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  • Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many

    11/25/2016 11:33:34 AM PST · by dirtboy · 127 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Miriam Jordan, Santiago Pérez
    n Dallas, the King of Texas Roofing Co. says it has turned down $20 million worth of projects in the past two years because it doesn’t have enough workers. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Joe Hargrave is expanding his successful Tacolicious chain of restaurants, but says he is building smaller ones due to “a massive shortage of restaurant workers.” And in Florida, Steve Johnson, who harvests oranges for the citrus industry, says, “Right now, if I had 80 guys, I could put every one of them to work.” As hiring accelerates and the labor market tightens thanks to a...
  • Trump Enacts Five-Year Lobbying Ban for Administration Officials

    11/17/2016 6:30:23 AM PST · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | Jason Devaney
    People serving in President-elect Donald Trump's administration will be banned from working as lobbyists for five years, Trump's transition team said Wednesday. "It goes back to Mr. Trump's goal of making sure people aren't using government to enrich themselves," said Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee's chief strategist and a member of Trump's transition team. Spicer made the announcement on a media call, according to The Hill. The website reported everyone appointed to Trump's administration will sign a contract that said they are not currently working as a lobbyist and will not do so within five years of leaving the...
  • How Trump will tell millions of Americans ‘You’re hired’

    11/13/2016 8:46:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    When Donald Trump said last week that he will double the American growth rate, his skeptics scoffed. The left doesn’t think 4 percent growth is possible because they never came close to that target under Obama. But there’s no law of nature or economics that says America is doomed to anemic growth rates. We believe with the right policy fixes that fast growth is not just possible, but probable. In the 1980s the Reagan agenda had quarterly growth rates of 6, 7 and even 8 percent. One month recorded 1 million new jobs. Now that’s a recovery. And Trump is...
  • Craigslist Protest Ads From Around The Country Offering To Pay People

    11/13/2016 6:28:16 AM PST · by gaggs · 33 replies
    Here is more proof that George Soros and the DNC are paying these useful idiots to cause anarchy in our cities across the nation. Craigslist Ads from Las Vagas, New York and Philadelphia offering money to Stop Trump!
  • What's the Website for Administration Jobs?

    11/12/2016 10:34:15 AM PST · by far sider · 12 replies
    What is the website for jobs in the Trump Administration? I heard it this morning. It's .gov address.
  • Any Freepers To Recommend For The New Trump Administration?

    11/11/2016 9:24:05 AM PST · by Hostage · 34 replies
    Vanity ^ | November 11, 2016 | Hostage
    President Trump stated on the campaign trail that he is not going to hire those with the perfumed 'elite' resumes. He is going to hire those that are in tune with the American people, from the people, and one of the people. I think there are plenty of Freepers to recommend. LIST THEM HERE!
  • Help Wanted: 4,000 Presidential Appointees

    11/11/2016 7:55:09 AM PST · by EBH · 56 replies
    November 06, 2016 • Making News More than 4,000 political appointees, many of whom hold important leadership and policymaking positions, will be heading out the door next year with the change in administrations. Finding qualified people to fill these jobs is an enormous undertaking, but it is critically important to making the federal government work effectively for the American public. There are four basic types of appointments: •Presidential Appointments with Senate Confirmation (PAS): There are 1,212 senior leaders, including the Cabinet secretaries and their deputies, the heads of most independent agencies and ambassadors, who must be confirmed by the Senate....
  • Taco Bell to add 100,000 U.S. jobs by 2022 (racis'?)

    11/04/2016 9:11:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 11/4/2016 | Tonya Garcia
    Taco Bell, the Yum Brands Inc. YUM, -0.02% Mexican fast-food chain, said Friday that it plans to add 100,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2022 and grow to 9,000 locations nationwide.
  • Michigan’s Looming Dentist Shortage

    09/12/2016 10:19:31 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/8/2016 | Michael Van Beek
    Michigan appears to be about average in access to dental care. There are about 7,700 dentists in the state and over 10,000 dental hygienists. In 2011, there were 6.2 dentists per 10,000 people, exactly the national average. But there is a concerning trend: Michigan’s dentist population skews older than average and the state may be facing a dentist shortage in the near future. Results from a 2011 survey of Michigan dentists reveals the problem. At that time, 37 percent of dentists were between 55 and 64 and another 15 percent were over 65. This means that over half the dentists...
  • The U.S. Navy Is Short on Submarine Hunters

    08/24/2016 6:58:43 AM PDT · by Lower Deck · 45 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 8/24/16 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy will need to develop an organic carrier-based fixed-wing anti-submarine warfare capability to counter the resurgent threat from enemy submarines. The Navy simply does not have enough attack submarines, cruisers, destroyers or helicopters to adequately protect the its deployed forces from subsurface threats because its ASW capability has atrophied since the end of the Cold War. “It’s a growing threat that will almost certainly influence the relevance of the carrier,” said retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix, director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. “The Navy will need a...
  • Mexico's New Auto Plants Unable To Find Enough Labor... As Detroit Still Suffers ...

    08/16/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/15/2016 | Tyler Durden
    North American auto OEMs and their tier 2 suppliers have been in a race to move auto production across borders to low-cost countries (LCCs) for the past couple of decades as soaring wages, pension and OPEB obligations made production in the U.S. all but impossible. Supporters of minimum wage hikes could learn from the efforts of the United Auto Workers Union which did a masterful job negotiating off-market wage and benefits packages which ultimately only served to provide their members with permanent job losses. Of course, the groundwork for the shift of auto production to Mexico was laid with the...
  • 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,...
  • Since 2014 The US Has Added Half A Million Waiters & Bartenders

    08/05/2016 4:20:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5AUG16 | Tyler Durden
    Since 2014 The US Has Added Half A Million Waiters & Bartenders And No Manufacturing Workers: Here's Why by Tyler Durden Aug 5, 2016 12:43 PM 0 SHARES As part of our monthly tradition showing the gaping disparity in the quality of the US labor market, we present the breakdown between the lowest paid jobs available, those for workers in "food services and drinking places", also known as waiters and bartenders, and compare them to the number of workers in the traditionally best paid sector, manufacturing. Here is the bottom line: as the chart below shows, there have been half...
  • Dallas Police Job Applications Skyrocket Since Shootings

    07/22/2016 7:39:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/22
    The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians. A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings
  • WIKILEAKS ... DNC's Christina Freundlich proposes fake offensive Trump job ad on Craiglist

    07/22/2016 12:06:56 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 22 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | May 18, 2016 | Christina Freundlich - DNC
  • How Amazon's growth causes retailers to close stores

    05/08/2016 7:03:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/08/2016 | by Suzette Parmley,
    vAmazon giveth, and Amazon taketh. The giant internet retailer said on April 27 that it will create 2,000 full-time jobs by opening two more fulfillment centers in New Jersey. One will be a 600,000-square-foot facility in Florence, Burlington County, generating 500 new jobs. The other will be an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, Middlesex County, that will generate about 1,500 jobs. Together, the two facilities will bring Amazon's total physical footprint in the Garden State to 2.5 million square feet of space, if you count three existing centers. The irony is that Amazon made the announcement the day after a...
  • Pilot shortage hits US regional airlines

    03/06/2016 7:56:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 March 2016 | Luc Olinga
    Mid-sized and regional airlines in the US are suffering from a pilot shortage that could threaten the health of the broader US aviation industry. The labor shortfall has led to canceled flights at carriers like Mesa Airlines and Silver Airways. That has hit smaller airports, such as in Redding, California, or Erie, Pennsylvania, according to figures from the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). The staffing crunch could also constrain traffic for larger companies like United Airlines and Delta Air Lines that depend on the mid-sized companies to serve rural consumers and feed customers into their networks. "It's becoming a...
  • Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    11/17/2015 6:44:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/17/2015 | By Isabel Sawhill
    Employment rates among prime-age workers, especially men, have declined sharply over the last few decades. The Great Recession made matters worse. Recent declines in the unemployment rate have enticed some back into the active labor force but the long-term picture is still discouraging. When we compare the U.S. to other advanced countries, working-age adults are simply not working as much as adults in most European nations. What's going on here? As my colleague Gary Burtless notes, three developments have probably played a role. First, real wages have fallen by 28 percent for high-school educated men since 1980, making work much...
  • America has the most job openings in 15 years

    06/09/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 55 replies
    cnn money ^ | 6-9-2015
    American businesses have a lot of "we're hiring" signs up. There were 5.4 million job openings in the U.S. in April -- the highest number of openings in 15 years. It is a record high since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking monthly job openings in December 2000. The surge in job openings this spring was even better than expected, according Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group. It's another sign that the economy appears to be rebounding and the winter slowdown was just a blip. Who's hiring? Over the past year, health care, business services and...
  • The Great Worker Shortage

    04/01/2015 6:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/01/2015 | Steve Moore
    The great conundrum of the U.S. economy today is that we have record numbers of working age people out of the labor ‎force at the same time we have businesses desperately trying to find workers. As an example, the American Transportation Research Institute estimates there are 30,000 – 35,000 trucker jobs that could be filled tomorrow if workers would take these jobs–a shortage that could rise to 240,000 by 2022. While the jobs market overall remains weak, demand is high for in certain sectors. For skilled and reliable mechanics, welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, computer technicians, and nurses, jobs are plentiful;...
  • Marie Harf: We Can't Win War on ISIS by Killing Them, We Have to Find Them Jobs

    02/17/2015 2:42:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there's more outrageous, just embarrassing stuff out there. I can't really believe it. I feel like I'm still watching the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show with this next one. Have you heard about Marie Harf at the State Department and what she said? She was on MSNBC last night, and we have a ban on all audio from MSNBC. She was on with Chris Matthews. Even Matthews... He was doing everything he could to agree with her and support her, but even he thought he was listening to a lunatic. Marie Harf said, "We cannot win the...
  • Wordpress Help Wanted

    06/05/2014 2:00:34 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 30 replies
    Huckfillary ^ | June 4, 2014 | huckfillary
    I started a WordPress Blog a few months ago and basically don't know what I'm doing. I can write, but am IT-challenged. Since I began the blog, I have not had one, repeat one, response. My stats indicate that I am getting "hits," but not one person has commented on my essays. I know I'm not Charles Krauthammer but I can't believe I have not had a single response. I can't help but think my settings or something need adjusted. Please advise. Thank you.
  • Desperate for work, college grads become nannies

    05/04/2014 4:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 3, 2014 | Samantha Melamed
    Parents have more options as overeducated young people turn to baby-sitting. Ashley Newhall of Philadelphia has a law degree and a master's in agricultural law, and she passed the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These days, she's working with some extremely demanding and exacting clients. Most of them are less than 3 years old. Newhall's primary income source for the past few years has been baby-sitting. Parents, said Newhall, are "blown away. They're like, 'Oh my gosh! You're the most overeducated nanny I've ever had.' " But jobs are scarce, and all that education came with six-figure debt for...
  • Boeing hiring in South Carolina as it raises 787 production

    01/22/2014 5:24:34 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 1/22/2014
    Boeing Co is hiring contract workers at its factory in South Carolina as it boosts output of the 787 Dreamliner and seeks to avoid manufacturing issues linked to the production increase, according to people familiar with the situation. Boeing confirmed on Wednesday that it is hiring at the facility but declined to provide details. The company was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that said the aircraft maker is adding about 300 contract mechanics and inspectors at its North Charleston facility. The Journal said the contractors were needed in part to avoid production issues with 787 body sections made...
  • The Superreal Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired

    11/12/2013 6:30:50 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    Demos ^ | 11-11-2013 | Matt Bruenig
    (snip) But no. The real reason? Young graduates don't have soft skills. A few years ago, they had a bunch of soft skills, but not anymore. White explains: Overwhelmingly, [employers] want candidates who are team players, problem solvers and can plan, organize and prioritize their work. Technical and computer-related know-how placed much further down the list. Jobs are going unfilled as a result, which hurts companies and employees. The annual global Talent Shortage Survey from ManpowerGroup finds that nearly 1 in 5 employers worldwide can’t fill positions because they can’t find people with soft skills. Specifically, companies say candidates are...
  • Wal-Mart Returning To Full-Time Workers-Obamacare Not Such A Job Killer After All?

    10/02/2013 12:23:13 PM PDT · by GilGil · 80 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/25/2013 | Rick Ungar
    Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest employer, announced Monday that 35,000 part-time employees will soon be moved to full-time status, entitling them to the full healthcare benefits that were scheduled to be denied them as a result of Wal-Mart’s efforts to avoid the requirements of Obamacare.
  • Bob Funk: Where the Jobs Are—and How to Get One (From the man who matches companies with workers)

    09/21/2013 9:56:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/21/2013 | Stephen Moore
    Here's something you don't often see in Washington: a businessman trying to repeal a law that helps his company. That's Bob Funk's latest mission in life. He's the president and founder of Express Employment Services, the fifth-largest employment agency in America, with annual sales of $2.5 billion and more than 600 franchises across the country. This year he will place nearly half a million workers in jobs. "ObamaCare has been an absolute boon for my business," he says as we sit in his new office headquarters near downtown Oklahoma City. "I'm making a lot of money thanks to that law....
  • States Where It Is Hardest To Find Full-Time Work

    08/07/2013 8:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 08/07/2013
    Source: Thinkstock As the nation continues to recover from the recession, not only is the unemployment rate down, but the underemployment rate — an important measure of the health of the job market — has been slowly declining as well.In 2012, 14.7% of all people in the workforce either had no job, were too discouraged to go looking, or were not working as much as they wanted. Through the 12 months ending mid-2013, this figure had fallen slightly to 14.3%. But in many states, underemployment remains persistently high. These are the states where it is hardest to find full-time work.Click...
  • Jop Openings Rise To 5 Year High, But Most Are Part-time (Not Good For Homeownership)

    08/06/2013 10:52:45 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/06/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The June JOLTS report, the job openings measure, was expected to print at 3,895,000. It printed at 3,936,000 after a revised print in May of 3,907,000. We are back to the recession job openings level of 2008, but going up instead of down. jolts0806213 That is the highest level in 5 years! Now for the bad news. Bill Gross at PIMCO thinks that the JOLTS print does not equate to 200,000 jobs. More like 125,000. grossjobstweet From Zero Hedge, we get this charming chart. JOLTS June 3 If we look at The House Ways and Means study on job creation...
  • 43% Net Job Growth Under Obama is in Rick Perry’s Texas!

    07/09/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    JP Updates ^ | July 8,2013
    Liberals are very excited that Texas Governor Rick Perry decided not to run for a full fourth term. But a closer examination of jobs number shows that if not for Perry, Obama’s job record would be a worse joke than what it already is. From the start of February 2009 (Obama’s first full month in office) through the end of May 2013 (the last month there is available Federal data for jobs per state) the United States had a net gain of 2,076,000 jobs. In the same time, Texas had a net gain of 882,582 jobs. In other words, 43%...
  • Motorola announces Texas facility making first US-assembled smartphones, creating 2,000 jobs

    05/30/2013 9:41:03 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas — Cellphone pioneer Motorola announced Wednesday that it’s opening a Texas manufacturing facility that will create 2,000 jobs and produce its new flagship device, Moto X, the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. The company has already begun hiring for the Fort Worth plant. The site was most recently unoccupied but was once used by fellow phone manufacturer Nokia, meaning it was designed to produce mobile devices, said Will Moss, a spokesman for Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google. “It was a great facility in an ideal location,” said Moss, who said it will be an...
  • AFL-CIO blasts White House over Walmart veterans program

    05/07/2013 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    AFL-CIO blasts White House over Walmart veterans program By Justin Sink - 05/07/13 10:00 AM ET AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka blasted President Obama and Vice President Biden for championing a Walmart program that guarantees a job to returning veterans. "Walmart’s recent announcement of a plan to hire returning honorably discharged veterans is more about public relations than honoring our heroes," Trumka said in a statement. "That this effort was valorized by President Obama and Vice President Biden reflects an acceptance of economic failure out of line with America’s history or future." Last week, the president and vice president spoke at...
  • Flooring maker could bring 2,000 jobs to state (Georgia)

    04/29/2013 5:53:56 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 6 replies
    The Atlanta Jounral-Constitution ^ | April 29, 2013 | Greg Bluestein and J. Scott Trubey
    A major flooring company is considering building a new factory – and hiring more than 2,000 workers – in northwest Georgia, an area hit hard by layoffs after the housing bust. Two people with direct knowledge of the potential plan told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution a deal to bring the factory to Georgia is pending. They declined to name the manufacturer, but a third person familiar with the plans said the company is Engineered Floors, founded by former Shaw Industries chief Bob Shaw. The jobs announcement, which could come in the next two weeks, would be larger than the Baxter International...
  • Airbus factory in Mobile could mean more jobs for South Mississippians

    04/09/2013 2:58:52 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | April 8, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
    Airbus is beginning construction on a new assembly plant in Mobile that could mean jobs for South Mississippi residents. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning at the 1,650-acre Brookley Aeroplex industrial park, site for the new plant. The $600 million factory is expected to employ 1,000 people once production of the Airbus A320 jet begins around 2015.
  • High-skilled visa requests likely to exceed supply, in one of fastest runs in years

    04/03/2013 8:58:37 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2013
    The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matter of days, one of the fastest runs on the much-sought-after work permits in years and a sign of continued economic recovery amid new hiring by U.S. technology companies. The urgent race for such visas -- highly desired by Microsoft, Apple, Google and other leading technology companies -- coincides with congressional plans to increase the number available to tech-savvy foreigners. The race to secure one of the 85,000 so-called H-1B visas available for the 2014 budget year started Monday and requests will be...
  • GEICO to Open Service Center in Central Indiana, Add 1,200 Jobs

    03/20/2013 1:25:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | March 18, 2013 | Heidi Schwartz
    Indiana Gov. Pence joined GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely to announce the company’s plans to locate a customer service center in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, creating up to 1,200 new jobs by 2016. The Washington, DC-based auto insurer will invest millions of dollars to lease, renovate and equip 109,000 square feet of space in the area. The new office, which is expected to be operational by late April, will house professional insurance agents, their training and supervisory teams and additional management and support staff. --snip-- The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered GEICO up to $10,000,000 in conditional tax credits and up...
  • Company To Add 332 Jobs In Owensboro (Kentucky)

    Owensboro officials say the city's largest private employer plans an expansion that will add more than 300 new jobs. Mayor Ron Payne told the Messenger-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/13xp2KC) on Friday that U.S. Bank Home Mortgage will invest $15.2 million in an expansion that will add 332 jobs in the next three years. With the addition jobs, the company will employ 2,203 workers...
  • (Now Hiring) Who Wants To Be A ‘Death Panelist’?

    01/29/2013 5:20:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 28, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    Who wants to be a ‘death panelist’? Jonathan Gruber was one of the Obama administration’s key advisers during the health-care reform debate. As the economist who conceived the ideas at the heart of the Massachusetts health-care law, he is arguably the intellectual godfather of the Affordable Care Act. All of which would make him a natural fit for the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the new, 15-member panel that has the authority to reduce Medicare doctors’ reimbursements and pilot new ways to deliver high quality care for less. There’s just one tiny problem: Gruber has absolutely no interest in serving on...
  • Where The Jobs Are: "55 And Older"

    01/04/2013 7:42:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/04/2013 | Tyler Durden
    A good jobs report? Sure, if one is 55 and over. In December the American jobs gerontocracy continued its relentless course, and as the two charts below summarize since Obama's first term, some 2.7 million jobs in the 16-55 year old category have been lost. The "offset": 4 million jobs for Americans between 55 and 69. For all those young people graduating from college (with $150,000 in student loans) who are unable to get a job, here is our advice: tell your parents, and grandparents, to retire already. Oh wait, they can't because Bernanke destroyed their savings. Oops -...
  • The Great American Mismatch. Plenty of Manufacturing jobs, too few people with the necessary skills

    11/26/2012 7:12:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    In September, 238,000 American jobs went unfilled, despite employers’ best efforts. At the same time, unemployment was at 7.8 percent nationally. And believe it or not, this was no statistical oddity. The manufacturing sector has long had trouble finding skilled applicants for its jobs. Around 48 percent of manufacturing companies are looking to hire, according to the most recent report from ThomasNet, a company that helps connect producers and suppliers. But 67 percent of manufacturing companies see a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers, and last year, as many as 600,000 jobs went unfilled, according to a report from...
  • Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

    08/10/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 53 replies
    AOL ^ | Aug 10, 2012 | Claire Gordon
    For the country's 12.8 million unemployed, it may seem like the jobs just aren't out there. The average jobless American is out of work, after all, for nine months. But a somewhat different lament is coming, increasingly, from the employer's end: They can't find good enough people to fill all their open jobs.
  • A Recession Ending Help Wanted Poster

    10/24/2011 4:51:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-24-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Where the Jobs Are Part 2

    06/25/2011 7:44:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    This is a companion piece to Kathy Fettke's piece today titled: "Where the Jobs Are" This is the second part of a two-part interactive map series on jobs. For part one, please see Interactive Map: Employment History Since 2001 by Job Type (Healthcare, Education, Mining, Construction, Finance, Real Estate, etc) Part two has a focus on job creation and losses during the economic recovery. Please consider the following interactive map, using Tableau Software, with data courtesy of Economic Modeling Specialists. In a previous article I noted that when it comes to jobs, this is the weakest recovery ever except for...
  • Why Are So Many Jobs Going Unfilled? (If Unemployment is so high)

    06/20/2011 4:46:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/20/2011 | Robert Samuelson
    One puzzle of this somber economy is the existence of unfilled jobs in the midst of mass unemployment. You might think (I did) that with almost 14 million Americans unemployed - and nearly half those for more than six months - that companies could fill almost any opening quickly. Not so. Somehow, there's a mismatch between idle workers and open jobs. Economists call this "structural unemployment." Just how many jobs are affected is unclear; there are no definitive statistics. Economist Harry Holzer of Georgetown University thinks the unemployment rate might be closer to 8 percent than today's 9.1 percent if...
  • Are You Looking For A Job? (Autumn/Early Winter Edition)

    09/07/2010 3:46:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 152 replies
    Various ^ | September 7, 2010 | n/a
    Are you unemployed? Are you employed, but looking around for another job? Are you looking for an extra job, part-time job, work from home job, starting your own business, or finding a good turn-key business? Are you looking for a job for yourself, a family member or a friend? Are you looking for career tips? If any of these apply, this is the thread to bookmark.
  • America's Top 10 Jobs...And How You Can Get One: One pays more than $100,000!

    07/09/2010 10:16:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Education ^ | July 9, 2010 | Chris Kyle
    What are the best jobs in America? And, more importantly, how can you get one? Money and Payscale.com pored through thousands of jobs - analyzing factors such as salary, quality-of-life, and job growth - to come up with their list of America's Best Jobs. Check out their list of the 10 best jobs in America...Then learn how you can get the training and education you need to join the ranks of “the best.” America's #1 Job: Systems Engineer Median Salary: $87,100 The Job: Systems engineers are essentially managers who oversee the engineering aspects of a system or project, often leading...
  • Help Wanted: Skilled Workers Need Apply

    06/29/2010 5:10:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2010 | JOHN RATZENBERGER
    When did "blue collar" become a dirty word in America? Right about the same time America gave up its position as the world's producer and instead became the world's most conspicuous consumer. That's not to bash free enterprise; we need to purchase and consume. But this cultural shift has created an "industrial tsunami" that threatens our free enterprise system. America faces a crisis of epic proportions. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that by 2012, there will be a shortfall of nearly 3 million skilled worker positions in America. The average age of skilled workers in many trades is 54-56...
  • Big Blunders Job Hunters Make

    06/27/2010 5:46:22 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-27-10 | SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN
    Daphne Batts sometimes wonders if practical jokers with hidden cameras are spying on her as she interviews people for jobs at Bankrate Inc., an online publisher of financial information in North Palm Beach, Fla. That's because job candidates—including experienced professionals—behave so inappropriately that Ms. Batts, vice president of human resources, suspects she's the target of a prank. "I find myself peering out my blinds to see if Ashton Kutcher is on my office balcony with a camera crew," she says, referring to the host of the former MTV show "Punk'd," which featured pranks being played on celebrities. Of course, there's...
  • Are You Looking For A Job? (Summer Edition)

    06/02/2010 12:25:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 205 replies · 998+ views
    Various Sources/Job Links ^ | Updated June 2, 2010 | n/a
    Are you unemployed? Are you employed, but looking around for another job? Are you looking for an extra job, part-time job, work from home job, starting your own business, or finding a good turn-key business? Are you looking for a job for yourself, a family member or a friend? If any of these apply, this is the thread to bookmark.
  • IRS looking to hire thousands of armed tax agents to enforce health care laws

    03/22/2010 9:01:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 103 replies · 2,890+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/22/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Top IRS officials have been working with Democrats on Capitol Hill to determine how the agency will enforce President Obama’s new health care law. Republican lawmakers estimate the legislation will require the hiring of many thousands of new tax enforcement agents. While it’s still not known exactly how many will be hired, here’s what’s clear: Under the new law, the IRS is required to fine taxpayers thousands of dollars if they do not purchase health insurance. In order for the government to enforce compliance, tax authorities will need information, for the first time, about people’s health care. Collecting that data...