Priscilla Claman If you are looking for a job right now, it is certain to take longer than you would like. The culprit is not just the recession — job boards have made it easier to apply, so now it’s
By Michael Bernick Former California Employment Development Department Director & Milken Institute Fellow Last Thursday, Ross DeVol, chief research officer at the Milken Institute (MI), came to San Francisco to unveil the findings of the MI annual Best Performing Cities study. The
By: Rachel Blevins Jan 12, 2015 On Friday, President Obama introduced a new plan to make community college “free” for students in the United States. While alleviating the cost for students during their first two years, the federal government would pay $60
By Michael Bernick Former California Employment Development Department Director & Milken Institute Fellow Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 Last week the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) was issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (for data through November 2014).
By Robert Reich Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still lower than it was before the Great Recession when you adjust for inflation. And wages show no sign of turning up. It used to be
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Frank Walsh still pays dues to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, but more than four years have passed since his name was called at the union hall where the few available jobs are distributed. Mr. Walsh,
By Dorothy Rothrock President, California Manufacturers & Technology Association Monday, January 12th, 2015 We commend Gov. Jerry Brown for proposing a balanced budget with a sensible reserve for California. However, he noted that the budget is precariously balanced. He also mentioned that
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE MUCH NEEDED SKILLS AND CREATIVITY, YET THEY ARE A LARGELY OVERLOOKED TALENT SOURCE. BY GWEN MORAN Smart companies are always looking for new ways to find and retain talented employees. Often-overlooked prospects are people with disabilities. Just
President Barack Obama speaks to leading CEOs to discuss ways to promote the economy and create jobs on Wednesday at the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington. Business leaders say training a pipeline of workers should start as early as kindergarten.
A day in the life of 147 men without jobs Every year, the American Time Use Survey asks thousands of Americans to record a minute-by-minute account of one single day. For many “prime-age” adults, those between the ages of 25 and 54, a significant