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  • Fudging The Jobs Data

    06/22/2011 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 22, 2011 | Staff
    Economy: When President Obama claimed he created 2.1 million private-sector jobs, the first transcript had the audience responding with "laughter." That's since been changed to "applause," but the joke's on us in any case. In Obama's speech at a DNC event Monday, he bragged that "over the last 15 months we've created over 2.1 million private-sector jobs." Apparently, according to the revised transcript, the audience applauded. Instead, they should have booed him off the stage. Sure, 2.1 million jobs sounds like a lot. But you don't have to look very hard to see that it's definitely not something to boast...
  • Interview Tips: The Right Way To Answer "Tell Me About Yourself"

    06/10/2011 11:37:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2011 | Patricia Laya
    There are a couple questions that everyone dreads in an interview. "What is your greatest weakness?" "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "Tell me about yourself." It's the default question (and the first) in most interviews, and to many candidates, it can feel like a trap. So we spoke with executive headhunters and career coaches about how best to answer this question. "They want to gauge how the person thinks," says Eileen Finn, president of executive search firm Eileen Finn & Associates in New York. Even though there is no one right answer, focusing on the past,...
  • Austan Goolsbee: 'Stiff Headwinds' Slow Job Creation

    06/05/2011 2:10:30 PM PDT · by Son House · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 5, 2011 | By IMTIYAZ DELAWALA
    "Our effort now as a government should be to get the private sector to help them stand up and lead the recovery," Goolsbee told "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour, citing efforts on regulatory review, while maintaining policies such as reduced payroll taxes through the end of the year. "We've got to rely on policies that are trying to leverage the private sector and give incentives to private sector to be doing the growth." Goolsbee cautioned against reading too much into the report, saying "stiff headwinds" from shocks such as the disaster in Japan and higher gas prices impacted the employment...
  • Goodbye jobs, hello QE3?

    06/03/2011 6:46:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/03/11 | Nin-Hai Tseng
    Goodbye jobs, hello QE3? By Nin-Hai Tseng, writer-reporter June 3, 2011: 10:22 AM ET It's official: Most economists have been way too optimistic about pace of the economic recovery. Will the latest jobs numbers spur the Fed to act again? FORTUNE -- Virtually everyone has been wishfully thinking that what's been slowing down the U.S. economy was only temporary. But the spate of crushingly disappointing economic data has all but confirmed that most economists have been way too optimistic, and that the problems ailing markets are not going to disappear anytime soon. jobsStart with today's unnerving unemployment figures, which will...
  • Government Doesn't Create Jobs

    05/25/2011 7:08:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 25, 2011 | Staff
    Economic Policy: In a joint op-ed with the British prime minister, President Obama admits that jobs are created by an innovative private sector. So why is he strangling ours with regulations, rules and taxes? We would hope it was a candid admission of the truth rather than just boilerplate rhetoric in an op-ed in the Times of London by President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. But there it was: "Governments do not create jobs; bold people and innovative businesses do." For once, the president is spot on. Businesses create jobs to fill a need, and their incentive is...
  • Outsourcing goes full circle as Indian firms look to the U.S. for cheap labour

    05/23/2011 11:05:18 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/23/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It's a frustration experienced by most people when they've made phone calls to large companies. An unfamiliar voice answers the phone in a call centre hundreds of miles away where cheap labour is commonplace. But in a reversal of fortunes it now appears that large Indian companies are actually now themselves outsourcing - to U.S. shores. Large corporations that have boomed in India amid the country's nimble economy have been drawn to the U.S. where unemployment has soared. Struggling residents desperate for work are paid between $12 and $14 a hour to be stationed in tiny cubicles for long shifts...
  • 7 Things Not to Say During a Job Interview

    05/22/2011 1:48:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 127 replies
    FOX Business ^ | March 18, 2011 | Kathryn Elizabeth Tuggle
    When interviewing for a job, we all want to put our best foot forward, but sometimes we end up putting it in our mouths instead. Even though you may feel comfortable chatting and making small talk with your interviewer, it’s best to leave some things unsaid. We checked in with experts to find seven things you should never say during an interview. 1.) Don't Compliment the Interviewer's Appearance in Any Way. Don’t say: “I love your skirt!”. 2.) Don’t Cry. Don’t say: “It was the hardest thing I ever went through, and I still break down just thinking about it.”...
  • Three Ways of Living | The Introduction to Three Philosophies of Life (Book Review)

    05/10/2011 6:15:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Ignatius ^ | not given | Peter Kreeft
    Three Ways of Living | The Introduction to Three Philosophies of Life | Peter Kreeft The Inexhaustibility of Wisdom Literature I have been a philosopher for all of my adult life, and the three most profound books of philosophy that I have ever read are Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs. In fact, the book that first made me a philosopher, at about age fifteen, was Ecclesiastes. Books of philosophy can be classified in many ways: ancient versus modern, Eastern versus Western, optimistic versus pessimistic, theistic versus atheistic, rationalistic versus irrationalistic, monistic versus pluralistic, and many others. But the...
  • Baby Boomer moms keep supporting grown kids?

    04/15/2011 12:43:50 PM PDT · by decimon · 117 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2011 | Barbara Liston
    ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – More than half of Baby Boom-generation mothers support adult children financially and 60 percent are the go-to person when their grown kids encounter problems, according to a survey issued on Thursday. That trend contrasted with the 86 percent of those 46- to 65-year-old women surveyed who said they were fully independent of their own parents by age 25. "We wanted to get the hell out as soon as possible," said Liz Kitchens, a partner in The Kitchens Group, a public opinion research firm in Orlando, Florida, that conducted the survey. > Helen Bernstein, a 54-year-old former...
  • Obama Job Approval at 41%, Tying His Low

    04/15/2011 11:16:58 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 47 replies
    Gallup ^ | 4/15/2011 | Gallup
    PRINCETON, NJ - The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average shows 41% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. That ties his low as president, which he registered three times previously -- twice in August 2010 and once in October 2010. July 2009-April 2011 Trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? % Approve The current 41% approval rating from April 12-14 polling includes interviews conducted before and after Obama announced his plan for deficit reduction on Wednesday. It also comes in the same week Congress...
  • Job openings rise to highest point since Sept.'08 (BS Alert)

    04/13/2011 9:32:20 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2011 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Businesses in February posted the largest number of job openings in more than two years, evidence that hiring is picking up as the economy grows. The Labor Department said Wednesday that employers advertised 3.1 million available jobs that month, the most since September 2008. That was the height of the financial crisis, when Lehman Brothers collapsed. The competition for those jobs is easing, though still intense. The department's report shows that there were 4.4 people, on average, competing for each available job in February. That's down from nearly 7 in July 2009, but still above the approximately...
  • Poor morale and job cuts threaten NHS reform, says RCN

    04/10/2011 12:25:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | 4/10/11 | Nick Triggle
    Nurse leaders will warn this week that poor morale and job cuts threaten to derail the government's reform programme of the NHS in England. The issues, along with wider concerns about the overhaul, will be key themes of the Royal College of Nursing's annual conference in Liverpool. RCN leader Peter Carter has said nurses were being pushed to the limit, working extra hard to keep services going. The health secretary is not expected to give a speech but will meet delegates. It is understood Andrew Lansley is attending the conference as part of the government's "listening exercise" over its shake-up...
  • I'm Warming to the Idea of Donald Trump Telling Obama: ‘You’re Fired’

    04/08/2011 11:14:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    When Donald Trump began testing the presidential waters in late February, it was easy to discard his efforts as nothing more than a public relations ploy. It seemed “The Don” was just looking for one more way to get the Trump name up in lights. Thus, like so many others, I was not impressed. Yet since that time, Trump has carved out a niche for himself politically and has not only proven his sincerity in considering a presidential run, but has also risen to the point of being the 2nd most popular candidate among possible GOP primary contestants. He has...
  • Is America Becoming The Land Of The Part-Time Job?

    04/08/2011 8:26:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 04/08/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Do you need a good job? If so, there are millions of other Americans that are just like you. Unfortunately, most of the jobs that are available in America today are either part-time jobs, temp jobs or are "independent contractor" jobs. The "full-time job with benefits" is a dying breed. There are so many desperate unemployed workers in America today that companies don't have to roll out the red carpet anymore. Instead, they can just hire a horde of inexpensive part-timers and temps that they don't have to give any benefits to. But isn't the employment situation supposed to be...
  • Pew Poll: Obama Struggling With White Voters

    04/08/2011 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | April 7, 2011 | 5:11 PM | By Ronald Brownstein
    The latest Pew Research Center national poll released today underscores how slender a beachhead President Obama has established among whites more than two years into his presidency. In his 2008 election, Obama ran well only among two groups of whites -- young people and white women with at least a four year college education, two groups that are generally receptive to government activism. In the 2010 GOP landslide, those groups stuck with Democrats relatively more loyally than the rest of the white electorate, but the party's support tumbled even among them. Figures provided to National Journal by Pew from the...
  • 'It's slave labour, but it teaches you a lot': The harsh realities of working as an intern

    03/28/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 8:00 PM on 26th March 2011 | By Jane Phillimore
    For increasing numbers of young college leavers, getting a foot on the career ladder means taking an unpaid internship, with no guarantee of a permanent job at the end. Is this all about opportunity or exploitation? Five graduates tell Jane Phillimore their experiences
  • Unmarried Pastor, Seeking a Job, Sees Bias ('Once I say I'm Single, Never Married, I'm Done')

    03/22/2011 3:12:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/22/2011 | Erik Eckholm
    Like all too many Americans, Mark Almlie was laid off in the spring of 2009 when his workplace downsized. He has been searching for an appropriate position ever since, replying to more than 500 job postings without success. But Mr. Almlie, despite a sterling education and years of experience, has faced an obstacle that does not exist in most professions: He is a single pastor, in a field where those doing the hiring overwhelmingly prefer married people and, especially, married men with children. Mr. Almlie, 37, has been shocked, he says, at what he calls unfair discrimination, based mainly on...
  • NPR exec leaving immediately; will not join Aspen Institute (Ron Schiller)

    03/09/2011 8:54:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/9/11 | Michael Calderone
    NPR executive Ron Schiller already accepted another job and was expected to leave the network in May. But Schiller's incendiary comments caught on a hidden camera, and released Tuesday morning, will speed up that departure. [See update] Update: Ron Schiller will not be joining the Aspen Institute as planned, according to a spokesman for the organization. "Ron Schiller has informed us that, in light of the controversy surrounding his recent statements, he does not feel that it's in the best interests of the Aspen Institute for him to come work here," the spokesman said in a statement to The Cutline.
  • Introducing myself and a tale of a typical conservative

    02/27/2011 8:32:12 PM PST · by exiledinchicago · 47 replies
    Hi everyone. New here. 42 year old lifelong conservative raised by conservative parents. Dad ran successful company for 41 years before selling it and retiring. Mom has run successful business for 25 years. Earliest political memory is my Grandfather on the night of the 1976 Republican Convention saying "He will be back and in 4 years he will bring this country back" He had a horrible feeling about Carter and that Ford would lose and he was of course referring to Ronald Reagan who would be back in 4 years. I have a story that I think is typical of...
  • 'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum

    02/27/2011 1:36:00 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:40 PM on 27th February 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    "'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum after discovering her 14-year-old daughter is pregnant" A woman who is set to become Britain's youngest grandmother at 29 said it was 'her worst nightmare' when she discovered her 14-year-old daughter was pregnant. Kelly John said she always hoped Tia would not repeat her mistake and become pregnant at 14. But after getting over the shock, the grandmother-to-be has vowed to do 'everything' to bring up the new baby.