Thursday, February 4, 2010

News Round Up: The Job’s Edition
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Self Employment On The Rise In The United States

“Firms aren’t hiring, so people are hanging up a shingle and trying to make it on their own,” said Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York. “You get this playing out in rough labor markets.”

Congressional Democrats Are Pushing Jobs Bill Without Actually Having A Bill

Senate Democrats are holding a news conference Thursday on a jobs bill without an actual jobs bill, an apparent sign that the Massachusetts Senate vote that is bringing Scott Brown to Washington is still reverberating through the U.S. Capitol.

I thought the stimulus was going to create jobs.

RES-Alliance for Jobs, a coalition of green power businesses and trade groups, is using the new study to promote the benefits of a high federal renewable electricity mandate.

“Without a strong RES, the US wind industry will see no net job growth, and will likely lose jobs to overseas competitors,” Furman added.

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