Today’s lunch links give you a taste of the other side whether it’s unimaginable opinions or insight into how unemployed Americans live.
The kids are coming home to roost.
We’ve been waiting for positive news on the job front for a few years. And the answer to all our job prayers could lie in America’s heartland.
Attention job seekers: Are you a motivated team player with extensive experience and a proven track record in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment? Yes? Well, social schmoozing site LinkedIn has news for you: So is everyone else.
It was love at first sight between the Internet and the New York gubernatorial candidate.
“It’s time to do what’s right, not for the next election, but for the middle class.”
– PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, to GOP lawmakers, on the need to restore unemployment benefits for jobless Americans (Via the Associated Press)
In what looks like a positive sign for economic recovery, the number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level since August 2008.
The U.S. economy lost 125,000 jobs in June, leading some to fear that the economic recovery is stalling.
U.S. weekly jobless claims surged by 13,000 to a total of 472,000, despite the predictions of forecasters who expected the number to go down.
It sounds nice that 491,000 jobs were created in May. But the surge in Census hires means almost all of May’s booming job creation is simply temporary.