The drop in the jobless rate, from 4.2% in November to a healthy 3.9% in December, indicated that many more Americans found work last month as we still navigate a global pandemic.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a sweeping economic rescue plan Thursday to pump $1,200 direct checks to taxpayers, $300 billion for small businesses to keep idled workers on payroll and $208 billion in loans to airlines and other industries. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. It’s the initial […]
When a friend or acquaintance asks for a job referral, more often than not, we agree. For one, we want to help the next person get ahead — especially if they’re Black. In addition, many companies offer amazing monetary incentives for employee referrals. However, those of us who have lived a little bit know that […]
Today we are talking about the August jobs report. Why did it catch your eye? What really piqued my interest was what it told us about the economy, Tom. In the Labor Department’s report released Friday, we can really see a tension between the positive and negative factors that are at work in our economy. […]
A $15 federal minimum wage is one step closer to becoming a reality. Thursday, House Democrats approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. Lawmakers were able to pass the bill after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances […]
Employees who smile a lot are reportedly more likely to be heavy drinkers. According to a study those in the service industry that smile to prevent an eye roll are more likely to hit the bottle at the end of a shift. Researches believe those who have to suppress their emotions at work, like nurses, […]
We all have called in “sick” just because we have other plans. Demetria did it once and got caught making it rain at a local strip club. She told her boss that she had something important to handle, so you can imagine both of their surprise when they ended up at the same strip club. […]
You’ve probably heard the term “fake it til you make it” but that doesn’t mean on your job applications. Interviewers can usually tell when someone is lying on their resume when they leave out dates, give too many details on the cover letter, or they under share. Bottom line, don’t lie to get a job. […]
Guy takes gripes from listeners and one listener has a gripe with unnecessary jobs. Cheryl from Cleveland hates when jobs are created because people are lazy and inconsiderate. For example, crossing guards should not be mandatory because people should have enough sense to slow down and use caution in school zones! Another example, is “shopping […]
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles, the automaker announced Monday. The reductions could amount to as much as 8 percent of […]
FRIDAY SAW THE RELEASE OF THE OCTOBER JOBS REPORT. WHAT WAS IN IT? Overall, Friday’s jobs report contained really positive news. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 250,000 jobs in October. That did not change the unemployment rate, which held steady at 3.7%, tied with the lowest rate December 1969. But most importantly, […]