RealityChek has looked at U.S. domestic manufacturing’s health through the lenses of employment, wages, output, trade balances, and productivity. The post More Measures of U.S. Manufacturing Weakness was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
When you have a more conventional job at a more conventional office with a more conventional employer, assuming that you’re working full time with regular benefits, you can expect to have certain safety nets and benefits in place. You probably have a health and dental plan. You probably have paid sick days and vacation time. You might have a company […]
The days of employers issuing checks on a given date and then delivering a paper check to each employee are (and should) quickly becoming a thing of the past. With so many advances in technology and electronic payments, many small businesses...Show More Summary
Media rhetoric so often lives in shades of gray, yet when it comes to the terms used to describe people in crime stories, its true colors may be black and white. Take the words employed over the weekend to describe Robert Lewis Dear,...Show More Summary
In the midst of their prime earning years, many Generation Xers have already started saving for retirement, but they often feel anxious about whether they’re saving enough or putting their money in the right places. The competing pressures...Show More Summary
By Gigi Gatewood Glendon with sister Giselle, father Noriga and his nephew and niece The Plumfund Story: My Second Family in Trinidad & Tobago In 2011, I moved to Trinidad & Tobago to pursue an employment opportunity that would keep me in the country for a year. Show More Summary
As someone who calls themselves a pragmatic progressive, I have always been fascinated with the strategies employed by Senator Ted Kennedy. And so, it is with great interest that I...
The mother and three sisters of Kathleen Durst, who disappeared decades ago, are employing a rarely cited law to pursue the man they have long suspected of killing her, the wealthy scion of a New York City real estate family.
Ideally, we’d all earn what we deserve and our employers would give us raises according to our skill level, experience, and professional value—we’d never even have to ask. Of course, reality doesn’t usually work out that way. As finance expert Farnoosh Torabi puts it: “You don’t get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.” Read more...
These are bleak times across much of the nation’s “oil patch.” Layoffs are spreading and rigs are being laid up. One state – Alaska – is defying the trend, at least for now. Industry employment in Alaska remains near-record numbers, according to state data. Producers are pressuring contractors and suppliers to slash rates, but explorers […]
Full-Disclosure: Not only am I employed by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, but I developed this program with the beer lover in … The post Los Angeles County Brewers Guild Introduces Enthusiasts Memberships appeared first on thefullpint.com.
PDF files are one of the most common ways of sharing documents online. Whether we need to pass our clients’ documents to third-party service providers like banks or insurance companies, or just to send a CV to an employer, using a PDF...Show More Summary
According to the Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi), Washington, D.C. came right "in range" for improvement by a mere 0.3 points. The market was reported at 80.3, a 0.5 percent improvement over last month an 1.01 percent over the last three months....
Two Coptic Christian brothers were kidnapped and executed by suspected Islamic State extremists earlier this month in Western Libya after being lured in with the promise of employment.
Unemployment rates fell in all but two metro areas in October, though half of them lost jobs over the year, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Illinois Department of Employment Security. Peoria...Show More Summary
A job interview may seem pretty routine and typical to job seekers, but it is one of the most important elements of the hiring process. Employers evaluate not only the experience detailed on each candidate's resume, but also personality and body language. Show More Summary
All young people have amazing potential. Unfortunately, many lack the financial resources and mentors to advance their education and find meaningful employment. The intensity of this disparity struck me earlier this year during a visit to the YMCA Vocational Training Center (VTC) in Jericho in the West Bank. Show More Summary
A friend of mine who will remain nameless is sitting on more than $20,000 in expenses she has yet to file. She has a 24/7 job with impossible deadlines and she flies internationally several times a month. Plus her employer has a byzantine system for filing, that requires receipts for [...]
Following Russia's official retaliation to the Turkish downing of its jet a week ago, in which Putin issued an executive order limiting employment for Turkish workers, restricting Turkish organizations, and reducing the amount of bilateral...Show More Summary
For the 10th month in the last 12, Milwaukee's ISM missed expectations. After bouncing hopefully off 6-year lows in October, November saw weakness return with a plunge in New Orders and weakness in employment (even as exports supposedly soared). Show More Summary