Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Adding Up the Costs of Bullying in the Workplace



VOA Learning English Video: Adding Up the Costs of Bullying in the Workplace

President Obama held a White House conference in March to discuss ways to prevent bullying in school. But bullying is a problem not just among young people. Workplace bullying can involve threats, baseless criticism, discrimination and favoring some employees unfairly over others...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

1590 KLIV The Economy & Silicon Valley: Job Fair

1590 KLIV The Economy & Silicon Valley: a Mponday-Friday 5 minute radio series which features interviews with local business people, focusing on Silicon Valley's economy.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Young Workers in US Face Dire Labor Market



VOAVideo: Young Workers in US Face Dire Labor Market

The labor market in the United States is starting to show signs of recovery, but for many young workers the recovery is not happening fast enough. Although the national unemployment rate is now the lowest it has been in two years, one study suggests the job prospects for 16 to 24-year-olds remains grim. Mil Arcega has more.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Americans Feeling the Pinch from Inflation



VOAVideo: Americans Feeling the Pinch from Inflation

VOANews: Americans Feeling the Pinch from Inflation


Inflation is hitting U.S. consumers hard. The last era of severe inflation was in the 1970s, when prices and wages spiraled upward. This time, while the official inflation rate is still relatively moderate, wages are stagnating and prices for essentials like food and fuel are rising.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day!



uscitizenpod: GO GREEN with USPS Stamps on YouTube

uscitizenpod: GO GREEN with USPS stamps on Flickr In honor of Earth Day 2011 and in celebration of the new USPS GO GREEN Forever stamp series, US Citizenship Podcast presents a collection of stamps reflecting America's ongoing commitment to make EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY!

ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Earth Day Earth Day is an annual event that aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for our environment. It was founded in 1969 by peace activist John McConnell. He introduced the idea of a global holiday called "Earth Day" at a UN conference on the environment in 1969. DOWNLOADS:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Top 10 List: Where the Jobs Are

Top 10 List: Where the Jobs Are By CECILIA CAPUZZI SIMON, NYTimes

Retooling for the nation’s fastest-growing fields, be you a G.E.D., B.S., M.A., Ph.D. or M.D.

1. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER
2. NETWORK SYSTEMS AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST
3. HOME HEALTH AIDE
4. PERSONAL AND HOME CARE AIDE
5. FINANCIAL EXAMINER
6. MEDICAL SCIENTIST
7. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
8. SKIN CARE SPECIALIST
9. BIOCHEMIST AND BIOPHYSICIST
10. ATHLETIC TRAINER

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Obama Unveils Budget Proposal



VOAVideo: Obama Unveils Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama has unveiled his proposal for reducing the U.S. national debt and federal deficit during the coming years. As VOA's Kent Klein reports from the White House, the president says says Americans' shared sacrifice will lead to shared prosperity.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Global Recovery Gaining Strength But Risks Remain



VOAVideo: Global Recovery Gaining Strength But Risks Remain
The global economy is gaining strength, but the International Monetary Fund says Europe's debt woes, inflation in emerging markets, surging oil prices and turmoil in the Middle East remain a threat to the global recovery. Mil Arcega reports.

Monday, April 11, 2011

ESL Podcast 672 – Asking for More Time

ESL Podcast 672 – Asking for More Time

Are you late finishing your project at work? Did you not have time to complete your homework at school? No problem! You can ask for more time after listening to this episode. Download Podcast

Sunday, April 3, 2011

US Jobless Rate Falls to Two-Year Low



VOAVideo: US Jobless Rate Falls to Two-Year Low More signs that the world's largest economy is on the mend: The U.S. Labor Department reported private employers hired more than 200,000 new workers last month. That sent the nation's unemployment rate to 8.8 percent, the lowest level in two years.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Obama Enters 2012 Race on Good News About Jobs

VOA Learning English: Obama Enters 2012 Race on Good News About Jobs

US has gained 1.5 million jobs in the last 12 months, but high oil prices could harm the recovery ECONOMICS REPORT (download mp3)