Posts Tagged ‘Unemployment’

Aug
2013
7

Despite Unemployment Rising in 54 of 55 WV Counties in June, Marriott Contractors are Employing Out-of-State Construction Workers

Despite Unemployment Rising in 54 of 55 WV Counties in June, Marriott Contractors are Employing Out-of-State Construction Workers
  In Charleston, West Virginia, construction of a new Courtyard Marriott is employing non-union, out-of-state workers and project developers are making it next to impossible for union contractors to bid on the work. Meanwhile, a half mile down the road, the construction of a Ramada Inn is being done by an exclusively union workforce.  The…
Jul
2013
29

The Emperor’s Old Clothes: False Recovery Being Masked by Everyone Looking at Wrong Numbers

The Emperor's Old Clothes: False Recovery Being Masked by Everyone Looking at Wrong Numbers
  On the Washington Post wonkblog, Dylan Matthews recently took a dive into depressing new Century Foundation research that suggests when the number of people retiring or dropping out of the workforce is considered, unemployment remains exactly where it was at the height of the recession.  In the Daniel Alpert study in question, low-wage…
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Jun
2013
20

New York Times Issues Strong Rebuke of “Skills Gap” Theory, Calls It “Corporate Fiction”

New York Times Issues Strong Rebuke of
  New numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that there were 3.8 million job openings in April of 2013.  Yet, the unemployment rate was at 7.5% that same month.  This disparity is often attributed to a “skills gap,” something which suggests companies are hiring but American workers are not qualified for …