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  • Caution: Men (Not) At Work

    08/30/2016 3:41:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 25 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 29, 2016 | Editorial
    Jobs: While the Fed and government policymakers fret over "full employment," ... ...t we are in the midst of a full-blown unemployment crisis — one that remains, in his words, "hidden." This Friday, a new jobs report will come out. If the Wall Street consensus is correct, it will show the unemployment rate continuing to hover... ...a new book... ...nearly one out of six working-age men have no job and are no longer looking for one. A release for his book calls this "a hidden time bomb with far-reaching economic, social and political consequences." With 10 million fewer male workers...
  • DOJ: Firing Migrant Workers With Expired Employment Forms Is Discrimination

    08/28/2016 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Mariana Barillas dug this up at The Washington Examiner. Apparently, it’s discriminatory to fire migrant workers with expired papers. Moreover, Barillas added that the Department of Justice feels that to ask migrant workers for more work authorization forms could constitute a violation of a provision within the Immigration and Nationality Act that says employers cannot give excessive demands: The Justice Department released a video this week encouraging companies not to terminate immigrants after their employment authorization expires, and indicated that doing so is a form of discrimination. […]The video then tells viewers that the federal government has extended employment authorization...
  • Peter Navarro: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Got A Proven Record In Destroying Jobs’

    08/27/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Peter Navarro
    Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro told Fox Business News’ Sandra Smith on Thursday that millions of jobs have been lost due to Hillary Clinton’s bad trade deals. Peter Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine. With a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, this distinguished macroeconomist has written extensively on Asia as well as lived and worked there. He is is the author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World (Prometheus, 11/2015). He has published ten previous books,...
  • The scourge of Indian IT Recruiters

    08/26/2016 6:09:28 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 169 replies
    8/26/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    For about a decade and a half, I have heard horror stories of Indian IT outsourcing. I have not seen the horror stories become realized -- for the most part, the crap you get out of Indian offshore IT is, well, crap. It is not crap because of their skill, in some cases. I have found that while 65% of Indian IT 'professionals' overstate their skill, the remaining 35% can do the job. The issue is the cultural differences. In the case of most Indians, some 90%, they will do EXACTLY as you ask. And that is their downfall. Americans...
  • The Comeback of Middle Wage Jobs

    08/26/2016 3:43:31 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 41 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | August 26, 2016 | Robert Samuelson
    One of the economy's bright spots is the job market - and it may be even brighter than it seems. Not only are there more jobs (1.3 million so far in 2016), but they may be better-paying, according to a new analysis by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Fed economists report that middle-wage workers - earning roughly $30,000 to $60,000 - represent the fastest growing segment of the labor market. By contrast, earlier in the recovery, low-wage and high-wage jobs dominated employment increases. The labor market was supposedly becoming economically "polarized," just as society was...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Here's Why Wages Have Stagnated--and Will Continue to Stagnate

    08/15/2016 11:18:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 14 August 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The only way to reverse declines in labor participation and stagnation in wages and demand is to make it easier to start enterprises and hire people. The reason why mainstream economists don't understand these developments is they don't: 1. Consider the systemic impact of energy and EROEI (energy returned on energy invested). 2. Consider the systemic impact of fast-rising private and public debt. 3. Consider the systemic impact of rising inflation resulting from state-cartel capitalism; the only possible output of state-cartel capitalism is a higher cost structure for' the entire economy. 4. Consider that consumption is exhausted because everyone already...
  • TYLER DURDEN : Milwaukee Blacks Attack Whites Because "The Rich People Are Not Trying To Give Us No

    08/14/2016 10:38:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 4:30 PM | BY TYLER DURDEN
    According to the government's official data, the number of unemployed black Americans is at its lowest since 2007 seemingly confirming President Obama's narrative that "everything is awesome." So, we wondered, if everything's awesome and everyone's got a job, why are black Americans rioting in Milwaukee? Here is the answer in one chart and one short sentence from a Milwaukee protester... Jobs are not fungible... Since President Obama was elected, black Americans may have seen their joblessness decline - but since President Obama was elected, income inequality for black Americans has soared... The solution is simple - as this young black...
  • ICYMI: Clinton’s Newest Empty Jobs Promise

    08/14/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by euram · 32 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | August 14 2016 | Trump Campaign
    Please read the following excerpts from “Why would anyone believe Hillary’s promise of 10 million jobs?” by The New York Post’s Editorial Board, 8/14/16 Hillary Clinton was scheduled to lay out her economic plans Thursday but instead spent much of her time bashing Donald Trump — and offering little of anything new. No wonder: She has so little to offer, at least when it comes to jobs. Clinton did repeat her claim Thursday that her economic plan would create 10.4 million jobs by 2026. She has said 640,000 of these will be in New York. Ha! New Yorkers are still...
  • This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless.

    08/13/2016 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 11,2016 | By Colby Itkowitz
    Republican Mayor Richard Berry was driving around Albuquerque last year when he saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.” Throughout his administration, as part of a push to connect the homeless population to services, Berry had taken to driving through the city to talk to panhandlers about their lives. His city’s poorest residents told him they didn’t want to be on the streets begging for money, but they didn’t know where else to go. Seeing that sign gave Berry an idea. Instead of asking them, many of whom feel dispirited,...
  • Merkel to urge chiefs of big companies to hire refugees, Bild reports

    08/13/2016 10:03:52 AM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2016 | unk
    More than one million migrants flooded into Germany last year, and the government wants to get as many as possible into the job market, which would reduce their dependence on the state and compensate for labour shortages as the workforce ages. Merkel will push reluctant German companies to offer more traineeships and position to refugees, Bild reported. Large companies have been criticized for doing little to help integrate the refugees into the thriving job market. Companies say most of the new arrivals lack the German language skills and the education required for a job.
  • As senator, Clinton promised 200,000 jobs in Upstate New York. Her efforts fell flat.

    08/07/2016 8:18:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Wshington Post after vetting by DNC ^ | Aug 7,2016 | Wshington Post after vetting by DNC
    In her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton has made job creation a centerpiece of her platform, casting herself as a pragmatist who would inspire “the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.’’ Her argument that she would put more Americans to work has focused on her time in the Senate, when she took on the mission of creating jobs in chronically depressed Upstate New York. As her husband, former president Bill Clinton, put it recently, she became the region’s “de facto economic development officer.” But nearly eight years after Clinton’s Senate exit, there is little evidence that her...
  • Raising The Minimum Wage In Seattle Had Utterly Predictable Results–But Liberals Probably Don't Care

    07/31/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Matt Vespa
    Raise the minimum wage in Seattle they said. It will help workers they said. Well, the city did increase the minimum wage from the previous rate of $9.47 to $15, which is to be phased in by 2018. It’s now at $11, and lo and behold it has hurt workers. A study found that workers would’ve already seen an increase in wages without the hike because of the increased economic activity and more would’ve been employed. Instead, hours were cut, fewer people worked, and all of this was [predictable]: The average hourly wage for workers affected by the increase jumped...
  • Clinton to white, working-class voters: I'll 'fight' for you

    07/30/2016 2:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    USA Today | July 30, 2016 | Heidi M. Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/30/hillary-clinton-bus-tour-kaine-pennsylvania-midwest/87801650/
  • Finding workers a critical need in the county. (An article about lack of qualified workers)

    07/08/2016 6:21:06 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 52 replies
    Casey County News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Larry Rowell
    Factories such as Tarter Industries are having problems meeting current production needs because of a critical shortage of workers. And, expansion plans for 2017 may have to be put on hold if workers cannot be found, said Travis Cox, vice president and general manager for Tarter Industries. “Lack of workers is now my No. 1 inhibiting growth factor, bar none,” said Cox. “My last shortage report shows we are about 75-80 people under full budget head count. That’s just trying to keep up, not growing and expanding.” Cox said TI is aggressively searching within two counties on each side of...
  • Right to work law In Michigan works

    07/07/2016 7:38:08 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    The right to work law enacted in 2012 is bringing back jobs as well as hope to the people of Michigan. Michigan is among the worst states to live in the country. Granted the upsurge in jobs is thanks to the fact that so many people have fled the state's high poverty and crime as well as the new low taxes and the removal of union power. It was because of the unions both the private and public sector ones that Michigan suffers as it does now. The unions bankrupted the auto industry forcing them to either shut down or...
  • Boston Globe Accidentally Reports That Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs

    07/06/2016 5:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 6, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    Many Americans are campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage. Even more Americans are struggling just to find jobs at any wage.Yup -- those two news items are related.While trying to present a case for the Massachusetts state legislature to approve a program that provides summer jobs to teens at non-profits and government agencies, an editorial at the Boston Globe accidentally explained why artificially imposed minimum wages kill job opportunities.I don’t think the Globe even realized it, either: The program provides money for YouthWorks, which pays the wages of 4,400 low-income teens in eligible cities who work for nonprofits...
  • Over 60K IT Jobs In India Could Go In Next Five Years: Report

    07/06/2016 12:43:00 AM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    NDTV ^ | 5 July 2016 | NDTV
    India's $150 billion IT industry is one of the biggest employment generators, accounting for around 3.5 million white collared jobs in the country. However, the IT industry is experiencing tectonic shifts amid rising competition and increasing trend of automation. A report from US research firm HfS Research says that automation has put to risk 6.4 lakh low-skilled jobs - or nearly one in five jobs - in India's IT and BPO sector in next five years. At biggest risks are more routine or repetitive tasks in the IT sector. Automation is already making its presence felt in the Indian IT...
  • Women Vote Trump SuperPAC Viral Video Destroys Warren/Clinton Team Hours After Joint Event

    06/27/2016 8:54:12 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 28 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-27-16 | Wayne Dupree
    OMG! This is not only hilarious, it's awesome! Some of the smartest marketers are right among us. The Women Vote Trump SuperPAC is on it's way after creating this one. If all the other ones are like this in the future, Trump will have a formidable ally in this group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXfhGBRonRM How many of you laughed after watching this? How many times did you watch it? Don’t forget to follow the Wayne Dupree Show on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also listen to replays of the Wayne Dupree Show via Spreaker and iHeartRadio.
  • The Missing Men

    06/27/2016 7:03:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 27, 2016 | Derek Thompson
    Millions of men in the prime of their lives are missing from the labor force. Could a big U.S. housing construction project bring them back? Something is rotten in the U.S. economy. Poor men without a college degree are disappearing from the labor force. The share of prime-age men (ages 25-54) who are neither working nor looking for work has doubled since the 1970s. The U.S.’s labor participation rate for this group of men is lower than every country in the OECD except for Israel (an outlier, because of the high number of non-working Orthodox Jewish men) and Italy (an...
  • The Amount Of Stuff Being Bought, Sold And Shipped Around The U.S. Hits The Lowest Level In 6 Years

    06/24/2016 2:39:40 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    TEC ^ | 6-23-20165 | Michael Snyder
    Michael Snyder June 23rd, 2016 When less stuff is being bought, sold and shipped around the country with each passing month, how in the world can the U.S. economy be in “good shape”? Unlike official government statistics which are often based largely on projections, assumptions and numbers seemingly made up out of thin air, the Cass Freight index is based on real transactions conducted by real shipping companies. And what the Cass Freight Index is telling us about the state of the U.S. economy in 2016 lines up perfectly with all of the other statistics that are clearly indicating that...
  • Why You Should Discount Obama's Retail Hiring Boom [DOUBLE THE JOBS BECAUSE EVERYONE'S PART TIME!]

    06/23/2016 6:30:51 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/20/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Economists have been puzzled all year over how retail employment has surged despite the fact that Wal-Mart (WMT), Macy's (M), Kohl's (KSS) and other major players were closing stores and laying off thousands of workers. The retail hiring boom has been happening even as customers have accelerated their shift to nonstore retailers like Amazon (AMZN). Meanwhile, Home Depot... ...stopped opening new stores... ...the bottom of this mystery is... ...Shorter workweeks and more part-time workers... ...wage gains have accelerated to more than 6% from a year ago, even as the average workweek has shrunk -- to a record-short 27.8 hours for...
  • President’s Economic Adviser Says Income Comparison Misleading [semi-satire]

    06/19/2016 8:25:33 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Data showing that the average man with a full time job makes less today than he did in 1973 was discounted as “an unfair and misleading statistic” by the Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman this week. “First of all, the premise that a full time job is desirable is debatable,” Furman maintained. “In 1973 many were forced to work because of the inadequacy of the social safety net. Today, many in a similar situation have been liberated from this tiresome fate by a more generous package of government benefits that enables them to work part...
  • Opinion: Have businesses really run out of people to hire?

    06/17/2016 4:08:44 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 111 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 17, 2016 | Caroline Baum
    Throughout the seven-year old U.S. expansion, as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak of 10% in 2009 to a low of 4.7% last month, policy makers have been focused on the slack in the labor market. Yes, slack.... ...surprise to read this week that the problem facing companies is a shortage of workers, both highly skilled and entry-level. Why not offer them a higher wage?... ...the Roaring ‘90s? That’s what a tight labor market looks like: signing bonuses; offers of free cars, even for mid-level managers; and a sufficiently attractive wage to entice some criminals... ...plenty of business owners...
  • LinkedIn Job Postings Plunge, “by far the Worst Month since January 2009”

    06/13/2016 5:13:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | June 8, 2016 | Wolf Richter
    s the job market for professionals unraveling? The jobs data in the US has recently taken a nasty spill. Last week it was an ugly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It could bounce off next month, and the current data could be revised higher, but we’re not seeing the signs of this sort of hiring momentum. Instead, we’re confronted with a sharp and ongoing deterioration of a leading indicator of the labor market: temporary jobs. They rise and fall months ahead of the overall number of jobs. The sector peaked in December 2015 at 2.94 million. It...
  • Average Man With Full-Time Job in U.S. Earned Less in 2014 than 1973

    06/13/2016 11:33:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 13 Jun 2016 | Caroline May
    The average man with a full-time job in 2014 earned less than the average man in 1973 ... shedding additional light on the perceived economic stagnation and frustration among middle-income Americans in recent years. ... the median earnings of a man working full-time in 1973 was $53,294 — measured in 2014 dollars — while the median income for a man working full-time in 2014 was $50,383. “This one fact, tucked in Table A-4 of the Census Bureau’s annual report on income, is both a symptom of an economy that isn’t delivering for many ordinary Americans and at least one reason...
  • Goldman Crushes Democrat's Dreams: Shows Obamacare Has Cost "A Few Hundred Thousand Jobs"

    06/09/2016 4:35:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 8, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    We suspect Lloyd Blankfein will be receiving a call from The White House (or Treasury) very soon as Goldman Sachs' economists did the unthinkable in the age of political correctness - while investigating the state of under-employment in America, the smartest people in the room found that ObamaCare has led to a rise in involuntary part-time employment, estimating that "a few hundred thousand workers" have been forced to cut hours and has "created disincentives for full-time employment."Goldman's Jan Hatzius explains that they find mixed evidence to support the theory that the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has...
  • Malkin: North Carolina Subsidizes American Worker Sabotage

    06/07/2016 9:10:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 7, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Why does North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory hate American workers? McCrory’s GOP administration is a serial offender when it comes to using tax dollars to lure Indian offshore outsourcing firms to the U.S. Deon Roberts at the Charlotte Observer reported this weekend on the state’s subsidies for companies that use or specialize in H-1B visa workers. Roberts mentioned New Jersey-based Spectra Group, which received “a $2.9 million grant to create 250 jobs in Charlotte” and then applied for 10 H-1Bs, and top outsourcing firm HCL Technologies, which snagged $19 million in state grants in 2014 and then filed initial H-1B...
  • For young Americans, living with their parents is now the norm

    05/24/2016 7:46:47 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    CBS MONEYWATCH copied on Truth Revolt blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | By AIMEE PICCHI
    In Obama's America, a third of all young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are broke, single, and living with their parents. The Pew Research Center released its new study showing that Millennials are tipping the scales for the first time in modern history. From CBS Money Watch: About 32.1 percent of Americans between 18 to 34 years old lived in their parents' homes in 2014, edging out the 31.6 percent who were married or living with a partner in their own household, the analysis of Census data found. The remaining 36 percent either live alone, are single...
  • Is there going to be any Republican response to Obama's stupid overtime rules?

    05/18/2016 2:48:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    5/18/16 | sff
    So I wake up today hearing this HORSE CRAP rule regarding overtime....a move that is SO BEYOND the scope of a federal government it makes me want to scream. I have been largely absent from news today--is there ANY response on this at all?! I know Valerie told her little man to make this effective AFTER the election....but certainly this overreach can be fought in other ways. Any hope at all out there?
  • Obama spending millions to find summer jobs — for refugees

    05/18/2016 6:34:17 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    theamericanmirror. ^ | May 17 2016 | VICTOR SKINNER
    The Obama administration wants to make sure Utica, New York’s young refugees aren’t without a job, so he’s spending millions to make sure it doesn’t happen. “Access to a job in the summer and beyond can make all the difference to a young person – especially those who don’t have access to many resources and opportunities,” President Obama said of his new Summer Opportunity Project. The project spends a total of $21 million on a variety of programs in 11 communities nationwide with the focus of helping young people find summer work, and permanent part-time jobs, the White House and...
  • Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

    05/17/2016 8:17:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 May 2016 | Jackie Calmes
    A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: About half of them left. That story still circulates within the business community of this historic port city. But the problem has gotten worse. All over the country, employers say they see a disturbing downside of tighter labor markets as they try to rebuild from the worst recession since the Depression: They are struggling to find workers who can...
  • Small Businesses Have Big Job Openings, But Can’t Fill Them

    05/12/2016 4:21:04 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 77 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/10/2016 | ED CARSON
    Small-business owners were more upbeat in April, with job openings matching a cycle high, but finding qualified applicants remains a major problem, according to the National Federation of Independent Business on Tuesday. NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index rose 1 point last month to 93.6. This ends a three-month slide to a two-year low in March. The gauge remains below historically normal levels. A net 11% of smaller firms plan to add staff, up from March’s 9%,... ...46% of small businesses said they had few or no qualified applications... ,,,24% of NFIB respondents said in April that they planned to increase...
  • There's something wrong with the US labor market

    05/10/2016 1:10:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/10/2016 | Myles Udland
    Something isn't clicking in the US labor market. On Tuesday, the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — or JOLTS — report showed there were 5.757 million jobs available in the US in March, a near record. Additionally, the number of unemployed persons in the US per job open is down to pre-recession levels at about 1.5 workers per job. In 2010, for example, this number was closer to five unemployed workers per job opening. And while the abundance of jobs is often interpreted as a sign of strength in the labor market, there's a persistent and growing gap...
  • President Obama Still Hasn’t Closed The Yawning Jobs Gap

    05/09/2016 5:12:21 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | May 6, 2016 | Editorial
    Employment: April’s job growth was below expectations, which after seven years of missed targets shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But doesn’t slow and steady win the race? The short answer is, no. Any way you look at it, April’s report was mediocre. At 160,000 new jobs, April’s number came in well below expectations — which ranged up to 240,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics revised its job growth number down by 19,000... ...the number of people employed dropped by 316,000 last month, while 562,000 dropped out of the labor force. As a result, the labor-force participation rate dropped...
  • The Next Employment Crisis Is Here: Job Cuts At U.S. Companies Jump 35 Percent In April

    05/08/2016 5:32:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/08/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Should we be alarmed that the number of job cuts announced by large U.S. companies was 35 percent higher in April than it was in March? This is definitely a case where the trend is not our friend. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, U.S. firms announced 65,141 job cuts during April, which represented a massive 35 percent increase over the previous month. And so far this year overall, job cut announcements are running 24 percent higher than for the exact same period in 2015. Meanwhile, on Thursday we learned that initial claims for unemployment benefits shot up dramatically...
  • This one number foretold Donald Trump’s Rise

    05/05/2016 3:16:39 PM PDT · by LS · 46 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/5/2016 | Rick Newman
    Pundits and prognosticators are in a rare mea culpa moment, acknowledging how badly they misjudged Donald Trump as a presidential candidate and apologizing for being so narrow-minded. But they didn’t need to travel to dozens of campaign events or poll hundreds of Iowans to understand Trump’s appeal. All they had to do was understand one single number: $55,191. That was median household income, adjusted for inflation, in June 2015, the month Trump declared he was running for the Republican presidential nomination. That number is neither good nor bad on its own, but when you compare it with a second number,...
  • A Parting Shot to the Company Commissar

    05/06/2016 8:58:54 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 62 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6 May 2016 | Me
    So here is the situation. About a year ago, I was convinced I would lose my job due to a confrontation with the company HR manager (a/k/a "The Commissar") over doing something non-PC which he made into a BFD. But today, I am still here and he is retiring next week. We are even having a "We're Glad You are Leaving Party." So there is a card we are all being asked to sign with a short message (preferably 6 words or less). I am trying to keep it classy even though a lot of my co-workers are not. I...
  • Foreign-Born Employment in U.S. Dips Slightly from Record, Still At 25,460,000 (or 1/5 of US Jobs)

    05/06/2016 8:07:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 May 16 | Caroline May
    The number of foreign-born people employed in the United States dipped slightly last month compared to the record high set in March, but remained above 25 million mark, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS reports that 25,460,000 foreign-born people had a job in the U.S. during the month of April, a decrease of 281,000 compared to the month of March when a record 25,741,000 foreign-born people were employed in the U.S. The BLS does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants, defining the foreign-born as: Those residing in the United States who were...
  • MyVisaJobs.com Get your H1B Visa here

    04/30/2016 2:57:13 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 14 replies
    MyVisaJobs.com ^ | 4-3--16 | MyVisaJobs.com
    Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsors 2016 Salary is the average salary of all proffered salary on LCA or Form 9035. Sometimes the visa sponsors (employers) does not enter a specific salary, but a salary range. The number of LCA includes renewed, transferred and cap-exempt LCA. Department of Labor(DOL) typically certifies more than 3 times the number of foreign work requests than the number of H-1B visas issued by USCIS.
  • IRS changing policy on employment-related ID theft

    04/26/2016 3:21:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    The Internal Revenue Service will start notifying victims of employment-related identity theft in a shift of policy that comes after criticism from Congress. "We’re still working out the details of the policy change to advise people of possible misuse of their Social Security number, and we will have more details to share in the near future," the IRS said in a statement. During a Senate Finance Committee hearing earlier this month, Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), expressed concerns about the fact that the IRS doesn't inform victims when illegal immigrants use their Social Security numbers to obtain employment and then file...
  • Blind Hiring, While Well Meaning, May Create Unintended Consequences

    04/12/2016 11:44:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    A growing number of companies are experimenting with blind hiring. It's a process that seeks to eliminate bias by hiding a job candidate's identity.
  • Highlights of the Obama Regime

    04/11/2016 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/11/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    I was bored the other day. In my boredom I made the choice to watch Obama’s latest televised offering of lies and deceit as sent to us by the supine media. The lies reminded me of the sanguine presentations which invariably accompanied the “5 year plans” of the old Communist regime. That is, everything is sweetness and light; we have “turned the corner” to a better life. But then, numbers don’t lie and no matter what our Messiah-in-chief says, the people on the ground and in the streets know that he is lying. Obama spent the better part of this...
  • How White Castle Will Adjust to a $15 Minimum Wage in New York

    04/11/2016 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/11/2016 | by MARK ANTONIO WRIGHT
    ‘This is something that’s become a bumper sticker,” Jamie Richardson tells me. “But it hasn’t really been thought through. There is a better way to get people out of poverty than hiking the minimum wage.” Richardson is a vice president at White Castle, the chain of famously white-painted and turreted burger joints specializing in slider-style hamburgers in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic. (Let me pause for a moment: If you’ve somehow made it through life without visiting this family-owned American treasure, stop reading this article, make like Harold and Kumar, and get yourself to the Castle . . . I’ll...
  • Guess which states lost retail jobs while hiring overall increased?

    04/09/2016 6:52:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | April 9,2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The first one is probably fairly obvious to any of you who follow this site regularly. North Dakota has seen a drastic cut in energy production jobs due to sustained low oil prices and it’s dragging down every other sector with it. But the other two may not be as intuitive. It’s probably no coincidence that Connecticut and Massachusetts, the first two states to approve hikes in their statewide minimum wage to north of $10 an hour, now stand out because of retail-employment contractions. Massachusetts has lost 2,200 retail jobs since employment in the sector peaked last July, seasonally adjusted...
  • Long-Term Unemployed Still Recovering from Recession

    04/06/2016 4:23:08 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    economics21 ^ | 04/04/2016 | Preston Cooper
    Friday’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at long last, contained some good news. The labor force participation rate, long a laggard of the economic recovery, finally cracked 63 percent. The labor force participation rate, the share of people either working or seeking employment, was 66 percent before the recession, and bottomed out at 62 percent last year. As the labor market gets tighter, wage growth has started to pick up as well. While the unemployment rate did tick up by a tenth of a percentage point, that is likely good news if it means more people have...
  • Millennials are being dot.conned by cult-like tech companies

    04/04/2016 3:24:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    Tech startups love millennials. Tasty, tasty millennials who get underpaid, overworked, churned up and turned into nourishment for venture capitalists. Millennials are the Soylent Green of the tech world. As each batch gets mashed up, there’s a long line of new hires eager to be made into the next meal for the execs and their billionaire backers, as tech survivor Dan Lyons shows in a scathingly funny new book, “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” (Hachette Books). Lyons became a strange kind of celebrity a decade ago when he began posting nutty but funny insights as “Fake Steve Jobs.”...
  • Cruz Plan: VATs Help Trade but Invite Corruption [aw!m vanity]

    04/04/2016 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 15 replies
    Cruz addresses a major reason for our trade deficit. However ... If something confuses people? It invites corruption. A handy rule of thumb in government. Are VATs confusing? Very. ~~~ Even explaining a VAT* is tough because there are many different kinds. Some alleged VATs aren't even VATs according to many. But I'll break it down into two categories: 1. A good VAT. 2. A bad VAT. ~~~ A Good VAT Senator Cruz proposes 'turning the tables' on Europe and other nations which are sneaking money back to corporations which give them jobs. In the nutshell, a good 'VAT' is...
  • Men in the U.S. Illegally Are More Likely to Work Than Men Born Here, For Less

    03/28/2016 7:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2016 | Jeffrey Sparshott
    Men in the U.S. illegally are more likely to work than their native-born counterparts, and they’re willing to take jobs pretty much regardless of how much or little they get paid, new research from Harvard University finds. The study fleshes out the behavior of undocumented workers—a group that by its nature can be difficult to analyze. The challenge of studying the roughly 11.3 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. leaves policy makers guessing on the implications for a wide range of proposals—from offering such workers a path to citizenship to kicking them out of the country. To help fill in...
  • Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

    03/25/2016 9:22:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 25, 2016 12:18 PM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. […] Wyoming had 3 percent fewer jobs last month than it did in December 2007, when the recession began, the Labor Department said Friday. That is the biggest percentage decline among the states. Alabama's job total trails its pre-recession level by 2.7 percent, followed by New Mexico, where job totals are 2.6 percent lower. Some larger states are also still behind. New Jersey has nearly 1 percent...