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Blue-Collar Career Site Jobcase Raises $100M to Advocate for Workers

“Jobcase says its site is one of the largest destinations for job search and career advice” writes Brian Dowling for xconomy.com. The social-media jobs platform Jobcase is raking in $100 million in growth funding to expand its blue-collar-oriented workforce site into a place where employees not only can host their qualifications but also can organize and advocate for better treatment from employers. Source: xconomy.com

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3 big trends causing the scarcity

“And blue-collar jobs, in particular, are experiencing an acute worker shortage” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Other possible “deterrents” from blue-collar occupations the general stigma that blue-collar jobs are perceived to be for less educated people, immigration policy changes, the rise of technology.And as the economy has been expanding since the recession, the number of jobs has increased without the workers to fill the positions. Source: aol.com

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The U.S. is currently dealing with a tight labor market — and the blue-collar sector in particular is experiencing an acute worker shortage.

“And blue-collar jobs, in particular, are experiencing an acute worker shortage” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Other possible “deterrents” from blue-collar occupations the general stigma that blue-collar jobs are perceived to be for less educated people, immigration policy changes, the rise of technology.And as the economy has been expanding since the recession, the number of jobs has increased without the workers to fill the positions. Source: aol.com

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Japan aims to open door wider for foreign blue-collar workers in a controversial shift

“Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved draft legislation on Friday to open the door to more overseas blue-collar workers in sectors grappling with labour shortages, a controversial policy shift in immigration-shy Japan” writes Toshifumi Kitamura for cnbc.com. “I think this is a de facto shift to an immigration policy,” Hidenori Sakanaka, a former head of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau, told Reuters.Japan’s immigration debate is heating up even as U.S. President Donald Trump puts the topic front and center for next week’s Congressional midterm elections. Source: cnbc.com

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Under Trump, the jobs boom has finally reached blue-collar workers. Will it last?

“In the past year, the economy has added 656,000 blue-collar jobs, compared to 1.7 million added in the services sector” writes Andrew Van Dam for washingtonpost.com. While some might cheer the revival of blue collar jobs, others are trying to chart a different future. “There are manufacturing jobs available right now, but young people have moved on.Blue-collar jobs are growing at their fastest rate in more than 30 years, helping fuel a hiring boom in many small towns and rural areas that are strong supporters of President Trump ahead of…

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Poll finds blue collar workers optimistic about their jobs, dour about politics

“A majority of the workers said they would recommend their jobs to friends and family members as something that has value and virtue in their lives and in their communities” writes Ap Photo Keith for washingtonexaminer.com. The pattern: positivity for their lives and livelihoods and negativity toward national politics. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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