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We Can't Talk About Creating Middle Class Jobs Without Talking About 'The Industry'

Patric Verrone | Posted 06.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Patric Verrone

The old adage is, "Everybody has two businesses: their own and show business." If we don't pay better attention to the middle-class jobs generated by the entertainment industry, Los Angeles will be down to only one business.

Fewer Americans Than Ever Think They're Middle-Class

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

As President Obama takes the stage Tuesday night to deliver his State of the Union address, he may want to be wary of appealing to the middle class, t...

The One Problem That Big Job Numbers Won't Solve

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy created 204,000 jobs last month, and in many ways that's a good thing. But according to new projections, the unfortunate truth is tha...

The Middle-Skill Issue

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Felix W. Ortiz III

With college tuition, job training costs and the amount of vacant middle-skill jobs at an all time high, traditional education credentials are becoming poor indicators of potential success in the workplace.

Rich Americans Have Jobs While The Poor Are Still Unemployed

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since official...

Are You Actually Middle Class?

CNBC | Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

CNBC: The middle class: it's the world's biggest consumer group and its growing spending power should push global consumer spending up by nearly a...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, in the midst of revelations that the NSA has been secretly collecting vast amounts of information on us, and just before yet another middling jobs report was released, President Obama visited North Carolina as part of a "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunities Tour." Though the middle class continues to get pummeled -- with family wealth declining almost 30 percent in the last decade -- the White House brings up the issue only sporadically. It pops up, gets a few lines in a speech, then disappears again. The administration's meandering approach is like when an old person wanders into the kitchen and can't remember why: "Now what did I come in here for? Oh yeah, that's right -- some yogurt... and the middle class!" Maybe the president would be motivated to bring some sustained urgency to this crisis if the conversations the NSA is busy collecting were between America's 22 million unemployed and underemployed.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: The Middle Class Is Disappearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

As President Obama continues his “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunities Tour" in Mooresville, N.C., on Thursday, middle-class Americans continue to ex...

Obama Heads To Texas To Talk Middle-Class Jobs

Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning ...

Building a Skills Infrastructure by Investing in Community Colleges

Seth D. Harris | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Seth D. Harris

I view skills development as one of the leading edges of economic development. I've seen it across the country -- investing in the skills of American workers is fostering the creation of middle-class jobs and ensuring that workers can succeed in them.

9 Middle-Class Jobs That Are On The Decline

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

It is getting harder to find a job that can support a middle-class lifestyle. That's because the recession and the subsequent recovery have been pa...

Dave Jamieson

Occupy The Cafe: How A Band Of Panera Bakers Hopes To Change The Restaurant Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

Kathleen VonEitzen heads into work at 10 p.m. with a long night ahead of her. A trained baker, VonEitzen spends the evening and early morning hours cu...

What Obama Won't Tell You Tonight About Middle-Class Job Creation

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday will center on how to generate millions of new jobs -- specifically, jobs that support a m...

Millions Of Middle-Class Jobs Killed By Machines

AP | BERNARD CONDON and PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in de...

Post Office Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Black Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how muc...

Why The Middle Class Is Slipping Away

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

* Last year saw 200,000 more low-income families in U.S. -report * Despite jobs, more families can't pay basic expenses ...

Americans Preparing For The Worst On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

Americans are hoping for the best, but very much preparing for the worst come election day. Fearful of how the outcome of the presidential electio...

U.S. Recessions Deplete Middle-Skill Jobs, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

Recessions are costing America middle-class jobs. Over the past two decades, U.S. employers often have laid off routine, middle-skill workers duri...

Help Keep America Moving: Join the TDL Industry

Craig Follins | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Craig Follins

Many people here, however, are unaware of the growing opportunities in the TDL field, which encompasses road, air, rail and maritime subsectors. Even in our global economy, geography still -- to a significant extent -- influences one's destiny.

A New Report on the Middle Class

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The Pew Research Center just released a report worth a close look, called "The Lost Decade of the Middle Class."

A Resurgent Middle Class Versus Government of the CEO

Matt Browne | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Matt Browne

Americans are being confronted by a conservative vision, in which greater corporate freedom will hopefully create wealth that might one day trickle down. Mitt Romney is promising government of the CEO, by the CEO, for the CEO.

Only Voters Can Save Middle Class America

Robert Schwab | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Robert Schwab

If Mitt Romney is the nominee, the stark difference between a president who cares for all Americans and a candidate whose life has demonstrated his disregard for common people will be prominently illustrated.

Middle-Class Jobs Disappearing In Workforce Shift: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

America is increasingly becoming a place of high- and low-skill jobs, with less room available for a middle class. A new report from the Federal R...

Trade Policy: Countering the Walmart Effect

David Coates | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Our current trade imbalance with China will not be fixed by currency manipulation alone, because American economic vulnerability is not rooted simply in the relative strength of the dollar.

Verizon Turns To Court Over Workers' Strike

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Striking Verizon landline workers have harassed and even fired a BB gun at those still on the job, blocked trucks from getting to Verizon ...