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  • Unemployed Could Get $100,000 From Biden’s Stimulus

    02/28/2021 10:15:32 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 44 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | February 26, 2021 | The Committee to Unleash Prosperity
    Anew piece in the Wall Street Journal by CTUP’s Stephen Moore and Casey Mulligan reports that the “stimulus” bill will reduce employment by between 6 and 8 million jobs because it pays people not to work. The new bill will create one of the largest expansions in government welfare benefits since LBJ launched the failed War on Poverty (poverty won). The bill includes six months of weekly $400 bonus unemployment benefits on top of the normal weekly benefits, a $3,000 per-child tax credit, an expansion of food-stamp and rental-assistance benefits, $2,000 per person checks, and expanded health-care benefits. A family...
  • Big Tech, Koch Network Cheer Biden’s Amnesty to Flood U.S. Labor Market [including work visas]

    02/24/2021 12:51:57 PM PST · by NobleFree · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Feb 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    Big tech’s lobbying arm and the Koch brothers’ network of donor class organizations are cheering on President Joe Biden’s amnesty plan that would pack the United States labor market with more foreign visa workers for business to hire over American graduates and professionals. This week, Biden’s amnesty plan was introduced in Congress by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) as Democrats look to increase foreign competition in the U.S. workforce while more than 17 million Americans are jobless. Among other things, the plan would: Put nearly all illegal aliens in the U.S. on an eight-year path to citizenship Provide $4 billion in...
  • Severe Economic Suffering Is Taking A Very Heavy Toll On Millions Of American Families

    02/14/2021 6:25:38 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 69 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 2/10/21 | Michael Snyder
    hope of ever turning things around no matter how hard you try? Right now, there are millions upon millions of Americans that have been emotionally crushed by this economic downturn, and many of them have completely lost all hope. Those around them may be telling them to “hang in there”, but month after month goes by and nothing ever seems to get better. For a moment, I would like for you to consider a scenario. Imagine that you own a successful small restaurant somewhere in the country. Despite the odds, the restaurant has been successful enough over the years for...
  • H1B visa lottery system to remain until end of 2021

    02/10/2021 10:54:03 AM PST · by NobleFree · 9 replies ^ | 2021-02-08 | Daniel Waldron
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on February 5 that it would delay the effective date of the H1B final rule, announced on January 7, from March 9 to December 31, 2021. In an official statement issued by USCIS, the immigration agency said: “The delay is to give USCIS more time to develop, test, and implement the modifications to the H1B registration system and selection process, and to train staff and perform public outreach as well as give stakeholders time to adjust to the new rule.” Upcoming H1B cap season The delay means that the upcoming H1B cap...
  • Joe Biden: It Will Take Ten Years to Get Full Employment at Current Job Growth Rate

    02/05/2021 9:12:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden sounded a dark note on the future of the economy Friday, after a bleak jobs report came out. The United States economy added 49,000 jobs in December with only 6,000 jobs in the private sector, according to the latest report released Friday morning. “At that rate, it’s going to take ten years to get back to full employment,” Biden said. “That’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact.” The president spoke while meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats in the Oval Office to discuss his $1.9 trillion coronavirus spending plan.
  • U.S. private payrolls rose by 174,000 in January, beating expectations: ADP

    02/03/2021 5:48:21 AM PST · by jdsteel · 7 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/3/21 | Emily McCormick
    U.S. private employers added back far more jobs than expected in January, returning to growth even as the coronavirus pandemic and winter weather exerted pressure on hiring. Private payrolls increased by 174,000 in January, ADP said in its closely watched monthly jobs report on Wednesday. This compared to consensus estimates for a rise of 70,000, according to Bloomberg data. The U.S. economy had shed 74,000 private payrolls in December for its first decline since April, based on ADP’s revised print.
  • May N.Y. Businesses Fire Employees for Using Parler and Gab?

    01/30/2021 5:59:02 PM PST · by tbw2 · 25 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 1/27/2021 | Eugene Volokh
    May N.Y. Businesses Fire Employees for Using Parler and Gab? Colleen Oefelein was fired by the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, and the incident illustrates the vagueness of New York law on this point.
  • Why do so many people with expensive college degrees settle for low-paying jobs?

    01/16/2021 9:17:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Quora ^ | 01/16/2021 | Thomas B Walsh, former Systems Engineer at IBM
    You can’t be serious, Dude. There was a time in the US when you could get a great job if you earned a bachelor’s degree in “anything.” The catch is that JFK was president at the time. Most parents (and their students) are oblivious to how college really works today. In some ways it is hard to blame them. Colleges and universities have a powerful public relations team, pushing the message 24/7 that "college is for all." The team is made up of educators, guidance counselors, financial aid officers, politicians, pop culture, special interest groups--like the College Board, and college...
  • The EEOC Rules That Employers Can Require Employees to Get Wuhan Virus Vaccine in Order to Work

    12/18/2020 8:18:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/18/2020
    I think we all knew this was going to happen.In an update to a webpage titled What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, the EEOC issued guidance to employers that permits them to require proof of Wuhan vaccination by workers and gives them the authority to bar unvaccinated workers from the workplace.This is how CBS reports it:With the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now being administered in the U.S., the federal government is giving employers around the country the green light to require immunization for most workers.In general, companies have...
  • Can your employer require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine to go to work?

    12/03/2020 2:42:57 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 80 replies
    foxbusiness ^ | 12/3/20 | Daniella Genovese
    If you're wondering whether your employer can require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine to return to work, the short answer is yes. But that doesn't mean employers won't face a "legal minefield" if and when they decide to implement a vaccination policy. Although employees can be required to take a test as a precondition of their returning to work, according to trial attorney Misty Marris, "there is no world where there is a COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy that doesn't have exceptions to it." Marris, who deals heavily in employment law, is the co-managing partner of the New York office...
  • The U.S. Economy’s Remarkable Recovery Continues As Biden Plans To Crush It

    11/16/2020 11:41:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, | Tom Copeland
    An astonishing 2.2 million more Americans were working in October than in December, and 1.5 million fewer were unemployed.Good news about the economy continued to pour in during Election Week. Predictably, the nation’s establishment press, obsessed with its self-appointed insistence that Joe Biden is the nation’s president-elect, virtually ignored it.On Nov. 6, the government’s October jobs report revealed that the nation’s unemployment rate dropped a full point to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 percent, while nonfarm payroll employment increased by 638,000. The reported unemployment rate smashed expectations that it would only drop to 7.6 percent, while the employment increase beat expectations...
  • India’s engineers have thrived in Silicon Valley. So has its caste system.

    11/09/2020 10:24:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 29, 2020 | Nitasha Tiku
    Whenever Benjamin Kaila, a database administrator who immigrated from India to the United States in 1999, applies for a job at a U.S. tech company, he prays that there are no other Indians during the in-person interview. That’s because Kaila is a Dalit, or member of the lowest-ranked castes within India’s system of social hierarchy, formerly referred to as “untouchables.” Silicon Valley’s diversity issues are well documented: It’s still dominated by white and Asian men, and Black and Latino workers remain underrepresented. But for years, as debates about meritocracy raged on, the tech industry’s reliance on Indian engineers allowed another...
  • The American Tech Dilemma: Unfilled Jobs, Few Workers, Lack of Confidence in STEM Education

    10/25/2020 4:02:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    MacTech ^ | 10/21/2020
    As companies grow and become more valuable, they’re able to hire and invest in new products and technologies. But they need skilled workers to grow.This is the Tech Dilemma: Too many jobs, not enough workers. Not exactly what you’d expect with the country walking a pandemic tightrope with over 8.4% unemployment (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).For instance, many of the FAANGs, or five of the most prominent American tech companies – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet (formerly known as Google) – are collectively adding employees to handle the influx of demand attributed to eCommerce.Amazon recently announced that...
  • Except For Locked-Down Blue States, America’s Economic Recovery From COVID-19 Is Amazingly Strong

    10/14/2020 9:21:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 14, 2020 | Tom Blumer
    The nation’s corporate media have mostly downplayed or ignored the U.S. economy’s remarkable performance following the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year. The nation’s corporate media have mostly downplayed or ignored the U.S. economy’s remarkable performance following the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year. They have completely ignored how pandemic-related economic restrictions in many states have prevented the ongoing recovery from being even stronger.In just five months, the unemployment rate has fallen by 45 percent from its April peak of 14.7 percent, and the economy has also regained just over half of the 22.2 million jobs lost in March and April. This...
  • 56 Percent Better Off Than Four Years Ago [semi-satire]

    10/11/2020 3:05:37 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2020 | John Semmens
    A Gallup poll of registered voters found that 56 percent of respondents say they are better off than they were before Donald Trump was elected four years ago. Thirty-two percent say they are worse off and 12 percent say they are about the same. The 56 percent was lower than the 61 percent who said they were better off in February of this year, but still higher than the 45 percent recorded in 2012 when Barack Obama was reelected president. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden dismissed these results, calling them “irrelevant. Virtually every poll taken over the last several months...
  • Employee incompetence: Is it just me? [Vanity]

    10/11/2020 9:13:00 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 79 replies
    FR | 10/11/2020 | self
    The past few weeks have exposed me to an abnormal level of incompetence displayed by private businesses' employees. The icing on the cake was when I recently had a flat tire and discovered that my mini-spare was defective, told that the only one - without paying >$150 for a new one - was 45 minutes away at a wrecking yard. I make the drive, only to discover that the spare is BLOWN (they never checked it). To make matters worse, another employee at the nationwide firm 'helped' me to find one with the same bolt pattern off of a different...
  • US election: California’s AB5 employment legislation is Democratic gift to Donald Trump

    09/15/2020 5:00:31 PM PDT · by Aussiebabe · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | 09/16/202 | Robert Gottliebsen
    Just as the ALP franking credits disaster played a huge role in delivering the prime ministership to Scott Morrison in 2018, Donald Trump has a similar weapon to use against Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – the so called “AB5” threat. And while “AB5” is not currently among the frontline Trump campaign issues like law and order, it has the potential to devastate Biden and Harris. AB5 refers to a Californian law championed by Harris. It was designed as a way to get rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to classify all their contract drivers as employees. To do this,...
  • Trump, Biden H-1B work visa positions take shape

    08/29/2020 3:47:38 PM PDT · by Starcitizen · 5 replies
    SearchHRSoftware ^ | 08/28/2020 | Patrick Thibodeau
    The way President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden talk about H-1B work visas is strikingly different -- and so are the Silicon Valley donors supporting their candidacies.
  • Study: Kids Whose Moms Don’t Work Full Time More Likely To Get Into Stanford

    08/26/2020 8:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    'After adjustment for demographic and socioeconomic factors, the group most likely to attend selective colleges were students in male breadwinner-female homemaker families.'Teens whose mothers worked part-time or not outside the home were significantly more likely to be admitted to and attend a highly selective college or university than teens whose mothers worked full time, finds a study out today from the Institute for Family Studies. The study controlled for external factors including family income, parental education, the child’s sex, race, and family composition.“Students are more likely to be accepted by and attend highly competitive colleges when their mothers are at...
  • Democratic vs. Republican occupations

    08/23/2020 8:56:32 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    Verdant Labs ^ | 2016 | Verdant Labs
    Most librarians are Democrats. Most farmers are Republicans. As a group, doctors are in the middle, though pediatricians lean left and urologists right. Below: Ratios of Democrats (blue) vs. Republicans (red). Data source: Campaign contribution data from the FEC.