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  • Pelosi: Record Employment Shows GOP ‘Agenda That Ransacked Economic Security of Hard-Working…’

    12/08/2018 8:02:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2018 | 5:14 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) responded to the November employment report that came out today—which showed that a record 156,795,000 were employed in America—by saying that the report revealed “a callous GOP special interest agenda” that has hurt the “economic security of hard-working families.” The unemployment numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for the third straight month. That is the lowest unemployment rate the United States has seen since 1969, according to BLS. “November’s jobs report shows an economy straining beneath the weight of a callous GOP special interest...
  • Ten Reasons Online Job Applications Are A Waste Of Time

    12/04/2018 2:32:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | Liz Ryan
    No one likes dealing with bureaucracy, but some kinds of bureaucracy are easier to tolerate than others. It's no picnic for a kid to get their learner's permit, take driving lessons, complete a written driving exam and then take a driving test in order to get their license. The good news is that the driver's license system works. When your kid completes the steps, they'll get their driver's license. If only job-hunting were such a simple process! When you complete an online job application, you're guaranteed exactly nothing. You may get an interview and you may not. You may hear...
  • The Ungrateful Nation

    11/21/2018 5:27:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Here are a few facts about America. The unemployment rate among those with a high school education is 3.9 percent. The poorest quintile of Americans have seen their post-tax incomes increase 80 percent since 1979, according to Congressional Budget Office data, and post-tax and transfer income for that quintile has skyrocketed 32 percent since 2000. The upper-middle class in America constituted 13 percent of the population in 1979; as of 2014, it constituted 30 percent. According to Pew Research from 2015, when it comes to standard of living, "The U.S. stands head and shoulders above the rest of the world....
  • Employers are so desperate for workers they're making job offers after a single phone call

    11/17/2018 2:14:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 16, 2018 | Katie Warren
    In a tight job market, some employers are making job offers after a single phone interview, The Wall Street Journal reported. The tactic is one of many ways companies are trying to attract workers amid a nationwide labor shortage. Some employees who were offered jobs after one phone call wondered if it was a red flag or a scam. Up against a tight job market, some employers are making job offers after a single phone interview, The Wall Street Journal reported. This strategy is being seen mainly for seasonal jobs at retail companies such as Macy's and Bath & Body...
  • 156,562,000: Record Employment for 12th Time Under Trump

    11/02/2018 6:44:09 AM PDT · by Freeport · 32 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | November 2, 2018 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The economy is the second most important issue for registered voters as the midterm election nears, a new Gallup Poll says. And there was very good economic news on Friday, as the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics rolled out the October employment report -- the final one before next week's midterm election. The number of employed Americans has never been higher. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the twefth record set under President Donald Trump. In October, the number of employed men age 20 and up -- 80,405,000 -- set the 12th record since Trump took...
  • Trump rides high on employment data, warns voters against economic setback from Democrats

    10/28/2018 3:45:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2018 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    The sizzling economy underpins President Trump’s final blitz for Republicans in the midterms, with dire warnings that the jobs boom and higher wages will slip away if Democrats seize Congress. Mr. Trump enjoys the best first-term economy in three decades with the gross domestic product growing at a 3.5 percent annual rate last quarter, and Mr. Trump wants Republicans rewarded for it at the ballot box. Analysts agree, however, that good times breed complacency among midterm voters and that grievance, such as the burning hatred harbored by Mr. Trump’s opponents on the left, is a stronger motivator for turnout at...
  • Trump’s Deputies Are Ending Obama-Created Outsourcing Program

    10/23/2018 4:55:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s deputies have announced they will soon cancel the work permits which were awarded to 100,000 foreign visitors under a controversial outsourcing program created by President Barack Obama. The planned November announcement of the cancellation will be a boost to millions of U.S. professionals — young and old — who lose opportunities, jobs, and salaries to the many visa-workers imported by companies and investors. Many U.S. graduates have already lost jobs and salaries because the federal government allows U.S. companies to outsource their jobs to a low-wage workforce of roughly 1.5 million imported college-graduates. The foreign workers —...
  • Trump holds National Council for the American Worker meeting — live updates

    09/17/2018 12:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 17, 2018
    President Trump is expected to speak at what the White House is describing as the inaugural meeting of the President's National Council for the American Worker on Monday. The president praised the efforts of first responders after Hurricane Florence lashed out at the East Coast. "Will not rest until that job is done and done perfectly," the president said, according to the White House press pool. "... It's a very dangerous situation. You have collapses. You have slides. Its very scary." The council was formed to develop a national workforce strategy to help students and workers have access to the...
  • Trump Rolls Back Anti-Franchising Regs (More winning)

    09/16/2018 8:59:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Bill McMorris
    Franchise businesses received a significant boost from the Trump administration on Friday as labor regulators began to unravel one of the Obama administration's most controversial employment policies. The National Labor Relations Board is considering a proposal to reinstate the long-standing interpretation of the joint-employer standard, which maintains that parent or umbrella companies are not liable for labor violations committed solely by franchisees or subcontractors. The Obama administration had scrapped the traditional standard in an effort to hold parent companies accountable even if they played no direct role in the workplace violation, giving labor unions a foot in the door for...
  • New York Slimes: We’re Measuring the Economy All Wrong

    09/14/2018 7:58:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | September 14, 2018 | David Leonhardt
    Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the official economic statistics — the ones that fill news stories, television shows and presidential tweets — say that the American economy is fully recovered. The unemployment rate is lower than it was before the financial crisis began. The stock market has soared. The total combined output of the American economy, also known as gross domestic product, has risen 20 percent since Lehman collapsed. The crisis is over. But, of course, it isn’t over. The financial crisis remains the most influential event of the 21st century. It left millions of people —...
  • Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Plunge to New Post-1969 Record

    09/06/2018 7:49:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9-6-18 | John Carney
    Jobless claims fell last week even further to a new post-1969 record of 203,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims for state unemployment benefits since December 6, 1969 when it was 202,000.
  • Recruiting technology may be hurting veteran employment

    09/04/2018 2:56:55 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    techtarget ^ | 9-4-2018 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Recruiting technology could be contributing to a higher unemployment rate for young veterans. A startup run by a former sub commander is attempting to change this. Young veterans have a much higher unemployment rate than their civilian counterparts, and recruiting technology may share some of the blame. The problem is that military skills aren't translating well into civilian skills. Noel Gonzalez, a former submarine commanding officer, is trying to change this. Gonzalez is heading a startup, SkillMil, a recent spinoff by SRI International, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit research institute. SkillMil's recruiting technology can extract military training and certifications from records...
  • Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month

    08/07/2018 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 07, 2018 11:21 AM EDT | Christopher Rugaber
    U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed people for the third straight month, signaling a solid economy. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings barely increased, rising 3,000 to 6.66 million. That’s more than the 6.56 million people who were searching for work in June. It’s also close to April’s figure of 6.8 million, a record high. Overall hiring slipped to 5.65 million from 5.75 million, and the number of people quitting their jobs declined slightly to 3.4 million from nearly 3.5 million in May. The figures...
  • More WINNING: Record number of small biz firms hire in July in Trump economy

    08/06/2018 10:02:55 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/5/18 | USA Features
    Trump Economy: During his 2016 campaign, then-GOP candidate Donald Trump was mocked by Democrats (and some Republicans) for claiming that, under his leadership, Americans would get “tired of winning.” Well, there’s no sign most Americans have reached that point, but there is plenty of evidence that our country and our people are definitely winning under POTUS Trump’s economic leadership.
  • What A Great Time To Be An American

    07/31/2018 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    On Friday the Department of Commerce announced that U.S. GDP had grown at an incredible 4.1% rate during the second quarter, the highest in several years and even more noteworthy given the extraordinarily “hot” state of our economy right now. That growth is mixed with historically low unemployment at 4%, a stock market that has seen the S&P 500 rally over 30% and the NASDAQ over 49.59% at the moment since election day, and immense consumer confidence. In fact, the job market is so hot right now that employers are getting rid of experience requirements, long-maligned older workers are...
  • DOJ, Labor Dept to target employers that 'discriminate' against Americans by hiring foreign workers

    07/31/2018 9:38:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 208 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Labor (DOL) announced an agreement Tuesday to work together in cracking down on companies that "discriminate" against U.S. workers by hiring foreign workers. The DOJ’s Civil Rights Division and the Labor Department will start sharing information on employers, refer issues to the appropriate officials at each department and offer training to each other’s staff under the agreement. Acting Assistant General John Gore said in a statement that the agreement will help the civil rights division’s “ability to identify employers the favor temporary visa holders over U.S. workers who can do the job.” “Employers should...
  • Inside Google's shadow workforce of contract laborers

    07/29/2018 7:14:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Gazette | July 29, 2018 | Bloomberg News
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/nation-and-world/inside-googles-shadow-workforce-of-contract-laborers-20180729
  • Burned-out millennials quitting lucrative jobs to live their best life

    07/30/2018 2:53:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/18 | Doree Lewak
    **SNIP** The traditional concept of employment is the latest thing that the ever-contrarian millennial generation is reinventing. They’re quitting their jobs, without worrying about what they’ll do next. According to a 2018 Millennial Survey by Deloitte, 43 percent of millennials expect to leave their job within two years. The trend is in line with broader shifts. According to the Labor Department, the percentage of workers (of any age) quitting their jobs reached 2.4 percent in May, the highest level in more than 16 years. “Twenty years ago I never would have seen this,” says Cat Graham, a managing partner in...
  • DHS Massively Expands Enforcement Against Illegals’ Employers

    07/25/2018 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24, 2018 | by Neil Munro
    The Department of Homeland Security has dramatically raised worksite enforcement to deter employers from hiring cheap illegal workers. Since October, the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations unit has checked employment records at 6,093 worksites, up from 1,716 in the prior fiscal year from October 2016 to the end of September 2017. The current pace of checks in 2018 is almost a five-fold increase from the prior year and included 100 stores in the 7-Eleven chain and 77 companies in California. The agency has made 675 criminal arrests of managers or supervisors, plus 984 administrative arrests of illegals in the last nine...
  • Trump's next mission: training America's workforce

    07/23/2018 12:02:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2018 | Bernie Marcus, Co-founder of Home Depot
    Who would have thought a few years ago that the biggest problem facing the labor market today would be a lack of workers — not a lack of jobs? As recently as 2012, the unemployment rate was above 8 percent, more than twice its current rate. Since President Trump's election, nearly 4 million new net jobs have been created. The unemployment rate has tied lows unseen since the Vietnam War, when men were being drafted to fight. Black and Latino unemployment rates are at record lows. And for the first time in recorded history, there are more jobs available than...