Categories for Jobs

10,081. 9/16/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS: “A great deal of good things happening for our country. Jobs and Stock Market at all time highs, and I believe will be getting even better!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2017 05:40pm

9,894. 9/6/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS: “We want our companies to hire & grow in AMERICA, to raise wages for AMERICAN workers, & to help rebuild our AMERICAN cities & towns! #USA🇺🇸 https://t.co/sglubjcbW4”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 6, 2017 08:26pm

9,867. 9/5/2017

EPA/JOBS: “Nearly 400 workers have left the Environmental Protection Agency in recent days, the agency said Tuesday [9-5-17], a wave of departures that soon could take the agency’s staffing to its lowest point in almost 30 years.
The departures come primarily from buyouts offered as part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to fulfill a campaign promise of ‘tremendous cutting’ at the EPA. His budget proposal in March suggested a 31% funding cut that would result in approximately 3,200 fewer jobs at the agency.
The voluntary buyouts were offered in June to more than 1,200 workers. Almost a third of those eligible took the buyout and, coupled with a dozen retirements on Aug. 31, the agency trimmed its staff by about 2.5% in less than a week. Several dozen more workers could retire or opt to take the buyout later this month, which would cut EPA’s total number of employees to almost 14,400 workers, the lowest since 1988. Two years ago it had more than 15,500 employees nationwide…
Some of the agency’s critics among employee groups and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are skeptical of the agency’s ability to meet its regulatory responsibilities as it shrinks, while others question whether buyouts are an effective use of tax money.
Mr. Pruitt hasn’t laid out any plan for how to reshape the agency or its priorities, making it more difficult to improve its performance with fewer resources, said Jeff Ruch, executive director at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which represents government employees in environmental fields. It wasn’t immediately clear how the departures broke down among different departments within the EPA.”

-Timothy Puko, “Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave in Recent Days,” The Wall Street Journal online, Sept. 5, 2017 09:10pm

9,859. 9/5/2017

BUSINESS/DREAMERS/IMMIGRATION/JOBS: “American employers say they are missing one key ingredient these days: Workers.
Finding qualified and available candidates is a major challenge for companies. Some have cut back on hiring as a result.
Many businesses — from farmers to Facebook — plug the gap with some of the 27 million foreign-born workers living in the United States.
President Trump’s decision to repeal DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, risks the deportation of roughly 800,000 young adults who were born outside the United States but have lived in the country for a decade.
Experts say repealing DACA would worsen the shortage of workers in the United States…
Brannon estimates that repealing DACA would also hit the U.S. government by deporting taxpayers. He forecasts a potential $60 billion loss in tax revenue to the federal government and $280 billion hit to economic growth over 10 years…
Finding workers is the biggest problem in construction and manufacturing, industries at the core of Trump’s base, NFIB data shows.
The 800,000 people using DACA help to fill the hole. More than 75% of them are employed, and their average wage is over $17 an hour, according to the National Immigration Law Center, a left-leaning group. Their median age is 22, meaning most are prime for careers, jobs and incomes for the foreseeable future.
DACA permit holders are a part of the formal job market, meaning they pay local, state and federal taxes when they get pay checks, instead of being paid under the table. They must pass criminal background checks and pay application fees to apply.
Fewer workers also means smaller profits for some businesses.”

-Patrick Gillespie, “Ending DACA hits U.S. economy where it hurts,” CNN Money, CNN.com, Sept. 5, 2017 12:33pm

9,843. 9/4/2017

DONALDISM/JOBS/LABOR: “We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel. Happy #LaborDay! https://t.co/lyvtNfQ5IO”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 4, 2017 11:38am

9,831. 9/2/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS: “The Manufacturing Index rose to 59%, the highest level since early 2011 – and we can do much better!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 2, 2017 09:50pm

9,762. 8/29/2017

JOBS/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House on Tuesday [8-29-17] said it will halt a planned Obama-era rule that would have required businesses to begin collecting data about how much they pay workers of different genders, races and ethnic groups, saying it posed a burden to employers.
The data-collection requirement was proposed by the Obama administration in 2016 as part of its efforts to address pay disparities among workers of different groups.
The Trump administration will stay the implementation of the rule, which would have required employers to report the pay data for the first time in the spring…
The Obama administration proposal directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to begin collecting wage and pay data from private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees. The proposal effectively expanded the range of data employers were required to report beginning this year on a form called the EEO-1. That form has been used for decades to collect information on the racial and gender makeup of the American workforce but hasn’t measured how different groups are paid.
The Obama administration said the proposal would better allow the EEOC to analyze and combat pay discrimination.”

-Ted Mann, “White House Won’t Require Firms to Report Pay by Gender, Race,” The Wall Street Journal online, Aug. 29, 2017 07:00pm

9,717. 8/27/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS: “The unemployment rate has fallen to a 16-year low of 4.3% and may not be done falling.
The question is whether that is good news because it means the economy is still operating below capacity and has plenty of room to run, or bad news because it means the economy is close to overheating and heading for trouble.
A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco finds that over the past century, the jobless rate’s ‘natural’ level—meaning the level that signals an evenly balanced economic expansion—has fluctuated in a relatively narrow band between 4.5% and 5.5%. If it goes much above that range it means recession, and much below it could signal inflation or other economic excesses building. It’s now been below that level for four straight months, without obvious evidence of overheating.
Structural changes in the economy could alter this theoretical natural rate, meaning the jobless rate might have room to go lower without throwing the economy off balance. One reason is the aging workforce. Jobless rates tend to be lower for older workers, who are better trained than younger workers and tend to be more settled in their jobs. With a large portion of the workforce in older age groups, it might be the case that the economy can handle a lower jobless rate.”

-David Harrison, “Unemployment’s Steady Fall Could Signal Trouble—or a Broader Structural Shift,” The Wall Street Journal online, Aug. 27, 2017 04:02pm

9,575. 8/20/2017

HEALTHCARE/JOBS/OBAMACARE(ACA): “Sharon Barker isn’t used to recruiting new health insurance customers in deepest summer, long before the enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. But this year, everything is different.
Despite surviving Republican efforts to repeal it, the law known as Obamacare remains vulnerable. President Trump has repeatedly threatened to end billions of dollars in payments to insurance companies, but his administration decided this week to continue them for another month.
An even more crucial question is whether administration officials who openly detest the law will lead a vigorous nationwide push to persuade the uninsured to buy policies sold under its banner, and existing customers to keep their coverage, when open enrollment for next year starts on Nov. 1.
The evidence so far suggests they won’t. The administration recently ended $23 million worth of contracts with two companies that helped people sign up for coverage. It also is cutting the enrollment period in half in most states, to 45 days. A number of advocacy groups that worked closely with the Obama administration to get the word out about open enrollment have heard nothing from the Trump administration about re-upping the partnerships this year.
All of this has Ms. Barker and other Obamacare enrollment counselors around the nation, many of whom rely on federal grants to carry out their work and to keep their jobs, revving up earlier than usual, and bracing for the strange new challenge of promoting coverage that the president is attacking at the same time. They are not even certain the law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance or pay a tax penalty will be enforced.”

-Abby Goodnough, “Getting People to Enroll in Health Plans While Trump Attacks Them,” The New York Times online, Aug. 20, 2017

9,511. 8/17/2017

JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Many meetings today in Bedminster including with Secretary Linda M and Small Business. Job numbers are looking great!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 17, 2017 07:59am

9,395. 8/11/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As promised on the campaign trail, we will provide opportunity for Americans to gain skills needed to succeed & thrive as the economy grows! https://t.co/ZycW4PPcU5”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 11, 2017 04:43pm

9,394. 8/11/2017

JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We want to make sure that we have the workforce development programs we need to ensure these jobs are…. https://t.co/tyqbvvmBn4”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 11, 2017 01:29pm

9,382. 8/10/2017

EDUCATION/JOBS: “…The teachers, who were attending a summer training program, are helping West Virginia in another kind of transformation. Long one of the poorest states, it is now leading the way in turning vocational education from a Plan B for underachieving students into what policy makers hope will be a fuel source for the state’s economic revival.
Simulated workplaces, overseen by teachers newly trained in important state industries like health, coal and even fracking, are now operating in schools across the state. Students punch a time clock, are assigned professional roles like foreman or safety supervisor, and are even offered several vacation days of their choice in addition to regular school breaks. (Many take time off during deer hunting season.)
Traditional math and English teachers have been reassigned to technical high schools, to make sure students on the vocational track still gain reading, writing and math skills.
And this fall, students enrolled in simulated workplaces will need to participate in one of the program’s boldest elements: random drug testing.
Given the extent of the state’s opioid crisis, employers ‘wouldn’t take anything we were doing seriously until we passed that hurdle,’ said Barry Crist, principal of the Fayette Institute of Technology in Oak Hill.”

-Dana Goldstein, “Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track,” The New York Times online, Aug. 10, 2017

9,292. 8/6/2017

JOBS: “The American map is dotted with towns drained of jobs after homegrown factories bolted to lower-wage countries. But for many spots throughout the country, the same strategy of moving operations overseas — when practiced by foreign companies — has buoyed local fortunes.
In Chattanooga and the surrounding region, for example, more than two dozen companies from 20 countries have set up shop, generating billions of dollars in investment, employing thousands of workers and helping drive Tennessee’s jobless rate to 3.6 percent in June, a record low for the state.
But political and business leaders here in Hamilton County, a conservative stronghold where Donald J. Trump won a majority of the votes, worry that the president’s attacks on trading partners and exhortations to ‘Buy American’ could set off a protectionist spiral of tariffs and import restrictions, hurting consumers and workers.”

-Patricia Cohen, “When Foreign Companies Are Making, Not Killing, U.S. Jobs,” The New York Times online, Aug. 6, 2017

9,262. 8/4/2017

JOBS: “Excellent Jobs Numbers just released – and I have only just begun. Many job stifling regulations continue to fall. Movement back to USA!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 4, 2017 07:45am

9,260. 8/4/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS: “Toyota & Mazda to build a new $1.6B plant here in the U.S.A. and create 4K new American jobs. A great investment in American manufacturing!…and don’t forget that Foxconn will be spending up to 10 billion dollars on a top of the line plant/plants in Wisconsin.”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 4, 2017 05:02am and 05:21am

9,233. 8/3/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS: “I am continuing to get rid of costly and unnecessary regulations. Much work left to do but effect will be great! Business & jobs will grow.”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 3, 2017 07:12am

9,172. 8/1/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS: ” ‘Corporations have NEVER made as much money as they are making now.’ Thank you Stuart Varney @foxandfriends Jobs are starting to roar,watch!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 1, 2017 08:03am

9,101. 7/27/2017

JOBS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “New York officials have sought to help people in ailing upstate counties by offering jobs programs or tax cuts.
President Donald Trump this week suggested another plan for residents there: Leave.
‘When you have an area that just isn’t working like upper New York state…you can leave, it’s OK, don’t worry about your house,’ Mr. Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday [7-25-17].
His remarks have sparked a debate among New York officials and residents over whether moving out is a solution.
State lawmakers in both parties who have been trying to stanch New York’s population decline and revive the upstate economy pushed back. Some current and former upstate residents said Mr. Trump is right.
‘I would hope he has an affinity for his home state and understands the challenges confronting upstate,’ said Sen. Joseph Griffo, an Oneida County Republican, in an interview Thursday.
Mr. Griffo said Mr. Trump should push for infrastructure programs to help upstate rather than ‘discuss something so meaningful to so many people here in a manner that doesn’t do justice to the problems we’re facing.’
A spokeswoman for Mr. Trump didn’t respond Thursday to requests for comment.”

-Mike Vilensky, “Trump Remark Stings Upstate New York, Sparks Debate,” The Wall Street Journal online, July 27, 2017 08:51pm

9,066. 7/26/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS: “Thank you Foxconn, for investing $10 BILLION DOLLARS with the potential for up to 13K new jobs in Wisconsin! MadeInTheUSA🇺🇸 https://t.co/jJghVeb63s”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 26, 2017 07:01pm

9,025. 7/25/2017

DONALDISM/JOBS: ” ‘America’s Labor Market Continues to Boom’ JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! https://t.co/LuOaR1Iz2e”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 25, 2017 10:35am

8,971. 7/22/2017

DONALDISM/JOBS: “American steel & American hands have constructed a 100,000 ton message to the world: American MIGHT IS SECOND TO NONE! #USSGeraldRFord #USA https://t.co/Pibf37Eybg”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 22, 2017 05:57pm

8,942. 7/20/2017

JOBS/PHARMA: “Billions of dollars in investments & thousands of new jobs in America! An initiative via Corning, Merck & Pfizer: https://t.co/QneN48bSiq https://t.co/5VtMfuY3PM”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 20, 2017 10:31pm

8,803. 7/15/2017

ECONOMY/JOBS/RUSSIA: “Stock Market hit another all-time high yesterday – despite the Russian hoax story! Also, jobs numbers are starting to look very good!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 15, 2017 11:30am

8,739. 7/12/2017

DONALDISM/JOBS: “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! #MAGA🇺🇸 https://t.co/HScS4Y9ZJK”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 12, 2017 06:12pm