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  • Life without evenings: the people left behind by South Korea's war on overwork

    08/14/2018 1:21:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 13, 2018 | Benjamin Haas in Seoul
    Kim Jeong-cheol wakes up every morning at 6am to deliver packages to Seoul’s wealthier residents, and spends every night ferrying those same people home after a night out, ending his working day well past midnight. He also works at a cosmetics distribution company he runs from his home with his wife. Kim is one of many in South Korea’s capital to have taken on extra jobs as part of the unintended consequence of a law aimed at capping working hours and giving people more free time. On 1 July South Korea cut the maximum weekly work hours to 52, down...
  • The Jobs Report Is Validation of Trump's Economic Policies: Comparing Obama and Trump's Numbers

    08/13/2018 7:34:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/13/2018 | Louis Woodhill
    [SNIP] Let’s compare the jobs numbers for Trump’s first 19 months in office with those of Obama’s last 19 months in the White House: * Employment Ratio: +0.73 percentage points, more than twice Obama’s +0.35 * Labor Force Participation: +0.22 percentage point vs. Obama’s -0.16 * FTE jobs: +4.1 million vs. +3.3 million under Obama * Average weekly wages: +$40.55 vs. +$31.21 under Obama The reason that the labor market is finally tightening is that Trump’s tax and regulatory policies are bringing real GDP (RGDP) growth back to levels that are historically normal for the U.S. Despite the Great Depression,...
  • Even if called racist, Trump makes life better for black Americans

    08/11/2018 12:55:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The North Andover Eagle-Tribune ^ | August 10, 2018 | Jay Ambrose
    President Donald Trump is making life better for black Americans everywhere you look while his predecessor fumbled. But, hey, say his critics, not everything is perfect yet, so don’t give in to his policies. It’s an unbudging, self-inflicted blindness that can hardly be called racism, itself, even though it is similarly destructive. The loudest Trump triumph of the moment has been dips to the lowest black unemployment in history, and get this: Jobs confer purpose, they provide pride, they build community, they set one up to help others, they enable social mobility, they lift the spirit. Welfare limps, jobs jog...
  • The Market Is “Banning the Box”: The Long-term unemployed finally going back to work.

    08/09/2018 10:11:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | 08/09/2018 | Aaron M. Renn
    The American economic expansion is finally accomplishing one of the country’s most needed social improvements: getting the long-term unemployed reattached to the labor market. Income inequality gets much of the press today, but as Harvard economist and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Ed Glaeser points out, long-term joblessness is the more serious problem. The unemployed face a heightened risk of serious ills ranging from physical maladies and mental health problems to divorce. Rising long-term joblessness, particularly among prime, working-age men (25 to 54), has been a corrosive trend. A Kansas City Federal Reserve study found that the number of men in...
  • Here's how much you really earn as an MD (Managing Director) at Credit Suisse and UBS in London

    08/08/2018 9:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    eFinancial Careers ^ | August 7, 2018 | Sarah Butcher
    Do you really earn less working for a European than for a U.S. bank in London? Popular opinion would have it that you do. But popular opinion may be wrong: our analysis suggests that if the European investment bank you work for is either Credit Suisse or UBS, you'll be paid on a par with people at U.S. houses. - Or at least, this appears to have been the case for last year. Both UBS and Credit Suisse issued UK specific remuneration reports for 2017. They're not new, but they are buried on the Swiss banks' websites and we've only...
  • Area 51’s Spooky Airline Is Hiring Pilots For Top Secret Flights

    08/08/2018 8:48:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | August 8, 2018 | Brad Howard
    Way out in Nevada, the secret base from Independence Day — yes, Area 51 — is hiring a pilot for the only airline that flies direct to the secluded destination. Janet Air — as in “Just Another Non Existent Terminal” — flies a nondescript red-striped fleet of 737s from Las Vegas to various sandy, high-security government outposts where, as in Vegas, what goes on there stays there. The job posting in question is looking for a 3,000-hour pilot with an active Top Secret clearance and little interest in what their passengers do at work. According to salary research site Glassdoor,...
  • Job training program, hiring mandate proposed for cannabis industry

    08/08/2018 2:04:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The San Francisco Examiner ^ | August 8, 2018 | Joshua Sabatini
    Disadvantaged workers in San Francisco could get training for jobs in the cannabis industry under a proposed government program that would require businesses to hire the graduates. The program, dubbed CityGrow, is modeled after CityBuild, an existing government program overseen by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, that provides training for disadvantaged residents to land jobs in the construction industry. Supervisor Ahsha Safai introduced the legislation last week for “advancing workforce equity.” He told the San Francisco Examiner Tuesday that the intent is “to make sure everyday San Franciscans are able to take advantage of these opportunities.” He noted...
  • EP American Footwear is hiring in Alamo, GA (A factory, not a shoe store)

    08/07/2018 6:16:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WALB-TV ^ | August 7, 2018 | Dave Miller
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with the Wheeler County Chamber of Commerce to help EP American Footwear recruit for their new facility in Alamo, Ga. The event will be held Thursday August 16, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Wheeler County Community Center, 16 West Forest Avenue, Suite 103, Alamo. Positions available include packers and molding machine operators. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to interview with the employer. Job seekers interested in attending this event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ...
  • LoanStream Mortgage plots expansion, plans 30-state hiring spree

    08/07/2018 6:03:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Housing Wire ^ | August 7, 2018 | Ben Lane
    LoanStream Mortgage, a California-based mortgage lender that specializes in wholesale lending through mortgage brokers and consumer direct lending through a series of branches, is planning a serious nationwide expansion. The company announced Tuesday that it is plotting a 30-state expansion and plans to hire a boatload of mortgage professionals to lead that growth. The company offers conventional loans, Federal Housing Administration loans, as well as a growing set of mortgages outside the Qualified Mortgage box, including loans up to $10 million and loans to borrowers without permanent residency. The company’s “NanQ” lending program offers stated income, verified asset loans for...
  • Amazon plans to hire 1,500 full-time employees for new Troutdale facility (Oregon)

    08/07/2018 5:17:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | August 7, 2018 | Staff
    TROUTDALE, Ore. – Amazon is beginning its hiring events for its new robotics fulfillment center in Troutdale this week. The new, 855,000-square-foot facility opens in the fall and will create 1,500 full-time positions. This is Amazon’s first robotics fulfillment center in the state. Employees at the facility will pick, pack and ship customers items such as books, toys, and small electronics. Amazon is holding the two hiring events this week: Tuesday, August 7th Location: WorkSource 19421 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97233 Times: 9AM-5PM Special Instructions: Parking is Free! Accessible to Bus Route 20 and MAX Blue! Thursday, August 9th...
  • Major disconnect: Jobs unfilled despite thousands of unemployed

    08/07/2018 11:10:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 08/07/2018 | By Lynn Hulsey
    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 20,000 unemployed people are looking for work in Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties, the three counties that make up the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. But some employers look at the slim pickings they get from job fairs and want ads and wonder where all the good workers are. The disconnect between those looking for work and companies struggling to find workers is one reason so many people in the region are not reaping the full rewards of the booming economy. It’s also a reason companies see their job openings going unfilled. “What they...
  • Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month

    08/07/2018 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 07, 2018 11:21 AM EDT | Christopher Rugaber
    U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed people for the third straight month, signaling a solid economy. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings barely increased, rising 3,000 to 6.66 million. That’s more than the 6.56 million people who were searching for work in June. It’s also close to April’s figure of 6.8 million, a record high. Overall hiring slipped to 5.65 million from 5.75 million, and the number of people quitting their jobs declined slightly to 3.4 million from nearly 3.5 million in May. The figures...
  • Fuyao Glass America hiring 400 people as it plans expansion (Ohio)

    08/07/2018 12:33:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WKEF-TV ^ | August 6, 2018 | Erik Elken
    MORAINE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- Fuyao Glass America is hiring and expanding. The company said it currently has approximately 400 job openings as it plans expansion. "My goal is to, by the end of the year, to build an additional warehouse so we can shift some half-finished goods to the warehouse and leave some space to add a production line," Fuyao Glass America President Jeff Liu said. Liu provided a tour of the glass manufacturing plant to Congressman Mike Turner (R- District 10) and Illinois Congressman John Shimkus (R - District 15). He said the new warehouse could come with an...
  • Kroger hiring event to fill 600 positions in Michigan

    08/07/2018 12:05:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | August 6, 2018
    Kroger is looking to fill more than 600 positions with a statewide hiring event this weekend. The Michigan-based company said there are a variety of job openings. Here’s how it works: Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.kroger.com or use the “mobile apply” app from their smartphones, then a candidate can go to any Kroger Aug. 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for an interview. No appointment is necessary, but you must apply online before attending the hiring event. “We offer various career paths for associates and incredible opportunities for advancement. Applying to work at our Michigan Kroger...
  • Who's left to employ? Tight job market scoops up those on the margin

    08/06/2018 10:17:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/06/2018 | By Laurent Belsie
    Almost like clockwork, a growing US economy cranks out new jobs. In July, it added 157,000 positions, the US Labor Department reported Friday; in June, 248,000. But with unemployment near 20-year lows and some analysts touting “full employment,” are there enough available people to keep filling them? Population growth can account for about a third to a half of the new hires. But to keep the economy growing, people not currently working need to come off the sidelines to reenter the workforce. And that’s what’s happening. The story of who and how is a sometimes messy process, with people struggling...
  • More WINNING: Record number of small biz firms hire in July in Trump economy

    08/06/2018 10:02:55 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/5/18 | USA Features
    Trump Economy: During his 2016 campaign, then-GOP candidate Donald Trump was mocked by Democrats (and some Republicans) for claiming that, under his leadership, Americans would get “tired of winning.” Well, there’s no sign most Americans have reached that point, but there is plenty of evidence that our country and our people are definitely winning under POTUS Trump’s economic leadership.
  • Aerospace firm to put headquarters in Mississippi, hiring 70

    08/05/2018 3:27:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Vicksburg Post ^ | August 5, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MADISON, Miss. (AP) — An aerospace company spun off from a larger conglomerate will make its headquarters in central Mississippi. Vertex Aerospace announced Friday that it will invest $1.4 million and hire 70 front-office workers over the next two years at its Madison office. The company currently employs 340 there, and 856 more statewide. Private equity firm American Industrial Partners of New York bought Vertex in July from L3 Technologies for $540 million....
  • Trump Visa Policy Helps American Tech Workers

    08/05/2018 12:39:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 5, 2018 | Petr Svab
    Companies have been showing an increasing preference for hiring Americans since President Donald Trump imposed heavier scrutiny on visas heavily used to hire foreign tech workers. While some companies say they need more of the visas to make up for a shortage of American talent, data suggests the visas have been abused to displace American workers. In April 2017, Trump issued an executive order to “Buy American and Hire American.” In response, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) set on to fight fraud and abuse in the H-1B Visa Program. H-1Bs allow U.S. companies to hire up to 85,000 foreign...
  • Government Job-Guarantee Policies Guarantee Nothing but Fewer Jobs

    08/04/2018 11:16:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2018 | David D'Amato
    ate income and racial inequality, and forestall recessions. The policy’s champions sell it as a win-win: No one who wants to work would be unemployed and the economy at large would benefit, too. According to their flawed logic, if a healthy economy generates jobs, then perhaps we can beget a healthy economy by “creating” jobs in the first place. However, these policymakers have matters precisely backwards, failing to understand that if it were so easy to guarantee jobs in this way, it would be no less possible to simply legislate gross domestic product growth. It is ludicrous to believe the...
  • Releasing the US economic engine

    08/03/2018 10:26:32 PM PDT · by jmclemore · 12 replies
    Me
    Trump wins election and the economy starts clawing itself out of the liberal grave it was forced into. Trump rolls back EPA rules and the economy stands up and starts walking. Trump gets tax reform and the economy starts galloping like a thoroughbred. Trump starts slapping our trade partners with tariffs and instead of economic calamity, the jobs you can't bring back, start returning on their own and the economy is now soaring.... What next.... Where are the finial restrains, real or imagined, that Trump can remove.