Incredible! My L.A. Hotel Housekeeper is an American-Born Male

I’m in Los Angeles this week to promote CAPS’ ad campaign asking that 20 million unemployed Americans be given the dignity and respect that illegal aliens are demanding nationwide on Saturday, October 5. They claim they’ll be protesting in 150 U.S. cities. Our ads are being broadcast in Los Angeles, Modesto and Bakersfield.

Shortage of STEM Workers: A Myth

Around the world, employer interests long ago determined that an inexpensive way to attract trusting young people into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields is to falsely claim that there is a “looming shortage” of scientists and engineers. Such a public relations approach is far less expensive to employers than raising salaries or improving working conditions.

Labor Force Participation Rate at Lowest Level in 35 Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released August employment numbers on Friday. While the reported unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, the lowest in nearly five years, it fell because more Americans stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed, as one media outlet reported the story.

Miserable August Jobs Report Indicates Long-Term Job Displacement Trend for Americans

The first Friday of every month means another disappointing Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs report. As usual, the BLS did its best to announce the August statistics in the most favorable light. Officially, unemployment dropped to 7.3 percent as the economy added 169,000 jobs, lower than the already modest expectations. But, more important, the employment rate fell because labor force participation dropped to its lowest level in 35 years. In August, more than 300,000 additional people stopped looking for work, and the participation rate fell to 63.2 from 63.4 percent.

On Labor Day: Fast Food Workers Demand Higher Wages but Employers Know an Endless Flow of Illegal Immigrants Will Work for Short Pay

The latest CBS Money Watch economic report may spoil your Labor Day weekend. [Fast Food Strike Underline Big National Problem, by Erik Sherman, Moneywatch, August 29, 2013]

Myth Busting: Jobs Americans Won't Do

For many years, advocates for immigration anarchy, a/k/a “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” have pushed a fallacious statement about “jobs Americans won't do” to convince Americans that illegal aliens are not taking American jobs because they do the work Americans won't do.

July Youth Unemployment Report Has Same Old Bad News: No Jobs!

When it comes to employment, young Americans, including recent college graduates, can’t get a break. One report after another indicates that fewer young adults have full-time jobs than at any time in the recent past.

While College Grads Settle for Less in Dismal Job Market, Amnesty Talks Continue

Watching the NCAA March Madness basketball games this weekend, one commercial caught my eye and reminded me of the dire jobs picture for young Americans.

The Enterprise Rent-a-Car Company featured wholesome, recent college graduates who happily touted their employers’ advantages. Two had diplomas from the University of Southern California and Southern Methodist University, private, elite institutions.

89 Million Americans “Not in Labor Force,” Congress Shrugs; Pushes Amnesty

One of the longest running but unfunny jokes on Capitol Hill is the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report. According to the BLS, in February the U.S. economy gained 236,000 jobs and unemployment dropped to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since December 2008. The unemployment rate fantasy generated skepticism from the normally compliant mainstream media---with good reason.

Wage stagnation and the immigration connection (made by CAPS but not the New York Times)

The length to which the media will go to suppress negatives about immigration is hard to describe. But I’ll try by directing your attention to a great example.