April Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

President Donald Trump’s election encouraged economists that more jobs would soon be on the way. But the April Bureau of Labor Statistics report, while better than anticipated and only the second of the Trump administration, looked disappointingly similar to the uninspiring jobs data during President Obama’s two terms.

DOJ Wrist Slaps Employers that Hire Illegal Immigrants

Effective August 1, the Department of Justice will raise the penalties it imposes on employers who hire illegal immigrants from a minimum $375 to $539, while the maximum fine will increase from $3,200 to $4,313.

TPP Teetering, Could Be Doomed

During President Obama’s administration, American workers have had little to cheer about. Since his 2009 inauguration, 67 percent of new jobs have gone to legal and illegal immigrants.

Another Major Company Leaves California

Toyota's USA Headquarters in Torrance, CAIn what looks like a page out of Nissan’s playbook, another automaker, Toyota, is picking up stakes in the South Bay, part of the greater Los Angeles area, and taking its U.S. headquarters to Texas.  Toyota is the world’s largest automaker and the eighth largest company.

Little-Big Businessmen Cry ‘Labor Shortage’

We all remember the story of the Little Boy who cried “wolf” when there was no wolf around. Today, we have a similar tale: the Little-Big Businessmen who cry “labor shortage.”

Actually these types have been around for quite some time. In the past they cried “labor shortage” when Congress was trying to abolish child labor, and they proclaimed it when Congress proposed and enacted significant cuts in immigration in the 1920s.

Not Enough Illegal Farm Workers?

California supposedly now has an “illegal immigrant shortage” – not enough illegal workers for farms in the state, according to “Bloomberg Businessweek” (May 7 - 13, 2012).