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  • One-third of retirees end up getting full-time jobs

    10/10/2017 9:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nicole Sinclair
    One-third of those who retire actually come back to the labor market and take another full-time job, according to Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slřk. This “reverse retirement” rate is higher for workers in the highest and lowest income quintiles, as shown in the chart below. “Retirees either come back because they need more income (lowest income quintile) or they come back because the opportunity costs of staying at home are too high (highest income quintile),” Slřk explained....
  • Trump On North Korea: ‘Sorry, But Only One Thing Will Work!’

    10/07/2017 7:28:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/07/17 | Jenna Johnson
    President Trump continued to make vague threats toward North Korea on Saturday, saying that diplomatic negotiations and agreements over the years have not worked and that “only one thing will work,” without elaborating on what that one thing would be. “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid . . . hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” Trump tweeted in two messages on Saturday afternoon. "Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North...
  • Penn State Prof: Believing in Hard Work is White Ideology and Racist

    09/30/2017 9:04:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    GP ^ | 09/30/17 | Jim Hoft
    This is the crap they are teaching kids these days. A Pennsylvania State University professor recently wrote working hard was part of the white ideology and is therefore racist. These liberals sure seem to be pushing for white genocide?   Townhall and Campus Reform reported: Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine professor Angela Putman recently asserted in an academic paper that the notion “if I work hard, I can be successful” is merely a product of white ideology, reports Campus Reform. Angela Putman conducted a study to critique and examine “ideologies within college students’ discourse that are foundational to whiteness.” Her resulting conclusion...
  • Interview with Mike Rowe

    09/23/2017 2:06:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Philanthropy Roundtable ^ | The Summer 2017 Issue
    Mike Rowe has had many jobs: actor, podcast host, even opera singer. But he is best known as a serial apprentice, participating in over 300 grubby gigs on the TV show “Dirty Jobs” and its successor “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” Affably working alongside people who do the unglamorous tasks that keep our economy humming, such as castrating lambs or laundering tons of dirty diapers, Rowe’s wit and wisdom have made him a favorite with viewers. But over time, he realized that something decidedly un-funny was happening in our country. A narrative that college is the only path to success began...
  • Americans work harder than any other country’s citizens: study

    09/04/2017 7:52:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 3, 2017 | Gregory Bresiger
    Start up the grill. Get the burgers and chicken going. And start imbibing. You deserve it, according to a new work study. “We’re hard workers. We deserve the day off,” says Liz Bagot, a spokeswoman for NationalToday.com, which conducted the survey of 2,000 Americans. It turns out the average American works harder than our Japanese counterparts or the average European worker. “Statistics show that Americans work longer hours than the majority of other countries — 137 hours per year more than Japanese, 260 per year more than in the UK,” according to the study. By the way, when the comparison...
  • Jobs are being outsourced again — back to the U.S.

    07/31/2017 1:40:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 30, 2017 | Steve Lohr, The New York Times
    Salaries have risen in places like South Asia, making outsourcing there less of a bargain. In addition, as brands pour energy and money into their websites and mobile apps, more of them are deciding that there is value in having developers in the same time zone. For years, U.S. companies have been saving money by “offshoring” jobs — hiring people in India and other distant cubicle farms. Today, some of those jobs are being outsourced again — in the United States. Nexient, a software outsourcing company, reflects the evolving geography of technology work. It holds daily video meetings with one...
  • The Welfare to Work Scheme Might Actually Achieve Its Goals

    07/28/2017 2:46:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The news that President Trump is looking to remove the State’s Waivers on the Welfare to Work program has been greeted with howls of anger by the MSM. They are hunting down every single sob story they can find about how good people have been negatively impacted; and the stories are sad, and they shouldn’t happen in a civilized society, but the reality is that this program will help a lot more people than it will harm. What is being largely ignored by the MSM are the perimeters of the program. Here are the people who will not be asked...
  • This company is giving women a day off for their periods, which is perk we can get behind

    07/15/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hello Giggl ^ | July 15, 2017 | Karen Fratti
    It’s true that the first day of your period is usually the absolute worst. It’s different for everyone, but cramps, fatigue, and irritability are pretty common, and for some women, they can be crippling. That’s what the women of Culture Machine say, at least, in a new video announcing the company’s plan to give women the first day of their period off. Culture Machine is a digital media company in Mumbai, which makes this all the more progressive. In rural parts of India, women are often sent out to menstruation huts to wait our their period. The huts are very...
  • Half of Turks in Germany Do Not Work, Majority ‘Not Interested in a Job’

    07/13/2017 10:25:12 AM PDT · by johnk · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 13 Jul 2017 | by VIRGINIA HALE
    Figures show that almost every second Turk of working age in Germany is “economically inactive”, meaning they are either not in work or officially registered as unemployed. The latest data from European statistics bureau Eurostat shows that 43 per cent of Turks living in Germany are economically inactive, a figure which rises to 48 per cent according to the country’s Federal Statistics Office. A report in Die Welt concerning the data explains there are a number of reasons why so many people with Turkish backgrounds aged between 15 and 64 are not in work. stating that around a third are...
  • Food stamp rolls plummet in states that restore work requirements

    07/05/2017 4:03:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 4, 2017 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    After the food stamp rolls swelled for years under the Obama administration, fresh figures show a dramatic reduction in states that recently have moved to restore work requirements. [Snip] Alabama began 2017 by requiring able-bodied adults without children in 13 counties to either find a job or participate in work training as a condition for continuing to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. According to AL.com, the number of those recipients declined from 5,538 to 831 between Jan. 1 and the beginning of May – an 85 percent drop. Similar changes were implemented in select counties in Georgia and...
  • Why Wouldn't This Work?

    06/27/2017 12:48:30 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 21 replies
    June 27, 2017 | MosesKnows
    Why Wouldn’t This Work One problem with a centrally planned government healthcare delivery program is that some receive non taxable income in the form of employer paid health care insurance premiums while others have to have to pay the premiums from their after tax income. One of two ways toward a solution is to either treat the employer paid premiums as taxable income or have the premiums paid by individuals treated as non-taxable income. The benefit to the people will come because of the Constitution and Capitalism. The Constitution limits the legislative power to control the people and Capitalism allows...
  • Best Places to Make a Living: MoneyRates.com Ranks the Top States

    06/25/2017 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Money Rates.com ^ | May 23,2017 | by Richard Barrington
    All of these financial factors are especially important if you are thinking of moving to another state, or finding a way to jump-start your career. Are things likely to be tougher or easier if you relocate? To help you look before you leap, MoneyRates.com has assembled a list of the best and worst states to make a living. This list is based on the following factors: Cost of Living Workplace safety State tax burdens Median wages Unemployment rates Based on a combination of the above five factors, these are the best and worst states to make a living in 2017:...
  • Hawaii named 'worst state to make a living' ... again

    06/25/2017 4:47:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | JUne 23, 2017 | Staff
    At least we're consistent: For a seventh straight year, Hawaii has been named the worst state to make a living thanks to its astronomical cost of living.
  • What Was The Worst Interview You Ever Had?

    06/19/2017 2:21:22 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 58 replies
    6-19-17 | Eagles Field
    I Shook Hands With Hitler Reincarnation Today And I think I saw Vincent Price peering out of the corner, quick to be out of sight hiding from me. But I saw him. Met the vacant eyes of Bela Lugosi passing in the bathroom. Eerie organ music played as I entered the doors for my interview. Had a nice conversation with a woman who’d, I imagine, takes classes in incompetency. They’re very interested in me and want to explore the next level in the process. She mentioned a few caveats, shrugged at the facts that there were 2 meetings a day,...
  • Trump Signs Apprenticeship Order: "We're Here To Celebrate The Dignity Of Work"

    06/15/2017 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 15, 2017 | Tim Hains
    President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to expand apprenticeship programs for students and workers: We're joined today by Secretary Acosta, Secretary Ross, and Administrator McMahon as we prepare to make a historic announcement to train Americans for the jobs of the future. We have a lot of companies moving into this country. You see the unemployment rate is at a very, very low level. Job enthusiasm and manufacturing, business enthusiasm is at record levels; never been higher. And a lot of good numbers are coming out, including almost $4 trillion in gain to the stock markets since the election...
  • Not a job, give me some work!

    05/29/2017 4:37:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Free Press Journal ^ | May 29, 2017 | Ajit Ranade
    In our development agenda for creating employment, we need to change the discourse in at least three different ways. The first is captured in the Hindi phrase “mujhe naukri nahin, kaam chahiye”. Give me some work, if not a job. We can no longer promise the youth of India, secure, nine-to-five, full time permanent jobs. That paradigm of employment creation is changing not just in India but also all over the world. The reasons are many. Firstly, the fast changing technology of producing goods means jobs are getting continuously redefined. Secondly, the intense pressure of competition from globalisation, means jobs...
  • Thousands..62%..Dropped From GA Food Stamp Program After Work Mandate

    05/26/2017 10:44:10 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 77 replies
    WABE 90.1 NPR/AP ^ | May 25, 2017 | Seth Wenig
    More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements. State figures released this week revealed that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food stamps, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sixty-two percent were dropped after the deadline, whittling the number of recipients to 4,528. State officials began enforcing the work mandate in 2016, and plan to expand work requirements to all 159 counties by 2019. About 1.6 million Georgia residents use food stamps, which are funded with...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Government should give everyone a guaranteed minimum income without work

    05/26/2017 10:42:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Zuckerberg doesn't seem to understand that handing out cash is not the same thing as creating wealth He is not the first to tout this idea. In fact, it’s been a favorite of Bernie Bro types for a while now. But it’s one thing when some lefty chucklehead on Facebook is pushing the idea of a universal, guaranteed minimum income for everyone - provided by the government with no work requirement whatsoever. It’s another thing when one of the richest and most influential people in the world signs on. Some will suggest this is a signal Zuckerberg wants to run...
  • Companies need workers — but people keep getting high

    05/19/2017 7:26:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/19/2017 | By Danielle Paquette
    Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert — but prospective hires keep failing drug screens. “Some weeks this year, 90 percent of applicants would test positive for something,” ruling them out for the job, said Laura Stephens, a human resources manager for the company in Denver. The state’s unemployment rate is already low — 3 percent, compared to 4.7 percent for the entire nation. Failed drug tests, which are rising locally and nationally, further drain the pool of eligible job candidates....
  • Uber Technologies does not employ Americans for Engineering Positions

    04/25/2017 2:43:41 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.