NEW DELHI: The government looks to overhaul its city gas distribution policy to clear major hurdles holding back expansion of piped cooking gas in the country. The government has started work on reviewing rules, which companies say need to be changed to encourage them to take up gas distribution in cities and set up gas stations on highways without time-consuming procedures and unnecessary costs.
Before Sumir Meghani and Saureen Shah became Google engineers, they dipped their toes into much smaller ventures. Meghani was raised by two small business owners, and Shah used to be a McDonald's cashier.
19% of Small Businesses Reduced Employees Because of Obamacare
CNBC asks and answers the question Will Obamacare Hurt Jobs? It's Already Happening, Poll Finds
Small business owners' fear of the effect of the new health-care reform law on their bottom line is prompting many to hold off on hiring and even to shed jobs in some cases, a recent poll found.
A Gallup random dial poll of 607 small businesses conducted November 12-16 2012 asked the question "Over the next 12 months, do you expect the overall number of job positions at your company to increase a lot, increase a little, stay the same, decrease a little, or decrease a lot?"
The net survey results show Small-Business Owners' Hiring Intentions Plunge.
The BLS Glossary defines full-time workers as "Persons who work 35 hours or more per week".
For monthly reporting, the BLS defines part-time as "those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week". With that wording, I am not precisely sure where 34.1 or 34.5 hours fit.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will release their April survey on Tuesday, June 14th. Here is a pre-release of the employment results from NFIB: NFIB Jobs Statement: On Main Street, Job Creation is Collapsing“After solid job gains early in the year, progress has slowed to a trickle ... meaningful job creation on Main Street has collapsed....
David Leonhardt delivers some bad news from the jobs report:
Businesses may be getting more confident, but they are far from wildly optimistic. The average work week in the private sector remained 34.3 hours in April, unchanged over the past three months. If businesses were on the verge of a hiring boom, an increase in the work week would be a leading indicator (given that companies often give their existing employees more work before adding new ones).