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The Global Talent Crunch

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To begin with, globalization is generating increased competition among companies not only in the traditional centers of business and finance in the developed world, but from emerging countries as well.

Here's Even More Evidence Obama Is The World's Worst Socialist

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

In what must be history's strangest socialist dictatorship, hiring by private companies just hit a record high. Meanwhile the government is still not ...

No, Public Sector Jobs Do Not Crowd Out Private Sector Ones

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Conservatives are always going on about crowd out, and I'm not saying it's impossible or never happens. I am saying it's really hard to find in the data and I'd therefore be extremely wary of those who claim it's a big deal.

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

American Dream or Fantasy?

Nelson Davis | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If you expect the government to somehow guarantee that you'll have a better life than your parents, own a home or be promoted to vice president of a giant corporation, that is more fantasy than a dream.

Romney Contradicts On Job Claims

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's frequent remarks about the nation's unemployment problem have long included one curiosit...

Krugman: Obama 'Screwed Up' 'Doing Fine' Line

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Princeton Professor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said President Barack Obama erred by saying Friday that the private sector is "doing fin...

ADP: U.S. Labor Market Demolishes Expectations In December

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (Steven C. Johnson) - Private-sector hiring surged in December as employers added 325,000 new workers while claims for jobless benefits f...

Public Sector Losing Jobs At Same Rate Private Sector Adding Them

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

When it comes to an economy trying to right itself, if it's not one thing, it's another. Even as the economy seems to be moving -- slowly -- in the...

Creating Private Sector Jobs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

I suggest a cooperative program, jointly funded by government and business, to train unemployed workers for specific jobs that need filling now.

How The Government Can Jump-Start Hiring

Los Angeles Times | Tom Campbell | Posted 10.21.2011 | Business

Companies are not hiring, but it's not because they're worried about the national debt. The economy is not growing, but it's not because the public se...

Collective Bargaining Under Fire: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Arva Rice | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Arva Rice

As politicians all over the nation cast their scrutiny upon public-sector unions, middle-class blacks and other minorities face the prospect of an attack on their collective bargaining rights.

End the Wars, Cure Cancer, Create Jobs

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Is the nation war-weary? Would the $700 billion this nation is spending on wars be better spent creating jobs for Americans at home?

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

Private Sector Added Nearly 200K Jobs In January

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. private employers added 187,000 jobs in January compared with a revised gain of 247,000 jobs in December, a report by a payrolls processor s...

Economic History Shows Clearly That Tax Cuts for Rich Hurt the Economy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There is a body of empirical, historical evidence that proves clearly that tax cuts for the rich not only do nothing to spur economic growth -- they actually do substantial damage to the prospects for economic growth.

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, But Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy generated a net gain in jobs for the first time in five months in October, as businesses stepped up their painfully slo...

Corporate Values, Community Woes

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deepak Bhargava

Corporations owe the American community quality jobs, not because of the laws of the free market but because their success is built on the success of all of us.

Shahien Nasiripour

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Economy Sheds 95,000 Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Payrolls plunged in September more than forecast as continuing fiscal retrenchment by state and local governments forced agencies to cut employment wh...

Private Sector Still Adding Only A Small Amount Of Jobs

Reuters | Caroline Valetkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Private employers added 42,000 jobs in July, compared with a revised gain of 19,000 in June, the report by a payrolls processor ADP Employer Services ...

Laura Bassett

Still No Sign of a Double-Dip Recession, Says Adecco CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. jobless rate rose slightly to 9.6 from 9.5 percent in August, but some experts are saying this may actually be a good sign for the economy. ...

Overworked and Underpaid? Productivity Increases, but Wage Growth Declines

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Akito Yoshikane

Household income for the average working family has continued to fall, but men, Latinos and those without a college education have experienced an especially sharp deceleration of wage growth since the recession

Economy Sheds 125,000 Jobs In June

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A second straight month of lackluster hiring by American businesses is sapping strength from the economic rebound. The jobless rat...

Government Workers Earn $12 MORE Per Hour Than Their Private Counterparts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Government jobs may not sound lucrative, but state and local government employees make $12 more per hour than private workers, according to a recent r...

Private-Sector Sheds 22,000 Jobs In January, Smallest Drop In Two Years

wsj.com | KATHLEEN MADIGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The labor market showed positive signs of recovering in January. Private-sector jobs in the U.S. fell by 22,000 in January, the smallest d...