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  • GM Announces 400 Jobs, New Electric Car Days After Venomous Trump Tweets

    03/22/2019 12:25:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TPM ^ | 03/22/2019 | By Mike Householder and Tom Krisher
    ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion Township, Michigan, to manufacture a Chevrolet vehicle based on the battery-powered Bolt. GM wouldn’t say when the new workers will start or when the new vehicle will go on sale, nor would it say if the workers will be new hires or come...
  • Prostitution Should Stay Illegal Because Consent Is A Garbage Minimum Standard For Goodness

    03/22/2019 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2019 | Nathan Stone
    Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris recently supported legalizing prostitution in an interview she gave to the Root: “But when you are talking about consenting adults, I think that you know, yes, we should really consider that we can’t criminalize consensual behavior as long as no one is being harmed,” she said, meaning that she would still support laws that would punish human trafficking and exploitation of women. Surprisingly—or not—this idea has also been embraced by certain segments on the right, especially among libertarians. Elizabeth Nolan Brown, an associate editor at Reason Magazine and an advocate of the sex trade, said Harris...
  • Job Openings Rise, Outnumber Unemployed by 1 Million...

    03/18/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by caww · 19 replies ^ | 3/15/2019 | Nic Rowan
    U.S. employers listed almost 7.6 million job openings in January, near the record high of 7.63 million in November, a sign that businesses are eager to hire more workers. The Labor Department also said Friday that the number of people quitting their jobs is up, another sign of a healthy economy, because it indicates people are leaving their jobs for ones that typically pay better, ...... Last spring, job openings began to outpace the number of unemployed for the first time in the 18 years the data has been tracked......The strong job market is having positive effects across the economy....
  • UPDATED: Toyota to hire 450 at H'ville engine plant [Alabama]

    03/17/2019 5:58:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The News Courier ^ | March 14, 2019 | Staff
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing will be adding 450 new jobs as part of a $288 million expansion at its Huntsville plant, officials announced Thursday. Officials said the announcement constituted the largest hiring need in the plant's history. The new investment will also include a building expansion, bringing TMM's total investment in Huntsville to $1.2 billion. The facility's annual engine capacity will increase from 670,000 to 900,000 by the end of 2021 to increase product flexibility and better accommodate market demand, according to a press release. Thursday's announcement was part of an overall $750 million investment Toyota is making at unit plants...
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs...latest job openings data show that Trump knows what it's about

    03/16/2019 7:34:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2019 | Monica Showalter
    With the press largely focused on the college cheating scandal and cooking up new ways to Blame Trump for the mosque massacre in New Zealand, some real news is going largely unnoticed: "US Job Opening[s] Soar To All Time High: 1.3 Million More Than Unemployed Workers." According to Zerohedge's Tyler Durden: After a modest slowdown in job openings which started in September and continued through November, today's JOLTS report — Janet Yellen's favorite labor market indicator — for the month of January showed an unprecedented surge in job openings across most categories at the start of 2019, with the total number soaring from an...
  • Dobbs Blasts Trump For Pushing Legal Immigration for Jobs

    03/08/2019 8:37:52 AM PST · by malach · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3.7.19 | John Binder
    Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs blasted President Trump’s fourth push in a month to increase legal immigration to benefit multinational corporations at the expense of American workers, calling the policy shift a “tragic reversal” of his “America First” platform and a “catastrophe” for the country’s working class.
  • Weak Jobs Report Clouds the Economic Picture: Employers increased payrolls by only 20,000 in Feb.

    03/08/2019 7:19:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/08/2019 | Patricia Cohen
    The Labor Department released its monthly hiring and unemployment figures for February on Friday morning, providing one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. â–  20,000 jobs were added last month. Analysts had expected a gain of about 175,000, according to MarketWatch. It was the 101st straight month of job gains, but the weakest report since September 2017. â–  The unemployment rate was 3.8 percent. It was 4 percent in January. â–  Average hourly earnings rose by 0.4 percent after growing by 0.1 percent in January. The year-over-year gain is now 3.4 percent. Putting the weakness...
  • New York City Experienced Worst Decline in Restaurant Jobs since 9/11 After $15 Minimum Wage Win

    03/01/2019 8:15:58 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies ^ | February 28, 2019
    The Big Apple’s fast-food industry, The New York Times recently reported, has long served as a laboratory for progressive politicians and the nation’s labor machine.
  • Maxine Waters Apologizes To Whiny Millennials Looking For Jobs

    02/25/2019 8:12:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2019 | Karen Townsend
    The United States is experiencing the benefits of a robust economy. At the top of the list are a strong job market and increasing wages. Some Democratic politicians are not able to accept the good news brought by President Trump and his economic team. Case in point – California Rep. Maxine Waters. Waters is the new chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.Friday Waters spoke to the 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit organized by Jesse Jackson. She apologized to millennials searching for jobs, unable to find salaries they think they are entitled to or something. As crazy...
  • Blue-collar men in pink-collar times (Underlying crisis in 21st century economy)

    02/23/2019 1:13:30 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Axios ^ | February 23, 2019 | Stef W. Knight
    Young and less educated men are losing their place in the U.S. workforce. Why it matters: Technology and automation, shrinking unions and changing family dynamics have transformed the role of men in the workforce, while male high school graduates either need to pursue higher education or enter lower-paid industries traditionally dominated by women. 1. The shifting workforce Technology, globalization and the shrinking of unions have led to lower wages and disappearing blue collar jobs, Harry Holzer, an economist at Georgetown University and former chief economist for the Department of Labor, told Axios. In their place, unskilled jobs in health care...
  • Central Arkansas based Freepers

    02/20/2019 2:31:33 PM PST · by fuente · 29 replies
    Any Central Arkansas Process Engineers looking to join a Fortune 100 company in the area
  • The Populist Sledgehammer Kills Amazon Jobs that Middle America Would Love to Have

    02/19/2019 7:42:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/19/2019 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Tito Brown can't imagine driving a perfectly good thing out of a town that hasn't had a perfectly good thing come its way in a very long time. At least, a perfectly good thing the size and scope of the Amazon headquarters that ideological politics drove out of Long Island City on Thursday, when Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, danced on the grave of the deal as Amazon walked away from the New York project. Brown doesn't really get that. He governs a city with a declining population and a 40 percent poverty rate, and he would...
  • Finland’s Universal Basic Income Experiment Failed To Put More People Back To Work

    02/09/2019 7:07:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2019 | John Sexton
    Finland’s Social Insurance Institution just released results from a two-year experiment with Universal Basic Income. The plan was simple. Instead of only giving unemployment benefits to people who are out of work, Finland would randomly select 2,000 people who would receive a monthly payment whether or not they worked. This guaranteed income was supposed to encourage people receiving it to take more jobs or even start new businesses. But that’s not what happened. From the official press release: ‘On the basis of an analysis of register data on an annual level, we can say that during the first year...
  • US Congressional Panel Introduced Bill to Remove Per-Country Green Card Limits

    02/07/2019 10:46:32 PM PST · by blueplum · 51 replies
    outlookIndia ^ | 08 Feb 2019 | uncredited
    Republican Mike Lee and Democratic presidential aspirant Kamala Harris introduced the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Wednesday, a bill that would remove per-country caps for employment-based green cards.
  • Quaker Windows plans to build $65 million factory at Eldon (Missouri)

    02/07/2019 10:38:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | October 11, 2018 | Philip Joens and Danisha Hogue
    Freeburg-based window manufacturer Quaker Window Products announced plans Thursday to build a $65 million factory in Eldon. Quaker employs about 1,000 people at its Freeburg factory, where it makes wood, vinyl and aluminum-sided windows and doors, Bill Sifflard, Quaker Windows director of marketing and communications, told the News Tribune. The company plans to purchase more than 100 acres of land in Eldon, where it will build a 200,000-square-foot factory, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. "This initial phase is going to be specifically manufacturing aluminum windows for the commercial market," Sifflard said....
  • State of the Union: Democrat Women Give Trump Standing Ovation

    02/05/2019 7:06:58 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Feb 2019 | Joel E. Pollack
    President Donald Trump did the unthinkable Tuesday night during his State of the Union address: he inspired a phalanx of left-wing women members of Congress, wearing white in protest, to jump to their feet and applaud. Many female Democrats dressed in white, as they have for previous addresses by President Trump, in homage to the suffragettes — and in protest against a president whom they believe represents the antithesis of their aspirations. Some, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), frowned as Trump emphasized themes of compromise and national unity. But all — including her — rose in celebration as the...
  • Foxconn again shifts Wisconsin plan after Trump intervenes

    02/03/2019 11:54:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    meadowlakeNOW ^ | February 3, 2019 | Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond, The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group has shifted its stated strategy yet again on Friday for a massive Wisconsin campus, crediting a conversation with President Donald Trump for cementing plans to proceed with building a factory to make high-tech liquid display screens. The news capped a week of confusion about Foxconn’s plans in Wisconsin. The company announced in 2017, to much fanfare, that it planned to invest $10 billion in the state and hire 13,000 people to build an LCD factory that could make screens for televisions and a variety of other devices. The company last year said it was...
  • Jeb Bush Praises Donald Trump’s Boost for H-1B Outsourcing Program

    02/03/2019 6:54:06 AM PST · by david1292 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/2/2019 | Neil Munro
    The GOP establishment’s champion in the 2016 primaries, Jeb Bush, is praising President Donald Trump’s upgrade to the H-1B outsourcing program. “New H-1B rules would result in up to 5,340 more immigrants with a master’s degree or higher getting selected for a visa,” Jeb Bush tweeted February 1. “A good change in policy.” Bush’s endorsement is a problem for Trump, who ran against Bush’s pro-Wall Street policies. --- The change was welcomed by FWD.US, a lobby group which was created by Silicon Valley investors, including Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, to expand the inflow of cheap college graduate labor via...
  • Trump Economy "Distortion" Bewailed [semi-satire]

    02/01/2019 3:55:05 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Feb 2019 | John Semmens
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the biggest gains in wages under the Trump Administration's policies have been in private-sector employment, especially blue-collar workers. Last year, pay in the private sector rose 3% on average, but only 2.5% for white-collar management and professional employees. Gains were up by 4.2% for salespersons, 3.7% for production workers, 3.4% for transportation and utilities workers, and 4.1% for leisure and hospitality workers. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) contended that "this inequitable distortion from long-term trends rewarding college graduates is another black mark against the Trump regime. A society that fails to grant...
  • GM to start laying off 4,000 salaried workers on Monday

    02/01/2019 1:59:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, February 1, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    New York (CNN Business)Layoffs for about 4,000 salaried staff at General Motors are due to start Monday. The layoffs are part of a 15% reduction in white collar jobs in North America that the automaker first announced back in November. At the same time, it announced plans to close four US plants as well as a fifth in Canada. While those plants, which include about 6,000 hourly jobs, have yet to close, GM is moving ahead with the salaried staff reductions, a GM spokesman confirmed Friday. The timing of the layoffs was first reported by the Detroit News. The company...