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  • Why Are States So Strapped for Cash? There Are Two Big Reasons

    03/29/2018 12:37:10 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 25 replies
    WSJ | 28Mar18 | Cezary Podkul & Heather Gillers
    The only speaker standing between state budget officers and the opening cocktail hour at a Washington conference was the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. What he said left no one in a celebratory mood. Medicaid costs, said then-Secretary Michael Leavitt, were projected to grow so fast that within 10 years they would “crowd out virtually every other category of spending.” State spending on higher education, infrastructure and safety, he predicted, would all get squeezed.
  • DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans

    09/28/2017 11:17:49 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/28/17 | Jake Gibson
    The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers. The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program. “In the spirit of President Trump’s Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, the Department of Justice will not tolerate employers who discriminate against U.S. workers because of a desire to hire temporary foreign visa holders,”...
  • Salaries have risen for high-skilled foreign workers in U.S. on H-1B visas

    08/19/2017 7:53:01 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    U.S. employers planned to pay high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas a median salary of $80,000 a year in fiscal year 2016, up from about $69,000 a decade earlier, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data. This is the first time the U.S. government has made salary information about H-1B applicants publicly available. Most H-1B applicants get approved for visas, so the data provide a window into the salaries of high-skilled foreign workers employed in the United States.
  • Richard Sherman: Players need to be willing to strike

    07/13/2017 6:01:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 12, 2017 | Mike Florio
    To improve their individual pay, NFL players need to improve their collective pay. To improve their collective pay, they need to be willing to strike. “If we want to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike,” Sherman said at Wednesday night’s ESPYs in L.A., via Deadspin.com. “That’s the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize. You’re going to have to miss games, you’re going to have to lose some money if you’re willing to make the point, because that’s how MLB and NBA got it done.”
  • Palestinian government slashes salaries for Gaza employees

    04/05/2017 8:24:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2017 9:26 AM EDT | Fares Akram and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority on Wednesday said it was slashing by nearly one third the salaries of tens of thousands of government employees in the Gaza Strip who have been sitting idly since the rival Hamas militant group took over the coastal territory a decade ago. The decision deepened the divide between the West Bank and Gaza — two territories that the Palestinians hope to turn into an independent state — and increased hardship in already impoverished Gaza. “This cut has worsened our situation. I don’t know how I will get by until the end of the month. Shall I...
  • The 20 best high-paying jobs in America for 2017 (Bottom line: Be in Healthcare)

    01/11/2017 8:29:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/11/2017 | Rachel Gillett and Emmie Martin
    When choosing a career, it's important to seek out jobs that are meaningful and challenging. But a high salary doesn't hurt, either. US News & World Report recently released its 2017 Best Jobs rankings, which determines the best occupations in the US based on median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. You can read more about the methodology here. The publication then ranked these coveted positions by pay, finding that, unsurprisingly, many of America's top jobs come with six-figure salaries. Positions in the healthcare sector dominated the list, with anesthesiologists claiming the top spot, followed...
  • The Average NBA Player Spends $42,500 a Month, Including Big Bucks on Clothing

    06/09/2016 5:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 8, 2016 | Brad Tuttle
    The average NBA player spends $42,500 per month, or $510,000 over the course of the year, and 11% of that money is dropped on clothing and shoes—the biggest overall category for spending. Whole Foods, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Apple, and Mercedes are among the top retailers in terms of NBA player spending, but so are some more middle-of-the-road stores like Target and Walmart.
  • Oil Industry Drove US Wage Growth. Now that Is Over

    06/01/2016 3:58:44 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-06-2016 | Irina
    A report from Pew Research Center reveals that between the third quarter of 2000 and the same period of last year, wages across the U.S. rose by an impressive 7.4 percent in real terms, driven largely by the oil and gas industry. Wages in energy-dependent communities rose by the most, in some cases more than twofold, such as in Texas. This shouldn’t be surprising as the period reviewed coincides with the peak of the shale boom in the country, even though it also covers two periods of recession. But those positive effects are starting to disappear. The energy industry is...
  • Shareholders Outraged At BP, Shell CEO Pay Packages

    05/23/2016 11:52:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-05-2016 | ANgry Bird
    The massive revolt against the pay of BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, where almost 60 percent of the shareholders rejected the £14m (US$20 million) pay package is a stern warning to oil companies that investors aren’t pleased with the gaping disconnect between performance and pay structure. Similarly, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden’s 2015 pay package, including pension and tax equalization of 5.576 million euros (US$6.1 million), is likely to face resistance from shareholders as two shareholder-advisory firms have urged them to oppose the CEO’s pay.
  • Average Teacher Salaries Decline, But Individual Educators Get More

    05/16/2016 7:09:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/14/2016 | Tom Gantert
    According to the Michigan Department of Education, the average teacher salary at the Chippewa Valley school district in Macomb County fell by $3,400 in four years, from $73,495 in 2011 to $70,016 in 2015. However, an analysis of individual teacher salaries suggests that no Chippewa Valley teacher experienced a pay cut during this period, and starting teachers did especially well. The only instructors who did not get raises appear to be those who, due to their high seniority, were already getting the top-tier amount fixed in the district’s union contract — about $90,000 a year. So how can nearly everyone...
  • These Are the Highest Paying Companies in America

    04/20/2016 4:35:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | 4/20/16 | Jonathan Chew
    If you’re looking for a company that pays its employees exceedingly well, you’d best start looking at job ads for consulting or tech. Those are the two sectors that dominated Glassdoor’s annual list of the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America.A.T. Kearney topped 2016’s rankings. The Chicago-based management consulting firm offers employees annual median total compensation of $167,534. At No. 5 on Glassdoor’s list, Google GOOGL -1.61% led the tech sector with median total compensation of $153,750. The only company in the top 25 that wasn’t related to consulting or tech was credit card issuer Visa V -0.86% at No....
  • The 25 highest-paying jobs in America in 2016

    03/09/2016 9:44:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/09/2016 | Rachel Gillett
    Doctors and lawyers are in the top echelon when it comes to pay. But as a new report from Glassdoor shows, there are plenty of other routes to high earnings that don't involve litigating or blood. "This report reinforces that high pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills, higher education, and working in jobs that are protected from competition or automation," says Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist. "This is why we see several jobs within the technology and healthcare industries." Based on salary reports shared by employees with these jobs on Glassdoor over the past year, here are the...
  • Obama administration to force employers to disclose salaries by gender

    01/29/2016 9:38:07 AM PST · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 41 replies
    The Obama administration plans to require large employers to peel back the curtain on how much they pay men and women in a push to narrow long-standing earning gaps between the genders. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will roll out details of the plan Friday to begin gathering a summary of pay data from employers with 100 or more workers. The data will be used to identify employers that may be engaging in pay discrimination so that the agency can target its enforcement resources where problems may be likeliest to exist. The proposal would cover more than 63 million U.S....
  • Here's how much tech workers are paid in all 50 states — see where yours ranks

    01/27/2016 3:30:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2016 | Brandt Ranj
    If you've ever wondered whether the grass would be greener — or if you literally make more green — by moving to another state or working in tech, we have your answer. We've ranked the average salary of tech workers in all 50 states, using the latest data from a new survey conducted by Dice.com. While you'll need the necessary skills to get your foot in the door of a tech job, this roundup gives you the chance to at least see how your state, and those across the country, stack up. Here's how every state ranks, from those with...
  • Huckabee cuts staff salaries

    12/17/2015 8:04:29 PM PST · by catnipman · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/2015 | Henry Jackson
    "Right now our goal is we're going to put a lot of our resources into Iowa, and that's what we're doing," Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "Obviously, if we go to Iowa and lose — well frankly we probably won't keep going."
  • What Americans Lose When We Refuse to Do Crap Jobs

    07/14/2015 11:28:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/14/2015 | Peter Cook
    The best job I’ve ever had was cleaning deep fryers at McDonald’s at 4:30 in the morning. By “best,” I don’t mean most pleasant. Each morning, I would take a filtration device (basically a heavy bucket with a filter, on wheels) up to each deep fryer, empty the fryer’s oil into it and, while it churned away, I would scrub the sides and bottom of the fryer. After the filter was done working, I would pump the filtered oil back into the fryer and turn on the heating element to prepare it for that day’s cooking. By the end of...
  • Public College Plutocrats

    06/19/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Hillary Clinton, President Obama and other progressives rail against “the fortunate,” “the haves,” and “the lucky,” don’t expect them to rail against public college presidents, no matter how much they richly, every pun intended, deserve it. Here, courtesy of the Chronicle of Higher Education, are some of the fortunate few: • Rodney A. Erickson, president of Penn State at University Park, who took home $1,494,603 in 2014; • R. Bowen Loftin, then of Texas A & M, who received $1,128,957 that same year; • Joseph A. Alutto, then of Ohio State, who got $996,169 in 2014; • Elson S....
  • America’s 15 Highest Paying Companies [And the industries they represent]

    04/16/2015 9:40:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 04/15/2015 | Glassdoor Team
    Do you dream of earning a six figure paycheck? If so, Glassdoor has compiled its newest report identifying America’s 15 Highest Paying Companies, in which the median annual total compensation starts at more than $140,000. This report evaluates salary and compensation information shared by employees over the past year on Glassdoor. The ranking of companies by median total compensation takes into account annual base salary, cash and stock bonuses, commissions and other forms of financial income. Check out the top 15 companies below, along with insights from Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain explaining why these companies pay so well....
  • The 15 highest-paying companies in America, 2015

    04/11/2015 5:50:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/11/2015 | JACQUELYN SMITH AND MIKE NUDELMAN
    Companies like Netflix and Google aren't just fun places to work. They're also two of the highest-paying employers in the US. Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community, just released a new report which identifies the 15 companies with the highest median total compensation — which includes base salary and other forms of income, such as commissions, tips, and bonuses — as reported by US-based employees on the Glassdoor website over the past year. Turns out the average employee at the No. 1 company, New York-based law firm Skadden Arps, rakes in over $180,00 a year. That's nearly four times...
  • 90,000 McDonald’s Workers Will See a Raise

    04/04/2015 3:06:20 PM PDT · by everythingfinance · 52 replies
    Everything Finance ^ | 4-2-2015 | EF NewsDesk
    McDonald’s announced that over 90,000 employees will receive a pay raise effective July 1, 2015. After recent employee protests and slow sales, McDonald’s appears to be raising salaries to solve employee relation problems and improve it’s image with consumers.