Jackal Job Search: DNC Contact / Information Bleg

In Balloon Jobs, Bleg by Anne Laurie

A plea from commentor Dog Mom: I work in IT (specifically data), though currently laid off and have been job hunting… My skills fit some jobs at the DNC. I have not worked in politics before and want to talk to some people who have, to get some background and a better idea what to expect from the hiring / interview process. Would you put out a request asking for someone who has some experience and would be willing to trade emails or chat with me? If you can help, …

Balloon Jobs

In Balloon Jobs, Bitter Despair is the New Black, Don't Mourn, Organize by Sarah, Proud and Tall

In the aftermath of The Shittiest Tuesday Ever, two comments struck me most. In the first, someone noted that now, more than ever, besides setting up the circular firing squads, the thing we most need to focus on is our communities, on protecting and preserving what we have and helping those who are going to be fucked over in the next four or eight years (just like Alain and some of you others are already trying to reach out to those in our community who are afraid in these uncertain …

Shameless self promotion thread

In Artists In Our Midst, Balloon Jobs, Free Markets Solve Everything, Organize, Readership Capture, This Town by Sarah, Proud and Tall

I can’t see that we’ve done an Artists in our Midst thread, or a job thread, for quite a while. Then again, I may just be too drunk to find them. Anyway, lets combine the two and have a free thread for Juicers – artists, Etsyists, writers, job seekers, freelancers, businesses seeking workers, community groups seeking assistance, whatever, lurkers more than welcome – to give themselves a plug. [Image – Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) The Pottery Vendor]

Jobapalooza

In Balloon Jobs, Domestic Affairs, Yes We Did by Zandar

Good news, bad news, and great news on today’s jobs numbers.  First the good: U.S. job growth rebounded last month and the unemployment rate dropped to a near seven-year low of 5.4 percent, signs of a pick-up in economic momentum that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to hike interest rates this year. Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 as gains in services sector jobs offset weakness in mining, the Labor Department said on Friday. The one-tenth of a percentage point decline in the unemployment rate to its lowest level since …

Three things to start with

In Balloon Jobs, David Brooks Giving A Seminar At The Aspen Institute, Election 2016, Fools! Overton Window!, Show Us on the Doll Where the Invisible Hand Touched You by Kay

We talked about how some enterprising political party could put together an economic agenda that could include something more than the Earned Income Tax Credit and that agenda might include a discussion about why so many people who should be entitled to overtime pay don’t get any. I started thinking about overtime pay because my middle son, who barely talks at all, went into a long, detailed explanation a couple of weeks ago on why he was working additional shifts and hours and EXACTLY what that means in terms of …

It was no accident

In An Unexamined Scandal, Assholes, Balloon Jobs, Blatant Liars and the Lies They Tell by Kay

We talked about how labor unions have been deliberately targeted for extinction and how that has contributed to wage stagnation and income inequality, but labor unions are just one piece of the puzzle. There’s labor unions and then there’s the state side – government regulations and laws that helped create a middle class. The state side of the equation includes things like minimum wage and family and medical leave and unemployment insurance and laws to protect against discrimination and also overtime. This is overtime: The federal overtime provisions are contained …

Definitely not data

In #notintendedtobeafactualstatement, All we want is life beyond the thunderdome, Balloon Jobs, Open Thread by David Anderson

Kevin Drum last week summarized the most recent monthly jobs’ report: The headline unemployment rate ticked down to 5.9 percent, due to a combination of more employment and more people dropping out of the labor force. However, the labor force participation rate stayed about the same as last month, so this jobs report isn’t primarily about people giving up on looking for work. It’s basically good news. Last Friday, I went out for a couple of beers with my former team to celebrate the final project which I owed them …

Friday open thread and jobs thread

In Balloon Jobs, Because of wow., Crazification Factor, I Reject Your Reality and Substitute My Own, Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Stop Sniffing Glue, Open Thread by Soonergrunt

Lots of stuff for you all to talk about today.  I’m going to SoonerCon this weekend. I can’t go to Comic Con in San Diego this year, although SoonerSon is going.  SoonerDaughter is working a summer job at the NATO School at Oberammergau, Germany, and living with her aunt.  I haven’t been posting for the simple reason that I haven’t really had anything to say. We haven’t had a jobs thread in a long time, so let’s also do one of those.  If you need work, let us know your region …

Time For Another Jobs Thread

In Balloon Jobs by Tom Levenson

This has to be something of a drive-by post, but we haven’t had a jobs thread for too long. Here’s my contribution: MIT’s Hyperstudio is a research group (in my program) working on applications for use in digital humanities. The group is looking for a part time communications person, described as follows: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, Comparative Media Studies/Writing (part-time, 45-50%), to provide outreach and project support to the HyperStudio – Laboratory for Digital Humanities. Will plan and coordinate interactions with educators and developers within and outside of MIT to help them …

Mid-day Balloon-Jobs Thread

In Balloon Jobs, Chelsea Manning, Open Thread, Other by Soonergrunt

We haven’t had one of these in a while.  You all know how it works.  If you need work or know of people who do, post some basic resume/work wanted info and so forth.  If you have work or know of people who do, post that.  Let’s help each other out. As always from me, please check out http:www.usajobs.gov because the US Federal government is a great employer, and we’re still hiring. On a side note, Judge (COL) Lind has approved at least part of the Defense motion to combine …

Mid Afternoon Jobs Thread

In Balloon Jobs by Soonergrunt

The employment situation in the US is looking up, with new unemployment filings down for the third straight week.  This is wonderful news, but some people, including some of our fellow Juicers aren’t there yet, or aren’t where they want to be. If you need a job, or would like to upgrade your current job, let us know in the comments your field and location, and if you know of open or soon-to-be open positions, let us know that information in the thread too.  As always, your first stop on …

Mid-day open thread and Balloon-Jobs thread

In Balloon Jobs, Open Thread by Soonergrunt

It’s cold here.  25 degrees F.   I know it’s colder in other places, but this is Oklahoma.  This is very cold for this part of the country. Cue some dumbass conservative: “It’s cold so climate change isn’t real suckit lib, lol!” It’s been a while since we’ve done a jobs thread.  If you or someone you know needs a job or would like a shot at a better one, let us know in comments.   Similarly, if you know of position that is or soon will be available, let us …