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  Interview: Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris

Seth Harris, acting Secretary of Labor on the challenges of our new economy.


  Interview: Peter Cappelli on the secret of employment

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources and author of Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It.


  Manufacturing jobs in Alabama

The State of Alabama has a possible solution. It’s a program called Alabama Industrial Development and Training. Local shipyard owners say they can’t find enough skilled workers around here who know how to do the things they need, to weld properly, to fit pipes.

  Update on Oregon self-starters

An update on an Oregon plan to spur innovation and halt unemployment.


  What’s at Stake: Jobs and taxes

From the beginning of the 2012 presidential campaign, probably no issues have received more attention than jobs and taxes. And perhaps no issues matter more to millions and millions of voters.


  Need to Know, October 5, 2012: Main Street, Pueblo, Colo.

We travel to Pueblo, Colorado to assess the mood along Main Street in a once-thriving steel town that now depends on the global economy.


A stimulus for the middle class

Working Americans need a policymaker like Ben Bernanke working on their behalf. But, unlike the Fed chairman, one who actually has authority over tax and spending policies as well as a mandate to act unilaterally to pursue actions that create jobs and promote shared prosperity, writes contributor Jim Carr.


Paterson signs first-ever domestic workers rights bill

Gov. David Paterson signed the nation’s first-ever law protecting the rights of nannies and other domestic workers on Tuesday, extending workplace protections to nearly 300,000 people.

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