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He raised the hourly wage for unskilled laborers to $13.95 — 50 percent more than Colorado’s minimum wage. He stopped firing workers for absenteeism, including a foreman who went AWOL during a two-week drinking binge.

He hired more women, allowing mothers to work just the hours their children are in school, as well as high school and college students on summer break.

And still, he was short-staffed. Some showed up to orientation only to say, “I’m not going to do that for $14 an hour,” Medrano recounted. New hires unaccustomed to work boots complained of sore, blistered feet. Some walked off the job after three days.

Of the 222 workers hired since February, only 73 remained.


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Post by Jez » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:50 pm

So one of the housemates just signed up for an "eJury" position. It's work from home type stuff where you are a member of a mock jury, apparently. So my lawyer friends, any of you use these?


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Post by Addie » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:32 am

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The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 per year

The largest two categories of America's fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country’s lowest wages and weakest benefits.

Over the next ten years, analysts expect to see 1.2 million more jobs for home health and personal care aides, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s more positions than the projected job creation in the eight other most rapidly growing fields combined.

By 2026, the home health aide industry will add 425,600 positions, an increase of 46.7 percent, the government estimates show. The occupation’s median annual wage today is $22,600.

The numbers of personal care aides, who handle mostly domestic tasks, meanwhile, is expected to climb by 754,000 jobs or 37.6 percent. They typically make about $21,000 per year.


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Post by Addie » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:15 am

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U.S. added 148,000 jobs in December, in lagging finish to year of strong growth

The economy added 148,000 jobs in December after a year of steady hiring, the government employment report said Friday.

The jobless rate stayed at 4.1 percent last month, the lowest point since 2001, while the country hit its 87th straight month of expansion, with health care and professional services driving much of 2017's the gains.

Wages continued their slow climb, rising by 9 cents. That’s a 2.5 percent rise since December 2016 (and still below pre-recession levels).

Retail lost 20,000 jobs in December, according to the BLS estimate, capping a year of shrinkage in the sector. About 67,000 positions vanished from stores in 2017, compared a stretch of growth (203,000 jobs) in 2016.


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Post by Volkonski » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:09 am

Well done Obama!



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Post by Volkonski » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:18 pm

Woe to some who put their faith in Trump. :(

Carrier Employees, Soon to Be Laid Off, Feel Betrayed by Donald Trump

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Last night, at Sully’s Bar & Grill, which sits across the street from the Carrier Corporation’s furnace plant, on the west side of Indianapolis, and serves as the de-facto company bar, two of Carrier’s soon-to-be-laid-off longtime employees had a drink and talked about how they got there. Today, the profitable H.V.A.C. company, owned by United Technologies Corporation—a federal contractor whose climate, controls, and security division, of which Carrier is a part, reported three billion dollars in operating profit in 2016—is letting go of more than two hundred employees in its second and final wave of Indiana-based layoffs, which began last July. In total, the company will be laying off more than five hundred employees as it moves manufacturing jobs to Monterrey, Mexico. Many of those employees voted for Donald Trump, who made saving Carrier’s “big, beautiful plant” one of his most repeated campaign promises. It was part of his broader preëlection claim that “A Trump Administration will stop the jobs from leaving America.”

That promise is the main reason that the soon-to-be ex-Carrier employees Renee Elliott and Duane Oreskovic voted for Trump, they told me yesterday. Elliott, a divorced mother of two who will turn forty-five next week, and Oreskovic, who is thirty-eight and single, both earned nearly eighteen dollars an hour making A90 furnaces at Carrier, where they worked their way up from entry-level jobs over the past five years. Neither possesses a college degree, and their jobs afforded them middle-class lives: Elliott is paying a mortgage on a house in Indianapolis, and Oreskovic said that he “could go out and enjoy myself when I wanted, play some pool.” When Carrier announced the planned layoffs, in February of 2016, on what many employees soon began calling “D Day,” their financial futures suddenly came into question. Then, in the run-up to the election, Trump seemed to offer a solution, with his tough talk about stopping the flow of American jobs to other countries, including Mexico.

“We took him serious,” Elliott said, tearing up as she sat in a booth at Sully’s, “because he did seem to be an entrepreneur. He knew this offshoring shit was gonna go down, and ‘I’m not gonna stand for it’ is the way he made it sound. Hillary never said a word to us or about us. Obama never flew Air Force One to our facility, like he did to one in Elkhart, Indiana, when he was campaigning. I thought, This man is not gonna be anybody’s puppet.” Elliott went on, “It was an easy vote for me. Not just because of ‘The Apprentice.’ We believed in him here at Carrier. The vast majority of us. It was Trump deluxe in there. I told people, ‘He’s gonna find a cause somewhere. He’s gonna be a savior.’ Little did I know the cause was gonna be us.”

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After that, his most likely path is to go back to school, he said, “for welding. Maybe look into some other fields.” Unlike Elliott, though, Oreskovic still clings to some small hope that his Carrier job can be saved. “All Trump has to do is sign an executive order so our jobs don’t go across the borders or across the seas! Just sign the piece of paper. It’s either a yes, he’ll do it, or a no, he won’t.” He went on, “If it’s a yes, Trump is gonna be a hero here. If it’s a no, he’s gonna be our enemy, unfortunately.”


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Post by RVInit » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:18 pm

Good grief. Am I reading that correctly? This person really believes that a President can sign an EO that can force a company to do something?


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:25 pm

This was quite telling also:
Elliott went on, “It was an easy vote for me. Not just because of ‘The Apprentice.’ We believed in him here at Carrier. The vast majority of us. It was Trump deluxe in there. I told people, ‘He’s gonna find a cause somewhere. He’s gonna be a savior.’ Little did I know the cause was gonna be us."


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:04 pm

https://amp.businessinsider.com/walmart ... ssion=true
Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers

Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club locations across the US, the company told Business Insider. Some stores were closed on Thursday. Others will close at a later date.
Many employees were not informed of the closures ahead of the time, according to reports.
10 of the closed stores will be turned into ecommerce distribution centers.
A list of the stores is at the end of the article. No closures in Arkansas.


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:04 pm
https://amp.businessinsider.com/walmart ... ssion=true
Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers

Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club locations across the US, the company told Business Insider. Some stores were closed on Thursday. Others will close at a later date.
Many employees were not informed of the closures ahead of the time, according to reports.
10 of the closed stores will be turned into ecommerce distribution centers.
A list of the stores is at the end of the article. No closures in Arkansas.
Three closures in greater Houston.


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RVInit wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Good grief. Am I reading that correctly? This person really believes that a President can sign an EO that can force a company to do something?
One of the problems this country has is citizens who honestly have no idea how politics in the US and their governments (local/state/federal) works. This means they don't bother to vote in races where they really should, and they often make decisions based on little or no information, or worse yet, false information.

The second problem is the Dunning-Kruger effect: the less informed the individual, the more likely s/he is to be convinced that s/he is well-informed, and the more resistant to acquiring new information. Especially if it contradicts what they already think they know.

We can't completely solve either problem, but by emphasizing genuine civics education, we can reduce the number of people who don't know what they don't know.

If ever there were a time the country needed a years-long PSA program akin to the Bicentennial Minutes, it's now.



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Post by RVInit » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:32 pm

DejaMoo wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:26 pm
RVInit wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Good grief. Am I reading that correctly? This person really believes that a President can sign an EO that can force a company to do something?
One of the problems this country has is citizens who honestly have no idea how politics in the US and their governments (local/state/federal) works. This means they don't bother to vote in races where they really should, and they often make decisions based on little or no information, or worse yet, false information.

The second problem is the Dunning-Kruger effect: the less informed the individual, the more likely s/he is to be convinced that s/he is well-informed, and the more resistant to acquiring new information. Especially if it contradicts what they already think they know.

We can't completely solve either problem, but by emphasizing genuine civics education, we can reduce the number of people who don't know what they don't know.

If ever there were a time the country needed a years-long PSA program akin to the Bicentennial Minutes, it's now.
:thumbs: :thumbs: I remember the Bicentennial Minutes. We definitely need some civics PSA on every damn channel. That would be a better use of Steyer's money than throwing it away on the impeachment thing. But even better, true PSA's not funded by any partisan. The ignorance is staggering and ruining us.


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Post by Volkonski » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:59 pm

Another article about the people being laid off at Carrier. :(

Carrier plant layoffs: Worker thought Trump would save her job. She was wrong.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ca ... ob-n836261
Elliott doesn't know what she is going to do next. She has only a high school diploma to go along with the hairdresser license she earned before she got the job five years ago at Carrier, when she was studying to be a nurse.

“My five-year plan was to finish out nursing school and work on the line and take classes at night,” she said.

What Elliott does know is that it will be hard to find anything that will match the $18-an-hour she made as a press operator at Carrier — and that whatever savings she had were eaten up raising two now-grown kids. Her 73-year-old mother, who had also been living with her, has moved in with her brother, who still has a job at Carrier.

“Being a paycheck away from being homeless is terrifying,” she said.


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Post by Addie » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:11 am

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The new economics of jobs is bad news for working class Americans—and maybe for Trump

Many political observers still seem flummoxed by the fact that millions of working-class Americans voted for Donald Trump after supporting Barack Obama not once but twice. One important reason may lie in certain large-scale changes in America’s job market over the last decade. The growing role of a college degree in landing a job is well documented. Now, new household employment data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that Americans with college degrees can account for all of the net new jobs created over the last decade. In stark contrast, the number of Americans with high school degrees or less who are employed, in this ninth year of economic expansion, has fallen by 2,995,000.

We use the household employment survey here instead of the business establishment survey, because it tracks the education of everyone who gains or loses a job, month by month. In the latest survey covering December 2017, the number of college graduates with jobs jumped by 305,000—while the numbers of employed Americans with no high school degree fell by 132,000. High school graduates with jobs dropped by 38,000, and employees with some college but no degree declined by 45,000. That’s a window into what’s happened across the U.S. economy throughout this business cycle—and the fact that Republican control of the government hasn’t helped working class Americans with jobs could create problems for them in 2018 and 2020.

The last decade from January 2008 to December 2017 covers every facet of the current business cycle, except its very end. The first five years from January 2008 to January 2013 included the recession and financial crisis followed by a modest recovery, and the second five years from January 2013 to December 2017 have seen a reasonably steady expansion. In a normal cycle from recession to recovery, economists expect to see substantial job losses followed by offsetting job gains. In the aggregate, that is just what happened in the first five years of this cycle: millions of jobs were lost from January 2008 to December 2010; but by January 2013, the number of employed Americans had recovered to nearly the same level as in January 2008.

But the composition of that workforce—who lost their jobs compared to who landed new jobs—changed in decisive ways. From January 2008 to January 2013, millions of people without college degrees lost jobs and never regained them, while all of the job gains went to the one-third of the labor force (as of January 2008) with at least a B.A. degree. (See the Table below.) So, while total employment in January 2013 was just 341,000 less than in January 2008, the number of Americans without a high school diploma who were employed fell by more than 1.6 million. The number of high school graduates with jobs fell by more than 2.8 million, and the number of working people with some college training but no BA degree fell by 227,000. Over those same five years, the number of college-educated Americans with jobs increased more than 4.3 million.


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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:33 pm

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‘He made promises that he didn’t keep’: Laid-off factory workers feel betrayed by Trump

President Donald Trump’s path to becoming “the best jobs president that God ever created” was supposed to run straight through Indianapolis and the Carrier manufacturing plant that had for decades employed thousands of workers there.

Instead, more than a year after the then-president-elect stood before a crowd of cheering workers and trumpeted a deal to save their jobs — and months after the company’s name faded from the headlines and the president himself moved onto other talking points — more than 1,500 once-employed residents are now out of work, Indiana union officials say. More than 200 Carrier employees clocked out of their final shift at the plant just last week.

Trump’s campaign promises to punish companies that move factories overseas, to bring back manufacturing jobs and to revive the once-thriving Rust Belt sector became a constant refrain that helped him win the Midwest and ultimately the White House in the 2016 election. But it was also a pledge he’ll find difficult to keep.

Over the past year since he took office, the president who once pledged to slap tariffs on trading partners and crack down on China has so far softened or abandoned — at least for now — many of his hard-line stances on trade. Trump has moved instead to cut the corporate tax rate and launch a deregulatory push, heralding a wave of announcements from other companies planning to invest and create new U.S. jobs. The president plans to tout those achievements during a visit Thursday to Pennsylvania.

But those plans offer no comfort for the Steel Valley workers at companies like Carrier that had counted on him to keep their jobs in Indiana.


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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:37 pm

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American businesses can't find workers ...

A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found labor shortages all over the country. And more businesses said they had no choice but to pay more to attract and keep the workers they want, a sign that wage growth may finally be picking up.

But companies are also losing out on business. That's not an immediate problem for the economy, but it could hurt economic growth in the long term. The survey showed worker shortages increased significantly at the end of last year.

Here's a snapshot.


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Post by Addie » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:38 pm

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Kleenex, Huggies maker to cut up to 5,500 jobs, close 10 plants

It's the height of an especially bad flu season, but the maker of Kleenex plans to close factories because it says facial-tissue sales are wheezing.

Kimberly-Clark, which also produces Huggies diapers, Kotex feminine hygiene products, Cottonelle toilet paper and Scott paper towels, plans to cut up to 5,500 jobs and close or sell about 10 plants. The Dallas-based company blamed sluggish sales and a bloated production base.

The company said it plans to shed $500 million to $550 million in costs before 2022 through a restructuring plan that involves "streamlining and simplifying its manufacturing supply chain and overhead."

The move comes after competitors slashed prices on tissues, damaging Kleenex sales in North America.

Savings from the recent federal tax cut would help fund the cost reductions. It "provides us the flexibility" to do so, Chief Financial Officer Maria Henry said on a conference call.

The job cuts represent about 12% to 13% of the company's workforce. The company said it would expand production at "several" other sites.


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Addie wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:38 pm
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Kleenex, Huggies maker to cut up to 5,500 jobs, close 10 plants

It's the height of an especially bad flu season, but the maker of Kleenex plans to close factories because it says facial-tissue sales are wheezing.

Kimberly-Clark, which also produces Huggies diapers, Kotex feminine hygiene products, Cottonelle toilet paper and Scott paper towels, plans to cut up to 5,500 jobs and close or sell about 10 plants. The Dallas-based company blamed sluggish sales and a bloated production base.

The company said it plans to shed $500 million to $550 million in costs before 2022 through a restructuring plan that involves "streamlining and simplifying its manufacturing supply chain and overhead."

The move comes after competitors slashed prices on tissues, damaging Kleenex sales in North America.

Savings from the recent federal tax cut would help fund the cost reductions. It "provides us the flexibility" to do so, Chief Financial Officer Maria Henry said on a conference call.

The job cuts represent about 12% to 13% of the company's workforce. The company said it would expand production at "several" other sites.
The new tax law treats capital investment costs more favorably. Companies can afford more automation which will eliminate more jobs.


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Kleenex, Huggies maker to cut up to 5,500 jobs, close 10 plants

It's the height of an especially bad flu season, but the maker of Kleenex plans to close factories because it says facial-tissue sales are wheezing.
Yeah, because the quality of Kleenex brand tissues has deteriorated so badly, the tissues rip just from pulling one out of the dispenser. Blowing into one tears it, making for a messy hand.

I switched to Costco's Kirkland brand, which is still sturdy enough to be usable. They discount Kleenex brand all the time, making them cheaper than the Kirkland brand, but Kirkland's higher quality justifies the higher price.



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The new tax law treats capital investment costs more favorably. Companies can afford more automation which will eliminate more jobs.
:swoon:

Who could have predicted that? (anyone could have predicted that)


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http://fortune.com/2018/01/23/toys-r-us ... ankruptcy/
Toys “R” Us Inc. is planning to close about 180 U.S. stores as part of a reorganization plan to emerge from its September bankruptcy, according to a court filing.

The move to shutter about 20 percent of its U.S. store base, which needs court approval, comes four months after the world’s largest toy chain filed for protection from its creditors, a response to years of lackluster results and an unsustainable $5 billion debt load. The closures will begin next month, with Babies “R” Us locations accounting for at least half.



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Struggling to Fill Jobs, U.S. Employers Look to Storm-Battered Puerto Rico

Faced with worker shortages, employers are trying to lure Puerto Rico residents to the mainland with the promise of jobs for many on the island devastated by Hurricane Maria.

The Department of Corrections in South Carolina began billboard advertisements in Puerto Rico to hire correctional officers, noting “Relocation Assistance Available.” The department has more than 650 such openings. Director Bryan Stirling is hoping to lure candidates with the promise of decent pay—$35,000 a year, plus overtime—and benefits.

Bayada Home Health Care, which struggles to fill in-home care positions in 22 states, also set its sights on the island, which has a bounty of health-care workers and an economy reeling from recession. Since Bayada began running Facebook ads in December targeting Puerto Ricans on the island, nearly 700 have responded, a rate triple the average for the company’s recruitment drives, said Carolina Lobo, chief marketing officer at the company.

“The response was so overwhelming that we had to stop the social marketing,” she said.

With the U.S. unemployment rate at a 17-year low of 4.1%, employers are straining to hire everyone from carpenters to engineers. But in Puerto Rico, where the unemployment rate is 10.8%, many businesses remain closed due to lack of electricity or have trimmed workforces because of depleted demand. So workers are seeking opportunity elsewhere.

For employers in Branson, Mo.—a tourist destination in a county with a 3.8% jobless rate—Puerto Ricans present an appealing labor source because, as U.S. citizens, they don’t need work visas that are in short supply. Last year, even before the hurricane, recruiters traveled to the island several times searching for hospitality workers, industrial welders and nurses, among other occupations. Branson-area businesses hired more than 200 Puerto Ricans.


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Harley-Davidson Inc. will close its Kansas City, Missouri plant as part of a cost-cutting move as it continues to face dwindling shipments.
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Specifically, Harley-Davidson said it is consolidating the Kansas City assembly plant into its York, Pennsylvania, facility. The move will mean 800 layoffs at the Kansas City facility, beginning midyear, and it will close by the third quarter of 2019.


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Electrolux closing plant in St. Cloud; 900 workers affected
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Freezer-maker Electrolux says it plans to close its plant in St. Cloud by the end of 2019, a move that will affect about 900 employees.

The St. Cloud website lists Electrolux among the top five employers in the city.



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So, taking the last 3 posts together, manufacturing jobs are declining whilst service jobs are increasing. :?


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