In another public demonstration of concern about the struggling economy, President Obama will meet in Pittsburgh on Tuesday with the business and labor leaders he has chosen to counsel him on job creation.
But many of the chief executives have cut American jobs and adopted tactics that weaken organized labor — even as their businesses post record profits.
—What's to even say.
This explains pretty much everything today! Let's break down this "why there are no jobs" article, nearly every paragraph of which is either depressing or a bit fury-inducing. Here's a one-two punch that deserves to have its dots connected:
1. "We just can’t afford to compete with countries like China on labor costs, especially when workers are getting even more expensive," says manager of company.
2. "Indeed, equipment and software prices have dipped 2.4 percent since the recovery began, thanks largely to foreign manufacturing."
Oh, I see. A supply-demand shame spiral! You can see where this is going. Anyway, then the poor manager is besieged by resumes when [...]
When my manager at the test prep company called me to teach a summer school program, I jumped on the opportunity. I was six months out of New York University, and I was determined to stay in New York to become a writer. The only obstacle was New York's price of living, and the impending deluge of student debt.
The summer school gig meant consistent work at a tantalizing $20 an hour. Conveniently, the school was located a five-minute walk from my house, and it got even better: "The hours are eight to one," he said, "so you'll have the rest of the day to yourself." Visions of productivity [...]
Do you need an employee? Do you need a job? Well come on in and let's make the magic happen! Here's what we learned from last week's first job board experiment.
â€¢ There are jobs in this crazy job-scarce world! â€¢ Most readers of our site aren't commenters. It's helpful to leave an email address with your posting if you want a response. â€¢ Information that might seem obvious to you, since you already know you, isn't always obvious to us. What city do you live in, or want to live in, for one thing? â€¢ Links to your work are helpful, if you can provide them. â€¢ [...]
Laid end to end, the 31,400 metric tons of rebar usedÃ‚Â to build the Burj Dubai would stretch more than a quarter of the way around the world. "Moment. Jewel. Icon." The Burj, it is said (by their PR department), will be known by many names. It is already the tallest structure in the world, and it is set to open later this year-well, December. If they make their extended deadline. But the reason we mention this is: they're hiring! Which is pretty much the only way we'll ever get inside.