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“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 235,000 in February”

In Everyday Living, Government, Lists, Opinions, Opportunities, Uncategorized on March 10, 2017 at 9:30 am

It’s tough believing the news that comes out of Wonderland these days, but if you do, this is another burst of “good news.”

According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 235,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

“Employment gains occurred in construction, private educational services, manufacturing, health care, and mining.”

We’re hoping this is not “fake news.”

You can bet these new jobs are not the high paying jobs in state or federal government (legislators, etc.).

“A number of the nation’s lowest paying jobs are quite common. The number of people working as cashiers is well over 1 million, as is the number of people working as cooks. In fact, all but five of the 25 lowest paying full-time occupations employ more than 100,000 people nationwide.

“Minimum wage laws have a major impact on low-wage workers, especially in states with relatively high concentrations of low-wage occupations. Most of the highest paying states for these jobs are states with the highest minimum wages.

“Kohli observed that in some of these jobs, women make up an outsized share of employment. In 18 of the 25 lowest paying jobs, the share of employees who are women exceeds the national average percentage of 44.3%

“These are the lowest paying jobs in America.”24/7 Wall St.

At the bottom are counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop; dishwashers; combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food; cashiers and food preparation workers.

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Today’s news – Friday, March 10, 2017

In Uncategorized on March 10, 2017 at 5:29 am

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Quote for today … “When it comes to private individual insurance, … AARP estimates ‘that the bill’s changes to current law’s tax credits could increase premium costs for a 55-year old earning $25,000 by more than $2,300 a year. For a 64-year old earning $25,000 that increase rises to more than $4,400 a year, and more than $5,800 for a 64-year old earning $15,000.'”Fortune Magazine article [Click here to read AARP’s letter to Congress.

Another quote for today … Get all the people that are collecting welfare that are capable OR Bring back the chain gangs. Im tired of paying for all these extra’s.” – Comment following this Lancaster Online article: PennDOT needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads in Pennsylvania.”

  • Here’s another idea. | Let’s start enforcing litter laws with high fines and prison time so the violators can be on the chain gangs the above commenter wants to see.

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asparagusSpring and Asparagus just go together. These perennial plants sprout their flavorful stalks as soon as the weather begins to warm. Late March and early April will be the peak season for fresh Asparagus from certified organic farms in California. The spear sizes are medium to large in thickness – ideal for most all kinds of preparations.” – Best produce – fruits and vergetables – photos, information and recipe ideas come from the Produce Geek.

  • A facebook string begins with “I am looking for a 3 to 4 bedroom asap ….my home is full of mold…its makin my children sick …..my landlord will not fix it .…the roof is about to fall in soon …..i have money dnt need that kind of help….please help me locate a private landlord or someone who can help me ……thank you a columbian resident 30 years” – NOTE:  Report the unsafe conditions to the Borough’s Codes enforcement people.
  • Hoops anyone? TONIGHT: Columbia’s boy’s basketball team travels to Johnstown to play Central Cambria to start its quest as state playoffs. Meanwhile, the Tide’s girls take on Philadelphia West Catholic in Philly.

harness the windColumbia Crossing facebook page

  • It’s gratifying, rewarding and interesting to see the continued infusion of opinions and ideas shared in the letters-to-the-editor (another full page of them in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster). Reading them sometimes gives us shudders as we try to grapple with the logic that some folks refer to as facts. H-m-m-m. Polarized nation, indeed.

awesome idea

  • Economic development idea in Marietta | “Marietta WORKSPACE is a shared work setting where members will enjoy access to open office space, internet connection, printing, coffee, and a common conference room.”
  • Why not here???? Hotel Locust?

mermaidCome On Under The Sea with the CHS Theatre Department as they proudly present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”
Performances:
Thursday, March 16th at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 17th at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Tickets are available at the door. Seating is general admission.
$6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students/senior citizens.