Click on the picture. Copied from their web page Sunday March 23rd, 2014
Welcome To The Veteran Owned Business Directory
VeteranOwnedBusiness.com is a comprehensive, user friendly directory of small, medium and large businesses owned by veterans, active duty military, reservists and service disabled veterans released on Veteran’s Day 2008. Now Americans in the United States and abroad have an easy way to proudly search for products and services that are unique in the fact that they are all made by, sold by or serviced by United States military veterans!
Is your company owned by a veteran (VOB), active duty military, reservist or service disabled veteran (SDVOSB / DVBE) of the United States Army (USARMY), Air Force (USAF), Marines (USMC), Navy (USN), Coast Guard (USCG) or National Guard? If it is, be sure to get your company’s free listing on our veteran owned business directory. There is no charge to search for service disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned businesses (VOB) and there is no cost to list your business if it is owned by a past or present member of the United States Armed Forces!
via Veteran Owned Business Directory | Veterans Businesses | Free Listings | Owned By United States Military Veterans | Veteran-Owned Member Company | SDVOSB | VOB | DVBE | Service Connected Disabled.
Veteran Owned Business Directory shared a link.Copied from their Facebook pageSunday March 23r, 2014
Veteran Owned Business Directory (nationwide): we are reposting once again because we’ve received several dozen requests from people looking for a list of veteran owned businesses in their state/county/city/zip code (or in a certain industry). We also continue to get numerous contacts about how to add a business. http://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/?mode=geo will take you to our Veteran Owned Business Directory by state (nearly 20,000). Click on each state (then county, city) to view VOBs/SDVOSBs in a specific geographic location. Know of a business not listed? Look for the red “sign up” button on the right side of just about every page! With over 2,000 categories, we’ve yet to have a new member add their company’s profile that didn’t fit at least one category. Please be sure to share with those who want to show support for our veterans… and also any business you know owned by a veteran, active duty military member, service disabled veteran, reservist and military spouse. Thank you for your support!
40 Percent Of U.S. Workers Make Less Than What A Full-Time Minimum Wage Worker Made In 1968
By Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse Blog, August 6, 2013
Are American workers paid enough? That is a topic that is endlessly debated all across this great land of ours. Unfortunately, what pretty much everyone can agree on is that American workers are not making as much as they used to after you account for inflation. Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the United States was $1.60 an hour. That sounds very small, but after you account for inflation a very different picture emerges. Using the inflation calculatorthat the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides, $1.60 in 1968 is equivalent to $10.74 today.And of course the official government inflation numbers have been heavily manipulated to make inflation look much lower than it actually is, so the number for today should actually be substantially higher than $10.74, but for purposes of this article we will use $10.74. If you were to work a full-time job at $10.74 an hour for a full year (with two weeks off for vacation), you would make about $21,480 for the year. That isn’t a lot of money, but according to the Social Security Administration, 40.28%of all workers make less than $20,000 a year in America today. So that means that more than 40 percent of all U.S. workers actually make less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968. That is how far we have fallen.The other day I wrote an article which discussed the transition that we are witnessing in our economy right now. Good paying full-time jobs are disappearing, and they are being replaced by low paying part-time jobs. So far this year, 76.7 percent of the jobs that have been “created” in the U.S. economy have been part-time jobs.That would be depressing enough, but what makes it worse is that wages for many of these low paying jobs have actually been declining over the past decade even as the cost of living keeps going up. The following is from a recent USA Today article…
In the years between 2002 and 2012, real median wages dropped by at least 5% in five of the top 10 low-wage jobs, including food preparers and housekeepers.
So where have the good jobs gone?
Well, there are three long-term trends that are absolutely crushing American workers right now.
First of all, thanks to our very foolish politicians American workers have been merged into a global labor pool where they must directly compete for jobs with workers on the other side of the planet that live in countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages. This has resulted in millions upon millions of good jobs leaving this country. Big corporations can pad their profits by taking a job from an American worker making $15 an hour with benefits and giving it to a worker on the other side of the globe that is willing to work for less than a dollar an hour with no benefits. Our politicians could do something about this, but they refuse to do so. Most of them are absolutely married to the idea of a one world economic system that will unite the globe. Unfortunately, the U.S. economy is going to continue to lose tens of thousands of businesses and millions upon millions of jobs to this one world economic system.
Secondly, big corporations are replacing as many expensive workers with machines, computers and robots as they possibly can. As technology continues to advance at a blistering pace, the need for workers (especially low-skilled workers) will continue to decrease. Unfortunately, the jobs that are being lost to technology are not coming back any time soon.
Thirdly, the overall U.S. economy has been steadily declining for more than a decade. If you doubt this, just read this article. As our economy continues to get weaker, the lack of jobs is going to become a bigger and bigger problem.