Labor & Economic News Blog
Friday, July 27, 2012
California gains jobs, led by trade and tourismCalifornia gains jobs, led by trade and tourism
While the nation's job engine sputters, California's is revving up, thanks to another month of solid employment growth with international trade and tourism leading the way.
Newly created jobs go mostly to menNewly created jobs go mostly to men
Even as women have moved up the economic ladder and outpaced men in earnings growth over the last decade, they are lagging behind in a crucial area — getting new jobs.
Worries grow as healthcare firms send jobs overseasWorries grow as healthcare firms send jobs overseas
After years of shipping data-processing, accounting and other back-office work abroad, some healthcare companies are starting to shift clinical services and decision-making on medical care overseas, primarily to and the Philippines. Some of the jobs being sent abroad include so-called pre-service nursing, where nurses at insurance firms, for example, help assess patient needs and determine treatment methods.