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  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Framed To Destroy Thousands of UAW Jobs…

    10/05/2015 5:20:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-5-2015 | sundance
    The TPP Trade Deal is looming closer to becoming a finalized reality. Current negotiations center around Auto Manufacturing, and Japanese negotiators have constructed an outline that would devastate what remains of the U.S. Auto industry. Unfortunately the K-Street lobbyists, funded by Wall Street through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have already greased the legislative skids to all but guarantee the elimination of thousands of jobs. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue gave Senators $18 million in bribe money to insure passage. The TPP deal encompasses approximately 40% of total global manufacturing. Trillions of dollars are at stake.
  • Obama's Foreign Policy of Fantasies

    10/01/2015 5:31:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies ^ | 10-1-15 | Joseph Klein
    Obama's Foreign Policy of Fantasies "Anti-Immigrant bigotry" and lack of jobs are causing the rise of ISIS? October 1, 2015 Joseph Klein    President Barack Obama continued his feckless foreign policy charade at the United Nations on September 29th before returning to Washington. He chaired what was billed as “The Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism,” and he met with Cuban President Raul Castro. At the summit, Obama claimed major progress in rolling back the Islamic State (or ISIL, as he refers to the jihadist caliphate occupying large portions of Syria and Iraq). By now, the president...
  • Dunkin' Donuts franchisee closing 100 stores

    10/04/2015 3:10:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 62 replies ^ | October 02, 2015 |
    Looks like America will run a little less on Dunkin’. Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, announced Thursday that one of its franchisees it will be shutting 100 stores across the country in the next 15 months, reports Forbes. [....] Dunkin’ said a spike in the cost of eggs due to the recent avian flu outbreak in the U.S. was a reason along with concerns with the rise in minimum wage laws in cities across the country. Last month, New York became the first state to raise the minimum wage for fast-food...
  • The economy is stronger than weak job numbers suggest (Yahoo Propaganda Alert)

    10/02/2015 7:54:08 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8 hours ago | By Rick Newman
    The prevailing narrative on the U.S. economy has downshifted, as three consecutive months of disappointing job growth raise concerns about a serious slowdown. There’s some good news to offset the bad, however: household incomes have finally shown a sharp gain, which means the typical family’s purchasing power is bouncing back. And the pace of car sales is accelerating toward record levels, with consumers more than willing to commit to costly long-term purchases. Meanwhile, several other indicators that don’t get as much attention as the monthly jobs report show sustained improvement in key parts of the economy. The monthly employment report...
  • The Steve Jobs of supercomputers: We remember Seymour Cray (at 90) Fast, cool, simple. Repeat.

    10/02/2015 6:56:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 43 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Davin Clarke
    Before Steve Jobs, there was Seymour Cray – father of the supercomputer and regarded as something close to a God in the circles he moved in. Jobs’ Apple Computer is reputed to have bought one of Seymour’s massive machines back in the day: a Cray, to design the brand-new Macintosh personal computer. This would have been a significant moment for a man of Jobs' character, not prone to flattering the inventions or ideas of others. In return, Cray is said to have quipped that he'd bought a Mac to design the next Cray. Cray – who would have been 90...
  • Has Hillary lost the Teamsters over Keystone XL?

    10/02/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    American THinker ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Fox News report that the Teamsters have decided not to endorse Hillary Clinton’s candidacy at this time, shortly after her pronouncement of her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, does not surprise and shows the peril of trying to be all things to all constituencies. On the one hand, there is a need to placate environmentalists and climate change true believers who oppose the pipeline from Canada. Among them is billionaire Tom Steyer, an eco-zealot who has pledged his fortune in support of Democratic candidates who want to repeal the Industrial Revolution who want us to rely on solar...
  • Jobs up only for immigrants, +14,000, down 262,000 for 'native-borns'

    10/02/2015 9:26:53 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/15 12:13 PM | Paul Bedard
    For a third month in a row, native-born Americans saw their job numbers tumble while immigrants experience solid gains. According to the montly Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers just released, "foreign-born" jobs numbers increased by 14,000, while those for "native-born" Americans fell off a cliff, by 262,000. Over the past three months, the job numbers for native-born have dropped by nearly 1 million, exactly the number of jobs President Obama promised to add when he ran for re-election in 2012. During that period, jobs for immigrants grew 218,000.
  • Labor Force Participation Sinks To A 38-Year Low

    10/02/2015 6:23:08 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    BI ^ | 10-2-2015 | Andy Kiersz
    Andy KierszOctober 2, 2015 The September jobs report was broadly disappointing, with very few points of optimism. Along with non-farm payrolls and wage growth missing expectations, the civilian labor force participation rate — the percentage of the US population that is either working or looking for a job — fell by 0.2 percentage points to 62.4%. This is the lowest reading since October 1977.(snip)
  • Payrolls Disaster: Only 142K Jobs Added In September Zero Wage Growth; August Revised Much Lower

    10/02/2015 6:22:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    And so the "most important payrolls number" at least until the October FOMC meeting when the Fed will once again do nothing because suddenly the US is staring recession in the face, is in the history books, and as previewed earlier today, at 142K it was a total disaster, 60K below the consensus and below the lowest estimate. Just as bad, the August print was also revised far lower from 173K to 136K. And while it is less followed, the household survey was an unmitigated disaster, with 236,000 jobs lost in September.Putting it into perspective, in 2015 job growth...
  • Participation Rate Crashes To October 1977 Level: Americans Not In Labor Force Soar By 579,000

    10/02/2015 6:19:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the September jobs number was an absolute disaster, here is the real punchline: in September, the people not in the labor force soared by a whopping 579,000 to a record 94.6 million, up from the previous record 94.0, even as number of people employed - according to the household survey used to calculate the "5.1%" unemployment rate - tumbled by 236,000 to 148.8 million. And as a result of this latest surge in people who aren't working, nor want to work, the participation rate crashed yet again, and sliding from 62.6% to 62.4%, it was the lowest since October...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More than Forecast

    10/01/2015 9:13:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/01/2015
    The number of new applications for U.S. jobless benefits rose modestly last week and a gauge of the trend in claims fell, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labor market that could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 277,000 for the week ended Sept. 26, the Labor Department said on Thursday. It was the 30th straight week that claims remained below the 300,000 threshold, which is usually associated with a strengthening labor market. The four-week moving average of claims, a closely followed trend measure because it...
  • Wal-Mart to cut hundreds of jobs at headquarters

    10/01/2015 2:12:01 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:17pm EDT | Reuters
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said. Fewer than 500 employees are expected to lose their jobs and an announcement could be made as early as this Friday, according to one of sources, who declined to be named because the move had not been made public.
  • "Black People" Panel Features No Black People

    09/30/2015 1:06:17 PM PDT · by rightistight · 27 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 9/30/15 | Aurelius
    A "multicultural creative career fair" aimed at encouraging the hiring of African Americans featured a panel at their event that had no black people in it. The fair, called "Here are all the black people," is a one-day event that "provides multicultural students, recent graduates, and creative professionals who are interested in exploring careers in advertising and design the opportunity to showcase their talent to top agencies in the industry." A panel during the fair, however, featured precisely no black people, leading to this ironic photo: Another angle of the panel was re-tweeted by The One's twitter account: "Here are...
  • More layoffs hit Bowie coal mine ( Colorado, Utah, and )

    09/30/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resource Partners plans to lay off nearly 100 people at its Bowie #2 Mine near Paonia in the latest setback to coal employment in the North Fork Valley. The company said Tuesday that it anticipates laying off 78 workers and 19 contractors from the mine, where 181 full-time employees and 19 contractors work now. ... it is continuing to evaluate the market for the mine’s coal after losing a contract to sell to the Tennessee Valley Authority a year ago. The loss of that contract caused Bowie to eliminate about 150 jobs at that time. Bowie operates three underground...
  • Chesapeake to cut workforce 15 percent

    09/30/2015 5:27:34 AM PDT · by thackney · 15 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 29, 2015 | Collin Eaton
    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is shedding 740 jobs, about 15 percent of its workforce, as part of an effort to trim costs as low oil prices linger, the company said Tuesday. It may be the Oklahoma oil producer’s first round of mass layoffs since the plunge in crude prices began last year, according to a tally of industry job cuts kept by consultancy Graves & Co. The company says it will have about 4,000 after the cuts. “While this was extremely difficult, we are acting decisively and prudently to enhance the long-term competitiveness and strength of Chesapeake,” CEO Doug Lawler told...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLM’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Alaska fears fallout of Shell's Arctic drilling decision

    09/29/2015 5:27:57 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 28, 2015 | DAN JOLING, Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell's dry hole in the Chukchi Sea may be disappointing to shareholders, but it's potentially devastating to Alaska. The company's decision to end oil exploration in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future means the state must find another source to fill the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline and solve its economic woes, Gov. Bill Walker said.
  • Whole Foods to cut 1,500 jobs, get ‘leaner’

    09/29/2015 5:09:25 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 3:14 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 | Claudia Grisales - American-Statesman Staff
    In a challenging year that has seen it battle declining sales and increased competition, Austin-based Whole Foods Market said Monday that it will cut 1,500 jobs in the next two months. [....] Whole Foods said it is making the cuts “as part of its ongoing commitment to lower prices for its customers and invest in technology upgrades while improving its cost structure,” according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The reduction represents 1.6 percent of the company’s workforce, the filing said. The organic foods giant, which employs 91,000, said it will make the cuts over the...
  • Obama Scolds Iran: Chanting ‘Death to America’ Does Not Create Jobs (UN speech)

    09/28/2015 12:10:53 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 52 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 28, 2015 11:02 am | David Rutz
    President Obama chided Iran for focusing on violent rhetoric rather than doing work to advance its economic interests during his speech Monday before the United Nations General Assembly, saying that “chanting ‘death to America’ does not create jobs or make Iran more secure.” “That path is now available to a nation like Iran, which, as of this moment, continues to deploy violent proxies to advance its interests,” Obama said. “These efforts may appear to give Iran leverage in disputes with neighbors, but they fuel sectarian conflict that endangers the entire region and isolates Iran from the promise of trade and...
  • Obama scolds Iran at the UN: Chanting “death to America” doesn’t create jobs, you know

    09/28/2015 12:17:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | by Allahpundit
    Says Iowahawk, “To be fair, it did create jobs for Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.” Via the Free Beacon, here’s the professor-in-chief doing what he loves to do, lecturing other regimes that he understands their national priorities better than they do. In a way, this reminds me of his infamous bitter-clingers comment during the 2008 campaign: In both cases, he resorted to economics to try to understand cultures that were antagonistic to him (albeit in very different ways). There’s a hint here that “death to America” is less a sincerely held worldivew among Iran’s rulers than a convenient scapegoat used...
  • Oil industry workers seek unemployment benefits

    09/28/2015 5:39:11 AM PDT · by thackney · 22 replies
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | 9/28/2015 | Jessica Holdman
    As Halliburton officials confirmed laying off workers at its Williston offices earlier this month, many in the industry are anticipating more layoffs to come as the price of oil and the state drilling rig count continue to drop. "I think the next four to five months are going to be a struggle," said North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness. From September 2014 to as recently as August, 4,552 individuals working for oil-related companies received unemployment benefit payments, according to North Dakota Job Service data. These include positions related to drilling, extraction and support activities, according to Michael Ziesch, Job...
  • Can Wal-Mart Help Bring Tonka Trucks Back To The U.S.?

    09/27/2015 6:09:40 AM PDT · by bert · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 9 2015 | Joann Muller
    What kid wouldn’t be enthralled by a 12-foot-high, black-and-yellow Tonka truck jacked up over gigantic wheels, armored with steel bumpers, roof racks, side steps and ladders, and mounted with a constellation of blinking LED lights? ---snip It seems to be working: Tonka sales are up 63% since 2011, says Funrise, which licensed the manufacturing and distribution rights from Hasbro HAS +0.39% in 1998. Originally made from steel at a Minnesota factory, Tonka trucks have been imported from Asia for the last couple of decades. But there’s a surprising twist to the story: Now the new Chinese chief executive of Funrise...
  • Rick Santorum accuses Ted Cruz of supporting ‘amnesty’ for illegal immigrants

    09/25/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 248 replies
    washington times ^ | 9/25/2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum vowed Friday to pursue immigration policies that protect American workers, while warning voters that some of his GOP rivals have embraced a much softer approach to the issue. Mr. Santorum, the runner-up in the 2012 Republican nomination battle, urged the crowd that converged on a hotel in Washington, D.C., for the annual Values Voter Summit to recognize that a couple of the speakers before him — Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — have previously supported “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. “You have a lot of people that come up here and talk about how tough...
  • Halliburton plans more layoffs, now targeting management

    09/24/2015 5:26:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 23, 2015 | Rhiannon Meyers
    Oil field services giant Halliburton is planning more cuts to its workforce, including management positions in North America where the crude slump has been particularly brutal, on top of thousands of layoffs already announced this year. In an internal memo from the company that was posted on the website of an Austin-based consultant, Halliburton laid out a plan to “flatten” its North American business by eliminating multiple layers of management — a decision that will undoubtedly affect Houston-area employees where the company is headquartered. Halliburton also said it will pursue additional cuts to its headcount as oil patch activity continues...
  • 20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises

    09/23/2015 7:48:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    GLASSDOOR ^ | 09/22/2015 | Glassdoor Team
    Thinking about a new job? Before you start your job search, you may want to consider a job that’s among those seeing the biggest jumps in total pay over the past year.To help, Glassdoor is here with our newest report on the 20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises, identifying the top 20 jobs where total pay has increased the most over the past year. Salaries for these 20 jobs have grown 3 - 10% over the past year, all above the national average for salary increase (2.2%), according to BLS.As part of this report, we include the total pay...
  • Donald Trump to unveil his tax plan next week

    09/23/2015 7:04:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    CNN via Click2Houston ^ | 09/23/2015 | Tom LoBianco CNN
    Trump promises his plan will be 'great' for middle income residents, businesses WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday he will unveil his tax plan next week, which will call for middle class tax cuts and hikes for hedge fund managers. "(It) will be very long on policy and will be a great plan, with a major reduction in taxes for the middle class," Trump said at a town hall meeting in Columbia, South Carolina, at the University of South Carolina. Trump promised that his plan would be "great" for middle income residents and businesses, but not so...
  • Why Corporate Leaders Push For Immigration

    09/23/2015 1:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Henry Dampier's Website ^ | September 22, 2015 | Henry Dampier
    The obvious reason is just to enhance their bargaining power against their employees. Increasing the supply of potential employees enhances the relative position of labor’s buy-side. It’s cheaper to bribe politicians to open up the borders than it is to raise the prices that they pay to labor. Furthermore, corporate leaders only bear some of the costs of increasing immigration and diversity: the state handles those costs. The gangster sons of immigrant fruit-pickers are the government’s problem — not so much the problem of the agribusiness which lobbied to import them. Much of corporate culture — especially in the era...
  • Obama’s Job Killing Gift to Big Labor - ambushing the economy’s job-creators

    09/21/2015 3:40:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 21, 2015 | Trey Kovacs
    The Obama administration rewarded its union allies last month with a decision that threatens millions of jobs and thousands of businesses, from staffing agencies to cleaning services and auto-repair shops to construction companies. In a case involving Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided to unilaterally redefine the concept of joint employment—when more than one business is responsible for an employee or group of employees—and made it easier to unionize large corporations. This ruling could have a devastating effect on small businesses, job creation, and the U.S. economy.......... Before last week, two businesses were deemed joint employers...
  • When Is The Next GOP Presidential Debate?

    09/17/2015 11:22:24 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    IBT ^ | September 17, 2015 | Jackie Salo
    Economic issues will be the focus of the next televised GOP presidential debate, which will be held Oct. 28 at the University of Colorado in Boulder and broadcast on CNBC. CNBC's debate titled "Your Money, Your Vote: The Presidential Debate on the Economy" will address jobs, taxes, the deficit and the national economy. The network will moderate the debate. "Presidential elections are often won or lost based on core economic positions, understandings and values," said Mark Hoffman, CNBC chairman, in a statement. "Our nation's economy and place in the world, job growth, entrepreneurship and the pursuit of the American dream...
  • GE Cuts Texas Jobs, Sees Better Climate — In France

    09/15/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Today, 2015-09-15 | CIARAN MCEVOY
    Blaming Congress' impasse on the Export-Import Bank, General Electric (NYSE:GE) said that it will move 500 U.S. jobs, some of which are deep in the heart of Texas, overseas to Europe and China in order to avoid losing business to foreign companies. The Lone Star State is one of the losers in GE's announcement Tuesday, as the U.S.-based jobs will be shipped from Texas, South Carolina, New York and Maine to France, Hungary and China. Lawmakers from Texas also have been vocal critics of the Ex-Im Bank.
  • Is This The True State Of The US Labor Market? [BLS vs Company CEOs]

    09/15/2015 1:06:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Despite all the confidence-inspiring propaganda from any and every mainstream talking-head, CEOs are cautious about the U.S. economy’s near-term prospects and are trimming business plans for hiring and capital investment over the next six months. According to The Business Roundtable, the CEO Economic Outlook Index tumbled 7.2 pts, from 81.3 in Q2 to 74.1 in Q3... “The downward trend in CEO plans for investment and hiring continues to reflect reasonable caution regarding near-term prospects for modest U.S. growth,” said Randall Stephenson, chairman of Business Roundtable and chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc. Stephenson noted that business plans could be...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Jobs

    09/15/2015 11:32:53 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-15-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Walker unveils assault on labor - "Walker on Steroids" [DNC spokesman gets it]

    09/14/2015 8:38:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 14, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) is proposing the elimination of federal employee unions as part of broader package of policies aimed at curbing the influence of unions across the country. Walker rocketed to national prominence on the back of his own anti-union policies back in Wisconsin, so he’s looking to elevate that push to the national level as he works to rebound from slipping poll numbers. The plan, released Monday morning, includes shuttering the National Labor Relations Board, a government agency that protects employee’s ability to join unions and rules on unfair labor allegations. Walker plans to call the NLRB a...
  • Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois

    09/14/2015 8:06:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | September 14, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Monday, September 14, 2015 Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois By Michael Lucci / Illinois Policy Institute - The top-producing states of the Midwest’s manufacturing powerhouse are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. But Illinois is the only one of the Great Lakes states where government workers dramatically outnumber manufacturing workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of June 2015, Illinois had only 574,000 factory workers, compared with nearly 750,000 state and local government workers. That means Illinois had only 3 manufacturing workers for every 4 state and local government workers.
  • Construction worker shortage raising costs of new projects

    09/14/2015 6:23:51 AM PDT · by thackney · 61 replies
    Houston Business Journal ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Kent Hoover
    More than 80 percent of construction companies are having a hard time finding qualified workers, according to a survey of 1,386 companies by Associated General Contractors of America. Carpenters, sheet metal installers and concrete workers are in especially short supply, but construction companies also are having difficulty filling salaried positions such as project managers, estimators and engineers. These jobs pay well: The mean average wage for carpenters in the U.S. last year was $45,590; sheet metal installers made an average of $48,700, and cement masons and concrete finishers made made an average of $40,970. Construction managers made an average of...
  • Gov. Walker to Double Down With Attacks on Working People in Las Vegas Speech

    09/12/2015 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    MADISON, Wis. — Sinking in the national polls, the bumbling campaign of onetime frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is preparing to double down with renewed attacks on working people. Career politician Walker’s desperate bid to remain competitive on the backs of the middle class and working people will be unveiled in a Monday speech in Las Vegas Nevada, hometown of anti-union, Walker mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. “Scott Walker has always been willing to do or say anything to try to win an election,” commented One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “It’s no surprise he’s...

    09/12/2015 12:16:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 235 replies
    the rightscoop ^ | September 11, 2015 | By soopermexican
    In this interview with Greta on Fox News, Ben Carson explained why he thought Trump’s “deport em all” policy was unworkable and why a guest worker program makes more sense. Watch below: I’m not sure I agree completely with Ben Carson on that – as far as I’ve heard, the component price of produce having to do with labor is about 10%. So DOUBLING the wages you pay someone would only mean a 10% raise in the price of tomatoes. Would Americans be willing to pick tomatoes if they were paid $15-$20 an hour? I have a feeling they...
  • Another Colorado coal mine to undergo federal environmental review

    09/12/2015 7:46:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Cathy Proctor
    A second northwestern Colorado coal mine will undergo a review of the mine's environmental impact following an agreement reached by the federal government, the mine's owners and WildEarth Guardians.. The agreement between the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper Mining Inc. and WildEarth Guardians was filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Denver. The agreement gives the federal government until the end of April to complete a new review of the mine’s operations. ... Our miners must be allowed to keep working to supply Craig Station with the coal that’s needed to supply the grid...
  • Why have so many men stopped working?

    09/11/2015 6:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/11/2015
    Fifty years ago, nearly every single working-age American man had a job or was looking for one. That's not the case anymore. The labor force participation rate for men ages 25 to 54 stood at nearly 97% in 1965, but now hovers near a record low of 88%. That rate includes those who are working or have looked for a job in the past four weeks. If the participation rate had held steady, more than five million additional men would be in the workforce. Men are dropping out of the labor force in large part because they can't find positions...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Scott Walker Thinks He's 'Some Kind of Tough Guy on His Motorcycle'

    09/10/2015 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies
    ABC ^ | September 10, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    The campaign's kicked into high gear. While stumping in Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton went directly after the state's Gov. Scott Walker, telling the crowd that the Republican presidential candidate thinks he’s “some kind of tough guy on his motorcycle.” “It seems to me, just observing him, that Governor Walker thinks because he busts unions, staves universities, guts public education, demeans women, scapegoats teachers, nurses and firefighters, he is some kind of tough guy on his motorcycle. A real leader,” Clinton said Thursday night at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during her first visit to Walker's home-state as a presidential candidate. "Well that...
  • From This Point Forward, Christians Are Going To Be Banned From Holding Many Jobs In America

    09/10/2015 1:06:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 09/10/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Christianity is being criminalized in the United States. No, I am not talking about the kind of Christianity that is so prevalent in America today where “Christians” just ignore what the Bible says and do whatever they wanted to do in the first place anyway. Rather, I am talking about the kind of faith that Kim Davis has demonstrated. Christians all over this country are being put into positions where they must choose to either submit to the “new morality” or potentially lose their jobs. For Kim Davis, deciding to take a stand meant that she was thrown into prison....
  • At Reagan's alma mater, Walker expected to foreshadow national plan for sweeping labor changes

    09/10/2015 7:43:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal - Madison ^ | September 10, 2015 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    Presidential candidate and Gov. Scott Walker will speak this morning at the alma mater of his political hero, Ronald Reagan, about his Day One Plan for the White House. In a speech this morning at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., Walker also is expected to foreshadow a plan he'll lay out in greater detail Monday, which will outline how he plans to address labor issues nationally.
  • Shocking violence casts shadow over federal Job Corps program

    09/09/2015 9:52:45 PM PDT · by rikkir · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/9/2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – The last minutes of Jose Santos Amaya Guardado’s young life were hell. The 17-year-old was lured into the woods by three of his classmates at the federally funded Homestead Job Corps in Florida. Outside the live-in vocational school, the students pulled out a machete, police say, and began to hack away at him. As he lay in a pool of his own blood, the attackers threw him in a shallow grave and set him on fire, authorities say. Accused ringleader Kaheem Arbelo, 20, allegedly marked the moment by having sex in the woods with student Desiray Strickland, 18....
  • New/Old Thoughts on Welfare

    09/09/2015 4:56:30 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | Sept. 9, 2015 | Larry Huss
    Every now and then the Oregonian, perhaps unwittingly, produces an article that should set Americans thinking about changing the status quo. This past weekend was one of those instances. In the September 6, 2015 edition, Joseph Rose wrote an article recalling the halcyon years of the Works Progress Administration or Works Project Administration (WPA) as it became known as in later years:
  • Three $150k robots replaced 60 welders: how Cox Industries keeps making mowers in Queensland

    09/09/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by thackney · 49 replies
    BRW ^ | 09 September 2015 | Michael Bailey
    Ride-on lawn mower manufacturer Cox Industries might only employ 60 people today from 160 a decade ago, and has suffered three break-even years because it hasn’t rained enough, but co-owner Ken McColl says the Australian economy still can’t afford businesses like his to disappear. “We have 400 separate suppliers, almost all of them local small businesses,” McColl tells BRW from Cox’s 20,000 sqm factory headquarters at Acacia Ridge, Queensland. “From the makers of a specialist washer, to the electricians and plumbers and maintenance people here at the factory. I’m not even counting our bank, insurer or sandwich shop around the...
  • Students' flow to US rises by 32%

    09/09/2015 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington - There has been an astounding 32 per cent increase this year in the number of students flocking to American universities for higher studies. It is the biggest increase from any single country for the year, although in overall terms, China still tops the table in a big way. Figures just released by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) indicate that 149,987 Indian students are currently enrolled in American universities of a total of 1.05 million. Chinese students number 301,532. When it comes to the highly-coveted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stream, it is Indian students...
  • The 20 best cities for job seekers this fall

    09/09/2015 8:43:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2015 | Jacquelyn Smith
    Good news for job seekers: Employers are now the most optimistic they've been about hiring since 2007. Employment services firm ManpowerGroup asked more than 11,000 employers in the 100 largest US metropolitan areas about their hiring plans for the three-month period ending in December and found that employers in all 50 states plan to increase their payrolls during the fourth quarter of 2015. Of the surveyed employers, 21% expect to increase their payrolls and 6% say they’ll decrease their staffing levels. This yields a net increase of 15% that plan to hire — or 18% when seasonally adjusted, which is...
  • Labor and the State: A Lesson in Counter-Productivity

    09/08/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 8, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Like many speakers, as a starting point for anecdotes, or as an establishment of credentials, I sometimes start out my lectures by mentioning how long I’ve been with my current employer, how long I’ve had my license, or how long I’ve been in my industry. Last week, I caught myself as I mentally added up the latter, and realized that I have been in the workforce now for forty-four years. Yes, that IS a long time for a 52-year-old. But it is probably a story worth recounting, particularly when Labor Day rolls around, because as I think back on my...
  • 698,000 Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August: Why This Is The Most Important Jobs Chart

    09/08/2015 8:14:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/08/2015 | Tyler Durden
    After the Fed admitted over a year ago that the US unemployment rate (which in 2012 was supposed to be a rate hike "threshold" once it hit 6.5% and is now at 5.1%) has become irrelevant in a country where a record 94 million people have left the labor force, and with the Fed poised to hike rates even though US hourly wages have not only not increased for the past 7 years, but for the vast majority of the labor force continue to decline, some have asked - is there any labor-related chart that matters any more?The answer:...
  • Energy job cuts approaching 200,000 worldwide

    09/08/2015 6:19:54 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 8, 2015 | Collin Eaton
    The oil bust’s toll on corporate payrolls continues to grow. Job cuts in the petroleum industry reached nearly 196,000 globally last week, according to a Houston energy consultant, after ConocoPhillips said it would cut 10 percent of its workforce and other energy firms announced more layoffs. Nearly half of the oil industry’s reductions over the past year have come from the oil field service industry, firms that provide oil and gas producers with drill bits, well casing, hydraulic fracturing pumps and other technology, says John Graves, president of Graves & Co., who has tracked the layoffs closely. Though most of...