Employment http://wunc.org en Survey Predicts Slow Growth For NC Businesses http://wunc.org/post/survey-predicts-slow-growth-nc-businesses <p>Small business owners in North Carolina are more optimistic about their companies, but hiring remains stagnant.&nbsp; <a href="https://www.pnc.com/webapp/unsec/Requester?resource=/wps/wcm/connect/688b4e804f1d87e89abeff8800e21ae2/EcoOutlk_Spring_2013_NC.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&amp;amp;CACHEID=688b4e804f1d87e89abeff8800e21ae2">A survey</a> released yesterday from PNC Financial says nearly 30 percent of North Carolina businesses report that they are optimistic about their prospects for the next six months.&nbsp; That's up from 15 percent last fall.&nbsp; But PNC economist Mekael Teshome says the state's business outlook reflects the slow growth nationwide. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 13176 at http://wunc.org Women Working More, For Less http://wunc.org/post/women-working-more-less <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina has seen an increase in the number of women who graduate from college and work in managerial and professional positions. The Status of Women in North Carolina </span><a href="http://www.councilforwomen.nc.gov/documents/publications/Status_of_Women_in_NC_Report.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shows some workplace improvements, while also detailing a gender wage gap as well as rise in female poverty and obesity.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 11848 at http://wunc.org Youth Employment Lowest Since WWII http://wunc.org/post/youth-employment-lowest-wwii <p><span>A nnational report shows the number of working teenagers and young adults is at its lowest point in 50 years.&nbsp;<br> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 5708 at http://wunc.org Wage Theft http://wunc.org/post/wage-theft <p>Wage theft has been called "America's silent crime wave." It’s when businesses steal from their employees through a variety of unconscionable methods. Twenty-six percent of low wage workers don't get paid the minimum wage they are entitled to by law. Seventy-six percent of the country's work force doesn't get paid for the over time they work. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:59:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 3800 at http://wunc.org Wage Theft UNC Employees May See Change http://wunc.org/post/unc-employees-may-see-change <p>A possible change to how university employees are classified has the UNC system and employee rights groups bickering.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>About 22,000 employees who work on the UNC system’s 17 campuses are classified in one of two categories. EPA employees are exempt from the state personnel act, SPA employees are not.<br><br>The UNC Board of Governors wants to streamline, and create one category. They say it will allow more local control and create a system that rewards the best employees and allows universities more flexibility in recruitment.<br> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:35:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2889 at http://wunc.org CFO Survey Shows Optimistic Job Market http://wunc.org/post/cfo-survey-shows-optimistic-job-market <p>A global business outlook survey conducted by Duke University shows companies are beginning to hire again.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:&nbsp;</strong> The quarterly Duke University, CFO Magazine Survey paints a much rosier jobs picture than in the past several quarters.&nbsp; John Graham is a Finance professor at Duke and director of the survey.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says Chief Financial Officers are optimistic in 2012.<br> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3070 at http://wunc.org Report Calls for Reform of Economic Incentives http://wunc.org/post/report-calls-reform-economic-incentives <p>Better incentives for economic development are one way to tackle North Carolina's high unemployment rate. That's according to the non-profit North Carolina Budget &amp; Tax Center. Report author Allan Freyer says the state should change how it attracts companies.<br> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 13:55:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3523 at http://wunc.org The Problem With Work http://wunc.org/post/problem-work <p>Economists say the recession is officially over, but many people remain out of work and the unemployed are still feeling the effects of the down economy. But new research suggests that those who never lost their jobs are also still suffering. Some took on twice the responsibilities for no new pay or reduced pay. The effect of that kind of pressure has yet to be studied but experts suspect we will feel the strain at work and at home for years to come.</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:58:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 8179 at http://wunc.org