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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.
  • 'It's unlawful say members of African American Students after WHITE freshman gets director job

    02/17/2011 5:37:48 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:16 AM on 18th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Members of an African American Student Union were left open-mouthed and outraged after a white, freshman was hired for a top job within the group. Torey McCleskey, a first year student at University of North Florida, was handed the coveted assistant director role, after a unanimous decision from the institution's Senate. However AASU members argue that Mr McCleskey, an athletic training and sports medicine student, has never actually set foot in the AASU's office.
  • Shirley Sherrod's USDA Job Offer: Deputy Director of the Office of Advocacy and Outreach (Flashback)

    02/16/2011 10:07:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cbs news ^ | July 27, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    (Credit: CBS) Shirley Sherrod, who was forced to resign from the Department of Agriculture after an out-of-context video of remarks she made were published on a conservative website, is still considering the formal job offer she received from the USDA, she tells CBS News Producer Daniel Steinberger. The department has offered Sherrod a position titled Deputy Director of the office of advocacy and outreach at the USDA, she says. The offer was delivered in a draft that puts into writing what Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack offered her on the phone last week. Sherrod said she sat down to read...
  • Job Growth Too Low, Deficit Must Be Controlled: Bernanke

    02/10/2011 10:36:01 AM PST · by Son House · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9 Feb 2011 | By Reuters
    U.S. unemployment is too high despite an improving economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday, suggesting the central bank has no intention of cutting short a $600 billion bond-buying program. In testimony to the House of Representatives Budget Committee that largely echoed a speech he delivered last week, the Fed chief also warned about the dangers of unsustainable budget deficits. Acknowledging a recent pickup in the economy, Bernanke said a sharp drop in the jobless rate to 9 percent in January from 9.8 percent in November, the biggest two-month decline since 1958, was "grounds for optimism." However,...
  • Judge launches tirade against workless Britain and says: 'My court is full of feckless layabouts'

    02/08/2011 10:31:02 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:32 AM on 9th February 2011 | James Tozer
    A judge delivered an extraordinary tirade against workless Britain yesterday. Ian Trigger said it was no wonder foreign workers were ‘flooding’ into the country when his court dealt with so many ‘workshy’ layabouts. The judge’s target was Anthony Roberts, a 30-year-old career criminal who was arrested after bursting into a terrified family’s home.
  • Facebook post upsets father of 23

    01/23/2011 9:36:41 AM PST · by chemicalman · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | January 23, 2011 | John DeSantis
    THIBODAUX — Larry Luther didn’t see the Facebook post by a Terrebonne Parish child-support hearing officer about a barroom bouncer appearing before him who has 23 children and “too much time on his hands.” But people who read a Courier and Daily Comet story containing questions about the posting’s propriety had little trouble determining who the posting was about and called Luther to tell him. Now the 41-year-old grandfather says he is preparing to file a Louisiana Judiciary Commission complaint against the hearing officer, William Dunckelman. “I am waiting on the papers in the mail,” Luther said Friday night. “I...
  • Nothing Is Stable Anymore

    02/02/2011 6:30:06 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Nothing Is Stable Anymore2-2-2011 The world is becoming a very unstable place, and the pace at which things are changing all around us has become absolutely mind-numbing. In fact, change has become one of the only constants in today's world. Once upon a time, people in the United States could actually make 20 or 30 year plans and feel confident about achieving them. But now, nothing is stable anymore. The financial crisis showed us that some of the biggest corporations on the globe can collapse in a single day. The events of the past few weeks have shown us that...
  • Unemployed Americans Are Still Way to Optimistic

    01/30/2011 6:41:28 PM PST · by FromLori · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/28/2011 | John Carney
    "Despite today's nearly double-digit unemployment rate, 4 in 10 unemployed Americans expect to get a job in the next four weeks and one in three underemployed have the same expectations with respect to obtaining a full-time job." That's the finding of a new Gallup poll released yesterday. I guess it's nice that so many Americans remain upbeat in the face of our economic challenges. But this goes beyond upbeat into pure delusion. As Mish points out, there are around 14.5 million unemployed people. In order to employ 40% of them, businesses would have to create 5.95 million jobs. In December...
  • Sloth nation: America has taken laziness to new lows

    01/30/2011 6:21:25 AM PST · by lowbridge · 125 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 29, 2011 | Leslie Gornstein
    “I’m ready to offer my services for ur project. Contact me at ur earliest convenience 2 arrange for interview. Thanks in advance for ur consideration.” That’s a real cover letter from a real person claiming to be a real professional, who thinks she can get a real job. The letter was fielded by publicist and trend-spotter Richard Laermer, who gets so many of these he collects them and, when asked, forwards them to reporters for fun. The letter “just made me shake my head till it nearly fell off.” But it isn’t rare. In fact, Laermer says, it’s typical. “Lazy...
  • Dallas strip clubs worried about stripper shortage for Super Bowl weekend

    01/28/2011 12:46:46 PM PST · by Justaham · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-28-11 | Caroline May
    A 9.4 percent unemployment rate? Pish posh! In Dallas-Fort Worth exotic club managers across the city are desperately seeking strippers for Super Bowl weekend. These adult clubs currently are estimated to be experiencing a total shortage of 10,000 exotic dancers as they attempt to meet a tourist to stripper ratio of 30:1. Dallas strip joint Showtime Cabaret is advertising like crazy to bring in the chicas. The gentlemen’s club is currently in need of 140 more gams (or, for those who failed math and/or never mastered 1930s colloquialisms, 70 additional girls) to bring their total number of dancers to 120....
  • The real snow job in D.C.: Obamacare waivers skyrocket to 729 + 4 states; 4 new SEIU waiver winners

    01/26/2011 6:44:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/26/11 | Michelle Malkin
    The nation’s capital is freaking out over a winter snowstorm. But everyone else should be up in arms over the real snow job in Washington this week. While the Democrats continued to extol Obamacare and the president defended the behemoth law during the Date of the Union, HHS was quietly presiding over a massive Obamacare Waiver-mania explosion. When last we examined the growing list, privileged escapees topped 222. Now: The list is at 729 — plus 4 states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and Tennesse). Among the many new union refugees are x new SEIU locals : -SEIU Health and Welfare...
  • Washington DC is best US city to land job(for obvious reason)

    01/09/2011 3:43:19 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 01/09/11 | Jane Han
    01-09-2011 17:25 Washington DC is best US city to land job By Jane Han NEW YORK — You’re desperate to land a job in the U.S., so where is your best bet to get hired? Start looking in Washington D.C., according to latest job reports. The nation’s capital was ranked the No. 1 job market in the U.S. by and, both online job sites that aggregate job listings and release monthly employment indexes. Keeping its top position for three straight years, Washington D.C. is considered ideal as it is flush with government-related jobs in the public and private...
  • Barney Frank tells young TV interviewers job exhausts him (old, tired, wants more fwee time)

    01/07/2011 11:04:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/07/11 | Donna Goodison
    Barney Frank tells young TV interviewers job exhausts himBy Donna Goodison Friday, January 7, 2011 - Updated 4 minutes ago He’s old, he’s tired and thinks it would be nice to have some free time and not have to read a lot of very boring and very complicated stuff that he doesn’t care about. That’s what U.S. Rep. Barney Frank told three college-age “Roadtrip Nation” interviewers during a July 2009 sit-down in his Washington, D.C., office for the public television program that aired Wednesday on ’GBH Kids. “I’m tired, and I think . . . it’d be nice to have...
  • Homeless Man with Golden Radio Voice Will Have Your Ears Ringing for Days [Video]

    01/04/2011 11:12:39 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 47 replies
    Gizmodo / Gawker ^ | Jan 4, 2011 12:20 PM | Marisa Gladstone
    Meet Ted Williams, a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio who has a God-given gift. Unfortunately, he has no way to share it. Anyone looking to hire someone for voiceovers? Look no further. LINK TO VIDEO
  • How would you grade President Barack Obama's year? (Freep this poll)

    01/01/2011 4:37:01 PM PST · by FromLori · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/1/11
    Scroll down to the bottom right and give him his grade. I Gave the obamination an F...
  • Ore. minimum wage goes up Jan. 1; Wash. already highest in U.S.

    12/30/2010 8:29:08 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 13 replies · 14+ views
    KATU ^ | 12/28/10 | KATU News and Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. – On Jan. 1 the minimum wage throughout Oregon state goes up by a dime, to $8.50 an hour. This cements Oregon and Washington's positions as the two highest-paid states for minimum-wage workers in the U.S. Washington comes in first, at $8.55. Except for the past two years, Washington state's rate has risen steadily since voters passed Initiative 688 in 1998, which matched wage increases to inflation. Oregon comes in second. Federal minimum wage is $7.25. ...
  • Need A Job? Too Bad! Good Jobs Are Being Shipped Out Of America As Part Of New One World Economy

    12/20/2010 8:50:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 2+ views
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12/18/2010 | Michael Snyder
    I hope that you enjoy the cheap foreign-made plastic trinkets that you will be exchanging with your family and friends this holiday season, because they are literally destroying the U.S. economy. As part of the new "one world economy" that both Democrats and Republicans insist is so good for us, millions of good paying middle class jobs have been shipped out of America. Do you need a job? Are you wondering where all the good jobs went? Well, the next time you are out just walk into a store and start looking at the product labels. Most of the things...
  • Wind Group Warns of Job Losses Without Grants

    12/08/2010 5:24:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/8/10 | Frederic J. Frommer
    The wind industry urged Congress on Tuesday to extend a cash grant program for production of renewable energy, claiming tens of thousands of jobs are at stake. Meanwhile, a bird advocacy group, the American Bird Conservancy, cautioned lawmakers to limit grant recipients to those who take steps to protect wildlife — arguing that such protections are needed to prevent avoidable bird fatalities at windmills. The flurry of lobbying came as Congress took up a tax package that includes President Barack Obama's compromise with Republicans on tax cuts. The American Wind Energy Association wants the package to include
  • Net job impact of stimulus zero, from SF Federal Reserve study

    12/05/2010 4:09:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/5/10 | Richard Baehr
    A study by Daniel J. Wilson of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, suggests that the net job creation from the $814 billion stimulus bill passed in February, 2009, was zero by August 2010. (snip)his is an astounding result, which destroys the Paul Krugman argument that the economy would be so much better right now, if only Congress had approved much more spending in February 2009
  • This is world Deadliest Job Climbing The Tower 1700 Feet Just Too [sic] Work

    11/19/2010 2:53:50 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 75 replies
    I think this is the world deadliest job.
  • NAACP voluntarily dismisses bias suit against US Airways

    11/10/2010 1:57:06 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Tue, Nov. 9, 2010 | By Linda Loyd
    What began as a startling NAACP suit accusing US Airways Group Inc. of discriminating against its African American employees at Philadelphia International Airport has ended with a settlement and a pledge by the airport's largest carrier to strengthen workplace diversity. On the matter of the monetary terms and whether the three former US Airways employees named as plaintiffs in January's federal class-action suit would get - or even want - their old jobs back, no one would say.
  • Job Openings in U.S. Decreased 163,000 in September

    11/09/2010 11:56:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    business week ^ | 11/9/10 | Shobhana Chandra
    Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Job openings in the U.S. dropped in September for a second month, signaling a sustained labor market rebound will take time to develop, a government report showed. Openings decreased by 163,000 to 2.93 million, the Labor Department said today in Washington. The number of people hired rose from the prior month and separations declined. The unemployment rate was 9.6 percent for a third month in October even as payrolls increased 151,000, Labor Department figures showed last week. Growth in the world’s largest economy may need to quicken before enough jobs are created to make up for...
  • Have Women Abandoned Democrats?

    10/29/2010 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 29,2010 | annem040359
    This should not come as any surprise, considering many women manage family household budgets, as well as start and maintain new small businesses. Also many conservative women are running for public office and this coming Tuesday could see a “spike” in the numbers on the federal and state levels. Also many, many women have had for nearly two years, been involved with the “tea party movement”, from attending to planning them. Sadly, many women have also been subjected to layoffs from job positions, which also make the people of my gender turn against the Democrats.
  • For some, jobless benefits trump a job

    10/22/2010 10:49:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/21/10 | Allison Linn
    For some, jobless benefits trump a jobWork sometimes pays less than benefits in such a weak job market By Allison Linn - Senior writer updated 10/21/2010 11:31:28 AM ET You know the economy has become truly screwy when it pays more to collect jobless benefits than to get an actual job. The economy is so weak and jobs are so scarce that some people are finding that it isn’t worth it to work. These workers say that’s because the only jobs available are part-time or low-wage gigs that would not only be a big step down from their previous careers...
  • Most Americans (54 %) believe Obama should be a one-term president: poll

    10/21/2010 11:00:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2010 | CLEMENTE LISI
    A majority of Americans don't think President Obama deserves to keep his job, a poll released today shows. With less than two weeks to go before the midterm elections, a survey conducted by Gallup shows that only 39 percent of Americans think Obama deserves to be re-elected in 2012. A staggering 54 percent think he should be a one-term president, the poll found. Earlier this year, between 46 and 48 percent of Americans said Obama should be re-elected. The survey also shows that Obama has averaged a job approval rating of 44.7 percent during the first seven quarters of his...
  • 85% of College Grads Move Back Home

    NEW YORK ( -- Getting a degree used to be a stepping stone to limitless career opportunities. Now it's more of a hiatus from living under your parents' roof. Stubbornly high unemployment -- nearly 15% for those ages 20-24 -- has made finding a job nearly impossible. And without a job, there's nowhere for these young adults to go but back to their old bedrooms, curfews and chore charts. Meet the boomerangers.
  • Obama Jobs Bill Could be Job Killer for Small Businesses

    09/15/2010 4:03:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 15, 2010 | American Small Business League
    Barack Obama’s small business jobs bill contains a dangerous loophole that could encourage billions of dollars in fraud in small business contracting programs, and protect fraudulent companies from prosecution. The bill is currently pending in the U.S. Senate. Section 1341 of H.R. 5297, the Small Business Jobs Act, contains provisions that would allow the Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop policies and procedures that would protect large businesses that have misrepresented themselves as small businesses from prosecution for felony contracting fraud. Since 2003, over a dozen federal investigations have found billions of dollars a month in federal small business contracts...
  • In sour U.S. job market, military recruitment thriving

    09/06/2010 5:02:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/6/10 | Scott Farwell
    Young lovers Chris White and Beatrice Mahoney sat down and did the math. He's 20, she's 19. They've been together three years. Neither has a career, and the national unemployment rate is 9.5 percent. Here's what they came up with – the Marine Corps.(Snip)But Gilroy said Army researchers discovered something surprising when they polled new recruits about their reasons for enlisting – "service to country" was the No. 1 response.
  • I landed a Job at long lost

    08/28/2010 12:02:12 PM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 80 replies
    I just started working for ROI at their Caterpillar plant in Seguin TX. I have not worked since January and I am glad to be working again. I am working from 3pm to midnight with a promise of lot's of overtime. Many heart felt thanks to all who prayed for my wife and I.Praise be to God for you all
  • Nine Percent Is Now Full Employment in America (Is this the new normal we'll have to get use to?)

    08/27/2010 6:16:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 08/27/2010 | Michael James McDonald
    Without excessive government or consumer spending - which can only create temporary jobs - we believe 9% is now close to full employment in America. Although this statement is initially somewhat shocking, we've been expecting it and only recently realized why it took so long to finally show up. For ten years - from 1998 to 2008 - excess consumer spending, which amounted to about $400 billion a year, created millions of temporary but really nonessential jobs. This somewhat artifical job production masked for ten years the damage being done to America from the loss of 20 million jobs to...
  • Fishermen against Obama job destruction

    08/24/2010 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 8/24/10 | michelle malkin
    I spotlighted the neon green radical-led White House ocean grab last week that is undermining the health of the fishing industry. On Thursday, a fleet of fishermen will gather at Martha’s Vineyard to protest Obama’s destructive eco-policies. It’s just one more wave of the citizen backlash by thousands of victims of the White House war on jobs (flashback: Pushing back: Thousands of Obama’s drilling moratorium victims rally in La. ). From the Gloucester Daily Times via the Boston Herald: Leaders of the recreational and commercial fishing industry are planning a boat protest against federal policies Thursday outside the harbor of...