Labor & Economic News Blog
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Japan Job Vacancies Fall; Unemployment Holds at 3.8%Japan Job Vacancies Fall; Unemployment Holds at 3.8%
Japan's job vacancies fell to a two- year low and the jobless rate was unchanged, adding to evidence that consumer spending may slow.
Pfizer layoffs stun Vigo CountyPfizer layoffs stun Vigo County
660 idled staff to be fired; area troubled by eroding jobs base. For months, people around Terre Haute hoped Pfizer would move a new product line into its massive factory just south of town, to help fill the loss after the company pulled the plug on its Exubera inhaled insulin line in October.
Fears About Economy Drag Down Tech Job MoodFears About Economy Drag Down Tech Job Mood
Anxiety about the economy sank spirits among techies in January, as their job confidence plummeted to record low levels, ...
High-end jobs put shine on economy in CanadaHigh-end jobs put shine on Canadian economy
The Canadian economy created an abundance of high-paying, high-quality jobs last year to offset the loss in the battered manufacturing sector, ...
Friday, January 25, 2008
GM Collapse Would Devastate Ohio VillageGM Collapse Would Devastate Ohio Village
If GM were to fail, one of the hardest-hit places would be Lordstown, Ohio. Over the summer, the village learned it would be the site for the Chevy Cruze in 2010, but the concern now is whether GM will be around to make the Cruze without a bailout.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Jobs Can Go Up In SmokeJobs Can Go Up In Smoke
California high court rules that workers can be fired for using prescribed medical pot
Lebanon Transport Unions on StrikeLebanon Transport Unions on Strike
Lebanon was hit by a transport drivers' strike Thursday that led to the blockade of some roads across the country while traffic flowed normally on others, reflecting the deep political divisions in the country as well as the unions.
Public sector strike hits FrancePublic sector strike hits France
Thousands of teachers and other public service workers are staging a one-day strike in France over jobs and wages. Public sector unions organised big ...
South Asia creates 28% global jobs: ILOSouth Asia creates 28% global jobs: ILO
Economic Times, India - Finally, there is some evidence that the benefits of economic growth may be trickling down to India's poor. The ILO's 2008 Global Employment ...
Five million more unemployed feared in 2008: ILOFive million more unemployed feared in 2008: ILO
International Labour Organization: Five million more people risk being made unemployed in 2008 as the global economy struggles with the US subprime crisis and rising oil prices ...
Indiana: 675 new jobs offset some recent losses675 new jobs offset some recent losses
A topsy-turvy week on the Indiana job front took another twist Wednesday as Fortune 500 diesel engine specialist Cummins said it would add 500 jobs, most of them in engineering and IT, over the next two years.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Fix economy with manufacturing jobsFix economy with manufacturing jobs
Detroit Free Press
To restore the health of the American economy, it follows that we must resuscitate our once dominant manufacturing sector and reclaim those jobs. ...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
News Blog for Writers Strikehttp://community.livejournal.com/wga_supporters/
The Fans for the WGA (FFWGA) is a “ragtag fleet” of over 2,500 members representing over thirty different television shows and films. The FFWGA is committed to remaining in steadfast solidarity with the writers via organizing consumer and viewer protests, and spreading the message in a thoughtful and precise manner.
Studios Start Dumping Contract WritersStudios Start Dumping Contract Writers
New York Times
The term refers to a common contract clause that allows for the termination of writers/producers in the case of a strike. ...
Mexican Mining Union Calls StrikeMexican Mining Union Calls Strike
The Mexican miners' union on Monday announced a one-day nationwide strike to protest alleged abuses by police sent to end a five-month work stoppage at the country's largest copper mine.
Amtrak Rail Strike Would Be Commuter NightmareRail Strike Would Be Commuter Nightmare
There has never been a strike in Amtrak's 36-year history, and it's still likely that one will be averted, either through a last-minute deal or intervention ...
Um, Before We Can Go Green..Um, Before California Can Go Green..
California state's eco-friendly economy won't work if we don't develop the necessary workforce.