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  • 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...
  • California gains just 800 jobs in June; unemployment remains at record low

    07/20/2018 11:41:29 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 14 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | JUL 20, 2018 | ANDREW KHOURI
    California’s economic engine paused in June, as employers added a meager 800 new jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at a record low of 4.2%, according to data released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department. The June numbers represent a pullback from May, when the Golden State added 7,200 jobs. And the gains in May were much smaller than April, when employers boosted payrolls by nearly 26,000.
  • Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted

    07/20/2018 6:19:00 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 20 replies
    <p>The new talking point by the left since job numbers are so good is that many workers are working two or more jobs. Actually it is only 5.2 percent. An improved job market affects the part time market too and more part time jobs are available for those who want more income and are willing to work.</p>
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing Apprenticeship Programs with U.S. Companies for...

    07/19/2018 5:36:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/19/18 | Melanie Arter
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday establishing a workforce initiative to establish apprenticeships with U.S. companies and on-the-job training for American workers. “I will be signing an executive order to establish the National Council for the American Worker. That's a first. This Council will be made up of top officials across the government. We're also establishing an outside advisory board of industry leaders and experts, which we will announce in the coming weeks, very shortly. A lot of people want to be on that board very badly. I have some great people going on that board,” he said....
  • Jobless claims fall to the lowest level since 1969

    07/19/2018 6:59:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2018 | Joseph Lawler
    New claims for unemployment benefits fell 8,000 to 207,000 in the second week of July, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning, the lowest such number since 1969. Forecasters had expected new jobless claims to edge up to around 220,000. Instead, fewer people sought unemployment insurance than anytime in 48 years. Thursday's benchmark is especially impressive given that the labor force is twice as large as it was in late 1969. Then, the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, Richard Nixon was president, and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" was the top song in the country. Low claims are...
  • More Ocasio-Cortez: Low Unemployment Rate Is Because More People Have Two Jobs, You Know

    07/18/2018 5:46:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 17, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Jazz earlier described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a gift to the GOP, but perhaps more accurately, she’s a gift that keeps on giving. So too for that matter is her appearance with Margaret Hoover on PBS’ Firing Line this weekend. Not only did she fumble an answer on the “Palestinian occupation,” Ocasio-Cortez managed to err completely on a basic economic question — despite her supposed expertise in the subject:
  • The Facts on Employment: Data Show that people are starting to come back to work.

    07/11/2018 7:37:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/10/2018 | By LAWRENCE B. LINDSEY
    Recently, the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker,” Meg Kelly, awarded Ivanka Trump two Pinocchios for saying that people were returning to the work force. The Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman took on the Post’s fact checker for pointing out that what was really being checked were opinions, not facts, and the only fact they commented on, they acknowledged to be true.But it is possible to be even more definitive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports employment rates for different demographic cohorts. The data prove that Trump is correct.Consider first her statement. “I think one of the tremendous opportunities that we’re...
  • Automakers And Other Manufacturers May Need To Give White-Collar Perks To Fill Blue-Collar Jobs

    07/10/2018 2:14:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 10, 2018 | Oliver Wyman, Michelle Hill and Joe Berish
    Manufacturing executives in the United States and other developed economies – whether involved in the production of automobiles, aircraft, trucks, or combines – agree: The single biggest threat to their operations over the next decade is a shortage of labor. The reason behind the gap relates to demographics; an oversized generation – baby boomers – is starting to retire, and not enough of the next three generations are interested in taking their place. Most people think this deficit is concentrated in skilled labor categories, and there’s no doubt that finding candidates with the right training for certain jobs is part...