A View of 2017 through Jobs

American Jobs

“Fake news” became a standard line in 2017, and it’s not surprising when looking at how news is reported now. It’s certainly taken unexpected turns and twists since my days in journalism school. How job growth/the unemployment picture is spun provides a good example.

Good News for U.S. Workers, H-4 Employment Authorization to End

Buried in the newest Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs bulletin is the announcement that the Trump administration plans to end employment authorization for H-1B spouses who hold H-4 visas. 
Work Visa
80,000 Jobs Open Up.

H-4 Employment Authorization under DHS Scrutiny

H4 work permit graphic with statue of liberty
H-4 visa allows employment, more competition for jobless Americans.

Thanksgiving 2017: Millions of Hungry, Homeless, Unemployed Americans Struggle

homeless shelter during mealtime
Jacksonville, FL’s City Rescue Mission Feeds 700 Homeless
Thanksgiving Dinner

October BLS, Bad Overall; Wages Terrible

Line at the Amazon Job Fair
Thousands line up for Amazon jobs fair, only a few got hired.

Will Congress Trade: E-Verify Bill for Ag Act?

peach orchard owner and American Worker
Peach Orchard Owner and American Worker.

E-Verify Passes House Committee, Proceeds to House for Full Vote

job search image
Congress poised to end jobs magnet, reduce illegal immigration.

Ag Guestworker Bill Could Add Two Million to Labor Market

New Visa Would Depress Wages, Import Poverty.

American Workers Brace for Inevitable Job Displacement by Robots

robot barrista
Coming soon to a café near you, a robot barista.

Federal Judge Blocks White House Refugee Travel Ban; Hurtful to Marginally Employed U.S Workers?

WOTC hurts American Workers