Posts Tagged ‘labor’

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    Unconventional Jobs

    Mar 14, 12 • 239 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Repairing the US employment situation will prove a long battle. As you read yesterday, at current growth rates, it could take eight years for American employment to fully recover. Out of this labor morass, an unusual employment...  [read more]

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    Population Futures

    Feb 13, 12 • 298 Views • No Comments

    Imagine for a moment 3 groups of countries, each with a different population pyramid. The first has a huge bulge at the bottom, the second is wider in the middle and the third is relatively broad at top. If this represents the world in 2025, what can we...  [read more]

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    Vacation Daze

    Sep 7, 10 • 271 Views • 5 Comments

    In a column about Netflix, author Daniel Pink described their vacation policy for salaried employees. They have none. All who are salaried can take off as many or as few days as they want. Their rationale? Because many people do a lot of work away from the...  [read more]

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    The Minimum Wage Debate

    Sep 4, 10 • 236 Views • 4 Comments

    Should we like a higher minimum wage? With the release of 9.6% as the August, 2010 unemployment number, I thought about the minimum wage debate. The teenage unemployment rate is 26.3%. In 2007, Congress increased a $5.15 minimum wage in three stages. On July...  [read more]

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    Apples, Oranges, and Government Pay

    Aug 22, 10 • 232 Views • No Comments

    Hearing that federal employees earn more than people working in the private sector, how should we respond? Let’s look at the facts. Assessing someone’s earnings involves salaries and benefits.  According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic...  [read more]