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  • Why is it so hard to hire employees in California?

    08/04/2017 8:50:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2017 | Rick Moran
    The "official" rate of unemployment in California is a sparkling 4.7%, and according to state labor experts, the job market is tightening. But how many more people would be employed if it weren't so darned expensive to hire and keep new people on the payroll? How expensive?  Here are the real-world consequences of government policies that make it so easy for employees to sue their companies for a variety of imaginary offenses. Coyote Blog: California is a uniquely difficult place for companies trying to actually employ people rather than robots.   Owning a business in that state, you could be forgiven...
  • Tollway puts $4 million toward increasing contractor diversity

    04/10/2017 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois tollway directors agreed Thursday to spend up to $4 million to assist minority-, women- and veteran-owned construction companies that are seeking work with the agency. The funds will be distributed among seven entities including the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Training ranges from basics such as explaining the technicalities of bidding for a contract and obtaining financing to advanced classes in estimating the cost of a job or managing a business. The program will be evaluated based on the number of businesses served and successful bids, among other...
  • Trump's Mandate: Make America Prosperous Again

    02/23/2017 12:53:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Michael G. Zey
    Americans elected Donald Trump President of the United States because they believe he has the skills and determination to revive a stagnant economy and resuscitate the once-vaunted American jobs-creation machine. The president is issuing executive orders and formulating new legislation to fulfill his promise to slash regulations, increase America’s energy output and fund infrastructure projects. He has convinced Carrier, GM, and other companies to keep jobs in America and induced foreign enterprises Samsung and Alibaba to consider bringing jobs to the U.S. Not surprisingly, since Trump’s election optimism about the economy has soared, companies seem more willing to hire and...
  • Hundreds apply for new jobs coming to Milton (West Virginia, 70+ openings)

    02/16/2017 9:40:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | February 16, 2017 | Fred Pace
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/hundreds-apply-for-new-jobs-coming-to-milton/article_b4cbdc6d-4fd9-5ae2-9cbe-75777e662e2a.html
  • US hiring accelerates and more people begin looking for work

    02/03/2017 8:35:51 AM PST · by tekrat · 8 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star / Associated Press ^ | 2/3/2017 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market. January's job growth was the best since September, and it exceeded last year's average monthly gain of 187,000, the Labor Department said Friday . The unemployment rate ticked up to a still-low 4.8 percent from 4.7 percent in December. But the rate rose for an encouraging reason: More Americans started looking for work, though not all of them found jobs immediately. The proportion of adults who are either working...
  • Promise fulfilled: Trump freezes federal hiring amid demands for “diversity”

    01/24/2017 8:08:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It was one of the promises Donald Trump made on the campaign trail which drew widespread approbation from conservatives while spurring varying degrees of either anger or depression among the beltway crowd. Trump said that it would be more of an ax than a new broom when it comes to the size of the federal workforce and he would freeze hiring if elected. The pledge led as many as a third of federal workers to say they might walk off the job if he was elected. So would he really do it? Well… that didn’t take long. (Government Executive)...
  • Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and 12 other banks hiring for high-paying jobs like crazy right now

    01/09/2017 1:56:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/09/2017 | Rachel Gillett
    If you're looking for a new job in finance, you may want to check out openings at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, or Wells Fargo. Those three companies are doing some of the heaviest hiring right now for jobs in the US that pay more than $100,000 base salary a year, according to Indeed. The job search engine compiled a list of big banks currently trying to fill the most full-time jobs that pay over $100,000. The salary data is a combination of company and user input. Here are the 14 big-name banks with the largest number of job openings...
  • Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20

    12/31/2016 11:36:44 PM PST · by Windflier · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 December 2016 | Lisa Rein and Juliet Eilperin
    Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze. Leaders at these agencies are filling open positions with transfers and outside hires and are making internal promotions before Trump takes office Jan. 20, according to internal documents and interviews. The hiring could increase tensions between the Trump transition team and the Obama administration — a relationship that has grown worse in recent days due to disagreements over how the United States should handle its...
  • Reality Check: Job Market Rolling Over -- Rate Of Hiring Declines At Fastest Pace Since 2013

    12/07/2016 9:04:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/07/2016
    On Wednesday the BLS reported Janet Yellen's favorite labor market indicator, the JOLTS survey, which as expected (since it tracked the modestly weaker October payrolls) showed that in October, the number of job opening dropped from the upward revised September print 5.631 million to 5.534 million, down some 97,000, if modestly better than the 5.5 million expected.  The number of job openings declined to a series low in July 2009, one month after the official end of the most recent recession. Employment continued to decline after the end of the recession, reaching a low point in February 2010.The October...
  • Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life; Conventional Wisdom is wrong

    11/29/2016 8:01:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/29/2016 | By ANNE TERGESEN
    There’s a stereotypical view of job opportunities for older workers, and it’s not pretty. It goes something like this. If you’re past 50 and thinking of a career switch, forget it. The opportunities for older workers in the new economy are pretty much nonexistent. And you’re in even worse shape if you’re in your 50s or 60s and retired but want to get back into the workforce in a job that is both challenging and financially rewarding. The only spots available are low-skilled and low-paying—whether that’s burger flipper, Wal-Mart greeter or Uber driver. Boy, have a lot of people have...
  • Trump and his Republican allies are 'ready to slash the federal work force, impose hiring freezes...

    11/22/2016 3:57:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/16 | Ariel Zilber
    Donald Trump and his Republican allies are 'ready to slash the federal work force, impose hiring freezes and halt automatic pay raises' If President-elect Donald Trump and his Republican colleagues in Congress have their way, government employees will be easier to fire and they will have their pensions reduced, aides and lawmakers say. The incoming administration and its allies on Capitol Hill are planning to try and trim the public sector work force, in line with campaign promises to roll back government benefits, The Washington Post reported on Monday. With Republicans in control of both houses of the legislature as...
  • Tollway aims to boost minority jobs by teaching construction skills

    11/04/2016 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 19, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    With 10 years remaining in its $12 billion road-building program, the Illinois tollway intends to start training workers to help finish the job. The aim is to increase the number of minorities working on tollway projects through a center teaching construction-related skills, officials said at a meeting Wednesday. The program is in the early stages, with diversity department planners still figuring out logistics, including funding. About $400,000 is allocated for 2017, although several tollway board directors advised staff members to budget for more. A 2015 tollway study concluded that blacks, Hispanics and women are underrepresented compared to whites when it...
  • Feds Order Law Enforcement Agencies to Ignore Drug Use, Criminal Records to Hire Minorities

    11/02/2016 11:25:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2016
    In a push to hire minority police officers, the Obama administration is asking the nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies to forgive drug use, disregard the criminal records of candidates from “underrepresented communities” and lower standards on written and physical exams. It’s part of the administration’s Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement initiative following a string of officer-involved shootings involving African Americans. Key to the mission is the racial diversification of local law enforcement agencies so that they “better reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.” To accomplish this, several barriers must be removed and the details are outlined in a...
  • Sowell: The Left and the Masses

    10/17/2016 3:28:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 18, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts of the left is the spread of laws and policies that forbid employers from asking job applicants whether they have been arrested or imprisoned. This is said to be to help ex-cons get a job after they have served their time, and ex-cons are often either poor or black, or both. First of all, many of the left's policies to...
  • 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...
  • How to Deal With a Long Hiring Process: Getting a job takes longer than ever

    01/20/2016 7:11:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/20/2016 | By SUE SHELLENBARGER
    Getting a job takes longer than ever, as employers ask more of candidates. It has never been easy to land a job, but a rise in hiring has added a new twist: Employers are taking nearly twice as long to hire people as they did several years ago. Companies need an average of 23 days to screen and hire new employees, up from 13 days in 2010, says Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at the jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor, based on a study of nearly 350,000 interview reviews by the site's users. Applicants run a gantlet of multiple interviews not...
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • Some Tech Companies Find Ways Not To Hire Americans

    12/06/2015 11:29:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/26/2013 | Martin Kaste
    Lawmakers continue to wrangle over a bill that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. One provision in this bill would allow companies to import a lot more skilled workers. The tech industry has lobbied hard for this, despite fears among some American workers about the extra competition. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says the bill has American workers covered. --Employers will be given a chance to hire a temporary foreign worker when truly needed. But first, they'll be required to recruit Americans. No exceptions, no excuses,-- he said. Still, making companies recruit Americans isn't the same as making them hire them....
  • Maybe we should just let computers decide who gets a job

    11/28/2015 7:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Should computers decide who gets a job? That’s a question recently asked by Government Executive Magazine which looked at a study of hiring practices and how much hiring recommendations generated by standardized testing differed from managers who “went with their gut” in terms of eventual employee performance and retention. The results were, at least as I read it, a bit muddled.First of all, the test subjects they looked at were all applicants for low skill service jobs. (Such as you’d find for new hires at call centers or data entry firms.) They were all given standardized tests and those results...
  • The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters: Not enough qualified people to fill jobs

    11/11/2015 5:43:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/11/2015 | Elena Holodny
    The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters: They just can't find enough qualified people to fill jobs.In a recent note to clients, Macquarie Research analyst David Doyle cited a survey of HR executives conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) suggesting that firms are having an increasingly difficult time recruiting workers and filling positions.Both the manufacturing and the services sectors are having a harder time recruiting people today than they did during the credit bubble in the mid-2000s. HR folks are particularly struggling in the services sector, which follows the larger trend of the US...