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  • The total number of federal jobs lost to sequestration? That would be… one.

    05/08/2014 6:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    After Congress approved and President Obama subsequently signed into law the Budget Control Act of 2011 — complete with the provision that automatic spending cuts that came to be known as sequestration would kick in on March 1st, 2013 if the so-called “super commitee” failed to come up with more specific deficit reduction measures — we were treated to all kinds of warnings about how absolutely necessary it was that Congress learn to cooperate, because sequestration would be beyond devastating. Teachers and firefighters would start receiving pink slips; TSA lines at airports would grow to prohibitive lengths; the White House...
  • CNN Cuts, Reassigns 50 Employees Across News, Digital Divisions

    05/05/2014 6:32:51 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 41 replies
    THEWRAP.COM ^ | May 1, 2014 @ 4:04 pm | L.A. Ross and Sharon Waxman
    Producers have the chance to be rehired – at lower salaries CNN cut or reduced 50 positions across multiple divisions on Thursday, changing roles and reducing positions and salaries across the board, a CNN executive told TheWrap. “There is essentially no head count change,” a network executive wrote in an email. “Fifty positions have been impacted. Roles will [be] changed.” CNN President Jeff Zucker met with newsroom reporters on Thursday to tell them the bad news, an insider told TheWrap. The cuts mainly affect news producers and managers, some of whom will be invited to reapply for new or “updated”...
  • EPA’s Climate Regulations Will Harm American Manufacturing

    03/07/2014 4:12:40 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 35 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 4, 2014 | Nicolas Loris and Filip Jolevski
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) forthcoming climate change regulations for new and existing electricity generating units have been appropriately labeled the “war on coal,”[1] because the proposed limits for carbon dioxide emissions would essentially prohibit the construction of new coal-fired power plants and force existing ones into early retirement. However, the casualties will extend well beyond the coal industry, hurting families and businesses and taking a significant toll on American manufacturing across the nation. Congress should stop the EPA and all other federal agencies from regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Driving Energy Prices Up, Economic Activity Down...
  • (Chicago) City Council cuts off puppy mill pipeline

    03/06/2014 9:52:30 AM PST · by fulltlt · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3/6/2014 | Chicago Sun Times
    The City Council moved Wednesday to cut off the pipeline of puppies purchased in Chicago that come from for-profit breeders condemned as puppy mills. With downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) casting the only dissenting vote, aldermen approved a somewhat watered-down anti-cruelty ordinance championed by City Clerk Susana Mendoza. It would limit the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits at Chicago's 16 pet stores to those animals that come from shelters and humane adoption centers. ... "As a person who grew up with three dogs, I think it's the right thing to do. And I'm proud of the city and...
  • Wells Fargo cuts 700 mortgage jobs

    02/27/2014 5:50:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Minneapolis/St Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 27, 2014 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    Wells Fargo cuts 700 employees, including 203 in the Twin Cities, as demand for mortgages declines.Wells Fargo & Co. said Wednesday that it is cutting 700 employees, including 203 in the Twin Cities, as demand for mortgages continues to shrink. The San Francisco-based bank said it notified affected employees Wednesday, and that almost all of them work at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage campus in south Minneapolis. Some work elsewhere in the Twin Cities. The cuts follow scattered layoffs in the Twin Cities in January in which Wells Fargo laid off fewer than 30 mortgage-related workers. “We currently expect mortgage...
  • Half of General Dynamics Lynn Haven Work Force Looking For Jobs, Again. (730 people)

    02/27/2014 5:53:03 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    WJHG.COM ^ | Updated: Thu 7:39 AM, Feb 27, 2014
    LYNN HAVEN, Fla. General Dynamics has sent letters to 730 of its employees at the ObamaCare call facility that they are being laid off. That's about half of the workforce at the facility in the old SalleMae facility at the Lynn Haven Industrial park. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II of Panama City says the loss of 730 Bay County jobs is a stark reminder of America’s transformation into a part-time, short-term society. The Congressman told NewsChannel 7, " I am saddened that these hardworking men and women are paying the price for the Obama administration’s unyielding pursuit of a job-crushing,...
  • Brayton Point coal plant in Somerset to close, cut 240 jobs

    10/08/2013 11:27:44 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    biz journals ^ | Oct 8, 2013 | Craig Douglas
    The Brayton Point Power Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, is shutting down amid a prolonged slump in energy prices that is forcing power operators nationally to rejigger their budgets and seek out more affordable production strategies. The closure will result in 240 job losses at the Somerset, Mass.-based facility. Its owner, an affiliate of New Jersey-based private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, said in a statement that steps would be taken to mitigate the effects of the job cuts for Brayton Point’s former workers....
  • Chicago - CPS to lay off 2,113 teachers, staff; CTU calls it ‘a bloodbath’

    07/21/2013 1:31:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 18, 2013 | MITCH DUDEK
    Chicago Public Schools officials announced late Thursday that 2,113 teachers and other employees would be laid off Friday, largely due to a giant pension obligation increase that’s straining the system. “In fiscal year ‘14 we’re facing a historic deficit of $1 billion that is driven primarily by a $400 million increase in our annual teacher pension payments,” said CPS spokesman Becky Carroll. “Absent pension reform in Springfield, we have very few options available to us to close that gap, and that has resulted in bringing this crisis to the doorsteps of our schools.” Of those being laid off, 1,077 are...
  • Obama's Animal Barn

    06/21/2013 5:02:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2013 | John Ransom
    While many waited for Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to take the weight of the world markets on his Ivy League shoulders by declaring QE-4EVR-LOL!, the real economists at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco came up with a more detailed explanation for the poor, dragging, sluggish U.S. economy. What they found will astonish you. And yes, this is a true story. “[D]espite all the attention federal spending cuts and sequestration have received,” wrote Brian Lucking and Daniel Wilson in the FRBSF Economic Letter, “our calculations suggest they are not the main contributors to this projected drag [on U.S....
  • Warnaco To Close; 208 Milford Jobs Cut (Connecticut)

    04/06/2013 12:11:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | April 3, 2013 | Luther Turmelle
    Clothing maker The Warnaco Group, recently acquired by New York City-based PVH Corp., is closing its operations at 470 Wheeler's Farms Road in Milford in early June and is laying off 208 people in the process. The layoffs are part of 1,000 that PVH is making as it closes former Warnaco's offices in Florence, Italy; Duncansville, Pa.; Huntingdon, Pa.; New York City, and Hong Kong, in addition to Milford. PVH, which owns and markets the Tommy Hilfiger brand, announced in October it was acquiring Warnaco, whose brands included Calvin Klein and Speedo swimwear, and completed the $2.8 billion cash and...
  • Bank of America to lay off 469 in Newark office

    04/04/2013 9:28:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 3 replies
    nj.com ^ | April 03, 2013 | Tom De Poto and Ed Beeson
    Bank of America said today it’s cutting 469 jobs from its mortgage servicing center in Newark as the number of homeowners delinquent on mortgage payments dwindles. Employees at the offices on the corner of Market Street and University Avenue were given the news last week. “We previously announced intentions to reduce the size of our mortgage servicing operations in line with the successful reduction of our portfolio of delinquent mortgage customers,” the bank said in an e-mailed statement last night. “Compared to peak levels in 2011, today we have fewer than half the number of customers who need the specialized...
  • Bank of America to Lay Off 1,320 Employees in Upstate New York

    04/03/2013 6:24:35 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 10 replies
    Fox Business ^ | April 02, 2013 | Dow Jones Newswires
    Bank of America Corp. (BAC) is laying off 1,320 employees in upstate New York as it will exit a mortgage-servicing facility there at the end of May, according to a filing with the New York State Department of Labor. M&T Bank Corp. (MTB) is taking over Bank of America's Getzville, N.Y., mortgage-servicing facility and hiring about 600 Bank of America employees, a spokesman for the Buffalo, N.Y., bank said. He added M&T has about 400 openings in Buffalo and Bank of America employees can apply for those positions. Bank of America, the nation's second-largest bank by assets behind J.P. Morgan...
  • Detroit closing 50 Parks/Rec. Areas (schadenfreude)

    02/02/2013 1:59:55 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | 02/01/2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Michigan: Detroit Closing 50 ParksDetroit will close nearly half of its parks and will reduce maintenance and services at dozens of others after the City Council passed on a deal that would have had the state operate the city’s Belle Isle park, Mayor Dave Bing said on Friday. Closing 50 of 107 parks will allow the city to keep running Belle Isle, a 985-acre park in the Detroit River, after the Council declined to vote on Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal. Mr. Snyder’s offer called for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to run Belle Isle as a state park, but...
  • WPS Health Insurance files notice of 451 layoffs in Monona, Madison and Wausau

    01/29/2013 4:03:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 7 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1/29/2013 | KAREN RIVEDAL
    Hundreds of job cuts stemming largely from the pending loss of two major federal contracts will begin soon at Monona-based WPS Health Insurance. WPS filed notice with the state Monday that 451 employees in Monona, Madison and Wausau would likely lose their jobs starting March 29. That includes 250 people in Madison and Monona, and 201 in Wausau, where about 300 work now. And there could be more job cuts coming. Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin's leading nonprofit health insurer. It currently employs about 3,600 people, including some 2,500 in the Madison area. Read more: http://host.madison.com/business/wps-health-insurance-files-notice-of-layoffs-in-monona-madison/article_f0188544-69ad-11e2-96de-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz2JPbqF3Hl
  • Layoffs at Kapolei Golf Club - Whatever will King Obama do?

    01/29/2013 3:54:21 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    khon ^ | 1/28/2013
    The Kapolei Golf Club laid off 14 out of 110 employed at the course recently. The employees were from various departments. "After careful consideration and full review of operations, we had to make the difficult decision of reducing our staff at Kapolei Golf Club," said Micah Kane, chief operating officer of Pacific Links Hawaii, in a statement. "This shift enables Pacific Links Hawai'i to operate at optimal efficiency and better provide the high quality of service that our customers have come to expect and solidify the future of our remaining employees. We do not anticipate any further staff cuts." Other...
  • Through The Wire: Reuters Layoffs (up to 3,000)

    01/26/2013 10:00:21 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 15 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 1/22/2013 | Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
    Last week was a bleak one at Thomson Reuters, the financial news and wire service giant. According to sources, as many as 3,000 people were let go, out of approximately 50,000 employees around the globe. Most of the layoffs came from the financial sector—the sales, training and analysts’ divisions—but some were on the editorial side. “Yes, I can confirm there have been layoffs across Thomson Reuters today, including editorial,” Barb Burg, vice president and global head of communications at Reuters, told Talking Biz News last week. “Similar to efforts across the company, the Reuters organization is focusing attention on our...
  • 25,000 Nevadans to lose unemployment benefits without budget deal

    11/28/2012 4:49:59 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 | 11:42 a.m. | By Cy Ryan (contact)
    CARSON CITY — An estimated 25,000 Nevadans will lose their unemployment benefits on Jan. 2 if Congress fails to reach a deal on the federal budget, state officials said. The state Division of Employment Security said today those people are receiving benefits under a federal program that extends state payments. Another 1,000 jobless will exhaust their regular state benefits each week thereafter and not be eligible for the extension, division Administrator Renee Olson said.
  • UDC Asks for $4 Million to Finance Layoffs (DC area)

    11/26/2012 7:12:36 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 13 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | Monday, Nov 26, 2012 | Brandon Benavides
    School plans to layoff 25 faculty and staff members The University of the District of Columbia is asking the city for $4 million to pay for the severance packages of dozens of professors and staff members it wants to lay off. UDC plans to lay off 25 faculty and staff members, and eliminate seven departments and two dozen majors. School officials say it's expensive to eliminate positions because of a strong union presence. The school already eliminated 30 positions. A university spokesperson said the school expects the city to pay for the severance packages because the city ordered UDC to...
  • Sly, others laid off from WTDY radio in Madison, Wisconsin

    11/22/2012 6:45:32 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    Several news staffers at the Madison-based radio station WTDY have been laid off, including talk-show host John "Sly" Sylvester. A company memo says the layoffs included all but one member of the news, traffic and on-air staff at 1670 WTDY-AM and 106.7 WTDY-FM. The WTDY website has been replaced by a holiday message, and the station began airing Christmas music Wednesday. Station operations manager Randy Hawke says officials will announce the new format after the holidays. Sylvester tells WISC-TV ( http://bit.ly/UMT7Mh) he was surprised to hear he and six or seven others were being let go. He says his show...
  • Michigan: Cliffs cutting iron production, affecting 625 jobs

    11/20/2012 5:35:32 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 27 replies
    stamfordadvocate.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 625 people will be laid off when Cliffs Natural Resources idles a Michigan mine and cuts production at a Minnesota operation due to declining demand for iron ore, the company announced Monday. Two of the four production lines at Northshore Mining's taconite plant in Silver Bay will shut down effective Jan. 5, resulting in 125 layoffs, said Cliffs' Minnesota spokeswoman Sandy Karnowski. It has not been determined how those layoffs will be distributed between the plant and Northshore's mine in Babbitt, she said. Cliffs also plans an extended summer shutdown at the Empire Mine near Palmer,...
  • Asking for advice about depression after losing my job

    11/02/2012 11:44:36 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 119 replies
    myself
    Hi all, I hesitated for a long time to post this--particularly because our keyboard is so sticky it is difficult to write and post. I was just hoping for some advice. If I posted in the wrong place, I hope the mods will move it. Julie
  • Officials Pressured Contractors to Change Job Loss Figures, Recordings Reveal

    05/21/2012 2:37:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 21, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    Full Title:"Not The World Real World";Obama Administration Officials May Have Pressured Government Contractors to Change JobL oss estimates Associated With Coal Regulations, Audio Recordings Reveal. The tapes show that unnamed officials with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) asked government contractors to change their calculations of job losses associated with the Stream Protection Rule. A preliminary draft of an environmental impact statement estimated that up to 7,000 coalminers could lose their jobs under the administration’s “preferred” regulation. After a leaked copy of the report went public, officials asked the contractors to compare job estimates to a model...
  • Goodyear's Union City, Tenn., plant to close, eliminating 1,900 jobs

    02/13/2011 1:00:55 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 75 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | February 10, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. | By Tom Bailey Jr.
    Goodyear's plant manager placed its bad-news call to City Hall at 7:58 a.m. Thursday: The Union City plant where 1,900 employees make radial tires will close by year's end. "We were just all surprised, I guess," City Clerk Carolyn Moran said, adding most everyone in this border town of 10,200 knows someone who works at the plant four miles north of City Hall. Union City sits at the Kentucky line, 115 miles northeast of Memphis. The area unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. Goodyear's fourth-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, disclosed the Akron, Ohio-based company will take a one-time $160 million charge...
  • Green Go The Jobs

    12/07/2010 11:48:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Of all of the promises that America’s elites—from academia to the higher echelons of government—make to American youth, none may be quite so suspect as the promise of a greener future, in every sense of the word, if the young will only train for jobs of a similar hue. At a recent Center for American Progress (CAP) conference, U. S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis touted her agency’s training programs for such positions. “I’ve never seen so much assistance available,” gushed the former congressional representative. She doesn’t mention the private sector jobs lost when the government goes full speed ahead...
  • Senators introduce Freedom For Consumer Choice Act

    07/22/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 07/22/2010 | Staff
    FCC Act would stop federal takeover of the Internet, prevent job losses, protect consumer choice, and promote free market competition. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) joined Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Orrin Hatch (R- Utah), John Ensign (R-Nevada), John Thune (R- South Dakota), Tom Coburn (R- Oklahoma), and Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) in introducing the Freedom for Consumer Choice Act (FCC Act). This legislation, based on language from Sen. DeMint’s 2005 Digital Age Communications Act (DACA), is intended to institute needed, market-based reforms to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rulemaking authority. Senator Cornyn said, “This bill protects...
  • I laugh whem DEMS say they inherited job losses from Bush

    07/19/2010 8:32:18 AM PDT · by nametrader · 17 replies · 1+ views
    It's clear to me when looking at the monthly unemployment figures that the jobless rates climbed the month the Democratic Presidential candidate was announced. 2008-05-01 5.4 2008-06-01 5.5 2008-07-01 5.8 2008-08-01 6.1 2008-09-01 6.2 2008-10-01 6.6 2008-11-01 6.9 2008-12-01 7.4 2009-01-01 7.7 2009-02-01 8.2 2009-03-01 8.6 2009-04-01 8.9 2009-05-01 9.4 2009-06-01 9.5 2009-07-01 9.4 2009-08-01 9.7 2009-09-01 9.8 2009-10-01 10.1 2009-11-01 10.0 2009-12-01 10.0 2010-01-01 9.7 2010-02-01 9.7 2010-03-01 9.7 2010-04-01 9.9 2010-05-01 9.7 2010-06-01 9.5
  • White House: The Economics of Workplace Flexibility

    03/31/2010 2:20:42 PM PDT · by Jean S · 13 replies · 572+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 3/31/10 | Cecilia Rouse
    As part of the White House Forum for Workplace Flexibility, the CEA released a report today presenting an economic perspective on flexible workplace policies and practices. Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility (pdf) highlights changes in American society over the past half century, including the increased number of women entering the labor force, the prevalence of families where all adults work, increasing eldercare responsibilities, and the rising importance of continuing education. These changes are among those that have increased the need for flexibility in the workplace. This increased need can be met with flexibility in terms of when...
  • California's last auto plant shuts its doors (California tax base collapsing)

    04/01/2010 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 47 replies · 1,852+ views
    Briebart ^ | 1 April, 2010 | Unattributed
    Employees at the NUMMI plant work on the last Toyota Tacoma truck to come... Employees at the NUMMI plant get a look the last Toyota Tacoma truck to... FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - The last car has rolled off the production lines at California's sole auto plant. Workers are trickling out of the New United Motor Manufacturing plant in Fremont as they complete their tasks and the plant readies to shut down. Nearby, job centers have been set up to help the newly unemployed figure out benefits, retraining and other options. The plant made Toyota Tacoma trucks and Corolla sedans. The...
  • ATT Verizon Deere Caterpillar Suffer Bloody Billion Dollar - Deadly Obamacare Kills Business,Jobs

    03/27/2010 2:03:24 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 1,018+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | March 26, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    You think Obama has been a nightmare? You ain't seen nothing yet. That was just the previews. Have you seen the commercials yet for people who have maxed out their credit cards, have loans over ten thousand that they can't pay back, urging them to apply for stimulus dollars? It's enough to make you puke. For those who played by the rules, worked hard, did the right thing -- you're screwed, the man has you and your wallet and your kids' wallet by the throat. Welcome to the era of the degenerate -- they will be sucking your blood and...
  • John McCain's Fake "Supplement Safety Bill" Dangerous to Your Health

    02/20/2010 9:42:47 AM PST · by molybdenum · 28 replies · 729+ views
    The Voice of Global Health Freedom™ ^ | 2-12-10 | Natural Solutions Foundation
    How to stop them? Generate Huge Opposition and GROW it by dissemination! We are pleased to say that about 16 health freedom and consumer groups have followed our lead and taken p this battle. That is wonderful. Our momentum and leadership are what you, and the other groups, rely on. Our numbers are what the decision-makers respond to ...http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/cat=4
  • (NASA Johnson Space Center) JSC chief 'anxious' about facility's future

    02/09/2010 11:21:25 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 37 replies · 452+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 8, 2010, 9:57PM | ERIC BERGER
    ...In his first public comments since the release of President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget last week, Mike Coats said the space center will have to find new missions besides the International Space Station to replace the waning space shuttle program and the seemingly doomed Constellation program... Of the 17,000 civil servants and contractors who are funded through Johnson Space Center's programs, 7,000 work under the shuttle and Constellation programs. ...Obama's proposed wholesale cancellation of Constellation — NASA's next-generation exploration program that entailed development of rockets to carry humans to orbit, the moon and beyond as well as a versatile...
  • Massive revision will show recession was even worse(8 mn jobs lost since 2007)

    02/05/2010 12:49:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 1,313+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 02/04/10 | Rex Nutting
    Feb. 4, 2010, 10:45 a.m. EST Massive revision will show recession was even worse More than 8 million jobs lost since 2007, updated Labor data will show Friday By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- On Friday, the government's official data on U.S. employment will be updated to reflect what everyone already feels: In terms of job losses, this has been the worst recession since the end of the World War II more than 60 years ago. Instead of job losses of 7.2 million as currently reported, it'll be more like 8.1 million lost jobs, if the annual benchmark revision...
  • Charles River Lab is closing (More Obama job creation)

    01/16/2010 1:54:52 PM PST · by Gordon Pym · 7 replies · 423+ views
    Worcester Telegram ^ | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 | Lisa Eckelbecker
    SHREWSBURY — Charles River Laboratories International Inc., which conducts research for drug developers, will suspend operations at its Shrewsbury facility and lay off 300 workers by mid-2010 because of weak demand for the company's preclinical services, Charles River reported yesterday. The company, based in Wilmington, said it expects to retain about 30 workers who will handle ongoing operations at the plant or take jobs at other Charles River sites. Charles River said it expects the move will cut operating costs by about $20 million this year. The company has no plans at this time to dispose of the plant, said...
  • Networks Fail to Criticize Obama Despite Most Jobs Lost in a Year Since 1940

    01/14/2010 10:23:48 AM PST · by opentalk · 7 replies · 445+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 1/13/2010 | Julia A. Seymour
    Reporters omit failure of stimulus, problems counting jobs created or saved from many jobs stories. The national unemployment rate rests at 10 percent after 85,000 more jobs were lost in December, while the number of people too discouraged to look for work increased by 642,000. CNBC’s Steve Liesman called those figures “absolutely devastating.” Yet the network news media refused to hold President Barack Obama responsible for the losses since the jobs release Jan. 8. Obama has been in office for a full year and made a number of “extravagant” promises regarding job growth, yet network news reports remained uncritical with...
  • What links the Copenhagen conference with the steelworks closing in Redcar?

    12/13/2009 8:52:31 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 632+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12 Dec 2009 | Christopher Booker
    What is the connection between Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian railway engineer who has been much in evidence at the Copenhagen climate conference, as chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and an Indian-owned steel company's decision to mothball its giant Teesside steel works next month, ripping the heart out of the town of Redcar by putting 1,700 people out of work? Nothing of this complex story is likely to be heard in the dreary concrete shed outside Copenhagen where, as temperatures drop towards freezing, 17,000 prime ministers, officials and climate activists are earnestly discussing how the planet...
  • Video-Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty

    10/16/2009 6:02:59 PM PDT · by opentalk · 86 replies · 4,710+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 14, 1009 | Lord Christopher Monckton
    On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change expert, gave a presentation at Bethel College in St. Paul, MN in which he issued a dire warning regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty which is scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009. .. Video 4:11 min
  • Former CBO Chief Calls Obama Administration Fiscal Policies ‘Laughable’

    10/15/2009 4:16:42 PM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies · 670+ views
    CNSNews ^ | October 15, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    former Republican congressional budget chief called the Obama administration’s claims to fiscal responsibility “hypocritical” and “laughable,” noting in particular the mounting unemployment numbers (9.8 percent nationwide) despite the $787-billion stimulus plan enacted in February that he said was poorly designed.
  • The Ugly Job Loss Chart Keeps Getting Uglier

    10/03/2009 5:50:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 91 replies · 2,878+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/02/09 | John Carney
    The Ugly Job Loss Chart Keeps Getting Uglier John Carney|Oct. 2, 2009, 5:10 PM | 1,538 |9 Catherine Rampell at Economix has updated this miserable chart, showing job losses in this recession compared to recent ones (expressed as a percentage of peak employment). The dark blue line that just keeps heading down represents current recession. Since the official start of the recession in December 2007, the economy has had a net loss of about 5.2 percent of its nonfarm payroll jobs. The horizontal axis measures the number of months since the recession started. The vertical axis measures the share of...
  • Job-Killing Policies Could Doom Democrat Hopes

    09/17/2009 3:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,265+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | Michael Barone
    "The level of unemployment is unacceptably high. And will, by all forecasts, remain unacceptably high for a number of years." Who do you suppose said that? A Republican political operative? A Fox News political analyst? One of those several hundred thousand Tea Partiers who assembled in Washington on Sept. 12? No, it was Lawrence Summers, the director of Barack Obama's National Economic Council and, by common consent, one of the world's leading economists Summers made this gloomy forecast in the course of arguing that our economy is headed to "sustained recovery." And while it sounds like self-protective political rhetoric, it...
  • Malls think outside the (big) box

    09/10/2009 11:23:40 AM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies · 604+ views
    CNN ^ | September 9, 2009 | Beth Kowitt
    A freeze in consumer spending, abysmal same-store sales, and a swath of retail bankruptcies have taken a serious toll on your local mall. Nationwide, mall vacancy rates hover at 8.4%, their highest level since commercial real estate research firm REIS started collecting the data almost a decade ago. To keep their storefronts full, mall operators are starting to get creative when it comes to their definition of a tenant.
  • 2.2 Real Jobs Destroyed For Each Single Green Job Created

    09/07/2009 4:14:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies · 449+ views
    The Heartland Institute ^ | July 13, 2009 | Thomas Cheplick
    Do We Really Need A Green Job Czar? The Spanish government's renewable energy initiatives have destroyed 2.2 jobs for every new "green" job created, concludes a new study by economics professor Gabriel Calzada of King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. Calzada says American jobs will suffer the same fate if the United States similarly attempts to promote renewable energy at the expense of conventional energy sources.
  • Childhood Obesity Report Calls For Government Regulations to Limit Access to 'Unhealthy'

    09/02/2009 3:08:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,299+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | September 2, 2009 | Penny Starr
    Childhood Obesity Report Calls For Government Regulations to Limit Access to ‘Unhealthy’ Restaurant Chains Wednesday, September 02, 2009 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) - A newly released report by the Institute for Medicine and the National Research Council details strategies for local governments to combat what it calls an epidemic of childhood obesity, including enacting zoning and land-use regulations that would “restrict fast food establishments near school grounds and public playgrounds.” The report, “Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity,” was compiled by the Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments, a committee of health care...
  • The G-8 Economic Suicide Pact

    07/09/2009 6:08:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 3,065+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2009
    Climate Change: Channeling King Canute, G-8 leaders agree to wreck the world's economy, and ours, by pledging to prevent temperatures from rising more than 4 degrees by 2050. What if the Earth has other plans?Canute was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. He was The One of his time. He once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. As the story goes, he was exercising his ego when in fact he was giving his followers a dose of reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential. We were...
  • Stimulus $'s to End airport Jobs!

    07/05/2009 7:47:57 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 12 replies · 1,021+ views
    Omaha World herald ^ | 07/05/09 | Tom Shaw < Omaha World Herald>
    The KEY sentence, of this Story is... "The new equipment requires fewer people to operate, making it more cost-effective in the long run, TSA officials say."
  • Who here has lost their job because of the Obama Recession?

    07/03/2009 4:56:54 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 27 replies · 908+ views
    7/3/08 | Self
    I'll start. I lost my job as a controls engineer when the factory I worked at cut production by about 70%. Luckily I had another job within a couple of weeks. Date of loss: 3/31/09 New job: 4/27/09
  • Hewlett-Packard to cut 6,400 more jobs

    05/20/2009 9:29:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 39 replies · 966+ views
    bizjournals.com/Triangle Business Journal ^ | 5/20/09 | Steven E.F. Brown
    Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. will cut 2 percent of its employees, about 6,400 people, to save money.
  • When Did Your County's Jobs Disappear? An interactive map

    04/20/2009 11:34:26 AM PDT · by happygrl · 30 replies · 2,729+ views
    Slate ^ | April 15, 2009 | Chris Wilson
    The economic crisis, which has claimed more than 5 million jobs since the recession began, did not strike the entire country at once. A map of employment gains or losses by county tells the story of how those job losses first struck in the most vulnerable regions and then spread rapidly to the rest of the country. As early as August 2007, for example—several months before the recession officially began—jobs were already on the decline in southwest Florida; Orange County, Calif.; much of New Jersey; and Detroit, while other areas of the country remained on the uptick. Using the Labor...
  • 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 http://geo.craigslist.org/ http://www.monster.com/ http://www.indeed.com/ http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/ http://www.careerbuilder.com/ http://www.dice.com/ http://www.jobbankusa.com/ http://www.vault.com/ http://www.job.com/
  • Losing Your Job: What to Do Now!

    03/04/2009 7:12:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 1,539+ views
    Townhall.co ^ | March 4, 2009 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    As our economy experiences one of its most dramatic downturns in decades, the American worker is bearing much of the pain. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.1 million people joined the ranks of the unemployed in the last year. That brought the national unemployment rate up to 7.6 percent -- and of course that number is much higher in many parts of the country. If you're one of the people who has lost their job --or whose job is in jeopardy -- the key is to take action. Here are some things you can do to...
  • 'Open skies' allow airline industry jobs to fly away

    05/01/2007 7:44:38 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 37 replies · 785+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 30, 2007 | Edward Wytkind
    Today, the United States is expected to formally approve a new "open skies" aviation trade deal with the European Union (EU). The Bush administration has failed to satisfy congressional critics who question the pact's impact on long-standing law and policy limiting foreign control of our airlines. And aviation workers are deeply concerned that this agreement is a down payment on a broader Bush administration strategy to allow foreign control of our airlines and decision making that threatens thousands of American jobs. This is not hyperbole. Led by Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. James Oberstar, key House members in both parties wrote...