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August BLS Report, Labor Day Edition: Table Waiting, Bartending Employment Booming

This summer, my granddaughter had a part-time job as a cashier at a large box store retailer. Last month, before she left for college, I told her – kidding on the square – that her cashier’s job may be the best one she’ll ever have even after she earns her diploma.

Globalism and the Death of the American Dream

On August 22, 2016, U.S. News & World Report published the sobering article, “Dream On: Growing inequality has made the American ‘rags to riches’ story more myth than reality.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Fix American Job-Killing Visa Mess

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced a long overdue bill to close the multiple loopholes in the H-1B and L-1 visas. Called the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, the legislation would protect U.S. workers and crack down on foreign outsourcing companies’ abuses that deprive qualified Americans from gaining employment and getting high-paying jobs. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is a co-sponsor.

Coaching Soccer: Job Americans Won’t Do?

No one would ever guess that there’s a shortage of American soccer coaches. Millions of American boys, girls and young adults play soccer at the high school, college and amateur level and are potentially prime coaching prospects.

J-1 Visa Holder Remembers Her U.S. Summer: ‘Constant Parties’

New guidelines in the controversial J-1 visa, the summer work and travel scam that undermines unemployed American teens’ job searches, have set off a frenzy in Ireland.

CAPS Kicks Off Wisconsin TV Campaign Asking House Speaker Ryan Why He Ignores Unemployed Americans, but Pushes for Work-Authorized Immigrants

Since elected to Congress in 1998, House Speaker Paul Ryan has compiled a mostly dismal immigration reduction record. Ryan, whose pro-immigration actions have become more egregious since he took over the speaker’s role, scores poorly or worse on ending unnecessary worker visas, reducing amnesty enticements, limiting refugee and asylum fraud, or promoting sensible immigration legislation that would help Americans.

Women Excluded from H-1B Bonanza

Feds are tight-lipped about shortage of female visa recipients.

March Bureau of Labor Statistics Report Masks Rough Economic Sailing Ahead

From the report: 215,000 new jobs, but as usual many in part-time or low-paying sectors like retail, construction and health care while better paying jobs in manufacturing and mining remained in the doldrums. The labor participation rate inched up to 63 percent but remained at near a 30-year low, while the meaningless unemployment rate also ticked up to 5 percent from last month’s 4.9 percent.

February Jobs Report Offers Mixed Bag, but Oil Industry Gets Hammered

The February Bureau of Labor Statistics report had something for the bulls, and something for the bears.

Are Mass Immigration and Mass Outsourcing Killing Less-Educated, Middle-Aged White Americans?

ImageDeath rates have been increasing for white, middle-aged Americans, according to a husband-and-wife team of economists at Princeton University.

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