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June 1, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 10


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Analysis
Jobs Continue to Evaporate, but the Impact Isn't Felt Evenly Throughout Society

OCEAN user group president stresses the importance of acquiring current job skills.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

April was not a kind month for Americans. The unemployment rate rose from 8.5 to 8.9 percent in the course of four weeks, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since the recession began in December 2007, some 5.7 million American jobs have been lost. Job losses continued at a sharp rate in April across all major private-sector industries. In one month alone, 611,000 Americans were bumped into unemployment lines.


Featured News
IBM to Make Available up to $5 Billion to Accelerate Smart Infrastructure Initiatives Globally

Written by IBM Corporation

IBM announced last week it is making up to $3 billion available to finance IT initiatives in key economic stimulus projects in Europe and Asia-Pacific through IBM Global Financing. Today's announcement follows the availability of up to $2 billion announced on April 30 to help jump start U.S. economic stimulus programs.


Most Popular MC Press Books

Top 10 Best-Selling Titles for May 2009

  1. The IBM i Programmer's Guide to PHP
  2. Complete CL, Fifth Edition
  3. IBM System i APIs at Work, Second Edition
  4. The Remote System Explorer
  5. The Modern RPG IV Language, Fourth Edition
  6. HTML for the Business Developer
  7. Free Format RPG IV
  8. SQL for eServer i5 and iSeries
  9. SQL Built-In Functions and Stored Procedures
  10. e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web applications with RPG


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