?A Labor Day with no jobs
Labor Day is a day that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. This year, many people had to celebrate while knowing they don't even have a job. With the national unemployment rate holding steady at 9.1% - where are the jobs? Where some industries have been seeing an increase in jobs, others have been seeing a decrease, creating a sort of stalemate in the workforce. At a time millions of Americans need a job- employers are playing a hiring waiting game.
On this Labor Day, 14,000,000 American's are currently unemployed.
"The people that have jobs now, should be very grateful of the fact that they have managed to avoid the layoffs that a lot their peers have had to go through." Says Michael Veh, Workforce Development Manager at The Source.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 6,000,000 American's have been jobless for 27 weeks or longer and 977,000workers are considered to be 'Discouraged workers' meaning, they've given up on the job search and are not counted as unemployed.
?iPhone 5 Assembly Reportedly Begins
Apple manufacturers have begun assembling the iPhone 5 in preparation for an October launch, it has been claimed.
According to Macotakara, a Chinese source has reported that Foxconn and Pegatron have begun assembling the iPhone 5 in preparation for an early October launch in the US and a late October launch for Asia. Timescales for other territories are not mentioned.
The report also claims that the units, once assembled, are not being boxed up. This is because Apple is not ready to install iOS 5 on them yet, so presumably this will happen at a later date.
We heard back in early August that Apple had ordered 10 million iPhone 5s from Pegatron and that the company would begin shipping them to Apple in September, which fits in with the latest reports. A photograph taken at a plant belonging to Wintek in mid-August was claimed to show an iPhone 5 production line.
Components for the iPhone 5 went into production in July , Digitimes reported, and since then there have been several mystery components that could be for the iPhone 5 or perhaps an iPhone 4S spotted in circulation.
thSep. 7, 2011