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  • California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate rises slightly to 8.1%

    04/18/2014 9:14:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/18/2014 | Shan Li
    California's economy added 11,800 net new jobs in March, a meager showing after robust gains the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Although the Golden State gained some jobs, the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 8.1% from 8% a month earlier, according to the data.
  • Video: How removing one regulation created hundreds of jobs in Mississippi

    04/18/2014 6:48:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    So many businesses are just someone’s dream—to make an honest living, to serve the community something it’s missing, to use talents to their greatest potential. Every roadblock the government erects makes those dreams slightly less possible. And, those roadblocks aren’t tripping up the lavishly rich. In this case, an unnecessary regulation in Mississippi was keeping hundreds of working- and middle-class black women from making a living doing something their community wanted to pay them for— hairbraiding. One woman fought for seven years to change that. The result is pretty much the whole reason I believe what I believe.I’ve known this...
  • Fed Can Print Money, But It Can't Print Jobs

    04/17/2014 6:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/17/2014 | Alan Reynolds
    We have all been watching a long mystery with no ending: What the Federal Reserve governors are trying to do, how they intend to do it and why they imagine their efforts will work. The key questions boil down to two: (1) What target should the Fed aim at, and (2) what policy instruments should it use to hit that target? The Fed's only explicit target an unemployment rate of 6.5% was shrewdly discarded as "outdated" as that target grew near. Actually, the idea of focusing on unemployment is outdated, since it presumes that high unemployment guarantees low...
  • Jobless claims inch up, but remain near 7-year low

    04/17/2014 6:29:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/17/2014 | Steve Benen
    Initial unemployment claims improved unexpectedly last week to a level unseen in seven years, and though the new figures from the Labor Department aren’t quite as good, they’re close. The number of people who applied for unemployment-insurance benefits ticked up by 2,000 to 304,000 in the week that ended April 12, a slight increase from the lowest level since 2007, signaling that employers are maintaining a slow pace of layoffs, according to government data released Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected claims to total a seasonally adjusted 315,000 in the latest weekly data. The average of new claims over...
  • Businesses Say They're Having Trouble Finding People Who Will Show Up For Work

    04/16/2014 7:27:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/16/2014 | MATTHEW BOESLER
    Every month, the New York Fed conducts two surveys: the Empire State Manufacturing Survey and its services-sector counterpart, the Business Leaders Survey. And each April it asks respondents of both surveys questions related to the difficulty of finding potential hires with certain skills.This year's pair of April surveys confirmed that, as in previous years, employers are having trouble finding people with advanced computer and interpersonal skills, punctuality, and reliability.Further, businesses in both the manufacturing and services sectors report that it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain skilled workers.Below are the two key tables from the survey. The first shows that...
  • And the Most Desirable Job in the World Is

    04/16/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/16/2014 | Martha C. White
    For a new study ranking the best jobs of 2014, jobs website CareerCast.com did some number-crunching and found — perhaps not surprisingly — that crunching numbers is a pretty good gig.With a median income of $101,360 and a 23% projected job growth rate by 2022, mathematician topped the site’s roundup of the most desirable jobs. CareerCast points to the “exponentially growing popularity of mathematics” in everything from healthcare and technology to sports and politics.“Mathematicians are employed in every sector of the economy… from Wall Street brokerages to energy exploration companies to IT R&D labs to university classrooms,” CareerCast publisher Tony...
  • How Many Jobs Does Fracking Really Create?

    04/15/2014 1:52:51 PM PDT · by thackney · 38 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 14, 2014 | Clare Foran
    Fracking creates jobs. That's the linchpin of the oil and gas industry argument for permitting the controversial drilling practice. And it's become the industry's trump card as the debate ragesamong policymakers and scientistsover whether fracking is safe for the people and environment around it. Getting an exact count of how many people collect paychecks as a result of fracking, however, is more art than science, and in many casesparticularly when it comes time for industry backers and politicians to tout the practicea close look at the numbers shows that some of the largest estimates are based on the most generous...
  • Healthy Texas Economy Causes Surge in Housing Market

    04/15/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | April 15, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Housing markets have remained relatively weak in many areas of the U.S., with two notable exceptions: Washington, D.C. and Texas. Overwhelming evidence suggests that while the federal government, one of the nation's largest employers, is responsible for the ever-increasing housing demand in D.C.--the private marketplace is behind Texas' boom. The Lone Star State's pro-business environment, low taxes and reliable regulation have caused businesses to flock to the state. The result has been a bountiful job market, which draws individuals and families to Texas from around the world--many are eager to purchase homes upon arrival. Fresh statistics released by the federal...
  • People who get food stamps now outnumber women who work full time

    04/15/2014 11:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Here's a statstic that, taken by itself, doesn't really say much. More American are recieving government assistance for food via the SNAP program (formerly known as food stamps) than there are women working full time. CNS: In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). That contrasts with the 44,059,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, according to the Census Bureau’s report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States. For each woman who worked...
  • Missouri Opts For More Jobs In Its Move To Become A Right-To-Work State

    04/14/2014 5:29:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Invetores.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Labor: Missouri's legislature votes this week on whether to become a right-to-work state. More hiring is the goal, and if any state needs a jobs pick-me-up, it's the Show Me State. Missouri lost 24,000 jobs in 2009, 2010 and 2011, even as many surrounding states gained employment. Labor bosses, of course, detest right-to-work laws and brand them as anti-union. Wrong. Right-to-work laws don't prohibit unions; they merely allow workers the choice of whether they want to join a union and pay dues. Many workers select not to join a union because they personally object to the political advocacy of the...
  • How To Get A Job Despite The Economy

    04/14/2014 1:09:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/14/2014 | Charles Hugh-Smith
    An entire new feedback loop ofaccreditationis necessary in the economy we have, andfortunately that feedback is within our individual control.To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, we work in the economy we have, not the economy we might want or wish to have at a later time.And what characterizes the economy we have?It'sbewilderingbecause nothing works like it's supposed to.For example, getting a college degree was supposed to guarantee a good job and an 80% lifetime wage premium over people without college degrees.But in the economy we have, getting a college degree no longer guarantees a good job, or indeed, a job of any...
  • Obama Kills Employment Dead, Buries It, Tamps Down the Earth and Walks Away

    04/13/2014 5:55:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    Macroman wrote: No one detests President Obama more than I, but I must point out two overstatements in this column. 1. "...employment in 2012 is roughly the same as it was back in 2001...Obama has compressed a lost decade into just three years." Labor force participation has been declining since 2000, not just 2008. That seems a partial reversal of the increase that occurred since about 1965. Obama had little to do with any of it. -Polls, Pump, No Friend to Obama Dear Comrade Macroman, Yes, labor force participation rates have been going down since 2000. But to pretend that...
  • Jobless claims tumble to near seven-year low

    04/10/2014 5:41:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/10/2014
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 300,000 for the week ended April 5, the lowest level since May 2007, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the week ended March 29 were revised to show 6,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits falling to...
  • 9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

    According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year. When you break that down, that means that most of these workers are making less than $3,000 a month before taxes. And once you consider how we are being taxed into oblivion, things become even more frightening. Can you pay a mortgage and support a family on just a couple grand a month? Of course not. In the old days, a single income would enable a...
  • Jobs recovery killing entrepreneurial spirit [CNN Fantasy, There is no recovery]

    04/09/2014 5:39:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/9/14
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) As more and more Americans find jobs, it's having a chilling effect on potential new entrepreneurs, according to a new industry report. Last year, 476,000 new businesses were created each month, mostly in the construction and services industries.... That's down 7% from 2012, when 514,000 new businesses were being created monthly....
  • Along North Dakota border, Minnesota businesses worry about minimum-wage increase

    04/09/2014 5:08:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-9-14 | Archie Ingersoll
    MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The minimum-wage boost that Minnesota legislators are expected to pass this week has restaurant and bar owners here wondering how the bill would affect their bottom lines in a border city already faced with tough competition from business-friendly North Dakota. At J.C. Chumley's in Moorhead, co-owner Josh Henstorf worries he would have to reduce employees' hours and raise prices, which may send customers to Fargo in search of a cheaper alternative. "I think it's going to do a lot more harm than good to the business, to the employees, to the end-users," Henstorf said of the wage...
  • This Is What Employment In America Really Looks Like

    04/07/2014 7:01:21 PM PDT · by Errant · 32 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 6 April 2014 | Michael Snyder
    The level of employment in the United States has been declining since the year 2000. There have been moments when things have appeared to have been getting better for a short period of time, and then the decline has resumed. Thanks to the offshoring of millions of jobs, the replacement of millions of workers with technology and the overall weakness of the U.S. economy, the percentage of Americans that are actually working is significantly lower than it was when this century began. And even though things have stabilized at a reduced level over the past few years, it is...
  • Senate Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension

    04/07/2014 3:32:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 7, 2014 | By Humberto Sanchez
    The Senate approved a bipartisan unemployment benefits extension Monday, with six Republicans joining Senate Democrats to clear the measure. The measure passed 59 to 38 with all Democrats in attendance voting for the bill. The five Republicans who helped negotiate the measure joined the Democrats voting in favor of the bill as well as by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid teed up the vote with another screed against the billionaire Koch brothers. Reid on Monday tied his war against the Kochs to the fight to restore emergency unemployment insurance benefits that have been cut off since...
  • I Looked Up The Fastest-Growing Jobs In America, And Boy Was It Depressing

    04/07/2014 12:07:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2014 | Rob Wile
    If you live in certain buildings in New York City, you get to know your doorman. The weekend guy in my building, Gene, knew I was a business reporter, and on Saturday he asked me what his son should study when he starts City College next year. (City College, by the way, remains the primary option and a stellar one for advanced higher ed in New York for the children of what remains of New York's working class.) Anyway, off the top of my head, I was at a loss. I mostly cover energy, an area that obviously...
  • Obama: Students need help to get in-demand jobs

    04/07/2014 10:41:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2014 1:20 PM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the in-demand jobs of the future. The money, which comes from fees that companies pay for visas to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs, is the result of an executive order Obama signed last year to better prepare high school students for college or for careers. Students are working on cooler stuff than when I was in high school, Obama said as he announced the grants before cheering high school...
  • The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    04/06/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/05/2014 | By GLENN HUBBARD
    A big puzzle looms over the U.S. economy: Friday's jobs report tells us that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7% from a peak of 10% at the height of the Great Recession. But at the same time, only 63.2% of Americans 16 or older are participating in the labor force, which, while up a bit in March, is down substantially since 2000. As recently as the late 1990s, the U.S. was a nation in which employment, job creation and labor force participation went hand in hand. That is no longer the case. What's going on? Think of the labor...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY: UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW TEXAS KEEPING AMERICA AFLOAT

    04/06/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, TEXAS--According to new statistics from the Labor Department, 16,000 new people sought U.S. unemployment benefits. This brought the seasonally adjusted figure to 326,000. In addition, the national employment holds at 6.7 percent. Meanwhile in Texas, the job market is booming and companies are expanding at a rapid rate. Texas Governor Rick Perry said the state is home to a thriving job market due to business-friendly policies and a predictable regulatory climate. Perry told Breitbart Texas, "We've been below the national average of unemployment for over 80 months. We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day. So...
  • The Part Time Presidents Part Time Jobs

    04/05/2014 6:48:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | John Ransom
    Hooray, hooray! they said in print. 192,000 jobs were created last month according to the Department of Labors somewhat flawed mathematics that the media is eager to ignore. Because hidden inside that job gain is another disheartening sign for the workforce: the number of workers who could only find part-time jobs rose by 225,000. Leading the field in job creation, not surprisingly, was education and health services with 34,000 jobsthank you Obamacare-- the retail trade with about 22,000 jobsthank you Obamacare-- and temporary workers with 28,500 jobs thank you Obamacare. So the good news is that if youre independently...
  • House Republicans pass bill redefining full-time work to 40 hours

    04/04/2014 7:21:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    House Republicans moved yesterday to correct one of the unintended consequences of ObamaCare, and to challenge Senate Democrats to demonstrate that they want to “fix it rather than nix it.” The definition of full-time work in the Affordable Care Act is 30 hours a week, which provides incentives for employers to limit hours for its employees to less than that — and it’s not just the private sector responding to that incentive. The House passed a new definition of full-time work that raises the threshold to 40 hours a week, and eighteen House Democrats voted for passage: Eighteen House Democrats...
  • House passes bill redefining full-time workers under Obamacare; Maffei and Hanna split on issue

    04/04/2014 2:05:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Mark Weiner
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted along party lines today to pass a bill that would modify the Affordable Care Act to define full-time employees as those who work at least 40 hours per week, rather than the 30-hour threshold under the existing law. The House passed the Save American Workers Act, 248 to 179, with only 18 Democrats joining a unanimous block of 230 Republicans in support of the legislation. Central New York Reps. Dan Maffei, D-Syracuse, and Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, stuck with their party's leadership on today's vote. Both have occasionally split with their party on other...
  • BLS jobs data will be heavy on the BS

    04/04/2014 8:01:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | John Crudele
    Its time for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to own up to the fact that the nations unemployment statistics have been compromised. Fridays jobs report should come with a big asterisk detailing all the investigations the BLS knows about. Maybe the BLS thinks it cant afford to be that honest. But I say it cant afford not to be if it wants to maintain the long-term integrity of all its statistics. Ive been telling you for months about the investigations being conducted by the Inspector General at the Census Bureau concerning the falsification of unemployment and inflation data. Probes...
  • US Employers Added 192,000 Jobs in March; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.7 Percent

    04/04/2014 5:37:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/4/14
    US employers added 192,000 jobs in March; unemployment rate unchanged at 6.7 percent.
  • 9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

    04/03/2014 2:55:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/03/2014 | Michael Snyder
    According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year. When you break that down, that means that most of these workers are making less than $3,000 a month before taxes. And once you consider how we are being taxed into oblivion, things become even more frightening. Can you pay a mortgage and support a family on just a couple grand a month? Of course not. In the old days, a single income would enable a...
  • The Most Popular Job In Every State

    04/03/2014 12:08:21 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    BI ^ | 4-3-2014 | Andy Kiersz
    The Most Popular Job In Every State Andy KierszApr. 2, 2014, 4:59 PM   Some jobs are disproportionately concentrated in certain states. Fashion designers flock to New York, Texas has an outsize share of petroleum engineers, and Floridians are much more likely to be motorboat operators than are other Americans. We made a map that shows the most over-represented job in each state, using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' recently released May 2013 "Occupational Employment Statistics." Each state has far more of these jobs per capita than the nation as a whole. We'll discuss the methodology later. First check...
  • The Tech Industrys Immigration Lies: Is there really a shortage of high-skill American workers?

    04/03/2014 9:15:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/03/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    One of the primary narratives associated with comprehensive immigration reform has nothing to do with the millions of low-skill workers that would be granted an opportunity to compete against Americans for jobs. As a letter sent to the president and Congressional leaders signed by more than 100 chief executives of major tech companies and trade associations indicates, there is a shortage of highly-skilled American labor that drives reform as well. Yet as The Atlantic’s Michael S. Teitelbaum reveals, that narrative is a lie.“A compelling body of research is now available, from many leading academic researchers and from respected research organizations...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More than Expected by 16,000

    04/03/2014 6:46:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/03/2014
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the week ended March 22 were revised to show 1,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits rising to 317,000 in the week ended March 29. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying...
  • ADP employment report estimates 191,000 jobs added in March

    04/02/2014 7:38:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the slowdown in the fourth quarter of 2013 impact hiring in the first quarter of 2014? The first two jobs reports of the year certainly support that conclusion, but the latest ADP estimate of job creation suggests that the job freeze may have thawed — a bit. ADP estimates that the private sector added 191,000 jobs to the US economy in March: Private sector employment increased by 191,000 jobs from February to March according to the March ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by...
  • GOP gets O-Care angst (Establishment Republican strategists: Stop criticizing Obamacare so much)

    04/02/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/02/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Anxious Senate Republicans are worried party leaders are focusing too much this election year on ObamaCare and not enough on jobs and the economy. The concern among GOP centrists comes as President Obama and congressional Democrats are crowing about a surge in late enrollments and claiming the political winds are shifting around the Affordable Care Act. A growing rift in the GOP was exposed when a group of Senate Republicans recently struck a bipartisan deal to extend unemployment benefits. Neither Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) nor Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) embraced the agreement. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who spearheaded...
  • Nearly Half Of Us Couldn't Live A Month On Our Savings

    04/01/2014 9:01:03 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    BI ^ | 4-1-2014 | Trae Bodge
    Nearly Half Of Us Couldn't Live A Month On Our Savings Trae Bodge , RetailMeNot's The Real Deal Apr. 1, 2014, 5:56 PM April is Financial Literacy Month (and dreaded tax time), so lets talk about your financial know-how. Are you financially prepared if you need to stop working for a few months due to a layoff or illness? Do you know how much money you have lying around? What about your kids? Are you setting them on a path to financial health? RetailMeNot recently polled more than 1,000 Americans and found that overall consumers are doing pretty well on...
  • The College Education Scam

    04/01/2014 8:32:34 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 21 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    For the last few decades, students have been fed a whopping lie. This falsehood is that you'll need a college education to succeed in the marketplace and have a successful job or career. To that end, enrollment has skyrocketed, and along with that surge has been the increase of price of going to college. To pay for college, students take out student loans and go massively into debt. The sad fact is that after graduation, they find themselves with a normally worthless degree and tens of thousands in the hole. They've fallen prey to the college education scam. From 1985...
  • Study: States with higher minimum wages had higher unemployment

    04/01/2014 3:02:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/01/2014 | Breanna Deutsch
    >A new study by the free-market American Action Forum found that states with minimum wages higher than the federal minimum suffer from higher unemployment. Researchers looked at labor data from both the nineteen states that as of 2013 had enforced minimum wages above $7.25 per hour and the thirty-one states that had minimum wages equal to $7.25.Overall, they found that just a $1 increase in the minimum wage was “associated with a 1.48 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate,” and a “0.18 percentage point decrease in the net job growth rate.”A higher minimum wage thus led to the unemployment...
  • Obamanomics in Action: 260,000 College Graduates in Minimum Wage Jobs

    04/01/2014 9:09:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Gateway ^ | March 31, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The number of minimum wage workers with college degrees is still more than double what it was during the Bush years. ... If you thought paying tens of thousands of dollars for a college education guaranteed a high-paying job, think again. Obamanomics in action 260,000 college graduates are stuck in minimum wage jobs.
  • Tri touts solution to boost economy more immigrant labor.

    03/31/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT · by Tamyra Murray · 6 replies
    WatchDog Wire ^ | March 31, 2014 | Tamyra Murray
    On March 18, an immigration forum, Free Market Approaches to Immigration Reform, was held in Lansing. The three speakers Helen Krieble, Alex Nowrasteh, and Bing Goei embraced an open borders mindset and the debunked notion that immigrants are two times more entrepreneurial than Americans. The forum not only pushed Republican Gov. Rick Snyders plan to import more foreign workers (which would lower the wages of American workers), it seemed to be part of a national effort to promote comprehensive immigration reform (vs. immigration enforcement) on a state-by-state basis. Helen Krieble, founder of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation and amnesty...
  • The Employment And Economic Consequences Of Fracking Bans

    03/31/2014 5:29:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | IBD editorial
    Energy Development: The enviro-left sees fracking the same way a medieval villager regarded witches. But what if there were no fracking? How would its opponents explain the loss of jobs and economic growth? Fracking is a black cat crossing the Democrats' path, and they have succeeded in having it banned in a variety of places across the country. In Colorado, one county and five cities have blocked the process. So what if it were banned throughout the entire state?
  • Cover Your Eyes for the Final Obamafication of America

    03/31/2014 5:13:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2014 | John Ransom
    Oh, the irony. There it was just above Democrat Illinois Gov. Quinns editorial pleading to make the states temporary income tax hike a permanent income tax hike, as if we could see that one coming. You might remember that Illinois kind of went the other way a few years ago, hiking taxes on personal income 66 percent as a way of trying to get out of the de facto bankruptcy that politicians like Illinois Senator Barack Obama (Present!) had given the state. Politicians and unions had combined in plan to grift taxpayers in a union pension scheme that was...
  • Hundreds of Jobs Lost as Store Chain Closes Due to ObamaCare and Minimum Wage Hike

    03/30/2014 12:13:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    By the time ObamaCare and the minimum wage get done wiping out jobs, everyone will need that basic guaranteed income that libs love talking about. Citing Obamacare and an increase in the state’s minimum wage, the owner of Waterford-based Yankee One Dollar is closing down shop on all 23 remaining locations.Its owner Keith Flike blamed the Affordable Care Act and the increase in the state’s minimum wage for the decision to shut down. Each store has six to 10 employees, he told the Post Star. Those are just more employees who have been liberated from job lock to explore their...
  • Socialism and Electric Cars:

    03/30/2014 5:46:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Beatrice17 wrote: First of all, the USPS is NOT a government organization, but a private business. (sigh). Second, the USPS does NOT photograph every piece of mail. (sigh) It does run it thru multiple scanners. One is a bio scanner - developed since the "white powder" scare - that can locate poisons, etc. Another is a zip code scanner, to electronically put zip codes on the mail so that it can be electronically sorted. This saves time and money... except when your Grammy writes so illegibly that her letter has to be kicked out and a real live human has...
  • Mary Landrieu Uses Her Political Power Against Louisianans

    03/28/2014 7:55:45 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 3 replies
    Rob Maness for US Senate ^ | 3/28/2014 | Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.)
    Madisonville, LA - Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), the conservative candidate running against Mary Landrieu for the United States Senate, today blasted Sen. Mary Landrieu's support of anti-energy bureaucrat Rhea Suh for a high profile position in the Obama Administration, saying it is conclusive proof that Mary Landrieu will use her new leadership role to destroy jobs and advance Obama's agenda and his favorite Washington bureaucrats, killing jobs and reducing opportunities for people to provide for themselves and their families. "Rhea Suh is being promoted by the most anti-energy Administration we've ever had specifically because she has been instrumental in...
  • MilitaryConnection.com -Jobs Sources, Military Loans, Career Guidance For the Military Vet

    03/28/2014 4:37:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    MilitaryConnection.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Staff
    army navy air force marines coastguard dod guard veteransgibill jobs Home Resources Military Buzz Military Spouses Directory of Employers Job Fairs Virtual Mall Charity Connection Advertising Blog GI Bill FAQs Featured Jobs Register here for SAT/ACT/LSAT Tests jobs loans schools scholarships virtual jobs register CAREERS FOR MILITARY VETERANS, VETERAN SCHOOLS, NEW GI BILL RESOURCES AND MILITARY LOANS Government jobs, up-to-date information on military schools, federal jobs, as well as military loans and detailed information on military pay charts. Our online directories of resources and information feature vital information on military education and benefits including the GI Bill, employment opportunities, the...
  • America's Retail Job Growth Illusion: More Workers, Fewer Hours

    03/27/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    IBD ^ | 03/27/2014 | Jed Graham
    The rank-and-file retail workforce has never been through an employment drought like the kind seen in the past two years, outside of a recession or its immediate aftermath. While retail-industry woes are a regular news staple, the sector's addition of 308,000 nonmanagerial jobs from December 2011 to December 2013 before severe winter weather began skewing economic data has provided the appearance of a recovery in payrolls. Yet that increase was offset by a slide in the average workweek to 30 hours from 30.7 hours. In fact, total hours clocked by nonsupervisors didn't budge in that two-year span, Bureau...
  • US economy expanded in fourth quarter; jobless claims tumble

    03/27/2014 6:34:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/27/2014 | Justin Solomon | CNBC
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and touched its lowest level in nearly four months, suggesting the labor market was strengthening. A separate report showed U.S. economic growth was a bit faster than previously estimated in the fourth quarter, displaying underlying strength that could bolster views that the slowdown in activity early in the year would be temporary. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest level since November, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the week ended March 15 were revised to...
  • Obama's populist pitch fizzles - "2014 might not be the year for Democrats"

    03/26/2014 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    President Obamas populist economic pitch is fizzling. The White House hoped to hammer Republicans this year on an array of pocketbook issues centered on hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, an effort meant to appeal to independents and rally Democrats to the polls. Three months in, Obamas approval ratings are flailing in the low 40s, and Senate Democrats havent even been able to unify their 55 members on a minimum wage bill. Thats made it tougher to contrast the positions of Democrats with Republicans in an election year that is shaping up to be about the healthcare law...
  • Stateside Tricare Service Centers Closing April 1 link can't be posted see body

    03/25/2014 1:09:04 PM PDT · by GailA · 10 replies
    Military.com ^ | na | NA
    http://m.military.com/daily-news/2014/01/14/stateside-tricare-service-centers-closing-april-1.htm All stateside Tricare in-person service centers will be closing April 1, Tricare officials recently confirmed.
  • When long-term unemployment becomes self-perpetuating (No, they are NOT lazy)

    03/25/2014 10:15:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | Catherine Rampell
    Say it with me: The long-term unemployed are not lazy. Nor are they coddled, hammocked or enjoying a coordinated, taxpayer-funded vacation. They are, however, extremely unlucky and getting unluckier by the day. Take Renardo Gomez of Fitchburg, Mass. In three years, Gomez ricocheted from a stable hospital job of 20 years that paid $34,000 annually to a sudden layoff to a series of low-paying, short-term gigs interspersed with longer and longer spells of unemployment. He expects an eviction notice soon. I keep putting in 110 percent and getting 10 percent back, he says. A new Brookings Institution study that...
  • Obama's Overtime Gambit

    03/23/2014 12:14:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    If you take an economics course, you may learn about the different events that can cause an increase in workers' pay. The demand for the product a worker makes may rise, causing the demand for workers to go up. The supply of workers may decline, causing employers to bid up wages to keep the ones they have. But there's one event the textbooks don't cover: The president of the United States gives you a raise. Many workers will get news to the effect that he has done just that. But it's not as simple as it sounds. Barack Obama thinks...