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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  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    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'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
  • Singaporean dream sours for some Bangladeshi workers as they go home with big debts
    He sold his father's land and fish farm and also borrowed money from banks and relatives to pay S ... a drop in demand from the energy industry, and a downturn in construction. It was the first year since 2009 when the number of low-skilled jobs taken ...
    06/19/2017 - 11:07 pm | View Link
  • China's Workers are Saying Goodbye to Double-Digit Pay Raises
    Their pace of pay gains last year was the slowest since 1997 ... "But smaller firms are the ones creating jobs." Demand for workers has decelerated in recent years as economic growth slows down, said Bai Peiwen, an economics professor at Xiamen University.
    06/19/2017 - 10:00 am | View Link
  • Car Sales Are Slowing and It Looks Like 1,000 GM Workers Will Pay the Price
    General Motors is going to be cutting a shift at its sedan plant in Kansas City, resulting in about 1,000 people losing their jobs, the Wall Street Journal reports. The change comes as consumer demand for passenger cars declines. "Lower demand for ...
    06/19/2017 - 8:50 am | View Link
  • Will robots make job training (and workers) obsolete? Workforce development in an automating labor market
    This new demand should raise employment and/or wages ... The payment incentivizes such workers to become reemployed more quickly, even if available jobs pay less than those that they lost. While economists find publicly-funded wage insurance appealing ...
    06/19/2017 - 5:33 am | View Link
  • RBA boss tells workers to demand more money
    Australia’s central bank boss has urged workers to ask for pay rises for the good of the economy – an ... He said workers haven’t been asking for more money because they fear losing their jobs to “the foreigners and the robots”.
    06/19/2017 - 1:26 am | View Link
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  • Shortage of skilled workers drags down UK jobs market ...
    Shortage of skilled workers drags down UK jobs market, driving up pay inflation Engineers, nurses and construction workers are in short supply, depressing ...
    06/17/2017 - 1:56 pm | 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 ...
    06/17/2017 - 9:31 am | View Website
  • Britain's most in-demand jobs revealed and how much they ...
    Britain's most in-demand jobs revealed: Engineers, nurses, teachers and chefs in short supply - here's what they earn. By Jane Denton For Thisismoney
    06/17/2017 - 6:18 am | View Website
  • Trading away the manufacturing advantage: China trade ...
    Report | Trade and Globalization. Trading away the manufacturing advantage: China trade drives down U.S. wages and benefits and eliminates good jobs for U.S. workers
    06/15/2017 - 8:03 pm | View Website
  • Agricultural Workers : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U ...
    Agricultural workers typically receive on-the-job training. A high school diploma is not needed for most jobs as an agricultural worker; however, a high school ...
    06/15/2017 - 7:56 pm | View Website
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