NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Janet Yellen has her work cut out for her. The nominee for head of the Federal Reserve will take over the central bank at a time that is extremely different than most others have faced, said TheStreet's Joe Deaux.

Brian Barnier of ValueBridge Advisors agreed, saying Yellen will have to guide, lead and encourage her colleagues on key issues such as unemployment. However, there's been a problem with the corporate earnings reports: Companies can't seem to grow sales but have been producing record profits, he said.

Since 1995, the trend for revenue is far above its average and that disconnect between earnings and revenue is incredibly wide, he added. It shows that more companies are putting higher workloads on employees as jobs are slashed, while also relying more heavily on part-time workers.

When asked if there was anything the Fed could do, Barnier concluded that it depends on how it looks at unemployment and if it will make any structural changes to the way true employment is viewed.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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