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  • Free Trade, Fair Trade, and the Question of the Year

    06/22/2018 6:45:31 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 22, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    International trade has always been in the news. Business reporters talk about a trade deficit, politicians wail about jobs being exported overseas, and every so often, the government signs a new free trade agreement or trade promotion agreement (they are different things) with one or two or a hundred faraway countries. But despite all this, international trade policy has not been at the forefront of the news cycle in a generation; not since the US-Canada Free Trade Agreement was voided 25 years ago, to be replaced by NAFTA, a three-party FTA between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Thanks to...
  • Chinese garment manufacturer hiring in Little Rock; Clothing maker began production in January

    06/22/2018 2:20:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Talk Business & Politics ^ | June 22, 2018 | Wesley Brown
    Chinese clothing maker that signed one of several deals with Gov. Asa Hutchinson to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. has begun production and posted “help wanted” signs on its newly-created website to fill vacancies at its new Little Rock port location. According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and Little Rock Pork Authority (LRPA) officials, the Arkansas affiliate of Chinese sport apparel manufacturer Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company began production goods for Adidas in January – just short of the company’s goal to jumpstart the Central Arkansas facility in late 2017. In a ceremony at the State Capitol...
  • Dollar General Commences Hiring Spree of 7,000 People to Support Growth (Management in 44 states)

    06/22/2018 2:03:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    And Now U Know ^ | June 21, 2018 | Jessica Donnell
    GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - Dollar General is looking to make a dollar go a long way, quite literally. The company is revving up for a 7,000 person hiring spree over the course of the next 10 days, with management roles to fill in 44 states, to boost the organization’s continued growth—an initiative that supports its FY 2018 plans. The positions range from roles at retail operations to those at distribution centers and corporate and can be found online here. “It’s an exciting time to join Dollar General as we seek qualified candidates to support our tremendous growth,” said Bob Ravener, Executive...
  • Winchester 8 Gauge Industrial Shotguns

    06/22/2018 6:46:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | 22 June, 2018 | Hrachya H
    Industrial shotguns have been in use for a very long time, however, this is a category of firearms that is mostly unknown to firearm enthusiasts. I decided to write this short article to tell about the industrial shotguns and their use on the example of currently produced 8 gauge Winchester industrial shotguns.Winchester “Ringblaster” Industrial Tool When you think about industrial guns you probably imagine a nail gun or something like that. That is arguably the most known alternative use of firearms. However, there are big bore industrial shotguns that are designed to be used in industries such as steel...
  • S. Korea to begins sales of farmed bluefin tuna

    06/22/2018 12:21:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | June 22, 2018
    Sushi lovers in South Korea will be able to taste a new breed of tuna in local restaurants and gourmet shops as farm-bred bluefin tuna is coming to the market this year, the fisheries ministry said Friday. Local fishermen have tried to cultivate bluefin, one of the most popular fish with its rich red meat, to meet the high demand, but their efforts were fraught with challenges like typhoons and cold winters. After a lot of trial and error over the past decade, Hongjin Fishing Association said it succeeded in growing bluefin tuna in a pen in waters off Tongyeong,...
  • Sweden Election: Anti-Immigration, Anti-EU Sweden Democrats Get Substantial Lead In New Poll

    06/21/2018 8:49:56 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The outsider party of Swedish politics, the Sweden Democrats, got some good news this week. A "You Gov" poll showed them at 28.5 percent support, that's 6.5 percent more than the Social Democrats who currently lead a coalition government after picking up 31 percent of the vote in the 2014 election. If this trend continues into the election, the Sweden Democrats will emerge as the largest single party with around 100-105 seats in the 349 seat Parliament. Voters in Sweden will go to the polls on September 9th to elect the new makeup of their Parliament (the Riksdag). The Sweden...
  • The Top 15 Companies Hiring for $100K+ Jobs Right Now

    06/21/2018 1:42:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Money Magazine ^ | June 13, 2018 | Julia Glum
    If you’re on the hunt for a six-figure job — and who isn’t? — you might want to send your resume over to Deloitte Digital, Amazon or Cynet Systems. Those companies have been hiring for a bevy of high-paying gigs over the past six months, according to data provided to MONEY by job search site Ladders. Since the start of the year, Deloitte Digital, Amazon and Cynet Systems have each sought out to fill more than 5,500 positions with starting salaries of $100,000 or more. And they all have something in common: They’re linked to the tech industry, which Ladders...
  • Paycom hiring event touts 100 open jobs (Oklahoma software jobs)

    06/21/2018 12:42:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Edmond Sun ^ | June 20, 2018 | Special to the Sun
    Paycom will host its second hiring event of 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 28, at Hilton Garden Inn at 2833 Conference Drive in Edmond. Paycom is considered a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software. Candidates attending Paycom’s hiring event can meet with the technology company’s recruiters and hiring managers and interview on-site for more than 100 open positions in the departments of client services, new client setup, benefits administration and more. All roles offer enhanced compensation packages and are located at the Oklahoma City corporate headquarters at Rockwell and Memorial Road. Requirements for most...
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot gets $150M funding increase; hiring 100-plus (Pennsylvania)

    06/21/2018 12:14:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times Leader ^ | June 20, 2018 | Bill O'Boyle
    TOBYHANNA — More than 100 new jobs are coming to the Tobyhanna Army Depot thanks to a $150 million increase in spending during federal fiscal year 2019 on WIN-T work — the development and maintenance of the Army’s most modern communications systems. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Wednesday the move represents a long-term shift from reliance on private defense firms to Tobyhanna. Tobyhanna Army Depot will conduct a job fair Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing, Building 333, General Lemnitzer Street. “As a result of the increase in workload, we are hiring and are...
  • Concord call center hiring 550 people (North Carolina) [with poll to FReep]

    06/20/2018 11:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    A Colorado-based company is hiring 550 people for its Concord call center. TTEC (NASDAQ: TTEC), formerly TeleTech, plans to hold a job fair for the positions Tuesday, June 26, at the Concord offices, 4601 Corporate Drive NW. A press release from TTEC describes the company as a leading global customer experience technology and services provider focused exclusively on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative solutions for many of the world’s most iconic and disruptive brands. This event at the Concord location will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Job opportunities are available to provide customer care in healthcare,...
  • Hiring 716: make $200,000 a year without a college degree

    06/20/2018 11:06:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WKBW-TV ^ | Ali Touhey
    Larkin Express Logistics is the new business on the block in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood. “We find trucks for people that need to move stuff,” explained company co-founder Don De Laria. The company opened earlier this year and it's already made $300,000 in revenue. Right now, the company has room to grow at the office space on Delaware Avenue. But, the goal is to expand beyond these walls in three years’ time. “We have designs to take this to a $125 million company in five to seven years. But, first De Laria said it needs to build a strong, and motivated...
  • South Korea crushes it in J.D. Power's 2018 Initial Quality Study (Top three rankings)

    06/20/2018 10:45:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNET ^ | June 20, 2018 | Kyle Hyatt
    The myth of Korean cars being cheaply made and problematic to own should, by now, be well and truly busted. But, if you've had your head in the sand for the last few years, here's some fairly definitive proof for you: J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study has Genesis, Kia and Hyundai in its top three spots. This is a big deal, too, because it represents the first time that the three Korean brands have topped the list. Kia is no stranger to the top, having been the top-ranked mass-market brand for the last four years. Genesis has only been an...
  • Economic scramble for North Korea picks up pace

    06/20/2018 10:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | Bryan Harris, Lucy Hornby, Song Jung A and Demetri Sevastopulo
    SEOUL/BEIJING/WASHINGTON • When United States President Donald Trump outlined his vision for the economic development of North Korea, he played on Western ideals of luxurious apartments with sea views. But just days after a landmark summit with the US President, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made clear that he has a different model in mind: China. The 34-year-old Chairman of the State Affairs Commission was set to depart Beijing yesterday after a two-day tour aimed at winning China's financial backing for what Pyongyang says will be a new era of reduced international tensions and domestic economic development. Scepticism...
  • A new capital built from scratch is an unlikely utopia for Korean families

    06/20/2018 11:45:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Quartz | June 20, 2018 | Isabella Steger & Sookyoung Lee
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://qz.com/1275754/a-new-capital-built-from-scratch-is-an-unlikely-utopia-for-korean-families/
  • Remittances: Illegal Immigration’s $30 Billion ‘Hidden Tax’

    06/20/2018 10:29:45 AM PDT · by Thalean · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 20, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Paris. The year is 1788. The air is heavy with the scent of impending revolution. Some praise the king in hushed whispers, others shout “Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!” in the streets. Either way, the time for talk is over. How did it get to this point? The hopeful specter of radical liberalism played its part, as the father of modern conservatism Edmund Burke observes in his masterpiece Reflections on the Revolution in France. But most men aren’t dreamers. Most live parochial lives and think parochial thoughts—there’s no time to dream when you’re working to put bread on the table. For the...
  • Memo Reveals Extent Of Activist Billionaire’ Anti-Exxon Involvement

    06/20/2018 9:58:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-20-2018 | Irina
    A leaked memo obtained by the Daily Caller has suggested billionaire activist Tom Steyer was more deeply involved in the anti-Exxon campaign that was launched by New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman back in 2015. The memo, which the Daily Caller cites in full, includes agenda items such as, “Weaken the political influence of the oil industry by leveraging the Exxon investigation by Inside Climate News and the New York Attorney General” and “Identify message and messengers to contrast climate denial and other oppositional activities of Exxon and other U.S. oil companies with the pro-Paris positioning of European companies and...
  • Can Kim become Deng?

    06/20/2018 9:05:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Korea JoongAng Daily ^ | June 21, 2018 | Professor Kim Byung-yeon
    What kind of future does Kim Jong-un envision for North Korea? The young leader has dramatically remade his image from a ruthless nemesis into a daring visionary ushering a secluded nation into the world. Now, pundits are busy debating the intentions of the young leader and the possibility of an opening of the economy. They suggest the models of China, Vietnam, Singapore and even South Korea under Park Chung Hee, the strongman credited for the country’s staggering industrialization after postwar devastation. Optimists bet liberalization is on course now that North Korea has declared an end to nuclear weapons development. Skeptics...
  • Freddie Mac to help unemployed mortgage borrowers in high-need areas get a job

    06/19/2018 8:38:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 14, 2018 | Andrea Riquier
    Mortgage financier Freddie Mac on Thursday announced a program to help unemployed homeowners find a job, part of the federally required initiative known as “Duty to Serve” that requires Freddie and its counterpart Fannie Mae step up their efforts to serve low- and moderate- income communities. In particular, Duty to Serve directs the two enterprises to improve their activities in manufactured housing, rural housing and preservation of existing affordable housing. The new initiative builds on a 2015 pilot program between Freddie and job-placement firm NextJob. That pilot included 700 participants, of whom half were considered long-term unemployed. Qualified participants averaged...
  • Three companies to hold upcoming job fairs (Alabama and elsewhere)

    06/19/2018 3:39:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | June 19, 2018 | Noel Geiger and Christine Mitchell
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Three Huntsville companies are searching for people with different skill sets this summer. Remington Arms Company, Mesker Doors and Torch Technologies will host their own job fairs in June and July. Below are the following details: JUNE: Who: Remington When: Thursday, June 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: 1816 Remington Trail SW (follow the signs on Wall Triana Highway) Why: Hiring for CNC Mill & Lathe Operators _____________________________________ Who: Torch Technologies When: Thursday, June 28, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: The Freedom Center, 4090 South Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL Why: Seeking individuals with technical degrees...
  • With more ICE detainees coming in, Calhoun County Jail is hiring more deputies (Michigan)

    06/19/2018 10:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Battle Creek Enquirer | June 18, 2018 | Kalea Hall
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/news/2018/06/18/ice-detainees-coming-calhoun-county-jail-hiring-more-deputies-detention-center/685837002/