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  • China’s Rapidly Shrinking Workforce Will Shake Up Its Status as the World Factory

    05/20/2021 8:22:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/20/2021 | GAO ZITAN AND LUO YA
    China’s labor market is undergoing structural changes, with a shrinking labor force and rising labor costs. Young people are reluctant to enter factories, and the international labor market is shifting to Southeast Asia and other places. Some analysts expressed concerns that China’s status as the “world’s factory” may end within a year. According to the seventh national census released by Chinese authorities, China’s prime workforce population is decreasing. People aged 15 to 59, accounting for 63 percent of the total population, decreased by 7 percentage points from a decade ago. While another 18 percent of the total population, people aged...
  • Jeb Bush: America is failing its workforce

    04/09/2021 8:40:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    cnn ^ | 04/08/2021 | Jeb Bush
    America doesn't have a jobs problem. It has a pathways-to-jobs problem. Our economy is producing jobs -- there were 7.4 million open jobs as of February in the midst of a pandemic -- but our education system isn't preparing people to fill those jobs. What's worse, our workforce policies do a poor job of retraining people for the workforce of tomorrow. According to a study by PwC, roughly three out of four working Americans are ready to learn new skills to stay employable, but government-sponsored job training programs have a mixed-to-poor track record.
  • Executive Order on Continuing the President’s National Council for the American Worker and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

    06/26/2020 5:27:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Continuing the President’s National Council for the American Worker.  To continue the President’s National Council for the American Worker established by Executive Order 13845 of July 19, 2018, as amended, that Executive Order is further amended by revising section 10 to read as follows:  “Termination of Council.  The Council shall terminate on September 30, 2021, unless extended by the President.”.Sec. 2.  Continuing the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The American Workforce Policy...
  • Half of Facebook workforce could remote work permanently, with some facing pay cuts

    05/23/2020 9:46:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Yahoo Finance News ^ | 05/23/2020 | Lily Canter
    Facebook (FB) could have half its workforce permanently working from home in the next decade, Mark Zuckerberg announced this week. The tech giant’s boss released a public video on Thursday outlining the company's remote working policy for its 45,000 staff. Zuckerberg said about 50% of employees could be working remotely for good in the next five to 10 years. But he warned this could mean some workers receive lower salaries related to their cost of living. Facebook will start “aggressively” opening up hiring for remote workers, Zuckerberg said and establishing new hubs away from Silicon Valley. “Certainly being able to...
  • Dem plan for minimum wage 'just isn't workable,' says McDonald's ex-CEO

    02/24/2020 7:46:45 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 2/22/2020 | Jack Davis
    A proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer to increase the federal minimum wage to $22 per hour would body-slam the economy, according to a former CEO of one of America's major corporations. Earlier this month, Steyer proposed increasing the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour, to $22 per hour, according to Fox Business. Other major Democratic presidential candidates have lined up behind a $15 minimum wage, according to The Washington Post.
  • Amazon workforce hits 500K

    02/03/2020 10:44:48 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 23 replies
    Fox Business / AP ^ | 1/31/20 | Anonymous / AP
    Need more proof that Amazon is big? It came this week. Amazon's U.S. workforce topped 500,000 for the first time, up 43% from the year before and more than triple what it was five years ago, the company said Friday. It gained 150,000 workers last year, more than the size of Apple's entire workforce. When it reported its quarterly performance Thursday, Amazon revealed that another 150 million people had become members of its Prime service, which offers faster shipping and other perks. On Friday, even while the Dow tumbled 600 points, Amazon shares soared passed $2,000 apiece, doubling in price...
  • Workplace Immigration Inquiries Quadruple Under Trump

    12/06/2019 5:17:47 AM PST · by karpov · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2019 | Michelle Hackman
    WASHINGTON—Investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened about four times the number of workplace investigations in the year ended Sept. 30 compared with the close of the Obama administration, while starting fewer probes into gangs, weapons and financial crimes, according to new figures the agency provided to The Wall Street Journal. ICE’s focus on workplace enforcement—targeting both immigrants working illegally and their employers—has intensified in the past two years. Homeland Security Investigations, the ICE arm that carries out criminal investigations, opened 6,812 new workplace cases in the 2019 fiscal year, up from 1,701 during fiscal 2016. The agency made...
  • Again?: GOP Sen. Mike Lee Keeps Pushing College Job Giveaway to Indians

    10/31/2019 10:16:54 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/ | Neil Monroe
    Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee is expected to try again on Thursday to pass his S.386 bill, which helps India’s graduates grab hundreds of thousands of college level jobs from American graduates. All GOP Senators are expected to stay silent while Lee pushes his bill that rewards roughly 300,000 of India’s contract workers in the United States with a fast track to citizenship. Silicon Valley investors back his bill, which also allows companies to annually pay 60,000 of India’s contract workers — plus 60,000 family members — with government-provided green cards after they take jobs from American graduates. Existing “country...
  • Young people are quitting their jobs in droves. Here's why

    10/10/2019 6:24:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 10, 2019 | Megan Henney
    Young people are spearheading mental health awareness at the workplace. About half of millennials and 75 percent of Gen Zers have quit their jobs for mental health reasons, according to a new study conducted by Mind Shares Partners, SAP and Quatrics. It was published in Harvard Business Review.
  • WeWork to lay off a 'QUARTER of its 12,500 workforce' after company ousts [tr]

    10/04/2019 1:18:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2019 | Keith Griffith
    Coworking startup WeWork plans to lay off up to a quarter of its workforce following the ouster of CEO Adam Neumann, according to a new report. WeWork plans layoffs 'in the thousands', though less than the 3,000 to 5,000 number that had been previously reported, a person familiar with the matter told Business Insider. The company has 12,500 employees, so a cut of 1,000 to 3,000 people would be about 10% to 25% of its staff. Following backlash from investors over a dubious business model, Neumann stepped down last month, and new CEOs Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham put plans...
  • Sen. David Perdue OKs Silicon Valley Takeover of College Graduate Job Market

    09/25/2019 7:36:18 PM PDT · by lone star annie · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Neil Munro
    Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) now supports Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) green card giveaway bill, which will allow investors to reward many more Indian graduates for taking middle-class jobs from American college graduates. Perdue’s decision to end his opposition to the bill clears the way for Lee to rush his bill through the Senate on Thursday. If no other senators object, Lee’s bill will move through the Senate, putting it much closer to becoming law.
  • Dobbs: Disgraceful GOP Sen. Mike Lee pushes job-stealing Green Card bill

    09/23/2019 11:28:53 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 55 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 09.23.19 | Zachary Leeman
    Fox Business host Lou Dobbs has gone after Utah Sen. Mike Lee for supporting a bill that would lift per-country gaps on permanent residency. The bill was ultimately blocked in the Senate. Dobbs described the bill as an “absolute dream” for outsourcers on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” The bill's called the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act. “It would remove green card limits on workers from other countries,” said Dobbs, “but what that means is big countries like India and China principally would overwhelm the H1B visa list, and guess what? They would be taking American jobs at lower pay, historically...
  • GOP Sen. Mike Lee Promises to Pass Green Card Giveaway to Indian Workers by Sept. 27

    09/21/2019 10:06:13 PM PDT · by lone star annie · 156 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Sept.20, 2019 | Neil Munro
    Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee will try again to pass his S.386 bill, which grants green cards to India’s college graduates if they take jobs from American graduates. “I believe it’s ready for prime time,” Mike Lee said in a June 19 statement on the Senate floor, adding: It is ready to become law … I intend to be back next week making yet another attempt to pass this bill into law. And I hope and expect that we will be able to do so. Leon Fresco, a Democrat lawyer working with Lee to pass the bill, also declared the...
  • Joe Biden Aims to Put '720 Million' Women to Work. There's Just One Problem

    09/18/2019 8:20:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/18/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden said his childcare tax credit would put "720 million" women into the workforce. The problem? There were only 327.1 million people in America in 2018, according to the Census Bureau. The bureau's "population clock" estimated the current population at 329.7 million as of Tuesday evening. "If you get a tax break for a racehorse, why in god’s name couldn’t we provide an $8,000 tax credit for everybody who has childcare costs? It would put 720 million women back in the workforce," Biden said at a "Workers 2020" summit put on by the Philadelphia...
  • Whole Foods to cut health-care benefits for 1,900 part-time employees starting next year

    09/13/2019 7:14:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 13, 2019 | Jasmine Wu
    Amazon-owned Whole Foods will be withdrawing medical benefits for hundreds of its part-time workers starting Jan. 1, 2020, the company said Thursday. In the past, employees needed to work at least 20 hours a week to buy into the health-care plan. Now they will need to work at least 30 hours. Less than 2% of its workforce, or 1,900 employees, will no longer be eligible for medical coverage, under the new policy, the company said.
  • House passes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

    07/18/2019 11:48:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 245 replies
    Fox News ^ | Ronn Blitzer | Fox News
    The House of Representatives approved the Raise the Wage Act Thursday, which would boost the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. In a 231-199 vote along party lines, the House passed the legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the current rate of $7.25. In an even more drastic increase, the bill calls for having the same minimum wage for tipped workers, raising it from $2.13 an hour.
  • Labor fight roils Bernie Sanders campaign, as workers demand the $15 hourly pay [tr]

    07/19/2019 6:58:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 18, 2019 | Sean Sullivan
    Unionized campaign organizers working for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential effort are battling with its management, arguing that the compensation and treatment they are receiving does not meet the standards Sanders espouses in his rhetoric, according to internal communications. Campaign field hires have demanded an annual salary they say would be equivalent to a $15-an-hour wage, which Sanders for years has said should be the federal minimum. The organizers and other employees supporting them have invoked the senator’s words and principles in making their case to campaign manager Faiz Shakir, the documents reviewed by The Washington Post show.
  • White men who can’t get jobs say they’re being discriminated against

    05/25/2019 8:04:43 AM PDT · by rintintin · 43 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 2 2019 | Jillian Berman
    Some food for thought on Equal Pay Day, April 2. White men who ask for a raise are 25% more likely to get one than people of color, a recent study concludes. And yet white men believe they face an uphill battle in corporate America in 2018. An engineer who was fired by Google GOOG-0.64% for circulating an anti-diversity memo sued the company in January, alleging that the tech giant discriminates against white, conservative men. He’s likely not alone in that belief. There are other white men working in tech who believe their gender and race are making it difficult...
  • Get ready for Gen Z, employers. First hint: They are not millennials

    05/19/2019 7:47:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    Baltimore Sun via Star Tribune ^ | 5/19/19 | LORRAINE MIRABELLA
    “With Gen Z … we have to show them rather than just talking about it,” said Michelle Jordan, an assistant vice president of HR development and college recruiting. Move over, millennials. The next generation is just starting to make its way into the workforce, and employers are taking note. The first wave of Generation Z, those born after 1996 and more than 60 million strong, will start moving from college to career this year. These newest workers come from the first post-Sept. 11 generation, one that’s grown up with social media and smartphones, watched their parents go through the housing...
  • Millennials Are Demanding Better Job Titles — and Taking Pay Cuts of Up to $10,000 for Them

    05/17/2019 3:17:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Money ^ | May 17, 2019 | Prachi Bhardwaj
    You have to work hard to get your dream job. But your dream job title might just be a pay cut away. According to one hiring expert, more and more job applicants initiate conversations about lowering their starting salaries in favor of getting the job title they want, with no change to their job description and responsibilities.