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 tourObama 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'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
  • Will Higher Minimum Wages Create Jobs? Wh... - Safe Haven
    ... minimum wages will create jobs. The theory goes like this: Pay people ... other economic situations creating an increasing demand for workers ...
    03/6/2015 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • Wonkblog: U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February - Washington Post
    ... virtuous cycle of greater demand and ... high-paying, as well as low-paying, jobs. For food service workers and ... to raise pay for 500,000 ...
    03/6/2015 - 9:56 am | View Link
  • U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February - Washington Post
    The nation added 295,000 jobs last month ... a virtuous cycle of greater demand and ... to raise pay for 500,000 workers ] It’s unclear if ...
    03/6/2015 - 9:29 am | View Link
  • Unemployment Report: Six Years After The Great Recession, Are The ... - International Business Times
    It’s a common plight for workers in ... “We still have a demand shortage.” ... “There’s no reason why other jobs can’t pay better,” ...
    03/6/2015 - 8:58 am | View Link
  • Reason behind rising construction costs - KIMT.COM
    ... jobs, it’s a good sign that the economy is picking up, but workers ... because they have to pay workers more ... simple laws of supply and ...
    03/6/2015 - 7:11 am | View Link
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  • New workforce training program doesn't just provide jobs, it builds careers
    It might sound intuitive, but it’s a marked departure from traditional employment strategies that focus on getting individual workers into jobs fast, rather than building ... a 45 per cent increase in demand for workers in the hospitality industry ...
    03/29/2015 - 8:08 am | View Link
  • Shipyard surge
    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, already the largest employer in the Seacoast, is infusing the area with millions of new dollars as it hires more than 700 workers to handle an ever-increasing demand for submarine ... Typical pay for apprentice workers at the ...
    03/29/2015 - 2:14 am | View Link
  • Report: Low-paying jobs make up a quarter of Maine’s open positions
    Low-paying jobs such as food service workers and personal care aides topped the list of occupations in highest demand among Maine employers, according to a survey of businesses conducted by the Maine Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research ...
    03/28/2015 - 9:11 pm | View Link
  • Lao Workers Protest Over Salary Withheld by China-Backed Potash Plant
    Scores of laborers who work for a Chinese-backed potash plant in Laos have held a rare protest in the one-party communist nation to demand ... pay them one month of the salary they were owed, he said, adding that workers had since returned to their jobs.
    03/28/2015 - 1:36 am | View Link
  • A Farewell To Jobs
    Rebecca Smith observes on CNN: Major corporations are increasingly using subcontracting structures, like outsourcing jobs, hiring workers ... pay, benefits, and (arguably) rights. It’s something far more classic; an excess of supply relative to demand.
    03/27/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • Ford Raises Pay for 500 Workers as Demand Grows for F-150 ...
    Business Day Ford Raises Pay for 500 Workers as Demand Grows for F-150 Pickup
    03/28/2015 - 4:08 pm | View Website
  • Social Work: Low Pay, High Stress | Social Workers Speak
    A headline depicts social work and several related careers as “stressful jobs that pay badly.” However, the actual article highlighted the dedication ...
    03/28/2015 - 11:00 am | View Website
  • Pakistani Workers, Pakistani Employees: WAPDA, Education ...
    Pakistan Kisaan Ittehad Council Protest and Dharna in Lahore Lahore (Thursday, March 26, 2015) – Pakistan Kisan Ittehad Council is holding protest and sitin at ...
    03/28/2015 - 2:18 am | View Website
  • The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion ...
    Report | McKinsey Global Institute The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion people June 2012 | by Richard Dobbs, Anu Madgavkar, Dominic Barton, Eric ...
    03/27/2015 - 11:12 pm | View Website
  • Social Workers : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S ...
    Social workers held about 607,300 jobs in 2012. They work in the following settings: Hospitals, primary care settings, and clinics, including veterans clinics
    03/27/2015 - 6:18 pm | View Website
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