industrial markets, is establishing a new manufacturing, distribution and research and development facility in Pleasant Prairie. The $3 million project expected to create more than 100 new jobs in Kenosha County. The Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based company will occupy a 176,000-square-foot industrial facility in the LakeView Corporate Park in Pleasant Prairie that will enable it to manufacture new products, accommodate demand for existing products and establish an R&D/engineering/product development center. The company is expected to begin operations at the plant in January. The FNA Group...
  • The Republicans' strategy to block Obama’s regulations

    11/30/2014 5:19:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2014 | Tim Devaney and Lydia Wheeler
    The GOP is preparing to mount a full-scale assault on President Obama’s regulatory agenda, using the party’s strengthened hand in Congress to delay, soften or block contentious administration rules at every turn. As long as Obama sits atop the executive branch, Republicans’ power to derail scores of rulemaking efforts now under way is limited. But control of both the House and Senate in the next Congress will enable GOP lawmakers to ratchet up their attacks on what they view as overzealous regulation. “So long as we have this president the federal agencies can go around Congress," said Sen. Jim Inhofe...
  • 'I got six kids to feed and you are going to get me fired': Angry father of 6 to protestors

    11/29/2014 12:57:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    Father-of-six Tyree Landrum was driving to one of his three jobs when he came across a line of Ferguson protesters blocking the road in the middle of the San Diego rush hour. Furious that the demonstrators might make him late to work and risk him getting fired, he decided to get out of his car on the I-5 in La Jolla to confront the group of students. He then told a photographer for ABC News 10: 'If I don't get there, I'm going to get fired. I've got six f****** kids to feed.' Mr Landrum's reaction on Wednesday has since...
  • Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

    11/27/2014 11:42:46 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 27, 2014 | BILL BARROW
    <p>ATLANTA(AP)—To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.</p> <p>After the Republicans' success in the midterm elections, many say the Democratic Party should openly embrace government as a tool for lifting people out of economic hardship. They are advocating a return to party roots by emphasizing education and public works spending, stronger voting rights laws, tighter bank regulation and labor-friendly policies such as a higher minimum wage.</p>
  • Consumers Unlikely To Increase Holiday Spending [Obama Loving Mainstream Media Ignores]

    11/27/2014 5:54:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | 11/24/14 | Shayne Hefernan
    More consumers report lower intended holiday spending in 2014 compared to 2013, according to the 15th annual holiday spending survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). This year, 10 percent said they would spend more while 33 percent said they would spend less. In 2013, 13 percent said they would spend more while 32 percent said they would spend less. The proportion who said they would spend less declined steadily from 55 percent in 2008 to 32 percent last year before rising slightly this year. (Consumers almost always spend more than...
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Rise To 313K

    11/26/2014 11:22:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Morningstar ^ | 11/26/2014
    WASHINGTON-The number of Americans seeking first-time jobless benefits leapt last week but remained at a level suggesting steady job growth. Initial jobless claims rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000 in the week ended Nov. 22, the Labor Department said Wednesday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected 289,000 new claims. Updated figures put the prior week's level at 292,000, up from an initially reported 291,000. Last week's spike marked the first time since early September that new claims exceeded 300,000. Jobless claims are volatile, tending to fluctuate week to week. The four-week moving average of jobless claims,...
  • An Unexpected Jump In New Jobless Claims

    11/26/2014 11:12:06 AM PST · by John W · 33 replies
    etfdailynews.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Doug Short
    In the week ending November 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 313,000, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 291,000 to 292,000. The 4-week moving average was 294,000, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 287,500 to 287,750. There were no special factors impacting this week’s initial claims.
  • Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

    11/26/2014 8:40:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 11/26/14 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. Weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That's the highest level since the first week of September.
  • Inhofe: New Congress will examine ozone rule

    11/26/2014 1:46:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2014 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for ozone, expected to be released Wednesday, are already being met with opposition from conservative lawmakers. In a statement released Tuesday night, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone will face “rigorous oversight” in the Congress. “EPA's proposal to lower the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) to between 65 parts per billion and 70 ppb will lower our nation's economic competitiveness and stifle job creation for decades," he said. "The EPA's previously proposed Ozone standard came with a price tag of up to $90 billion...
  • (Vanity) Population and Jobs

    11/23/2014 7:40:35 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies
    The velveted paws of grey_whiskers ^ | 11-23-2014 | grey_whiskers
    One of the laments of the Democrat has been that evil capitalists have been against “working families” (read: union labor) for the sake of profits; one example being the loss of jobs in manufacturing, or the destruction of the textile industry by shipping of jobs to lower-cost sites in Asia. The rejoinder of the right has been two-fold; first, that the union laborers priced themselves out of the market, and that many more jobs have been lost to mechanization and automation than to offshoring, and that the new knowledge jobs of the future depend on mathematics (e.g. designing and programming...
  • How to Get a Job Today

    11/23/2014 11:15:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The job market is a source of serious frustration for millions of people. Parents whose children have just graduated from college are as impacted as anyone. When I recently told a friend (a high-level executive at a major corporation) that 45 percent of 2013 college grads were either unemployed or underemployed, his take was “Only 45%!” We all want to help but just don’t know how. We offer advice and we arrange meetings with people -- to no avail. I found out why through my daughter. We just don’t understand. She has struggled with the rest of her peers, but...
  • Amnesty for Unamerica

    11/23/2014 10:33:34 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama wants to import illegal aliens while deporting American jobs. He wants to trade American jobs to illegal aliens for Democratic votes Obama’s excuse for his illegal amnesty will be that the immigration system is “broken” forcing him to act. But when Obama says that the system is broken, he means that some parts of it still work and so he intends to break immigration all the way through to benefit his own corrupt political allies. That will hurt his own voters the most, but the Democratic Party has a notoriously masochistic relationship with its voting base. It beats them...
  • The 8 Jobs In High Demand That Don't Require A College Degree

    11/20/2014 1:23:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 20, 2014 | Kathryn Dill
    (SLIDESHOW-AT-LINK)As the high demand for skilled labor continues to dominate conversations about hiring, some jobs that don’t require a college degree remain open month after month, with few workers to fill them. This list, compiled by CareerBuilder with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. showcases roles for which a college degree is not required and where the number of jobs posted by companies each month far exceeds the number of workers employers are able to hire. “Job creation is gaining ground and job seekers are gaining leverage,” said Matt Ferguson, CareerBuilder CEO. ”For nearly 70 occupations in the U.S, the rate at...
  • The 10 Best Jobs For 2015

    11/20/2014 9:08:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2014 | Jacquelin Smith
    If your New Year's resolution is to land a new gig, you may want to consider one of CareerBuilder's top 10 jobs for 2015. CareerBuilder partnered with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) to compile its new list of the hottest jobs, which is based on supply and demand. It features professions for which the number of jobs companies post each month significantly outpaces the number of people they actually hire — showing where companies are most hungry for talent and how much the positions pay. "Whether you're a seasoned worker or a college student deciding on a career path, this...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Will Add As Many Foreign Workers As New Jobs Since 2009

    11/20/2014 8:50:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2014 | By Neil Munro
    resident Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009. The plans, expected to be announced late Nov. 20, will distribute five million work permits to illegal immigrants, and also create a new inflow of foreign college graduates for prestigious salaried jobs, according to press reports. Obama has already provided or promised almost one million extra work permits to foreigners, while his economy has only added six million jobs since 2009. Under the president’s new amnesty plan, “up to...
  • Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus

    11/20/2014 7:54:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    CDN Communites Digital News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus By Kevin Fobbs, Communities Digital News America's future. CLEVELAND, November 19, 2014 — With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama will strip black Americans and their children of their economic civil rights and opportunities in favor of illegal alien immigrants. Obama has decided to turn back the clock on black Americans’ hard-won rights by his planned executive order, set for 8 p.m., November 20. According to the New York Times, Obama will use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in...
  • Google Doesn't Hit Ann Arbor Job Projections, But Still a Media Favorite

    11/19/2014 6:10:08 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/16/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In 2007, newspapers around the state trumpeted Google’s announcement that it was opening its AdWords office in Ann Arbor. Then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm came down to Ann Arbor for the press conference and former University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and several high-ranking state officials all commented on Google’s arrival. This week, MLive reported that the owner of the buildings Google currently inhabits will be leasing out that space in 2016, raising questions about Google’s future in Ann Arbor. Google was projected to bring in 1,000 jobs within five years of moving into its Ann Arbor offices. A company spokesperson...
  • Keystone veto? White House ducks

    11/18/2014 12:22:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House on Tuesday sidestepped the question of whether President Obama would veto a Senate bill authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline. Asked repeatedly if the president would put the kibosh on the legislation, White House press secretary Josh Earnest would say only that he did not want to leave reporters with the "impression" the president was leaving his options open. "I’m not in a position to issue veto threats from here, but … there are similar pieces of legislation that have been introduced in this Congress where the president’s senior advisers have recommended a veto," Earnest said. Earnest was...
  • Obama Admin Appointee Admits few net jobs created

    11/17/2014 7:17:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 14, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    An Obama Administration appointee admits there have been “few net jobs created” over the past decade but thinks increased spending on education will solve the problem. At the Center for American Progress, the White House Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, James Kvaal, said, “The overriding goal of his second term in office is rebuilding the strength of the middle class and after recovering from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression.” He claimed, “We now have an economy that is growing again; ten million new jobs have been created.” Americans now see “rising middle class standards” under...
  • Grubered again! 'Stupid' Americans 'falling off a building'

    11/15/2014 9:05:38 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 11/14/14 | Chelsea Schilling
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber – who has been making headlines this week after a video surfaced of him admitting the law was meant to take advantage of the “stupidity of the American voter” – acknowledged that the administration knew U.S. workers would lose their job-based health insurance when President Obama’s signature legislation took effect. “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it,” Obama said numerous times when pitching the new law. But by fall 2013, more than 4 million Americans were getting cancellation letters in their mailboxes. As it turns out, Gruber, also an MIT economics professor, apparently...
  • 2014 Best & Worst States for Business State Rankings [Top 10: Republican Governors]

    11/14/2014 9:50:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    1 Texas 2 Florida 3 Tennessee 4 North Carolina 5 South Carolina 6 Indiana 7 Arizona 8 Nevada 9 Louisiana 10 Georgia
  • Giving up: 40% women, 28% men, 39% youth don't want a job

    11/14/2014 7:28:35 AM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly four in 10 Americans, or 92 million, are not in the labor force and now there’s a reason why: They have simply given up and don’t want to work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the largest group of people not in the labor force are those who don’t want a job, a remarkable statement on the nation’s work ethic. The federal job counter said that 85.9 million adults last month didn’t want a job, or 93 percent of all adults not in the labor force. ... Pew said that 39 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds don’t want...
  • Florida's job gains in October more than double those a year ago

    11/14/2014 6:38:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Ft Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | 11/12/14 | Marcia Heroux Pounds
    Florida added 20,050 private-sector jobs in October – more than doubling the 8,580 jobs gained in the same month a year ago, according to a regional employment report released Wednesday by payroll and human resources firm ADP.
  • Seasonal Workers on Wheels: A Growing, Graying Wave of Employees

    11/13/2014 8:35:52 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    KSTP ^ | 11-13-14 | Beth McDonough
    Every day, 170 Minnesotans turn 65. It's supposed to be the beginning of retirement. But for many, 65 is just another birthday. Although they're old enough to retire, they can't afford to. So every year in the fall, thousands come to work in Minnesota. For them, the sugar beet harvest is a lifesaver. Although it's seasonal and short-term work, it's a paycheck. The sugar beet harvest starts at the end of September and runs for a few weeks. The work involves a lot of heavy lifting and the pay is pretty good. The starting wage is $12 an hour. The...
  • U.S. jobless claims rise to 290,000 but still close to 14-year low

    11/13/2014 7:37:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/2014 | Jason Lange
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, yet it remained near a 14-year low in a reminder that the labor market appears to be moving toward full health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 12,000 to 290,000 for the week ended Nov. 8, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a smaller increase. Claims have now been below 300,000 for nine straight weeks, and in October hit their lowest level since 2000 at 266,000. "This increase is nothing to worry about," said Ian Shepherdson, an...
  • Can Liberals Talk About Standard-of-Living Stagnation Without Sounding All Socialist?

    11/11/2014 2:36:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | November 10, 2014 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Much of the discussion of last Tuesday's election results has addressed voters' ongoing dissatisfaction with what, by the numbers, is an improving economy. Commenters like Slate's William Saletan noted that Republicans won by using liberal-sounding economic rhetoric to play on income-stagnation angst. President Obama talked about the issue in a press conference, citing the dearth of high-wage jobs amidst the recovery. Today Josh Marshall of the progressive news and commentary site Talking Points Memo and Derek Thompson of the Atlantic poke deeper into the issue. They really poke the heck out of the issue, I tell you! Marshall's piece is...
  • The Hummer is back. Thank falling oil prices.

    11/11/2014 1:11:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2014 | Chico Harlan
    "......Some American consumers and business owners say they weren’t yet confident cheaper prices at the pump would stick. Instead, they say, they are treating the sub-$3 gas as a helpful little gift, but not as a green light to make major adjustments. “When gas was up around $5, it was killing us,” said David Grant, 50, of Fairfax, who owns a regional pest management company and spends several thousand monthly in fuel for his fleet of Ford F-150s. “I went ahead and raised my prices on everybody else.” This time, Grant said, he’s not lowering those prices, nor is he...
  • Sen.-Elect Capito: Will Be 'Extremely Aggressive' in Trying to Rollback EPA Regulations [W.Va]

    11/10/2014 1:17:52 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) pledged on “Fox News Sunday” to be “extremely aggressive” in trying to rollback some regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. “Extremely aggressive,” she said when asked how aggressive she would be in the Senate in trying to rollback some of the EPA regulations. “That is my promise to West Virginia. We have lost over the last two years, 5,000 jobs. Those are just coal jobs. “We had several thousand other miners who are what are called a warn notice, meaning they're potentially going to be losing their jobs. That doesn't even count the transportation job,...
  • Why a Better Jobs Picture Didn't Save the Democrats

    11/10/2014 8:19:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/10/2014 | Louis Woodhill
    As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday, October was a good month for jobs. Full-time-equivalent (FTE)* employment increased by 617,000. This was the sixth-highest monthly total seen during the economic recovery that began in July 2009, and it was far above the 122,000 average over the 64 months since then. Meanwhile, labor force participation, the unprecedented fall in which has been the big ongoing story of the Obama economic recovery, actually increased slightly during October. This meant that the reported decline in the unemployment rate to 5.8%, from 5.9% in September, was "real." While the BLS...