the lead indicator
Payrolls expanded by 216,000 jobs in March, according to last week’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Businesses easily offset cutbacks in local governments, as private employment increased by 230,000 jobs in March and, on a revised basis, 240,000 jobs in February.
Investors are understandably encouraged; the new counts mark the strongest monthly Read More
Last Friday’s jobs report from the Labor Department initiated a wave of articles and blog entries depicting a robust economy and blue skies ahead. Democrats have taken the position that the administration’s policies are starting to work, and Republicans are directing most of the credit toward the extension of the Bush-era tax rates. For a Read More
Smiling princess-to-be Kate Middleton is a working woman. When she’s not busy dress-shopping or doing other things to plan for the bombastic 3D broadcast of her wedding to Prince William, she holds down a modest job as a website designer and photographer for Party Pieces. And her parents are her bosses! Nepotism can Read More
Daughters of Sassy
JanePratt.com–the Tavi Gevinson-Jane Pratt Sassy for digital natives–is hiring a Senior Editor, according to a job listing posted on Mediabistro yesterday. Even the job description reflects the casually cool, whip-smart vibe of Sassy.
JK. It sounds like every other job listing ever.
“You must be a self-starter with a strong attention to detail Read More
alley vs. valley
New York has more high tech jobs than any other American city, according to BusinessWeek.
The 316,971 people employed in the high tech industry in the New York City metro area bring in an average wage of $98,541. Washington came in second place, with 292,969 jobs, and San Jose/Silicon Valley came in third Read More
drops in the bucket
Governor David Paterson today announced that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has promised to have 1,530 New York jobs by the end of this year and add another 200 New York jobs over the course of 2011.
By way of comparison, the New York Department of Labor says that the Read More
More and more internet content is being created by corporations dedicated to fast, utilitarian, and search-friendly web pages. Jessane Collins wrote a post for The Awl that offers a grim look into these so-called “content farms.”
Collins’ story described her “ill-fated stint as a freelance copy editor” at Demand Media, a company that Read More
Movie Reviews Reviews
After leaving his longstanding post as Variety film critic last March, Todd McCarthy has accepted a post at The Hollywood Reporter, where he’ll factor into editorial director Janice Min’s efforts to revamp the paper’s staff and content, Media Decoder at The New York Times reported. Since his exit from Variety amid layoffs and cost-cutting, Read More
• At 8:30 a.m., the Department of Labor tells us just how many jobs we as a nation lost in August. The folks on Wall Street expect America to have lost somewhere around 100,000 jobs, marking a third straight month of labor-market shrinkage. [Calculated Risk]
• Companies that make ATMs and otherwise provide Read More