Jobs

The United Nations says pandemic can wipe out 195 million full-time jobs worldwide

  The coronavirus pandemic is already pushing the global economy toward recession, with job losses already erupting across many labor sectors within the US. And the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) just said it’s going to get worse worldwide, according to publication Business Insider. On Tuesday, the ILO said the coronavirus is expected to decimate global working hours by[Read More…]

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The economy added more than 260,000 jobs in October, but the black unemployment rate jumped

  By Frederick H. Lowe   The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for black men 20-years old and older rose in October, although the nation’s nonfarm businesses added 261,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning. The jobless rate for black men was 7.5 percent in October compared to 6.7 percent in September. Unemployment for black men was[Read More…]

Black Male Unemployment Was 7.3% in April

Centers for Disease Control reports Unemployment poses a health risk for Blacks. By Frederick H. Lowe WASHINGTON–The unemployment rate for black men 20 years old and older improved in April compared with March as U.S. businesses added 211,000 jobs, reducing the nation’s overall jobless rate to 4.4 percent, a 10-year low. The jobless rate for black men in April was[Read More…]

Obama Donates $2 Million to a Youth Jobs Program

It would serve as an apprenticeship program to train people to work on his presidential center By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO—Former President Barack Obama has been criticized within his own party for pocketing a $400,000 check for speaking to some Wall Street big shots. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren registered their disapproval of Obama for accepting the big check[Read More…]

Minimum wage workers can’t afford the rent

Wage stagnation and a shortage of affordable housing are blamed   By Frederick H. Lowe James McMillian, lll, a postal worker and Vietnam vet, with a white Imperial mustache, white sideburns and a white goatee, ran for New York governor on the “Rent Is Too Damn High” party platform. McMillian discussed how families, particularly households headed by women, couldn’t afford[Read More…]

Jobless rate for blacks climbs in March

by Frederick H. Lowe The unemployment rate for African Americans was 9.0 percent in March, higher than the 8.8 percent recorded in February, although the nation’s non-farm businesses added 215,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. The jobless rate for black men and black women 20 years old and older climbed last month. For black men,[Read More…]

Black unemployment increases overall

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   But black men see a drop January’s unemployment rate climbed overall for African-American workers, but dropped for black men 20 years older. Unemployment rose for black women in the same age group, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics[Read More…]

Wade Henderson stepping down from leadership conference next year

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Announcement stresses need for ‘generational shift’ in civil rights leadership (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Wade Henderson, nationally known for his searing, but smooth speaking style as president/CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, says he will step down[Read More…]

National Association of Black Journalists cuts staff

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   The National Association of Black Journalists executive board announced on Friday that it has let go of three employees, including the executive director, to streamline operations due to recent changes in the economy. Darryl R. Matthews, Sr.,[Read More…]