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  • 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 ‎force 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 – 35,000 trucker jobs that could be filled tomorrow if workers would take these jobs–a 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 cool again, 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. Millennials are
  • Liberals Declare War on Working Poor

    08/23/2014 7:08:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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’s 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’t that fond of the effort/reward relationship of hard work. Labor groups are now aiming to snuff out the system of tipping servers because… well… because it’s “unfair”.There is a movement to bump the minimum wage for tipped servers (often...
  • Why Employers Are to Blame for the Skills Gap

    08/19/2014 2:12:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 08/19/2014 | BY ROB GARVER
    Complaints about a skills gap 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 dont have the educational background or professional training for the kinds of jobs that exist in todays knowledge economy. The argument certainly feels like it makes sense things have changed an awful lot in the past decade, and it could be that older workers simply dont 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 wont 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 wouldnt be able to tell the president what its like to work at Wal-Mart and what its 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
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - 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. [] 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.
  • 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
    Its an Obama world. Of 953,000 Jobs Created In 2013, 77%, Or 731,000 Were Part-Time. ... And its likely to get worse 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 “skills gap”. The idea here is that the fact that there are millions of unfilled job openings at the same time millions of people can’t 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’s 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 theU.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (from which labor force participation data are...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: Theyre 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. Its really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite continues to fixate on income inequality as Americas 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. Its 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 jobsa 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 Obamas 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, whove claimed all along that the law will kill jobs. But some arent telling it straight. [] In a key point overlooked in the GOP response, the report says, The 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 businesses demand for labor. In other words, workers arent being laid off. They...
  • Immigration bill threatens Kings 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 doesnt share Dr. Martin Luther Kings 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...
  • Obamacare impact: Cutting hours, going part time

    01/19/2014 5:56:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    El Paso Inc. ^ | 1/19/14 | David Crowder
    **SNIP** Many of his students who work to pay for their education and living expenses are complaining about being cut to 28 hours. Theyre saying they couldnt pay their bills at 40 hours, so now theyre having to get a second job, Diaz said. That is the new trend. But its not just restaurant workers and sales clerks who are feeling the squeeze. Universities and community colleges that rely heavily on part-time faculty have had to make the hard choice of cutting the number of classes they teach because the schools cant afford to offer them health insurance.
  • Are Americans Going Galt?

    01/12/2014 9:39:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Independent Women's Forum (IWF) ^ | 12 Janaury 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    Ninety-two million Americans are not in the work forcethey dont have jobs and they arent looking for jobs. These 92 million Americans arent just out of workthey are resigned to being out of work as a way of life. The ballooning numbers of Americans who are resigned to long-term joblessness inspired Roger L. Simon to suggest in a bleakly humorous piece over at PJ Media that Americans are going Galt: Tell all your Objectivist friends and the libertarian gang at Reason magazine to break out the champagne. Americans may have skipped the movie of Atlas Shrugged, nor have many read...
  • Why competing with men has left women out of touch with their feminine side

    01/11/2014 6:45:03 AM PST · by B212 · 34 replies
    Recently, the media has been awash with articles suggesting that career women are to relationships what garlic is to a vampire - the kiss of death. We're unable to sustain meaningful unions, apparently, because men are intimidated by our intellect, threatened by our higher earning potential and turned off by our controlling, capable, yet powerful personalities. Two years ago I went to dinner with a doctor who told me that I 'wasn't in touch with my femininity' as I 'didn't flirt or wear much make-up'. His diagnosis also included the undeniable fact that I was in 'acute need of affection'....
  • Gallup shows workforce participation rate declining to two-year low

    01/09/2014 7:18:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The latest information on job creation doesn’t paint a very optimistic picture. We’ll start with the sunnier metric, the weekly initial jobless claims report, which shows the number of claims dropping back into the pre-holiday range: In the week ending January 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 330,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 349,000, a decrease of 9,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 358,750.The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending December 28, unchanged from the...
  • Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

    01/05/2014 4:41:51 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 70 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 4 January 2014 | MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) -- It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people.</p> <p>One problem, many economists say: It isn't supported by a wisp of fact.</p>
  • The Superreal Reason New College Grads Cant Get Hired

    11/12/2013 6:30:50 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    Demos ^ | 11-11-2013 | Matt Bruenig
    (snip) But no. The real reason? Young graduates don't have soft skills. A few years ago, they had a bunch of soft skills, but not anymore. White explains: Overwhelmingly, [employers] want candidates who are team players, problem solvers and can plan, organize and prioritize their work. Technical and computer-related know-how placed much further down the list. Jobs are going unfilled as a result, which hurts companies and employees. The annual global Talent Shortage Survey from ManpowerGroup finds that nearly 1 in 5 employers worldwide cant fill positions because they cant find people with soft skills. Specifically, companies say candidates are...
  • Not so fast: Federal workers in Wisconsin must repay unemployment benefits

    10/24/2013 7:03:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-13 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON Federal employees in Wisconsin apparently cannot have their cake and eat it, too. What could be more than 2,000 furloughed workers who received back pay related to the 16-day partial government shutdown will have to reimburse any unemployment benefits that were applied for or collected during that time, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development spokesman John Dipko said. That total could be in excess of $245,000. According to Dipko, nearly 2,070 federal employees in the Badger State filed claims for unemployment between Sept. 30 and Oct. 12. The number of claims made last week were not available at the...
  • Tea Party asks McDonald's to support U.S. workers instead of illegal aliens

    09/27/2013 2:09:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    examiner.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, the Tea Party Immigration Coalition announced a boycott of several national restaurant chains, including McDonald's after they, along with more than 100 companies signed a letter asking the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a so-called 'comprehensive immigration reform' bill this year. Thus granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, as well as increasing the number of foreign workers coming to this country legally. Such a measure would undoubtedly displace more American workers, at a time when only 47 percent of Americans have a full time job. On Thursday, the TPIC sent a message to McDonald's explaining the...
  • A higher wage will force chains to replace humans with robots

    09/21/2013 12:16:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 19, 2013 | James Sherk
    Medieval doctors bled their patients with leeches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help. In America, minimum-wage workers are better paid than the average worker in Mexico. Why? Its not because U.S. employers are more generous than their Mexican counterparts. Nor do Americans somehow deserve better pay. American minimum-wage earners make more because they produce more. Better education and greater capital investment make American workers more productive, raising their earnings. Competition forces businesses to pay...
  • College-educated workers are taking jobs that don't require degrees

    09/20/2013 4:37:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
    College graduates are tending bar and driving taxis, pushing people without degrees out of those jobs.
  • Scotland Yard to 'downgrade' police entry tests to allow for ethnic minorities

    09/17/2013 6:50:31 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 33 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | September 15, 2013 | Ted Jeory
    SCOTLAND Yard wants to downgrade the importance of written English tests at police recruitment centres to make it easier for candidates from ethnic minorities to join the Met. Bosses believe people who do not have English as their first language are being discriminated against under current assessment rules. They have recommended the weighting placed on the Written Communication section of the Metropolitan Polices tough entrance exam is lowered. However, they fear a white backlash among rank and file officers who feel they have already been passed over for promotion. Home Affairs Committee chairman, MP Keith Vaz, said last night any...
  • Can the Weight of 90 Million Not in the Workforce Collapse the Economy? Yes, We Can

    09/08/2013 8:25:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 143 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    With the latest numbers out this week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics stating that over 90 million people are out of the work force, I would say that the White House is well on its way to fulfilling its Cloward and Piven dream. One of the main objectives to lead us down the path to a socialist utopia is to collapse the welfare system, cause a crisis and then have the government come in and change us into a communist republic. Yes, I said it. Over the past five years, Barak Obama has fundamentally transformed America and we have...
  • Workers believe Gen Y bosses arent team players, act like they are entitled....

    09/03/2013 8:21:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    FULL TITLE: Workers believe Gen Y bosses arent team players, act like they are entitled and are full of themselves, survey finds The workers of Generation Y are getting a name for themselves. Managers from Gen Y are widely perceived as self-entitled and dont score particularly highly when it comes to being a team player. Generation Y is defined as people aged between 18 and 32. It finds that theyre moving into management at a rapid pace. New newly released research from EY, the global firm that includes Ernst & Young LLP suggests 87 percent of Gen Y managers have...
  • Paying More For Fast Food, Retail Jobs Will Boost U.S. Economy (He's serious)

    09/02/2013 5:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 2, 2013 | John Wasik
    As a former fast-food worker, I can attest to the crazy hours, poor working conditions and rotten pay. I boiled chicken and repeatedly burned my forearms in hot pressure cookers in high school for Colonel Sanderss KFC (now owned by YUM Brands) until I could get a higher-paying job in a department store. The unionized retail clerks job wasnt glamorous, either, but it was a big step up: I sold sporting goods, rang a register (calculating change in my head) and hand-drilled bowling balls. Although the pioneering retail chain (E.J. Korvettes) at the time was dying a slow...
  • Jop Openings Rise To 5 Year High, But Most Are Part-time (Not Good For Homeownership)

    08/06/2013 10:52:45 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/06/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The June JOLTS report, the job openings measure, was expected to print at 3,895,000. It printed at 3,936,000 after a revised print in May of 3,907,000. We are back to the recession job openings level of 2008, but going up instead of down. jolts0806213 That is the highest level in 5 years! Now for the bad news. Bill Gross at PIMCO thinks that the JOLTS print does not equate to 200,000 jobs. More like 125,000. grossjobstweet From Zero Hedge, we get this charming chart. JOLTS June 3 If we look at The House Ways and Means study on job creation...
  • Would A Higher Minimum Wage Help McDonald's Workers?

    07/30/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT · by RC one · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/30/2013 | Art Carden
    In the recent fury over a proposed budget for low-wage workers circulated by McDonalds, Forbes contributor Laura Shin asked Will the McDonalds Employee Budget help Get the Minimum Wage Raised? I hope not, but not just for the sake of McDonalds customers and shareholders. I hope not for the sake of McDonalds workers and for the sake of low-wage workers everywhere.Who could possibly be so heartless? Thats the wrong question. I agree that we should be soft-hearted, but to borrow from Princeton economist Alan Blinder, our soft hearts have to be combined with hard heads. While Blinder was one of...
  • The Talent Gap: Finding Skilled Workers Isn't Easy

    07/25/2013 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 44 replies
    Grainger Newsletter ^ | 25 July 2013 | Grainger.Com
    The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a current unemployment rate of around 9%. So how is it with roughly 12.8 million people out of work, there are still so many jobs going unfilled? A recent report by Deloitte for the Manufacturing Institute which was based on a survey of manufacturers, found that as many as 600,000 jobs are going unfilled. High unemployment is not making it easier to fill positions, particularly in the areas of skilled production and production support, the Deloitte report found. There is a growing talent gap between skilled jobs in the trades and trained...
  • Boris Johnson wasnt jokingwork is becoming a womans world

    07/14/2013 11:49:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:15PM BST 11 Jul 2013 | Fraser Nelson
    Were witnessing the continuation of a long trend. Girls overtook boys for school exam performance in the 1980s and outnumbered them in universities in the 1990s. There is no reason why the progress should stop at equality: in field after field, women are starting to dominate. In the recession, four out of five British jobs lost were held by men. And there is, of course, no discrimination. The economy is changing shape in a way that is to mens collective disadvantage. Occupations requiring physical strength are rapidly disappearing; a quarter of manufacturing jobs have vanished in the past 10...
  • Supreme Court says people must be able to hire and fire to be considered a supervisor

    06/24/2013 7:18:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2013
    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court says people must be able to hire and fire people to be considered a supervisor in a discrimination lawsuit.
  • Is Gen Y Loyal to Employers?

    06/12/2013 7:52:31 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 30 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 6-11-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Do 20- and 30-somethings prefer a womb-to-tomb quasi-communist corporate culture like Japan, or do they prefer a less secure, more competitive, corporate culture of modern America? There was a time when Americans worked for a ...
  • Black Unemployment (Blacks were Active in the Labor Market in the 1950's, What Changed Since?)

    04/10/2013 11:17:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/10/2013 | Walter Williams
    A couple of weeks ago, Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at The National Press Club, said the nation "would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent." Black unemployment has been double that of white Americans for more than 50 years. The black youth unemployment rate is more than 40 percent nationally. In some cities, unemployment for black working-age males is more than 50 percent. Let's look at this, but first let's look at some history. From 1900 to 1954, blacks were more active than whites in the labor market. Until about 1960, black male labor force...
  • UNFIT FOR WORK: The startling rise of disability in America

    04/09/2013 10:51:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/09/2013 | Chana Joffe-Walt
    In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the government. The federal government spends more money each year on cash payments for disabled former workers than it spends on food stamps and welfare combined. Yet people relying on disability payments are often overlooked in discussions of the social safety net. The vast majority of...
  • High-skilled visa requests likely to exceed supply, in one of fastest runs in years

    04/03/2013 8:58:37 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2013
    The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matter of days, one of the fastest runs on the much-sought-after work permits in years and a sign of continued economic recovery amid new hiring by U.S. technology companies. The urgent race for such visas -- highly desired by Microsoft, Apple, Google and other leading technology companies -- coincides with congressional plans to increase the number available to tech-savvy foreigners. The race to secure one of the 85,000 so-called H-1B visas available for the 2014 budget year started Monday and requests will be...
  • The Story Behind Walmarts Bare Shelves

    03/28/2013 6:29:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 118 replies
    Walmart is starting to look like a Soviet-era retailer. The prices are still low, but shelves are going empty for months while products sit unwrapped in storage, lines are interminable, and no one is around to help. Bloomberg reports that in-store service problems for the worlds third-largest corporation are so bad that people are willing to pony up the extra cash to shop at stores like Target and Walgreens. Walmarts problem, says MIT retail researcher Zeynep Ton, is a shortage of cheap labor:
  • CVS Ordering Workers To Reveal Weight, Health Info

    03/21/2013 6:23:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 56 replies
    cbs ^ | 3/21 | cbs
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) Pharmacy giant CVS has told workers in the Bay Area and around the nation to reveal their weight and other health information, or pay extra for health coverage. The company announced Wednesday what it called A Plan for Health, that features a mix of rewards and penalties for employees. Among the measures, employees must report their weight, body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workers must also be tobacco free or enroll in an addiction program by next year.
  • Obamacare will reduce U.S. employment

    03/18/2013 9:26:35 AM PDT · by illiac · 4 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 3/18/13 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee gathered on Wednesday at a hearing of the health subcommittee to discuss the effects of the Affordable Care Act on jobs. As a witness at the hearing, chaired by Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts, I testified that the new law will reduce employment in America, particularly for low-skill workers, because employers face a higher cost of labor. Whenever possible, firms will substitute high-skill for low-skill labor, part-time for full-time workers, machinery for people, and refrain from hiring a 50th worker, which can make them liable for penalties. Full-time hiring will...
  • Where The Jobs Are: "55 And Older"

    01/04/2013 7:42:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/04/2013 | Tyler Durden
    A good jobs report? Sure, if one is 55 and over. In December the American jobs gerontocracy continued its relentless course, and as the two charts below summarize since Obama's first term, some 2.7 million jobs in the 16-55 year old category have been lost. The "offset": 4 million jobs for Americans between 55 and 69. For all those young people graduating from college (with $150,000 in student loans) who are unable to get a job, here is our advice: tell your parents, and grandparents, to retire already. Oh wait, they can't because Bernanke destroyed their savings. Oops -...
  • The Great American Mismatch. Plenty of Manufacturing jobs, too few people with the necessary skills

    11/26/2012 7:12:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    In September, 238,000 American jobs went unfilled, despite employers best efforts. At the same time, unemployment was at 7.8 percent nationally. And believe it or not, this was no statistical oddity. The manufacturing sector has long had trouble finding skilled applicants for its jobs. Around 48 percent of manufacturing companies are looking to hire, according to the most recent report from ThomasNet, a company that helps connect producers and suppliers. But 67 percent of manufacturing companies see a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers, and last year, as many as 600,000 jobs went unfilled, according to a report from...
  • The 49ers (How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high)

    11/18/2012 3:53:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/18/12 | MICHAEL TANNER
    How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high by forcing small companies to cut their workforce to fewer than 50 peopleBy MICHAEL TANNER Last Updated: 4:32 AM, November 18, 2012 **SNIP** Under ObamaCare, employers with 50 or more full-time workers must provide health insurance for all their workers, paying at least 65% of the cost of a family policy or 85% of the cost of an individual plan. Moreover, the insurance must meet the federal governments requirements in terms of what benefits are included, meaning that many businesses that offer insurance to their workers today will have to change to new,...