jobs http://wrkf.org en Insight: Baton Rouge 'Beyond Shovel Ready' http://wrkf.org/post/insight-baton-rouge-beyond-shovel-ready <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 20px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 20px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">The Brookings Institution's latest analysis of metro economic data, <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/infrastructure-jobs#/M10420">"The Extent and Impact of U.S. Infrastructure jobs,"</a> focuses on infrastructure employment for the first time.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 20px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">The Baton Rouge area is ranked 15th nationally for the share of overall employment made up by infrastructure jobs.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:45:33 +0000 Amy Jeffries 26651 at http://wrkf.org Insight: Baton Rouge 'Beyond Shovel Ready' Jobs Pitchman Takes Labor Department's Show On the Road http://wrkf.org/post/jobs-pitchman-takes-labor-departments-show-road Tom Perez is having fun at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. He sits in a Corvette, climbs into a new pickup truck, and gamely poses for pictures next to a $140,000 Dodge Viper.<p>"Any federal employee who's driving a Dodge Viper either has a really good spouse, a really good inheritance or needs to be investigated by the inspector general," he jokes.<p>Perez, 52, became the Obama administration's labor secretary in July, and he's one of a parade of administration officials to stop by the auto show this week. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:26:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 21345 at http://wrkf.org Jobs Pitchman Takes Labor Department's Show On the Road When It Comes To Jobs, Not All Small Businesses Make It Big http://wrkf.org/post/when-it-comes-jobs-not-all-small-businesses-make-it-big <em>Part of a series about small businesses in America</em><p>When it comes to job creation, politicians talk about small businesses as the engines of the U.S. economy. It's been a familiar refrain among politicians from both major parties for years.<p>But it obscures the economic reality. It makes a nice slogan, but it's not really accurate to say that small businesses produce most of the nation's new jobs, says John Haltiwanger, an economics professor at the University of Maryland.<p>"I'm kind of tired of people saying that," says Haltiwanger. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:56:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 17274 at http://wrkf.org When It Comes To Jobs, Not All Small Businesses Make It Big