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  • These US states suffer from the weakest job recovery as election approaches

    10/29/2020 11:46:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/29/2020 | Zack Guzman
    The final jobless claims report before the election showed the latest weekly total of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped slightly to 751,000. While that number was slightly better than expected, the job losses racked up through the pandemic have contributed to a lumpy employment picture with some states recovering more quickly than others. Unemployment applications nationally have receded from the record high of more than 6 million weekly claims back in April, but a closer look at the state-level filings reveals some regions continue to suffer from stubbornly high job losses months into the recovery. According to the Department...
  • The American Tech Dilemma: Unfilled Jobs, Few Workers, Lack of Confidence in STEM Education

    10/25/2020 4:02:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    MacTech ^ | 10/21/2020
    As companies grow and become more valuable, they’re able to hire and invest in new products and technologies. But they need skilled workers to grow.This is the Tech Dilemma: Too many jobs, not enough workers. Not exactly what you’d expect with the country walking a pandemic tightrope with over 8.4% unemployment (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).For instance, many of the FAANGs, or five of the most prominent American tech companies – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet (formerly known as Google) – are collectively adding employees to handle the influx of demand attributed to eCommerce.Amazon recently announced that...
  • Wisconsin Confirms Foxconns Taxpayer-Backed LCD Factory Isnt Real: It was a giant scam all along...

    10/22/2020 8:17:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    USSA News ^ | 10/22/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Days before the State of Wisconsin denied Foxconn's request for state tax credits - in the form of direct payments from the state to Foxconn's bank account - related to the "factory" built by the world's largest contract tech manufacturer in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The project was announced shortly after President Trump's upset election victory, but quickly ran aground as reporters complained that the facility being built by Foxconn bore little resemblance to the enormous Gen 10.5 LCD factory the company had promised. In fact, the factory isn't even big enough to serve as a smaller Gen 6 LCD...
  • Free the Freelancers

    10/19/2020 12:10:55 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 1 replies
    Prager University ^ | 10/19/2020 | Patrice Onwuka
    Whats the best way to protect the rights of workers? Let them determine their own job preferences, or mandate that companies provide them with certain protections? California has chosen to take the latter path. Has it worked? Is it a victory for workers, or a debilitating defeat? Patrice Onwuka of the Independent Womens Forum looks into these questions. Her findings may surprise you.
  • Except For Locked-Down Blue States, Americas Economic Recovery From COVID-19 Is Amazingly Strong

    10/14/2020 9:21:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 14, 2020 | Tom Blumer
    The nations corporate media have mostly downplayed or ignored the U.S. economys remarkable performance following the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year. The nations corporate media have mostly downplayed or ignored the U.S. economys remarkable performance following the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year. They have completely ignored how pandemic-related economic restrictions in many states have prevented the ongoing recovery from being even stronger.In just five months, the unemployment rate has fallen by 45 percent from its April peak of 14.7 percent, and the economy has also regained just over half of the 22.2 million jobs lost in March and April. This...
  • The Devastating Economic Impact of Covid-19 Shutdowns

    10/10/2020 3:37:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    AIER ^ | October 10, 2020 | Amelia Janaskie .. Peter C. Earle
    the impact of mandated shutdowns ... In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, widespread lockdown restrictions were imposed, ostensibly to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed and medical resources from being consumed to exhaustion. Whether policymakers purposely or out of ignorance disregarded them, the tradeoffs of stay-at-home orders were immediate and severe: a massive spike in unemployment, rivaling the Great Depression ... Among Mideast states, New Yorks GDP declined the most: 39.3%. .. long-lasting nature of lockdowns on New York City. Yet compared against all other U.S. states, Hawaii and Nevadas GDP plummeted the most: both by 42.2%. ... artificial economic slowdown...
  • Geneva residents vote to institute $25 per hour minimum wage

    10/05/2020 2:56:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/03/2020 | Christen McCurdy
    ...More than half -- 58% -- of voters in the canton, or state, of Geneva, voted to set the minimum wage 23 francs an hour, the equivalent of $25 an hour. The initiative was backed by a coalition of labor unions, and is expected to affect about 6% of Geneva's workers when it takes effect Nov. 1.
  • The Cynicism of Joe Bidens Minimum-Wage Politics. There are better alternatives to help the poor, but $15 an hour would reward friends and punish enemies.

    10/05/2020 2:42:04 AM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2020 | Steven E. Landsburg
    ... Take Mr. Bidens stance on the federal minimum wage, which he wants to increase to $15 an hour from $7.25. Why transfer income to low-wage workers as opposed to poor people generally? Mr. Biden has ignored the question. But even if youre laser-focused on raising wages, there are better alternatives. The Earned Income Tax Credit increases after-tax wages and gives businesses an incentive to hire more employeesan incentive the minimum wage gets backward. The EITC also allows workers the flexibility to negotiate with employers, accepting a lower wage in exchange for more-flexible hours or better conditions. The minimum wage...
  • Unpacking Joe Bidens lies about the Trump job-creation miracle

    10/02/2020 5:06:14 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | Andy Pudzer
    For the eight years of the Obama-Biden administration, there wasnt a single month when job openings exceeded the number of people unemployed. Zero. In fact, when Obama and Biden left office in January 2017, there were 1.9 million more people unemployed than there were job openings. So there was an abundance of people looking for work, but too few jobs opportunities open to them. A little more than a year later, in March 2018, that situation had reversed. Following Trumps regulatory overhaul and passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employment openings exceeded the number of people unemployed for...
  • Now Hiring: Baylor Scott & White Has More Than 3,000 Openings, Many In North Texas

    09/24/2020 3:20:07 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 14 replies
    CBS Channel 11, DFW ^ | Sept. 22, 2020 | Ken Molestina
    ORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) With 50 locations across the state of Texas, Baylor Scott and White Health is one of the more recognized names in health care in our region. Now the company is looking to hire for more than 3,000 jobs across their network of facilities, and many of those jobs are right in North Texas.
  • Census Report Shows How Jaw-Dropping Trumps Economy Was Before Shutdowns

    09/22/2020 11:51:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    The amazing strength of the data in that report show what the American economy, and American workers, can achieveif given the right policy environment and opportunities. Based on a Census Bureau report released last Tuesday, the current debate over economic policy might come down to a question of numbers. Which would you prefer: A $1,200 stimulus check while not working during lockdowns, or a nearly $4,400 pay increase in a growing job?The Census report, which chronicled changes in income and poverty in 2019, documented the state of the economy well before the coronavirus hit. But the amazing strength of the...
  • Proof the 'Silent Majority' Really Does Exist

    09/22/2020 9:12:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 9/21/2020 | Beth Baumann
    SAGINAW, Mich. For months we have heard about the "Silent Majority," the idea that the majority of our nation are conservative, law-abiding citizens who support President Trump. These Americans care about issues like jobs and the economy. They support law enforcement, disagree with Black Lives Matter rioters and, by and large, want government to stay out of their lives. In Central Michigan, the "Silent Majority" is alive and well. The problem, however, is they're silent because they're afraid of being retaliated against. "They know they can be humiliated and, probably, a little bit afraid of these activists coming in...

    09/21/2020 8:58:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Code Platoon ^ | Rod Levy
    At Code Platoon, we track national demand for programming languages so that our Veterans and military spouses are trained with the best tools for a career in software development. When youre deciding which programming language to learn, the following demand-based insights complement a much broader strategy.We first wrote a version of this article in 2018, which can be found here.This article attempts to answer which programming languages command the highest salaries and are most frequently targeted in job postings.We updated the statistics for 2020, and here are our primary findings:Python and Javascript developers continue to be in demand, commanding the...
  • Yelp: Local Economic Impact Report (60% of closings may be permanent)

    09/16/2020 8:05:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    Yelp ^ | 09 15 2020 | Yelp
    Since the first fears of the pandemic emerged in the U.S. in early March, businesses across the nation have endured six months of uncertainty. Yet, businesses are adapting and proving their resilience through lockdowns, reopenings, a summer surge in virus cases, new ways of doing business such as outdoor dining, new mask wearing rules and backlash from anti-mask patrons, as well as milestones such as the return to school. Even in the wake of increased closures were seeing businesses effectively transition to new operating models while keeping their employees and consumers safe. Yelp closure data shows that businesses providing home,...
  • Michigan: Biden 51%, Trump 43%

    09/10/2020 1:32:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 99 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 10, 2020 | Rasmussen Reports
    President Trump has a ways to go if hes going to win Michigan again this presidential cycle. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of Likely Voters in Michigan finds Democratic nominee Joe Biden with an eight-point lead 51% to 43% - over Trump. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • CNBCs Santelli: Latest Jobs Report Wonderful News Will Lead to Even More Strength

    09/04/2020 1:34:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Sep 2020 | TRENT BAKER
    CNBC editor Rick Santelli on Friday touted the latest jobs report, which showed that the U.S. economy added over 1.3 million jobs in August, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent. Santelli on Squawk Box called the improving economy following the devastating effects made by the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdowns wonderful news. He added that the August report will lead to even more strength in the future. I think that this is wonderful news, and I think that we have to keep a perspective that theres many people that really, really want to come back to work but...
  • Biden Megadonor Owns The Atlantic, Reportedly Communicates Often With Journalist Behind Anonymously-Sourced Trump Bombshell

    09/04/2020 5:41:44 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/2020 | Andrew Kerr
    Billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the majority owner of The Atlantic, has donated over $1.2 million to former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic candidates and groups since 2019, Federal Election Commission records show. Powell Jobs owns a 70% stake in The Atlantic, and she reportedly communicates often with its editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg. Goldberg published an anonymously-sourced story Thursday alleging that President Donald Trump had denigrated fallen American soldiers.
  • US manufacturing grows at fastest rate in nearly 2 years, backing up hopes for V-shaped rebound

    09/01/2020 7:03:48 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 1, 2020 | Ben Winck
    The US manufacturing industry accelerated its growth through August as factories reopened and supply chains recovered. The Institute for Supply Management's purchasing managers' index gained to 56 last month from 54.2, according to a Tuesday report. The expansion is the PMI's fastest in nearly two years. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected a reading of 54.8. The firm's New Orders Index climbed to 67.6 from 61.5, its highest point in more than 16 years.
  • Are Idealists Better Than Everyone Else?

    08/30/2020 4:15:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 30, 2020 | Rainer Zitelmann
    One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than by their results, said Milton Friedman. The fact that someone claims noble, idealistic motives is often reason enough for them to receive recognition for what they do. Even critics of Greta Thunberg, for example, are quick to praise her idealism. Regardless of what her actions actually achieve, people tend to admire her idealism. In contrast, people with a materialistic attitude are branded as superficial and anyone who strives for fame is swiftly labeled a pathological narcissist. The German literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki takes a...
  • Trump, Biden H-1B work visa positions take shape

    08/29/2020 3:47:38 PM PDT · by Starcitizen · 5 replies
    SearchHRSoftware ^ | 08/28/2020 | Patrick Thibodeau
    The way President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden talk about H-1B work visas is strikingly different -- and so are the Silicon Valley donors supporting their candidacies.