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  • Inhofe: New Congress will examine ozone rule

    11/26/2014 1:46:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 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 · 99 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...
  • 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    11/07/2014 4:44:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Business Standard ^ | November 7, 2014 | Press Trust of India
    A paradigm shift is expected to be witnessed in the way workplaces operate over the next 15 years, making nearly 50 per cent of occupations existing today redundant by 2025, a report has said. Artificial intelligence will transform businesses and the work that people do. Process work, customer work and vast swathes of middle management will simply disappear, it said. The report titled 'Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace' has been prepared by realty consulting firm CBRE and China-based Genesis, a property developer, after interviewing 220 experts, business leaders and young people from Asia, Europe and...
  • There Is No Wage Growth: America Will Soon Have More Waiter/Bartenders Than Manufacturing Workers

    11/07/2014 6:57:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/7/2014 | Tyler Durden
    While the headline jobs print was a modest kneejerk disappointment at least until it is appropriately spun in some sort of "goldilocks" frame, where the October jobs report was a true disappointment, was in the report of average hourly earnings: rising at just 0.1% for the month and 2.0% Y/Y, it missed expectations across both metrics. As a reminder, even Janet Yellen has observed that with the unemployment rate ridiculously low and thus meaningless to shape policy, the key thing the Fed head is watching is any changes in wages to determine where benign wage inflation is headed. Well,...
  • U.S. Economy Adds 214K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8%

    11/07/2014 6:55:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 11/7/2014 | By Dunstan Prial
    The U.S. economy added 214,000 jobs in October, lower than the 231,000 jobs economists expected but still enough to maintain labor market momentum as the Federal Reserve ponders a timetable for raising interest rates. While the number of jobs created came in under expectations, the headline unemployment rate dropped to 5.8%, the lowest level since July 2008, and under the 5.9% rate in September, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The report doesn't slow the momentum started in September when 248,000 jobs were created, far more than expected. The 214,000 jobs gained in October represented...
  • US jobless claims fall by 10,000 to hit a 14-year low (+video)

    11/06/2014 12:20:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CSM ^ | 11/6/2014
    Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market should continue to improve. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 278,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 2,250 to 279,000, the lowest level in more than 14 years. Applications are a proxy for layoffs and have fallen 18.5 percent in the past year. This suggests rising economic confidence among businesses, causing them to keep their workers and potentially look to hire more employees. "The Labor Department noted no special factors in this week’s report," Jesse...
  • Want To Increase Hiring? Elect A Democrat For Presiden

    11/04/2014 12:29:06 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 22 replies
    VoiceGlance ^ | 11-4-14 | Paul Petrone
    Since 1929, there have been seven Republican presidents: Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. All of those presidents saw the unemployment rate rise during their term in office, with the sole exception of Reagan, who saw it drop by an impressive 2.3 percent, according to numbers by Nate Silver, formerly of the New York Times. Conversely, there have been seven Democratic presidents since 1929: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. All of those presidents saw the unemployment rate drop...
  • 'It will be ugly': GOP Senate win to ax hundreds of Democratic jobs

    11/01/2014 9:02:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 93 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-31-14 | Paul Bedard
    With projections of a GOP win growing daily, nervousness in Senate committee offices has turned to panic as an army of Democratic staffers braces to be fired, replaced by a Republican majority and their aides. The spoils of political war? Estimates are that 300-600 Democratic committee and personal staff jobs would be on the chopping block if the Republicans pull off the expected victory. “There will be a mass exodus of Senate Democrat staff from committees,” said one insider. And Republicans will get to hire hundreds more aides. A loss on Tuesday that keeps the Democrats in charge of the...
  • Hillary: "Don't Let Anybody Tell You That It's Corporations and Businesses That Create Jobs!"

    11/01/2014 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Son House · 34 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    This is how deranged and filled with lunatics the Democrat Party base is. She's saying that, and the fact that she said that tells me how afraid of Elizabeth Warren she is. Elizabeth Warren's been running around. You know her pet phrase (imitating Warren), "You didn't build that, Mr. Factory Owner. You didn't build that, Mr. Business Owner. You didn't do that. You couldn't have done that without all of us. We paid the taxes to build the roads. We paid the taxes to build the bridges. We made your business possible. You didn't build that." And Obama echoed it....
  • Voters disgruntled with economy [not buying Obama's happy talk]

    11/01/2014 3:25:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Voters are deeply frustrated with the economy as they head to the polls Tuesday for a midterm election Republicans hope will yield them control of the Senate. While the unemployment rate is dropping, the economy is expanding and gas prices are below $3 per gallon, polls show that most voters feel the recovery has passed them by. “We find that most people say they’re falling behind or at best staying even,” said Alec Tyson, a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. “Even as the overall employment picture may be improving, people aren’t feeling it in their own wages and...
  • Bowie Coal Mine In Colorado Lays Off 150 Workers

    10/30/2014 10:29:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    KVNF ^ | October 30, 2014
    Bowie Resource Partners says it has eliminated 150 jobs at the Bowie #2 coal mine near Paonia. ... Last year the shutdown of another mine in the region caused nearly 300 people to lose their jobs. That coal mine is in Somerset. In the release, Bowie says it will provide the 150 laid off workers with 60 days of wages and benefits.
  • When the Jobs Fairy Visited My Business

    10/30/2014 5:02:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/30/14 | William Kevin Stoos
    Hillary Was Right: Businesses Do Not Create Jobs... I am unsure how a woman who has never started a business, who is famous for being married to Bill Clinton and who has had a fairly undistinguished career as a public servant could be so wise about business matters, but I tip my hat to her. People scoffed when she dared to speak the truth earlier this week that: “Business does not create jobs.” [sic] But I am a believer. Fifteen years ago, I struck out on my own to start a business. It was not that I had to rent...
  • Here's Exactly What A Hiring Manager Scans For When Reviewing Resumes [Just 6 seconds]

    10/30/2014 9:03:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/30/2014
    Hiring managers spend just six seconds on your resume before they decide on you — this is exactly what they look at. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE SHORT VIDEO....
  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Up To 287,000

    10/30/2014 7:13:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    RTT News ^ | 10/30/2014
    First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits saw a modest increase in the week ended October 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged up to 287,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level of 284,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to tick up to 285,000 from the 283,000 originally reported for the previous week. With the modest increase, jobless claims climbed further off the fourteen-year low of 266,000 set in the week ended October 11th. However, the Labor Department said the four-week moving average dipped to...
  • Hillary's Backtracking Balderdash About Jobs

    10/28/2014 4:29:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Investors.com ^ | IBD Editorial
    Politics: In case you haven't heard: Hillary Clinton wants to retract the statement she made at a campaign rally last Friday in front of adoring fans that businesses and corporations don't create jobs. Never mind that it's all on camera and that she certainly looked like she was in full command of her faculties and having a grand old time ripping the nation's job creators. After becoming a national laughingstock, she now says she meant to say: "Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America, and workers and families are empowered to build from the...
  • Hillary Clinton would kinda-sorta like to amend her comments about businesses and jobs

    10/28/2014 8:42:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Did someone get a 3 a.m. phone call from Goldman Sachs? After her comments this week at a rally for Martha Coakley (whose campaign is touting an internal poll in which she’s down 2!) got her in some “you didn’t build that” trouble, she sought to clarify in New York: SOMERS, N.Y. — When Hillary Clinton fumbled a line at a rally last Friday — “Don’t let anybody tell you that corporations and businesses create jobs” — the comment caused a minor outrage among political observers. Republicans said she’d been pandering to liberals. Democrats wondered if she’d been trying...
  • Hillary Clinton says businesses don’t create jobs.

    10/28/2014 5:53:57 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 38 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/27 | Linda Feldman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent comment about trickledown economics has launched a war of spin. First, here’s what the likely 2016 presidential candidate said at a campaign event last Friday for Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate: “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” former Secretary of State Clinton said in Boston. “You know that old theory, trickledown economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. One of the things my husband says when people say, ‘What did you bring to Washington?’ He says, ‘I brought arithmetic.’
  • Hillary Clinton Clarifies: Actually, Businesses Do Create Jobs

    10/27/2014 5:16:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    mediaite ^ | 10/27/14 | Josh Feldman
    Hillary Clinton recently said at a campaign rally, “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” Today Clinton spoke at another rally today, this one for Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, and she used the opportunity to clarify what she meant. According to BuzzFeed, Clinton again argued that “trickle-down economics has failed” and went on to say, “I short-handed this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades.” And this is how Clinton explained that earlier remark: “Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs...
  • Hillary Clinton: Corporations and Businesses Don’t Create Jobs (They Don't?)

    10/26/2014 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    If you’re looking for proof that anyone can become anything in this nation, just look at Hillary Clinton. Hillary managed to utter a profoundly mind numbing statement at a recent Democrat Rally in Massachusetts. (Isn’t that the only kind of rally allowed in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts?) In fact, before writing this column, it took me a while to fully register what I was hearing from the former First Lady. According to the Free Beacon:Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.”No… That’s not...
  • Centene Announces Site Selection For New Claims Processing Facility In Ferguson

    10/26/2014 3:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RTT News ^ | October 26, 2014 | Staff
    Centene Corp. announced an eight-plus acre site in Ferguson, Missouri, located at 2900 Pershall Road, as the location of its new claims processing facility. The expansion will create up to 200 jobs. The facility will process claims from Centene's Missouri-based Home State Health Plan and other health plans across the country. The company noted that it will break ground on the permanent structure in 2015. The property has passed all environmental testing and is currently in the design phase. Centene will have a temporary facility located across the street from the future permanent site. Centene has been receiving applications for...
  • Hillary Clinton: Don’t Let Anybody Tell You Businesses Create Jobs

    10/26/2014 12:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary Clinton’s extended experiences creating jobs can’t be challenged. She has worked in such diverse fields as…1. Defending a man who raped a 12 year old2. Using her husband’s political connections to make money3. Using her husband’s political connections to get elected4. Using her political connections to get a $14 million advance for a book written by someone else which bombed resulting in millions lost… so there’s no question that she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to job creation. Or defending rapists. Or putting people in jail who make YouTube videos. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...
  • Hillary: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You' That 'Businesses Create Jobs'

    10/24/2014 5:09:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 100 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | October 24, 2014
    Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.” “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said. “You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” “You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic,’” Clinton said, which elicited loud laughs...
  • Any Freeper IT independent consultants?

    10/25/2014 4:58:03 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 30 replies
    None ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Self
    So my company had a downsize / RIF / layoff and my group got hit. Sad news but hey, it happens. Now I am looking at being an independent IT consultant. Since I have always been an employee, I was wondering if there were any words of wisdom from the Freeper community.
  • 50% Of American Workers Make Less Than $28,031 A Year

    10/25/2014 6:11:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/25/2013 | Michael Snyder via Zero Hedge
    The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.  Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000.  If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000.  So the fact that 39 percent of all workers made less than that amount is rather telling.  This is more evidence of the declining quality of the jobs in this country.  In many homes in America today, both parents are...
  • (Flashback)Unemployment Rate Falls For All The Wrong Reasons

    10/25/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Son House · 2 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 5, 2013 | Chris Isidore
    The difficulty for younger workers finding jobs is also a factor...The participation rate for those age 16 to 24 was near a 50-year low. Heidi Shierholz, a labor economist with the Economic Policy Institute...She points out that the participation rate of "prime-age" workers, age 25 to 54, also fell to match the lowest reading since 1984. "It's the lack of job opportunities -- the lack of demand for workers -- that is keeping these workers from working or seeking work, not other factors," she said. Shierholz said estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office show there are 3.9 million workers...
  • Hillary Clinton wants you to know a certain myth about job creation…

    10/24/2014 5:38:40 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    "Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs."Would expect anything less from a liar like her...
  • Texas breaks record for jobs added in 12-month span (Is California Listening?)

    10/23/2014 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 16 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Maria Halkias
    Texas created enough jobs last month to help the state set a 12-month record. The Texas economy added 36,400 jobs in September, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. Over the past 12 months, employers added 413,700 jobs — the most ever recorded by the state. The unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in September, down from 5.3 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 6.3 percent. “We’re having a broad -based increase in job growth in Texas, and sooner or later we’re going to have to see wage increases,” said Trinity University economist David...
  • Jobless claims jump, but one-month average still lowest since 2000

    10/23/2014 7:08:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/23/2014 | By JIM PUZZANGHERA
    Initial jobless claims jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average during the previous month was the best since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market. About 283,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, up 17,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised level, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had forecast claims would rise to 285,000 after a sharp drop the previous week to the lowest point not only since the Great Recession but since April 2000. Jobless claims can fluctuate widely from week to week. So...
  • North Dakota: $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day oil refinery could get green light

    10/22/2014 5:35:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-21-14 | Kevin Bonham
    DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day clean fuels oil refinery could be operating near Devils Lake within three years. The refinery, similar to one being built in Dickinson, would employ about 100 people and could create as many as 400 spin-off jobs in the area, according to Rachel Lindstrom, executive director of Forward Devils Lake, the region's economic development agency. "It's very exciting for Devils Lake," she said, "a great opportunity." Devils Lake City Commission approved a letter of support for the project this week. The refinery is being proposed by Eagles Ledge Energy Ltd., based in Vancouver,...
  • During the 'Lost Decade,' Michigan Shed More Jobs Than U.S. as a Whole

    10/21/2014 5:28:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/20/2014 | Tom Gantert
    When the Great Recession hit the U.S. in December of 2007, state economies buckled. But in the four years preceding it Michigan was the only state to lose jobs overall. The state lost 148,100 jobs from 2003 through 2007 while the U.S. added 7.6 million jobs. Over the entire decade, from 2000 to 2009, the state lost 805,900 jobs, or 1 in every 6 – a 17.2 percent reduction in employment. The next closest state to bleed that many jobs was Ohio, which lost 9.9 percent of its jobs in those years. Nationwide, the U.S. began the decade with modest...
  • Jobs Outsourced Overseas by Delaware’s U.S. Senator Chris Coons

    10/20/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Moseley · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | October 20, 2014 | Johan Snyder
    Delaware’s Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons has outsourced over 2,170 high-paying Delaware jobs to China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from his family’s business W.L. Gore and Associates. Yet in a bold act of chutzpah, Coons is also running for re-election by promising voters he will bring manufacturing jobs to ‘the First State.’ Nationwide, Republicans have been hammered for many years with the false and unfair accusation that American jobs are going overseas because of Republican plans. Whereas Democrat Party policies harm the nation's business environment and drive employers out of the U.S.A., liberals come close to accusing Republicans...