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The National Retail Federation is bearing glad tidings for the upcoming holiday season: America’s stores are expecting solid growth in holiday sales and may hire more than half a million seasonal employees. Non-seasonal employment in the sector is also improving, as retailers, led by clothing...
10/18/2012
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The students assembled outside Borough of Manhattan Community College yesterday morning were indignant. “Students are juggling college expenses and family obligations,” declared student government representative Shadae Blair, “one reason we seek an education is to get ahead in...
10/16/2012
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A new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows how investments in the green economy produce results far beyond sustainability gains. EPI took the BLS green jobs data and matched it with current employment trends. By doing so, they found: Green industries grow faster than the overall...
10/11/2012
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The good jobs deficit is larger now than it was in 2000. The deficit grew dramatically during the recession and, despite two years of growth, has continued to grow during the recovery. A new report from the National Employment Law Center reveals troubling findings for the middle-class. The trend...
08/31/2012
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“I went through four interviews and everything went smoothly. I was on my way to the orientation program [for my new job] when I got a call on my cell phone: they had to cancel my orientation because there was a discrepancy in my credit report. . .” I’ve written about employment...
08/23/2012
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There’s a common misconception that unemployment insurance uniformly lasts 99 weeks. Not so! From a new Center on Budget Policy Priorities report:
08/16/2012
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The United States has two problems when it comes to jobs: There aren't enough jobs, as we all know; and a great many jobs are lousy -- a problem we hear about far less. A lousy job is one with low wages, minimal benefits, and few opportunities to move up. About a fifth of jobs in the U.S. fit this...
08/08/2012
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“American workers should have paid sick leave,” announced the New York Times in a staff editorial on Sunday, “and New York City could set a standard for the rest of the nation.” With that, the nation’s newspaper of record waded into the long fight for what most...
08/07/2012
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“American workers should have paid sick leave,” announced the New York Times in a staff editorial on Sunday, “and New York City could set a standard for the rest of the nation.” With that, the nation’s newspaper of record waded into the long fight for what most...
08/07/2012
Blog
Senior Fellow David Callahan was on Bill O'Reilly with guest host Juan Williams to talk about the need for more stimulus and the truth about small businesses and regulation.
08/03/2012
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