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In Praise of Old Restaurant Ware

Linda Buzzell | Posted 03.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Linda Buzzell

Years ago, Americans used to know how to make things that would last. We seem to have forgotten that skill and for decades now have adopted the practice of just buying something new from halfway around the planet and throwing the old into the landfill.

The True Price of Great Holiday Deals

Robert Reich | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Some manufacturing is coming back to America, to be sure, but not the assembly line jobs that used to be the core of manufacturing employment. Computerized machine tools and robots are doing an increasing portion of the work -- which is why many companies can afford to bring their factories back here. Get it? Technology and globalization are driving the good deals American consumers are getting this holiday season. But the same forces are keeping wages down, and are even on the verge of eliminating many of the low-wage retail and related service jobs many Americans now need to make ends meet. To put it another way, American consumers getting great shopping deals are also American workers on the losing end of those same deals.

The One Thing U.S. Workers Are Most Worried About (CHART)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

Time has healed no wounds when it comes to how secure Americans feel at work, according to a recent poll. The poll, conducted by Gallup, found that...

More Jobs Now, But Where Is U.S. in Economic Cycle?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.06.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Friday's report showing U.S unemployment fell and 162,000 jobs were added in July was positive, especially on the heels of news that second-quarter GDP grew at an annual rate of 1.7 percent.

WATCH: What Do We Need To Do To Build American Jobs?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

TIME: 4:40pm-5:40pm EST With worker productivity gains on par with economic growth, the prospects for dramatic, or even optimistic growth in employ...

Kim Bhasin

T-Shirt Company Can't Find Investors Because It Makes Clothes In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.30.2013 | Small Business

Billy Thompson has tried vehemently to keep the entire supply chain of his T-shirt company located in the United States, but doing so is proving harde...

Manufacturing Is Going (to New) Places: And What That Means About Jobs

Mark Tomlinson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Mark Tomlinson

More than two thirds of manufacturers are having difficulty finding skilled employees. We cannot stand by hoping someone else will solve our skills gap crisis. Industry, government and educators need to work together to implement solutions that work.

Exempting Foreign Profits From Taxes Will Hurt US Economy

Martin Lobel | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Martin Lobel

Multinational corporations are aggressively pursuing a stealthy campaign to eliminate taxes on their "foreign" profits. Of course, such a policy is contrary to the Obama administration's objective to create jobs and will hurt domestic companies that have to pay taxes on their profits.

Jobs Are an American Issue, Not a Republican or Democratic Issue

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business
Kay Koplovitz

I am also a product of the middle class whose only real path to success was through my education, my imagination and my ability to execute. Honestly, these values I believe are basic human values and basic American values. That's why I believe in a strong middle class.

The Factory Factor: Why Outsourcing and 'Made in America' Could Decide this Election

Scott Paul | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Scott Paul

American manufacturing is like apple pie to American voters: we love it and want more of it regardless of our politics, race, gender, income, or hometown.

The Problem Isn't Outsourcing. It's That Big Business Is Disconnected From The Well-Being Of Most Americans

Robert Reich | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Forget the debate over outsourcing. The real question is how to make Americans so competitive that all global companies -- whether or not headquartered in the United States -- will create good jobs in America.

Blame Legal Immigrants Like Me for Taking Your American Jobs

Edwin Okong'o | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Edwin Okong'o

It's a shame that many Americans think that what makes America great is the fact that one needs not have a college degree -- that the dream is to sit back and demand that some government bureaucrat create a job for you.

The National Manufacturing Strategy Debate

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The Obama administration recently describing the vital importance of a healthy manufacturing sector to our economy. But others say promoting manufacturing won't help revive our economy. So what's the story?

Why The New Jobs Are Worse Than The Old Ones

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Tavis Smiley

Every month since 2001, the United States has lost an average of 50,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs. Almost seven out of every ten of those lost jobs were in the construction, truck driving, warehouse or other blue-collar sectors.

Mark Gongloff

And The Jobless Rate Is...

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

It's not hitting home runs or anything, but the job market is starting to put together a hitting streak of solid singles and doubles. The economy c...

12 Lies That Politicians Say About Jobs

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | Posted 04.07.2012 | Books
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

We're not going to rev up our economy's job creation capacity in just a few years. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something - usually themselves.

Keystone XL Opponents Need a Jobs Program

Brendan Smith | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Brendan Smith

If we fail to become the voice for both the planet and workers, our movement risks losing the support of increasing numbers of workers, unions and their political allies.

Memo from Davos: Down with Democracy!

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Daniel A. Bell

What makes sense from a democratic perspective may not make sense from a moral point of view. Or so it was suggested earlier today at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Arthur Delaney

Republican Leaders Quietly Support Unemployment Reauthorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the second year in a row, Congress must decide during the holiday season whether to renew federal jobless benefits for people out of...

Senate Republicans Successfully Filibuster American Jobs

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When I heard President Obama announce The American Jobs Act, I mistakenly thought the Republicans wouldn't dare vote against "American jobs."

In July, U.S. Businesses Post Most Job Openings In Three Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Companies in July advertised the most jobs in three years, and layoffs declined – a bit of hope for a weak economy. Still, ma...

How SecondMarket Gives Startups A Bridge To An IPO

Barry Silbert | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Barry Silbert

How does a startup know when the time is right to leverage the private company stock market? Although there is no clear-cut formula, certain indicators, such as number of shareholders, the age of the startup, and market traction can be utilized.

Why Startups Are Shying Away From IPOs

Barry Silbert | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
Barry Silbert

Many Americans are unaware that the U.S. public stock markets no longer support growth-stage companies. Systemic changes have caused companies to remain private far longer than in previous decades.

The Servant Problem: In Search of the Lost Battalion of America's Unemployed

Lewis Lapham | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Lewis Lapham

From the tone of the conversation on America's unemployed, I can imagine myself at a lawn party, listening to the lady in the flowered hat talk about the difficulty of finding decent help.

Help Wanted! -- (But Not Here)

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

We're not just creating overseas jobs at an astounding rate, we're off-shoring the innovation and the know-how that we need to lay the groundwork for the future of the American economy.