Thursday, August 12, 2010

Links 08/12/10

Employers Moving Slowly to Fill Jobs Wall Street Journal ...Even as jobs remain scarce, employers are being unusually slow to fill positions—a problematic trend at a time when 4.3% of the labor force has been out of work for more than six months.

Troubles Abroad Adds to Worries for US Economy New York Times ...While the economy is growing again, it is growing too slowly to create many jobs or to increase household incomes.

U.S. Plans More Aid for Jobless Homeowners New York Times ...the Obama administration on Wednesday pumped $3 billion into programs intended to stop the unemployed from losing their homes.

Turnaround Continues at G.M. With Strong Quarter New York Times ...The quarterly profit marked G.M.’s strongest financial performance since 2004...

Union Official To Leave Two Posts New York Times ...Anna Burger announced Wednesday that she was retiring from her positions as secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union and chairwoman of Change to Win.

Survey: Workers Concerned About Social Security’s Future U.S. News & World Report