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  • Ex-Yahoo employee sues Marisa Mayer claiming she led an illegal purge of male employees

    10/07/2016 9:32:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Staff
    A media executive who was fired from Yahoo last year is suing CEO Marissa Mayer, accusing her of running a campaign to purge the company of male employees. The lawsuit filed by Scott Ard in federal district court in San Jose this week states: 'Mayer encouraged and fostered the use of an employee performance-rating system to accommodate management's subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo's male employees.'
  • McDonalds Hires Foreign H-1Bs, Fires 70 American Accounting Staff

    09/20/2016 8:44:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 18 September 2016 | Neil Munro
    I can't copy from Breitbart for some reason. Their site is so buggy. If someone can post an excerpt I'd be grateful.
  • Ivanka wrote an Op-Ed in the WSJ, outlining one of the biggest issues facing working women.

    09/13/2016 6:46:17 PM PDT · by GilGil · 44 replies ^ | 9/13/2016 | Ivanka Trump
    From Ivanka: Political reporters love to speculate about my role in my fatherís campaign. By various accounts, Iím a pundit, a surrogate, a top strategist and a potential running mate (that one was interesting!). The real answer is actually the simplest: I am a loving daughter who was raised by my parents to hold strong convictions and to pursue solutions to problems. In my life, Iíve worked hard to do exactly that. We each have diverse political views and neither my site nor my company is, or ever will be, politically inclined. Over the course of the last year, my...
  • Labor Day 2016

    09/05/2016 5:23:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-5-2016 | MOTUS
    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built overnight. † Nor was it destroyed overnightIt was achieved by men and women who believed that living up to the promise of this Nation meant more than hoping for the best†† it meant toiling in the day, working through the night, and proving that theirs was a future worth fighting for. Labor Day 2016 and we have nearly 95 million adult Americans out of the labor force. Thank you Obama!On Labor Day, we celebrate the grit and...
  • Californiaís Jobless Rate Increases As More Enter Workforce

    08/24/2016 12:10:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cbsla ^ | 08/19/2016
    Californiaís unemployment rate still lags the national unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. More than 1 million people remained unemployed. California has gained 2.3 million jobs since the economic recovery began in 2010. The unemployment rate was 6.1 percent last July. Closer to home, numbers were better in Los Angeles County, where the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in July, down from a revised 4.9 percent in June. In Orange County, the unemployment rate was up slightly at 4.6 percent from 4.4 percent in June.
  • Time to play offense on the shrinking workforce

    08/10/2016 5:31:04 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10, 2016 | Jerry Korth
    When is someone on the right going to expose the bogus employment and new job creation statistics being bandied around by almost everyone on the left? Usually, the media lets Obama and his minions drone on about the U3 unemployment rate of 4.9% or so and the number of ďnew jobsĒ created each month over the past seven years under Obama. Occasionally, a conservative media pundit will call them on the fact that there are many folks who have given up trying to find a decent job and have left the workforce and that many of those ďnew jobsĒ are...
  • Venezuelaís socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuelaís President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to ďguarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy.Ē As with most of Maduroís plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: ďA new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the countryís fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,Ē Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President NicolŠs Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order ďall workers from...
  • Twitter says Marylanders and Virginians hate their jobs

    07/16/2016 5:07:04 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 66 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 July 2016 | Jeff Clabaugh | @wtopclabaugh
    WASHINGTON ó If what is posted on Twitter is a fair indication, people in Maryland and Virginia donít much like their jobs. Online jobs site and social intelligence company Brandwatch studied a yearís worth of Twitter posts from across the country and analyzed posts specifically about jobs. The study puts both Maryland and Virginia in the top 10 for job haters. It is the second year Monster and Brandwatch have conducted the study. It analyzed two million English-language tweets. The top 10 states where people on Twitter hate their jobs at a higher ratio than loving their jobs are...
  • Some Silicon Valley tech workers are calling in 'black' to work

    07/07/2016 4:51:48 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2016 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    Calling in black is essentially an excuse for a day of self care, wrote Slack engineer Erica Baker in a Medium post called "Processing." ... "Sometimes, I don't want to deal with the emotional weight of having to explain my feelings to someone who couldn't possibly understand them, no matter how hard they tried," she wrote. ... The phrase "calling in black" has been around for at least a year, when "Evelyn from the Internets" posted a video on YouTube advocating the need for a mental health day. ...
  • The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People

    06/21/2016 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05 March 2016 | Somini Sengupta
    AT no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided, with old people concentrated in rich countries and the young in not-so-rich countries. The parable of our time might well be: Mind your young, or they will trouble you in your old age. A fourth of humanity is now young (ages 10 to 24). The vast majority live in the developing world, according to the United Nations Population Fund. By and large, todayís global youth are more likely to be in school than their parents were; they are more connected to the world than any generation before...
  • There's No Other Way to Say It: Minimum Wage Laws Are Racist

    06/18/2016 12:18:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18, 2016 | John Ellis
    Following the lead of a several trodden upon, yet Democrat-controlled municipalities, Washington D.C. recently approved a bill raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour by 2025. This move has been hailed by leftists as a triumph for equality and the little guys. Except minimum wage laws were first proposed by racists to keep minorities down, and current minimum wage laws further disenfranchise those in our society who are already disenfranchised.To help understand, a brief history lesson is in order. At the risk of wandering off topic, this brief history lesson will also serve to demonstrate why many leftists...
  • Nearly 50 percent recent college graduates working in jobs where no college degree is required.

    05/30/2016 9:19:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 116 replies
    My Budget 360 ^ | 28 May 2016
    We donít send our young into the wilderness for a vision quest as a rite of passage. There are few things in modern society that signify a transition into adulthood. Going to college is one of them. And in debt addicted America, it is no surprise that for many, college debt is the first debt they will take on. Getting a college education is supposed to give someone a well rounded view of the world and a potential skill set. Some argue that college is not about vocational training. That to some degree is true but when students are going...
  • Donald Trump Says He Hires Women Because They Work Harder Than Men, Sexism Means They Have To

    05/19/2016 8:38:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 16 May 2016 | Abigail Abrams
    Donald Trump has countered allegations of sexism by touting his support for female employees, saying he loves hiring women because they work harder and because it seemed to him ďthat there was something that they want to really prove.Ē Numerous studies and women leaders' own experiences show that Trump may be right ó but if women do work harder, it may well be to combat sexism from men. On the same day the New York Times published its examination of Trumpís fraught relationship with women, explaining how the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has engaged in what it called ďunwelcome advances,...
  • A Retrospective On Obamaís Economic Prowess

    04/28/2016 8:57:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-28-2016 | MOTUS
    Make no mistake: Barry is a just a little economic genius. New York Times Magazine Sunday May 1, 2016Well of course he has a theory. Barryís got a theory about everything, every one of which has been or will be proven absolutely positively wrong. Butt we wonít let that stop a good story Ė itís the Old Gray Lady and you know what their motto is: ďWe were moving so fast early on that we couldnít take victory laps. We couldnít explain everything we were doing. I mean, one day weíre saving the banks; the next day weíre saving the...
  • Abortion Clinic Files for Bankruptcy After Firing Employees When They Became Pregnant

    04/22/2016 11:29:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It isnít difficult to guess the reasons why a late-term abortion clinic in New Jersey didnít want pregnant employees to be working there. It could be bad for its $1.8 million-a-year business. The Pilgrim Medical Center, a Montclair abortion clinic that advertises same-day, late-term abortions, recently lost a discrimination lawsuit filed by three former employees who said they were fired after becoming pregnant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Now, the abortion facility is filing for bankruptcy. Nicholas Campanella, the abortionist who owns the facility, has a reputation among his staff for ďnot lik[ing] pregnant employees,Ē according to the lawsuit....
  • Millennials are being dot.conned by cult-like tech companies

    04/03/2016 8:44:41 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/03/2016 | Kyle Smith
    Tech startups love millennials. Tasty, tasty millennials who get underpaid, overworked, churned up and turned into nourishment for venture capitalists. Millennials are the Soylent Green of the tech world. As each batch gets mashed up, thereís a long line of new hires eager to be made into the next meal for the execs and their billionaire backers, as tech survivor Dan Lyons shows in a scathingly funny new book, ďDisrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up BubbleĒ (Hachette Books).
  • Men in the U.S. Illegally Are More Likely to Work Than Men Born Here, For Less

    03/28/2016 7:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2016 | Jeffrey Sparshott
    Men in the U.S. illegally are more likely to work than their native-born counterparts, and theyíre willing to take jobs pretty much regardless of how much or little they get paid, new research from Harvard University finds. The study fleshes out the behavior of undocumented workersóa group that by its nature can be difficult to analyze. The challenge of studying the roughly 11.3 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. leaves policy makers guessing on the implications for a wide range of proposalsófrom offering such workers a path to citizenship to kicking them out of the country. To help fill in...
  • Fight for 15 update: Seattle employment craters after minimum wage hike to $15/hour

    03/13/2016 4:09:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Science! (Is economics really a science? I’ve long felt it should be taught alongside astrology or some related field.) In any event, the continent sized Petri dish which is the American jobs market has been the subject of much speculation since the Fight for Fifteen muscled its way into the presidential campaign debate. It’s a very populist position which the Democrats have been riding like rocket. At the same time, people who actually study such matters have been warning that it would backfire spectacularly, particularly if it was implemented in a rush. Job availability is subject to the same...
  • Trump: I Hire Foreigners Because It‚Äôs ‚ÄėImpossible‚Äô To Find Americans Who Want The Jobs

    02/26/2016 12:46:50 AM PST · by kik5150 · 77 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Derek Hunter
    In response to a question about his hiring foreign workers over Americans to staff his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, billionaire businessman Donald Trump claimed it is ‚Äúimpossible‚ÄĚ to find Americans willing to take the jobs. The jobs are seasonal, ‚Äúfrom October till March,‚ÄĚ according to Trump. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs almost impossible to get help,‚ÄĚ Trump told CNN in a post-debate interview Thursday night. The New York Times reported nearly 300 American citizens applied for those seasonal jobs since 2010, only 17 being hired. The remaining positions. ‚ÄúIn all but a handful of cases, Mar-a-Lago sought to fill the jobs with...
  • Bill Coleman, CEO of Veritas, you are a traitor to the beliefs that America was founded on‚Ķ

    02/23/2016 2:04:52 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 30 replies
    Keep America At Work ^ | February 19, 2016 | Virgil Bierschwale
    Have you forgotten this belief that allowed you to get to the level that you are at? life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. Why are you doing your best to destroy this by denying your own countrymen the opportunity to be all that they can be? "The entire Silicon Valley believes that the H-1B visa policy needs to be dramatically expanded," Bill Coleman CEO of Veritas told in an interview."We can't hire enough good people. They are just not...
  • Will a Robotized Workplace = Set Quotas for Hiring People?

    02/07/2016 5:08:16 PM PST · by lee martell · 38 replies
    February 7, 2016 | Lee Martell
    We are at the threshold of a society deeply impacted by industrialized robots and AI systems. In a few years, driverless cars may become quite common in America, cutting into the business of human drivers, as with Uber or any Check Cab. Long distance Truck Drivers may be replaced by driverless trucks that never get tired and rarely become confused. Many wealthy people are already obtaining financial planning advice from robotized systems. Our children may be taught by instructional robots that memorize the child's name, face and study habits. My question is where will all these people find work? Will...
  • The Rise Of The Temp Economy: More U.S. Employers Than Ever Want A ‚ÄėDisposable Workforce‚Äô

    01/02/2016 11:24:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    EAD ^ | 01/02/2015 | Michael Snyder
    In this day and age it seems like almost everything is disposable, and many employers have found that they can make a lot more money if they have a workforce that can be turned on and off like a faucet. In America today, there are more than 17 million ‚Äúindependent workers‚ÄĚ, and they represent a bigger share of the workforce than ever before. Federal laws give a lot of protection to ‚Äúfull-time workers‚ÄĚ, but for temporary and contract employees it is a much different story. Temp workers don‚Äôt get health insurance, vacation time or retirement benefits. They are simply paid...
  • As America‚Äôs Workforce Ages, Here‚Äôs Where the Jobs Will Be

    12/09/2015 6:52:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/09/2015 | By JEFFREY SPARSHOTT
    The U.S. labor force is expected to expand only slowly over the coming decade as the country ages and more Americans give up on holding a job, a potential drag on broader economic growth. The economy is expected to generate 9.8 million new jobs, a 6.5% increase, from 2014 to 2024, the Labor Department said in new projections released Tuesday. While steady, that is a historically slow pace. By comparison, 10-year job creation averaged almost 14% during the 2001-07 expansion and close to 17% during the 1990s. The slowdown highlights declining participation as baby boomers retire and younger Americans opt...
  • Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    11/17/2015 6:44:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/17/2015 | By Isabel Sawhill
    Employment rates among prime-age workers, especially men, have declined sharply over the last few decades. The Great Recession made matters worse. Recent declines in the unemployment rate have enticed some back into the active labor force but the long-term picture is still discouraging. When we compare the U.S. to other advanced countries, working-age adults are simply not working as much as adults in most European nations. What's going on here? As my colleague Gary Burtless notes, three developments have probably played a role. First, real wages have fallen by 28 percent for high-school educated men since 1980, making work much...
  • 15 jobs that are quickly disappearing

    10/15/2015 9:12:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 14, 2015 19 hours ago | Rcahel Gillett
    Thanks in part to advances like email, Facebook, and Twitter, mail carriers will be all but obsolete in the not-so-distant future. By 2022, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% decline in postal-service jobs, totaling around 139,100 fewer positions. Mail carriers aren't the only ones whose jobs are disappearing. Technology and market shifts have affected a wide range of fields. Based on the BLS's occupational outlook data, here are 15 American jobs that are on their way out. 1. Printing worker According to the BLS, printing workers inspect random samples during print runs to identify problems and make...
  • Dunkiní CEO: $15 Min Wage Is ĎOutrageousí

    07/24/2015 12:04:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 23, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    Dunkiní Donutsí top executive says a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers is ďabsolutely outrageous.Ē On Thursday, New York stateís wage board recommended fast food workers make at least $15 per hour. The board said it should happen by the end of 2018 in New York City. Dunkiní Brand CEO Nigel Travis says the plan will do more harm than good. Travis said he supports governments making ďreasonable increasesĒ to the minimum wage, but a hike to $15 per hour represents a 71% increase over the current state minimum. ďItís going to affect small businesses and franchises,Ē Travis said...
  • The shrinking workforce of Obamaís America

    07/05/2015 7:01:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/15 | Herman Cain
    Mission accomplished: Obama's state-driven, command-and-control economy Ronald Reagan used to counter liberal conventional wisdom by saying he measured compassion, not by how many people the government helps, but by how many people donít need the help. And he succeeded in that vision by presiding over an economy that grew massively Ė with net job creation of more than 16 million during his presidency. Reagan gave us an enormous and highly productive work force, and thatís why there was so much prosperity during his time in office. Barack Obama has a very different idea about what life should be like in...
  • McDonaldís Announces Its Answer to $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Ė Touch-Screen Cashiers

    06/16/2015 10:29:46 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 15, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    This is exactly what the left pushed forÖ Fast food chains were never meant to be a place for someone to raise a family of 6, they were to be part time positions with some full-time advancements. Mostly the fast food restaurants were for school aged kids to learn how to interact with people, with a job, to offer spending money, and to begin responsibility learning for their future.
  • Colorado businessman blames 'stoned' workers for move to SC

    04/24/2015 1:47:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 117 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 24, 2015
    When workers at his Colorado business went to pot, Mark Brawner said it was enough for him to roll out of the Rockies and head for South Carolina. Brawner, who ran Little Spider Creations out of an old Denver warehouse for years until this month, told KUSA-TV Thursday he moved because pot was hurting his company. He said employees started to come to work stoned after the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012.
  • The Great Worker Shortage

    04/01/2015 6:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/01/2015 | Steve Moore
    The great conundrum of the U.S. economy today is that we have record numbers of working age people out of the labor ‚Äéforce at the same time we have businesses desperately trying to find workers. As an example, the American Transportation Research Institute estimates there are 30,000 ¬Ė 35,000 trucker jobs that could be filled tomorrow if workers would take these jobs¬Ėa shortage that could rise to 240,000 by 2022. While the jobs market overall remains weak, demand is high for in certain sectors. For skilled and reliable mechanics, welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, computer technicians, and nurses, jobs are plentiful;...
  • Princeton-based Study: American Millennials are among the world's least skilled

    03/11/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | 03/11/2015 | Anne Fisher
    Surprised? So were the researchers who tested and compared workers in 23 countries. We hear about the superior tech savvy of people born after 1980 so often that we tend to assume it must be true. But is it? Researchers at Princeton-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) expected it to be when they administered a test called the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). Sponsored by the OECD, the test was designed to measure the job skills of adults, aged 16 to 65, in 23 countries. When the results were analyzed by age group and nationality, ETS got...
  • Biggest corporate lay-off in history is expected within days, with IBM believed to be scrapping 110K

    01/26/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Thomas Burrows
    Biggest corporate lay-off in history is expected within days, with IBM believed to be scrapping 110,000 of its 430,000 workforce around the world IBM is preparing to scrap 110,000 of its global 430,000 workforce in the biggest corporate cull in the computer giant's history, a report has revealed. The company will make the job cuts this week under a plan known internally as 'project chrome', according to US technology blogger Robert Cringely on Forbes website. IBM is in the process of layoffs, as disclosed in its latest earnings report last week but said the number of job losses was significantly...
  • Millennials exit the federal workforce as government jobs lose their allure

    12/15/2014 7:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Rein
    Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government ďcool again,Ē federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door. The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30 dropped to 7 percent this year, the lowest figure in nearly a decade, government figures show. With agencies starved for digital expertise and thousands of federal jobs coming open because of a wave of baby-boomer retirements, top government officials, including at the White House, are growing increasingly distressed about the dwindling role played by young workers. ďMillennials are
  • Liberals Declare War on Working Poor

    08/23/2014 7:08:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The misguided attempt to increase the minimum wage can almost be passed off as institutionalized economic illiteracy. Many people, however, have argued that it¬ís more than simple ignorance that drives the Left to ignore fiscal sanity and push for a $15 per hour burger-flipping wage. Well, if the latest attempt to institute mandated-minimum-pay illustrates anything, it shows that the Left isn¬ít that fond of the effort/reward relationship of hard work. Labor groups are now aiming to snuff out the system of tipping servers because‚Ķ well‚Ķ because it¬ís ¬ďunfair¬Ē.There is a movement to bump the minimum wage for tipped servers (often...
  • Why Employers Are to Blame for the ĎSkills Gapí

    08/19/2014 2:12:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 08/19/2014 | BY ROB GARVER
    Complaints about a ďskills gapĒ that make it difficult for employers to fill open positions have become commonplace in discussions about the economy and unemployment levels. Workers, the story goes, simply donít have the educational background or professional training for the kinds of jobs that exist in todayís knowledge economy. The argument certainly feels like it makes sense Ė things have changed an awful lot in the past decade, and it could be that older workers simply donít have the necessary skills for employment today. The trouble is that economists have become increasingly skeptical about the skills gap narrative, not...
  • The cashiers at this McDonald's were replaced by machines.(Romeoville, IL.)$15.00 an hour?

    08/06/2014 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    Imgur ^ | 8/6/2014 | Imgur
  • Old Workers Hit New Record High As Jobs For Key 25-54 Age Group Slide By 142K

    08/05/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/04/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Another month, another case where the primary age group of the US work force, those aged 25-54, gets shafted. According to the BLS' household survey, while overall July jobs rose, if modestly less than the 209K revealed by the establishment survey, there was no joy for those aged 25-54: historically the most important and highest earning age group (in case anyone is wondering where all that missing average hourly earnings growth is) within the US labor force. As the chart below shows, while all other age groups posted a jobs uptick, it was those 25-54 that saw a 142K...
  • Millennials want money, but not hard work

    06/30/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-28-14 | Brett Graff
    Amy McGraw doesn't want us to get the wrong impression of her daughter, Rebecca Leahy. The recent graduate of Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla., works hard -- really hard, in school, on her dance team and beyond. But after Leahy found a summer retail job at the mall, she told her new boss she wasn't available to work on Wednesdays. "It's a different mentality from when I was her age," McGraw said. "She has nothing scheduled on Wednesdays. She wanted time to go to the beach and shopping with her friends. I was wondering if that comes from...
  • My personal Wal-Mart nightmare: You wonít believe what life is like working there

    05/17/2014 8:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 222 replies
    Salon ^ | May 8, 2014 | Pam Ramos
    When I woke up to see the news, I could hardly believe it: President Obama is planning a visit to the Mountain View Wal-Mart where I work. But the excitement quickly passed when I found out the store would be shutting down hours in advance of his visit. I wouldnít be able to tell the president what itís like to work at Wal-Mart and what itís like to struggle on low wages, without the hours I need. I am living at the center of the income inequality that he speaks about so often, and I wanted to talk to him...
  • Women Not in Labor Force Hits Record High

    05/03/2014 5:25:48 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 45 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    ( - The number of women 16 and older not in the labor force climbed to a record high of 55,116,000 in April, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This means that there were 55,116,000 women 16 and older who were in the civilian nonsinstitutional population who not only did not have a job, they did not actively seek one in the last four weeks. That is up 428,000 from the 54,688,000 women who were not in the labor force in March. In April, according to BLS, the labor force participation rate for women was 56.9...
  • Men Who Work Full-Time Earn Less Than 40 Years Ago

    04/29/2014 4:15:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The real median income of American men who work full-time, year-round peaked forty years ago in 1973, according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1973, median earnings for men who worked full-time, year-round were $51,670 in inflation-adjusted 2012 dollars. The median earnings of men who work full-time year-round have never been that high again. [Ö] By comparison, the real median earnings of American women who work full-time year-round peaked in 2007, when women who worked full-time earned $38,872 in constant 2012 dollars. Ö
  • CONFIRMED: Most of Jobs Added During Obama Years are Low-Paying, Part-Time Jobs

    04/28/2014 12:26:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Gateway ^ | April 28, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Itís an Obama world. Of 953,000 Jobs Created In 2013, 77%, Or 731,000 Were Part-Time. ... And itís likely to get worseÖ Obamacare will kill off at least two percent of the US full-time workforce. ... Obamacare is accelerating the US towards a part-time nation. Even far left Think Progress reported today that most of the jobs added since the recession are low paying jobs.
  • Businesses Say They're Having Trouble Finding People Who Will Show Up For Work

    04/16/2014 7:27:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/16/2014 | MATTHEW BOESLER
    Every month, the New York Fed conducts two surveys: the Empire State Manufacturing Survey and its services-sector counterpart, the Business Leaders Survey. And each April it asks respondents of both surveys questions related to the difficulty of finding potential hires with certain skills.This year's pair of April surveys confirmed that, as in previous years, employers are having trouble finding people with advanced computer and interpersonal skills, punctuality, and reliability.Further, businesses in both the manufacturing and services sectors report that it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain skilled workers.Below are the two key tables from the survey. The first shows that...
  • The Great Skills Gap Myth: Can't American Companies Find Qualified Workers?

    03/30/2014 5:12:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New Geography ^ | 03/30/2014 | Aaron M. Renn
    One of the great memes out there in trying to diagnose persistently high unemployment and anemic job growth during what is still, I argue, the Great Recession is the so-called ‚Äúskills gap‚ÄĚ. The idea here is that the fact that there are millions of unfilled job openings at the same time millions of people can‚Äôt find work can be chalked up to a lack of a skills match between unemployed workers an open positions. To pick one random example out of many, here‚Äôs the way US News and World Report put it last year: Some 82 percent of manufacturers say...
  • White House Examining Ways to Ease 'Family Burdens' on Working Women

    03/16/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/13/2014 | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration wants more women to work outside the home, and it is examining ways to make that happen. Among other things, Stevenson said the Working Families Summit will consider ways to "release constraints" on women, including their role as care-givers, which deprive them of wages and career opportunities: (President Obama also spoke of the "burdens" on women Wednesday. During a meeting with female members of Congress, he noted that "women are still the ones that are carrying the greatest burden when it comes to trying to balance family and work. Because of inadequate child care or the inability...
  • Why 12.7 Million Americans Dropped Out Of The Workforce

    02/26/2014 2:38:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/25/2014 | Sam Ro
    The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen sharply since the darkest days of the great recession.Much of this decline is due to the drop in the labor force participation rate (LFPR).Some people have attributed the change to discouraged workers. Others have pointed to young people going back to school. Many have recognized that many baby boomers are retiring.Earlier this week, Business Insider's Matthew Boesler brought light to some underappreciated stats from the Census that actually quantify this.† "The monthly Current Population Survey conducted by the†U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (from which labor force participation data are...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: Theyíre worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. Itís really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group ó mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite ó continues to fixate on income inequality as Americaís greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. Itís a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • More Men in Prime Working Ages Don't Have Jobs

    02/06/2014 10:47:06 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 5, 2014 | MARK PETERS and DAVID WESSEL
    ... More than one in six men ages 25 to 54, prime working years, don't have jobsóa total of 10.4 million. Some are looking for jobs; many aren't. Some had jobs that went overseas or were lost to technology. Some refuse to uproot for work because they are tied down by family needs or tethered to homes worth less than the mortgage. Some rely on government benefits. Others depend on working spouses. Having so many men out of work is partly a symptom of a U.S. economy slow to recover from the worst recession in 75 years. It is also...
  • Fact check: Anti-Obamacare chorus is off key

    02/06/2014 2:15:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2014 3:12 AM EST | Calvin Woodward
    New estimates that President Barack Obamaís health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so chorus from Republicans, whoíve claimed all along that the law will kill jobs. But some arenít telling it straight. [Ö] In a key point overlooked in the GOP response, the report says, ďThe estimated reduction stems almost entirely from a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply, rather than from a net drop in businessesí demand for labor.Ē In other words, workers arenít being laid off. They...
  • Immigration bill threatens Kingís dream for America (Amnesty punishes jobless Black Americans)

    01/20/2014 7:26:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    News Journal ^ | 1/20/13 | JOE GUZZARDI
    The Congressional Black Caucus doesnít share Dr. Martin Luther Kingís dream for African-Americans. Fifty-one years ago, King outlined his hopes: that black as well and white men would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. King despaired that blacks were exiled in their own American land and too often denied advancement opportunities. The CBC has a different objective that would be extremely disappointing to Dr. King. One of the most powerful congressional caucuses has thrown its imposing weight behind comprehensive immigration reform, legislation that would expand the labor pool and thereby hurt unemployed black...