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  • #NCGA: Bill reversing 2013 E-verify water-down intro’ed in House

    09/03/2014 9:23:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brant Clifton
    Governor Pat McCrory knocked heads with the General Assembly — and lost — on the issue of waiving the use of E-verify to do residency checks on temporary workers across the state. Now, it appears that a group of Republican House members is seeking to repeal the legislation passed despite the governor’s veto. Reps. Cleveland, Millis and Conrad are sponsoring HB 1184, which seeks to repeal the e-verify exemption for temporary workers and appropriates funds for an extra investigator.
  • Joshua DuBois to unemployed African-Americans: Have you considered a career in poetry?

    08/21/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Joshua DuBois is the author of The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama and Stories of Faith in the White House. Dubois headed the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships during Obama’s first term. And he’s a buffoon… Chris Matthews: What about the kid who begins to start thinking about his life in his mid-teens…and he’s thinking, ‘where am I going in this world?’ (SNIP) Dubois: I’m gonna say to him, ‘tap into your inherent creativity and your inherent strengths’. Cuz he may be a poet. He may express that poetry in terms of rap music....
  • Actor had 'serious money troubles' after $30million divorce bills

    08/12/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2014 | Sara Nathan for MailOnline
    As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was 'nice to have a job where the checks will clear.' After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a 'renowned and slightly unhinged' advertising genius/madman....
  • Illinois employers now banned from conducting background checks on interviewees

    07/28/2014 4:59:18 AM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    IllinoisWatchdog.org ^ | 7/22/14 | Brady Cremeens
    CHICAGO – Employers in Illinois can no longer access criminal background checks on potential hires until after an interview is conducted. Gov. Quinn signed into law this week a bill that prohibits private employers from asking applicants about their criminal history prior to determining if they are qualified for the job. “Everyone deserves a second chance when it comes to getting a job,” Governor Quinn said in a press release. “This law will help ensure that people across Illinois get a fair shot to reach their full potential through their skills and qualifications, rather than past history. It will also...
  • Kansas Livestock Association backs Kobach challenger in primary

    07/24/2014 3:11:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | BRAD COOPER
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s push to get tough on illegal immigration has apparently cost him the support of ranchers. The Kansas Livestock Association has come out in support of Kobach’s Republican challenger Scott Morgan in the Aug. 5 primary. The group says Kobach strays beyond the traditional roles of secretary of state by taking up issues such as immigration and blocking federal environmental protections of the lesser prairie chicken.
  • Microsoft to Eliminate Up to 18K Jobs Over Next Year

    07/17/2014 5:45:35 AM PDT · by mykroar · 26 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 7/17/2014 | Victoria Craig
    <p>In a letter to employees early Thursday, Microsoft CEO Sataya Nadella said the tech giant will slash its workforce by as many as 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, with the first round of 13,000 cuts coming within the next six months.</p>
  • The Job Interview—Answering Behavioral Questions: Your Biggest Failure

    07/16/2014 8:48:07 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    Big Interview Pro Site ^ | February 20, 2014 | Pamela Skillings
    Part of our continuing series on answering the most common (and trickiest) behavioral interview questions. Tell Me About a Failure What’s the toughest behavioral interview question of them all? For many, it’s this one: Tell me about a time you failed. I’ve noticed that more and more recruiters and hiring managers are including this question in their standard behavioral interviews. Some recruiters will even tell you that this is the most important interview question to ask a candidate. Obviously, you can’t afford to FAIL to answer this question well. However, my experience is that most candidates are terrible at answering...
  • How to get hired when you're overqualified for every job

    06/27/2014 11:19:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Friday, June 27, 2014, 4:00 AM | Catherine Conlan, Monster Contributing Writer
    It happens to most people at some point during their careers: They find themselves applying for jobs they’re overqualified for. There are several reasons this happens -- they may have been out of work for some time, they’re switching fields, or they’re simply interested in trying something new. [....] To overcome that perception, here are some ways to get hired when you’re overqualified.
  • Obama Speaks in Pittsburgh, Best Golf Courses for him there...

    06/17/2014 9:49:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Nachumlist | 6/17/14 | Nachum
    Cue up the song: Life Styles of the Rich and Famous!Our beloved fearless leader goes to Pittsburgh today to speak about the economy, or something.  So, we here at FR appreciate his difficult task he is performing for the American people.  As immigrant children flood our border, we turn yellow and run from our commitments abroad, use the IRS to attack those 'nattering nabobs of negativity' AKA Tea Baggers- er Tea Party enemies- er citizens and stonewall those bothersome Fox News inspired low down dirty Republicans on those idiotic committees, it naturally TIME FOR GOLF.  And as such, from now...
  • SPEAK LIFE

    05/21/2014 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are mine entirely now for My Flames have touched you and bathed you in My Glory among the coals and now I AM the Gold and Silver in your life for "The Veil is torn " and now the Fullness and Saphire of My Spirit (( ( RESIDES ) )) in you in a abundantly overflowing manner and My Eyes( 7 Spirits of The Lord) are yours for you have already obediently sat quietly at my feet and listened intently for my Voice and will . So now "Take" the Fullness of My Kingdom to the reckless and lost...
  • Would Like To Get My Son A Summer Job (Vanity)

    05/18/2014 5:30:20 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 44 replies
    A Personal Request | May 18, 2014 | Me
    My son just completed his Freshman year of college, and is Moving out here to Texas with me and the wife for the summer. Where I live, there's tons of minimum wage jobs and I think he can get on pretty quickly. However, I think he should take advantage of the Texas BOOM Economy, and try to get something in either Construction or The Oil Patch.
  • Work From your Home Opportunities

    05/14/2014 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    Today | Me
    Has anyone ever tried those work from home opportunities that was being hawked on Hannity radio program?
  • This High-Paying Job Has 235,600 Unfilled Positions Across The US

    05/11/2014 7:19:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/11/2014 | RICH SMITH, THE MOTLEY FOOL
    You wouldn't think that the old saw, "Good help is hard to find," had anything left to it, what with last week's unemployment report out of the U.S. Department of Labor showing unemployment in America is still 6.3%. The fact that hourly wages in America grew a measly 1.9% over the past 12 months tends to suggest there's little slack in the jobs market, too. (After all, if it was hard to find good help, wouldn't it stand to reason that employers would be paying through the nose to attract workers?) In one industry, they may have to: trucking. Help...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Resume From Girl with Jobless Dad

    04/24/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/24/2014
    Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume. The first lady seemed a little taken aback but then explained to the other children, who might not have heard the girl’s comment, that the matter was “a little private, but she’s doing something for her dad.” Mrs. Obama promised to deal with the matter later. When the...
  • Lois Lerner 2013 e-mail: Maybe I can land an office job at Organizing For Action

    04/09/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/9/14 | Allahpundit
    Organizing For Action is, of course, the group founded by Team Obama in 2009 after he was sworn in to push his agenda while in office. It’s the successor to Obama For America, his 2008 campaign outfit. The first OFA got him elected, the second OFA is supposed to help get his policies through Congress. Here’s who was running the scrupulously impartial IRS Exempt Organizations Division that targeted dozens of tea-party nonprofits for extra scrutiny. Was she joking or wasn’t she? That’s the juiciest bit released today by the House Ways and Means Committee, which voted — along party lines,
  • Anthony Weiner's 'brashness' just got him a new job

    03/24/2014 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | 3-24-14 | Jon Terbush
    Former congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner — who has been looking for a new gig ever since he twice torpedoed his political career by sexting random women on the internet — has finally found a job. Beginning this week, Weiner will write a monthly political column (creatively titled, "Weiner!") for Business Insider.
  • HHS Director Quits Job, Writes Letter That Exposes HHS As An Inefficient Mess

    03/15/2014 7:49:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/15/2014 | Stella
    David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in the Department Of Health And Human Services, just quit his job in a big way. Wright wrote an insanely blunt resignation letter that was recently published by ScienceInsider. In it, he exposed the dysfunctional bureaucratic red tape that limited him from doing his job more than half of the time.
  • Are You Looking For A Job?

    03/10/2014 9:00:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 41 replies
    TRUTHUSA.COM. ^ | TRUTHUSA.COM.
    Are You Looking For A Job? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB? Forum Board. Read the forums and/or post your jobs, questions, and comments. (Click Here.) ON THE INTERNET: http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&um=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=career+fair http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&um=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=job+fair http://www.careerjet.com/ http://www.careerprofiles.info/job-search.html http://www.careerbuilder.com http://www.theladders.com/ http://www.bullhornreach.com http://geo.craigslist.org http://www.indeed.com http://hotjobs.yahoo.com http://www.dice.com http://www.jobbankusa.com http://www.vault.com http://www.job.com http://www.jobbankinfo.org http://jobcircle.com http://www.localjobs.com http://www.indeed.com http://www.simplyhired.com http://www.jobcentral.com http://www.linkedin.com http://www.biznik.com http://www.firstjobresource.com/ http://www.snagajob.com ttp://www.linkup.com http://www.groovejob.com http://www.jobsonline.com http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/ http://regionalhelpwanted.com/corporate/our_sites_usa.cfm http://www.helpwanted.com http://www.recruitmilitary.com http://www.defenselink.mil/sites/c.html#civjobs http://www.policeone.com/careers http://www.officer.com/jobs http://www.firehouse.com/showcase/jobs http://jobsinsecurity.org http://www.heritage.org/About/Careers/ http://site.heritage.org/about/jobbank/index.cfm http://www.nrahq.org/careers/ http://www.nrahq.org/careers/jobs.asp http://www.savvysenior.org/seniorresources.htm#EMP http://www.retirementjobs.com/ http://www.seniors4hire.com http://workathome-jobs.jobamatic.com http://www.christianet.com/christianjobs/ http://www.higheredjobs.com/ http://twitter.com/jobs4writers http://www.efinancialcareers.com/ http://www.rigzone.com/jobs/ http://www.clearancejobs.com/ http://www.clearedconnections.com/Default.asp http://www.ClearedJobs.Net/ http://www.intelligence.gov/ https://www.cia.gov/careers/index.html http://www.fbijobs.gov/ http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/ http://www.usajobs.gov/mostpopularjobs/index.asp http://www.usajobs.gov http://www.tsa.gov/join/index.shtm http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9custom.aspx http://www.ice.gov/careers/index.htm http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html http://www.job-applications.com http://ncoajobsource.org http://www.rcmp.ca Note: TRUTHUSA.com is not associated with...
  • Why Democrats Hate Work

    02/12/2014 4:10:54 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-12-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released a report discussing the ramifications of Obamacare. The report revealed that the work-hour equivalent of approximately 2.5 million jobs would disappear from the workforce, thanks to Obamacare, in a voluntary process in which employees would simply dump out of their jobs, knowing they could get health care through expanded Medicaid and federal subsidies they would lose by working. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., an ideological leftist thought leader, spun the report as a massive positive for Obamacare: "The single mom, who's raising three kids (and) has to keep a job because of health care,...
  • Rosie the Riveter coming back in style for American women

    02/11/2014 9:05:50 AM PST · by usalady · 27 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 11, 2014 | Martha
    The next time there is the need for a plumber don’t be surprised if the person carrying a tool box is a woman. That is because American women are getting the message that a degree in Women’s Studies can be worthless while a plumber’s certification provides a good paying job.
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • How we ended up with a generation of no-discipline, no-talent job seekers

    02/06/2014 8:02:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Washington Post's Capital Business ^ | February 2, 2014 | Marina Ein
    Helicopter parents, professors who aim to please, the dumbing down of standards in courses and decreasing curriculum requirements have succeeded in reducing our young workforce to a no-discipline, no-talent pool of job seekers. Harsh words for sure — but a generation out there is desperately in need of a reality check. As a small-business employer, I have seen a disturbing downward talent drift in job candidates — most acutely in the past five years. When a job candidate’s first question is about vacation days or benefits, we know we have encountered collateral damage from the teachers and parents who believed...
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • Unemployment Checks Forever: Politicians Pandering to Parasites

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by IChing · 41 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/9/14 | Donald Joy
    The majority of sleazes in congress and the chief criminal in the White House talk of “doing the right thing” and “having a heart” by their plan to extend unemployment benefits yet again for the millions of deadbeats sitting on their fat rear-ends collecting checks for month after month after month after month after month after month after month…instead of simply going out and, if nothing else, finding and accepting menial or low-paying, humble work. “Waaahhh, if we don’t continue to pay them not to work, they might lose their house, waahhh, they might have to pull their kids out...
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • Where is God At Times Like These? A meditation in the wake of a violent atrocity [Prayer Ping]

    12/14/2012 10:01:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington.org ^ | 12-14-12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where is God At Times Like These? A meditation in the wake of a violent atrocity.By: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the great mysteries to to believer and non-believer alike is the mystery of evil and suffering.  If there is a God who is omnipotent and omniscient how can he tolerate evil, injustice, and suffering of the innocent? Where was God yesterday when the shootings in Connecticut occurred?  Where is God when a young girl is raped, when genocide is committed, when evil men hatch their plots? Why Did God even conceive the evil ones, and let them be...
  • Comments / Suggestions What to do? Dream job but terrible working conditions

    11/18/2013 4:50:55 PM PST · by Crazy Jim · 75 replies
    11/18/13 | Crazy_Jim
    I just got my dream job but terrible working conditions. I won't go into details, but the I'm not sure I can buck-up and tolerate it. What to do? If I complain I'll be labeled a troublemaker from day one, but if I don't I'll have to put up with it for years! Help! Thanks
  • The Book of Job: An asymmetrical world goverened by a God of order

    11/05/2013 7:28:14 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    11/5/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Book of Job, in my humble opinion, is perhaps one of the most spiritually enlightening books of the Bible. Within it, Job and his "comforters" engage in a long and lengthy dialogue; The Book is punctuated and peppered with the if/then, after this therefore because of this, and empircal evidence and so-called "revelation knowledge" from Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar. Were one to boil it down to its most essential part(s), the book would fall on these lines: Job is spoken of as being spiritually right and good in the eyes of God, and that he did nothing to deserve...
  • Carleton College website asks: What can you do with a liberal arts degree? [parents want answers]

    11/03/2013 1:42:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | November 2, 2013 | MAURA LERNER ,
    ....she was a little nervous when her son told her he wanted to major in music in college.She knew that was his passion. But as a mom, she was hoping he’d pick something a little more…practical. That may explain why Hardy, a professor of classics at Carleton College, is so sympathetic to a new program designed to help her own students find a career that pays the bills.This fall, Carleton launched an interactive website, called Pathways,as a “one-stop” shop for those who wonder how to turn a history or philosophy degree into a meaningful career.At the same time, it’s asking...
  • "Great Job Opportunities" - 52% Of Walmart Workers Make Under $25,000 A Year, But There's More...

    10/24/2013 7:00:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/24/13 | tyler durden
    <p>On Tuesday, the BLS engrossed in the same frenzy of openly making up data like the Dept of Labor has been with the initial claims data ever since early September when it started upgrading its California "systems" and never finished, announced that while only 140K or so jobs were created in September, nearly 700K full-time jobs were added as over 500K part-time jobs were converted into full-timers. On the surface this is great news... until one actually looks for empirical evidence that this is happening anywhere besides the data manipulating, massaging and fabricating models used by the BLS. And one certainly won't find it at the biggest private employer in the US - Walmart, which just announced that a whopping 475,000 of its employees earn at least $25,000 a year. Great news, right? Sure, until one considers that WMT has over 1 million employees, which means that well over 50% of Wal-Mart's employees make a tiny $25,000 year.</p>
  • The Great Unknown: Beautiful Video on the Story of Job

    10/15/2013 6:11:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://vimeo.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | Dan DiFelice
    Job | The Great Unknown
  • Rep. Sean Duffy To Andrea Mitchell: "The Media Should Start Doing Its Job"

    10/09/2013 12:33:10 PM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 8, 2013
    Money snip DUFFY: Listen, is it non-negotiable that he's not going to enter Obamacare, and he's going to say, "I get my gold-plated health care plan, but I want members of Congress and rest of America to be in Obamacare." That's non-negotiable? Come on. That's not reasonable. One issue that we have is the media won't even ask the question about why are you treating families different than big businesses. You need Jon Stewart on Comedy Central to ask Secretary Sebelius, "Hey, why won't you treat these two equally," and she can't answer it. That's how pathetic I think news...
  • The scariest job interview

    09/05/2013 2:12:08 AM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9-4-13 | David Mccormack
    Applicants for a job interview with LG Electronics in Chile had the scare of their lives when the company played a cruel prank on them that has been turned into an amusing TV advertisement. To promote just how life-like images appear on the company’s 82-inch ‘Ultra HD’ TV, LG created a fake office in which one of its screen was positioned to look like a window. Four unlucky applicants – two men and two women – were then filmed in the fake office being interviewed for a job with the company.
  • CIA finds 1 in 5 flagged job applicants hail from Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda

    09/02/2013 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/2/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An estimated one-fifth of a subset of all applicants for Central Intelligence Agency positions had significant ties to the terror groups Hamas, Hezbollah and al Qaeda, a newly released document from the Edward Snowden collection revealed Monday. The document — released by Mr. Snowden as part of his National Security Agency intelligence dump — said the terrorist groups worked hard to infiltrate America’s top security agencies. CIA officials uncovered thousands of applicants, roughly one in five of a subset, with “significant terrorist and/or hostile intelligence connections,” the document states, as Ynet News reported. The specifics of those ties were not...
  • Interior Secretary: I don't want any climate-change deniers in my department

    08/12/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-12-13 | Sean Higgens
    Buried in a lengthy Washington Post article about President Obama’s environmental policy is an illuminating anecdote about just how debatable the administration views climate change — namely, not at all: In an agency-wide address to employees Aug. 1, (Interior Secretary Sally) Jewell took the unusual step of suggesting that no one working for her should challenge the idea that human activity is driving recent warming. “I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior,” she said. The address does not appear to be posted on the department’s website, so the Washington Examiner can only go by the...
  • There Was A Guy Hanging Out Near Goldman Sachs Handing Out Donuts And Coffee For A Job This Morning

    08/08/2013 7:54:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/08/2013 | Julia La Roche
    A tipster sent us this photo of an enterprising young man outside the Battery Park ferry terminal near Goldman Sachs and NYMEX giving out free donuts and coffee so he can get hired. His name is Michael Penn and he's 23 years old. We caught up with Penn over the phone moments ago. He told us that he wants to get into the investment banking industry in any type of business development role. Setting up this stand outside of the ferry terminal by Goldman was one way to get his name out there. "People were coming up to me. They...
  • Didn't Get the Job? You'll Never Know Why (Why many competent job seekers are frustrated)

    06/05/2013 7:47:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/05/2013 | Lauren Weber
    You aced the interview, your résumé sings, but in the end, you didn't get the job. Chances are, you'll never know why. It is a painful conundrum of the job search process: Rejected candidates want to understand why they didn't get hired, but employers, fearing discrimination complaints, keep silent. And those who do speak up offer little more than platitudes. Without specifics, candidates are left to repeat the same mistakes, while hiring managers complain they're swamped with applicants who miss the mark. "You don't know how to adjust going forward," says technology professional Lisa Roberson. When she wasn't selected for...
  • Sequester is fed speak for Now Hiring; government posts 27,000 high-paying job openings

    05/28/2013 1:38:13 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 27, 2013 | Luke Rosiak
    The budget cuts known as sequestration were supposed to wreak havoc, forcing the shrinking of critical workforces including airport security officers and food inspectors. But since sequestration kicked in March 4, the government has posted openings for 4,300 federal job titles to hire some 10,300 people. The median position has a salary topping out at $76,000, and one-fourth of positions pay $113,000 or more, according to an analysis by The Washington Times of federal job listings. Altogether, the jobs will pay up to $792 million per year. Including job postings that have been open since before sequestration, the government is...
  • 23 Ways Your Wall Street Job Will Ruin Your Life

    03/26/2013 2:47:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/26/2013 | Linette Lopez and Julia La Roche
    If you're considering going to Wall Street, you should really know what you're getting into. Yes, you will get paid better than average people all over the world. Yes, you will get to learn new things constantly, and yes, you will be involved in important transactions (well, hopefully) and meet interesting clients. However, there is a downside, and it's generally all in your head. A Wall Street veteran, who will remain anonymous, gave us a laundry list of ways working on the Street can actually ruin your life. Wall Streeters have to deal with a distorted sense of money, questions...
  • Obama Job Approval Rating Lower than Nixon´s

    01/29/2013 9:02:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/29/13 | AWR Hawkins
    According to Gallup, President Obama is tied with George W. Bush for most unpopular re-elected president since Gallup began measuring presidential job-approval in 1945. In fact, Gallup found that apart from Bush, "every president...has had a higher job-approval rating in the January following his reelection than Obama has." Obama´s approval rating is at 52. Think about it this way--following reelection, President Reagan´s approval numbers beat Obama´s by 11 points, President Eisenhower´s beat Obama´s by 21, and a much-derided Republican President named Richard Nixon
  • Allen West Takes New Media Job With PJ Media (Video)

    01/15/2013 8:59:40 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/15/2013 | Allen West announced tonight that he is taking a new media job with PJ Media.
    Allen West announced tonight that he is taking a new media job with PJ Media. Allen made the announcement during his interview with Greta Van Susteren. Michelle Fields and radio host John Phillips will join him in this new venture.
  • Editorial: Obamacare, the ultimate job killer

    11/24/2012 3:17:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Editorial: Obamacare, the ultimate job killerPublished on November 24, 2012 **SNIP** Total: ~6,000+ jobs Of course, the latest is causing quite a stir. Hostess, maker of the ever-love Twinkie, is closing their doors and letting 18,500 employees go. This has hit America’s obese population like a sugar brick. Unfortunately, they have no one to blame but themselves and their votes. While the headlines read that labor negations are to blame, the bigger story is an uncertain economy and new taxation. Part of the increased labor cost is Obamacare, and as a result the union was asked to reduce benefits and/or...
  • Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job

    11/15/2012 8:54:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Penny Star
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus--wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extramarital affair--to a $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, created by the Dodd-Frank law, was placed by that law under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. The funding of the CFBP, which comes from the Federal Reserve, is not subject to congressional oversight. Mrs. Petraeus became a member of the CFPB Implementation Team on Jan. 12, 2011. She is now the assistant director for the Office of...
  • Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    11/09/2012 6:19:37 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 148 replies
    Red State ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ben Howe
    If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.” According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.” There is now widespread condemnation of the program as being sloppy and poorly deployed.
  • Futures Tick Up Amid Upbeat Data

    11/01/2012 6:18:57 AM PDT · by mykroar · 15 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 11/1/2012 | Adam Samson
    Two better-than-expected reports on the U.S. labor market, coupled with a round of strong manufacturing data from China, lifted stock-index futures on Thursday. Today's Markets As of 8:35 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 14 points to 13043, S&P 500 futures climbed 0.75 point to 1408 and Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 8.3 points to 2649. The markets capped October on a weak note, with the Dow sliding some 2.5%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fared worse, tumbling 4.5%. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2012/11/01/futures-flat-ahead-busy-day/#ixzz2Ayb3U0e7
  • Job Killers: A Rogues' Gallery

    10/31/2012 9:22:37 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/2012 | William Baldwin
    Employers chopped 8.7 million jobs during the recession. Is it possible they overdid it—and that’s why the recovery is so terrible? If this theory is correct, then we have a third set of culprits for the dismal state of the economy today. Two causes we can all agree on: the bursting of the home price bubble and the collapse of spending by over-indebted consumers. The third reason for the weak recovery would be that employers are messing up. They have been too quick to fire workers and too slow to hire.
  • The Real Unemployment Rate (What would the rate be if people who want a job entered the workforce?)

    10/08/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 10/08/2012 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    The latest jobs report is out, showing the economy added 114,000 jobs, beating estimates of 113,000. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, the Department of Labor reported, due to the addition of 873,000 people who self-identified as employed. That rate was a sharp drop from the 8.1% a month earlier. Those jobs were mostly part-time in nature. Also, the 7.8% jobless rate understates the problem of the underemployed. What would the unemployment rate be if all the people who want a job suddenly re-entered the workforce? Answer: 11.63%. For the math, see below. If the labor force participation rate had...
  • Software firm has jobs it can't fill (Needs JAVA programmers in FL)

    09/04/2012 10:56:36 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 43 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/4/12 | Jim Stratton
    At a time when legions of people are looking for work, Richard McNeight has an unusual problem. The president of Modus Operandi, a Melbourne-based software company, McNeight has eight job openings he can't fill. He has been looking for months, but hasn't found the right candidates. "I have two full-time recruiters working for me," he said. The problem is this: Programmers at Modus Operandi, which has about 60 employees, must meet two key qualifications. They must be fluent in the computer language Java and be eligible for a U.S. security clearance. The company works almost exclusively for the military and...
  • A College Degree Doesn’t Guarantee a Good Job

    08/10/2012 7:10:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Ticker ^ | 08/10/2012 | Gary Schilling
    Anyone who has a kid in college knows that August can be the cruelest month. That's when the bill for the fall semester is due and usually it's higher than the bill for any previous semester. Over the past decade college tuition and fees have been increasing much faster than the rate of inflation. The average annual cost for tuition, fees and room and board is $38,600 for a private 4-year college and $17,000 for a public 4-year college (for out-of state residents it's $30,000), according to the College Board. These rising costs coupled with a sluggish economy are driving...
  • Does Your Job Really Require Algebra?

    08/08/2012 4:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/08/2012 | Jacob Vigdor
    America has a math problem. We've had a math problem for at least fifty years - since the Soviets launched Sputnik, if not before. Our high school students have trouble competing with those raised in considerably poorer nations, and we aren't producing enough talented scientists and engineers to ensure our nation a leadership position in the twenty-first century knowledge economy. If you think about it the right way, that's not just one math problem - it's two. You might think of improving math skills of both "average" students and the nation's top students as two birds that could be killed...