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Obama's Job Creation Advisors Include Job-Cutting Execs

latimes.com | Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Just days before the president appointed Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief executive of American Express, to the council, the company announced ...

Bringing Career Planning into Liberal Arts Classrooms

Nathan O. Hatch | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Nathan O. Hatch

A college's ultimate responsibility is to help students clarify their sense of self. We do them a disservice if we ignore their future working life as they discover their talents, passions and convictions.

My Thanks to the Everyday Workforce

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Shaffer

As the election campaigns of 2012 shift into high gear, there will be lots of discussion from politicians trumpeting the importance of finding "good, high paying jobs." But the real marketplace of jobs is vast and diverse.

Time for Innovation in Job Creation

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

We hear a lot these days about innovation and job creation. But when people talk about innovation and jobs, they're usually talking about innovations that may produce jobs -- as opposed to innovations in the way we increase employment.

The Recession Created A 'Triple Tragedy' In Education

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Stay-at-home-mom Cindy DePace was just hitting 30 when she decided to return to the work force by going back to school and becoming ...

Why "Waiting It Out" Does No One Any Good: Today's New Class Of Workers Must Fight For The American Dream

Ladan Nekoomaram | Posted 11.23.2011 | College
Ladan Nekoomaram

In over 9 percent unemployment and graduations after graduations with more students clueless about what they're going to do next, people in my generation have started giving up.

Social Security Ends "Gender No-Match" Letters for Employees

Waymon Hudson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Waymon Hudson

There are no national employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people, which is why we must pass the fully-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act. No one should be fired simply for being who they are.

A Good Fight

Robert Reich | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president has vowed to veto any plan to tame the debt that doesn't increase taxes on the rich. The Republicans have vowed to oppose any tax increases on the rich. It's a good fight to have.

Market Preview: What to Look for This Week

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Global markets again find themselves in the uncomfortable back seat of a car driven erratically by policymakers. The hope is that policy responses in both America and Europe will enable them to build on last week's solid gains. But certain things need to happen first.

A Transformative Jobs Plan: What's Good for IBM's Top Executives Is Not Good for the U.S.

William Lazonick | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

The dearth of jobs, even in an economic recovery, reflects the cumulative impact of three structural changes in the employment practices of U.S. industrial corporations.

America's Best Cities For Educated Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The job market has remained relatively stagnant since 2009. To make matters worse, the educational requirements of the average U.S...

Obama Opens the Door

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

The recession continues to fall hardest on African American and Latino communities, with 16.7 and 11.3 percent unemployment respectively -- far above the national average. The president was right to highlight programs that can target these communities directly.

Fewer American Jobs Today Than During Obama's Inauguration

Real Clear Markets | Jim Powell | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are fewer people employed now than back in January 2009 when Barack Obama was sworn in as Pres...

Straitjacketed Obama

Robert Davey | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Robert Davey

Obama's jobs speech has a foregone outcome. It is doomed to fail, because the only thing that can create new jobs is new government spending, and that has been made impossible by the deals that he has been compelled to make.

Western Opera Singers Head To China For Jobs

www.npr.org | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts

Lesson No. 1: saying "thank you" in Chinese. "Xie xie. Xie xie. Xie xie," repeats American soprano Maria McDaniel, as she struggles to pin down the...

The Debit Is in the Details

Len Hollie | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

In August, the Federal Reserve imposed a cap on the fees banks can charge retailers every time customers swipe their debit cards. Why is that important? In addition to banks, consumers may be the biggest losers.

Apple's Exceptionalism, China's Mean Trade, and America's Media Mediocrity

Peter Navarro | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Peter Navarro

Apple is still an exception, because what they don't do is invest their money into China or get hauled into an involuntary joint venture with a Chinese majority "partner" who captures 60-80% of the revenue.

America Must Create The Right Kind Of Jobs

New York Times | Paul Osterman | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

ON Thursday, President Obama will deliver a major speech on America’s employment crisis. But too often, what is lost in the call for job creation is...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Starting Salaries For Recent Graduates Declined Over Past Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.02.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- For Kate Johnson, any job felt better than no job at all. Shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Johnson o...

60 Ways To Fix The Jobs Crisis

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

Talk about bad timing. On the Friday before President Obama's widely-anticipated jobs speech, news came of the economy adding no jobs -- yes, zero -- ...

Lila Shapiro

'Bleak Expectations': Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Discouraged, But Still Looking

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Michael O'Leary, 45, hasn't stopped applying for jobs, but he has given up hope that he'll ever get one. Like many of the 6.2 million Americans out...

U.S. Private-Sector Job Growth Slows For Second Straight Month

Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - The pace of U.S. private sector job growth slowed in August for the second month in a row with employers adding 91,000 positions, a rep...

Progressives Ask Obama To 'Go Big' With Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

Sixty-seven major progressive organizations have penned an open letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to "go big" as he prepares a new jobs pla...

Meet The Top 10 Job Creators

Inc. | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

Founded in 1988, SeatonCorp (formerly Staffing Solutions Holdings) is still one of Chicago's fastest growing staffing and recruiting company. So what'...

U.S. Profits Per Employee Jump Even As Raises Remain Modest

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Companies are squeezing greater profits out of their employees, even as layoffs rise and the outlook for hiring and raises remains mixed, a recent stu...