By Mike "Mish" Shedlock, Global Economic Trend Analysis
According to the latest survey from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) hiring over the next six months looks grim. Read More »
Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing, but these states, including a few surprise ones, are showing healthy and diverse growth.
For many, the economic recovery won't be real until there's solid job creation every month. Though the pace of hiring picked up in 2011-2012, recent months have... Read More »
By Kelli Dugan, Karen Jacobs and Tim Hepher
Airbus is about to get a Green Card.
Plans to build a $600 million plant in Mobile, Alabama to produce A320 passenger planes will give Europe's jet maker a strategic foothold on U.S. soil while breathing life into American manufacturing.
By retracing the... Read More »
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, suggesting hiring remains sluggish.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000, an increase from an upwardly revised 380,000 the... Read More »
Never heard of "job swooshing" before? It's a jobs creation phenomenon that occurs post-recession. Ask anyone who has been in the HR, recruiting and staffing industry for decades and they'll tell you: Job swooshing is the first sign of recovery in the job market. Here's why. Read More »
By Whitney Parker
Social media management is a trending career path for 2012, and entry-level strategists are in high demand. In nearly every industry nationwide and even globally, businesses are turning to young, tech-savvy professionals to help them navigate social networks - seeking more sales, better... Read More »
By Paul Wiseman
WASHINGTON -- Hiring through the rest of 2012 will lag the brisk pace set early this year. But it will be strong enough to push the unemployment rate below 8 percent by Election Day.
That's the view that emerges from an Associated Press survey of 32 leading economists who foresee a gradually... Read More »
Apple Inc.'s reputation has received a battering in recent months as stories emerged of child labor, forced overtime, minimum-wage violations, unsafe conditions, and suicides at its contracted factories in China. If people are angry about your reliance on cheap, exploited, foreign labor, it's smart PR to... Read More »
Americans like to think they're doing their part to keep the environment clean when they set out plastic containers, glass jars and newspapers by the curb each week for collection.
When it comes to boosting employment, however, a new study suggests that bottle-deposit programs not only result in increased... Read More »
In his State of the Union speech before Congress last night, President Obama sought to reassure recession-weary Americans that the economy is on the right track, by naming proposals aimed at helping the beleaguered middle class.
He called it a "blueprint for an economy that's built to last," and one that... Read More »
Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices.
It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Read More »
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama was making a pitch Thursday about the job-creating potential of investing in clean energy before talking up his re-election at a pair of fundraising events with high-dollar campaign contributors.
Obama planned to tour a Holland, Mich., factory... Read More »
By JIM ABRAMS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Congress gets back to work after Labor Day it will have the chance to achieve something that has largely eluded it for the entire year, passing legislation that might actually create jobs.
With the battering debate over the debt ceiling over, the stage is set for... Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bruising debt fight behind him for now, President Barack Obama is planning a Midwest bus tour later this month that will focus on jobs.
The White House on Wednesday confirmed plans for the trip the week of Aug. 15 but didn't release details.
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The stalling economic recovery has had job creation on hold for months now, and there's little indication that the labor market is improving, a new survey shows.
Job creation in July wasn't much different than the modest levels reported in May and June, according to the Gallup Job Creation Index. July's... Read More »
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Members of a presidential task force are scheduled to convene in Palo Alto to solicit ideas from Silicon Valley businesses on how the public and private sectors can team up to create jobs. Read More »
Now is the summer of our discontent. Yes, I got the "Richard III" quote wrong. But season aside, Shakespeare's words from the 16th century pretty much sum it up.
This summer has seen Charlie Sheen dive off the deep end, the Casey Anthony trial divide the nation, Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelity come to... Read More »
It's become the most charged word in the American political lexicon -- jobs. The 2012 election is beginning to heat up, and an unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent might both bedevil the incumbent White House and prove a godsend to Republican challengers. Read More »
By Muhtar Kent and Ram Charan
The opinions expressed are their own.
While the long-term fundamentals of our economy remain strong, America is struggling to recover from the Great Recession. With unemployment rising to 9.1 percent in May, we need more jobs, and we need them now. The good news is that we... Read More »