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Bannon 'Comeback' Involves Steel, Canada, Dairy 'Disgrace'

Nationalist views on trade win out over globalist ones—or so it seems for now

(Newser) - President Trump has been pushing hard to bring his "Buy American, Hire American" mantra to fruition, including with an executive order meant to prevent "foreign cheaters" from taking US jobs and infringing on our steel production, a senior administration official said Monday, per Politico . The New York Times ... More »

How Millennials Differ From Other Generations

Census Bureau looks at jobs, marriage, housing over last 40 years for 18-34 set

(Newser) - It seems to be a rite of passage that "young adults" in the US (classified as those between the ages of 18 and 34, per the US Census Bureau) take a bit of guff from the generations that preceded them. Millennials, ID'd by Pew Research as those born... More »

Trump to Toughen Up 'Buy American' Rules

Executive order will shake up hiring, procurement policies

(Newser) - President Trump is planning to deliver on a key campaign promise Tuesday with an executive order tightening up "Buy American" and "Hire American" rules, White House officials say. A senior official told reporters Monday that the Buy American part of the order, which Trump plans to sign at... More »

Most Job Interviewers Make a Common Mistake

Free-form questions may do more harm than good, argues professor

(Newser) - Everyone knows the drill: A potential employer brings in candidates and peppers them with questions about their lives. These interviews often go a long way toward determining who gets hired, but the problem is, they're not just a waste of time—they may actually do more harm than good,... More »

The 10 Jobs With Most Older Workers

Tax preparers top the list

(Newser) - Aiming for an early retirement? It might be smart to steer clear of these professions. Time has compiled a list of the jobs people work the longest, based on the percentage of workers over 65. The top 10: More »

10 Worst Paying Jobs for Women

Female financial advisers make 56% of what men do: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - 24/7 Wall St . is marking women's history month by drawing attention to the gender pay gap as it relates to specific jobs. It finds that women in some cases get paid about half of what men do in an average week for the same full-time wage and salary... More »

The 10 Highest Paying Jobs in US

It pays to be a doctor: Glassdoor

(Newser) - Good news for the technologically challenged: It's still possible to rake in the big bucks even if you don't know the difference between "binary" and "byte." Glassdoor has ranked the highest-paying jobs in the country based on average base salary, and though TechRepublic points out... More »

10 Lowest-Paying Jobs in America

Eight of them are related to the food-service industry

(Newser) - They say crime doesn't pay—but the 25 lowest-paying legitimate jobs in America, as compiled by 24/7 Wall St , aren't much better. And the bottom 10—eight of which are related to the food-service industry—are especially bleak. The median weekly earnings for people working those jobs hover... More »

10 Best Companies to Work For

Google is No. 1 (again) on 'Fortune' list, but Wegmans supermarket surprises at No. 2

(Newser) - Shocking no one, Google earns the No. 1 spot in Fortune's list of the 100 best companies to work for, making this the eighth time in 11 years the tech giant has taken top honors. Financial and other tech companies make up the bulk of the top 10 on... More »

Trump Crows After Release of Strong Jobs Report

'Great again,' he retweets

(Newser) - The odds of a rate hike by the Fed next week just went up even more: The Labor Department released another solid unemployment report Friday morning. US employers added 235,000 jobs in February, more than expected, and the unemployment rate dropped from 4.8% to 4.7%, reports MarketWatch... More »

Female Workers Should Check Out These Countries

Get thee to the Nordic nations

(Newser) - International Women's Day means global protests , "defiant" statues , and examining which countries are the best ones to work in if you're female. The Economist looks at the latter via its "glass ceiling index," which merges data on higher education, child care expenses, and salary, among... More »

White House Press Release Copies ExxonMobil's

Both releases contained identical paragraph

(Newser) - The White House and ExxonMobil were literally on the same page Monday when a White House statement on the oil giant's investment plan lifted an entire paragraph from an Exxon press release issued around 30 minutes earlier. Both statements praised how the company is "strategically investing in new... More »

Each State Has an 'Iconic' Job. Here Are 10

Some may surprise you

(Newser) - Think Las Vegas and "casinos" probably pop into your head—meaning it won't be surprising to learn that gaming service worker is the job that's statistically the epitome of Nevada. 24/7 Wall St. crunched the concentration of particular jobs in every state and measured that figure against... More »

Next Blue-Collar Revolution Has Already Arrived

It's computer coding, writes a columnist at Wired

(Newser) - It's a common complaint: Decent-paying blue-collar jobs are disappearing across the US and thus putting the middle class in danger. Not so fast, writes Clive Thompson at Wired . While it's true that jobs we traditionally think of as blue collar are dwindling, he makes the case that the... More »

Hundreds of Thousands Enter Drawing for Decent Job

The ILWU is hosting lottery for 2,400 part-time longshoreman gigs

(Newser) - It's Willy Wonka's golden ticket but for adults desperate for a blue-collar job in America. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is holding a drawing for 2,400 part-time jobs loading and unloading shipping containers at ports in the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles Times reports. While... More »

The 10 Best Jobs in the US

They pay well and are gratifying

(Newser) - A career in technology is a good way to go, according to Glassdoor . The jobs site has ranked the 50 best jobs in the country based on average starting salary, job satisfaction, and the number of available positions, with "highly skilled" professions in tech, health care, and finance dominating... More »

GM Set to Announce $1B Factory Investment: Source

AP source says jobs announcement coming Tuesday

(Newser) - General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter tells the AP . The Detroit automaker will make the announcement Tuesday morning. The investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to... More »

10 Best-Paying Jobs in US

They're all in the 6 figures

(Newser) - Our only advice if you want to crack into the best-paying gigs in the US: Start filling out those med school applications. The top jobs on US News & World Report's 2017 "Best Jobs" list are all within the medical or dental field, and all with median salaries... More »

Hiring Steady as Wages See Biggest Rise Since Recession

Unemployment now at 4.9%

(Newser) - US employers added a decent 161,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9% from 5%, reports the AP . It was the final major report on a lukewarm but durable economy before Americans choose a new president next week. The Labor Department said Friday that average... More »

Freelancers Are 35% of US Workforce—and Growing

So why do politicians ignore them?

(Newser) - America's freelancers work more hours than the average American and are earning more money than ever while doing it, Yahoo reports. The average American workweek in September was 34.4 hours—an increase of 0.1 hour that one analyst says is a good sign for the economy. But... More »

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