All eyes on jobs today

From CNBC:

Hiring seen strong in June with plenty of jobs for grads

Employers may be having a hard time finding workers, but recent graduates and students may be helping fill the ranks this summer and that trend could have bumped up June’s job growth.

“Our forecast…embeds solid summer hiring of students and recent graduates, and we note that job growth tends to accelerate in June when the labor market is tight,” according to economists at Goldman Sach, who said they expect 200,000 jobs were created in June and that unemployment slipped to 3.7 percent from 3.8 percent.

The consensus of Wall Street’s economists’ is that 195,000 payrolls were added and that unemployment was unchanged at 3.8 percent, according to Reuters. May job growth totaled 223,000, but a softer than expected June ADP report, with 177,000 private payrolls in June, signaled a possibly softer number for June.

The ADP report, below 200,000 for a fourth month, could be signalling softness in job growth due to a lack of workers.

Markets will no doubt be most interested in wage growth, expected at a monthly gain of 0.3 percent, or an annual gain of 2.8 percent, a respectable pace. Economists expect that tightness in the job market to start pressuring wage growth at some point, but it’s been tame so far, signaling little inflationary pressure and therefore no reason for the Fed to increase its pace of interest rate hikes.

“I think we’ll have good numbers. I’m at 205,000,” said Ward McCarthy, chief financial economist at Jefferies. He expects unemployment at 3.7 percent but wage growth of only 0.2 percent.

“Consistently through this cycle, June has been a weak month for hourly average earnings…and part of the reason is you have all the college kids coming in,” said McCarthy.

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134 Responses to All eyes on jobs today

  1. grim says:

    And the great tariff experiment begins…

  2. Hold my beer says:

    Better stock up on your favorite Chinese made goods in case trump slaps a tariff on everything.

  3. Hold my beer says:

    Virginia is great, prefer it to East Tennessee.

    Couldn’t believe how many people were at least 100 pounds overweight in pigeon forge and Gatlinburg and sporting awful tattoos . And where do they get their clothes, especially their shirts. Never seen shirts like that in Walmart. And remember the plaid shirts your father or grandfather donated to a thrift store 20 years ago? Well many a senior citizen in East Tennessee is now wearing them, but has added their own personal twist by cutting off the sleeves.

  4. grim says:

    Country roads, take me home
    To the place I belong
    West Virginia
    Mountain mamma, take me home
    Country roads

  5. grim says:

    For as much as Trump hates New Jersey, he sure seems to love coming to New Jersey.

  6. Hold my beer says:

    Grim

    Maybe he couldn’t make it in jersey so he had to move south to DC.

  7. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Trump is already winning. Remember, Trump didn’t invent tariffs, nor were they non-existent across all of our developed economy trading partners 6 months ago. If you want to track some actual market data, take a look at ETFs FXI, EWJ, EWG, EWU. Now compare to SPX and you’ll see who’s winning.

    Interestingly, Russia is doing fine – RSX

    And the great tariff experiment begins…

  8. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Also, Mexico and Canada are doing fine (EWW, EWC). In essence it’s more like North America saying “F.uck you! Pay me!” Canada has already made the right conciliatory moves by cracking down on Chinese steel and aluminum.

  9. Hold my beer says:

    The Waffle House is still our favorite chain. Love the hash brown bowl. Hash browns topped with chopped steak, onions, and melted cheese. So satisfying. Saw a Waffle House in Maryland has sausage and eggs. Instead of steak and cheese. May have to do a taste teat.

  10. grim says:

    Canada? Golden boy Trudeau seems to love grabbing pussy too.

  11. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I feel the same way. OTOH, I can now buy Taylor Pork Roll at Wegman’s in MA;-)

    For as much as Trump hates New Jersey, he sure seems to love coming to New Jersey.

  12. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    New Jersey – It’s an OK place to visit, but you sure wouldn’t want to live there more than 3 or 4 decades.

  13. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    ^^^ I think I read that in some public union manuals.

  14. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Two points:
    1. Who doesn’t? (except for Pumps)
    2. Tell me who asks before they grab? Anyone here?

    Canada? Golden boy Trudeau seems to love grabbing puzzy too.

  15. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “I’m sorry,” the editorial alleged Trudeau to have said. “If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I never would have been so forward.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/06/trudeau-i-apologised-at-once-to-reporter-behind-groping-claim-canada-2000-music-festival

  16. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I’m laughing out loud right now. Puzzy grabbing puts a new spin on “born on third base”, right?

  17. Fast Eddie says:

    Do liberal men know it’s an exit and not an entrance?

  18. 1987 condo says:

    Guess 188k

  19. 1987 condo says:

    Actual- 213k
    UE- 4.0

  20. grim says:

    Wow that blew away estimates, all indications were that this was going to surprise to the downside.

  21. grim says:

    April revised up from 159k to 175k, May revised up from 223k to 244k.

  22. Yo! says:

    https://www.nj.com/data/2018/07/only_2_nj_towns_can_say_theyve_fully_recovered_fro.html

    Only 2 NJ towns have home prices above previous peak, Hoboken and Weehawken, according to study of Zillow data. Anybody know the good and bad about this data?

  23. yome says:

    “When the US sneeze the World catches Colds.When The US catches Colds the World will be in ICU”

    Hurt the US and you will be in more pain

  24. Yo! says:

    Most employers believe in DJT and MAGA, even employers who voted for Hillary.

    Looking forward to adding a housing boom to this economy.

  25. Fast Eddie says:

    “The war was lost” on trade “many years ago,” Mr. Trump said, but now “we’re going to win it.”

    Amen! F.uck you, pay me!

  26. Fast Eddie says:

    Trump eviscerates Pocahontas; liberal men cry.

  27. Juice Box says:

    Unemployment ticks up .2 percent to 4.0% as 601,000 Americans optimistically return to workforce participation.

  28. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That’s it, yo! People on this blog will realize in time that this will be the biggest boom of your lifetime. It’s so obvious if you are willing to see the writing on the wall.

    Yo! says:
    July 6, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Most employers believe in DJT and MAGA, even employers who voted for Hillary.

    Looking forward to adding a housing boom to this economy.

  29. Juice Box says:

    Fast Eddie – Chances are she already took the DNA test and knows the results are negative. Now she calls her self described Cherokee heritage as “family lore”.

    Heck in this day and age you can self declare you to be the opposite sex, and claim to be of a race you are not so does DNA testing really matter anymore in this day and age of I am who I say I am?

  30. grim says:

    Doesn’t everyone have a Native American great great grandparent?

    Hasn’t this always been part of the American mythology? Everyone knows someone who is part Cherokee..

  31. Juice Box says:

    Not me – 23 and me says so…

  32. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    I had a Native American (hate that term) roommate my sophomore year named Patrick Crofoot. He was once screwing this dumb blonde in our room (a triple btw) and the loudest queef you ever heard comes out. She became known as Teen LaQueefa. We always called him Big Red.

  33. nwnj says:

    23 and me? Hopefully you don’t care about you or your children’s health privacy. They are selling your risk information to the highest bidder.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/23andme-is-terrifying-but-not-for-the-reasons-the-fda-thinks/

  34. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumps – you masquerade well, your language makes you seem so educated and prescient!

    That’s it, yo! People on this blog will realize in time that this will be the biggest boom of your lifetime. It’s so obvious if you are willing to see the writing on the wall.

  35. grim says:

    Data is the new oil.

    Understanding genetic predispositions to disease is an absolute goldmine.

  36. grim says:

    23 and me can have my data, I find value in the data they provided me, if anything, it was worth the entertainment value.

    Let them use my data to find correlations, I have no issue with that. I certainly am not going to paint is being negative.

  37. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Market commentary: I think we’re on the cusp of something, but I can’t tell in which direction the market will swing. I’m buying 2.35% CDs (can’t get 2.4% anymore) and preferred stock closed end funds.

  38. 3b says:

    And it has to be Cherokee. It’s not cool to say part Leni Lenape.

  39. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Before I sold my place, I had these nice neighbors. No kids, small dog. They had their 8 pound fluffy dog DNA tested. Report came back he/she had mostly Great Dane genes.

    They were smart in other ways, they sold too. Who wouldn’t sell 900 square feet for $500K?

    23 and me can have my data, I find value in the data they provided me, if anything, it was worth the entertainment value.

  40. 3b says:

    So the roaring 20s are they because of Trump or in spite of him?

  41. grim says:

    I saw an ad for Columbia bank with a 3.15% 6m CD.

  42. grim says:

    Given that NJ, which operates as Anti-Trump is in the shitter, I say it’s because of him.

  43. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    FPF, FFC, JPS – monthly dividends

  44. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I can only buy brokered CDs, I have a fixed income guy on speed dial. Also – check the maturity date. You can list a 1 year CD that actually matures in 18 months. The APR takes into account that you will take the coupons and invest them at the risk free rate of return.

    I saw an ad for Columbia bank with a 3.15% 6m CD.

  45. 3b says:

    So people can trade in their lederhosen for a kilt!

  46. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    grim – send me the link for a 3.15% 6 month CD. I’ll pay you a kickback.

  47. nwnj says:

    I’ll keep my kids privacy intact and let them monetize it down the road if they wish. I certainly won’t let the zuckerbergs of the world profit from it.

  48. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I have no problem investing outside of IRA funds at an FDIC insured rate that exceeds by a lot the rate of 30 year treasuries. Do I get a toaster too?

  49. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    grim – you are probably mis-remembering a 2.15% 6 month CD.

  50. Provocateur says:

    Here’s how “affirmative consent” works for anon and Otto:
    http://southpark.cc.com/clips/1wmyam/affirmative-consent

  51. nwnj says:

    The left has moved from seeking equal treatment in our society to seeking special treatment for favored groups which is why most of their agenda has fallen out of favor with the middle. Hucksters like warren know how to work the system masterfully.

  52. Fast Eddie says:

    I knew the Lenni Lenape family from Staten Island. They had a daughter Gina and a son Anthony.

  53. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    FYI – If you are managing the portfolio of elder relatives inside an IRA or other account, you should consider brokered CDs and buy long maturities. If the rates go your way, just hold them. OTOH, if the owner dies, you can redeem them immediately at par. I bought $250,000 of 2.5% 15 year CDs(a small part of her portfolio) for my MIL when Brexit happened and it looked like rates were going to zero. That is a shitty trade right now, but still better than 1 year CDs in annual return. If she lives to 100 it wasn’t a great choice, but not really a bad one.

  54. D-FENS says:

    Maybe some of these towns should raise local taxes…and have the state subsidies distributed elsewhere.

    N.J. may force school districts to raise taxes. Is yours affected?

    https://www.nj.com/education/2018/07/nj_to_impose_mandatory_tax_hikes_in_school_distric.html#incart_2box_nj-homepage-featured

  55. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I’m glad you write at such a high level, but your housing calls are garbage.

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    July 6, 2018 at 10:14 am
    Pumps – you masquerade well, your language makes you seem so educated and prescient!

  56. leftwing says:

    “Good read on Warren’s faking her way to the top…”

    I truly hope the Dems are dumb or desperate enough to put her or Bloomberg up in 2020…

    “I knew the Lenni Lenape family from Staten Island. They had a daughter Gina and a son Anthony.”

    You mean ‘Annt-kneeee!’ ?

  57. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    OK, tell me if I’m ahead of, or behind the NJ curve on this:

    Horseradish Cheddar Cheese

    I never heard of it before until about three years ago, at the deli counter at BJ’s, It shows up looking like Land O’ Lakes American white, but is so much better! We’ve bought it a time or two in the supermarket, but mostly at BJ’s. I’ve actually ordered it, the deli gives me a slice, I’ve shared it with other patrons, and they ordered it too. It seems like a word of mouth kind of thing.

  58. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I only have a HS degree and a Bachelors Degree of Science with Computer Science Emphasis, FDU ’84. How can I compete with with your many degrees in ….

    LOL. I bet your daughter calls you a douchebag by 1st grade and completely ignores you by 2nd.

    I’m glad you write at such a high level, but your housing calls are garbage.

  59. grim says:

    Teva moving their HQ from Pennsylvania to NJ.

  60. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Caught in a lie, myself. My actual degree is a Bachelors Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering with Computer Science Emphasis, FDU ’84.

    I also started an MBA and a Masters of Engineering, but never completed either.

    I’m so jealous of your three secret degrees. Were either of them in teenage postal sorting or bailing your criminal Dad out of jail?

  61. grim says:

    Bachelors Degree of Science with Computer Science Emphasis, FDU ’84

    I still have some IBM 80 character punch cards if you are starting to run short.

  62. grim says:

    Looks like China thought Trump would back down, appear they were caught with their pants down.

    https://www.agriculture.com/markets/newswire/update-1-confusion-as-china-ports-delay-us-cargoes-disrupting-trade

  63. 3b says:

    How can they force the towns to raise taxes? Home Rule and all of that.

  64. Yo! says:

    Meant MaNJGA

  65. 3b says:

    Grim that’s good new for NJ on the pharmaceutical expansion in the scheme of things.

  66. Ex-Essex says:

    11:09 fellow genXer yo

  67. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    grim – you might get a kick out of this. I learned to program with punch cards in 1976, in HS (I actually graduated). Fortran IV. We were each given drawers to keep our stuff in, and I actually used different color cards for my various re-used subroutines and functions. When I got to college I was so impressed with the card readers because they were so fast! I thought that meant I would get my output super fast too. It took me a while to learn that they were just batch readers.

    Anyway, probably like you, I gave up coding in my late 30’s and became a manager. In my early 50’s I took up coding again, and you know what? I’m better than most. Is there a particular language that you think you could code better than me in? My guess is you are done, as I was at your age, for now. No worries. In about a decade you’ll realize, as I did, that the youth behind us are just dumb ass stupid and incapable, easily beaten in work ethic and thought. And I’m talking about guys with educations, not the Pumps shills.

    I still have some IBM 80 character punch cards if you are starting to run short.

  68. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Crazy thunder just started. Crazy Loud! I started getting NOAA flood watch warnings yesterday with clear skies and the sun shining. Maybe they knew what they were warning about?

  69. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I still remember the first two cards you needed to have ahead of your program in HS:

    //JOB
    *JCL

  70. grim says:

    Wasn’t Teva in NJ three or four years ago? Didn’t they leave to PA to save money?

  71. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Another thing people don’t realize is that you can grow horseradish very easily. Just bury it. I grow it in a giant whiskey barrel pot because it’s so invasive.

  72. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    In the late 70s, we were lucky enough to have a computer terminal in our elementary school. The brain of the computer was miles away. The terminal also had a thermal printer built into the top of the CRT case. We dabbled in Minitab and basic back then. Had to be about 1977-78. I guess punch cards were history by then as this terminal had a keyboard as did my Trash80 Model III in my basement with cassette tape storage.

  73. grim says:

    I’ve coded across so many different platforms and languages that I can pretty much sit down in front of anything and code. At most it’ll take me a half hour to pick up the syntax and language specifics and start coding productively.

    Our dev guys know that if they are struggling to debug tricky code, to just send it to me, and I can usually find the problem in a few minutes. Partially due to fresh eyes and no bias, but I’m fairly fluent at reading code like it was just literature.

    Languages, frameworks, platforms, etc etc have all changed, but code is still code.

  74. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    Horseradish Cheddar has been out for at least three years and admittedly, is pretty damn good. My brother (the ambulance chaser) loves that stuff.

  75. grim says:

    They used to sell that stuff in tubs, like cheese spread.

    I can’t stand horseradish, except in Heinz Ketchup as cheap cocktail sauce.

  76. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I have several Russian born friends and occasionally our conversation drifts off to food offerings here in the US versus Russia. I was surprised to learn that my Russian friends had no concept of cocktail sauce at all. I told them you don’t have to buy it, you can just mix horseradish with ketchup and make it. They told me that horseradish only came in one form where they came from…mixed with mustard. You couldn’t buy horseradish separately.

    I can’t stand horseradish, except in Heinz Ketchup as cheap cocktail sauce.

  77. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Go Murphy! Fast Eddie, is this called “winning?”

    “Nurturing the growth of strategic industry clusters is central to Governor Murphy’s mission of reclaiming New Jersey’s leadership in the innovation economy and strengthening the state’s economic competitiveness,” Sullivan said. “Teva’s long-term commitment to New Jersey is the latest evidence of the enduring strength of our life sciences industry and New Jersey’s value proposition to the world’s leading companies.”

  78. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Give Murphy a chance. All I can say.

  79. 3b says:

    Teva has a few locations in PA.

  80. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    My investment club used to own TEVA shares about a decade ago. They’ve gone downhill ever since. TEVA is an Israeli company that makes generics. This is hardly an exciting announcement compared with all of the companies that have left NJ in recent years.

  81. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:
  82. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Heh-heh. That’s my claim to fame. I can read anyone’s code and figure out where they went, or were trying to go. A long, long, long time ago I used to correct code in the lab in a high level language, re-code it again in Assembly code (on PAPER!) and then write it again in Hex and manually insert the bytes. You had to read the memory map, find spare space, take out two bytes so you could jump to your patch, add in the two bytes you stole for the jump, then jump back inline. I still remember the op code for JUA (jump absolute): 7381. That was back in the early 1980’s on 32 bit microprocessors a decade before the public would see the same. The next year we had 64 bit microprocessors, two decades before the public. There was this guy named Rich Roberts, who unfortunately died at a very early age from a heart attack. He was probably pushing 40 when I was 25. I used to look at him in awe. He wrote the OS pretty much singlehandedly.

    Our dev guys know that if they are struggling to debug tricky code, to just send it to me, and I can usually find the problem in a few minutes. Partially due to fresh eyes and no bias, but I’m fairly fluent at reading code like it was just literature.

  83. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    Now add a comparison like PJP which is a pharmaceutical ETF. Teva is not exactly the cream of the crop.

  84. 3b says:

    Lib give Murph a chance Ok!!!! It’s going to happen!! NJ will be an economic powerhouse again!!! Just you wait!!

  85. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    If Pumps likes something…hit “flush”.

    Give Murphy a chance. All I can say.

  86. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    russian (just trying something)

  87. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    grim – if you’re not too busy, could you unmod my comment at exactly noon? It’s only condiment talk.

  88. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Shaq in on CNBC. His voice is the opposite of a jockey, for obvious reasons. You almost can’t hear him without a good sub-woofer.

  89. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Shaq is a very good businessman. He obtains partial ownership of products he wants to endorse, buys in, does a commercial, and watches the value skyrocket after his endorsement.

  90. Ex-Essex says:

    Shrewd, luxury Mar-a-Lago club is asking the government to to approve its hiring of 40 additional foreign workers to wait tables at what Trump calls the ‘Winter White House.’

    The foreigners need not meet any educational requirement, according to a document the club filed with the Labor Department on July 5th.

    Trump’s club, which charges members $200,000, and where the president golfs frequently while crashing the occasional wedding, said it will pay a minimum of $12.68 per hour.

    The request brings the total of foreign workers sought or hired by Trump’s club to 480 since his June 2015 campaign launch, BuzzFeed reported.

  91. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Usual gang ruining it for everyone else.

    “He had much more ambitious ideas about infrastructure, but he got boxed in by that Heritage gang that hates the federal government,” says one Trump ally from New York. “It’s a shame: He’s a builder, but he’s not getting to build.”

    The Tunnel That Could Break New York – POLITICO
    https://apple.news/AvZqhRC1YR16BMTPOh8EXug

  92. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Of course, takes a positive and makes it a negative. It’s the conservative way.

    Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary’s Cankle fluid. says:
    July 6, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    My investment club used to own TEVA shares about a decade ago. They’ve gone downhill ever since. TEVA is an Israeli company that makes generics. This is hardly an exciting announcement compared with all of the companies that have left NJ in recent years.

  93. No One says:

    Back in the 80s, the only programming schools taught was BASIC. I made a few short programs for my Atari 800 at home, then did some more BASIC on Apple 2s and IBM PCs. I could do the assignments but didn’t think I was especially good at it vs some people I knew. In college around 1989 I had to learn COBOL for one class but it was already way out of date. Thereafter most of my challenging stuff was getting the most out of Excel, or using statistical software. Around 2004/5 I taught myself how to program in R, mostly because if I was going to get some data analysis done I was going to have to do it myself. For a few years I actually wrote some pretty useful internal applications using statistics and graphics commands. But I don’t have the time and patience for that now that I have young assistants to run that stuff for me.

    I’m surprised that my daughter in high school hasn’t had at least a half-semester computer programming (aka “coding”) class as standard.

  94. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    No. Your twisted mind, which can’t see any fault when presented with clear facts, is the negative.

  95. The Great Pumpkin says:

    So hundreds of jobs avg 128,000 is not a good thing. Okay, got it.

  96. Bystander says:

    Figure I would continue with yesterday’s rate humor. They want a PM/BA/UAT Manager/Regulatory SME.

    Here is actual correspondence with recruiter below. Arrogant much?

    Change Manager
    NYC – Capital Markets
    Job requirements

    Ensure changes in laws, rules and regulations are evaluated for impact to relevant reports, plan for implementation of change is developed, implemented and tracked
    Understanding of the enterprise (EDM) standards for data management
    Identify change / implementation risks and ensure they are socialized, remediated and are signed off by the respective stakeholders
    Communicate project risks and go to green plans to business leaders and governance team
    Work with report owners to facilitate implementation of changes
    Release management for OATS reporting (UAT testing, regression testing, test script and BRD technical writing)
    Provide Regulatory Reporting Risk subject matter expertise for Technology & Operations areas
    Develop and maintain relationships with Operations, Technology, Audit, Compliance and other control groups
    Global Banking and Markets process / business knowledge / Equity Securities
    Banking / Markets experience in Operations, Compliance, Audit, Risk or Technology
    Experience managing projects / initiatives
    Experience with application migrations (QA, functionality testing, identifying / prioritizing enhancements)
    Experience analyzing and documenting business processes and developing solutions
    Experience in regulatory reporting processes
    Skilled in developing and executing user acceptance test scripts and defect management
    Critical thinking/analytical skills, challenge mindset
    Strong ability to document information and metrics in a concise, accurate and well-presented manner
    Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships at all levels
    Ability to work within a team environment, prioritize work-load and to adhere to deadlines
    Highly adaptable to change and well organized
    Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
    Able to work as a W2 employee

    Dear XXXX,

    Thank you for your interest. This position is not technical in nature at all. They are looking for a true Change Manager. This role is more Change Management, strategic, solutions driven than project management or business analysis. It has components of those positions but mainly change management focused. Let me not waste your time or mine, the rate for this position is $69/hr. That is the absolute max. If that works for you, I am available to have a discussion. If you are interested, please send me a copy of your resume. Thank you.

  97. No One says:

    Wait, I thought Punkin gets angry when he hears that NJ gives tax breaks to lure companies to HQ in NJ. The report I read said NJ is giving Teva $40m of tax breaks.

  98. No One says:

    Bystander,
    Seems awfully specific. Think it’s a legally mandated job add for an already-employed H1B application?

  99. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    I’m surprised that my daughter in high school hasn’t had at least a half-semester computer programming (aka “coding”) class as standard.

    I took Basic and Pascal in high school. These days, “coding” in high school has devolved into a buzzword. Teachers that have their students code at best have some primitive drag and drop program for 5 year olds that they give to 15 year olds to work with. I used to work with a Chemistry teacher who claimed to be the “tech guru”. He would have his students “code” by doing a logarithm plot in excel.

  100. Very Stable Genius says:

    @funder

    Robert Mueller hired more prosecutors.

    You don’t hire more prosecutors, unless you’re going to prosecute more people.

    Logic. Happy Friday. 🇺🇸

  101. Bystander says:

    No One,

    Not expert on labor law but I don’t think a company is obligated to post job externally. At office, they have to post a physical sign (usually in kitchen area) stating that they are hiring H1b. They might have to post job internally too. I would say that the job specifics are par for course today. What made me laugh was his response to absurd requirements. In other words, we want to have these skills but we don’t want to pay you. Pure arrogance.

  102. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    No One,

    They paid 46 million total in income taxes last quarter. That’s a pretty handsome tax break right there.

  103. 3b says:

    Lib a conservative!!! What a joke!!

  104. The Great Pumpkin says:

    “Populism of both the far right and far left variety is rising, partly in response to the crisis,” Sony Kapoor, managing director of think tank Re-Define, wrote this week. “The electorate is more dissatisfied after what amounts to an almost lost post-crisis decade in which few saw an increase in their real wages, with many more experiencing economic and other forms of insecurity.”

  105. Very Stable Genius says:

    @eugenegu

    Scott Pruitt may be out, but the damage he has done to our planet and our country will last a lifetime.
    Maybe several lifetimes.

  106. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Based on the sum of his positions I have heard on here, he leans to the conservative side. He is not hardcore like others on here, but he leans to the right. Look at his handle, it’s going after a lefty….Enough said.

    3b says:
    July 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    Lib a conservative!!! What a joke!!

  107. 3b says:

    Lib is just plain old common sense,coupled with critical thinking skills.

  108. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    As for THE TUNNEL.
    CC builds it and NJ is on the hook for tens of billions of dollars of overruns.
    Drop Trow Murphy builds it and not only is NJ not responsible for overruns, but they also will not need to pay for the PEW estimated 2,500 illegal Mexicans who will have made their way to NJ each year.

    Now which way makes more sense to the NJ taxpayer you dumb ass?

  109. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    I am actually a centrist that leans left socially. Unlike you, I can think for myself.

  110. grim says:

    You don’t hire more prosecutors, unless you’re going to prosecute more people.

    Or you need more people to do more digging, to find anything, because you haven’t found a damn thing yet.

    The fact that they haven’t found 100x prosecutable offenses on Trump by now is fairly surprising.

  111. 3b says:

    Lib not to mention most NJ residents did not want to pay for it. It only benefits the north Jersey crowd not the majority of residents who work in the state of NJ.

  112. 3b says:

    Grim exactly. This could all be for show.

  113. grim says:

    Mueller’s dug a hole so deep at this point, that if they don’t find dead bodies buried at Bedminster, there is going to be hell to pay. There are probably a dozen people at the FBI who will need to resign.

  114. Very Stable Genius says:

    @GunDeaths

    Real-time U.S. gun violence data, as of 7/5/2018:
    -7,347 gun deaths
    -13,980 gun injuries
    -333 children shot or killed
    -1,407 teenagers shot or killed
    -1,033 armed home invasions
    -895 incidents of defensive gun use
    -863 unintentional shootings
    -163 mass shootings

  115. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I def consider myself a moderate that leans to the left. I have empathy for the bottom, I don’t blame them for their current situation like conservatives do. I’m also for worker rights….worker has no bargaining chip in the negotiation and in order for there to be a fair negotiation, both sides have to have a bargaining chip. Right now it’s all one sided for most. I understand the importance of taxes and the federal govt.

    At the end of the day, I still believe working hard should always be rewarded. Right now it’s not, and I can’t support that. Blaming immigrants for this is bs, it’s the capitalists in charge that have decided to screw over workers by going a cheaper route to raise short term profit. Most of these people are conservatives. They believe in profit over humanity, and that’s where I draw the line.

  116. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Honestly, I don’t think it’s difficult to find dirt on trump. They probably have a real case or trump would have been able to shut the investigation down. The fact that the investigation is still going is the real story. It’s telling.

  117. Ex-Essex says:

    3:04 whatever he’s got it’ll be timed for October.

  118. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumps – you are nothing but a garden variety Northern bigot. Northern bigots don’t care how high minorities get, so long as they don’t get too close. Southern bigots don’t care how close minorities get, so long as they don’t get too high.

    I def consider myself a moderatemoron that leans to the left.

  119. hobojoe says:

    They don’t give very much detail here other than the “median” value has increased; but the properties selling today are nowhere near what was sold back in 2006. Pretty much anything that’s not already 5 floors is torn down and replaced with a slapped together 5-over-1 built-to-the-limits “ultra boutique luxury” development. I’ve seen older 3-story buildings very nicely renovated within the last 2 years torn down and replaced with a built-to-the-lot-line 5-over-1 cookie cutter.

    In 2006 I would guess many of the sales were properties being turned over, the ones selling now are completely different altogether from the ones back then.

    Only 2 NJ towns have home prices above previous peak, Hoboken and Weehawken, according to study of Zillow data. Anybody know the good and bad about this data?

  120. Ex-Essex says:

    Diversity is for those who can’t afford to move.

  121. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Diversity is for those who can’t afford to move big business. Cheap labor is the name of the game.

  122. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Damn it.

    Diversity is for those who can’t afford to move big business. Cheap labor is the name of the game.

  123. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Jesus Christ, my fault.

    Diversity is for those who can’t afford to move big business. Cheap labor is the name of the game.

  124. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Nearly 3AM. joyce – send me another pic. I’ll send you another rejection.

  125. The Great Pumpkin says:

    All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week – The Washington Post
    https://apple.news/AqG8pcdJLTaKxIMSvdM8-CQ

  126. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Surprise: Donald Trump’s Entire Anti-Immigration Agenda Is a Con – Vanity Fair
    https://apple.news/AL1uj3lMXT-OW8_hrOaeQog

  127. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Raise the wages buddy and hire an American….make America great again? No one in their right mind wants to work for 12 dollars an hour and this is proof.

    Remember, if the minimum wage was adjusted for inflation since the 60’s, it should be over 20 dollars by now, but it’s stuck below 9 dollars an hour. 22 years ago I was working for 6 dollars an hour. It almost went nowhere in 22 years.

    Is rent similar value to 22 years ago? A car? A home? I can go on and on. This can’t last in the long term. They are robbing workers blind, aka robbing the long term buying power of the consumer in the economy.

    “President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club has applied for permission to hire 61 foreign workers to serve as waiters and cooks during the winter social season in Palm Beach, Fla., according to data posted this week by the Labor Department.”

    “The postings show that—despite Trump’s insistence that immigration is holding down wages and crowding out native-born American workers—his club believes it cannot find any Americans in South Florida who are qualified to hold two very common restaurant-industry jobs.”

  128. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Aka the only way the current consumer class has kept the economy going with lack of wage growth is through borrowing money. How can this last long term? Just increase borrowing to keep the economy going into infinite?

  129. 1987 Condo says:

    Minimum wage, adjust for CPI, is closer to maybe $12 today, it was $10.90 in 2015

    Your $21 is adjusting for “productivity” based on “Pew” research.

    “Despite periodic increases, the buying power of the federal minimum wage hasn’t kept up with inflation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data show that in 1968, the federal minimum was equivalent to $10.90 in 2015 dollars, “

  130. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    As long as you can buy 3 gallons of gas for less than the minimum wage, things are not very out of whack.

  131. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I love my rental house. I wouldn’t pay $900,000 for it, but I certainly like living here.

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