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Economy: Jobs / Seasonal Workers / Obama #984879

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 05, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Labor Department statistics on jobs created and unemployment cited.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Signs the jobs picture is improving examined; details given about the areas where there is hiring. [President OBAMA - talks about private sector job growth.] [LEGO Systems, Inc. brand relations director Michael McNALLY†- says we have to bring more people in.] [Economic Cycle Research Institute Lakshman ACHUTHAN†- says the double dip recession is not going to happen.] [Laid-off Scott BARKLEY‡- comments.] Viewer comment on the employment figures discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Mark Strassmann) The hope for seasonal workers that their temporary jobs will become permanent featured; hiring statistics for Best Buy, Macy’s, Kohl’s and UPS and survey on projected permanent job offers cited. [UPS employee Kevin REAGOR††, Sur La Table seasonal employee Meredith MOON††- comment.] [Emory University labor economist Thomas SMITH†- says hopefully this will transition into more full-time jobs and a lower unemployment rate.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The battle in Congress over extending unemployment benefits noted.

Couric, Katie;
Mason, Anthony;
Strassmann, Mark

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