President Obama set a goal of 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. Last month we added zero. Not one. Nada. Zip. We did add low-wage jobs, though. Maybe we can talk about a national manufacturing strategy now?
We're losing the better-paying jobs making things and gaining minimum wage jobs in retail. America is becoming a nation of clerks who work for someone else selling goods made somewhere else.
Anyone despairing that Congress can't get anything done should note last week's swift vote to get furloughed air traffic controllers back to work. Congress can move very quickly and efficiently when it wants to and when their own comfort and that of constituents well-off enough to fly was affected. Reduced unemployment benefits, children dropped suddenly from Head Start programs, poor mothers and babies losing food supplements, teacher layoffs, and cancelled meal deliveries for seniors didn't move them -- but airport delays as members headed out of town for their April recess were apparently unacceptable.
By Alison Schmitt, 2012 Venture for America Fellow Mardi Gras, jazz, gumbo, education. While just 8 years ago these words might not have belonged in ...
Today’s jobs report shows that labor markets still bear the scars of the Great Recession despite 38 straight months of private-sector job growth...
If there was ever a time for our leaders in Washington to declare victory over the deficit, and focus instead on jobs and inequality, it's now. But don't hold your breath.
Payrolls increased by 165,000 last month and the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.5 percent, in a jobs report that painted a considerably brighter picture than last month's version.
It's understandable for you, as an employer, to be concerned when hiring someone who has a job gap in their resume. However, it's important to not allow unemployment to be the first determining factor in your hiring process.
It may sound a bit quixotic, but has the oil industry -- with profits on a clear upswing -- made a collaborative effort to reach out to the energy boom region's unemployed tribal members?
he prospect of national decline looms not from external forces, but from internal fragmentation exacerbated by global instability. The two, in fact, are intertwined.
Despite the Twinkie's admirable resilience, there is still an entity that the company's new CEO, C. Dean Metropoulos, feels he needs to protect Twinkies from: unreasonable labor unions.
I am not saying that they do not exist, but one may wonder why the UAE, Palestine, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Algeria, and Jordan did not have civil society organization representatives participating.
When a Laney Walker supermarket closed in Georgia, the store had arranged for a local church to pick up all of the store's food to give to the poor. But when the church never came by, the food was unloaded into the parking lot where hungry people gathered to take it back home to their families.
Responding to highly publicized flight delays from the "sequestration" budget cuts, the House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to allow the Transp...
While the national unemployment rate (population 18 and over) hovers at 7.5 percent, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans (Gulf War Era II or Post-9/11 veterans) face a higher rate of unemployment at 10.8 percent.
Two worrisome economic events were reported yesterday that just might be missed in light of the country's attention on the horrific events unfolding in Boston, Massachusetts and West, Texas this past week.