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L.A. Times: Tech Industry's Persistent Claim of Worker Shortage May Be Phony
Business  (tags: STEM, downsizing, H-1B visas, tech industry, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Google, Facebook, outsourcing, unemployment )

M.N.
- 352 days ago - latimes.com
Many studies suggest that the STEM shortage is a myth. Nevertheless, high-tech employers lobby hard for more latitude in employing workers on H-1B visas even as the supply of homegrown graduates is substantially larger than the demand for them in industry
Puerto Rico on the Brink of Financial Collapse
Business  (tags: Puerto Rico, financial collapse, aid appeal, crushing debt, healthcare collapse, reasons, analysis, economy, finance, banks, hedge funds, destruction, poverty level, unemployment, neo-liberal economics, Greece, shock doctrine, Real News Network )

LucyKalei
- 392 days ago - therealnews.com
James Henry, leading economist, attorney & investigative journalist (The Nation, NYTimes) writing extensively on global issues, breaks down the hedge funds, bond holders & wealthy individuals who've benefited from Puerto Rico's triple tax exempt status..
Out of Work, Out of Benefits, and Running Out of Options
Business  (tags: jobs, unemployment, crisis, work )

Freya
- 847 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
For people experiencing such long spells without appropriate work, it is a crisis. Often, it is also a conundrum: What should a worker who finds himself out of a job for six months or more do?
How Killing Unemployment Benefits Could Kill Economic Growth
Business  (tags: jobs, unemployment, benefits, economy )

Freya
- 920 days ago - businessweek.com
On Jan. 10, the monthly jobs report showed that the U.S. economy added only 74,000 jobs in December--and that people were giving up on finding employment and leaving the work force in droves.
10 Reasons That Long-Term Unemployment Is a National Catastrophe
Business  (tags: unemployment, jobs, recession, depression, recovery, economics )

Freya
- 937 days ago - motherjones.com
Unemployment is bad. Obviously long-term unemployment is worse. But it's not just a little worse, it's horrifically worse.
Amend the Fed: We Need a Central Bank That Serves Main Street
Business  (tags: The Federal Reserve, The Federal Reserve Act, 100th birthday of Fed, dissatisfaction, Main Street, Fed mandates, Bernanke, QE, unemployment, inflation, debt crisis continues, elites get richer )

Judy
- 963 days ago - ellenbrown.com
The Federal Reserve Act was drafted by bankers to create a banker's bank that would serve their interests. It is their own private club, and its legal structure keeps all non-members out. However, Congress has the power to amend the Fed.
McDonald's Ties Nine Out of 10 Workers to Zero-Hours Contracts
Business  (tags: McDonald's, Subway, UK, revelations, zero-hours contracts, Labour Party, MPs, campaign, guarantee, working hours, abolish 0-hrs, Institute of Directors, flexible labour market, economy, unemployment, Italy, Spain )

LucyKalei
- 1086 days ago - theguardian.com
UK's biggest food chain's admitted 90% of workforce/82,800 staff on controversial contracts that've been criticised because no guarantee of regular work & no stability of income offered. Employers body of 38,000 directors claims economy needs flexibility
Eurozone Unemployment Reaches Record High Of 12.2 Percent
Business  (tags: europe, society, economy, foreclosures, unemployment, politics, world, news, politics, society )

Cal
- 1154 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The unemployment rate across the 17 European countries that use the euro hit a record 12.2 percent in April, and the number of unemployed is on track to reach 20 million by year's end.
The Rich Have Gained $5.6 Trillion in the 'Recovery,' While the Rest of Us Have Lost $669 Billion
Business  (tags: wealth distribution, money, society, politics, usa, economy, government, business, Wall St bailout, Federal Reserve, trickledown economics, unemployment, criminal conspiracies )

Lynn
- 1181 days ago - alternet.org
Do the math and you'll discover that the top 7% gained a whopping $5.6 trillion in net worth (assets minus liabilities) while the rest of lost $669 billion. Their wealth went up by 28% while ours went down by 4 percent.
Spain Unemployment Hits Record High
Business  (tags: world, society, money, unemployment, Spain, economy, politics )

Cal
- 1190 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Spain's unemployment rate soared to a new record of 27.2% of the workforce in the first quarter of 2013, according to official figures.
Welcome to Madrid: City of Protests
Business  (tags: world, society, money, unemployment, Spain, economy, politics )

Cal
- 1252 days ago - cnn.com
The country's unemployment rate stands at 26% -- its highest level ever -- and the situation is even worse for young people, with more than 55% of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work.
Forget Discouraged, 3 Million Workers Hopelessly Unemployed
Business  (tags: labor, unemployment, discouraged workers, society, news, politics, money, finance, economy, americans )

Cal
- 1301 days ago - money.cnn.com
Employers may be hiring, but there's another big problem with the job market that isn't being tracked as closely: the hopelessly unemployed.
Doing the Math: Obama Recovery Still the Worst in Decades
Business  (tags: Slowest Economic Recovery, Unemployment, Persistent Unemployment, Slow Job Growth, Rebutting President Obama's Attempt to A, Abnormally Poor Recovery, Barack Obama, Unusually Slow Recovery, Failure of Growth )

Paula
- 1371 days ago - hotair.com
Lately, Barack Obama has taken to claiming that he's leading a slow but steady economic recovery, hampered by the nature of the 2007-8 Great Recession and other external factors. Two different analyses today rebut that assertion.
Millions of Jobless Desperate in Spain
Business  (tags: world, politics, labor, unemployment, Spain, society, economy, government, money, news )

Cal
- 1440 days ago - ipsnews.net
In Andalusía, the southern province of which Sevilla is the capital, one million people are out of work, giving it an unemployment rate five percentage points higher than the record national rate of 24.6 percent in late July - the highest rate in the Eur
 

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