Labor & Economic News Blog
Friday, August 06, 2010
The economy needs jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs—this is not news to the 25 million unemployed and underemployed workers who continue to bear the hardships of the Great Recession. Workers have grown weary and families once bending are now breaking under the strain. The severe crisis of jobs in the United States and, particularly, in California seems to be lost as austerity dominates the policy dialogue in Washington, DC. In California, another round of cuts and anti-stimulus measures are underway and they will move the state further away from recovery. The downturn has hit the state especially hard and given its size and importance in the U.S. economy it is hard to imagine a robust recovery without the Golden State.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
New claims for jobless benefits rise to 479KNew claims for jobless benefits rise to 479K
Initial requests for jobless benefits rose last week to their highest level since April, a sign that hiring remains weak and some companies are ...
Monday, August 02, 2010
The New Workplace SexismThe New Workplace Sexism
They might not think of it as sexual harassment, but what men say to other men when women's backs are turned is damaging, too.