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  • EEOC Warns Against Illegal Job-Screening Tactics

    08/21/2010 4:54:38 AM PDT · by svxdave · 43 replies ^ | August 12, 2010 | Associated Press via
    Companies using criminal records or bad credit reports to screen out job applicants might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws as the government steps up scrutiny of hiring policies that could hurt blacks and Hispanics. A blanket refusal to hire workers based on criminal records or credit problems can be illegal if it has a disparate impact on racial minorities, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency enforces the nation's employment discrimination laws. "Our sense is that the problem is snowballing because of the technology allowing these checks to be done with a fair amount of ease," said Carol...
  • If Private Sector Is Hiring, Why Is the Jobs Market So Bad?

    08/17/2010 1:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/17/2010 | Albert Bozzo
    One of the biggest obstacles to job growth may actually surprise most Americans: as fast as the private sector is creating jobs, the government is shedding them. And the cuts are far from over. Despite all the gloom and doom about the US economy, the private sector actually created 620,000 jobs over the past seven months, far faster than in the previous two recessions. The private sector is adding jobs now—that's good--because a year ago we were sliding toward oblivion,' says Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. The problem, economists say, is that the pace of hiring...
  • Why I'm Not Hiring

    08/10/2010 6:10:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | AUGUST 9, 2010 | MICHAEL P. FLEISCHER
    Why I'm Not Hiring When you add it all up, it costs $74,000 to put $44,000 in Sally's pocket and to give her $12,000 in benefits. By MICHAEL P. FLEISCHER With unemployment just under 10% and companies sitting on their cash, you would think that sooner or later job growth would take off. I think it's going to be later—much later. Here's why. Meet Sally (not her real name; details changed to preserve privacy). Sally is a terrific employee, and she happens to be the median person in terms of base pay among the 83 people at my little company...
  • Weak private hiring shows recovery on the ropes

    08/06/2010 9:07:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Private employers added fewer workers to their payrolls in July than expected and hiring in June was much weaker than had been thought, a blow to an economic recovery that is failing to gain traction. The dismal news on jobs poses a challenge to Democrats hoping to retain their congressional majorities in November elections, as well as to officials at the Federal Reserve who are debating whether more needs to be done to foster growth. Overall non-farm payrolls fell 131,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, as temporary government jobs to conduct the decennial census...
  • Sorry, Most U.S. Companies Just Don't Want To Hire Anyone

    07/19/2010 7:30:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/19/2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
    Mixed signals have come out of the latest survey from the National Association of Business Economists. On the one hand, the percentage of companies expecting to hire more workers has hit the highest level in two and a half years. NABE: The percentage of firms increasing payrolls increased to 31%—a dramatic increase versus a year ago when only 6% were seeing hiring gains. The percentage of firms cutting jobs continued to move lower—from 36% a year ago to 14% this July. The share of respondents expecting their firms to add employees over the coming six months rose to 39%, the...
  • Policing Illegal Hires Puts Some Employers in a Bind

    07/16/2010 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 July 2010 | Miriam Jordan
    Even as the Obama administration cracks down on companies that hire illegal immigrants, it is simultaneously going after employers that it says go too far in vetting job applicants to ensure they are entitled to work in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security currently is auditing employment records of many companies suspected of hiring undocumented workers. Yet in an emerging paradox for businesses, the Justice Department and other agencies have stepped up probes of employers—including restaurant groups, factories and retailers—for allegedly violating anti-discrimination laws by demanding too many identity documents from applicants who aren't U.S. citizens. To fend off...
  • Wall St. Hiring in Anticipation of an Economic Recovery(NY libs anxious for tricke-down)

    07/12/2010 7:11:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/10/10 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    July 10, 2010 Wall St. Hiring in Anticipation of an Economic Recovery By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ While much of the country remains fixated on the bleak employment picture, hiring is beginning to pick up in the place that led the economy into recession — Wall Street. The shift underscores the remarkable recovery of the biggest banks and brokerage firms since Washington rescued them in the fall of 2008, and follows the huge rebound in profits for members of the New York Stock Exchange, which totaled $61.4 billion in 2009, the most ever. Since employment bottomed out in February, New York...
  • One Business Filed 37,375 Bad W-2 Forms -- and Is Getting Away With It

    07/07/2010 9:30:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | July 7, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    A single employer filed 37,375 W-2 forms in tax year 2005 on which the Social Security Number and the name did not match. These "no-match" W-2 forms often -- but not always -- represent an illegal-alien worker fraudulently using someone else's Social Security number or a fake number. An employer who files 37,375 no-match W-2s in one year is almost certainly employing many thousands of illegal aliens -- and knows it. Yet there is no indication our federal government has taken any action to stop this employer from continuing to employ mass numbers of illegal aliens. The unemployment rate was...
  • Stimulus Surprise: Companies Retrench When Government Spends

    06/18/2010 7:27:30 AM PDT · by bigbob · 5 replies · 303+ views
    Harvard Business School ^ | 5-24-10 | Sean Silverthorne
    New research from Harvard Business School suggests that federal spending in states appears to cause local businesses to cut back rather than grow. A conversation with Joshua Coval. Key concepts include: * The average state experiences a 40 to 50 percent increase in earmark spending if its senator becomes chair of one of the top-three congressional committees. In the House, the average is around 20 percent. * For broader measures of spending, such as discretionary state-level federal transfers, the increase from being represented by a powerful senator is around 10 percent. * In the year that follows a congressman's ascendancy,...
  • 95% of new jobs from Census hiring (Hey, let's have a census every month to lower unemployment /s)

    06/04/2010 8:07:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 267+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2010 | Ed Lasky
    The Labor Department released sobering news this morning. Payrolls rose by 431,000 last month. That may sound good on the surface, but is far less than the median forecast of 536,000 jobs. But it gets worse: of the 431,000 jobs, 411,000 of them were census workers. Those are government jobs, not private sector jobs -- and are temporary. That means the private sector hired a mere 41,000 more workers in the past month. The unemployment rate fell a bit -- but only because of the way that figure is calculated. The unemployment rate only measures those people seeking work. If...
  • A Jobless Rate Still Unaffected by New Hiring

    06/04/2010 3:14:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 892+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/04/10 | MOTOKO RICH
    A Jobless Rate Still Unaffected by New Hiring By MOTOKO RICH SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — After hemorrhaging jobs for months, the economy is finally starting to add them. Yet the unemployment rate is not really budging because of people like Regina Myles. Ms. Myles, 51, has been out of work for three years. After a grueling job search yielded 150 interviews but no offers, she simply stopped looking last fall. Then this spring, with a $3,000 government-funded grant to help pay for a training course at a local beauty school in this Chicago suburb, she began applying for jobs online and...
  • Jobs Data Likely To Show Burst Of Temporary Hiring (Census Workers)

    06/03/2010 10:06:42 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 346+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-3-2010 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    Jobs Data Likely To Show Burst Of Temporary Hiring (Census Workers) By JEANNINE AVERSA, AP EconomicsJune 3, 2010 WASHINGTON – The nation's employers likely unleashed a wave of hiring last month, but it probably won't be repeated. Most of the jobs expected to have been generated in May were for census workers hired on a temporary basis by the federal government. Such hiring is expected to have peaked in May and then begin tailing off in June. By contrast, hiring by private employers — the backbone of the economy — may have slowed down a bit in May.All told, the...
  • 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.
  • Census Hires Sex Offender and Alledged Rapist To Go Door-To-Door

    05/24/2010 4:18:08 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 6 replies · 354+ views ^ | Updated May 24, 2010 | unknown
    Sen. Shelby Slams Census Bureau for Allowing Sex Offenders to Go Door-to-Door After two cases of alleged criminals going door-to-door to take surveys, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau must do more to prevent hiring census takers with a criminal background. After two cases of alleged criminals going door-to-door to take surveys, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau must do more to prevent hiring census takers with a criminal background. In a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke sent Monday, Shelby wrote that when he asked Locke during a...
  • Largest hiring burst in years, but jobless rate up

    05/07/2010 10:17:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 833+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/7/10 | Jeannine aversa - AP
    WASHINGTON – The economy got what it needed in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years. The improving picture caused so many more people to pour into the labor force in search of employment that the jobless rate rose from 9.7 percent to 9.9 percent. The hiring last month of 66,000 temporary government workers to conduct the census added to overall job creation. But private employers — the backbone of the economy — contributed the most: A surprisingly strong 231,000 jobs, the most since March 2006, the Labor Department...
  • Is Actual Unemployment Rate Nearing 20 Percent?

    04/16/2010 11:30:07 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 17 replies · 858+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-16-10 | Bob McCarty
    The Obama Administration appears to be floating a "trial balloon" to test public reaction to unemployment numbers double the 9.7 percent they so often tout.
  • Tech Sector in Hiring Drive (Companies Add Workers as Profits Snap Back; Start-Ups Fight for Talent)

    04/16/2010 6:53:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 719+ views
    The technology industry, an engine of innovation and U.S. prosperity for more than half a century, is accelerating its recovery from the recession with surging earnings that have spurred companies to sharply ramp up their hiring. The latest evidence for the rebound came Thursday, when Internet giant Google Inc. posted a 37% profit jump for the first quarter and chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. reported a 34% revenue increase to record levels. The results follow the strong showing of bellwether Intel Corp., which Tuesday announced quarterly profit that nearly quadrupled on a 44% jump in sales. The trio of...
  • Business Owner Says Economy Not Turning Around

    04/15/2010 7:56:41 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 7 replies · 358+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-15-10 | Bob McCarty
    Job creation simply isn't taking place, according to Rick Misch, president a firm that provides criminal records checks for employment screening companies.
  • Private sector hiring lifts March payrolls

    04/03/2010 7:54:39 AM PDT · by mlocher · 20 replies · 555+ views
    Reuters via ^ | April 2, 2010 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. non-farm payrolls, a key measure of the economy's health, rose in March for only the third time since recession struck in late 2007 as the private sector stepped up hiring at the fastest pace in almost three years. Employers added 162,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, leaving the unemployment rate steady at 9.7 percent for the third straight month. The payrolls increase was the largest since March 2007 as private employers hired more workers than expected, but temporary hiring for the census was less than what economists had forecast. Payrolls for January...
  • Holding back job growth? Workers' awesome output (is our worker productivity holding back hiring?)

    03/31/2010 7:01:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 618+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 03/31/2010 | Neil Irwin
    When workers become more efficient, it's normally a good thing. But lately, it has acted as a powerful brake on job creation. And the question of whether the recent surge in productivity has run its course is the key to whether job growth is finally poised to take off. One of the great surprises of the economic downturn that began 27 months ago is this: Businesses are producing only 3 percent fewer goods and services than they were at the end of 2007, yet Americans are working nearly 10 percent fewer hours because of a mix of layoffs and cutbacks...
  • (New York) State put freeze on hiring, then added 51,464 people

    03/28/2010 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies · 937+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | March 28, 2010, 5:00AM | By Delen Goldberg
    Gov. David Paterson ordered a “hard” hiring freeze in state government nearly two years ago, declaring that only “absolutely essential” positions be filled. But state officials hired 51,464 people at a cost to taxpayers of more than $1 billion in salaries, plus fringe benefits, since that decree on July 30, 2008. The hires include sons of elected officials, a close friend of the governor’s and a slew of highly paid political appointees. Former Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll, for example, makes $155,000 a year in an environmental job the governor created for him. Paterson hired an executive assistant at $178,000 a...
  • The High-tech industry is powering up again (start-ups are getting funded, hiring comes next)

    03/05/2010 7:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 441+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/05/2010 | Dan Fost
    Helped by a spate of acquisitions, start-ups are getting funded, which gives them a chance to hire. It looked as if the economy had dealt a powerful blow to L.J. Mottel, a 35-year-old father of two, when his employer, the Fontainebleau hotel and resort in Las Vegas, filed for bankruptcy and laid him off. But unlike other victims of the downturn, Mottel had the luck of a high-roller on a hot streak: He was the Fontainebleau's director of information technology, and that made him a hot commodity. He didn't have to wait long before getting a new job at,...
  • Upcoming Census Hiring Set to Boost Jobs Reports By Over Half a Million

    02/19/2010 4:08:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 397+ views
    abc ^ | 2/19/10 | MATTHEW JAFFE
    Temporary help is on the way for the country's battered job market, thanks to the upcoming U.S. Census. According to a new study released today by the Commerce Department, which includes the Census Bureau the survey will add up to 635,000 temporary jobs by May to the nation's employment reports. The study also predicts that Census Bureau hiring will cause the country's unemployment rate to drop by several-tenths of a percentage point this spring. Census spending, the report also forecasts, will boost the nation's gross domestic product by 1/10 of a percentage point during the first quarter of this year...
  • Obama: The Un-Stimulator

    12/06/2009 2:40:03 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 830+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2009 | ERIC TORBENSON
    President Obama can authorize billions to banks, put pressure on mortgage holders to cut deals and open the nation’s wallet wide for clunkers. He can even hold a farcical “Jobs Summit” to put a dent in that 10% unemployment rate. What he can’t do is get out of his own way. Why aren’t businesses hiring? Because they don’t know what’s next. The small shop owners, mid-size company budget planners and corporate strategists — they all look ahead and see nothing but questions and worries. What will the massive new health care bill cost? Will there be cap-and-trade taxes after the...
  • 10 Mistakes Employers Make When Recruiting/Hiring

    11/12/2009 8:54:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1,466+ views
    Interns Over 40 ^ | 11/12/2009
    We have been here since 1952 and have been through literally thousands of hiring processes. We are asked about the biggest and most frequent mistakes that hiring authorities make in the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process. Here they are: 1. Not having a clear idea of what they are looking for - that everyone understands. Hiring authorities aren’t specific enough about the duties, skills, and competencies they need. They confuse amount of experience with competency: “8 to 10 years of experience” - does that mean that someone with six years of experience can’t do the job? Or what about the...
  • A Temporary Hiring Tax Credit? (The plan could prolong recession that it is intended to solve)

    10/21/2009 10:19:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 259+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10/21/2009 | Lee e. Ohanian
    The worst of the financial crisis passed early this year, yet employment continues to decline with more than 2.6 million jobs lost since February. And continued job loss is leading to calls from various quarters for more short-term stimulus policies to expand employment. A recent stimulus proposal, gathering considerable attention is a "hiring tax credit," in which businesses that expand their employment receive a temporary tax credit for new hires. (The New York Times discusses the basic idea behind the tax credit.) Businesses, however, are somewhat divided about such policy, with some companies expressing reservations about whether this idea will...
  • Source of Rush's hour #2 monologue today, Tuesday 9-15-09

    09/15/2009 2:59:03 PM PDT · by jcmeredith1 · 1 replies · 687+ views
    Can someone tell me the source of Rush's monologue today
  • Job Openings Fell to Record Low in July (Employers not in a hurry to hire}

    09/11/2009 7:28:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/11/2009 | Kelly Evans
    Employers appear to be in no rush to hire back the millions who lost their jobs in the recession, despite signs of improvement in the economy. The U.S. had a record low 2.4 million job openings in July, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the fewest since the department started tracking the figure in 2000, and half the peak of 4.8 million in mid-2007. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve's report on business conditions around the U.S., known as the Beige Book, said "labor market conditions remain weak," a significant hurdle for a strong recovery from the recession that began in December 2007....
  • Recession Proof Industry (There's one industry that's on a hiring binge even as it loses money)

    09/05/2009 8:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 777+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/5/2009 | Joseph Ashby
    Stable employment is increasingly hard to find these days. But there is one industry that, despite a sharp decrease in revenue, is on a hiring binge. This from Federal agencies will add more than 270,000 employees during the next three years, according to a report from the Partnership for Public Service. The total projected hiring for “mission-critical jobs” is expected to jump more than 40 percent during fiscal 2010 to 2012 from the previous three years. I’m always curious to know what federal bureaucrats consider “mission critical” (their own jobs top the list I suppose). The Cash for Clunkers...
  • Federal Government Needs Massive Hiring Binge, Study Finds (Needs 270,000 more workers)

    09/03/2009 7:39:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,489+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/3/2009 | Steve Vogel
    The federal government needs to hire more than 270,000 workers for "mission-critical" jobs over the next three years, a surge prompted in part by the large number of baby-boomer federal workers reaching retirement age, according to the results of a government-wide survey being released Thursday. The numbers also reflect the Obama administration's intent to take on several enormous challenges, including the repair of the financial sector, fighting two wars, and addressing climate change. "It has to win the war for talent in order to win the multiple wars it's fighting for the American people," said Max Stier, president and chief...
  • Now Hiring: Everywhere You Didn't Want to Work [Thanks Democrats, Congressional Majority been 3 Yrs]

    08/08/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Son House · 60 replies · 2,662+ views ^ | August 08, 2009 |
    People who have been out of work for months are lining up for jobs at places they once considered unthinkable: slaughterhouses, sewage plants, prisons. "I have to just shut my mouth because I can't do anything about it," said Nichole McRoberts of Sedalia, Mo., who pictured more for herself at age 30 than working in a poultry plant, cutting diseased or damaged flesh off chicken carcasses. Recessions and tight job marketsalways force some people to take less-desirable or lower-paying work than they are used to. But this recession has been the most punishing job destroyer in at least 60 years,...
  • Editorial: California just keeps on hiring

    08/06/2009 9:59:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 495+ views ^ | 8/6/09 | Editorial
    OVER THE PAST 12 months, California has lost 759,000 private industry jobs — a 6.0 percent decline. Local governments lost 27,600 jobs, a drop of 1.5 percent over the same period. But it's a different story at the state level, where there has been an increase of 3.600 workers. While some state services have increasing needs during a recession, one has to wonder how the state can justify increasing the size of its overall workforce in the face of a severe and unsolved budget crisis. Economist Brian Wesbury with First Trust Advisors said it is amazing that California can hire...
  • Recruitment: You're hired—next year

    05/03/2009 11:32:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 535+ views
    Economist ^ | 04/30/09
    You're hired—next year Apr 30th 2009 | NEW YORK From The Economist print edition The recession is changing the way American firms recruit people IT SOUNDS like something for a racing driver, rather than a company in a recession. But Allan McKisson of Manpower, an employment-services company, insists that companies should be adopting a “ramp-up plan” and hiring new talent now, to ensure that they are firing on all cylinders when the economy rebounds. According to a survey carried out by Watson Wyatt, a consulting firm, three-quarters of American companies have implemented a hiring freeze. But that means around a...
  • They're Hiring! (Fortune 500 companies that are hiring)

    04/22/2009 4:38:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 1,306+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/22/2009 | Christopher Tkaczyk and Julianne Pepitone
    As many big companies are announcing mass layoffs, these Fortune 100 employers have at least 150 openings as of mid-April. It's no secret that many big companies are announcing mass layoffs and pay cuts in the recession. With 5.1 million jobs lost nationwide since 2008, and the current unemployment rate at the 25-year high of 8.5%, it's easy to feel down about the battered labor market. But the job prospects aren't entirely bleak. We looked at the top 100 of this year's Fortune 500 list and found 28 with at least 150 job openings as of mid-April. Some, like Wal-Mart,...
  • Ex-Chicago official found guilty of hiring fraud

    03/23/2009 8:48:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 544+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/09 | Mike Robinson - ap
    CHICAGO – A federal jury convicted Chicago's former streets and sanitation commissioner Monday of using bogus documents and other fraudulent acts in a scheme to load the city payroll with political campaign workers. Al Sanchez, 61, looked on without expression as U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman read the guilty verdicts on four charges of mail fraud and acquittals on three others. Each count carries a maximum 20-year sentence. Afterward, Sanchez said the conviction was unfair. "We had a job to do and we did it and now I'm sitting up here convicted of crimes and I don't know what...
  • With Unemployment Rising, Is It Time to Stop Hiring Foreign Workers?

    02/11/2009 8:46:40 AM PST · by QenBirQeni · 88 replies · 1,045+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2009-02-06 | Frank Bass et al
    Senate approves restriction on foreign hires The Senate voted Friday to restrict the hiring of foreign workers by banks that are receiving government bailout funds while undergoing vast layoffs. The legislation by Sens. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, would require the banks to seek American workers before turning to foreign nationals when they're hiring. It aims to prevent replacement of Americans by foreigners working under the H-1B visa program, which allows employers to bring in workers for high-skilled and advanced-degree jobs. The measure has a two-year life and if signed into law would apply to the...
  • Are you looking for a job?

    11/22/2008 1:01:47 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 1,120 replies · 30,460+ views
    Check here every day for new additions
  • FBI plans large hiring blitz of agents, experts

    01/05/2009 3:37:31 PM PST · by An Old Man · 33 replies · 1,019+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2009 | James Vicini
    Since the Sept 11, 2001, attacks, the FBI has been criticized for not having enough employees fluent in foreign languages and for not moving fast enough to upgrade its computer system. FBI Assistant Director John Raucci of the Human Resources division said the federal law enforcement agency is seeking to bring more people on board with skills in critical areas, especially language fluency and computer science. "We're also looking for professionals in a wide variety of fields who have a deep desire to help protect our nation from terrorists, spies, and others who wish us harm," Raucci said. He said...
  • Arizona's Illegal Hire Sham (Vote No on Prop 202!)

    10/24/2008 9:01:38 AM PDT · by American Quilter · 14 replies · 446+ views ^ | Oct 23, 2008 | Tom Tancredo
    The opponents of immigration enforcement have stooped to a new low in Arizona with their latest attempt to undermine the state’s workplace verification laws. After exhausting their usual tactics, they are resorting to outright and intentional deception of the voters. This November, Arizonans will vote on Proposition 202, the "Stop Illegal Hiring" Act...Arizona does not need a new law against illegal hiring. It already has the toughest workplace enforcement law in the country. The Legal Arizona Workers Act (“LAWA”), which was enforced in the beginning 2008, is the first state law to require all employers to use the E-Verify worker...
  • The Money Squeeze: Washington Gov. Gregoire orders hiring freeze, cutbacks

    08/06/2008 6:15:22 AM PDT · by hripka · 13 replies · 289+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | August 5, 2008 | Kathy Mulady
    Gov. Chris Gregoire did Monday what families and businesses have been doing for months: She ordered cuts in travel and buying gasoline, a hiring freeze and a lid on major purchases for most state agencies. The effort is expected to save $90 million, making up for an unexpected $60 million drop in revenue in June. The lost income came from a slowdown in the housing market and lower business taxes than expected. "I am asking each of you to step up your efforts to increase savings. I ask that you be creative and take action now," Gregoire said in a...
  • America Supports You: Organization Hires Heroes

    04/18/2008 5:54:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 63+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jamie Findlater
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2008 – Returning from combat in Iraq or Afghanistan with a disability certainly brings with it a number of challenges, but for one soldier, a great aid to his successful recovery was the easy transition he made into the civilian job market. Justin Callahan enlisted in the U.S Army as a combat engineer when he was 18. When he was 21, he deployed to Afghanistan, where he led a squad of 8 men squad leader. During a routine patrol, Justin was hit by an IED and suffered a left leg amputation below the knee. During his...
  • Border Patrol on track in hiring 6,000 new agents

    04/11/2008 9:43:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 178+ views
    North County Times ^ | 4/11/08 | Edward Sifuentes
    U.S. Border Patrol officials say they are on track to beef up their ranks from nearly 16,000 today to 18,319 agents by the end of the year. But some critics say the agency is cutting too many corners to meet the goal set by President Bush two years ago. Facing pressure to do more to curb illegal immigration, Bush announced in May 2006 that the federal government would hire 6,000 more Border Patrol agents. He also sent 6,000 National Guard troops to the border, an assignment scheduled to end in July. As of March 29, about 2,000 agents were deployed...
  • Hiring Practices Influenced By Beauty

    01/03/2008 5:08:30 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 85+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-3-2008 | Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
    Hiring Practices Influenced By Beauty ScienceDaily (Jan. 3, 2008) — A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in terms of high and low status job packages offered. “When someone is viewed as attractive, they are often assumed to have a number of positive social traits and greater intelligence,” say Carl Senior and Michael J.R. Butler, authors of the study. “This is known as the ‘halo effect’ and it has previously been shown to affect the outcome of job interviews.” The...
  • Manpower Survey: Employers Cautious In Wake Of Credit Crunch

    12/11/2007 8:35:31 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 2 replies · 68+ views
    djnewswires ^ | 12/11/2007 | Emma Charlton
    LONDON (Dow Jones)--Problems in the U.S. real estate sector and worries about not being able to find the right people are making employers across the world more cautious, a survey by employment services group Manpower Inc. (MAN) showed Tuesday.
  • CA: Governor's hiring choices irk Republicans

    07/08/2007 10:04:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 624+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/8/07 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – During the 2003 recall that thrust him into office, Arnold Schwarzenegger accused then-Gov. Gray Davis of mismanagement and hinted that he was corrupt. But when his administration has needed expertise or become embroiled in political trouble, Schwarzenegger hasn't hesitated to hire top officials who worked for Davis, a Democrat. Last week the Republican governor selected Mary Nichols, a former chief environmental aide to Davis, as chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board to try to calm the controversy over his firing of the state's top air-quality regulator. Nichols is one of at least six key players in the...
  • Q&A: Hiring and firing of U.S. attorneys

    03/08/2007 8:52:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1,312+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/07 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - The recent firing of eight U.S. attorneys has raised questions about how they are appointed and the circumstances under which they may be dismissed. Here are some questions and answers: Q: What do U.S. attorneys do and how many are there? A: U.S. attorneys are the federal government's equivalent of local district attorneys. They are charged with prosecuting federal crimes in the judicial district in which they serve. There are 93 U.S. attorneys, one for each U.S. district court (except that Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands share a federal prosecutor). Q: Who gets these positions? A: The...
  • Troops to Teachers Adds Advance Hiring Feature

    02/20/2007 4:37:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 381+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2007 – Military members with a desire to mentor and shape young minds now may not have to face the anxiety of an uncertain future when retiring or separating from the military. In a new twist on Troops to Teachers, a program that has long been producing teachers out of the ranks of the military, qualified servicemembers can now be hired in advance to work as teachers in certain school districts. The Hire in Advance Program, which has launched in Las Vegas, Denver, and Newark, N.J., guarantees teaching jobs for eligible military up to three years...
  • Students protest CIA recruitment (Barf from the Moscow on Mendota)

    02/15/2007 11:59:41 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 40 replies · 935+ views
    The Badger Herald ^ | 2/15/07 | Alexandra Rogers
    More than a dozen University of Wisconsin students gathered on Bascom Hill Wednesday to protest the CIA recruitment and education event being held at North Hall. UW senior Nick Limback said the protest, which was organized by students of the Campus Antiwar Network and the Student Labor Action Coalition, was meant to inform and educate students about the CIA’s role in government policy as well as the organization’s “wrongs.” “We wanted to raise awareness about the human rights abuses that the CIA has committed and is currently committing,” Limback said. Limback said the CIA has acted violently to protect business...
  • Poll That Needs Freeping!!

    01/12/2007 10:45:31 AM PST · by Bluegrass Conservative · 20 replies · 737+ views
    Georgetown News-Graphic ^ | January 12, 2006 | Georgetown News-Graphic
    The newly elected (convervative Republican) Mayor of Georgetown, Kentucky caused a rude awakening among Georgetown Democrats this week . . . they no longer rule the town. Mayor Tingle-Sames fired four VERY partisan Democrats who were on the city's payroll. These were "at-will" positions, so she had every legal right to do this. Despite that fact, the local Democrats are up in arms and trying to swing a poll the local newspaper is running in their direction. Please take the time to visit, scroll to the bottom left corner and vote that you approve of Mayor Tingle-Sames' decision. Feel...
  • Hiring, paychecks rise, scaring investors

    01/06/2007 6:17:25 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 698+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 6, 2007 | Jeannine Aversa (A.P.)
    WASHINGTON -- Ending 2006 on a positive note, employers boosted hiring and fattened workers' paychecks in December, capping a year in which the country's unemployment rate averaged a six-year low of 4.6 percent. The latest snapshot of the nation's employment climate, released Friday by the Labor Department, suggested that most businesses held up pretty well as the real-estate bust caused the economy to lose momentum last year. Employers added 167,000 new jobs to their payrolls in December, and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.5 percent. That showing was "rock solid," said Nigel Gault, economist at Global Insight. But on...