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If the nation's employers have to ship jobs overseas for lack of talent, they'll have no one to blame but themselves.
By Nina Easton, senior editor
FORTUNE -- America has a jobs crisis. Not the one that dropped out of the clouds of the Great Recession. A second, less noticed employment problem is unfolding -- and it's all about job-ready skills, or in our case, the lack of them. The likely MORENov 13, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Despite promising signs earlier this year, America's jobless picture today is actually worse than many us thought. By Nin-Hai TsengNin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Jul 6, 2012 12:12 PM ET
Ohio's John Kasich has been called a union buster, a conservative hardliner, and a Tea Party paragon. But it's a lot harder to pin him down when it comes to bringing jobs back to his home state.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich's first public appearance with his party's presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, spawned something of an awkward moment. During the late April visit MOREJun 3, 2012 11:30 AM ET
Mark Kvamme left a lucrative gig funding startups for a post as Ohio's jobs czar. His simple goal: to help a million people.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- Mark Kvamme has this crowd rapt, and he isn't even speaking. We're in a cavernous Italian restaurant called Mr. Anthony's on the outskirts of Youngstown, Ohio, and the lunchtime audience is filled with members of the local chamber of commerce. He has MOREJun 3, 2012 11:30 AM ET
A new survey says graduates of the nation's top b-school aren't entirely optimistic, but they have some pretty solid ideas about how to get Americans back to work.
By Nina Easton, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- 'Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country," President Obama dramatically implored business leaders in his State of the Union address, "and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed."
In MOREFeb 15, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The U.S. unemployment crisis is urgent, but there's no quick fix for what's wrong with it.
By Becky Quick, contributor
FORTUNE -- Now that President Obama has unveiled his jobs bill, the critics are busy picking apart the details. But it's the details that aren't included in the plan that have those in the know most concerned. If passed by Congress (and that's a big if), the plan may offer some short-term MOREOct 4, 2011 5:00 AM ET
It's been a tough slog coming out of the Great Recession. As for a double dip, consider this: We've had only three in 160 years. Here's a look at how this recovery compares with recessions past.
By Nicolas Rapp and Katie Benner
Reporter associate: Doris Burke
Note: Recovery of GDP growth rates is based on real GDP adjusted for inflation. Employment is seasonally adjusted.
Sources: Bureau of Economic Research; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Bureau MOREAug 18, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Add stagnant wages to a list of woes hitting American families struggling for a life that was better than their parents had.
FORTUNE -- A key tenet of the American Dream is that each generation will do better than the last. That principle was severely shaken by the Great Recession. Most of the blame rested on the housing crisis, which forced families out of homes they couldn't afford. Now a new MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Jul 26, 2011 12:26 PM ET
Heeding the call that outsourcing is not always the best bet, big companies are taking notice and re-shoring operations.
By Elizabeth G. Olson, contributor
FORTUNE -- Retired machine tools salesman and executive Harry Moser grew up in Elizabeth N.J., home of the sprawling Singer sewing machine factory. His father and grandfather spent their careers at Singer, the former in management and the latter as a foreman on the factory floor.
"In my day, MOREJul 22, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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