All Blog Posts Tagged 'Obama' (12)

CBO: $10 Minimum Wage A Mixed Bag

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report presenting mixed reviews for President Obama’s key initiative of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. On the…


Added by Scott Sargis on March 12, 2014 at 8:51am — 8 Comments

From Business School to President

Okay. So only two people have actually gone from b-school to the President of the United States: George W. Bush got his MBA from Harvard Business School and John F.…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 20, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

President Obama- Newest LinkedIn Member!


President Obama now on LinkedIn! Ten short days ago the white house invited LinkedIn to host the President in a town-hall style presentation and Q & A; yesterday it became a reality. The President was seeking out unique ways to promote his up coming job bill, The American Jobs Act. President Obama believes “we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis – we need to rebuild the economy the American way,… Continue

Added by Emily Eastman on September 29, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

The Return of Hope

Remember all those t-shirts and bumper stickers that had Obama’s face and simply said the word “Hope?” One might say he was elected because of that one word or emotion. Considering the state of our stock market, real estate and job markets at the time of the election, it made sense to elect the candidate that gave us the most hope. What happened to all that…


Added by David Jacks on October 22, 2010 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Advice to the Obama administration

The Obama administration will face an uphill battle delivering its promises on job growth. Replacing the 7.2 million jobs lost since 2007, will not be an easy task.

This battle becomes more complicated especially when the administration members take counterproductive measures, such as those taken by Lisa Jackson, chief of the Environmental Protective Agency. Jackson outlined a set of new smog reduction rules which will place a burden of $90 billion on private job… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on January 12, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Unemployment and the Government: Which is worse?

Unemployment is a mounting issue that continue to steal the headlines of papers and blogs across the nation, and the world for that matter. Jobs being lost, outsourced or simply disappearing overnight are every day events. Plants shutting down, companies closing their doors, and the most financially stable name brands we grew up with calling it quits are on the tips of our tongue. So how do we address this? The free markets that we have come to understand are the driving forces of the western… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on October 9, 2009 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

Heroes of the Economic Recovery

Yesterday I received my copy if the Inc 500 issue in the mail. Inc magazine is in my opinion the best publication dedicated to entrepreneurship. As I read the introduction it occurred to me that the CEOs of the companies on this list are today’s heroes.

There are other role models, and other inspiring figures from Obama to Lance Armstrong to Steve Jobs but who is really going to create the most jobs over the next few years. Who is manufacturing their products here in America and who… Continue

Added by David Jacks on August 24, 2009 at 11:06am — No Comments

Enough Negative News

Enough Negative News

Don Schmitz / Human Resource Staffing

The news focuses on gloom and doom and I’ve heard enough negatives. So let’s add a bit of healthy skepticism to counter all the negative forces. Where can we expect the new jobs to come from in the future? With unemployment in Minnesota at 6% and national unemployment of 6.5% sure to go higher, everyone wonders, “Will I have a job tomorrow?”

According to the state of Minnesota, the medical device sector… Continue

Added by Don Schmitz on April 21, 2009 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Millions of Jobs to be "Created," Will We Get To Help?

I keep hearing that the current Obama administration is claiming they will create up to 3 million jobs within the next year or two. My question is, “how much of that pie can we expect to serve?”

If it’s mostly government jobs that are created, then we might miss out. If it’s private sector jobs that are created, then we could be in for a wild ride. I’m curious what others think? Which direction do you think this is headed and will we have the opportunity to be a part of… Continue

Added by Kevin Panet on January 29, 2009 at 4:15am — 2 Comments

Government & Military Jobs Thrive As Obama Takes Office

In a time when many industries are declining as a result of the poor economic conditions, it appears as though Government & Military jobs are continuing to thrive. According to the December 2008 Milgram Report, this industry experienced a 33.63% increase in the number of jobs in December 2008 when compared the number of jobs posted in November 2008.

On the flip side, the report indicated that Military & Government Resumes… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 22, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

What's there to be Thankful for in a Recession

This was posted as my first blog at though belated I wanted to share it with the RBC community.

What’s there to be Thankful about during a recession?

For starter’s Thanksgiving is an American Holiday and it is OK to wish someone a Happy Thanksgiving regardless of their religion or race; there is nothing offensive or politically incorrect about saying Happy Thanksgiving. In fact, in the last week many people have said “Have a Happy Holiday”… Continue

Added by David Jacks on December 6, 2008 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Barack and Hillary on LinkedIn

Maybe everyone in the world knows this already, but it was just passed on to me this week-end. Barack and Hillary, yes, the democratic candidates for president, are on LinkedIn. I also noted that if you are a member of TopLinked, one of the groups within LinkedIn, you can send an invite to Barack to be networked with him. I don't know if anyone replies to the invites, I am sure it is not Barack sitting at his computer replying to the invites, but would be nice to be Linked with… Continue

Added by Sherry Junker on May 27, 2008 at 3:28pm — No Comments

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