Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show


Sourcing and Research. Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Raising the minimum wage can help our economy recover while helping the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in low-wage jobs.

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“My raise was tiny. Illegal discrimination, or legal cost-cutting?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

This sort of seeming “discrimination” – where the employer targets those who are higher paid, and it is a fact that older employees are often higher paid – is a source of great debate among many people, including employees, employers, lawyers and Courts. While lowering overall costs is an entirely appropriate business objective, if doing so falls mostly on the shoulders of older employees, could it be “discrimination in disguise?” Question: Hello.

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Hiring is NOT an Impulse, It Is an Investment


If you worked for a small company and were presented with a purchase that was going to cost $5,655 how careful would you be in making your decision on that purchase? But what is this going to cost the pizza chain? Sourcing employee training hiring hourly workers investing in employees

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The U.S. has waged a war on jobs


Sourcing and Research. has waged a war on jobs. Im not an economist, labor or otherwise, but simple observation suggests one significant contributor to the nations job crisis -- for a long time, maybe even decades, we have been waging war on jobs and those who hold them. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. million in back wages, damages for more than 4,500 Misclassified Wal-Mart workers.

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I don’t want a minimum wage job

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m job-searching, and many people have suggested I get a minimum wage job. because I don’t want to work for minimum wage. I know the benefits of working a minimum wage job (any pay is better than nothing, it keeps me busy, etc.). I don’t look down on people who work minimum wage either. – I have worked minimum wage/low skill jobs, and it is difficult to break out of the pattern. Minimum wage brings, at most, $1160.

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Shift-M Podcast Posted About Hiring

Hiring Technical People

We spoke about geographically distributed teams here and why wage cost is separate from labor cost.). Showing open source work vs learning (what do you look for and why?). Yegor Bugayenko asked me to be a guest on his podcast to talk about Hiring Geeks That Fit.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


Sourcing and Research. Removing Arbitrary Bars to Hiring People with Arrest and Conviction Records Improves Job Availability, Lowers Crime and Social Costs, Experts Tell EEOC. WASHINGTON -- Employers often refuse to hire people with arrest and conviction records even years after they have completed their sentences, leading to recidivism and higher social services costs, experts told the U.S. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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5 Negotiation Tips Every Career Girl Should Know

Ms. Career Girl

According to the National Women’s Law Center , women would lose $418,800 over the course of a 40-year career based on today’s wage gap. Networking with people in your industry will help you understand what a competitive wage is for someone in your position. Source: Via Redfin.

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Modern Businesses: Local Versus Global

Water Cooler Wisdom

Not long ago, offshoring of goods and services was a foolproof way to keep costs down—if you could manage it. Now, however, due to changing markets, local sourcing is experiencing an upswing. Since local supply chains are often smaller, local suppliers may require less of an initial investment and allow smaller orders, which results in  lower stored inventory costs.

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Is a College Education Still Worth the Time and Financial Investment? Part One

Careers Done Write

Looking at the most recent Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers, Q4 2011, college graduates earn median earnings double that of employees with only a high school diploma. College costs have risen tenfold between 1978 and 2008, based on a National Center for Education Statistics and College Board report. The cost is a burden to many students and their families. Years ago, a college degree in the U.S. was assurance for a middle class or better lifestyle.

2012 139

Promising 2011 Careers that Match Your Personality

Career Key

BLS, 2010) When you consider what food costs and the money ittakes to support a family, that’s a staggering number of people making verylittle money – many of them in so-called “growth” a.k.a As you consider your options , think about the costs and benefits.

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The State of the Conscious Company Industry

Ms. Career Girl

I wanted to start a company that could not only answer the following types of questions, but also proudly answer them: Do the factory workers make a living wage? Whenever possible, shift to brands that are willing to share their sources and practices.

2017 138

What to Do With Your First Adult Paycheck

Ms. Career Girl

No matter your salary or hourly wage, the best thing you have going for you today is your youth. An easy way to budget is to set up automatic online payments for your rent or mortgage, utilities and other fixed costs.

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What Types of Jobs Will Be Safe From Automation?


The decision point for many companies will be the cost of capital versus labor. As long as the robots are cost prohibitive businesses will continue to use labor. Humans may not be able to keep up…As some professions become obsolete, more knowledge may not lead to higher pay either, because everyone will be bidding for the same work, which could drive wages down.”.

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How to Improve Job Skills - Part 1 of 6: 3 Reasons to be Optimistic and Get Started

Career Key

In the series, o ne blog post will cover each of the four groups of Foundation Skills, recommending free or low-cost activities to strengthen them: - Basic Skills ; - Thinking Skills ; - People Skills ; and - Personal Qualities. How strong is your foundation?

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Job Seekers Face Rampant Discrimination

Careers Done Write

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from wage discrimination. Source: [link]. One of the most common reasons cited is the cost of mounting healthcare.

DOL Provides $27 Million to Help Workers Displaced by Oil Spill

Resume Bear

The funds are being granted to workforce agencies in the four states experiencing economic hardship as a result of wage decline and job loss in the shrimping, fishing, hospitality and tourism industries. Source: U.S.

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Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

As healthcare costs continue to rise, work is increasingly being delegated to lower paid workers in order to cut costs. Eleven of these occupations earn at least $10,000 more than the National annual median wage, which was $32,390 as of May 2008.

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Your Future HR MBOs Will Include Hiring At Least 1,000 Robots.

HR Capitalist

A while back I asked the question whether it was your job (HR's job) to find the lowest cost labor for your company to run on, including offshoring work to other countries when it makes sense. So it's your job to find the lowest cost labor at the same quality.

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How To Finance Your Career Change: The Complete Guide (With Real-life Stories And Honest Numbers)

Career Shifters

You might move to a more affordable area (keeping an eye on the implications of a move on your commuting costs, if you have them), move in with other people and pay for a room instead of a whole property, or even bite the bullet and go home for a while. Do any of these sound familiar to you?

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Should the Unemployed also be Unemployable?


Sourcing and Research. Health, retirement, and paid leave benefits made up more than three-fifths of private industry employer-provided benefit costs in June 2012. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register. Support Us.

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Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling


Sourcing and Research. But some employment class-action lawsuits, particularly those involving disputes over overtime and other wage-and-hour claims, are surviving and have even been strengthened by the ruling, as judges have issued opinions arguing the Wal-Mart decision does not apply to a given case. » AFSCME Report: Gay and transgender discrimination Workplace Discrimination Report costs time is costly to the company, business, Government, and Taxpayer.

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Insurance at Risk: Small Business Employees Risk Losing Coverage


Sourcing and Research. Across the country, America’s businesses are struggling as the cost of health care continues to skyrocket. If trends continue, health care costs for large firms will increase 166% by 2019, resulting in a cost burden of $28,530 per employee.2 Rising health care costs cut into employee wages and impede hiring and business growth. VIEW SOURCES. Be our Friend.

The Bill O’Reilly Debacle – Its Most Important Negotiating Lesson for Employees

Sklover Working Wisdom

No, in light of its costs, duration (frequently years) and potential career effects is, and despite occasional headlines, employee litigation is more often than not path to fool’s gold. Example: I have contacted large Private Equity companies who hold investments in portfolio companies to advise them that their investments are engaging in activities such as not paying wages, permitting fraud, allowing discrimination, or even preventing parents from working by non-compete agreements.

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Guest blog- G-Man Takes On 3 Guerilla Headhunter Posts

Guerrilla Job Hunting

 You think your compensation will remain level or rise, and the cost of living will be cheap, so your savings will skyrocket during your tenure. Not According to a recent article in eWeek , the wage inflation for IT jobs in  India is rapid (3x the rate of U.S. Glenn Gutmacher is a Recruiting Researcher for Microsoft Corporation   and creator of one of the world's first online sourcing courses in 1997. His

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Technology Tidbit 12 ? Posting Job Orders on Craigslist


Sourcing and Research. Considering the maximum cost for a Craigslist job posting is $25.00, guys, this is a no brainer!! CERTIFICATIONS: CPC - Certified Personnel Consultant CIR - Certified Internet Recruiter CSSR - Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter Related Articles. Technology Sourcing Tidbit 13 - Jigsaw (04 October 2010). Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

250 Words: What Is Your Time Worth? | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

So, smart activity on your part is a better use of your value and a quicker path to getting paid that wage again with a new company. to imagine that they “need&# to charge over $50 an hour to cover costs and make a living.

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S.F. weighs protecting ex-cons seeking homes, jobs


Sourcing and Research. » To limit health care costs, Olive Garden parent tests keeping more workers on part-time status NEW YORK — The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama’s health care law. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Unlock The Secret Formula for Sourcing Success.

my employee LOVES his job and wants to do more — but is bad at the work

Ask A Manager

I’ve let him know before if I don’t have time for lengthy conversations on these updates, but he just comes back later with another reenactment with a conversation with a source. He was hired to be a researcher, not a junior producer — researcher is not a foot in the door to another job, it’s something people do for minimum wage and to keep active. So don’t look at this as “how do I keep Bob at all costs, while also getting him to change his behavior?”

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So What are You waiting for -


Sourcing and Research. » Prevailing Wages for H-1B Workers The Government says to all employers of H-1B workers:“Show Me the Money!”Recently, Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Balancing Labor Costs And Wage-Hour Laws. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience.

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


Sourcing and Research. Most mortgage lenders require applicants seeking to borrow more than 80 percent of their home’s value to obtain mortgage insurance, meaning MGIC’s denials to women on maternity leave could cost those women the opportunity to obtain a home loan. “No » DOL Recovers back wages from two Technology companies for their Information Technology H-1B workers MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- SVK Systems Inc. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap.

What is “The Perfect Fit”?

The Undercover Recruiter

They’re willing to wait, without considering that waiting for perfection has a cost too: a DeVry University survey had some interesting tidbits about the attitudes and expectations of both job seekers and hiring managers. If there is a demand exceeding supply, then wages should be rising.

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HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce


Sourcing and Research. Many people believe that the most effective and cost-effective way to increase profitability is through increasing the performance and engagement of the current workforce. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article.

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Prove Your Performance in 2010 |

Resume to Referral

First, during the real estate and technology booms, wages were bid up in a free-for-all which left small businesses struggling to compete. At the same time, health insurance costs were rocketing upwards. Hiring a poor performer always has a dramatic cost on a business, but the recession compounded the effect.

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Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

Evil HR Lady

A few months ago I found a peer reviewed journal article showing that Male to Female transsexuals found their wages declined while Female to Male transexuals had an increase. EHRL et al - First off, good luck maintaining a livable wage with a family while having one breadwinner.

3 Important HR Issues in Last Night’s Presidential Debate


Kia and Ford have moved much of their manufacturing to Mexico and tech firms like Facebook have begun to take advantage of Mexico’s competitive advantage in wages and taxes. Labour costs, tax rates and so many other issues including technology and the availability of suitable labour have influenced the global movement of labour and capital.

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We overestimate the gap between nonprofit and for-profit jobs.

Penelope Trunk

Paying way below a living wage is elitist—as if working in a nonprofit is a rich kids’ playground that your parents fund. You should not work where someone does not value you (and pay a living wage) and you should not work where you do not find meaning in your work. There is no overhead because is eating the costs themselves. I think it should be acceptable for non-profit employees to make competitive wages. Is this your first time here?

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

This company has postings all the time for positions that I’m interested in, and I’ve been told by several sources that it’s a great place to work. This position is in a higher cost of living city than the one i’m currently residing in. Your boyfriend is probably right, since many employers want to hire you for the lowest wage you’ll accept, and once they know what that is, that’s what they’ll offer. It’s wee answer Wednesday!

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Age Discrimination During Job Search | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

As Leslie points out, the older worker may no longer be able to command the wages that younger people do (and in this economy the wages are not what they once were), but stop-gap positions help. 1) You may cost more than they want to pay.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

That said, I think it's shocking that it costs $30,000 – in a cost/benefit analysis this is one sure sign of a broken education system. My combined education cost just under $15,000, which is now nearly paid off because I got a well-paying job right after my PR graduation. The name of the university doesn't matter nearly enough anymore for it to cost that much. Equivalent quality at a fraction of the cost. Is this your first time here?

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My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

In my opinion the costs outweigh the benefits. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL Posted to: Women October 1st, 2009 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I don't usually post clips of myself when I go on TV.

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phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

Ask A Manager

Also — Craigslist and its ilk aren’t great sources for job hunting in general. Either that, or the wages increase with the rate of inflation or the local minimum wage.

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

And if it’s not, they can reclassify you as an employee and require the employer to pay back wages for all the work you did. As long as unemployment is high, propositions like this will just lead to a wage race to the bottom… a a situation in which employees can certainly never win.

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