ISTANBUL - Activists marking international worker's day Sunday staged a massive march of 200,000 in Turkey's capital and rallied in cities around the world to demand more jobs, better work conditions and higher wages.

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    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • US home building is surging, but job growth isn'tUS home building is surging, but job growth isn't
    The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
  • Unemployment falls to 7.5%; job creation solid in April
    The job market plugged along steadily, and unemployment fell in April, according to new data out Friday, suggesting that the U.S. economy is still expanding. The nation added 165,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, from 7.6 percent in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. More
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 5-Year Low
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than five years, a positive signal for the labor market ahead of Friday's April jobs report. More
  • Unemployment rates fall in 90 pct. of US cities
    Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. More
  • Our View: Wage proposition will hurt, not help, less-skilled workers
    A more accurate title for the proposition might be the Eliminate Jobs and Pay Higher Costs for Goods and Services initiative ... The market does a good job of increasing wages for high-demand, high-skill positions with a minimum wage laws address low ...
    10/22/2016 - 7:33 pm | View Link
  • Will FLSA Changes Equate to More Demand for Knowledge Workers?
    Will Pay Rise? So, let’s assume that we ... brightest and most adaptable knowledge worker will be in demand as much as today’s developers are. But that doesn’t mean that all blue-collar jobs will disappear. As of today, robotics only works well ...
    10/21/2016 - 2:03 pm | View Link
  • Overseas nurses take 40% of NHS jobs… highest level of foreign workers in a decade
    Pay freezes and rising demand are expected to add to staffing problems alongside the ageing workforce. The RCN added that the NHS is increasingly using expensive agency workers to deliver care. About a tenth of the total nursing pay bill is spent on temps.
    10/20/2016 - 2:42 pm | View Link
  • Bicker over liquor: Jim Beam workers offered new contract
    They walked off their jobs last ... say demand for Jim Beam whiskey has them putting in 60 to 80 hours a week to keep up. Those long hours make it difficult to balance home and work lives, workers said. The company offer also includes pay raises and ...
    10/20/2016 - 3:12 am | View Link
  • Nord Gold’s Unit in Burkina Faso in Pay Dispute With Ex-Workers
    Nord Gold NV’s unit in Burkina Faso is facing a dispute with 116 ex-employees who say they were fired illegally a year ago after a strike to demand ... the pay gap between Burkinabe nationals and foreign employees. “If they can’t give us our jobs ...
    10/20/2016 - 2:46 am | View Link
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    Download a pdf of this Backgrounder CIS Fellow David Seminara is a Chicago-based writer and was a tenured member of the U.S. Foreign Service from 2002-2007. A prior ...
    10/15/2016 - 7:12 am | View Website
  • The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion ...
    The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion people By Richard Dobbs, Anu Madgavkar, Dominic Barton, Eric Labaye, James Manyika, Charles Roxburgh, Susan ...
    10/13/2016 - 1:26 pm | View Website
  • Home : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of ...
    The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations—such as carpenters, teachers, and ...
    10/12/2016 - 3:51 pm | View Website
  • The Chain Never Stops | Mother Jones
    The Chain Never Stops Thousands of meatpacking workers suffer crippling injuries each year. A special report from inside the nation's slaughterhouses.
    10/11/2016 - 8:03 pm | View Website
  • Social Workers : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S ...
    Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat ...
    10/10/2016 - 7:57 pm | View Website
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